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British Championship Tournament

Jonathan Rowson8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Peter K Wells8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Simon Kim Williams8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Paul Motwani7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Andrew Greet7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Mark Hebden7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
John M Emms6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Robert Gwaze6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Andrew Ledger6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Stewart Haslinger6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Simon J B Knott6/10(+3 -1 =6)[games]
Gawain Jones6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Aaron Summerscale6/10(+3 -1 =6)[games]
Chris Ward6/10(+5 -3 =2)[games]
Craig A Hanley6/10(+5 -3 =2)[games]
Mark Quinn6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Stephen R Mannion6/10(+3 -1 =6)[games]
Jovica Radovanovic5.5/10(+3 -2 =5)[games]
James Sherwin5.5/10(+2 -1 =7)[games]
Daniel Gormally5.5/10(+4 -3 =3)[games]
Thomas E Rendle5.5/10(+2 -1 =7)[games]
Jovanka Houska5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Andrew J Bigg5/10(+4 -4 =2)[games]
Jesper Sisask5/10(+4 -4 =2)[games]
Eddie Dearing5/10(+4 -4 =2)[games]
David M Adams5/10(+4 -4 =2)[games]
Adam G Ashton5/10(+4 -4 =2)[games]
David Howell5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Ian Snape5/10(+4 -4 =2)[games]
Martin R Taylor5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
David J Ledger5/10(+4 -4 =2)[games]
(62 players total; 30 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
British Championship (2004)


 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 290  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D J Ledger vs M Hebden 0-1242004British ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
2. J Rowson vs J Rudd  1-0512004British ChampionshipB07 Pirc
3. A Bigg vs P Motwani 0-1482004British ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. J Emms vs A G Ashton  1-0522004British ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. T Rendle vs P K Wells  ½-½192004British ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
6. A Summerscale vs F Rayner  1-0342004British ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
7. P A Hutchinson vs C Ward  0-1492004British ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. D Gormally vs M Surtees 1-0272004British ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. D Spence vs G Jones  ½-½322004British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. A Ledger vs I Snape  1-0342004British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. M Burrows vs K Arakhamia-Grant 0-1592004British ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
12. S Williams vs M Lyell 1-0462004British ChampionshipA80 Dutch
13. C Storey vs R Palliser  0-1352004British ChampionshipB54 Sicilian
14. S Haslinger vs A J Walton  ½-½322004British ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
15. J Radovanovic vs M Quinn 0-1402004British ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. E Dearing vs S Ledger 1-0392004British ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. T Nixon vs J Houska  ½-½602004British ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. S Knott vs D M Adams 1-0232004British ChampionshipD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
19. S Gregory vs C Hanley  0-1402004British ChampionshipC24 Bishop's Opening
20. P J Sowray vs N Hutchinson  1-0282004British ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
21. P W Hempson vs S Gordon  0-1622004British ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
22. R Gwaze vs C Briscoe  1-0792004British ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
23. G Smith vs D Tan  0-1362004British ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
24. D Howell vs G Kafka 1-0342004British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. P Almond vs S R Mannion  0-1522004British ChampionshipA15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-15-04  nikolaas: Wow! Scottish and brittish champion in the same year!
Aug-15-04  Everett: He's taking over this enchanted isle!
Aug-16-04  shr0pshire: Not to take away from GM Rowson's victory, but the top British GMs did not show. Out of the top 10 ranked British players, only Mark Hebden played.

Still congrats to Rowson for back to back championships!

Aug-16-04  Lawrence: <shr0pshire>, how much was first prize? Is it just that there's not enough money in it to attract the really top players?
Aug-16-04  tomh72000: Adams was set to play, but withdrew at the last moment for some reason.
Aug-16-04  shr0pshire: I actually don't know <Lawrence> I just saw Short's and Adams' names missing from the list of partiicpants so I went on Fide's website and found out 9 out of the top ten english players did not play in their championship.
Aug-16-04  acirce: <Out of the top 10 ranked British players, only Mark Hebden played.> < 9 out of the top ten english players did not play in their championship.> Britain and England is not the same! Both Rowson and Motwani are higher rated than England's #10 and they played.
Aug-17-04  Rowson: Go! Rowson i dont care if adams didn't play Rowson is still number 1 for me!
Aug-17-04  NoodleHead: The 1st prize was £10,000.
Aug-18-04  Lawrence: <NoodleHead>, thanks, and I see that there were some other juicy prizes too. Guess they just don't need the money.

Aug-18-04  Everett: Andrew Greet had an excellent tournament considering his rating. 7.5/11 is very good, and he had a nice attacking game against Rowson, ending in a draw.
Aug-19-04  NoodleHead: <Lawrence> You are very much welcome
Aug-19-04  GBKnight: There was a change in the rules this year, to prevent British Commonwealth subjects playing (specifically, Indian players won the British Championship the two previous years). This does not seem to have improved the overall strength.

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