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Andrew Jonathan Whiteley
A J Whiteley 
Whiteley (with trophy) from the 2008 English Senior Championship. Photo courtesy of English Chess Federation.
Number of games in database: 394
Years covered: 1963 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2235
Highest rating achieved in database: 2385

Overall record: +123 -110 =158 (51.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (41) 
    E32 E39 E33 E38 E36
 King's Indian (37) 
    E69 E60 E62 E63 E67
 Modern Benoni (23) 
    A56 A58 A61 A57 A60
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A40 D02 A46 E00
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D76 D74 D78 D75 D71
 English, 1 c4 c5 (11) 
    A31 A32
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (53) 
    C18 C05 C15 C02 C01
 Sicilian (33) 
    B71 B77 B74 B72 B78
 French Winawer (33) 
    C18 C15 C17 C19
 King's Indian (23) 
    E83 E97 E73 E94 E60
 Semi-Slav (23) 
    D45 D48 D43 D44 D47
 Sicilian Dragon (23) 
    B71 B77 B78 B72 B74
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Vadasz vs A J Whiteley, 1965 1/2-1/2
   Kupreichik vs A J Whiteley, 1965 0-1
   F Parr vs A J Whiteley, 1975 1/2-1/2
   Y Hadjittofis vs A J Whiteley, 1972 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (1975)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)

   🏆 29th Cappelle-la-Grande
   A J Whiteley vs M Jimenez (Mar-02-13) 1-0
   G Grall vs A J Whiteley (Mar-01-13) 0-1
   A J Whiteley vs C Maruejols (Feb-28-13) 0-1
   T Baron vs A J Whiteley (Feb-27-13) 1-0
   A J Whiteley vs J Song (Feb-25-13) 0-1

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(born Jun-09-1947, died Jul-08-2014, 67 years old) United Kingdom

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Andrew Jonathan Whiteley was born in Birmingham, England. He won the British Junior Championship in 1965 and the European Junior Championship in 1965-66. In 1968 and 1969, he played top board for Oxford University in the annual match versus Cambridge University. He won second prize in the British Championship of 1971, and he was a member of the British Chess Federation team at the Olympiads of Siegen 1970, Skopje 1972, and Nice 1974. He was the English Senior Champion of 2008. He was an International Master (1988) and an International Arbiter (1990).

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 394  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Davie vs A J Whiteley  0-1471963BCF-ch U18B74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
2. Keene vs A J Whiteley 1-0311964Southern Schools JamboreeE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
3. Keene vs A J Whiteley 1-0341965Sunday Times Schools' matchA07 King's Indian Attack
4. Keene vs A J Whiteley ½-½291965Hastings Challengers ReserveD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. A J Whiteley vs Keene 0-1291965Ilford Premiere Reserves AA61 Benoni
6. Keene vs A J Whiteley 1-0261965Guildhall TournamentA00 Uncommon Opening
7. A J Whiteley vs L Liljedahl  1-0701965EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 4thE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. A J Whiteley vs M Ostojic  1-0441965EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 4thA56 Benoni Defense
9. Vadasz vs A J Whiteley ½-½811965EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 4thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. A J Whiteley vs B V Pedersen  ½-½381965EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 4thD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Kupreichik vs A J Whiteley 0-1331965EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 4thA07 King's Indian Attack
12. L J Kerkhoff vs A J Whiteley  ½-½901966NED-ENGB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
13. A J Whiteley vs M Steinberg  0-1241966EU-ch U20 fin-AD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. A J Whiteley vs Timman  ½-½371966Groningen Ech-jr finD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. A J Whiteley vs A Westermeier  1-0411966EU-ch U20 qual-AB07 Pirc
16. J Rooze vs A J Whiteley  0-1381966EU-ch U20 fin-AC05 French, Tarrasch
17. A J Whiteley vs J Gralka  1-0471966EU-ch U20 qual-AA56 Benoni Defense
18. A Westermeier vs A J Whiteley  0-1501966EU-ch U20 fin-AC17 French, Winawer, Advance
19. A J Whiteley vs C Kiers  1-0291966EU-ch U20 qual-AE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
20. P Roth vs A J Whiteley  ½-½341966EU-ch U20 fin-AC18 French, Winawer
21. A J Whiteley vs Vadasz  ½-½411966EU-ch U20 fin-AA55 Old Indian, Main line
22. A Westermeier vs A J Whiteley  0-1401966EU-ch U20 qual-AB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
23. Svend Pedersen vs A J Whiteley  ½-½411966EU-ch U20 fin-AA07 King's Indian Attack
24. J Gralka vs A J Whiteley  ½-½331966EU-ch U20 qual-AD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
25. C Kiers vs A J Whiteley  ½-½651966EU-ch U20 qual-AE89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 394  PGN Download
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  Benzol: I've already posted the following game in the Kibitzers Cafe but as with most postings there it quickly fell into the background so I'm reposting it here and hope someone can answer the question at the end.

[Event "London vs Belgrade Telex Match"]
[Site "London, England"]
[Date "1976.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "?"]
[White "Whiteley, Andrew John"]
[Black "Raicevic, Vladimir"]
[ECO "D52"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "43"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bg5 c6 6.e3 Qa5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qd2 Nxc3 9.bxc3 Nb6 10.Rb1 f6 11.Bh4 e5 12.Bd3 Be6 13.dxe5 0-0-0 14.exf6 g5 15.Bg3 Nc4 16.Bxc4 Bxc4 17.Qb2 Ba6 18.Ne5 Rd5 19.Nc4 Qa4 20.Qb6 Kd7 21.e4 Rd6 22.Bxd6

The game had to be broken-off at this stage and was left for adjudication.

My question is does anyone know what the final result of this game was?

White looks to be better but he has three pieces that can be captured so it's a difficult position to assess.

Thanks in advance.


Jan-11-06  hitman84: <Benzol>i think black is slightly better coz of the double B's here Bd6 is forced after which white has the only reasonable continuation with Qd4 Qc4 Rb7+ Ke6 Qc4 Bc4 ,i guess its a matter of some moves before whites isolated pawns fall after which the black's B's are goin to be menacing!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <hitman84> I thought it would be a good game to get into the database but without a definite result that isn't possible. The final position is very interesting.
Jan-11-06  hitman84: <Benzol>yes very much so i'm still analysing and black seems to have some problems too he is not able to get the f pawn in time first he has to play a5 then white plays f7 here whites idea is g4! followed by h4 this looks dangerous black has to be careful before going for grabbing c,a pawns.
Jun-09-06  BIDMONFA: Andrew J Whiteley


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  GrahamClayton: Whiteley won the inaugral English Senior Championhip in early 2008 with a score of 4.5/5. It was his first national title since winning the British U/21 championship in 1965.

Source: Steve Burke "1st English Senior Championship", "CHESS", May 2008

Premium Chessgames Member
  ray keene: re bidmonfa-i am absolutely sure that their foto is not andrew whiteley!!
Premium Chessgames Member
  ray keene: thats the right foto here for sure!
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  Richard Taylor: There is a game where Rodney Phillips (of NZ) beat Whiteley. When I saw the game I thought remembered his name from the 60s. Maybe in a mag called Chess I used to get. Good on him for being the 2008 Senior Champ!!
Jul-08-14  SimonWebbsTiger: Sad news. Andrew has passed on.
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Rest in Peace
Aug-05-14  zanzibar: ECF's brief obituary:

And several recent photographs here:

<I remember him being a regular pipe smoker, back in the days when smoking at the board was allowed, which I guess explains the mouth cancer.>

Also, there's a game annotated by him here:

and finally,


Aug-05-14  zanzibar: One more:
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