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Timothy Taylor
T Taylor 
Photo courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 119
Years covered: 1972 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2220
Highest rating achieved in database: 2455

Overall record: +39 -61 =19 (40.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Bird's Opening (13) 
    A02 A03
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D80 D94 D85 D83
 Sicilian (5) 
    B22 B32 B21 B83
 King's Indian (4) 
    E77 E97 E76
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E30 E31 E42
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C91 C85 C70 C68 C84
 Uncommon Opening (6) 
 Sicilian (6) 
    B76 B65 B78 B32 B27
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C91 C85 C84
 French Defense (4) 
    C12 C05 C14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Taylor vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1985 1-0
   T Taylor vs Vasquez Schroeder, 2005 1-0
   W Shipman vs T Taylor, 2004 0-1
   T Taylor vs J Becerra Rivero, 2005 1-0
   T Taylor vs Rogoff, 1978 1-0
   T Taylor vs A T Arnason, 1978 1-0
   Martinovsky vs T Taylor, 1976 0-1
   D Kopec vs T Taylor, 1972 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Eerbeek (1978)
   34th World Open (2006)
   Foxwoods Open (2007)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1978)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)

   🏆 51st American Open
   T Taylor vs Matamoros Franco (Nov-27-15) 1/2-1/2
   T Taylor vs A Kretchetov (Jul-28-12) 1-0
   T Taylor vs J Peters (Jul-14-12) 1-0
   T Taylor vs Sevillano (Jul-01-12) 1/2-1/2
   T Abrahamyan vs T Taylor (Jul-01-12) 1-0

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(born Feb-09-1953, 69 years old) United States of America

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He is an IM (1982).

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 127  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Kopec vs T Taylor 0-1701972USA-ch JuniorsC12 French, McCutcheon
2. T Taylor vs V Pupols  ½-½601974Lone PineD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
3. C Barnes vs T Taylor  0-1561974Lone PineC14 French, Classical
4. J Kaplan vs T Taylor  1-0261974Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
5. T Taylor vs C Carlson  1-052197475th US OpenE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
6. Lombardy vs T Taylor 1-026197576th US OpenA04 Reti Opening
7. T Taylor vs K Burger 0-139197576th US OpenE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
8. C Carlson vs T Taylor  1-041197576th US OpenC12 French, McCutcheon
9. T Taylor vs J Grefe  0-1401976Lone PineA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. F Thornally vs T Taylor 0-1491976Lone PineC05 French, Tarrasch
11. J Peters vs T Taylor  1-0421976Lone PineC70 Ruy Lopez
12. T Taylor vs Rohde 0-1541976Lone PineB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
13. V Pupols vs T Taylor  0-1441976Lone PineA80 Dutch
14. Martinovsky vs T Taylor 0-1331976Lone PineA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
15. T Taylor vs Silman 0-1211976Lone PineB32 Sicilian
16. T Taylor vs J Mondragon 0-1181977Philadelphia Quakers v San Diego SpringersA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
17. T Taylor vs Rogoff 1-0641978Lone PineA02 Bird's Opening
18. N Weinstein vs T Taylor  ½-½501978Lone PineC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. T Taylor vs A J Mestel 0-1361978Lone PineA02 Bird's Opening
20. M Stean vs T Taylor  1-0421978Lone PineE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
21. Tarjan vs T Taylor  1-0341978Lone PineC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. T Taylor vs A T Arnason  1-0351978Lone PineA02 Bird's Opening
23. R C Balinas vs T Taylor  0-1311978Lone PineC77 Ruy Lopez
24. R Bogdanovic vs T Taylor 0-1811978Lone PineC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
25. T Taylor vs G Ligterink  0-1451978Lone PineA02 Bird's Opening
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 127  PGN Download
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Aug-14-13  JoergWalter: : <perfidious>he can fill for a while if his hands are as big as his expectations
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  FSR: He's still at $140 with twelve hours left. I'm thinking he may not reach his goal of $12,810.
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  perfidious: Looks like the odds are agin it......
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  FSR: Nope, he didn't make it. I can't believe that no one jumped on the opportunity to get a signed copy of his novel <Amanda> for only $12,000. No doubt you could turn around and sell that puppy on eBay for $5 if you offered free shipping. Well, OK, probably not.
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  perfidious: Dayum, Ah don't bleeve Taylor din't make it all the way!
Aug-28-13  TheFocus: The flag is at half-mast today.
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  FSR: <TheFocus> Try Viagra.
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  OhioChessFan: <Here's a list of famous GMs--what do they have in common?>

They don't mooch $20 off their daughters?

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  Phony Benoni: I am reminded of a comment by the <Hideous Hog>, one of Victor Mollo's immortal group of fictional bridge players:

"Try to get an unsigned copy. Much rarer."

Sep-15-13  JoergWalter: He may try this approach next year:

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I am looking for a company that would be willing to support my efforts. I would need a minimum of $1,500.00 per month of income to make this dream a reality. If you think that you (or your company) might be willing to support me in my efforts to bring the world some of the finest chess content that is available on the internet, then please contact me.

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Nov-05-13  Lutwidge: Does anyone know what the deal is with this: ?

I don't know really anything about IM Taylor, but his appeal seems genuine (in this case, at any rate) and urgent. That said, he apparently tried to post the above on and his blogs were removed. Anyhow, further information/details about this would be appreciated, as I would like to help (his wife's situation sounds absolutely dire) but am also loath to be caught in or, worse yet, propagate some sort of elaborate scam.

FWIW, a friend of mine called the oral surgeon (whose services they are trying to afford) and affirmed that his wife is indeed a patient there.

Nov-05-13  Wyatt Gwyon: Crazy...
Nov-05-13  DoctorD: I have a very similar situation going on although it is a more long-term problem but the cash needed for the solution is similarly lacking. I could never ask strangers for funding, but I wish her well and hope it works out for her.
Nov-05-13  Wyatt Gwyon: I just want money. Any of you want to give me some?
Nov-06-13  DoctorD: Easy to make fun of the situation, but I find that inappropriate. It certainly points out some of the problems with healthcare in this country.
Nov-25-13  jancotianno: I wonder if he has a fund raising campaign ready for the next world senior tournament.
Dec-22-13  SickedChess: Timothy in 1000 ways to die!
Dec-24-13  john barleycorn: <SickedChess: Timothy in 1000 ways to die!>

with only a dollar per death we will see him at the millionaire open...

Apr-24-14  bongcloudftw: In my opinion, there are loads of logic errors in his blog regarding methods for finding solutions. I wouldn't trust that guy.
Feb-09-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Timothy Taylor.
Jul-09-17  offramp: Timothy Taylor fared well. He scored 5½/9, which placed him 2nd in the 2200-2299 range. He therefore won $2,500.00. His rating at the start of the tournament was 2251.

He was behind Angelo Young, rating 2283, scored 6 points, won $5,000.00.

Sep-01-19  login:


Sep-01-19  siggemannen: TT is a cool guy, and his piece about the trials and tribulations of a chess player (and a ladies man i guess) was really good.
Apr-16-22  pazzed paun: Anybody want to
Slay the Sicilian?
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  moronovich: <TheFocus: The flag is at half-mast today.

Premium Chessgames Member FSR :<TheFocus> Try Viagra.>

Katjiiing !

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