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Andrew Philip Law
Number of games in database: 65
Years covered: 1974 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2302
Highest rating achieved in database: 2380

Overall record: +16 -12 =37 (53.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (4) 
    A15 A17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B50 B42 B63 B82 B28
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C88 C80 C89 C85 C87
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C87 C88 C85 C89
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J J Hastings vs A P Law, 1994 0-1
   A P Law vs Miles, 1981 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   BCF-ch (1981)
   1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1977)
   4th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1980)

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(born Jul-09-1950, died Feb-26-2013, 62 years old) United Kingdom

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He was a FIDE Master and bridge player of note.

Last updated: 2017-12-06 07:24:38

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 65  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A P Law vs Speelman  ½-½221974BCF-chE61 King's Indian
2. J Horner vs A P Law 0-1301974BCF-chB50 Sicilian
3. A P Law vs Nunn ½-½281974BCF-chD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. R Emerson vs A P Law  1-0231975County ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
5. A P Law vs R Emerson  1-0301975Thames Valley LeagueA15 English
6. R Emerson vs A P Law  ½-½161977London LeagueB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
7. A P Law vs K J O'Connell  1-02419771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
8. A P Law vs G James  1-02619771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
9. C Pritchett vs A P Law  ½-½4019771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC87 Ruy Lopez
10. Quinteros vs A P Law  1-05919771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA04 Reti Opening
11. A P Law vs K J Wicker  ½-½1519771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC16 French, Winawer
12. A P Law vs C W Baker  ½-½1519771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
13. A P Law vs Mark A Pagden  ½-½2319771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA15 English
14. A P Law vs E Torre 0-1221977Lord John CupB30 Sicilian
15. L Blackstock vs A P Law  ½-½101977Lord John CupB83 Sicilian
16. G Lambert vs A P Law  ½-½451977Lord John CupA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
17. A P Law vs M Stean  0-1291977Lord John CupA15 English
18. Kotov vs A P Law  ½-½591977Lord John CupD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
19. A P Law vs Nunn  ½-½311977Lord John CupA61 Benoni
20. Quinteros vs A P Law  ½-½181977Lord John CupB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. A P Law vs Hort 0-1471977Lord John CupA30 English, Symmetrical
22. A P Law vs A J Mestel  0-1411977Lord John CupA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
23. J M Hodgson vs A P Law  0-15019771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. R Emerson vs A P Law  ½-½181977London LeagueB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
25. S Bouaziz vs A P Law  ½-½4119782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 65  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-17-04  caballos2: I played against an "A. Law" today in the Open of Ghent 2004. I suppose he's the Andrew Law mentioned here. He has 2315 elo now and is FM (needless to say i lost after a niece game of slowly strangling chess).
Jul-17-04  ughaibu: If it's the Andrew Law I suspect he'd be about 50 years old, tallish, thin, dark hair (but I haven't seen him for about 20 years, so you might need to imaginatively interpret this description).
Aug-02-04  caballos2: You can delete the -ish in tallish, ughaibu. ;-)
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  cu8sfan: I'd rather play Talish than be tallish! (-:
Feb-27-06  McCool: They should have A. Law against Kasparov.
Mar-08-13  Nosnibor: Andrew sadly passed away on Tuesday 26th February aged 62.He had been convalescing in hospital but returned home when his death occured.
Mar-08-13  Calli: Suffered from Marfan syndrome - "a genetic disorder of the connective tissue. People with Marfan tend to be unusually tall" - Wikipedia. Also a bridge player of note. Tribute from his club:
Mar-08-13  Calli: Also on youtube
Mar-08-13  The Last Straw: RIP, FM A. Law.
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  wordfunph: contemporary of Michael Stean and winner of 1978 Strasbourg Open.

rest in peace, FM Andrew Law..

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  Domdaniel: Andrew Martin gave one of his own games vs Andrew Law on a DVD about the Blumenfeld. He said that Law was very difficult to play against, and had a GM's understanding though he may have lacked the temperament to actually qualify for the title.

That game doesn't seem to be in the database yet.

Dec-05-17  zanzibar: His obit is a bit hard to find on the net (due to stale links(*)). I found a link, copied verbatim here (out of respect to the player):

<It is with great sadness that we report the sudden death, at the early age of 62, of FM Andrew Law, a long-time member of Wood Green CC. He died at home in his sleep on Tues 26 February. Andrew had returned home for convalescence after spending most of January in hospital. We remember both a wonderful friend and a great club chess-player. Andrew won the Strasbourg Open in 1978, and also had an excellent win against Tony Miles. However, he was an even better bridge player, and often played for the Wiltshire County Bridge Team. Our sympathies go to his brother Peter, his family, and many friends. The funeral will take place at Mortlake Crematorium in London on Thursday 14 March at 10:40

– Dervish Kiamil, Secretary, Wood Green Chess Club >

(*) E.g. I believe the link to the bridge club site given in his bio above is stale.

Dec-05-17  zanzibar: <Dom> is this the game to which you referred?


[Event ""]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1981.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Law Andrew P"]
[Black "Martin, Andrew D"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E10"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 b5 5.Bg5 Qa5+ 6.Qd2 Qxd2+ 7.Nbxd2 bxc4 8.e4 Bb7 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Bxc4 Na6 11.O-O Nc7 12.Rad1 Rb8 13.Rfe1 d6 14.Bb3 Ba6 15.Nc4 Bxc4 16.Bxc4 Rxb2 17.Rb1 Rb6 18.Rxb6 axb6 19.Rb1 f5 20.Nd2 fxe4 21.Nxe4 Ke7 22.Rxb6 exd5 23.Rb7 Kd8 24.Rb8+ Kd7 25.Nf6+ Ke6 26.Nxd5 Nxd5 27.Rb1 Ke5 0-1


I found it on <ICOfY>, which unfortunately strips out the Event/Site info. If you would be so kind as to fill the headers out, I'd be obliged.

PS- Beware of the missing comma when searching <ICOfY> for this player.


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