Number of games in database: 110
Years covered: 1982 to 2005
Last FIDE rating: 2137
Highest rating achieved in database: 2170
Overall record: +35 -60 =15 (38.6%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
Most played openings
|A45|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (11 games)||C02|| ||French, Advance (7 games)||C00|| ||French Defense (5 games)||C05|| ||French, Tarrasch (5 games)||D00|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (5 games)||B23|| ||Sicilian, Closed (4 games)||A89|| ||Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6 (3 games)||A41|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6) (3 games)||A90|| ||Dutch (3 games)||A84|| ||Dutch (3 games)|
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(born Apr-17-1959, died Apr-03-2007, 47 years old) United Kingdom
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|Tom Clarke was a strong amateur from Northern Ireland. He represented Ireland in the 1988 and 1992 Olympiads and also in the 1989 European Team Championship.|
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 110
|1. P Thipsay vs T Clarke
|| ||0-1||39||1982||British Championship||C18 French, Winawer|
|2. T Clarke vs R Bellin
|| ||½-½||44||1982||British Championship||B58 Sicilian|
|3. N Murshed vs T Clarke
|| ||½-½||43||1982||British Championship||A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6|
|4. T Clarke vs T N Parameswaran
|| ||½-½||51||1982||British Championship||B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation|
|5. N Povah vs T Clarke
|| ||1-0||26||1982||British Championship||A86 Dutch|
|6. T Clarke vs Watson
|| ||0-1||41||1982||British Championship||B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation|
|7. W F Buchanan vs T Clarke
|| ||0-1||51||1982||British Championship||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|8. T Clarke vs J C Hawksworth
|| ||0-1||58||1982||British Championship||C26 Vienna|
|9. D King vs T Clarke
|| ||½-½||37||1982||British Championship||C09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line|
|10. T Clarke vs David G Hackett
|| ||0-1||50||1982||British Championship||C02 French, Advance|
|11. G Lane vs T Clarke
|| ||½-½||58||1982||British Championship||A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack|
|12. T Clarke vs R Hawkes
|| ||½-½||21||1984||British Championship||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|13. R Bellin vs T Clarke
|| ||½-½||33||1984||British Championship||A80 Dutch|
|14. T Clarke vs M Basman
|| ||0-1||29||1984||British Championship||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|15. N Davies vs T Clarke
|| ||½-½||57||1984||British Championship||A81 Dutch|
|16. T Clarke vs C R Dawson
|| ||0-1||27||1984||British Championship||C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O|
|17. T Clarke vs Kosten
|| ||0-1||27||1984||British Championship||C02 French, Advance|
|18. M Levene vs T Clarke
|| ||0-1||25||1984||British Championship||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|19. Y Hasan vs T Clarke
|| ||0-1||27||1984||British Championship||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|20. T Clarke vs T N Parameswaran
|| ||1-0||35||1984||British Championship||B83 Sicilian|
|21. G W Lawton vs T Clarke
|| ||1-0||54||1984||British Championship||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|22. T Clarke vs G Botterill
|| ||½-½||47||1984||British Championship||B06 Robatsch|
|23. J Cooper vs T Clarke
|| ||1-0||22||1988||British Championship||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|24. T Clarke vs P Rossiter
|| ||0-1||20||1988||British Championship||B40 Sicilian|
|25. G Burgess vs T Clarke
|| ||1-0||15||1988||British Championship||D06 Queen's Gambit Declined|
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 110
|Nov-27-05|| ||biglo: From his ICC finger notes as at 28 Nov 2005
Tom Clarke, Belfast, Northern Ireland born 1959
Ratings:FIDE 2130 UCU (Ulster Chess Union) 2196 ICU (Irish Chess Union) 2150
Current chess titles: Ulster Champion 2005, Ulster Open Champion 2005
Chess Club: Clifton House, Belfast
Previous titles: Equal 1st British Under 21 Champion,1978, Ayr, Scotland.
Equal 1st, Irish Champion 1996, Dublin (3rd on tie-break, 1st R'O'Donovan, 2nd C Daly)
Ulster Champion 1982 & 2003
|Apr-11-07|| ||Domdaniel: Tom Clarke, one of the nicest guys I've met in the chess world, died shockingly young in April 2007. He was a regular entrant in both the British and Irish Championships, and a tournament prizewinner many times.|
Back in the 1970s and 1980s, when we often played in the same tournaments, I always thought of Tom as being older and wiser than me. Only now do I learn he was actually younger and wiser.
A classic attacking game -- not yet in the database, but we'll try to do something about that -- is Cummins vs Clarke, Irish Ch, Dublin 1995.
|Apr-11-07|| ||Eyal: [Event "IRL-ch"]
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bd7 6.Be2 Qb6 7.a3 a5 8.0-0 Nh6
9.b3 cxd4 10.cxd4 Nf5 11.Bb2 a4 12.b4 Be7 13.Bd3 Ncxd4 14.Nxd4 Nxd4 15.Qg4 Nb3 16.Qxg7 0-0-0
17.Ra2 Rhg8 18.Qxf7 Bg5 19.Qf3 Rdf8 20.Qe2 Bf4 21.Bc3 Nd4 22.Bxd4 Qxd4 23.Nc3 Bxh2+ 24.Kxh2 Qh4+
25.Kg1 Rxg2+ 26.Kxg2 Rg8+ 27.Kf3 Qh3+ 28.Kf4 Rf8+ 29.Kg5 Be8 30.Bxh7 Qxh7 31.Kg4 Qg6+ 0-1
|Apr-11-07|| ||GBKnight: This is a tremendous shock - I too knew Tom, through his regular participation at the 'British', through some of the other Irish contingent. Is there any obituary posted anywhere?
|Apr-11-07|| ||mack: I always find that the best way to celebrate the passing of a chess player you didn't personally know is to flick through some of his or her best games. I certainly dig T Clarke vs E Paehtz, 2003, which makes the whole Royal Game seem like a piece of piss.|
|Apr-11-07|| ||Domdaniel: <GBKnight> The Irish Chess Union website http://www.icu.ie/ has a short obituary and some more of Tom's games.|
|Apr-18-07|| ||CaptainEvans: Tom's passing is a great sadness - I met him last year playing for the Aberdare Wasps. He was more than happy to mix with us average club players after his game and pass on chess info.|
|Jul-09-08|| ||whiteshark: RIP, Tom the Tromp
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