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David Norwood
D Norwood 
Number of games in database: 422
Years covered: 1984 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2494 (2500 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2508

Overall record: +188 -112 =122 (59.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Uncommon Opening (60) 
 King's Indian Attack (45) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (25) 
    A46 A45 D02 A41 E10
 Reti System (22) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English, 1 c4 c5 (12) 
    A36 A37 A34 A30
 Robatsch (9) 
With the Black pieces:
 Robatsch (58) 
 Pirc (38) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A40 A41 A46 D02 E10
 Modern Benoni (20) 
    A67 A70 A65 A60 A62
 Modern Defense (10) 
 English, 1 c4 c5 (10) 
    A37 A36 A30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 1-0
   P Littlewood vs D Norwood, 1985 0-1
   G Buckley vs D Norwood, 1999 0-1
   S Loeffler vs D Norwood, 1994 0-1
   S Saeed vs D Norwood, 1984 0-1
   Hodgson vs D Norwood, 1989 0-1
   T Rahman vs D Norwood, 1990 0-1
   D Norwood vs D B Lund, 1991 1-0
   D Norwood vs A Maier, 1989 1-0
   Anand vs D Norwood, 1988 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (1989)
   Benidorm Open (1991)
   Goodricke op 3rd (1992)
   British Championship (1991)
   17th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1993)
   British Championship (1988)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   Bundesliga 1993/94 (1994)
   16th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1992)
   Commonwealth Championship (1985)
   Isle of Man Open (1996)
   British Championship (1990)
   European Youth Championship 1987/88 (1987)
   European Youth Championship 1984/85 (1984)
   British Championship (1986)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1995 Bermuda by gauer
   Pirc-Caro hybrid by Mislav
   1990 World Junior chess championship by gauer

   🏆 TCh-Euro Small Nations
   H E Nielsen vs D Norwood (Nov-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   D Norwood vs I Berezovsky (Nov-17-17) 1/2-1/2
   L Jouault vs D Norwood (Nov-16-17) 0-1
   D Norwood vs A Guller (Nov-15-17) 1-0
   D Norwood vs P Rossini (Nov-14-17) 1-0

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(born Oct-03-1968, 54 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality Andorra)

[what is this?]
David Robert Norwood was born in Farnworth, England. Awarded the IM title in 1985 and the GM title in 1988, he was a member of the England team and wrote as a chess columnist for the Daily Telegraph newspaper. In 1991 he joined the investment group Banker's Trust, after that company had advertised for top chess players who wished to pursue a career in investment banking.

Wikipedia article: David Norwood

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 456  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Kuijf vs D Norwood  ½-½381984London NWYMB06 Robatsch
2. D Norwood vs N Murshed  1-03719848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. D Anagnostopoulos vs D Norwood  0-13319848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
4. D Norwood vs P K Wells  ½-½3019848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
5. S Saeed vs D Norwood 0-12519848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
6. D Norwood vs Chandler  0-13719848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
7. N Dobrev vs D Norwood  1-0281984European Junior Championship 1984/85A19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
8. Piket vs D Norwood  1-0521984European Junior Championship 1984/85E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
9. D Norwood vs A Savva  1-0191984European Junior Championship 1984/85A13 English
10. D Norwood vs G Moser  1-0591984European Junior Championship 1984/85A07 King's Indian Attack
11. C Horvath vs D Norwood  1-0411984European Junior Championship 1984/85B06 Robatsch
12. D Norwood vs B Belotti  0-1751984European Junior Championship 1984/85A00 Uncommon Opening
13. D Norwood vs Blatny 0-1401984European Junior Championship 1984/85E46 Nimzo-Indian
14. V Allegro vs D Norwood  0-1401984European Junior Championship 1984/85A65 Benoni, 6.e4
15. D Norwood vs H Korhonen  1-0491984European Junior Championship 1984/85E15 Queen's Indian
16. J Hickl vs D Norwood  0-1341984European Junior Championship 1984/85E91 King's Indian
17. D Norwood vs J Howell  1-0411984European Junior Championship 1984/85A48 King's Indian
18. D Norwood vs A Whiteley  1-0271985London NWYMA07 King's Indian Attack
19. K Spraggett vs D Norwood 1-0351985Toronto InternationalA60 Benoni Defense
20. D Norwood vs C Hertan 1-0311985Pugi memA22 English
21. D Norwood vs L Day  ½-½541985Toronto CANA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. D Norwood vs Benjamin 0-1351985Toronto InternationalA07 King's Indian Attack
23. D Norwood vs R Stone  1-0401985Pugi memA17 English
24. J Hebert vs D Norwood  1-0501985Toronto InternationalA04 Reti Opening
25. Oll vs D Norwood  1-0361985European Junior Championship 1984/85A60 Benoni Defense
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Jun-18-06  mack: 'Wrighty' should really go back to presenting dull gameshows, he's wasted on the BBC.
Jun-18-06  WMD: Well, he helps make up the BBC quota of black faces.
Sep-25-06  haggai: Hi,

I hope I'm not intruding. In 1993 David Norwood and Jane Seymore published an article where they'd shown a position where Deep Thought could have play and draw, but unbelievably took the rook and lost. I'm looking for that position and was wondering if anybody can send me by mail the position of the aforementioned game. Thanks!

Sep-25-06  mojo93033: <Haggai> You can find that position by clicking here: Scroll down to the bottom and it's in the left red box.
Sep-26-06  haggai: Dear mojo93033, thank you very much!
Oct-03-06  BIDMONFA: David Norwood


Oct-24-08  ruelas007: Whoa 1 with a bunch of zeros no wonder he isnt a very active player. Here's a photo of david in bonn 2008

Oct-03-09  WhiteRook48: one more draw and he'll have exactly the same amount of draws and losses
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: For some reason, this game impress me: P Littlewood vs D Norwood, 1985
Oct-03-09  whiteshark: <Player of the Day>
Aug-03-12  Tal7777777: Hello Mr. Norwood! I am a fan of yours, and I have read two of your books. The titles of them are Chess Puzzles and Advanced chess.
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  xenophon: Was he born in Farnworth near Bolton? If so he was a near neighbour of Nigel Short in Atherton.
Oct-03-12  waustad: He didn't play any FIDE rated games between 2002 and 2011. Since then he's played 5 in the May listing and 9 in September listing for 2 consecutive years. I the Andorra Open is the 9 game tourney it seems.
Oct-03-12  waustad: It looks like he was on briefly years ago here as: NorwoodGM chessforum but like Alejandro Ramirez - littlepeasant chessforum he stopped being active quickly.
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  offramp: < whiteshark: <Player of the Day>> That's right. It appears that GM Norwood is one of 4 chess players born on October 3rd. So every 4 years he is player of the day.
Oct-03-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

Happy 45th Birthday GM David Norwood! :D

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to the <POTD>: David Norwood.
Oct-03-13  SamAtoms1980: I have his "Chess Puzzles" book. Whimsical, but a nice little trip for those who like to go off the beaten path.
Apr-13-14  RedShield: <David Norwood, a World Chess Federation grandmaster (the highest ranking a player can obtain), was one of the recruits. “I was studying history at Oxford,” Mr. Norwood said. “Right out of the blue, I got contacted by Bankers Trust who said, ‘You would really make a good trader.’ I had no idea what trading was.”

Mr. Norwood took the job and was soon put on a trading desk, but it was too sudden. “It was like being stuffed into a world-class chess match without knowing the moves,” Mr. Norwood said. He quit after only a few months.

Despite the setback, Mr. Norwood said the experience “kind of planted a seed in me.” After a year, he found a job at Duncan Lawrie, a British private bank, and began learning trading and investing. In 2008, at the age of 40, he retired a multimillionaire.>

Mar-25-15  Raisin Death Ray: I prefer his brother, Scott!
May-22-15  TheFocus: <...certain people do improve their chess. In the main though these people are smaller than grown-ups. Children seem to have no problem improving their chess and I do not believe that this is due to a greater capacity for hard work. The key is that adults become stubborn. They refuse to keep their minds open - especially on the chess board> - David Norwood.
Oct-03-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, David Norwood.
Feb-10-21  Retireborn: Any information about how this guy acquired Andorran nationality?
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  Diademas: <Retireborn: Any information about how this guy acquired Andorran nationality?>

He is stinking rich and Andorra is a tax haven.

<Andorra’s tax system is equitable and straightforward. As with any country, there are some nuances and details, but in a nutshell, Andorra’s tax rates are:

10% on income for residents and companies,
no sales tax, but there is a 4.5% VAT,
there is no inheritance, estate or transfer tax and no tax is paid on Andorran investment income.>

I always of the perks of having a lot of money was that you could live where you wanted. Not so. These people have so much of them that somehow they must live in small ghettoes in the Caribbean or Europe along with all the other damned souls carrying the same curse.

Feb-10-21  Retireborn: <Diademas> Thanks. I always thought of Norwood as quintessentially English, so it was a surprise to me when I noticed today that he'd acquired another flag.
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