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Jeff Horner
Number of games in database: 206
Years covered: 1967 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2355
Highest rating achieved in database: 2395

Overall record: +87 -69 =44 (54.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B50 B40 B20 B30 B31
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C77 C78 C75 C63 C62
 French Defense (14) 
    C00 C02 C17 C03 C05
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B11 B10
 Pirc (5) 
 French (5) 
    C00 C13 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C69 C92 C61 C99 C70
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C92 C99 C96 C98 C97
 English (10) 
    A10 A15 A16
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    D02 A45 A46
 Reti System (8) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Chigorin Defense (7) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Horner vs D Smerdon, 2007 1-0
   D B Pritchard vs J Horner, 1975 0-1
   A D Martin vs J Horner, 1983 0-1
   Short vs J Horner, 1978 1/2-1/2
   D Sully vs J Horner, 1973 0-1
   J Horner vs S Quigley, 1979 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (1973)
   5th Manchester Benedictine Open (1982)
   London (1975)
   British Championship (1983)
   London Invitation (1973)
   British Championship (1978)
   British Championship (1976)
   British Championship (1974)
   British Championship (1975)
   British Championship (1981)
   British Championship (1979)
   British Championship (1985)
   Isle of Man Masters (2007)
   European Union Championship (2008)

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(born Aug-25-1949, 73 years old) United Kingdom

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International Master Jeffrey Horner was born in Bolton, England.

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 206  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Brace vs J Horner  0-1251967BCF-ch U18C30 King's Gambit Declined
2. J Horner vs Michael J O'Hara  1-0271967BCF-ch U18A07 King's Indian Attack
3. J Horner vs J E O'Dell  0-1331967BCF-ch U18A07 King's Indian Attack
4. P Hoogendoorn vs J Horner  1-0331968Hastings IIC28 Vienna Game
5. Keene vs J Horner 1-0441970English Counties FinalA15 English
6. A Phillips vs J Horner  0-1241973Hastings opC53 Giuoco Piano
7. L De Veauce vs J Horner  0-1291973Staffordshire opA10 English
8. A H Williams vs J Horner  1-0321973Staffordshire opC70 Ruy Lopez
9. J Horner vs R Butters  1-0211973Staffordshire opC00 French Defense
10. J Horner vs J J Carleton  1-0301973Staffordshire opC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
11. J Quinn vs J Horner  0-1541973Staffordshire opD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
12. J Horner vs G H Bennett 1-0281973British ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
13. B Eley vs J Horner  ½-½481973British ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
14. J Horner vs Keene  ½-½221973British ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
15. Miles vs J Horner 1-0531973British ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
16. J Horner vs N J Holloway  1-0171973British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. R M McKay vs J Horner  ½-½411973British ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. J Horner vs R G Wade  1-0541973British ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
19. J Horner vs C Pritchett  ½-½411973British ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
20. Hartston vs J Horner  1-0411973British ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
21. D Sully vs J Horner  0-1231973British ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
22. J Horner vs A Whiteley 1-0501973British ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
23. N Povah vs J Horner  0-1361973London InvitationC44 King's Pawn Game
24. J Horner vs Nunn  0-1301973London InvitationB06 Robatsch
25. P H Clarke vs J Horner  1-0691973London InvitationD02 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 206  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Jeffrey Horner
Born 25th August 1949 in Bolton.
Mar-20-05  PQB4: A pity we don't have more games here by this gifted attacking player, arguably the most respected amateur in the North of England. 220 BCF/2300+ for about 30 years, he's beaten a string of grandmasters, but his best stuff probably occurs in weekend congresses, hence we don't have enough recorded. I hope there are many such players in the world whose respect for the game and other players shows more of the quality of a true chess black belt than that of some of the more famous. Off the board he's a schoolteacher, and presumably a pretty inspiring one, to judge by his infectious love of chess and the encouraging words he invariably has for opponents. I've had the pleasure of playing Jeff a few times and... let's just say that The Day of My Revenge will surely come.
Nov-17-05  philbill: Well said, PQB4. The only thing I have to add is that Jeff is a Fide Master.
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  WannaBe: Did he sat in a corner?
Aug-25-06  weary willy: Well said PQB4 - I've seen Jeff in action over many years (and been stuffed by him the only time we played, just after I thought I'd reached a drawn endgame)and can agree with all you said ... a nice guy, and a creative attacking player
Aug-25-06  Chess Classics: Heh. The Iowa basketball team last year had a senior named Jeff Horner. He was a pretty good player =)


Aug-25-06  Rocafella: Suprised <TheSlid> aint posted here. He lives in Bolton, and Bolton is very close to me also!
Aug-25-06  mack: What a good boy am I.
Aug-26-06  weary willy: Hi Roca - I'm a student teacher at Smithills School, Bolton
Aug-26-06  Rocafella: <weary willy> Ah great stuff, in September I'm going to Holy Cross 6th Form College in Bury, don't know if you've heard of it?
Aug-26-06  chessmoron: Any relation to James Horner, film composer (Braveheart, Apollo 13, Aliens, Titanic)?
Feb-16-08  Edwin Meyer: If i'm right, this guy just made it IM at age 58.
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  pawn to QB4: Seems to be correct; don't know if this is some sort of record. But it's not that much of a surprise: he's had the strength for about 40 years, just not the time to enter the right tournaments. Plus, he seems to have an opt out of the ageing process. Congratulations anyway.
Aug-20-09  pugofcrydee:

I just played him in a simul

Aug-25-09  xenophon: A fine player and a very nice person-happy birthday Jeff
Aug-25-09  WhiteRook48: interesting
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  pawn to QB4: Hey Jeff - happy birthday, and now you're Player of The Day howsabout sending in some more of those games some time?
Aug-25-12  BIDMONFA: Jeff Horner


Aug-27-12  Elbajacisback: A belated Happy Birthday! It really doesn't seem 30 years ago that I watched Jeff outplay Vic Knox with his 'Spanish' bishop in the last round of the Rhyl Open. It would be great to see him play again at Blackpool some time.
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  Penguincw: Happy 65th birthday to IM Jeff Horner.
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  PeterGrant: I played Jeff Horner in a local league (Fylde, Lancs)game in the 70's when he played for Poulton-le-Fylde Teacher Training College. I played for the British Aerospace Chess club on board 1 (we were a pretty weak team). The result was a draw. I had somewhat the better position and offered the draw which he took. I would like to know is he still playing?
Aug-25-17  castleguy12: My name is Jeff.

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