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Alastair F White
Number of games in database: 54
Years covered: 1969 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2068
Highest rating achieved in database: 2112
Overall record: +14 -29 =11 (36.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B08 Pirc, Classical (5 games)
C00 French Defense (3 games)
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B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack (3 games)
B90 Sicilian, Najdorf (3 games)
C24 Bishop's Opening (3 games)
B10 Caro-Kann (2 games)
A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6) (2 games)
B01 Scandinavian (2 games)
C41 Philidor Defense (2 games)

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   A White vs E Mihasi (Nov-12-16) 0-1
   A White vs J F Nelis (Nov-11-16) 1/2-1/2
   K O'Driscoll vs A White (Nov-10-16) 1/2-1/2
   A White vs T Engqvist (Nov-09-16) 1/2-1/2
   J Ertl vs A White (Nov-08-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born 1947) United Kingdom

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He is from Scotland.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 54  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Smyslov vs A White ½-½401969Simul, 27bB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. G Morrison vs A White  1-0481977Scottish ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
3. J M Aitken vs A White  1-0761977Scottish ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
4. A White vs M J Freeman  1-0411977Scottish ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. A White vs M Orr  0-1741977Scottish ChampionshipA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
6. C Lennox vs A White  ½-½131977Scottish ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. A White vs W F Buchanan  1-0311977Scottish ChampionshipE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
8. G Bonner vs A White  1-0391977Scottish ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
9. A J Norris vs A White  0-1321979Scottish ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
10. A White vs A Muir  ½-½411979Scottish ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
11. R M McKay vs A White  1-0411979Scottish ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
12. A White vs D Kilgour  ½-½341979Scottish ChampionshipA91 Dutch Defense
13. G Morrison vs A White  ½-½211979Scottish ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
14. A White vs A Reid  0-1411979Scottish ChampionshipC29 Vienna Gambit
15. G Weeden vs A White  0-1201979Scottish ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
16. G Chandler vs A White 1-0211980EdinburghB07 Pirc
17. A White vs A Muir  1-0271980Scottish ChampionshipB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
18. D Kopec vs A White  1-0421980Scottish ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. A White vs A Reid  ½-½631980Scottish ChampionshipC24 Bishop's Opening
20. D H Duncan vs A White  0-1291980Scottish ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
21. A White vs M L Condie  0-1431980Scottish ChampionshipC24 Bishop's Opening
22. P Motwani vs A White  1-0361980Scottish ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
23. A White vs M J Freeman  1-0541980Scottish ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. W Alexander vs A White  0-1321994SNCL Div 1 Edinburgh West-Aberdeen 2C45 Scotch Game
25. A White vs M Donaghay  0-1241994SNCL Div 1 Aberdeen 1-Edinburgh WestA45 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 54  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-29-14  Dr. Overlord: When he is White he wins because he is White. When he is Black he wins because he is White.
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  perfidious: But when this player faces Black, he could be up agin it.
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  Sally Simpson: Alastair is a very good friend of mine - we must have played hundreds of skitles, blitz games....

He has some sparkling games on his C.V. especially from the 70's and 80's.

I use to hate noting up his games and had to resort to using his first name all the time. That meant using Black's first name. The end product looked liked the cosy notes you get to a kiddies game when infact he was bowling over IM's.

How would you note up a game with Alastair as Black playing a lad called Alastair Black. Impossible.

As a schoolboy Alastair played Smyslov in a simul in Edinburgh and swindled him in a Rook ending. I'll repeat that. He swindled Smylov in a Rook ending. I've seen the game, it is a swindle and at time when Smyslov had seen off 90% of the opposition.

He also has simul draws v Suetin, Stein and Topalov. I have two simul draws v Shamkovich and Aagaard (both Latvian Gambits) but nothing in the same class as swindling Smyslov in a Rook ending. I'm jealous.

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