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Tournament: 18th Lloyds Bank Masters • 781 games (out of about 1,400 games played)
Venue: London • Dates: 20-29 August 1994 • Download PGNlast edited Sunday, 24 December, 2023 5:00 PM

18th Lloyds Bank Masters, 20-29 August 1994, Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London

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1994 Lloyds Bank Masters Fed Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  Total    B  C D E F
1 Alexander Morozevich RUS 2575m b120+ w50+ b9= w62+ b4+ w18+ b6+ w23+ b32+ w3+ 10 2500 6.00 3.50
2 Romuald Mainka GER 2485g b84= w248= b67+ w48+ b49+ b43– w196+ w12+ b53+ w24+ 8 10 8 2391 6.30 1.70
3 Utut Adianto INA 2520g w83+ b155+ w25+ w54= b24= b139+ w11+ w9= b43+ b1– 10 2504 5.20 2.30
4 Ralf Akesson SWE 2460m w178+ w12= b56+ b53+ w1– w125+ b36+ w47+ b9= w6= 10 2465 4.90 2.60
5 Tomasz Markowski POL 2475m b52+ w54– b228+ w90= b147+ w143– b192+ w74+ b87+ w42+ 10 2355 6.60 0.90
6 Anthony J Miles ENG 2600g b106+ w75= b38+ w58+ b9= w10+ w1– b22+ w18+ b4= 10 2481 6.60 0.90
7 David R Norwood ENG 2545g w121– b117+ w209+ b49– w154+ w112+ b63+ w31+ b54= b40+ 10 2368 7.30 0.20
8 John Dm Nunn ENG 2625g b94= w150+ b133+ w45+ b32= w36= b25= w16+ b23+ w9= 9 2481 6.21 0.29
9 Vladislav Tkachiev KAZ 2535m w49+ b28+ w1= b72+ w6= b40+ w42+ b3= w4= b8= 10 2506 5.40 2.10
10 Peter K Wells ENG 2490m b79+ w107= b188= w205+ b116+ b6– w139+ w118+ b42= w32+ 10 2415 6.00 1.50
11 Alexey Yermolinsky USA 2590g b119= w97+ b87= w107+ b31+ w29+ b3– w75+ b45= w33+ 10 2414 7.30 0.20
12 Boris Alterman ISR 2585g w130+ b4= w161+ b30= w44+ b35= w22= b2– w155+ b61+ 7 9 6 2445 6.21 –0.21
13 Konstantin N Aseev RUS 2540g b60+ w33– b141+ w114– b67+ w50+ b38= w122= b93+ w45+ 7 10 7 2367 7.30 –0.30
14 Dibyendu Barua IND 2495g b101= w177+ b212+ w24– b90+ w93+ b47– w80= b76+ w48+ 7 9 2360 6.12 0.38
15 Nigel R Davies ENG 2510g w163+ b72= w121+ b64= w99= b173+ w37= b61= w60= b65+ 7 10 7 2357 7.00 0.00
16 Gildardo Garcia COL 2540g w95= b91+ w72– b142+ w66+ b28+ w30+ b8– w61= b51+ 7 9 6 2414 6.03 –0.03
17 Dmitry Gurevich USA 2535g b205+ w122= b131= w79+ b64= w87+ b60– w38+ b50= w58+ 7 10 7 2387 7.00 0.00
18 Mark L Hebden ENG 2520g b77+ w27+ b33+ w32= b54+ b1– w35+ w24= b6– w50+ 7 10 7 2506 5.20 1.80
19 James C Howell ENG 2505m b107– w249+ w152+ b112– b220= w56+ b84+ w120= b157+ w63+ 7 10 7 2277 7.90 –0.90
20 Marcin Kaminski POL 2440m b144= w80+ b248= w153+ b118= w54= b45– w64+ b112+ w53+ 7 9 6 2399 5.04 0.96
21 Daniel J King ENG 2495g w112= b123+ w200+ b40– w140+ b124= w111+ w143+ b24– w118+ 7 10 7 2380 6.60 0.40
22 Dharshan Kumaran ENG 2495m b114= w136+ b107= w128+ b131+ w24= b12= w6– b120+ w54+ 7 10 7 2415 6.10 0.90
23 Margeir Petursson ISL 2540g w196+ b57+ w35+ b29= w40= b61+ w43+ b1– w8– b60+ 7 10 7 2489 5.70 1.30
24 Lev Psakhis ISR 2605g w148+ b62= w125+ b14+ w3= b22= w41+ b18= w21+ b2– 7 10 7 2462 6.90 0.10
25 Yaacov Zilberman ISR 2460m w145+ w47+ b3– b134= w71+ b156+ w8= b42– w125+ b59+ 7 10 7 2395 5.90 1.10
26 Paul V Byway ENG 2305f b45– w259+ b222– w136– b224= w232+ b133+ w150+ b96+ w87+ 6 3 2238 3.54 –0.54
27 Alexander Cherniaev RUS 2415m w146+ b18– w103+ b91= w200= b55= w69+ b40– w161+ b86+ 8 2326 4.96 –0.46
28 Colin S Crouch ENG 2395m b151+ w9– b186+ w182= b199+ w16– b91= w90+ b113= w105+ 9 2339 5.22 0.28
29 Victor J Frias USA 2480m w126+ b89+ b113+ w23= w43= b11– w121= b51= b80= w101+ 9 6 2422 5.22 0.78
30 Joseph G Gallagher ENG 2470g b188= w222+ b192+ w12= b112+ w32= b16– w116+ bye= w47= 9 6 2398 5.40 0.60
31 Eduard Gufeld GEO 2440g w69= b190+ w156= b161+ w11– b52+ w124+ b7– w85+ b34= 9 2326 5.94 –0.44
32 Ilya Gurevich USA 2570g w51+ b66+ w73+ b18= w8= b30= w62+ b60+ w1– b10– 10 2476 6.30 0.20
33 Gary W Lane ENG 2440m w183+ b13+ w18– b149+ w42– b85+ w113= b71+ w73+ b11– 10 2428 5.20 1.30
34 Ralf Lau GER 2515g b74= w81+ b119– w247+ b65– w116= b186+ w114+ b131+ w31= 9 2301 6.93 –1.43
35 Colin A Mcnab SCO 2465g b48+ w118+ b23– w105+ b114+ w12= b18– w96+ b47= w43= 9 2474 4.41 1.09
36 A Jonathan Mestel ENG 2520g w116+ b46= w95+ b39= w148+ b8= w4– b68= w72= b99+ 10 2416 6.40 0.10
37 Poorna S Mithrakanth IND 2460f b265= w141= b239+ w162+ b125= w182+ b15= w45– b107= w79+ 9 2292 6.48 –0.98
38 Ali Mortazavi ENG 2410m b218= w214+ w6– b231= b129+ w144+ w13= b17– w146+ b103+ 8 2351 4.64 –0.14
39 Krishnamoorthy Murugan IND 2440m b105= w169+ b110+ w36= b47= w118= b74= w54– b145+ w91+ 10 2366 6.00 0.50
40 Lembit Oll EST 2615g b131= w197+ b122+ w21+ b23= w9– b75= w27+ b62+ w7– 10 2453 7.10 –0.60
41 Evgeni Ragozin RUS 2510m b135+ w157+ b54– w78+ b93= w94+ b24– w87– b115+ w80+ 9 2404 5.76 –0.26
42 Stanislav Savchenko UKR 2570g b70= w138+ b93= w119+ b33+ w63+ b9– w2 5+ w10= b5– 10 2411 7.10 –0.60
43 Jonathan S Speelman ENG 2600g b76= w231+ b46+ w75+ b29= w2+ b23– w58+ w3– b35= 10 2445 7.10 –0.60
44 Aaron P Summerscale ENG 2440m w85+ w113– b197+ w151+ b12– w48+ b73– w153+ b105= b102+ 10 2319 6.60 –0.10
45 Pravin M Thipsay IND 2505m w2 6+ b121= w140+ b8– w134+ b99= w20+ b37+ w11= b13– 10 2423 6.10 0.40
46 Andrew A Webster ENG 2405m b153+ w36= w43– b211= b138= w220+ b82+ w113= b118= w107+ 10 2364 5.60 0.90
47 Patrick G Wolff USA 2595g w143+ b25– w142+ b83+ w39= b72+ w14+ b4– w35= b30= 9 2428 6.48 –0.98
48 Andrew Allen AUS 2275 w35– b215+ w229+ b2– w190+ b44– w104+ b57+ w68+ b14– 6 9 5 2356 3.51 1.49
49 Simon T Ansell ENG 2305 b9– w281+ b232+ w7+ w2– b113– w211+ b117= w111+ b73= 6 9 5 2391 3.42 1.58
50 Ketevan Arakhamia GEO 2450wg w115+ b1– w254= b241+ w103+ b13– w134+ b121+ w17= b18– 6 9 5 2377 5.40 –0.40
51 Hans A Bartels NED 2335f b32– w256+ b88+ w278= b182– w138+ b159+ w29= b75+ w16– 6 8 4 2330 4.08 –0.08
52 Richard A Bates ENG 2285 w5– b242+ w158+ b255– w213+ w31– b110= b229+ w132+ b72= 6 8 4 2303 3.76 0.24
53 Murray G Chandler ENG 2545g b108= w100+ b94+ w4– b101+ w64+ b143= w66+ w2– b20– 6 10 6 2388 7.10 –1.10
54 Alexander Chernin HUN 2615g w111+ b5+ w41+ b3= w18– b20= w68= b39+ w7= b22– 6 10 6 2475 6.90 –0.90
55 James E Cobb ENG 2240 b176= w206= b249+ w63– b165+ w27= b93– w179+ b77+ w62= 6 8 4 2320 3.12 0.88
56 Aron J Cohen ENG 2225 w103= b246+ w4– w250+ b87– b19– w271+ b202= w142+ w157+ 6 6 3 2318 2.22 0.78
57 David H Cummings ENG 2415m b78+ w23– b220– w168+ b97+ w192= b147= w48– b182+ w151+ 6 10 6 2261 7.10 –1.10
58 Jesus De La Villa Garcia ESP 2490m w140= b173+ w154+ b6– w126= b114+ w99+ b43– w143+ b17– 6 10 6 2379 6.50 –0.50
59 John M Emms ENG 2535m b212= w88+ b108= w84+ b63– w107= b205+ w93= b122+ w25– 6 10 6 2345 7.50 –1.50
60 Mark Ferguson ENG 2330 w13– b268+ w164= b171+ w174+ b255+ w17+ w32– b15= w23– 6 8 4 2445 2.72 1.28
61 Alexey Ivanov RUS 2455m b192= w230+ b182= w82+ b223+ w23– b131+ w15= b16= w12– 6 10 6 2353 6.40 –0.40
62 Artur Kogan ISR 2470m w175+ w24= b144+ b1– w86+ w65+ b32– b130+ w40– b55= 6 10 6 2403 5.90 0.10
63 Samir Lejlic BIH 2420f w89– b217+ w287+ b55+ w59+ b42– w7– b200+ w83+ b19– 6 10 6 2341 6.10 –0.10
64 Jonathan P Levitt ENG 2425g b147= w160+ b193+ w15= w17= b53– w126+ b20– w121= b144+ 6 9 5 2360 5.31 –0.31
65 Andrew P Lewis ENG 2300f w255= b240– w202+ b209+ w34+ b62– w163+ bye= b66+ w15– 6 7 2401 2.52 1.98
66 Mahmood Lodhi PAK 2450m b90+ w32– b150+ w218+ b16– w78+ b157+ b53– w65– b143+ 6 10 6 2369 6.10 –0.10
67 Petr Marusenko UKR 2235 w72– b275+ w2– b181+ w13– b234+ w268+ b111= w69= b155+ 6 7 3 2364 2.31 0.69
68 Neil R McDonald ENG 2420m b82= w133– b203+ w110+ b144= w2 65+ b54= w36= b48– w153+ 6 8 5 2325 5.04 –0.04
69 Alan H Perkins ENG 2265 b31= w110– b179+ w2 52+ b75– w133+ b27– w168+ b67= w160+ 6 6 2 2311 2.64 –0.64
70 Michael A Rahal ENG 2335f w42= b209= w123– b185= w102= b181– b287+ w177+ b211+ w129+ 6 10 6 2164 7.30 –1.30
71 Daniel Rotman ISR 2240 b155– w284+ b169= w261+ b25– w230+ b94+ w33– b74= w131+ 6 8 4 2303 3.28 0.72
72 Matthew J Turner ENG 2395f b67+ w15= b16+ w9– b278+ w47– b153= w147+ b36= w52= 6 10 6 2377 5.30 0.70
73 Christopher G Ward ENG 2490m w134+ b149+ b32– w188+ w139– b126= w44+ b95+ b33– w49= 6 10 6 2360 6.80 –0.80
74 Richard M Webb ENG 2315 w34= b152= w241= b184= w240+ b98+ w39= b5– w71= b127+ 6 8 2276 4.40 0.10
75 Keith C Arkell ENG 2470m w128+ b6= w124+ b43– w69+ b227+ w40= b11– w51– b93= 9 2429 5.04 –0.54
76 Itzhak Ben-Menachem ISR 2345f w43= b254= w137+ b223– w237= b241+ w200= b240+ w14– b125= 9 2271 5.40 –0.90
77 Stephen H Berry ENG 2320f w18– b184+ w173= b221+ w156– b117= w190+ b174= w55– b195+ 7 3 2222 4.41 –1.41
78 Simon D Brown ENG 2295 w57– b132+ w127+ b41– w271+ b66– w213+ b155– w158+ b104= 9 2274 4.77 –0.27
79 Graeme N Buckley ENG 2295f w10– b234+ w190+ b17– w211– b92+ w167= b204+ w184+ b37– 6 2337 2.64 –1.14
80 Yuri Chikovani GEO   w137+ b20– w117+ b156= w124– b158+ w185+ b14= w29= b41– 10 2296 2308
81 Charles A Cobb ENG 2155 w238+ b34– w196= b95= w111– b242= w264= b268+ w200+ w112= 6 2356 1.44 1.06
82 Blair N Connell ENG 2245 w68= b185= w109+ b61– w268+ b148= w46– b152+ w103– b170+ 7 2277 3.22 0.28
83 Lawrence Cooper ENG 2320f b3– w226+ b177+ w47– b203+ w91= b125= w88+ b63– w110= 8 2302 4.24 –0.74
84 Anthony R Corkett ENG 2295f w2= b174= w180+ b59– w254= b221+ w19– b167+ w102– b184+ 7 3 2296 3.50 –0.50
85 Michael J Franklin ENG 2250f b44– w250= b165= w249+ b141+ w33– b223+ w94+ b31– w122= 8 2290 3.52 0.98
86 Paul V Griffiths ENG 2245 b122– w233+ b230= w208+ b62– w169+ b87– w295+ b119+ w27– 7 2297 3.01 –0.51
87 Antonio Gual ESP 2395 w200= b127+ w11= b123= w56+ b17– w86+ b41+ w5– b26– 10 2353 5.60 –0.10
88 Renata Henc POL 2155wf w279+ b59– w51– b170+ w95= b163= w178+ b83– w128+ b121= 8 2341 2.08 1.42
89 John H Hodgson ENG 2250 b63+ w29– b278– w2 66+ b230= w208= b109= w159= b223+ w108= 7 2231 3.71 –0.21
90 Christopher K D Holland ENG 2265 w66– b280+ w213+ b5= w14– b195= w181+ b28– w227+ b109= 8 2275 3.92 –0.42
91 Harriet V Hunt ENG 2225wf b162+ w16– b120+ w27= w155= b83= w28= b99= w130+ b39– 9 2393 2.52 1.98
92 Naveen Jain IND   b220= w135= b101– w239+ b192– w79– b250+ w228+ b183= w188+ 9 2265   2265
93 Hans Jonsson SWE 2390f w154= b158+ w42= b240+ w41= b14– w55+ b59= w13– w75= 9 2417 4.14 0.36
94 Simkho Kataev RUS 2385 w8= b229+ w53– b198+ w123+ b41– w71– b85– w217+ b174+ 9 2316 5.40 –0.90
95 Andrew P Law ENG 2375f b16= w244+ b36– w81= b88= w191+ b182+ w73– b151= w97= 9 2299 5.40 –0.90
96 Alex Lewis ENG   w213= b196– w237– b285+ w229+ b103+ w140+ b35– w26– bye+ 7 2271   2169
97 Karl C C Mah ENG 2175f w179+ b11– w111+ b99– w57– b251+ w114– b264+ w196+ b95= 7 2383 1.61 0.89
98 Justin C Marley ENG 2100 w280= b154– w264+ b121= w161+ w74– b279= b146– w180+ w179+ 5 2267 1.40 0.10
99 Benjamin M S Martin NZL 2355f b118– w272+ b129+ w97+ b15= w45= b58– w91= b199+ w36– 9 2380 4.23 0.27
100 Dan E Mayers USA 2165 w251+ b53– w143– b202= w264– b236– w258+ b263+ w242+ b183+ 3 1 2373 0.69 0.31
101 Richard J McMichael ENG 2305 w14= b161– w92+ b104+ w53– b185– w221+ b180+ w174+ b29– 6 2332 2.76 –0.26
102 David M Moskovic ENG 2065 b201+ w212– b153– w150= b70= w128+ b144+ w119= b84+ w44– 9 2301 1.80 2.70
103 Jonathan P Nelson ENG   b56= w166+ b27– w169+ b50– w96– b278+ w230+ b82+ w38– 9 2220 2245
104 Arjun Panchapagesan ENG 2135 bye= w162– b272+ w101– b226= w194+ b48– w212+ b192+ w78= 5 2292 1.45 1.05
105 Matthew S Piper ENG 2255 w39= b213= w217+ b35– w234+ b111– w195+ b148+ w44= b28– 9 2313 3.78 0.72
106 Craig W Pritchett SCO 2360m w6– b287= w257+ b166+ w173– b237= w204= b123= w240+ b117= 8 4 2209 5.60 –1.60
107 Mark Quinn IRL 2305 w19+ b10= w22= b11– w187+ b59= w156= b124+ w37= b46– 10 2397 3.70 1.80
108 Thandalam S Ravi IND 2385 w53= b167+ w59= b125– w117= b204= w240– b213+ w190+ b89= 8 5 2279 5.12 –0.12
109 Natasha K Regan ENG 2115wf bye= w218= b82– w120– b274+ b175+ w89= b149= w140+ w90= 8 4 2273 2.32 1.68
110 Paul E Roberts SCO 2170 w132= b69+ w39– b68– w210+ b176= w52= b126= w134+ b83= 8 4 2341 2.16 1.84
111 Philip J Rossiter ENG 2380f b54– w274+ b97– w160+ b81+ w105+ b21– w67= b49– w147+ 8 2312 4.72 –1.22
112 Jonathan W Rowson SCO 2305 b21= w220= b136+ w19+ w30– b7– w127+ b156+ w20– b81= 10 2322 4.80 0.70
113 Matthew D Sadler ENG 2560g w139+ b44+ w29– b116– w151+ w49+ b33= b46= w28=   9 2372 6.66 –1.16
114 Elvira Sakhatova Berend KAZ 2300wm w22= b204+ w255= b13+ w35– w58– b97+ b34– w148+ w116= 9 2428 2.97 1.53
115 Joel Salman USA 2270f b50– w179– b244+ w216+ b136= w248– b214+ w172+ w41– b189+ 6 2233 3.30 –0.80
116 Vishal Sareen IND 2310 b36– w270+ b168+ w113+ w10– b34= w184+ b30– w117= b114= 8 2402 2.96 0.54
117 John C Saunders ENG 2225 b186+ w7– b80– w224+ b108= w77= b222+ w49= b116= w106= 7 2329 2.52 0.98
118 Alexander Shabalov USA 2600g w99+ b35– w240+ b174+ w20= b39= w155+ b10– w46= b21– 8 2436 5.76 –2.26
119 Leonid Slutzky RUS 2340 w11= b181+ w34+ b42– w227– b174= w187+ b102= w86– b167+ 8 5 2301 4.40 0.60
120 Peter J Sowray ENG 2335f w1– b202+ w91– b109+ w231+ b184= w227+ b19= w22– b124= 7 3 2329 3.57 –0.57
121 Thomas Thiel GER 2320 b7+ w45= b15– w98= b206+ w223+ b29= w50– b64= w88= 10 2344 4.70 0.80
122 Sharad S Tilak IND 2415m w86+ b17= w40– b237= w137+ b200= w146+ b13= w59– b85= 10 2366 5.70 –0.20
123 Aleksandar Trifunovic ENG 2225 b203+ w21– b70+ w87= b94– w130– b249+ w106= b159= w169+ 8 4 2291 3.28 0.72
124 Simon K Williams ENG 2185 b252= w147+ b75– w176+ b80+ w21= b31– w107– b135+ w120= 8 4 2378 2.00 2.00
125 Jonathan G Wilson ENG 2190 b208+ w176+ b24– w108+ w37= b4– w83= b196+ b25– w76= 9 2412 1.98 2.52
126 David A Wood ENG 2295 b29– w221= b214+ w193+ b58= w73= b64– w110= b138= w172+ 8 4 2307 3.84 0.16
127 John N T Abd-Mariam ENG 2175 b253+ w87– b78– w274+ b265– w250+ b112– w208+ b186+ w74– 5 5 0 2317 1.55 –1.55
128 Claude Adrian FRA 2285f b75– b245+ w191+ b22– w167– b102– w234+ w247+ b88– w206+ 5 8 3 2225 4.64 –1.64
129 Matthew N Anderton ENG 2170 w268– b189+ w99– b289+ w38– b202– w238+ b225+ w149+ b70– 5 4 1 2340 1.12 –0.12
130 Michael H Barnes ENG 2335 b12– w165= b247– b280+ w209+ b123+ w173+ w62– b91– w133= 5 1 3 2275 4.06 –1.06
131 Michael J Basman ENG 2375m w40= b223+ w17= b254+ w22– b211+ w61– b142+ w34– b71– 5 9 4 2367 4.59 –0.59
132 Marc C Bautista ENG   b110= w78– b199– w258+ b150+ w147– b220+ w218+ b52– w136= 5 9 4 2224   2181
133 Sigurbjorn Bjornsson ISL   w180+ b68+ w8– b155– w145= b69– w26– b241+ w205+ b130= 5 10 5 2333   2333
134 Richard L Britton ENG 2295f b73– w291+ b216+ w25= b45– w136+ b50– w162= b110– w227+ 5 7 2323 3.22 –0.72
135 Bernard Cafferty ENG 2310f w41– b92= w227= b246= w257= b271= w254+ b173= w124– b213+ 5 8 4 2173 5.44 –1.44
136 Benjamin S Clissold ENG 2120 w170+ b22– w112– b26+ w115= b134– w176= b242= w175+ b132= 5 7 3 2334 1.61 1.39
137 David J Coleman ENG 2230 b80– w224+ b76– w233+ b122– w179= b230– w253= b266+ w216+ 5 4 1 2215 2.08 –1.08
138 Nigel P Donovan ENG 2170 w283+ b42– w148– b263+ w46= b51– w242= b236+ w126= b176= 5 6 2389 1.32 0.18
139 Eduard Duchovny ISR 2335 b113– w252+ b172+ w222+ b73+ w3– b10– w199= bye=   5 7 2360 3.29 0.21
140 Christopher R Duncan ENG 2300f b58= w211+ b45– w256+ b21– w247+ b96– w182= b109– w223+ 5 8 4 2286 4.16 –0.16
141 David G Flower WLS 2045 w243+ b37= w13– b146= w85– b154= w161– b245+ w204= b240+ 5 5 2306 0.90 0.60
142 Philip E Goldstein ENG   b267+ w265+ b47– w16– b218– w177+ b231+ w131– b56– w235+ 5 9 4 2295   2252
143 Ruben Gunawan INA 2345f b47– w159+ b100+ w248+ w255= b5+ w53= b21– b58– w66– 5 9 4 2422 3.51 0.49
144 Demis Hassabis ENG 2260 w20= b198+ w62– b210+ w68= b38– w102– b181+ w156+ w64– 5 9 4 2287 4.14 –0.14
145 Miroslav V Houska ENG 2270 b25– w266– b274+ w267+ b133= w159– b252+ w166+ w39– b161= 5 4 2 2278 1.96 0.04
146 Nicholas S Jakubovics ENG 2255 b27– w238= b266+ w141= b222= w2 78+ b122– w98+ b38– w162= 5 7 3 2215 3.92 –0.92
147 David J James WLS 2260f w64= b124– w268+ b287+ w5– b132+ w57= b72– w185+ b111– 5 8 3 2301 3.52 –0.52
148 Andrew P H Kinsman ENG 2375f b24– w194+ b138+ w220+ b36– w82= b199= w105– b114– w211+ 5 9 4 2302 5.40 –1.40
149 Feliks J Kwiatkowski ENG 2260 b266+ w73– b267+ w33– b159= w256= b172= w109= b129– w221+ 5 6 2 2238 3.18 –1.18
150 Adrien Leroy FRA 2220f w227+ b8– w66– b102= w132– b215+ w209+ b26– w152= b234+ 5 6 2 2250 2.76 –0.76
151 Chiedu Maduekwe NGR 2235 w28– b285+ w195+ b44– b113– w267+ w202= b170+ w95= b57– 5 7 2328 2.59 –0.09
152 David L Martin WLS 2045 b282+ w74= b19– w192= b162– w228+ b218= w82– b150= w229+ 5 8 4 2258 1.84 2.16
153 Daire Mcmahon IRL 2240 w46– b258+ w102+ b20– w175= b219+ w72= b44– w202+ b68– 5 8 3 2308 3.28 –0.28
154 John Naylor ENG 2235 b93= w98+ b58– w165= b7– w141= b179– w2 52+ b214+ w159= 5 5 2 2314 1.95 0.05
155 Jonathan F Parker ENG 2400m w71+ w3– b231= w133+ b91= w162+ b118– w78+ b12– w67– 5 8 3 2363 4.40 –1.40
156 Nicholas G Pert ENG 2105 b261= w199+ b31= w80= b77+ w25– b107= w112– b144– w218+ 5 8 4 2319 1.84 2.16
157 Nigel E Povah ENG 2370m w289+ b41– w174– b217+ w164+ b167+ w66– b237+ w19– b56– 5 8 4 2301 4.80 –0.80
158 William Purkiss ENG 2160 b294+ w93– b52– w243+ b205= w80– bye= w194+ b78– b236+ 5 4 ½ 2313 1.20 –0.70
159 Steven J L Rix ENG   w237= b143– w258+ b163= w149= b145+ w51– b89= w123= b154= 5 9 4 2271   2228
160 Jack Rudd ENG   w241+ b64– w175– b111– w217= b270= w2 57+ b178+ w164+ b69– 5 9 2248   2248
161 Daniel Santos Izouierdo ESP   b228+ w101+ b12– w31– b98– w252= b141+ w171+ b27– w145= 5 9 2282   2282
162 Johan Sittenfeld SWE   w91– b104+ w185+ b37– w152+ b155– w170= b134= w195= b146= 5 9 2221   2221
163 Andrew Philip Smith IRL 2310f b15– w261+ b206= w159= b247= w88= b65– w223– b208+ w232+ 5 7 2211 4.48 –1.98
164 William J Stirling ENG 2225 w240– b170+ b60= w230= b157– w287+ b256= w169= b160– w215+ 5 5 2150 3.00 –0.50
165 Santosh Umesh SCO   w198= b130= w85= b154= w55– b240– w246+ b175= w166= b237+ 5 9 5 2219 2232
166 Michael Babar GER 2150f w242= b103– b238+ w106– b250= w279+ w183= b145– b165= w194= 3 ½ 2297 0.90 –0.40
167 Daniel L Bisby ENG 2150 b233+ w108– b205– w282+ b128+ w157– b79= w84– b226+ w119– 7 2321 1.89 –0.39
168 Rowan M Brown ENG 2135 w202– b225+ w116– b57– b244= w261+ w189+ b69– w178– b242+ 4 0 2316 1.04 –1.04
169 John S Burke ENG 2010 w277+ b39– w71= b103– w198+ b86– w241+ b164= w173= b123– 8 2238 1.68 1.82
170 Fausto Calandri ITA   b136– w164– b276+ w88– b239+ w203+ b162= w151– b171+ w82– 7 2 2194   2036
171 Colin Costello ENG 2150 w264= b200– w242+ w60– b238= b189= w210+ b161– w170– b251+ 2 0 2285 0.64 –0.64
172 Dipanjan Das IND 2155 bye= bye= w139– b189+ w196– b238+ w149= b115– w2 51+ b126– 5 ½ 2298 1.55 –1.05
173 Christopher N Dunworth ENG 2220f b247+ w58– b77= w194+ b106+ w15– b130– w135= b169=   8 2309 3.04 0.46
174 Mats Dysing a.k.a. Fransson SWE   b239+ w84= b157+ w118– b60– w119= b188+ w77= b101– w94– 10 2346   2310
175 Chris J Gant ENG 2285 b62– w208– b160+ w232= b153= w109– b266+ w165= b136– w264+ 5 1 2211 3.00 –2.00
176 Tunveer M D Gillani PAK 2405 w55= b125– w210+ b124– b193= w110= b136= w203= b206= w138= 8 3 2159 6.48 –3.48
177 Alan M Gregg ENG 2140 w263+ b14– w83– b268– w284+ b142– w280+ b70– w264+ b196= 4 ½ 2369 0.84 –0.34
178 Douglas Griffin SCO 2275 b4– w253= b208= w214= b252= w193+ b88– w160– b168+ w186= 4 2 2206 2.40 –0.40
179 Christophe Gueneau FRA   b97– b115+ w69– b183– w207+ b137= w154+ b55– w198+ b98– 9 2216   2136
180 Alexis M Harakis ENG 2210 b133– w235+ b84– w226= b208– w224+ b295+ w101– b98– w252+ 3 0 2233 1.41 –1.41
181 Ronald F A Harman ENG 2080 b235+ w119– b218– w67– b262+ w70+ b90– w144– b244+ w182= 7 2270 1.75 –0.25
182 Jonathan J Hastings ENG 2215 w184= b219+ w61= b28= w51+ b37– w95– b140= w57– b181= 9 4 2314 3.24 0.76
183 Andrew Hon ENG 2260 b33– b251+ w223– w179+ b248= w222= b166= b185= w92= w100– 7 2 2171 4.34 –2.34
184 Faycal Khemoudj ALG   b182= w77– b201+ w74= b188+ w120= b116– w205+ b79– w84– 9 2294   2214
185 Bernd Kievelitz GER 2125 b226= w82= b162– w70= b261+ w101+ b80– w183= b147– w192= 6 3 2279 1.74 1.26
186 Krister Larsson SWE   w117– b288+ w28– b257= w287= b266+ w34– b219+ w127– b178= 8 2205   2064
187 Michael Macdonald-Ross SCO 2195 b256= w192– b194= w279+ b107– w233+ b119– w211– b253= w249+ 5 1 2224 2.30 –1.30
188 Lucas E Mendoza Contreras ESP 2285 w30= b236+ w10= b73– w184– b245+ w174– b217= w237+ b92– 5 2358 2.00 0.50
189 Philip J Morgan ENG   b232– w129– b277+ w172– b216+ w171= b168– w287+ b230+ w115– 9 2122   2042
190 Abiodun Nelson JAM 2195 b250+ w31– b79– w225+ b48– w226+ b77– w222+ b108– w201= 6 1 2299 2.16 –1.16
191 Kenneth I Norman ENG 2205 b214– w252+ b128– w244+ bye= b95– w219= w206= b203= b202= 4 1 2200 2.04 –1.04
192 Conor O'Shaughnessy IRL 2270 w61= b187+ w30– b152= w92+ b57= w5– b227= w104– b185= 8 3 2289 3.76 –0.76
193 Robert Parker ENG 2075 w258= b237+ w64– b126– w176= b178– w263= b261= w207+ b200= 6 2 2308 1.26 0.74
194 Oyvind Pedersen NOR   w195+ b148– w187= b173– w202= b104– w269+ b158– w219+ b166= 9 4 2145   2102
195 Richard G Pert ENG 2050 b194– w260+ b151– w197= b212+ w90= b105– w231+ b162= w77– 7 3 2258 1.61 1.39
196 James R Poulton ENG 2330 b23– w96+ b81= w206= b172+ w218+ b2– w125– b97– w177= 9 2245 5.58 –2.08
197 Claude H Sollars MLT 2210 w221+ b40– w44– b195= w204– b210– w235– b274+ w263+ b254+ 4 2293 1.56 –0.06
198 William Stanton ENG 2170 b165= w144– b282+ w94– b169– w249– w272+ b210+ b179– w253+ 4 0 2168 2.00 –2.00
199 Mark I Walker ENG 2225 w204= b156– w132+ b270+ w28– b264+ w148= b139= w99–   5 1 2313 1.90 –0.90
200 Laurence A Webb ENG 2240 b87= w171+ b21– w253+ b27= w122= b76= w63– b81– w193= 9 2318 3.51 –0.01
201 W Gerald West NGR   w102– b292= w184– b219– w283+ b209– w2 86+ b257+ w229= b190= 7 2094   1992
202 Richard Weston SCO   b168+ w120– b65– w100= b194= w129+ b151= w56= b153– w191= 9 4 2223   2180
203 Leighton Williams WLS   w123– b273+ w68– b236+ w83– b170– w207+ b176= w191= b204= 5 1 2315   2075
204 Astrit Zymberi ALB   b199= w114– b270– w235+ b197+ w108= b106= w79– b141= w203= 7 3 2260   2210
205 Nasser M Abbasi USA 2280 w17– b264+ w167+ b10– w158= b254+ w59– b184– b133– w214= 4 6 2332 2.58 –0.08
206 Bjorn Ansner SWE 2125 w215= b55= w163= b196= w121– b268– w270+ b191= w176= b128– 4 7 2299 1.89 0.61
207 Philip S Brown ENG   b222– w216– b233– w277+ b179– w291+ b203– w284+ b193– w267+ 4 4 1 2070   1877
208 Francois Capaces LUX   w125– b175+ w178= b86– w180+ b89= w237– b127– w163– b268+ 4 9 3 2239   2114
209 Arghyadip Das IND 2065 b262+ w70= b7– w65– b130– w201+ b150– w244= b235– w258+ 4 5 ½ 2321 0.95 –0.45
210 Nicholas J De Peyer ENG   bye= w293+ b176– w144– b110– w197+ b171– w198– b287+ w228= 4 8 2200   2059
211 Saheli Dhar IND 2190wf w234= b140– w215+ w46= b79+ w131– b49– b187+ w70– b148– 4 8 2323 2.56 –0.06
212 Russell J Dive NZL 2315f w59= b102+ w14– b227– w195– b246+ w217= b104– w234– w245+ 4 7 3 2215 4.48 –1.48
213 Shyamol Dutta IND 2140 b96= w105= b90– w273+ b52– w272+ b78– w108– b262+ w135– 4 6 ½ 2299 1.74 –1.24
214 Andrew Fish WLS   w191+ b38– w126– b178= w241– b286+ w115– b246+ w154– b205= 4 9 3 2253   2128
215 David J Garner ENG   b206= w48– b211– b245– w276+ w150– b288+ w232= b247+ b164– 4 7 2 2183   2025
216 Krishnendu Ghosh IND 2065 w236– b207+ w134– b115– w189– b275= w276+ b235= w2 58+ b137– 4 3 0 2265 0.72 –0.72
217 David W W Gunter ENG 2130 b260+ w63– b105– w157– b160= w235+ b212= w188= b94– w220= 4 7 2319 1.75 –0.25
218 Magnus Holm SWE 2240 w38= b109= w181+ b66– w142+ b196– w152= b132– w221= b156– 4 7 2219 3.71 –1.21
219 Jovanka Houska ENG 2015 b259= w182– b261– w201+ b253+ w153– b191= w186– b194– w282+ 4 3 ½ 2220 0.72 –0.22
220 Adam C Hunt ENG 2205 w92= b112= w57+ b148– w19= b46– w132– b251– w275+ b217= 4 6 2356 1.80 0.70
221 Etan Ilfeld ISR   b197– b126= w280+ w77– b232+ w84– b101– w249+ b218= b149– 4 9 3 2228   2103
222 Costas Karayiannis ENG 2080 w207+ b30– w26+ b139– w146= b183= w117– b190– w225+   4 7 2 2286 1.68 0.32
223 Matthias Kjeld ISL 2140 b224+ w131– b183+ w76+ w61– b121– w85– b163+ w89– b140– 4 9 3 2318 2.43 0.57
224 Gavin A Knott ENG   w223– b137– w283+ b117– w26= b180– w275– b259= b260+ w271+ 4 6 2198   2005
225 Aiden M Leech ENG   b248– w168– w245+ b190– b267– w273+ b233+ w129– b222– w262+ 4 6 0 2123   1446
226 Stephen Macdonald-Ross ENG   w185= b83– w246= b180= w104= b190– w251= b271+ w167– b238= 4 8 3 2164   2077
227 Philippe Matthey SUI   b150– w294+ b135= w212+ b119+ w75– b120– w192= b90– b134– 4 9 3 2313   2188
228 Jason P McKenna ENG 2230 w161– b289+ w5– b271– w263+ b152– w284+ b92– w254= b210= 4 4 ½ 2180 2.28 –1.78
229 Adrian O Pickersgill ENG 2150 b284+ w94– b48– w272= b96– w253+ b244+ w52– b201= b152– 4 4 0 2248 1.48 –1.48
230 Claudio Raselli ITA 2035 w288+ b61– w86= b164= w89= b71– w137+ b103– w189– b231= 4 7 3 2254 1.54 1.46
231 Daniel B Rosenberg ENG 2205 w245+ b43– w155= w38= b120– b257+ w142– b195– w238= w230= 4 7 2260 2.94 –0.44
232 Nagabhusanaredy Saritha IND 2110wm w189+ b255– w49– b175= w221– b26– w274+ b215= w261+ b163– 4 5 ½ 2333 1.10 –0.60
233 Olle Sjoestroem SWE   w167– b86– w207+ b137– w275+ b187– w225– b262– w272+ b257+ 4 5 1 2171   1931
234 Les J Smart ENG   b211= w79– b281+ w265= b105– w67– b128– w270+ b212+ w150– 4 8 2 2259   2066
235 Stuart Swan SCO   w181– b180– w251= b204– w259+ b217– b197+ w216= w209+ b142– 4 6 2127   2070
236 David Tang ENG   b216+ w188– b265– w203– b249= w100+ b247= w138– b267+ w158– 4 9 4 2148   2105
237 Bhagyashree S Thipsay IND 2210wm b159= w193– b96+ w122= b76= w106= b208+ w157– b188– w165– 4 6 2308 2.22 –0.72
238 Konrad Van Zyl Smit RSA   b81– b146= w166– b259+ w171= w172– b129– w282+ b231= w226= 4 7 2177   1947
239 Mohammad Waqar PAK 2225 w174– b263+ w37– b92– w170– b281= w261– b272+ w259= b270+ 4 1 0 2460 0.21 –0.21
240 Dmitzy Yakovlev ISR   b164+ w65+ b118– w93– b74– w165+ b108+ w76– b106– w141– 4 9 3 2329   2204
241 Mehmet N Altinsoy TUR 2215 b160– w286+ b74= w50– b214+ w76– b169– w133– b252– w266+ 4 ½ 2280 1.64 –1.14
242 Chris A Baker ENG   b166= w52– b171– b275= w281+ w81= b138= w136= b100– w168– 8 2 2166   1973
243 Kanwal K Bhatia ENG   b141– w267– bye+ b158– w245– b263– w259– b276+ w274= b275+ 3 0      
244 Eoin S Campbell SCO   w292+ b95– w115– b191– w168= b258+ w229– b209= w181– b247= 9 2172   2006
245 Ray R Devenney IRL   b231– w128– b225– w215+ b243+ w188– b267= w141– w250+ b212– 6 ½ 2199   1798
246 Petra Fink GER 2095wf b270= w56– b226= w135= b272= w212– b165– w214– b282= b281+ 3 ½ 2283 0.78 –0.28
247 Mrunalini Kunte IND 2135 w173– b277+ w130+ b34– w163= b140– w236= b128– w215– w244= 6 2323 1.56 –0.06
248 Luke J McShane ENG 2095f w225+ b2= w20= b143– w183= b115+         5 2352 0.90 1.60
249 Hana Modrova CZE 2015wf w273+ b19– w55– b85– w236= b198+ w123– b221– w281+ b187– 6 1 2241 1.26 –0.26
250 Olufemi Oris-Sharaibi NGR   w190– b85= w292+ b56– w166= b127– w92– bye= b245– w286+ 6 2 2188   2063
251 Klaus H Rapp GER   b100– w183– b235= w281= b273+ w97– b226= w220+ b172– w171– 6 1 2185   1912
252 C Nigel J Rose ENG   w124= b139– w275+ b69– w178= b161= w145– b154– w241+ b180– 8 2 2249   2056
253 Antony Sheehan WLS   w127– b178= w285+ b200– w219– b229– w281+ b137= w187= b198– 8 2181   1930
254 Ruth Sheldon ENG 2120wf b286+ w76= b50= w131– b84= w205– b135– w267= b228= w197– 9 2284 2.52 –0.02
255 Peter Szekely HUN 2490g b65= w232+ b114= w52+ b143= w60–         6 2283 4.62 –1.12
256 Kevin J Thurlow ENG   w187= b51– w259+ b140– w270+ b149= w164=       5 2263   2114
257 Avijit Bala IND 2035 b272– w276+ b106– w186= b135= w231– b160– w201– b284+ w233– 3 3 ½ 2292 0.54 –0.04
258 Andrew M Bamford ENG   b193= w153– b159– b132– w285+ w244– b100– bye+ w271= b209– 3 5 1 2125   1885
259 Adway Chowdhuri IND   w219= b26– b256– w238– b235– w274= b243+ w224= b239= w269– 3 4 1 2138   1945
260 Shamsul K Chowdhury BAN   w217– b195– w263– b284– bye b276– w277+ b291+ w224– b285+ 3 2 0      
261 Arthur Freeman ENG   w156= b163– w219+ b71– w185– b168– b239+ w193= b232–   3 9 3 2149   2024
262 Oliver D C Gee ENG   w209– b191– w289– b283+ w181– b284– b273+ w233+ w213– b225– 3 4 0 2123   1446
263 Duncan J Harwood ENG   b177– w239– b260+ w138– b228– w243+ b193= w100– b197– bye= 3 7 ½ 2174   1752
264 Kai-Roger Johansen NOR   b171= w205– b98– w291+ b100+ w199– b81= w97– b177– b175– 3 9 2 2186   1966
265 Vladimir Kalinin WLS 2275 w37= b142– w236+ b234= w127+ b68–         3 3 2352 1.17 0.33
266 Jim McCarthy IRL   w149– b145+ w146– b89– b282+ w186– w175– b280+ w137– b241– 3 7 1 2252   1943
267 Mairead M O'Siochru IRL 2060 w142– b243+ w149– b145– w225+ b151– w245= b254= w236– b207– 3 4 ½ 2221 1.16 –0.66
268 Paul Obiamiwe NGR   b129+ w60– b147– w177+ b82– w206+ b67– w81– b216– w208– 3 9 3 2192   2067
269 Kenneth Odeh NGR 2005             b194– b275+ w280+ b259+ 3 0 0      
270 Martin I Robertson ENG   w246= b116– w204+ w199– b256– w160= b206– b234– w283+ w239– 3 5 ½ 2196   1830
271 Timothy R Spanton ENG 2080 b274– w282– b291+ w228+ b78– w135= b56– w226– b258= b224– 3 4 2265 1.04 0.46
272 Fiona M Webster ENG   w257+ b99– w104– b229= w246= b213– b198– w239– b233– w287+ 3 9 3 2146   2021
273 Kulwant S Bhatia ENG   b249– w203– bye+ b213– w251– b225– w262– b283– w276= b291+ 2 0      
274 Hamendra Chand IND   w271+ b111– w145– b127– w109– b259= b232– w197– b243= w283= 7 1 2191   1882
275 Paul L Cheshire ENG   b291= w67– b252– w242= b233– w216= b224+ w269– b220– w243– 4 ½ 2128   1806
276 George Hassabis ENG   w287– b257– w170– b286= b215– w260+ b216– w243– b273= w284= 3 0      
277 Puneet Jaiswal IND   b169– w247– w189– b207– b279– w283= b260– b285= w291+ b280= 2 0      
278 Andrew Kitchlew ENG 2040 w290– b283+ w89+ b51= w72– b146– w103–       5 2271 1.05 0.45
279 Paul A Lesniowski ENG   b88–   w288+ b187– w277+ b166– w98=       4 ½ 2150   1828
280 Nicholas R Moloney ENG   b98= w90– b221– w130– b291= w282+ b177– w266– b269– w277= 5 ½ 2169   1803
281 Lara Ogunshola NGR   w285= b49– w234– b251= b242– w239= b253– w286+ b249– w246– 4 ½ 2160   1838
282 Glen D Parker ENG   w152– b271+ w198– b167– w266– b280– w291+ b238– w246= b219– 6 2093   1900
283 Denise Surchat SUI   b138– w278– b224– w262– b201– b277= w285= w273+ b270– b274= 2 0      
284 Sid Ali H Taourchi ALG   w229– b71–   w260+ b177– w262+ b228– b207– w257– b276= 5 0 2159   1482
285 Mansur Boase ENG   b281= w151– b253– w96– b258– w288– b283= w277= b286= w260– 2 1 0      
286 Ubirajara Costa E Silva BRA   w254– b241–   w276= b288+ w214– b201– b281– w285= b250– 2 2 0      
287 Nancy Fixter SCO 2005 b276+ w106= b63– w147– b186= b164– w70– b189– w210– b272– 2 5 ½ 2306 0.75 –0.25
288 Dugald Agble TRI   b230– w186– b279– bye= w286– b285+ w215–       1 0      
289 Thomas Walton ENG   b157– w228– b262+ w129– bye= def–         3 0      
290 Roger D de Coverly ENG 2125 b278+                   1 1 1 2040 0.62 0.38
291 Paul Moulson WLS   w275= b134– w271– b264– w280= b207– b282– w260– b277– w273– 1 2 0      
292 Roy Sagall ENG 2135 b244– w201= b250–               ½ 0 0      
293 Bertrand A Barlow ENG     b210–                 0 0 0      
294 Nidhi Kumar IND   w158– b227–                 0 1 0      
295 John Odeh NGR               w180– b86–     0 2 0      

Arbiters: Stewart Reuben, Richard O'Brien, Les Blackstock, Andrew Whiteley, Rudrani Charan Chatterjee, Mark Brougham, Roy Brown, Alan Martin, Adam Raoof, David Sedgwick. Rate: 40 Moves In 2 Hours, 20 In 1 Hour, All In 1 Hour

Index Of Columns :

B= Number of Rated Opponents.(N)
C= Points Scored against Rated Opponents.(W)
D= Average of Rated Opponents. (Rc). Not Printed if B<4 and Player is unrated.
E= Score Expectation against Rated Opponents Only.(We)
F= Actual Game Score less Expected Score Rated Players).(W–We).


Lloyds Bank Master: Alexander Morozevich 9½/10 - Record Score, 2970 Performance, only ever exceeded by Fischer & Karpov
Lloyds Bank Ladies Master: Ketevan Arakhamia
LLoyds Bank Junior Master: Alexander Morozevich
Commonwealth Champion: Tony Miles
Commonwealth Ladies Champion: Harriet Hunt
Commonwealth Junior Champion: Dharshan Kumaran
Commonwealth Girls Champion: Harriet Hunt

GM NORMS: Ralf Akesson, Alexander Morozevich (& title), Vladislav Tkachiev, Peter Wells (& title)

IM NORMS: Mark Ferguson, Samir Lejlic (& title), Mark Quinn, Matthew Turner (& title)

WGM NORMS: Harriet Hunt, Elvira Sakhatova [Berend]

WM NORMS: Renata Henc, Harriet Hunt (& title - aged 16), Natasha Regan


INTRODUCTION
by Stewart Reuben [from the tournament bulletin]

It’s hard to believe this is the 18th Lloyds Bank Masters. I wonder if Leonard Barden and I would have taken up the challenge of starting the event if we’d known it would take up such a large fraction of our lives. We set out with some very clear objectives in mind when devising the format and all these have been fulfilled many times over. This may be the last of the series, but it is clear the sponsor must have been highly satisfied with the value for money, otherwise it would have finished many years ago. We wanted an event partially to replace the Whitby and Chess Magazine festivals that each lasted two weeks in the summer. The opportunities offered here for international play have spiralled out of all recognition because the masters format has been so widely copied.

Dibyendu Barua has played in all the Lloyds Bank Masters except one since 1982. That’s a very good try to be our most faithful competitor but he made the mistake of being too young. Nine year olds just didn’t travel all the way to England for a chess tournament in 1977. That’s changed now, of course. The record holder is Dan Mayers, who has taken part in all but one of the tournaments and that one was due to ill-health - I think. He believes he recovered in time to take part in that one too and I don’t have the complete set of bulletins on hand to check this. Of course, a number of other players took part in the 1977 event, such as Jon Speelman, Michael Basman and Richard O'Brien.

Since this is the qualifying tournament for the Intel Speed Chess Challenge it is hardly surprising we have a bigger and stronger entry than ever before. Since this was announced I have been inundated with requests for financial support from grandmasters and international masters. Naturally the money set aside for this purpose ran out very early. 32 grandmasters and 34 masters are taking part. 41 countries are being represented. By contrast, we could only muster 2 GMs and 4 IMs from 66 entries in 1977.

Perhaps we over-accelerated the first round by following normal rules and pairing the top quarter v second quarter. This resulted in about a third of the games being drawn. Top third against second third might have been more sensible. But we have never before had a tournament in which nearly 75% of the players were rated. Writing this after the fourth round (having started two rounds ago), nobody has succeeded in reaching 4/4. Some think a swiss should build to a giant climax in the last round with two people on 100%, as in a knock-out. I like to see competitive chess.

Naturally I would have liked to see the event continue forever. So many friends, so many new faces and so many people who have clearly been encouraged to develop their potential as players. But life isn’t like that. At least we are going out with a bang not a whimper.


The Guardian, 22 August 1994 (Leonard Barden): "The 10-year-old Londoner Luke McShane broke another record last night when he met his first grandmaster in the Lloyds Bank tournament at the Cumberland Hotel in London and scored a remarkable draw.
Mcshane, who comes from Clapham, shared a point with Romuald Mainka, 21, one of Germany’s top players, after a 56-move game lasting nearly six hours. The young prodigy, who broke by four months the achievement of Samuel Reshevsky of the United States in 1922, is by far the youngest Briton to score against a grandmaster, the second highest title in chess. The previous youngest, Nigel Short and Michael Adams, who are both currently challenging for the senior world title, were both aged 14.

At the age of eight, McShane became the youngest World Chess Federation master, and at nine, in last year’s Lloyds Bank event, he became the youngest European to qualify for a world ranking."


The Guardian, 30 August 1994: "Alexander Morozevich, aged 17, set a UK tournament performance record yesterday when he won the Lloyds Bank Masters in London with nine wins and a draw, writes Leonard Barden. The Moscow student’s rating [2970] for his 10 games has been bettered only by Bobby Fischer and Anatoly Karpov."


The Guardian, 10 September 1994 (Leonard Barden column): "A star was born at Lloyds Bank last week, where Alexander Morozevlch, 17, demolished his opponents with brilliantly unconventional play. The Russian teenager reached his grandmaster norm with three games to spare, ended with a record 9½/10 in the UK’s strongest ever open, and qualified for the £100,000 Intel Grand Prix. Morozevich’s games appear to be derived from the original guru of Russian chess, Mikhail Tchigorin. He developed knights à la Tchigorin at c6 and e7, often swapped off his bishops, and played archaic openings. Tchigorin used the Centre Game in pre-revolution championships around 1903."


File Updated

Date Notes
9 September 2009 771 games posted here.
28 April 2021 The same 771 games but now viewable and with a full crosstable, etc. One of the games has a correction - in Morozevich-Petursson (Rd 8), White played 15.Qb1 (not 15.Bb1 as printed in the bulletin).
12 July 2021 Now 774 games: the three that were added were all played and sent in by Tony Corkett: (1) rd 6 win vs Ilfeld; (2) rd 9 loss to Moskovic; (3) rd 10 win vs Khemoudj. (His other seven games were already on file.) Thanks, Tony.
22 July 2021 Now 779 games, with the addition of a further five played by Kevin Thurlow, for which many thanks. (two of his games were already on the File - he played seven of the ten rounds.)
28 July 2021 Running total now 780 game entries with the addition of the game A.Kitchlew 0-1 R. de Coverly, which Roger played as a filler in round 1 of this tournament. Thanks for the game, Roger.
25 February 2023 Added the game R.Dive 1-0 R.Devenney (rd 10), found in New Zealand Chess, October 1994. Thanks to Chris Kreuzer for the tip-off. Running Total now 781.