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Stephen Gordon
S Gordon 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 391
Years covered: 1999 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2505 (2474 rapid, 2481 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2556

Overall record: +164 -70 =141 (62.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 16 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (27) 
    A13 A11 A14 A15 A10
 King's Indian (20) 
    E92 E94 E90 E97 E81
 Slav (14) 
    D12 D15 D11 D17 D10
 Grunfeld (11) 
    D85 D97 D86 D80
 Queen's Gambit Declined (11) 
    D30 D37 D35 D39 D06
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (76) 
    B90 B22 B51 B23 B94
 Nimzo Indian (29) 
    E34 E46 E32 E20 E48
 Sicilian Najdorf (25) 
    B90 B94 B91 B92 B95
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    D02 A45 D04 A46 E10
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E15 E12
 King's Indian Attack (10) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Gordon vs D Rogozenco, 2009 1-0
   Hracek vs S Gordon, 2010 0-1
   S Gordon vs J Emms, 2004 1-0
   D Eggleston vs S Gordon, 2009 0-1
   McShane vs S Gordon, 2006 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (2012)
   British Championship (2007)
   British Championship (2013)
   British Championship (2019)
   British Championship (2005)
   British Championship (2011)
   European Union Individual Championship (2006)
   British Championship (2010)
   British Championship (2006)
   London Chess Classic Open (2019)
   British Championship (2009)
   Hastings 2005/06 (2006)
   Hastings 2008/09 (2009)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)

   🏆 Gibraltar Masters
   A Donchenko vs S Gordon (Jan-30-20) 1-0
   S Gordon vs S Gupta (Jan-29-20) 1-0
   E Can vs S Gordon (Jan-28-20) 1-0
   S Gordon vs B D Deac (Jan-27-20) 1/2-1/2
   Andres Merario Alarcon vs S Gordon (Jan-26-20) 0-1

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(born Sep-04-1986, 33 years old) United Kingdom

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Stephen J. Gordon is a GM from Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. In 2012, he was coach/captain of the English Women's Olympiad team.

Wikipedia article: Stephen J. Gordon

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 391  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Gordon vs A Hoffmann 0-1191999CN..0.00165C50 Giuoco Piano
2. S Gordon vs B Valentine  1-03520024NCL/Div3/3CS2 vs. MKEA20 English
3. P W Hempson vs S Gordon  0-1622004British ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
4. S Gordon vs J Emms 1-0402004British ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. A Ledger vs S Gordon  1-0562004British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
6. S Gordon vs J Sisask  1-0332004British ChampionshipA28 English
7. D Gormally vs S Gordon  1-0402004British ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. S Gordon vs M Quinn  ½-½422004British ChampionshipD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
9. R Martyn vs S Gordon  0-1532004British ChampionshipA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
10. S Gordon vs S Haslinger  0-1342004British ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. A Summerscale vs S Gordon 1-0552004British ChampionshipA13 English
12. S Gordon vs T Rendle  ½-½502004British ChampionshipA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
13. G Taylor vs S Gordon  0-1342005British ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. S Gordon vs A Stone  1-0382005British ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
15. D Mason vs S Gordon  ½-½1042005British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. S Gordon vs P Littlewood  ½-½802005British ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. S Conquest vs S Gordon  1-0382005British ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
18. S Gordon vs A Therrien  1-0342005British ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
19. S Williams vs S Gordon  0-1472005British ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
20. S Gordon vs R Pert 1-0312005British ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
21. J Rowson vs S Gordon  1-0392005British ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. S Gordon vs C G Ward  1-0512005British ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
23. S Gordon vs S Haslinger  0-1472005British ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. M Devereaux vs S Gordon  ½-½172005First Saturday SeptemberE12 Queen's Indian
25. S Gordon vs G Johnsen  ½-½442005Hastings 2005/06A80 Dutch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-12-06  BIDMONFA: Stephen Gordon

GORDON, Stephen J.

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  Peligroso Patzer: Gordon had a nice win today in the British Championships on the Black side of a Najdorf Sicilian against pre-round tournament leader GM Jacob Aagaard to pull even with him for a share of first. They will likely be joined for a share of the lead by IM Stewart Haslinger, who seems headed for a draw against Kosten.
Aug-09-07  GBKnight: In fact Kosten squeezed a win against Haslinger, so its Gordon and Aagaard leading going into the last round, although they have already played. A good chance for either of them to win it outright, but I expect to see some last round draws...
Aug-10-07  Ezzy: I'm rooting for Gordon to win it. He lives only 10 miles from me. A lancashire lad (from Oldham).

Haslinger is also a Lancashire lad (from Formby)

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  Peligroso Patzer: <GBKnight: In fact Kosten squeezed a win against Haslinger *** >

Yes, my posting from yesterday proved once again the wisdom of Sam Goldwyn's admonition: "Be very careful when making predictions, especially about the future." Once Haslinger played 51. ... axb4 (allowing Kosten to reply 52. cxb4 obtaining connected passed pawns on the a- and b-files) White was winning. (I wonder if Haslinger could have held with 51. ... Kd6.)

Aug-10-07  GBKnight: Watching the final round live on the ECF website :

Gordon looks like he has a good chance to win this position against Kosten. Aargaard looks to be winning now against Flear, so Gordon needs to win to share first place.

Aug-10-07  GBKnight: Aagaard won against Flear, but Stephen could not quite win after Kosten got tremendous counterplay and had to take a draw, but still a very creditable 2nd place with Rowson.
Jun-22-09  myschkin: . . .


Dec-10-10  BobCrisp: Currently commentating on the <London Chess Classic>. He's now a GM.
Aug-03-12  Cibator: Not the most informative biog on the site. Even Brian Eley (1972 champion) gets an inch more in his single line.
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  Paint My Dragon: A rare outing for Stephen at the <Llucmajor Open> (Mallorca) this week, where his classy round 7 win against <Evgeny Romanov> was followed by a draw with <Imre Hera>. Keeps him in contention for the prizes going into tomorrow's final round. He was joined today on the top boards by girlfriend <Sophie Milliet>.

<En Passant>
It seems likely that the first 2 games given in his games collection belong to Stephen P Gordon, the chess book author.

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