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Andrew Greet
A Greet 
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Number of games in database: 341
Years covered: 1997 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2417 (2434 rapid, 2424 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2464

Overall record: +133 -84 =74 (58.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 50 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (46) 
    B52 B40 B51 B30 B48
 French Defense (19) 
    C11 C18 C10 C00 C01
 King's Indian (13) 
    E62 E60 E61 E72 E63
 French (11) 
    C11 C10 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A46 E00 A40 E10
 Pirc (7) 
    B07 B09
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A46 A45 A41 D02 E00
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C77 C98 C67 C96 C99
 Sicilian (20) 
    B27 B22 B23 B25 B50
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (13) 
    C98 C96 C99 C97 C90
 Queen's Indian (13) 
    E15 E12
 French Defense (12) 
    C07 C11 C02 C00 C13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Peek vs A Greet, 2006 1/2-1/2
   A Greet vs J Rowson, 2005 1/2-1/2
   A Greet vs R van Wessel, 2006 1-0
   A Greet vs J Emms, 2004 1/2-1/2
   A Greet vs K Mak, 2008 1-0
   A Greet vs J N Sugden, 2006 1-0
   Topalov vs A Greet, 2012 0-1
   Speelman vs A Greet, 2007 0-1
   A Greet vs A McClement, 2010 1-0
   A Greet vs V Georgiev, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (2004)
   British Championship (2010)
   British Championship (2005)
   Hastings 2005/06 (2006)
   Hastings 2009/10 (2009)
   British Championship (2009)
   Liverpool Open (2007)
   Scottish Championship (2009)
   Scottish Championship (2012)
   Gibraltar Masters (2007)
   Hastings 2008/09 (2009)
   Gibraltar Masters (2008)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

   🏆 Four Nations Chess League
   J L B Blackburn vs A Greet (Oct-23-22) 0-1
   A Greet vs Lan Yao (Oct-22-22) 1-0
   A Greet vs R Makoto (Aug-09-22) 1-0
   M Sebenik vs A Greet (Aug-08-22) 1/2-1/2
   A Greet vs D Kadric (Aug-07-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-05-1979, 43 years old) United Kingdom

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FM in 2004, IM in 2005. Former British Junior champion and author of several chess books.

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 356  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Rowson vs A Greet  0-1351997British ChampionshipA26 English
2. A Greet vs C Crouch  0-1571997British ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. A Greet vs G Botley  1-0291997British ChampionshipB07 Pirc
4. A Mortazavi vs A Greet  1-0291997British ChampionshipC13 French
5. A Greet vs M Mitchell  0-1301997British ChampionshipA10 English
6. R S McFarland vs A Greet  1-0411997British ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. A Kunte vs A Greet 1-0621999British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. A Greet vs M Thiruchelvam  1-0481999British ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
9. A Hunt vs A Greet  ½-½411999British ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. A Greet vs R Pert  ½-½161999British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
11. B Thipsay vs A Greet  0-1281999British ChampionshipB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
12. A Greet vs M Houska  0-1591999British ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
13. A Greet vs R S McFarland 0-1491999British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
14. D Bisby vs A Greet ½-½391999British ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
15. A Greet vs G Lilley  1-0611999British ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
16. M Heidenfeld vs A Greet  0-1411999British ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
17. A Pleasants vs A Greet  0-1362000British ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
18. A Greet vs K Arkell 0-1182000British ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. S Homer vs A Greet  ½-½272000British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
20. A Greet vs R A Barton  ½-½452000British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
21. J Rudd vs A Greet  1-0482000British ChampionshipB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
22. A Greet vs M Buckley  1-0542000British ChampionshipC00 French Defense
23. D Wise vs A Greet  0-1622000British ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. A Greet vs S Knott  0-1632000British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
25. D Tan vs A Greet  ½-½292000British ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 356  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-14-06  Whitehat1963: Almost a great player.
Jan-30-07  Bent Bexley: Check out his recently published Play the Ruy Lopez (Everyman). It is a whopping 376 pages! I'll guess it is the largest opening book Everyman has ever published.

The first 240 pages or so cover all of Black's possible replies without 3...a6 and fourth move alternatives as well. The rest of the book is devoted to the Worrall system (5.Qe2).

I'm just starting to go through the book but it is already clear this is not a database dump. Greet put a lot of effort into this work and it shows up on the page.

Those who play (and play against) or want to take up the Lopez should at least take a look at this book.

Mar-29-08  notyetagm: IM Greet is currently writing <"Play The Queen's Indian"> for Everyman Chess.

At the forum he says that he should be finished by the end of June 2008.

May-05-09  whiskeyrebel: I really enjoyed his book on the Accelerated Dragon Sicilian. I don't intend to give up the Caro Kann over it, but I think I learned enough that I can use it with confidence as an alternate secret weapon. The book is organized very well. Like all good opening book authors (IMO) he directs comments to both folks who might employ it as black or face it with the white pieces; he clearly isn't just being a cheerleader for either side. I think Greet worked his tail off on this book and look forward to future works by him.
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  Tabanus: IM Andrew Greet, England, born 5 October 1979. Now rated 2433,

FM in 2004, IM in 2005. Rated 2453 in July 2008. Former British Junior champion.

Author of several chess books:


He just obtained a GM norm in the Four Nations Chess League, see

May-01-11  wordfunph: IM Andrew Greet (2448), author of the following:

+ Play the Ruy Lopez (Jan. 2007)

+ Starting Out - The Accelerated Dragon (Dec. 2007)

+ Dangerous Weapons 1.e4 e5 (co-author - Apr. 2008)

+ Play the Queen's Indian (Apr. 2009)

+ Beating Unusual Chess Defences 1.e4 (Feb. 2010)

Oct-05-11  whiteshark: Warm greetings to you!
Oct-05-12  wordfunph: birthday GREETings to IM Greet!
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  Tabanus: Is this <imag>?
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  OhioChessFan: I never put that together.
Jan-14-13  Pulo y Gata: I've read the first two books listed by <wordfunph> above; great books IMO. IM Greet is among the good and conscientious chess authors out there.
Jul-31-17  diagonal: Andrew Greet wins the <Dundee 150th Anniversary Chess Tournament in 2017> as an IM! GMs Simon Williams, Martin Petr, Spyridon Kapnisis and Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant shared 2nd-5th places; a half point back, in total 10 players (8 GMs, 2 IMs).

The Scottish player had in the last round to defend for 135 moves against Rozentalis to seal the tournament title, suffered one loss (against Pia Cramling), and won four games.

This year, Dundee hosted an International Chess Tournament marking 150 years since the famous Dundee Congress (1867)

Dundee 1867 is widely acknowledged as <the first *international* tournament to implement draws as 1/2 points>. (An oddity was that then the players tossed for colour at the start of each game!) (1867) (1967) (Official Site 2017)

Report 150th Anniversary Tournament 2017:

Jul-31-17  diagonal: Picture of Greet from 2014 at the Chess Olympiads:
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  WannaBe: Dang, (strong) resemblance to skinny Al Bundy.

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