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Shaun M Taulbut
Number of games in database: 131
Years covered: 1977 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2371
Highest rating achieved in database: 2405

Overall record: +42 -33 =54 (53.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B51 B30 B52 B80 B47
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B17 B12 B10
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C91 C78 C84 C74
 Sicilian Taimanov (4) 
    B47 B45 B46
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (11) 
    B08 B09
 King's Indian (8) 
    E73 E80 E68 E92 E91
 Robatsch (7) 
 English (5) 
    A16 A10 A15 A12
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A40 A41 D02 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Christiansen vs S Taulbut, 1978 1/2-1/2
   Jansa vs S Taulbut, 1981 0-1
   D J Findlay vs S Taulbut, 1978 0-1
   S Taulbut vs Smyslov, 1982 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   7th European Junior Championship 1977/78 (1977)
   Hastings 1981/82 (1981)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1978)
   BCF-ch (1978)
   BCF-ch (1981)
   1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1977)
   BCF-ch (1982)
   Lone Pine (1978)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings (1981/82) by Chessical

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(born Jan-11-1958, 63 years old) United Kingdom

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Shaun Mark Taulbut was born in Portsmouth, England. Taulbut won the European Junior Championship in 1977-78 at Groningen, thus earning the IM title. He has authored books on how to play the French Defence, the Ruy Lopez and the Nimzoindian.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 137  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Taulbut vs Flear  1-0571977BCF-chC78 Ruy Lopez
2. Plaskett vs S Taulbut  0-1501977BCF-chA07 King's Indian Attack
3. S Taulbut vs M Marlow  ½-½3419771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. S Taulbut vs T B Bennett  0-13219771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC15 French, Winawer
5. S Taulbut vs S Spivack  1-03519771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. S Knott vs S Taulbut  0-14219771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE91 King's Indian
7. S Taulbut vs D E Rumens  1-06619771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
8. K J Wicker vs S Taulbut  ½-½2819771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
9. S Taulbut vs Z Vranesic  ½-½4619771st Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
10. S Taulbut vs P Busuttil  1-03019777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
11. H Janssen vs S Taulbut  0-15719777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B08 Pirc, Classical
12. S Taulbut vs T Upton  1-02719777th European Junior Championship 1977/78C74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
13. Mokry vs S Taulbut  1-05419777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B06 Robatsch
14. S Taulbut vs Groszpeter  1-08419777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B10 Caro-Kann
15. S Taulbut vs Dolmatov  0-15619777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B30 Sicilian
16. Van der Wiel vs S Taulbut 0-12119777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
17. S Taulbut vs D Goodman  0-15819777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
18. C M Bjork vs S Taulbut  ½-½7619777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B08 Pirc, Classical
19. S Taulbut vs Csom  0-1411978Hastings 1978/79B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
20. Speelman vs S Taulbut ½-½321978Hastings 1978/79A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
21. L Christiansen vs S Taulbut ½-½281978Hastings 1978/79B08 Pirc, Classical
22. M Pasman vs S Taulbut  0-13519787th European Junior Championship 1977/78A04 Reti Opening
23. S Taulbut vs C Schubert  ½-½2419787th European Junior Championship 1977/78B02 Alekhine's Defense
24. S Taulbut vs Krum Georgiev  1-03119787th European Junior Championship 1977/78B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. L Roos vs S Taulbut  0-14319787th European Junior Championship 1977/78A25 English
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Mar-31-06  GBKnight: Anyone in England know what Shaun is up to now? Last I heard he gave up chess to become an accountant, and that was in the early 1980s.
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  ray keene: shaun still plays chess in the london gentlemens clubs league representing the athenaeum-he is also a part owner of the british chess magazine
Apr-02-06  GBKnight: Many thanks for that Ray. Amongst other things, this site is useful for finding out what became of people, some of them friends. Shaun could probably have become even stronger but like many I believe chose financial security.
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  eternaloptimist: it's kind of odd that he wrote books on the French Defense, the Ruy Lopez and the Nimzo Indian, but none of these openings r listed in his most played openings section...things that make u go hmm :-/
Jul-03-13  Sem: Taulbut also wrote a small book on positional play in chess.
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  alekhinescat: How to play the French Defence is an exceptionally well written primer for the French.
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  Dionysius1: I've really enjoyed reading French Defence: Tarrasch Variation by Raymond Keene and Shaun Taulbut. It's written with lots of narrative and exposition as well as analysis and reminds me very much how I felt about chess then (early 1980s).

Maybe there is still a way through to the poetry of chess via the remorseless analysis of the engines. But if not, and just in case, I'll keep reading books like this.

Sorry, Ray and Shaun if that undervalues the analysis that you had to do, but it's the literyness of the book that still grabs me

Among the absolutes that Plato drew attention to, there's probably one with a better name than "literyness", but you know what I mean, eh?

Jan-10-21  BIDMONFA: Shaun M Taulbut


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