John N Sugden
Number of games in database: 261
Years covered: 1960 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2027 (2032 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2235
Overall record: +54 -125 =82 (36.4%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
Most played openings
|B25|| ||Sicilian, Closed (16 games)||B12|| ||Caro-Kann Defense (8 games)||A56|| ||Benoni Defense (7 games)||B23|| ||Sicilian, Closed (7 games)||C02|| ||French, Advance (6 games)||A07|| ||King's Indian Attack (6 games)||A43|| ||Old Benoni (6 games)||E80|| ||King's Indian, Samisch Variation (5 games)||E24|| ||Nimzo-Indian, Samisch (5 games)||A45|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (5 games)|
🏆 Caplin Hastings Masters
J N Sugden vs M R Wilson (Jan-06-23) 1-0
C Byrn vs J N Sugden (Jan-05-23) 0-1
J N Sugden vs A A Gorgun (Jan-04-23) 1/2-1/2
T Brown vs J N Sugden (Jan-03-23) 1-0
J N Sugden vs S Jerome (Jan-02-23) 1-0
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|JOHN N SUGDEN
(born May-22-1948, 74 years old) United Kingdom
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|Dr John Neil Sugden was born in England in 1948. He was a key member of the Dulwich College team, which won the UK schools championship in 1965 and 1966. He went on to become a member of the Cambridge University team, which defeated Oxford in the annual varsity match, as well as winning the UK national clubs and counties championships on many occasions. He has competed at various times in the British Championship, and his latest exploit has been to win the English Chess Federation Major Open tournament in 2008.|
| page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 261
|1. Keene vs J N Sugden
||1-0||19||1960||Dulwich College||B98 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|2. J N Sugden vs Keene
||0-1||34||1960||Match||D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|3. J N Sugden vs Keene
||0-1||31||1960||Match||C16 French, Winawer|
|4. J N Sugden vs Keene
||0-1||48||1960||Match||D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|5. Keene vs J N Sugden
||1-0||26||1960||Dulwich College||A12 English with b3|
|6. Keene vs J N Sugden
|| ||1-0||24||1960||Match game 8||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|7. Keene vs J N Sugden
||1-0||26||1960||Match game, Clapham||A12 English with b3|
|8. Keene vs J N Sugden
||1-0||28||1960||Match game 1, Clapham||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|9. Keene vs J N Sugden
||1-0||16||1961||Match game 1, Dulwich College||A06 Reti Opening|
|10. Keene vs J N Sugden
||1-0||34||1961||Match game 21, Dulwich College||A17 English|
|11. J N Sugden vs Keene
||1-0||26||1961||Match||A55 Old Indian, Main line|
|12. Keene vs J N Sugden
|| ||1-0||42||1961||Match game 9||A35 English, Symmetrical|
|13. J N Sugden vs Keene
||0-1||29||1961||Match||E40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|14. J N Sugden vs Keene
|| ||0-1||38||1961||Match||D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|15. Keene vs J N Sugden
||1-0||15||1961||Dulwich||B96 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|16. Keene vs J N Sugden
||1-0||25||1961||Match game 6, Bognor Regis||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|17. Keene vs J N Sugden
||1-0||26||1961||Match||D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|18. J N Sugden vs Keene
||0-1||50||1961||English Boys U-14||E40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|19. J N Sugden vs Keene
||0-1||23||1961||Dulwich||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|20. Keene vs J N Sugden
|| ||1-0||21||1961||Match game 5||A09 Reti Opening|
|21. Keene vs J N Sugden
|| ||1-0||24||1961||Match game 13, Dulwich College||A17 English|
|22. Keene vs J N Sugden
||1-0||20||1961||U-14 Championship||A16 English|
|23. J N Sugden vs Keene
|| ||½-½||20||1961||Match game 11, Dulwich College||C18 French, Winawer|
|24. J N Sugden vs Keene
||0-1||30||1961||Match game 6, Beckenham||E40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|25. Keene vs J N Sugden
||1-0||35||1961||Olympia||A67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation|
| page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 261
|Feb-16-06|| ||monopole2313: Is John N related to Mollie Sugden? "Mrs. Slocum" has lots of fans over here!|
|Feb-16-06|| ||weary willy: Gus is a genius in his own right - a direct contemporary of Ray Keene at Dulwich College and Cambridge University|
I'm sure he would have a higher strength than this rating indicates
Played the hilarious role of the gay beef farmer in the British sitcom formed by combining "Open all hours" and "Are you being served" - called, "Are you open to be serviced?"
|Aug-22-08|| ||ray keene: congratulations to my old sparring partner dr john sugden for winning the major open tournament in liverpool from this years british championships congress!|
|Nov-18-09|| ||JonDSouzaEva: Is this John Sugden the historian who is an expert on Horatio Nelson?|
|Nov-18-09|| ||ray keene: no its dr john sugden the expert on russian literature formerly of dulwich college and st johns college cambridge and many times competitor in the british championship|
|Dec-06-09|| ||JonDSouzaEva: Here's my game against Mr Sugden. Since I was playing on board 2 for Hackney 1, I must have been a reserve as I would only have been graded about 160 or so at the time.|
[Event "Hackney vs Lewisham, London League"]
[White "Jon D'Souza-Eva"]
[Black "John Sugden"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. b4 cxb4 4. d4 d5 5. e5 Ne7 6. a3 Nf5 7. axb4 Bxb4+ 8.
c3 Be7 9. Bd3 Nc6 10. Ba3 Bd7 11. Bxe7 Ncxe7 12. g4 Nh6 13. Ng5 Ng6 14. Qd2
Nxg4 15. Rg1 Nh6 16. Nxh7 Rxh7 17. Rxg6 Nf5 18. Rg2 Qh4 19. Na3 Qh3 20. Bf1
Nh4 21. Rxg7 Rxg7 22. Bxh3 Nf3+ 23. Ke2 Nxd2 24. Kxd2 Rh7 25. Bf1 Rxh2 26.
|Dec-06-09|| ||vonKrolock: Mr. Eva: Very interesting game ... (ps.: Maybe You saw the discussions on the Souza/Sousa question !? here João de Souza Mendes|
|Sep-09-11|| ||ProjectR: This guy won the english chess fed open in 2008,thats pretty impressive for a man of his age.
And i notice he's played many games against our english GM ray keene too,thats pretty impressive..fair play to the fella|
|Mar-17-12|| ||ray keene: Dr John Sugden has notched another great success- at the age of 63 -by winning the british championship major open yet again -he tied for 1st prize at Sheffield 2011 in the major open but i think he is the only player from the trio of tied victors who qualifies for the 2012 british championship final from the 2011 major open. congratulations!|
|Jan-25-22|| ||Dionysius1: Just doodling on how Keene and Sugden were at Dulwich College together and both went to Cambridge, brought me to look up on Wikipedia about "blues" and "half blues" (colours awarded for representing Oxford or Cambridge in certain sports).|
Really annoyingly, it seems Cambridge is still only considering whether representing at the chess Varsity match should qualify for ANY kind of a blue.
Chess is under consideration with Gaelic Football (Hurray - no pun intended (no less relevant than some of the puns we get attached to games on cg.com)), and Tiddlywinks.
What?? Lumped in with tiddlywinks? Sure, louche sense of humour and all, but blimey, that's insulting to our noble SPORT.
Feel free, kibitzers, to rant long and hard.
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