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Harriet Hunt
Number of games in database: 156
Years covered: 1993 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2414 (2391 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2463

Overall record: +51 -37 =51 (55.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 17 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B23 B30 B33 B92 B47
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C60 C65 C84 C90 C64
 French Tarrasch (14) 
    C05 C07 C09 C03 C04
 French Defense (14) 
    C05 C07 C09 C04 C03
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C84 C90 C92
 Scandinavian (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B51 B90 B99 B22 B93
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E32 E44 E54 E47
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B90 B99 B92 B93
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B12 B10 B18 B14
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E15 E12 E17
 English (6) 
    A13 A17 A11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Hunt vs J W Rogers, 2008 1-0
   Koneru vs H Hunt, 2004 0-1
   P Cramling vs H Hunt, 2006 0-1
   Hebden vs H Hunt, 1999 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Agency International (1997)
   BCF-ch (1995)
   32nd Rilton Cup (2002)
   European Championship (Women) (2002)
   Calvia Olympiad (Women) (2004)
   BCF-ch (1999)
   European Championship (Women) (2001)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

   🏆 British Championship (Women)
   Swati Singha vs H Hunt (Oct-17-21) 0-1
   H Hunt vs Anusha Subramanian (Oct-17-21) 1-0
   H Hunt vs A Kueh (Oct-16-21) 1-0
   H Hunt vs K Arakhamia-Grant (Oct-16-21) 1-0
   Z Varney vs H Hunt (Oct-15-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-04-1978, 44 years old) United Kingdom

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Sister of Adam Hunt, IM and WGM Hunt won the World Women's U-20 Championship in 1997. She was British women's champion in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2021.

Wikipedia article: Harriet Hunt

Last updated: 2021-10-20 08:00:53

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 217  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Danielian vs H Hunt  1-0361991Wch U14 GirlsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. H Hunt vs D Tebb  1-044199115th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
3. S Jackson vs H Hunt  ½-½25199115th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
4. H Hunt vs M Ginsburg  0-150199115th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB41 Sicilian, Kan
5. H Hunt vs E Danielian  ½-½591992Wch U14 GirlsB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
6. E Danielian vs H Hunt  1-0641993Wch U16 GirlsD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
7. J Parker vs H Hunt  ½-½321993British ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. H Hunt vs N R McDonald  0-1571993British ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
9. H Hunt vs J Cobb  ½-½651993British ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
10. C O'Shaughnessy vs H Hunt  1-0431993British ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
11. H Hunt vs D Flower 1-011199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
12. A Kinsman vs H Hunt  1-033199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
13. H Hunt vs P J Sowray  0-165199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. D Moskovic vs H Hunt  0-140199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
15. H Hunt vs L Sandstrom  ½-½36199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB33 Sicilian
16. A D Harley vs H Hunt  ½-½70199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
17. H Hunt vs G Fabiano  1-079199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
18. G Buckley vs H Hunt  ½-½29199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
19. H Hunt vs J Manion  1-052199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. H Hunt vs A Stefanova  ½-½371994Moscow Olympiad (Women)B01 Scandinavian
21. C Hertan vs H Hunt  1-0511994Hastings op 9495D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. A Zatonskih vs H Hunt  1-0461994Wch U16 GirlsB20 Sicilian
23. J Sittenfeld vs H Hunt  0-146199418th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
24. H Hunt vs G Garcia  0-163199418th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
25. P J Sowray vs H Hunt  0-134199418th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD04 Queen's Pawn Game
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May-17-05  humanehuman: I once caught a Fish, in a rook pawn ending. He had a draw, but bit on a trap, and I reeled him in.
Oct-15-05  Norman Glaides: Is Harriet with anyone at the moment? I think I fell in love with her today at the Bury St. Edmunds Congress.
Oct-15-05  GBKnight: <Norman> Was that before or after she mated you? Sorry could not resist.
Oct-15-05  Anastasia: me n my pal hariet got smashed last nite
Oct-15-05  WMD: <Norman Glaides> Yes, I could really give her one as well.
Oct-15-05  Anastasia: yeah well i aksed my friend and she says u make her want to throw up
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  Ron: Seems that she is also a natural scientist:
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  WTHarvey: Here's a little collection of Harriet's OTB winning combinations:
Dec-25-06  BIDMONFA: Harriet Hunt

HUNT, Harriet

Aug-25-07  Karpova: Picture:
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  Tabanus: <Sneaky: Here's a photo of Harriet standing between Ruth Sheldon and Raymond Keene;

Nov-28-09  mack: I lent Harriet 20p for a cup of tea in, I think, 2007.
Nov-28-09  Dredge Rivers: I prefer her sister, Helen!
Nov-28-09  Dredge Rivers: <Tabanus> According to that picture, she has RED EYES!


Sep-06-10  Albertan: "Having completed her Doctorate Degree, Harriet Hunt is currently employed by Cambridge University as a Research Associate at the McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research. Less active as a chess player, she nevertheless manages to maintain a high rating, preserving her status as England's top woman player and holding a regular place in the world's top 50 women.In 2008, she participated at the Stockholm Ladies Open, held in Täby, a northern municipality. The event was described by Hunt as one of the largest and best funded women's tournaments of all time and she performed well, finishing on 6½/9, a half point behind overall winner Anna Muzychuk, who she defeated in their personal encounter in round 6." (source:"
Nov-18-10  BobCrisp: Posher than <Kate Middleton>.
Jan-23-11  20MovesAhead: Bob Crisp: behave yourself !
Dec-03-11  waustad: While poking around the net I noticed that she used to play for a team called Pride and Prejudice. Well done! I also saw that she was used as an example of how promising young players are lured away from chess by what I'll call reality.
Feb-04-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, WGM Harriett Hunt.
Oct-07-16  diagonal: (current link), personal academic page of Harriet Hunt, University of Cambridge, Division of Archaeology
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  HeMateMe: her bio:



with Ray Keene?


She needs to buy a dress.

Oct-20-21  Albertan: Harriet Hunt wins British Women’s Championship:

Oct-20-21  Albertan: Eventful British Women’s Championship breaks 1948 record:

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  keypusher: <It is 22 years since Hunt’s last title, and her family and work on plant genetics now take most of her time. The previous duration record between winning championships, 20 years, was set at Bishopsgate, London in 1948 when Edith Price defeated Eileen Tranmer and won at age 76. I witnessed that game, and recall Price at the board wearing a large feathered hat as she caught her opponent with a barrage of queen and rook checks.>

Good God, how old <is> Leonard Barden? Does he have any Blackburne anecdotes?

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  keypusher: < Albertan: Harriet Hunt wins British Women’s Championship:>

Kind of a stunning field, incidentally -- of the 11 participants, seven were rated below 2000, with a low of 1109. Surely the UK has more strong female players than that?

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