Number of games in database: 271
Years covered: 1989 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2334 (2375 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2443
Overall record: +79 -84 =107 (49.1%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
D J Ledger vs A Ledger, 1999 1/2-1/2
T Rendle vs A Ledger, 2008 1/2-1/2
Chandler vs A Ledger, 1997 0-1
A Ledger vs G Gaehwiler, 2012 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
NatWest Young Masters (1990)
British Championship (2004)
British Championship (2008)
British Championship (2011)
British Championship (2001)
E.U. Championship and Cork Chess Congress (2005)
Hastings 2016/17 (2016)
European Club Cup (2008)
Isle of Man Masters (2017)
European Championship (2012)
🏆 4NCL Div 1a 2018/19
A Ledger vs R Griffiths (May-06-19) 1/2-1/2
P K Wells vs A Ledger (May-05-19) 1/2-1/2
A Ledger vs Bacrot (May-04-19) 1/2-1/2
A Ledger vs L Cooper (Mar-17-19) 1/2-1/2
M Wadsworth vs A Ledger (Mar-16-19) 1-0
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(born May-23-1969, 52 years old) United Kingdom
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|IM Andrew J. Ledger from England.|
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|Apr-16-08|| ||whiteshark: Is there a <Ledger opening> ?|
And what are those <Ledger lines> ?
|Apr-19-08|| ||pawn to QB4: The Woodhouse Cup: fought over between Yorkshire teams since 1884 - don't suppose there are many local competitions as old as that. Still playing for the original trophy, made (so I've heard) by the silversmith responsible for the first FA Cup, and some us still play for it like life depended on it. After more years than I care to remember when we missed out by a single match point - twice needing to beat York and drawing 4-4, like the scars of that are going to heal easily! we of Sheffield have finally done it. This is our board one, and he not only led us with skill and sportsmanship and wit and charm - he even bought me a pint after today's win at Hull. Cheers Andrew - the good will lasts until your next trip to Chesterfield.|
|Apr-19-08|| ||keypusher: <pawn to QB4> Congratulations! and thanks for a nice chess story.|
|Jun-16-08|| ||Once: And I had the pleasure of playing on the same team as Andrew before he moved "oop north" - the Department of the Environment team in the London civil service in the 1990's.|
He hardly lost a game for us on board one (I can only remember one loss) and he gave the rest of the team a helping hand by bumping us all down a board. Good to see that he is still going strong in the provinces!
|Aug-13-09|| ||BIDMONFA: Andrew Ledger|
|Jan-10-12|| ||GrahamClayton: Photo and interview: http://www.thestar.co.uk/lifestyle/...|
|May-01-15|| ||Sally Simpson: A. Ledger - A. Cherniaev, Hasting 2000.
Doing a puzzle book on the bus going to work. '365 Checkmates' by Gallagher.
Hit this one (No.77). Solved it and spent the rest of the journey just giggling about it.
I love a good swindle.
Black is winning and to wrap things up he played...
click for larger view
White to play. (hint...Think Mondays)
I have submitted the full game. Someone be ready with an apt pun.
|May-02-15|| ||Retireborn: I loathe swindles myself, Geoff! Probably because I've been on the receiving end so often :)|
In this case pawn f6 is a big red warning flag and the theme Rh8+, Qf8 isn't difficult to spot.
|May-02-15|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi Retireborn,
Like a carton in a newspaper this one just caught me. The King going from h8 to g8 to f8 and then mated.
I'm sure if you scan your scorebook you will have won a few games you should have lost.
All we have to remember is that when we win one we have to give one back. It's the law of Chess Physics.
Of course each swindle has it's instructive value and should not be dismissed simply as a cheapo.
It's when you play that winning move. The one you think will force resignation - that's you in blunderland and are at your most vulnerable.
R Austin vs G Chandler, 1980
I never even smelt it coming....
Back to this game:
Move 35 hints at time trouble if it was 40 in two hours. (I've no idea what the time control was.) But there again we must remember our Alekhine. 'Being in Time Trouble is not an excuse."
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