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Heather S Richards
  
Number of games in database: 182
Years covered: 1997 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2190 (2163 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2259
Overall record: +66 -77 =39 (47.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Most played openings
B22 Sicilian, Alapin (38 games)
B07 Pirc (12 games)
A07 King's Indian Attack (10 games)
C00 French Defense (8 games)
B12 Caro-Kann Defense (7 games)
C03 French, Tarrasch (7 games)
E00 Queen's Pawn Game (6 games)
C02 French, Advance (6 games)
C26 Vienna (6 games)
B01 Scandinavian (5 games)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Chennai Olympiad (Women)
   H Richards vs R Ratsma (Aug-09-22) 0-1
   H Richards vs Jessica Molina (Aug-07-22) 1-0
   Wafia Darwish Al Maamari vs H Richards (Aug-06-22) 1/2-1/2
   A Ter-Avetisjana vs H Richards (Aug-05-22) 1-0
   P V Nandhidhaa vs H Richards (Aug-03-22) 1/2-1/2

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HEATHER S RICHARDS
(born Mar-27-1983, 39 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality Australia)

[what is this?]
She is a WIM.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 182  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Richards vs V Avari  0-1621997Hastings International Open Chess TournamentB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. G Wall vs H Richards  1-0431998British ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
3. D W W Gunter vs H Richards  0-1391998British ChampionshipA21 English
4. H Richards vs C Beaumont  ½-½241998British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. A P Smith vs H Richards  1-0281998British ChampionshipC11 French
6. H Richards vs T Rendle  1-0281998British ChampionshipC14 French, Classical
7. M Buckley vs H Richards  1-0331998British ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. H Richards vs S Jackson  0-1311998British ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
9. D J Ledger vs H Richards  1-0571998British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
10. J Mutton vs H Richards  0-1321998British ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
11. O Aikhoje vs H Richards  1-0451999British ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. H Richards vs Koneru  1-0601999British ChampionshipB07 Pirc
13. H Richards vs M Barth Stanford  0-1331999British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. J N Sugden vs H Richards  ½-½381999British ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. D Bisby vs H Richards  1-0331999British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
16. H Richards vs R S McFarland  0-1371999British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
17. E Player vs H Richards  0-1361999British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
18. H Richards vs T Rahman  0-1281999British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. L D'Costa vs H Richards  1-0391999British ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
20. H Richards vs A Cooper  0-1571999British ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
21. H Richards vs U Roessler  1-0342001ENG-GER match womenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. H Richards vs A Lutz  1-0392001ENG-GER match womenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. H Richards vs J Burnett  ½-½2920014NCLB01 Scandinavian
24. M Buckley vs H Richards  ½-½2020014NCLA07 King's Indian Attack
25. H Richards vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-13020014NCLB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 182  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-26-04  Cecil Brown: This is English WIM Heather Richards.

Not to be confused with the Upstate New York country/folk songstress of the same name (as if!)

I think the game against Kosteniuk is from the 2004 European Women's Championship in Dortmund, where Heather finished a creditable 22nd.

Jul-26-04  Cecil Brown: A link to the afore mentioned event http://www.eurochess-dresden.org/ww...?
Nov-30-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Richards is now living in Australia, nd gives the odd simul as well as playing in various weekender tournaments.
Dec-05-13  gbekker: WIM Heather Richards has just agreed to play in the 2014 Australian Women's Masters tournament in January.
Jul-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Once: Surely she needs a bit more bio than "She is a WIM" .... ?

Only saying...

Apr-16-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Recent photo:

https://media.apnarm.net.au/img/med...

Richards lives at Gladstone in Queensland, and has recently been given approval to represent Australia. She would be a good chance to play in the Olympiad for Australia at Baku in 2016.

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