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Ian Snape
Number of games in database: 207
Years covered: 1969 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2150 (2140 rapid, 2178 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2271
Overall record: +65 -72 =70 (48.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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   🏆 Hastings 2019/20
   D Gormally vs I Snape (Dec-30-19) 1-0
   M Panchanathan vs I Snape (Dec-28-19) 1-0
   I Snape vs P Stanisz (May-07-18) 1-0
   I Snape vs Stuart A White (May-06-18) 1-0
   T Kett vs I Snape (May-05-18) 1-0

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(born Nov-13-1952, 68 years old) United Kingdom

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He is a Senior IMC.

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 207  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Snape vs R Kneebone  1-0231969BCF-ch U18E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
2. I Snape vs James Day 1-0371991ENG-ch cand corrC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
3. I Snape vs J Manley  0-1341994British CC Ch 9495C34 King's Gambit Accepted
4. I Snape vs D Crowe  1-0441994ENG corrC18 French, Winawer
5. D Gronkowski vs I Snape  ½-½802000ICCF - corrB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
6. J DeMauro vs I Snape  ½-½512000ICCF - corrB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
7. I Snape vs J Gilbert  ½-½322000London MSO Banwell memA16 English
8. I Snape vs S Williams  0-1492001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRA10 English
9. R Willmoth vs I Snape  0-1482001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB72 Sicilian, Dragon
10. I Snape vs B Lalic  0-1402001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
11. D Tan vs I Snape  1-0512001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB23 Sicilian, Closed
12. I Snape vs J Lappage  0-1852001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRA26 English
13. N Frost vs I Snape  0-1672001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB25 Sicilian, Closed
14. I Snape vs M Steadman  1-0212001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRA13 English
15. N Berry vs I Snape  1-0352001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRE97 King's Indian
16. I Snape vs M Lyell  ½-½542001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRA13 English
17. G Jones vs I Snape  1-0272001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB40 Sicilian
18. I Snape vs M Waddington  ½-½512001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRA10 English
19. R McMaster vs I Snape  ½-½272002British Chess ChampionshipE81 King's Indian, Samisch
20. Hebden vs I Snape  ½-½422002British Chess ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
21. S Williams vs I Snape 1-0702003Hastings Challengers 0304E92 King's Indian
22. I Snape vs S Williams  0-1302004BCF-chT 0304 (4NCL)C01 French, Exchange
23. A Ledger vs I Snape  1-0342004British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. I Snape vs T Clarke 1-0342004British ChampionshipA10 English
25. S Knott vs I Snape 1-0592004British ChampionshipE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 207  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-28-04  ruylopez900: <> I do believe the full name is Ian Snape, the author of Chess Endings made simple. He was a fairly good junior player, retired to banking, then came back as a correspondence player as well as weekend swiss player. He might be a titled correspondence player but I'm not sure.
Premium Chessgames Member OK, thanks.
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  Gypsy: The cover of his end-game book claims that he is an ICCF IM and has a GM norm under his belt. The book is good.
Jul-01-04  weary willy: I L Snape ... flourished as a junior in the late 60s and 70s ... must be aged about 53-55.
Jul-01-04  qqq: Professor snape from
Jul-01-04  nikolaas: He is inded a IM in correspondance chess. you can buy his book here But I didn't found any biography.
Jul-13-04  ruylopez900: <Gypsy> Yes, it is quite good. Mostly basic stuff for tournament play, doesn't go deeply into Rook endings, but it shows ♕ v. ♕, ♕+♙ v. ♙, ♘+♗ v. -, ♗ v. ♗ (opp col.), ♖+♙ v. ♖ etc. etc.
Jul-13-04  dac1990: No, <qqq>, not professor snape. *restraing laughter*
Nov-20-06  ChesterTheJester: He goes to my club, is v strong player. Nice guy also.
May-02-07  orangelights: Comeon Muggles! This is Professor Snape as evidenced by his masterful treatment of the Dragon variation in Robert Willmoth vs Ian Snape.
Jul-20-07  Whitehat1963: Brother of Severus. But the real question is, is he good or evil?
Jan-06-08  DarthStapler: If only he played a game against someone named Dumbledore and won, then if it was GOTD the pun could be "Hey! Snape kills Dumbledore!"
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  tpstar: Hmmm - what is that mysterious ticking noise?!

Feb-08-09  DarthStapler: Would you believe that I actually know Neil Cicierega?
Mar-18-10  ChessKnightsOfLondon: I've beaten Master Snape on the three occasions we've met :-)
Jan-21-17  7he5haman: I had the pleasure to play Mr Snape earlier this week - what a warm and kind gentleman.

Needless to say I was extremely lucky to draw!

Jul-15-17  Whitehat1963: Mr. Potter, our new ... celebrity.

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