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Julian M Hodgson
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Number of games in database: 1,047
Years covered: 1976 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2609
Highest rating achieved in database: 2659

Overall record: +413 -236 =382 (58.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 16 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (218) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Sicilian (51) 
    B21 B23 B50 B62 B28
 French Defense (40) 
    C02 C16 C11 C17 C15
 English, 1 c4 e5 (28) 
    A29 A25 A21 A20 A22
 Uncommon Opening (23) 
    A00 B00
 Reti System (18) 
    A04 A06 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (86) 
    A41 A46 A40 D02 A45
 Sicilian (64) 
    B76 B22 B90 B70 B72
 Caro-Kann (50) 
    B13 B12 B10 B17 B16
 Pirc (48) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (42) 
    D15 D10 D11 D12 D16
 Modern Benoni (36) 
    A57 A58 A70 A60 A67
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Hodgson vs Hebden, 1986 1-0
   Hodgson vs S Agdestein, 1986 1-0
   Hebden vs Hodgson, 1985 0-1
   Oll vs Hodgson, 1993 0-1
   Hodgson vs Adams, 1993 1-0
   Hodgson vs Van der Wiel, 1994 1-0
   Hodgson vs D Haessel, 1997 1-0
   Hodgson vs I Sokolov, 1996 1-0
   Hodgson vs N Davies, 1991 1-0
   Hodgson vs Seirawan, 1986 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (1991)
   British Championship (1992)
   British Championship (2000)
   British Championship (1999)
   British Championship (1990)
   Politiken Cup (1996)
   British Championship (1983)
   Dublin Zonal (1993)
   British Championship (1988)
   British Championship (1993)
   British Championship (1989)
   British Championship (1985)
   British Championship (1986)
   16th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1992)
   Leeuwarden Open (1993)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1986 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam 1996 by suenteus po 147
   The Trompowsky by apprenticetocaissa
   The Tromp by jheiner
   A45 Trompowsky by howardb86
   A45 Trompowsky by Dancinfridge
   Trompers / pseudo-Trompers / Torre Attack by gmann
   KERESOV's favorite games by KERESOV

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(born Jul-25-1963, 59 years old) United Kingdom

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Julian Michael Hodgson was awarded the IM title in 1983 and the GM title in 1988. He was British Champion in 1991, 1992, 1999 and 2000. In tournaments he was 2nd at the London Lloyds Bank Open 1986, 1st= at the Geneva Open 1988 and 2nd= at Tel Aviv 1988.

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 page 1 of 46; games 1-25 of 1,126  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Hodgson vs H D MacPherson 1-0361976South Of England ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
2. G Botterill vs Hodgson ½-½511976BBC TV Master GameB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. Golombek vs Hodgson  0-1251976British Lightning ChampionshipA16 English
4. Hodgson vs G Botterill  ½-½841976BBC TV Master GameB06 Robatsch
5. G Botterill vs Hodgson 1-0491976BBC TV Master GameA07 King's Indian Attack
6. A G Ropek vs Hodgson  0-1241976London Under-18 ChampionshipE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
7. Hodgson vs D Paunovic 1-0201976London vs Belgrade Telex MatchB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
8. Petursson vs Hodgson  1-0481976Wch U16A15 English
9. M Wilder vs Hodgson  1-0351976London-New York Telex MatchA13 English
10. Karpov vs Hodgson 1-0321977Lloyds Bank Junior Clock SimulB32 Sicilian
11. Hodgson vs Hartston  ½-½5119771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
12. Hodgson vs Martin A Lee  1-04419771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC02 French, Advance
13. M Pein vs Hodgson  0-13119771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA14 English
14. Hodgson vs P J Waters  0-16219771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
15. N J Patterson vs Hodgson 0-12319771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. P Large vs Hodgson  0-14519771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. C Pritchett vs Hodgson  1-03419771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA13 English
18. Hodgson vs M J Franklin  ½-½3419771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
19. Hodgson vs A P Law  0-15019771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. Hodgson vs Nunn 1-0291978LondonB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
21. M Ginsburg vs Hodgson  ½-½6419782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA14 English
22. J C Henshaw vs Hodgson  0-13019782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
23. Hodgson vs J van Baarle 1-02919782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
24. J Lind vs Hodgson 1-04519782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB32 Sicilian
25. Chandler vs Hodgson  1-0251979London LeagueA40 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 46; games 1-25 of 1,126  PGN Download
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Jul-27-10  I play the Fred: Why hasn't he played in 7-8 years?
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  whiteshark: <I play the reserved Derf>

His bio says <Since 2003, he has not played competitive chess, due to teaching commitments.>

Aug-01-10  smurph: Brown has 8 strong players and one unknown.He pairs one players moves against another so he has to break even in the 8 then he has to beat the unknown.Still an amazing memory trick .
Mar-08-11  wordfunph: sorry guys, i missed my source..

GM Julian Hodgson, four-time British Champion, has a sharp style that earned him the nickname 'grandmaster of disaster'. Hodgson (who has been inactive for several years now) did not climb to the absolute top, but there is at least one area where he excels: sacrificing material in the opening to gain an early initiative.

Mar-10-11  Wyatt Gwyon: What's this guy up to?
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  Everett: Great to see some attention paid to this player today. He is another who decided to go his own way in the opening, and became a formidable GM. Basically put the Trompowsky family of openings on the map.
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  Everett: Here's a favorite, where he tears Seirawan a new one.

J M Hodgson vs Seirawan, 1986

Nov-20-11  Pepperpot: <Julian Hodgson put his name to a nasty and misleading BCF press release (March 30, 1993) in response to the founding of the PCA where he is quoted as saying "Short's behaviour has been unbelievable. To use the FIDE system for three years and then dump it at the last moment is total hypocrisy". For a man with such a firm moral stance against the PCA I was suprised to see him not only commentating at the London Intel Speed Chess this year, but also competing himself at the PCA Qualifier in Groningen and seconding Michael Adams in PCA events in New York and Linares. "Hypocrisy" is certainly the right word but perhaps he applied it to the wrong person.

For those of you who are curious as to the authorship of this revealing BCF press release, a clue may be gleaned from the front cover of the British Chess Magazine which accompanies it. The names of four players as contacts were given, namely Murray Chandler, Julian Hodgson, Tony Miles and John Nunn....This group of players comprises the hard core of those who are fundamentally opposed to me.>

<Nigel Short>, open letter upon his omission from the English Olympiad team to be played in Moscow, (<CHESS>, November 1994).

Nov-20-11  Retireborn: <Pepperpot> Nigel did actually play in the 1994 Moscow olm though; I gather it was Jon Speelman who smoothed over the row with Chandler et al...
Sep-07-13  savagerules: The way Hodgson, especially with White, dismantles his lessers reminds me of the way Marshall did the same thing with lower rated opponents. Quick tactical knockouts. Too bad this guy apparently quit playing. The Trompovsky should be renamed Hodgson-Trompovsky for the way he made it fashionable and even the top GMs play it as a surprise weapon.
Oct-04-13  PhilFeeley: One game missing from his collection here:

Hodgson,Julian M 2580 - Cramling,Pia 2520

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.Bf4 c5 4.f3 Qa5+ 5.c3 Nf6 6.Nd2 cxd4 7.Nb3 Qb6 8.cxd4 d5 9.e3 Nc6 10.Ne2 e6 11.Nc3 a6 12.Bd3 Be7 13.Bg5 Qd8 14.0-0 e5 15.Re1 exd4 16.Nxd4 Nxd4 17.exd4 0-0 18.Qe2 Bb4 19.Qe3 Be6 20.Qf4 Be7 21.Qh4 h6 22.Bxh6 Nd7 23.Qh5 Nf6 24.Qg5 Ne8 25.Qe3 Bf6 26.Bf4 Qb6 27.Be5 Bxe5 28.Qxe5 Qxb2 29.Na4 Qa3 30.Nc5 Nf6 31.Nxe6 Rae8 32.Bf5 fxe6 33.Bxe6+ Kh8 34.Re3 Qb2 35.Rae1 Nh7 36.Qh5 g6 37.Qxd5 Nf6 38.Qe5 Kg7 1-0

Oct-04-13  RedShield: Please desist from cluttering up player pages with random scores. They go here:

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Oct-12-13  PhilFeeley: I cannot submit in standard PGN format as I do not have all the information. Besides, when is it cluttering up a player's page with a game he/she played? I'd rather post it than try to figure out (as if I could) all the PGN information.
Oct-12-13  PhilFeeley: So here's another good game from Hodgson (from <Study Chess with Matthew Sadler, p. 72>: J. Hodgson - T. Upton, Moscow Olympiad 1994

1. d4 d5 2. Bg5 Nf6 3. Bxf6 exf6 4. e3 B37 5. g3 0-0 6. Bg2 c6 7. Nd2 Be6 8. Ne2 Nd7 9. 0-0 f5 10. c4 Nf6 11. Nf4 Qd7 12. Rc1 g5 13. Nd3 Ne4 14. Ne5 Qd6 15. f3 Nxd2 16. Qxd2 Bf6 17. f4 g4 18. cxd5 Bxd5 19. Bxd5 Qxd5 20. Rc5 Qe6 21. h3 Be7 22. Rc2 f6 23. Nd3 h5 24. Ne1 Rfe8 25. Ng2 Bf8 26. hxg4 hxg4 27. Qd3 Rad8 28. Qb3 Qxb3 29. axb3 Rd5 30. Kf2 Red8 31. Rd1 Rb5 32. Rc3 Rdd5 33. Ke2 a5 34. Kd3 Rb6 35. Kc2 Rdb5 36. Ra1 Bb4 37. Rd3 Rd5 38. Rh1 Bf8 39. Rh5 Rdb5 40. Nh4 a4 41. Nxf5 axb3+ 42. Kb1 Ra6 43. e4 b6 44. e5 c5 45. e6 Ra7 46. dxc5 bxc5 47. Rd8 Rba5 48. Rxf8+ Kxf8 49. Rh8#

I guess black thought he had something going, when all of a sudden, he didn't.

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  Penguincw: Happy 51st birthday to GM Julian Hodgson.
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  Everett: <RedShield: Please desist from cluttering up player pages with random scores. They go here:

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Please commence taking that stick out of your butt.

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  perfidious: <Everett> We should be so fortunate as to have <Pepperpot>/<RedShield>, in his latest role, that of <MissScarlett>, desist from posting altogether, especially on the page of this original and uncompromising player.
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  Everett: <perf> How do you keep track of all the name changes? Impressive.
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  perfidious: <Everett> The heavy lifting was done by <soldal> a time ago:

Kenneth Rogoff

Of the recent stuff, it is about pattern recognition, mostly language usage etc.

Sep-16-16  posoo: i have NEVER heard of dis man but i am GLAD TO SEE dat he plays wel.
Feb-11-19  Octavia: When I said he was wasting his time I didn't mean teaching kids, I meant stopping to play when he was really, really good!

I know that lots of people loose grading points when they get old. It doesn't mean that old people can't play.

It'd be great if Julian could get back and prove to all that he is still tops. That and others like him could stop the ageist lot

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  woldsmandriffield: Spassky lost 5 games from memory in the simul against British juniors c.1977-78. It was the most ever in a simul and afterwards he said he wouldn’t take them on again for twice the money. Another leading player scored 50% and lost 11. Won’t say who! Spassky also said the team should be playing in international tournaments rather than stimulus ... he was right!
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  woldsmandriffield: More on the simul which in fact took place in 1979:

Jul-25-21  areknames: I remember reading that Hodgson would play 1.Bg5 if it were legal! Such a wonderful player.
Jan-21-23  stone free or die: Here's a Getty photo of him at the tender young age of 11, from 1974:

<11-year-old British chess champion Julian Hodgson at his home in Hammersmith, London, September 1974.>

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