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Aaron Summerscale
A Summerscale 
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Number of games in database: 489
Years covered: 1985 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2395 (2378 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520
Overall record: +195 -109 =161 (59.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 24 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (55) 
    A45 A46 D02 A40 A50
 King's Indian (32) 
    E94 E99 E77 E91 E76
 English (16) 
    A15 A13 A17 A16 A10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D35 D30 D36 D31 D39
 Reti System (12) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Slav (12) 
    D11 D10 D12 D16 D14
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (39) 
    C11 C07 C01 C00 C14
 Slav (31) 
    D17 D10 D18 D11 D14
 Sicilian (27) 
    B76 B70 B90 B22 B50
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    D02 A41 A40 D00 A46
 French (17) 
    C11 C00 C12 C13
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D31 D30 D35 D06 D39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C W Baker vs A Summerscale, 2001 0-1
   P K Wells vs A Summerscale, 2003 0-1
   A Summerscale vs M Basman, 1992 1-0
   A Summerscale vs V Georgiev, 1999 1/2-1/2
   G Flear vs A Summerscale, 1991 1/2-1/2
   A Summerscale vs J Rowson, 1999 1/2-1/2
   A Summerscale vs P Roberts, 2009 1-0
   F Rayner vs A Summerscale, 2008 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   South Wales Masters (2000)
   British Championship (1995)
   Scottish Championship (1999)
   British Championship (1996)
   Cafe Baroque International 1st (1994)
   British Championship (1998)
   Hastings Centenary Masters (1995)
   British Championship (2015)
   British Championship (2000)
   London Chess Classic FIDE Open (2010)
   British Championship (2010)
   British Championship (2009)
   British Championship (1999)
   Scottish Championship (2009)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)

   🏆 Pro Chess League
   A Summerscale vs J Banawa (Feb-24-18) 1-0, rapid
   A Summerscale vs D Gurevich (Feb-24-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   A Summerscale vs T Abrahamyan (Feb-24-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   B Clarke vs A Summerscale (Feb-24-18) 1-0, rapid
   A Summerscale vs N Rosenthal (Feb-24-18) 1-0, rapid

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(born Aug-26-1969, 54 years old) United Kingdom

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Aaron Summerscale was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1997.

Wikipedia article: Aaron Summerscale

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 489  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Summerscale vs G Flear  0-15319859th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
2. Plaskett vs A Summerscale  1-033198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
3. A Summerscale vs Adams  0-138198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA28 English
4. A Summerscale vs Smagin  0-158198917th World OpenD04 Queen's Pawn Game
5. D Taylor vs A Summerscale  0-121198913th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. M Basman vs A Summerscale 1-039198913th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
7. A Summerscale vs N Carton  1-0421990Oakham Young MastersA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A Summerscale vs A Maric  1-0491990Oakham Young MastersD04 Queen's Pawn Game
9. A Ledger vs A Summerscale  0-1391990Oakham Young MastersB01 Scandinavian
10. D Kumaran vs A Summerscale  ½-½381990Oakham Young MastersD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. B Badea vs A Summerscale  1-0441990Oakham Young MastersA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
12. A Summerscale vs J Chabanon  ½-½571990Oakham Young MastersA04 Reti Opening
13. Hracek vs A Summerscale  1-0471990Oakham Young MastersD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. D Kosic vs A Summerscale  1-0551990Oakham Young MastersB01 Scandinavian
15. A Summerscale vs T Luther  0-11001990Oakham Young MastersD05 Queen's Pawn Game
16. A Summerscale vs Suba  ½-½511990British ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Speelman vs A Summerscale  1-0281990British ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
18. A Summerscale vs C Flear  0-1381990British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
19. A Summerscale vs R Marsh  1-0471990British ChampionshipD94 Grunfeld
20. A Summerscale vs M Basman  ½-½321990British ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
21. F Rayner vs A Summerscale  1-0251990British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
22. T Wall vs A Summerscale  0-1221990British ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
23. A Summerscale vs J C Hawksworth  1-0421990British ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. S Conquest vs A Summerscale  1-0401990British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
25. A Summerscale vs V Ravikumar  ½-½111990British ChampionshipD04 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 489  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-17-05  Chesschatology: It's time to give Aaron a Kibitz!
He used to coach me at school, and he was an excellent teacher with a real love of chess and a talent for inspiring it in other people.
Aug-26-06  BIDMONFA: Aaron Summerscale


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  GrahamClayton: Is his sister Clare Summerscale, the former Director of Junior and Women's Chess for the English Chess Federation?
Oct-03-08  Karpova: IM Aaron Summerscale's <Confessions of a British Nightclubber>:

He gives his comments on a game against Christopher Ward from 1992.

An excerpt: <Normally I would have got up to have a walk around at this point, feeling very pleased with myself for having got the advantage. Should I press for the full point or cash in and offer a draw to my more illustrious opponent? As I moved my chair back I caught a look of glee in Chris’s eye that chilled me to the bone. Only now did I realize the enormity of my crimes against the chessboard as he bashed out...>

Oct-24-08  biglo: According to Claire is married to Aaron
Aug-17-10  GrenfellHunt: Summerscale's "Confessions" is wonderful. A classic chess short story.
Aug-27-10  wordfunph: together with Claire, authors of the book "Interview with a Grandmaster"..

Aug-27-10  BobCrisp: And they all lived happily ever after.
Aug-27-10  kellmano: <wordfunph: together with Claire, authors of the book "Interview with a Grandmaster"..>

I own that book. It is quite good, but my abiding memory is an annotation from Claire in which, referring to a check delivered on the first rank, says 'It is never pleasant to be probed along one's own back rank'.

So immature of me.

Aug-27-10  TheFocus: Really enjoyed the story "Confessions..."
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  offramp: ¬¬¬

"And summer came. And the scales dropped from the eyes of Aaron, brother of Moses."

- Exodus XXII vii

Jan-06-16  PhilFeeley: I keep finding games not in's database. This time it's one of Aaron's from 2002: Summerscale-Snape, but I don't know what tournament, just that it was in England.

The opening is the King's Indian:

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 0-0 6. Be2 e5 7. 0-0 Nc6 8. d5 Ne8 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. Be3 f5 11. f3 f4 12. Bf2 g5 13. a4 a6 14. a5 Rf6 15. Na4 Rh6 16. c5 Qe8 17. Kh1 Qh5 18. Bg1 Nf6 19. cxd6 cxd6 20. Nb6 Qh4 21. Nxc8 Rxc8 22. h3 Nh5 23. Bf2 Ng3+ 24. Kg1 Rf6 25. Nd3 Rff8 26. Re1 Qh6 27. Qa4 Nxe2 28. Rxe2 Qf6 29. Rc1 Rxc1 30. Nxc1 Ng6 31. Rc2 Rf7 32. Bb6 Bf8 33. Nd3 h5 34. Nf2 Nh4 35. Qe8 Kg7 36. Qc8 Ng6 37. Bc7 Be7 38. Qxb7 Bd8 39. Qc8 Bxc7 40. Rxc7 Rxc7 41. Qxc7+ Kh6 42. b4 g4 43. hxg4 Qh4 44. gxh5 1-0

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  fm avari viraf: After winning the most coveted World Ama. Chess Championship Title & a glittering Gold Medal for India at Hastings, England in 1998, I participated in the International Chess Congress at Hastings & I shared the Runner-up Prize with GM Aaron Summerscale & my Russian friend GM Alexander Volzhin.
Jan-11-21  Gallicrow: Twelve years late, but in answer to GrahamClayton's query from 2008 (answered by biglo, but the link now doesn't work) - Claire Summerscale was Aaron's wife at the time but they are now divorced and she is married to someone else. Claire's maiden name was Lusher.

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