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Trevor Hay
Number of games in database: 20
Years covered: 1963 to 1990
Last FIDE rating: 2287
Highest rating achieved in database: 2310
Overall record: +10 -5 =5 (62.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-17-1945, died Aug-12-2016, 70 years old) Australia

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Trevor Hay was born in Wagga Wagga. He was the Australian Junior Champion in 1961 and the joint Australian Champion in 1971-72.

Last updated: 2018-07-10 12:31:20

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Hay vs P Viner 1-0211963Sydney CepacolC34 King's Gambit Accepted
2. T Hay vs C Cuartas Bedoya  ½-½511964Tel Aviv ol (Men) qual-EB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Juan Gonzales vs T Hay  ½-½411964Tel Aviv ol (Men) qual-ED31 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Kavalek vs T Hay 1-0331964Tel Aviv ol (Men) qual-EC44 King's Pawn Game
5. T Hay vs L Roux Cabral 1-0471964Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-DC34 King's Gambit Accepted
6. T Hay vs J Carvajal  1-0391964Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-DC18 French, Winawer
7. T Hay vs A Lantsias  1-0281964Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-DB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. T Hay vs L Binet Tapaszto 0-1371972Lone PineB01 Scandinavian
9. K Commons vs T Hay  1-0481972Lone PineE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
10. W Goichberg vs T Hay  0-1601972Lone PineC71 Ruy Lopez
11. T Hay vs Denker  1-0411972Lone PineB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. L Christiansen vs T Hay  0-1411972Lone PineA05 Reti Opening
13. T Hay vs Bisguier  ½-½331972Lone PineC30 King's Gambit Declined
14. P Cleghorn vs T Hay  1-0391972Lone PineB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. T Hay vs F A Martinez Buitrago  1-0351972Chess Olympiad Final-CD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. H MacGrillen vs T Hay  ½-½581972Chess Olympiad Final-CE73 King's Indian
17. E Gonzales vs T Hay  0-1301972Chess Olympiad Final-CB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. T Hay vs Judit Polgar 1-0311987Australian Open 1986/87B83 Sicilian
19. T Hay vs I Rogers  ½-½611988AustralienC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
20. Miles vs T Hay 1-0231990AdelaideA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
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  GrahamClayton: Hay was also the Australian Junior Champion in 1961.
Sep-02-11  twinlark: <GrahamClayton>

Cool, I've updated it.

Please let me know at my forum or at the The Biographer Bistro if you have more info on any other Aussie player, past or present, so I can update their player pages (I almost missed this one, and only just caught it before it slipped off the bottom of the recent kibitzes column on the home page).

Stuff on "old" players like Max Fuller, Fred Flatow, Robert Jamieson, and many others are especially hard to find.

Sep-02-11  ozmikey: <twinlark> I can probably provide you with bits and pieces on Aussie players as well if you like...I've still got a decent archive of old magazines and the like. It's a pity John van Manen is no longer with us, he was a walking encyclopedia of Australian chess history.

Trevor Hay was/is a very gifted player, albeit a thoroughly unpleasant person (a complete contrast to contemporaries such as Doug Hamilton, Terrey Shaw and Fred Flatow).

Sep-02-11  twinlark: <ozmikey> That would be great. Yes, I've heard that about Trevor, but maybe he's mellowed with age. I recall some stories about Browne when he was in Australia, including one where he got really pissed off with Hay. Two live wires shorting each other out, maybe?
Sep-09-11  Llawdogg: He wrote a book called "King's Gambit" and I see that he played the opening as well.

Sorry to hear that he was unpleasant.

Nov-26-11  pfylim: @Graham and ozmikey

Could you highlight as little more of what you know about trevor as I met Trevor recently in Perth, where he resides now.

He mentioned he might take up playing again.

He seems quite mellow now and we met a few times for coffee. He was very pleasant!! :)

though we never got around to having a game!!

my email paul@lazyc,at or

hope to hear from you!!



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  GrahamClayton: <Llawdogg>He wrote a book called "King's Gambit" and I see that he played the opening as well

One of Hay's unusual variations in the KGD was the following:

1. e4 e5 2. f4 ♘f6 3. fxe5 ♘xe4 4. ♘f3 ♘g5 5. ♗b5?! a6 6. O-O axb5 7. d4 ♘e6 8. d5 ♗c5+ 9. ♔h1 O-O 10. ♘c3

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Dec-13-16  BogusAurelius: I remember Trevor quite well, in Berkeley Ca. We played a lot of blitz, and he was writing his book on the King's Gambit at the time. I never thought of him as unpleasant at all. In fact i thought he was quite enjoyable to play and a general good fellow.
May-02-17  dcd10100: Hi - does anyone have Trevor's contact details or a means of making contact?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Jul-10-18  Gallicrow: Try here:
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  Stonehenge: Trevor Neil Hay

17 October 1944-12 August 2016

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  Stonehenge: (I think 1944 is a typo).
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  louispaulsen88888888: Chess Digest books were often not very good, but Trevor Hay’s Chess Digest book on the King’s Gambit is a rare exception. Very good. Even today, you can learn from it.

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