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Roderick M McKay
Number of games in database: 95
Years covered: 1967 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2267 (2197 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2415

Overall record: +35 -31 =29 (52.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B46 B33 B50 B51 B83
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A46 D02 A41
 Bird's Opening (5) 
    A03 A02
 Reti System (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B45 B21 B33 B23 B80
 Uncommon Opening (6) 
    B00 A00
 Alekhine's Defense (4) 
    B03 B04
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R M McKay vs P Giulian, 1988 1-0
   R M McKay vs Hort, 1982 1-0
   C Klug vs R M McKay, 2012 0-1
   R M McKay vs Karpov, 1969 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (1975)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   4NCL Div 1a 2018/19 (2018)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 4NCL Div 1a 2018/19
   R M McKay vs J A Horton (May-06-19) 1/2-1/2
   R M McKay vs J Quinn (May-05-19) 1-0
   Jonah B Willow vs R M McKay (May-04-19) 1-0
   J Holland vs R M McKay (Mar-17-19) 1-0
   R M McKay vs P K Wells (Mar-16-19) 0-1

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(born Feb-11-1952, 67 years old) United Kingdom

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IM Roderick McIntosh McKay was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was Scottish Champion in 1971 (joint), 1974, 1976 (after play-off), 1979 and 1982. He represented Scotland in 1969 at the World Junior Championship which was won by Anatoly Karpov.

Eight wins in the Scottish Championship in 1971 (joint), 1974, 1976 (after play-off), 1979, 1982, 1985 (joint), 1988 and 2013.

Last updated: 2018-04-10 12:33:57

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 95  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R M McKay vs Keene 0-1361967Glasgow OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
2. A J Whiteley vs R M McKay 0-1491968WchT U26 15th fin-BD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. R M McKay vs W Schmidt  ½-½231968Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 3B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. Keene vs R M McKay 1-0411969WchT U26 qual-CE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
5. R M McKay vs Karpov  ½-½171969Wch U20 prel-BC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
6. Karpov vs R M McKay 1-0371969Wch U20 fin-AB03 Alekhine's Defense
7. E Paoli vs R M McKay  1-0301970Siegen ol (Men) fin-CB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. Tarjan vs R M McKay 1-0401972Norwich JuniorB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
9. Sax vs R M McKay  1-0351972Norwich JuniorB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
10. D Cox vs R M McKay  0-1281972Norwich JuniorB03 Alekhine's Defense
11. J Aijala vs R M McKay 1-0211972W-ch Student Team Final-BA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
12. R M McKay vs B Kernan  1-0311973GlasgowA04 Reti Opening
13. R M McKay vs J Horner  ½-½411973BCF-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Miles vs R M McKay 1-0331973BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
15. R M McKay vs Huebner  0-1611973GlasgowA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
16. R M McKay vs Korchnoi 0-1441974Olympiad Qualifying Group 1A07 King's Indian Attack
17. R M McKay vs Ujtumen 1-0391974Olympiad Qualifying Group 1C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
18. F van Seters vs R M McKay  ½-½341974Olympiad Final-BA43 Old Benoni
19. R M McKay vs J Macles  ½-½321974Olympiad Final-BC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
20. R M McKay vs D Levy  ½-½331975SCO-chA04 Reti Opening
21. M McCarthy vs R M McKay 0-1381975British ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
22. J Horner vs R M McKay  ½-½221975British ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
23. R M McKay vs B Eley  0-1381975British ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
24. I Sinclair vs R M McKay  ½-½271975British ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
25. R M McKay vs M Macdonald-Ross  0-1371975British ChampionshipC00 French Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Eggman: McKay from Scotland was one of the pre-tournament favourites at the 1969 World Junior Championship won by Karpov.
Nov-26-05  WMD: In the first round of the 1971 Scottish Championship, he bamboozled D.A. Watt with 1.a4!
Feb-11-12  BIDMONFA: Roderick M McKay

McKAY, Roderick M.

Jul-18-13  Eastfrisian: Again in 2013 he won the Scottish Championship.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: He has outlasted Karpov.
Jul-19-13  Karpova: According to Alan McGowan (Waterloo, Canada) in C.N. 8141, this was the eighth time McKay became Scottish Champion - 42 years between his first and, so far, last title.

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