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Aman Hambleton
A Hambleton 
Number of games in database: 235
Years covered: 2004 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2454 (2450 rapid, 2552 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2509

Overall record: +68 -64 =50 (51.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 53 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    D02 A45 D00 E00 A50
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E32 E46 E33 E36 E39
 King's Indian (14) 
    E81 E83 E85 E84 E77
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D35 D31 D37
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A58 A57 A70 A65
 English, 1 c4 e5 (6) 
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (29) 
    C07 C02 C16 C00 C18
 Sicilian (16) 
    B47 B48 B43 B40 B44
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A46 E10 A45 A40 E00
 French Tarrasch (10) 
    C07 C03
 French Winawer (9) 
    C16 C18 C19 C15
 Sicilian Taimanov (9) 
    B47 B48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Arfin vs A Hambleton, 2009 0-1
   A Hambleton vs J Friedel, 2010 1-0
   A Hambleton vs K Me, 2009 1-0
   D Abrahams vs A Hambleton, 2011 0-1
   C Baumgartner vs A Hambleton, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   10th Edmonton International (2015)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2017)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   Canadian Open (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2019)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Isle of Man Masters (2017)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Gibraltar Masters (2014)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   A Hambleton vs Jobava (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   A Hambleton vs F Vallejo Pons (Dec-30-22) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   R Makarian vs A Hambleton (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   Munkhdalai Amilal vs A Hambleton (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   A Hambleton vs A Khripachenko (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz

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(born Dec-30-1992, 30 years old) Canada

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With roots in Halifax, Nova Scotia, GM Hambleton became an Internet chess commentator (1) and played for Western University in team leagues. His uncle Ian Hambleton helped introduce him to chess, by age 5 was playing, and was coached by Michael McArthur the next year. In 2010, he won the Canadian U-18 Youth chess championship (3). In 2012, he tied for 1st-2nd with Tomas Krnan (with 4½/6) at the Toronto Labor Day Classic and together with IM norms from Panama and St. Louis, also won an IM norm at the World Junior Championship (2012) with a score of 7/13. He scored 6/9 for share of 8th-13th before tiebreaks at the Panama open in 2012 (2). In 2013, he won the championship of Labrador and Newfoundland in Canada, and the Sunningdale Open in Great Britain. He tied for 1st-2nd (2nd to Danyyil Dvirnyy after tie-breaks) at Italy's Forni do Sopra tournament in 2013.

He tied with fellow Canadian Eric Hansen for share of 3rd-7th in the Chess Festival Ortisei with 6½/9 (behind Sergey Volkov and Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu who finished with 7/9) (4). He and Eric drew their game at the final 9th round of the 2013 Canadian open as a result and at Sault Ste Marie in 2017, he and Razvan Preotu both finished in a tie for share of 1st-2nd(11) at the Canadian open tournament. He scored 5/11 at the 2004 World U-12 youth chess championship.

At Biel in 2017, he scored 6/7 to secure 2nd place (after tiebreaks) in the chess 960 tournament and scored 10/13 (for shared 2nd-4th; 3rd after tiebreaks) in their blitz chess event(12).

Teams / Coaching experience

Hambleton played with the Guildford 1 team that won the 2013-14 4NCL(6). Before the Canadian youth chess championship started in Windsor, Lefong Hua, Romain Edouard, he and Eric Hansen provided lessons at a summer chess camp(3, 9) for juniors between June 29th and July 3rd, 2015.

His debut on the Canadian team at the Chess Olympiad (2014) saw him score +2-2=3 at the reserve board after he had been playing extensively throughout southwestern Europe, having temporarily resided at Valencia since August of 2013.

He joined Fabiano Caruana, Eric Hansen, Alexandre Lesiege, Michael Kleinman, Lefong Hua, Elias Oussedik and Robin van Kampen on the Montreal Chessbrahs(10) team.

Videos: Lazaro Bruzon Batista and Aman can be seen playing at, Edward Porper is here: and earlier against Alexandra Botez in the 2013 Canadian open:

References / Sources










(10) (joined Montreal's Chessbrahs team to compete in the PRO Chess League),

(11) (tournament ended 16 July, 2017),

(12) and (Biel 2017 chess festival).

Wikipedia article: Aman Hambleton

Last updated: 2018-12-30 03:32:28

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 269  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Hambleton vs S Sjugirov  0-1282004Wch U12A57 Benko Gambit
2. M Zubac vs A Hambleton  ½-½512006Fall ProAmD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
3. A Hambleton vs K Chung  ½-½372006Fall ProAmD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
4. A Hambleton vs A Vul  0-1302007Canadian OpenD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. A Hambleton vs A Reprintsev  0-1622007Canadian OpenB01 Scandinavian
6. A Hambleton vs V Plotkin  0-1612007Canadian OpenC42 Petrov Defense
7. A Hambleton vs L Davies  0-1552007Canadian OpenE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
8. A Hambleton vs L Henry  0-1552008Oktoberfest IE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. A Mayo vs A Hambleton 0-1262008Oktoberfest IC00 French Defense
10. A Samsonkin vs A Hambleton  1-0402008Oktoberfest IC02 French, Advance
11. A Hambleton vs A Florea  1-0512008Hart House Winter OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. R Sapozhnikov vs A Hambleton  1-0392008Hart House Winter OpenC02 French, Advance
13. A Hambleton vs J Friedel  0-1522009PWC Toronto OpenA58 Benko Gambit
14. A Hambleton vs M Barron  0-1342009PWC Toronto OpenA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
15. A Hambleton vs D Abrahams  1-0662009PWC Toronto OpenA58 Benko Gambit
16. G Reuter vs A Hambleton  0-1302009Canadian OpenC00 French Defense
17. A Hambleton vs B Ebrahim-Shirazi  1-0272009Canadian OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Zhe Quan vs A Hambleton  ½-½722009Canadian OpenA58 Benko Gambit
19. A Hambleton vs T Hommeles  0-1702009Canadian OpenA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
20. V Motuz vs A Hambleton  0-1402009Canadian OpenC19 French, Winawer, Advance
21. A Hambleton vs I Krush 0-1342009Canadian OpenE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
22. S Arfin vs A Hambleton 0-1152009Canadian OpenC01 French, Exchange
23. A Hambleton vs M Barron  0-1302009Canadian OpenA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
24. S Jablon vs A Hambleton  0-1252009Canadian OpenA58 Benko Gambit
25. J Tayar vs A Hambleton  ½-½602009Canadian Zonal ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 269  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  hansj: Aman's uncle is Ian Hambleton who was 2100 (master strength nowadays) when I played him more than 30 years ago so its in the blood so to speak. Good Luck Aman in your quest for the GM title!
Premium Chessgames Member
  hansj: Aman is on fire! 200+ FIDE points in less than 4 months plus at least 4 IM norms (he only needed 3) and a GM norm. Rating is approaching 2500. Keep it going!
May-10-13  BIDMONFA: Aman Hambleton


Premium Chessgames Member
  hansj: Noteworthy is Aman's performance in Rejkyavik this year where he got a GM norm comfortably and his rating went over 2500. All he needs is one GM norm for the GM title. Good Luck Aman and happy hunting!
Premium Chessgames Member
  hansj: Five years from his first norm Aman got his second and third norms in 2017. The third and final GM norm 1 day before Christmas Aman sure will be celebrating! He has met all requirements for title and will be Canada's newest grandmaster in 2018.Congratulations!
Dec-24-17  PhilFeeley: Congratulations on the GM norm and title. I look forward to the online shaving on Dec. 31.
Dec-24-17  Sularus: congrats on the GM norm and title
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Congrats to Aman Hambleton for becoming a GM.

Go Canada!

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Hambleton recently held a simul vs. kids, among other activities:

Great guys.

Aug-15-18  wordfunph: GM Hambleton - French opening specialist.
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: break a leg in batumi!
Aug-30-19  pazzed paun: Funny simul
He has white on all boards
His opponent with black make the first mov in every game!
Jan-07-22  Albertan: Canadian Chess streamers gain big worldwide audience:

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