Shaun M Taulbut
Number of games in database: 80
Years covered: 1977 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2371
Highest rating achieved in database: 2405
Overall record: +25 -19 =34 (53.8%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
L Christiansen vs S Taulbut, 1978 1/2-1/2
Jansa vs S Taulbut, 1981 0-1
D J Findlay vs S Taulbut, 1978 0-1
S Taulbut vs Smyslov, 1982 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Hastings 1981/82 (1981)
Lone Pine (1978)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Hastings (1981/82) by Chessical
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|SHAUN M TAULBUT
(born Jan-11-1958, 62 years old) United Kingdom
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|Shaun Mark Taulbut was born in Portsmouth, England. Taulbut won the European Junior Championship in 1977-78 at Groningen, thus earning the IM title.
He has authored books on how to play the French Defence, the Ruy Lopez and the Nimzoindian.|
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 80
|1. K Mokry vs S Taulbut
|| ||1-0||54||1977||EU-ch 7778 U20||B06 Robatsch|
|2. S Taulbut vs G Flear
|| ||1-0||57||1977||BCF-ch||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|3. Plaskett vs S Taulbut
|| ||0-1||50||1977||BCF-ch||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|4. Van der Wiel vs S Taulbut
||0-1||21||1977||EU-ch U20||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|5. L Christiansen vs S Taulbut
||½-½||28||1978||Hastings 1978/79||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|6. Speelman vs S Taulbut
||½-½||32||1978||Hastings 1978/79||A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)|
|7. Yusupov vs S Taulbut
||1-0||37||1978||IBM-B||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|8. Browne vs S Taulbut
||1-0||31||1978||Lone Pine||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|9. S Taulbut vs J Donaldson
|| ||½-½||24||1978||Lone Pine||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|10. R Ervin vs S Taulbut
|| ||0-1||34||1978||Lone Pine||B06 Robatsch|
|11. S Taulbut vs Benko
|| ||0-1||42||1978||Lone Pine||B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation|
|12. A T Arnason vs S Taulbut
|| ||0-1||52||1978||Lone Pine||E92 King's Indian|
|13. S Taulbut vs R C Balinas
|| ||1-0||46||1978||Lone Pine||B07 Pirc|
|14. Bisguier vs S Taulbut
|| ||½-½||43||1978||Lone Pine||B06 Robatsch|
|15. S Taulbut vs Janosevic
|| ||0-1||34||1978||Lone Pine||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|16. Tarjan vs S Taulbut
||0-1||37||1978||Lone Pine||E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack|
|17. L Christiansen vs S Taulbut
||1-0||27||1978||Amsterdam IBM-B||E73 King's Indian|
|18. S Taulbut vs W A Linton
|| ||½-½||48||1978||BCF-ch||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|19. P Garbett vs S Taulbut
|| ||0-1||59||1978||BCF-ch||E77 King's Indian|
|20. S Taulbut vs G W Lawton
|| ||½-½||14||1978||BCF-ch||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|21. S Webb vs S Taulbut
|| ||½-½||15||1978||BCF-ch||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|22. S Taulbut vs P Clarke
||½-½||26||1978||BCF-ch||C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|23. D J Findlay vs S Taulbut
||0-1||33||1978||BCF-ch||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|24. S Taulbut vs W Watson
|| ||1-0||30||1978||BCF-ch||B27 Sicilian|
|25. Plaskett vs S Taulbut
||1-0||43||1978||BCF-ch||B08 Pirc, Classical|
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 80
|Mar-31-06|| ||GBKnight: Anyone in England know what Shaun is up to now? Last I heard he gave up chess to become an accountant, and that was in the early 1980s.|
|Mar-31-06|| ||ray keene: shaun still plays chess in the london gentlemens clubs league representing the athenaeum-he is also a part owner of the british chess magazine|
|Apr-02-06|| ||GBKnight: Many thanks for that Ray. Amongst other things, this site is useful for finding out what became of people, some of them friends. Shaun could probably have become even stronger but like many I believe chose financial security.|
|Dec-19-09|| ||eternaloptimist: it's kind of odd that he wrote books on the French Defense, the Ruy Lopez and the Nimzo Indian, but none of these openings r listed in his most played openings section...things that make u go hmm :-/|
|Jul-03-13|| ||Sem: Taulbut also wrote a small book on positional play in chess.|
|Jun-17-14|| ||alekhinescat: How to play the French Defence is an exceptionally well written primer for the French.|
|Dec-21-18|| ||Dionysius1: I've really enjoyed reading French Defence: Tarrasch Variation by Raymond Keene and Shaun Taulbut. It's written with lots of narrative and exposition as well as analysis and reminds me very much how I felt about chess then (early 1980s). |
Maybe there is still a way through to the poetry of chess via the remorseless analysis of the engines. But if not, and just in case, I'll keep reading books like this.
Sorry, Ray and Shaun if that undervalues the analysis that you had to do, but it's the literyness of the book that still grabs me
Among the absolutes that Plato drew attention to, there's probably one with a better name than "literyness", but you know what I mean, eh?
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