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Paul E Littlewood
  
Number of games in database: 205
Years covered: 1974 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2347
Highest rating achieved in database: 2410

Overall record: +76 -64 =65 (52.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E14 E17 E12 E15
 King's Indian (9) 
    E98 E97 E93 E94 E60
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A40 E10 A50 E00 A46
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E45 E46 E53 E29 E44
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D91 D94 D82 D85
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A67 A58 A70 A56
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C84 C91 C96 C89 C68
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (19) 
    C84 C89 C96 C91 C90
 King's Indian (14) 
    E94 E82 E63 E62 E64
 Sicilian (12) 
    B52 B31 B76 B75 B22
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E53 E32 E33 E52 E42
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 E10 D02 A46 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Littlewood vs Kindermann, 1978 1-0
   A Galliano vs P Littlewood, 2010 0-1
   Miles vs P Littlewood, 1984 0-1
   Hebden vs P Littlewood, 1983 1/2-1/2
   K Regan vs P Littlewood, 1982 0-1
   P Littlewood vs Ftacnik, 1980 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   BCF-ch (1981)
   BCF-ch (1978)
   BCF-ch (1982)
   Hastings 1981/82 (1981)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   British Championship (2005)
   British Championship (2010)
   British Championship (2009)
   BCF-ch (1983)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 4NCL Div 1a 2018/19
   P Littlewood vs M P Townsend (Nov-11-18) 1/2-1/2
   P Littlewood vs Szymon Pozimski (Nov-10-18) 1-0
   P Littlewood vs R Starley (Jan-14-18) 1-0
   D Ciuksyte vs P Littlewood (Jan-13-18) 1-0
   P Littlewood vs R Phillips (Nov-12-17) 1/2-1/2

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PAUL E LITTLEWOOD
(born Jan-18-1956, 66 years old) United Kingdom

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Paul Edwin Littlewood was born in Skegness, England. Awarded the IM title in 1979, he won the British Championship in 1981. He also won the 2nd Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1978). Littlewood is the son of John Littlewood, and the nephew of Norman Littlewood.

Last updated: 2021-10-25 07:12:35

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 228  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Littlewood vs M Basman  0-1361973GRE Islington OpenA10 English
2. B Feustel vs P Littlewood  1-0201974London, ENGA05 Reti Opening
3. P Littlewood vs M Fuller 1-0181976LondonB06 Robatsch
4. Rantanen vs P Littlewood  1-0251978KringsjaC41 Philidor Defense
5. P Littlewood vs C Niklasson  1-0321978KringsjaB40 Sicilian
6. P Littlewood vs A Ornstein  ½-½361978KringsjaC67 Ruy Lopez
7. P Littlewood vs Iskov  ½-½571978KringsjaB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. R Lekander vs P Littlewood  0-1441978KringsjaA22 English
9. K Helmers vs P Littlewood  0-1261978KringsjaA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
10. E Gereben vs P Littlewood  ½-½151978KringsjaB33 Sicilian
11. P Littlewood vs L Pettersson  ½-½141978KringsjaC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
12. P Littlewood vs Runar Mathisen  1-0301978KringsjaB27 Sicilian
13. P Littlewood vs E Middleton  1-0601978Aaronson MastersB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
14. Nunn vs P Littlewood  0-1531978Aaronson MastersC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. P Littlewood vs A J Mestel  1-0521978Aaronson MastersB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. Short vs P Littlewood  ½-½661978Aaronson MastersB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. M Diesen vs P Littlewood  1-0661978Aaronson MastersA28 English
18. P Littlewood vs A Haik  0-1281978Aaronson MastersC46 Three Knights
19. J G Nicholson vs P Littlewood  ½-½331978Aaronson MastersB33 Sicilian
20. P Littlewood vs Silman  0-1531978Aaronson MastersB30 Sicilian
21. P Littlewood vs M Valvo  0-1441978Aaronson MastersB03 Alekhine's Defense
22. G Ligterink vs P Littlewood  0-1241978Aaronson MastersC41 Philidor Defense
23. P Littlewood vs Speelman  0-1321978Robert Silk Int tB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. P Littlewood vs P Giulian  1-0411978BCF-chC02 French, Advance
25. A P Ashby vs P Littlewood 0-1521978BCF-chC44 King's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 228  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-24-04  weary willy: just beware that several of these games are actually by Paul's father John E Littlewood - and vice versa in John's list
Apr-24-04  ArchBishop: There was a great mathematician by the name of John E. Littlewood (Hardy littlewood). Not this guys dad.
Jul-05-04  weary willy: I believe John E Littlewood was a languages teacher at a secondary school - certainly he is not the mathematician
Jul-05-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  ray keene: there are three strong littlewoods all british internationals john littlewood
norman littlewood deceased johns brother
paul littlewood johns son

of the three altho all came slose to winning the british championship only paul actually achieved the feat.

i wd like to recommend the game norman littlewood v lengyel hastings 1962 63 i believe was the date maybe 1964 as a wonderful attacking game. also it may be in the database norman littlewood v haygarth brit ch whitby 1964 where norman cd have won easily and won the british championship but lost by insane blunders instead.

Aug-23-05  jamesmaskell: Theres a Skegness in Scotland as well as England? Didnt know that!
Aug-23-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Thankyou <james>.
Jan-18-06  BIDMONFA: Paul E Littlewood

LITTLEWOOD, Paul Edwin
http://www.bidmonfa.com/littlewood_...
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Jan-18-09  WhiteRook48: this guy definitely has a weird name. Is he Little Wood? I never knew Wood was little. Okay, I'm just OVERDOING it with the puns.
Jan-18-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy B-Day!
Jan-18-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Has anyone read his book "Chess Tactics"? It looks well thought out, with explanations, examples and then quizzes.
Sep-09-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  PeterGrant: John Littlewood (not the mathematician) was actually Paul's brother.
Sep-09-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  PeterGrant: Correct my post, Norman Littlewood was John's brother not Paul.
Sep-30-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  John Saunders: Suggestion: add reference to Paul Littlewood winning the 1978 Lloyds Bank Masters to his mini-biography (https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/p...)
Oct-03-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: <GrahamClayton: Has anyone read his book "Chess Tactics"? It looks well thought out, with explanations, examples and then quizzes.>

Yes, "Chess Tactics" is a terrific "little" book that I much prefer over longer books. It has 307 puzzles; most solutions are 3 moves. The Table of Contents includes: Introduction, Pins, Skewers, Double Attack, Discovered Attack, Back Rank Combinations, Overloading, Deflection, Decoying, Removal of Defence, Interception, Space Clearance, Zwischenzug, Pawn Promotion, Draw, Miscellaneous Problems, Solutions, Bibliography. It's material is of intermediate difficulty, probably not a first book of tactics for a beginner. First published by The Crowood Press Ltd 1984. Reprinted by Batsford in 2004. I'm not aware of any editing differences. Kindle currently sells "Chess Tactics" for $7.99.

IMHO, "Winning Chess Tactics for Juniors" by Lou Hays is less satisfying to read, slightly more difficult than Paul Littlewood's gem. Hays offers 535 diagrams, a good follow-up. This is the most challenging "Juniors" book that I'm aware of, although I suspect GM Joel Benjamin's new "World Champion Chess for Juniors" is plenty to consider.

BTW, "Chess Tactics" by Alexander Kotov is NOT about tactics. Kotov's book from the same era is about situational combinations, mostly finishing combinations. Typically, there's one diagram per column w/a brief explanation of the game situation. (At times, an entire game is given.) Most game fragment solutions are 5-8 moves long in story form, instead of listed in the back of the book. It's a pleasant read but not easy, perhaps intermediate and advanced level (one should have a strong grasp of tactics already). Kotov's "Chess Tactics" book was translated and edited by John Littlewood; printed in Great Britain but published in 1983 by American Chess Promotions. I'm not aware of modern reprints - it's often available used for a reasonable price.

By comparison, Fred Reinfeld's "Complete Book of Chess Stratagems" (Dover publishers) is also mistitled. It's a testy puzzle book of grandmaster combinations without written explanation, a challenging follow-up to Kotov's book. Reinfeld's book features English Descriptive notation, the others use algebraic notation. It takes a strong analyst to smash through Reinfeld's book without tips.

Anyone who can accurately handle the older books just mentioned certainly has master ability to calculate. Of course, there are many modern chess puzzle books that are just as useful.

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