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.
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)
1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1977)
Lone Pine (1978)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Hastings (1981/82) by Chessical
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|SHAUN M TAULBUT
(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
|1. S Taulbut vs Flear
|| ||1-0||57||1977||BCF-ch||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|2. Plaskett vs S Taulbut
|| ||0-1||50||1977||BCF-ch||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|3. S Taulbut vs M Marlow
|| ||½-½||34||1977||1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|4. S Taulbut vs T B Bennett
|| ||0-1||32||1977||1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open||C15 French, Winawer|
|5. S Taulbut vs S Spivack
|| ||1-0||35||1977||1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|6. S Knott vs S Taulbut
|| ||0-1||42||1977||1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open||E91 King's Indian|
|7. S Taulbut vs D E Rumens
|| ||1-0||66||1977||1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|8. K J Wicker vs S Taulbut
|| ||½-½||28||1977||1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open||A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack|
|9. S Taulbut vs Z Vranesic
|| ||½-½||46||1977||1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|10. S Taulbut vs P Busuttil
|| ||1-0||30||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation|
|11. H Janssen vs S Taulbut
|| ||0-1||57||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|12. S Taulbut vs T Upton
|| ||1-0||27||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||C74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|13. Mokry vs S Taulbut
|| ||1-0||54||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B06 Robatsch|
|14. S Taulbut vs Groszpeter
|| ||1-0||84||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B10 Caro-Kann|
|15. S Taulbut vs Dolmatov
|| ||0-1||56||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B30 Sicilian|
|16. Van der Wiel vs S Taulbut
||0-1||21||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|17. S Taulbut vs D Goodman
|| ||0-1||58||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|18. C M Bjork vs S Taulbut
|| ||½-½||76||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|19. S Taulbut vs Csom
|| ||0-1||41||1978||Hastings 1978/79||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|20. Speelman vs S Taulbut
||½-½||32||1978||Hastings 1978/79||A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)|
|21. L Christiansen vs S Taulbut
||½-½||28||1978||Hastings 1978/79||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|22. M Pasman vs S Taulbut
|| ||0-1||35||1978||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||A04 Reti Opening|
|23. S Taulbut vs C Schubert
|| ||½-½||24||1978||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B02 Alekhine's Defense|
|24. S Taulbut vs Krum Georgiev
|| ||1-0||31||1978||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|25. L Roos vs S Taulbut
|| ||0-1||43||1978||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||A25 English|
| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 137
|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.|
|Mar-31-06|| ||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.|
|Dec-19-09|| ||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.|
|Jun-17-14|| ||alekhinescat: How to play the French Defence is an exceptionally well written primer for the French.|
|Dec-21-18|| ||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|
TAULBUT, Shaun M.
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