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Jeff Horner
  
Number of games in database: 201
Years covered: 1967 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2355
Highest rating achieved in database: 2395

Overall record: +85 -67 =43 (54.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B50 B40 B20 B30 B31
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C77 C63 C78 C75 C86
 French Defense (14) 
    C00 C02 C03 C09 C16
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B11 B10
 Pirc (5) 
    B08
 French (5) 
    C00 C10 C13
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C69 C92 C61 C99 C70
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C92 C99 C91 C98 C97
 English (10) 
    A10 A16 A15
 Reti System (8) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 A46 A45
 King's Indian (7) 
    E70 E97 E94 E81
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D B Pritchard vs J Horner, 1975 0-1
   J Horner vs D Smerdon, 2007 1-0
   Short vs J Horner, 1978 1/2-1/2
   A D Martin vs J Horner, 1983 0-1
   J Horner vs S Quigley, 1979 1-0
   D Sully vs J Horner, 1973 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   London (1975)
   British Championship (1975)
   Isle of Man Masters (2007)
   European Union Championship (2008)

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JEFF HORNER
(born Aug-25-1949, 71 years old) United Kingdom

[what is this?]
International Master Jeffrey Horner was born in Bolton, England.

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 201  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Horner vs M J O'Hara  1-0271967BCF-ch U18A07 King's Indian Attack
2. J Horner vs J O'Dell  0-1331967BCF-ch U18A07 King's Indian Attack
3. G Brace vs J Horner  0-1251967BCF-ch U18C26 Vienna
4. P Hoogendoorn vs J Horner  1-0331968Hastings IIC28 Vienna Game
5. Keene vs J Horner 1-0441970English Counties FinalA15 English
6. L De Veauce vs J Horner  0-1291973Staffordshire opA10 English
7. J Horner vs J J Carleton  1-0301973Staffordshire opC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
8. J Quinn vs J Horner  0-1541973Staffordshire opD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
9. A H Williams vs J Horner  1-0321973Staffordshire opC70 Ruy Lopez
10. J Horner vs R Butters  1-0211973Staffordshire opC00 French Defense
11. A Phillips vs J Horner  0-1241973Hastings opC53 Giuoco Piano
12. J Horner vs G H Bennett  1-0281973BCF-chB40 Sicilian
13. B Eley vs J Horner  ½-½481973BCF-chC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
14. J Horner vs Keene  ½-½221973BCF-chC03 French, Tarrasch
15. Miles vs J Horner 1-0531973BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
16. J Horner vs N J Holloway  1-0171973BCF-chB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. R M McKay vs J Horner  ½-½411973BCF-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. J Horner vs Wade  1-0541973BCF-chB01 Scandinavian
19. J Horner vs C W Pritchett  ½-½411973BCF-chC78 Ruy Lopez
20. Hartston vs J Horner  1-0411973BCF-chC77 Ruy Lopez
21. D Sully vs J Horner  0-1231973BCF-chA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
22. J Horner vs A J Whiteley 1-0501973BCF-chB50 Sicilian
23. J Horner vs A H Perkins  0-1401974BCF-chC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
24. D M Wise vs J Horner  ½-½201974BCF-chC77 Ruy Lopez
25. J Horner vs M J Lightfoot  1-0581974BCF-chB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 201  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-03-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Aug-25-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 =)

Regards,
CC

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.
Jun-02-08  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: http://www.padgatechessclub.co.uk/0...

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
Aug-25-12  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

HORNER, Jeff
http://www.bidmonfa.com/horner_jeff...
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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.
Aug-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 65th birthday to IM Jeff Horner.
Aug-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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