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Andrew Ledger
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.

With the White pieces:
 French Defense (17) 
    C05 C00 C10 C03 C07
 Sicilian (12) 
    B22 B23 B25 B27 B30
 English (12) 
    A10 A15 A13 A16
 King's Indian (11) 
    E62 E60 E92 E63 E61
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C05 C03 C09 C04 C07
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A05 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (46) 
    B12 B17 B18 B10 B13
 Slav (15) 
    D17 D10 D12 D11 D15
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D80 D86 D78 D97 D84
 French Defense (12) 
    C07 C10 C11 C02 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 A41 A45 A46
 French (7) 
    C10 C11 C00
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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)
   BCF-ch (1998)
   British Championship (2008)
   British Championship (2011)
   British Championship (2001)
   E.U. Championship and Cork Chess Congress (2005)
   Hastings 2016/17 (2016)
   BCF-ch (1999)
   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.

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 271  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Ledger vs Wojtkiewicz  0-1311989Hastings Challengers 1989/90A07 King's Indian Attack
2. M J Freeman vs A Ledger ½-½521989Dorset v. BedfordshireD84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
3. Svidler vs A Ledger 1-0401990OakhamB15 Caro-Kann
4. R Tozer vs A Ledger  ½-½601990OakhamD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
5. Wojtkiewicz vs A Ledger  1-041199014th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD97 Grunfeld, Russian
6. Fedorowicz vs A Ledger  ½-½47199014th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB15 Caro-Kann
7. Arkell vs A Ledger 1-01001990BCF-chA15 English
8. D Anagnostopoulos vs A Ledger  0-1511990NatWest Young MastersB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. P J Morris vs A Ledger  ½-½201990NatWest Young MastersB01 Scandinavian
10. A Ledger vs C G Ward ½-½351990NatWest Young MastersA04 Reti Opening
11. A A Webster vs A Ledger  1-0321990NatWest Young MastersD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
12. A Ledger vs V Ravikumar  0-1341990NatWest Young MastersB30 Sicilian
13. A Ledger vs C McNab  1-0531990NatWest Young MastersB06 Robatsch
14. D Barua vs A Ledger  1-0371990NatWest Young MastersB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. A Ledger vs R Tozer  ½-½741990NatWest Young MastersA04 Reti Opening
16. I Madl vs A Ledger ½-½561990NatWest Young MastersB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. Hebden vs A Ledger  ½-½341991BCF-chB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
18. A Ledger vs N Davies  0-134199115th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA04 Reti Opening
19. A Ledger vs Hebden  ½-½601992BCF-chA10 English
20. A Ledger vs Hebden  1-0461993Hastings op 33A48 King's Indian
21. Arkell vs A Ledger 1-0361993Midland Open ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
22. C G Ward vs A Ledger  1-0271993BCF-chD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
23. A Ledger vs J B Henderson  0-1461993BCF-chA05 Reti Opening
24. A Ledger vs D King  0-138199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
25. A Ledger vs A Whiteley  1-0351994London Cafe BaroqueA05 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 271  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  whiteshark: Is there a <Ledger opening> ?

And what are those <Ledger lines> ? :D

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  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.
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  keypusher: <pawn to QB4> Congratulations! and thanks for a nice chess story.
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  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

LEDGER, Andrew

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  GrahamClayton: Photo and interview:
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.

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  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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