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Murray Chandler: Notes on UK Tournaments 1975-1989 (and some other events)

1975

25th Paignton Congress (7-13 September 1975) - Premier - 1 R Bellin 6/7; 2 J Kinlay 5½; 3-8 TB Bennett, AJ Booth, M Chandler, GM Hayes, JB Sellens, MJ Staples 5. “Kinlay drew in the final round with 15-year-old New Zealander Murray Chandler who went on to Guernsey, Hull, Woolacombe, Southampton...” (CHESS, Dec 1975, p99)

12th Hull Congress (19-21 Sept 1975) - Open - 1-2 S Berry (London), RD Westra (Hull) 4½/5; 3-7 M Chandler [“G.W. Chandler” is erroneously given in both national magazines, suggesting the error was in the press release], N Lazonby (Grimsby), DR [Dafydd] Johnston (Hull, later Wales), Gerald P Hildred (Hull), JW Atkinson (Hull) 4.

Kettering op (26-28 September 1975) 1st NN, scored 5½/6. M Chandler 4½/6. Miles scored 5/6 to finish 2nd=, otherwise no info available.

"Results at Kettering 2nd= with 4½/6. Lost to Tony Miles IM, W[orld] J[unior] Champion [19]74... won £17.50 and made an absolute profit (including accommodation, train fare, entry fee, etc) of 10 pence. Philip Clark got 4/6. With a ½ in the last round I lost £100 – a win would have given me [text obscured by airmail sticker] 1st= with Miles (sob, sob). My chess is improving all the time and I think I might like to stay in the UK. Am having a great time in Guernsey." (Postcard from MC to his parents in NZ, October 1975)

Guernsey International (5-11 Oct 1975): 1 GH Bennett 6½/7, 2-3 K Pytel (POL), M Fuller (AUS) 6; 4-8 R Dieks (NED), R Magrini (ITA), M Ploeger (NED), B Sandmann (BRD), D Wright 5½; 9-18 P Byway, GH James, R Gamble, DJ Rogers, PV Wade, R Maza (ESP), K Wicker, M Chandler (NZL), BH Wood, W Heidenfeld (IRL) 5, 19-31 JM Aitken (SCO), JPA Bakker (NED), M Bergstrom (SWE), M Cichy (BRD), P Clark (NZL), JP Ferrer (ESP), K Kraft (BRD), HD MacPherson, RMR O'Kelly, B Pytel (POL), A Schuering (NED), D Shuttleworth, PA Sunnucks 4½, etc. Ladies prize: PA Sunnucks, B Pytel (POL). Guernsey prize: DK Browning 4. 121 players. Crosstable on Guernsey Festival website.

5th Woolacombe, known as the Barnstaple Open (17-19 Oct 1975): 1-2 GH Bennett, ML Fuller 5/5; 3-4 R Bellin, James R Boyce 4½; 5-13 Murray Chandler, Patrick W Cotter, TJ Gluckman, Harry Lamb, DE Rumens, PJ Waters, JK Whitcutt, R Frank T Wood, BH Wood 4, etc.

4th Southampton Open (24-26 Oct 1975, 118 players) 1 Glenn Lambert 5½/6, 2-6 D Rumens, M Chandler, M Thompson, GH Bennett, C Chandler 5, etc. Julian Hodgson 4, lost to Chandler last round. (CHESS, Dec 1975, p99)

1st Kent Junior Chess Association Championship, Tunbridge Wells (27-28 Oct 1975, 18 players) - U18: 1 MC [sic] Chandler (Charlton) 4½/5*, 2 LT Canham 4 (Data given thus in BCM, Jan 1976, p15 & CHESS, Dec 1975, p99, though they also seem to think there was play on the 25th which would be inconsistent with MC playing the Southampton Open on that day) (results - 1 v MA Seton, 1 v AC Kosten, 1 v MCL Read, 1 v JJ Ady, ½ v LT Canham) (* The Kent U16 ran over six rounds so perhaps this was also out of six)

2nd LARA Congress, Southwark College, London (31 October - 2 November 1975, 211 players) - 1 Danny Wright 5½/6; 2-8 E Meyer (USA), J Nunn, AP Law, AT Richardson, R de Coverly, D Parr (AUS), MJ Franklin 5, etc. MC took part, scoring 4 out of 6 and winning a junior prize. Tony Miles scored only 3½.

(December 1975 - returned to NZ to take part in the New Zealand Championship, starting 27 December 1975)


1976

2nd Borehamwood Congress (24-25 April 1976) – Open: 1 DE Rumens 5/5 (£150); 2 G Leyton 4½ (£75); 3 CM Cooley 4 (£30); 4-10 M Chandler*, PAJ Brown, CW Pickard, P Thethi, JR Holland, T Parkes, J Wilman 3½ (£2 each) – 40 entries. (CHESS, June 1976, p302) (* first tournament on return from NZ - no M Chandler games extant)

4th Jersey open (2-8 May 1976) - 1 DE Rumens 6½/7; 2-3 M Fuller (AUS), KJ Wicker 6; 4-12 JB Adams, MJ Freeman (SCO), V Gass (FRG), R Goldenberg (FRA), H Lamb, Puck Leynen (FRG), W Luberti (NED), E Moskow (USA), JE Stada (NED) 5; 13-21 G Boersma (NED), M Chandler, R Evertse (NED), M Faber (FRG), TD Harding, CM Kuijpers (NED), RW O'Brien, D Sikkel (NED), BH Wood 4½, etc.

Buckley open, Flintshire, Wales, near Chester (22-23 May 1976) - 1st David Levy 5/5; 2-3 Peter G Killick, Robert K Taylor 4; 4th(=?) M Chandler 3½... (BCM, Aug 1976, p344, plus info from Robert K Taylor)

27th Ilford Open (28-31 May 1976) - 1 A Miles 5½/6, 2-5 M Chandler, Jana Hartston, D Parr, D Rumens 5; (many more names given, BCM, Aug 1976, p342)

County Championship Semi-Final 1976 (undated, probably mid-year) Greater Manchester 7, Kent 13 (board 7 TJ Stuttard 1-0 M Chandler) (BCM ref, Aug 1976, p339)

Charlton (18-20 June 1976) - 426 players, 117 in the open - 1 A Miles 5½/6, 2-5 M Basman, R Bellin, D Parr, D Rumens 5; 6-12 JN Briggs, C Crouch, R Emerson, R Lobo, I McAllan, S Reuben, K Wicker, 4½; 13-29 JC Benjamin, TB Bennett, M Chandler, ML Fuller, CD Gilliam, A Hanreck, TD Harding, J Kinlay, PG Large, T Parkes, JC Pigott, N Povah, DH Powell, E Rayner, AJ Rolfe, DGA Shallcross, DS Tucker 4; 30-44 NR Benjamin, M Brown, MP Cook, JM Hodgson, MK Jones, SC Le Blancq, E Liberman, M Macdonald-Ross, A Martin, AH Perkins, A Phillips, DC Taylor, JD Wager, AS Westwood, DP Willmets 3½ (BCM, Aug 1976, p341)

Biel Junior (15-21 July 1976, 7-round swiss) – 1 M Chandler 7/7; 2 E Lobron (USA) 5½... (72 players comprising 39 from Germany, 23 from Switzerland, 3 from Netherlands, 2 from USA, 2 from Greece, 1 from Austria, 1 from Yugoslavia and 1 from New Zealand)

Evening Standard London Congress, National Bank of Dubai Open (30 July - 1 August 1976) - 1 CW Pritchett 5½/6, 2-7 R Bellin, M Chandler, M Fuller, JE Littlewood, A Miles, J Speelman 5; 8-22 CW Baker, HD Macpherson, IR Watson, MJ Franklin, MJ Basman, S Berry, H Bohm (NED), GS Botterill, CS Crouch, DSC Goodman, VW Knox, B Kurajica, DE Rumens, PV Byway, PJ Sowray 4½ (many more names including PG Large, BCM, Nov 1976, p499, CHESS, Aug 1976, p344) MC drew with John Littlewood in Rd 6.

British Championship (Portsmouth, 9-20 August 1976)

Chorley Open (Saturday 28 August - 30 August 1976) - no results found in magazines - Paul Littlewood and Murray Chandler (probably) scored 5/6. Other players included Jeff Horner, Vic Knox, John Ripley, John Carleton, Harry Lamb, M Paul Townsend, Phil Adams, D Michael Denison, Nasser M Abbasi, Mather(?).

HE Atkins Mem Open, Leicester (3-5 Sept 1976, 58 players) - 1-2 M Chandler, DI Patrick 5/6, 3-6 TB Bennett, G Botterill, SJ Hutchings, S Reuben 4½.

London Elo tournament, organised by Max Fuller - 11 player all-play-all, 1976 but exact dates not known (almost certainly Sept/Oct). Not reported in BCM, but p113 of FIDE Chess Yearbook 1976/77 (Kevin O’Connell, Batsford - table may be found online in the Di Felice book). Players: 1-2 M Chandler, PE* Littlewood 8½/10; 3 JG Nicholson 6½; 4 KJ Wicker 6; 5-6 M Fuller, MJ Franklin 5; 7 AE Hanreck 4½; 8-9 D Rumens, N Povah 3½; 10 NR Benjamin 2½, 11 RW O’Brien 1½.
(* The Chandler scoresheet had "J Littlewood" but there is no question that it was Paul (and not his father John) Littlewood who played the game.)

1976 'Maxelo', London Elo/BCF Nat'y/Club 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 Murray G Chandler 204 NZL/Charlton
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½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1
2 Paul E Littlewood 2345/214 ENG ½
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½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1
3 John G Nicholson 2280/205 ENG 0 ½
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1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½
4 Kevin J Wicker 201 ENG/Lewisham ½ 0 0
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1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 6
5 Michael J Franklin 2325/216 ENG/Richmond 0 ½ ½ 0
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0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 5
6 Max L Fuller 2320/215 AUS/Lewisham 0 0 ½ ½ 1
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½ ½ 0 1 1 5
7 Alan E Hanreck 198 ENG/Charlton 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½
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1 1 ½ 1
8 Nigel E Povah 2300/214 ENG/Streatham ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0
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1 0 1
9 David E Rumens 2330/213 ENG/Coulsdon 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 0
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1 1
10 Nicholas R Benjamin 178 ENG/YMCA 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0
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1
11 Richard W O'Brien 169 ENG/Charlton 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 0
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Glasgow Open (25-27 Sept 1976) - 1-2 D Rumens, H Westerinen 4/5; 3-4 E Rayner, S Swanson 3; 5-7 PM Giulian, CW Pritchett, IJ Sinclair 2½; 8-11 M Chandler, DJ Findlay, RM McKay, J Montgomery 2; 12 JRL Webb ½. (full results discoverable online - Di Felice book)

2nd Guernsey Open (3-9* Oct 1976, 92 players) - 1 M Fuller 6½/7; 2 M Chandler (NZL) 6; 3-4 A Derikum (BRD), AE Hanreck 5½; 5-11 DH Cummings, RJ Gamble, W Haase (BRD), HJ Plaskett, KB Richardson, AK Swift, SM Taulbut 5; 12-21 JM Aitken (SCO), G Botley, M Gielow (BRD), B Hansen (NED), NW Ivell, HD Leis (BRD), RW O'Brien, K Odink (NED), JD Wager, J Waldschlager (BRD) 4½, etc (BCM, Jan 1977, p16) Crosstable on Guernsey Festival website. Facebook. * a date conundrum here. The original scoresheets for these games are dated 2 October 1976 through to 8 October 1976 but all other evidence points to the tournament running from 3 to 9 October 1976, including the meticulously-maintained Guernsey Congress website, the report in BCM (January 1977, p16) and Dr JM Aitken's game record. All Guernsey tournaments from the first one in 1975 for at least ten years started on a Sunday, so the first round must have been played on Sunday 3 October 1976 despite what appears on Murray Chandler's scoresheets. JS

Islington Open (152 players, 17-19 Dec 1976) 1 G Botterill 5½/6, 2-10 M Chandler, M Franklin, AP Law, J Fedorowicz, J Nunn, CW Pritchett, DE Rumens, J Tisdall, S Webb 5.

Grand Prix totals (out of 200): 1 David E Rumens 186.9, 2 Jonathan Mestel 177.8, 3 Murray Chandler 177.3, 4 Max Fuller 176.0, 5 Jim Plaskett 175.8, 6 Michael Franklin 172.3, 7 Tony Miles 169.8.


1977

Lancashire Open, Blackpool (18-20 March 1977) - won by Jeff Horner with 5/5. "He beat Chandler, Rumens and Webb." 2-3 D Parr, DP Mooney 4½; 4-10 S Webb, V Knox, D Rumens, B Eley, N Davey, Sheila Jackson, Daniel King 4.

Nottingham open (25-27 March 1977) - 1-2 D Rumens, S Webb 5½/6; 3-4 M Chandler, M Franklin 5. 

Thames Valley Easter Congress (8-11 April 1977) - 1-2 D Rumens, J Nunn 5½/6; 3rd= M Chandler, etc 4½.

2nd North London Junior Open, Highbury Grove, London (15-17 April 1977) 1 M Chandler 6/6 (£100), 2-3 H J Plaskett, R Carthy 5. 400 entries.

1st Eltham Congress (22-24 April 1977) – open (60 players) – 1 D Rumens 6/6; 2-4 M Fuller, A Martin, J Johnson 5; 5̵̵̵-6 KJ Wicker, JG Nicholson 4½.  MC score not recorded.

Borehamwood (7-8 May 1977) -

28th Ilford Open (3-6 June 1977, 66 players) - 1 MJ Franklin 5½/6; 2-5 R Bellin, M Chandler, D Rumens, J Plaskett 5.

Charlton Congress (17-19 June 1977) - Open - 1 R Emerson 5½/6; 2-5 M Chandler, D Goodman, C Pritchett, N Short 5. Not reported in BCM except in Late News. The venue was a university college in Moorgate due to the unavailability of Charlton House (my thanks to Michael Yeo for supplying this additional information).

3rd Surrey Congress, New Malden (15-17 July 1977) - Open - 1-5 M Chandler, CS Crouch, AP Law, J Nunn, DE Rumens 4½/5; 6-9 R Bellin, J Kinlay, JG Nicholson, NE Povah 4.

Hereford Congress (22 July 1977) - Open -

Evening Standard Congress, National Bank of Dubai open (29-31 July 1977) - 1-2 J Speelman, S Webb 5½/6; 3-6 C Cubitt, NE Povah, S Taulbut, MJ Yeo 5; 7-24 TB Bennett, C Bergstrom, R Britton, JJ Carleton, M Chandler, CM Cooley, CS Crouch, DS Goodman, Dr U Jahr (BRD), AP Law, MA Lee, R Lobo, HD Macpherson, J Nunn, HJ Plaskett, B Simm, PJ Sowray, P van der Weide (NED) 4½. Also in the field: Kurajica, H Bohm, C Pritchett, M Fuller, D Rumens, R Bellin. Reuben reported in BCM, Nov 1977: “... [in a para describing round 4] Chandler and Plaskett masochistically got into time-trouble and the latter happened to turn out the winner.”

Thames Valley Jubilee Congress (30 September - 2 October 1977, Richmond) - Open (referred to as ‘Major’, 86 players) - 1 J Plaskett 5½/6; 2-4 SC Le Blancq, M Pagden, PA Lamford 5. (Don’t think MC played in this one, but put it here as a reminder that there were TWO Thames Valley congresses that year)

85th New Zealand Championship (Wellington, 27 December 1977 - 6 January 1978)

1977/78 New Zealand Championship Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Craig Laird  
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1 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 8
2 Ortwin Sarapu 2290m 0
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½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1
3 Ewen Green 2265 0 ½
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1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7
4 Murray G Chandler 2385m ½ 1 0
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0 1 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1
5 Vernon Small   1 0 ½ 1
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½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 6
6 Paul Garbett 2310 ½ ½ 0 0 ½
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1 0 ½ ½ 1 1
7 Kai Jensen   0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0
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½ 1 1 1 1
8 Peter W Stuart   0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½
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½ 1 0 1
9 Philip Clemance   0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½
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1 ½ 1 5
10 Bruce Anderson   ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 0 0
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1 0 4
11 Roger Perry   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 ½ 0
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½ 3
12 Robert Smith   ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 ½
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1978

Civic Easter tournament, Wellington (25-27 March 1978) 1 M Chandler 6½/7, 2-3 P Green, PD Hawkes 5 - Facebook

1st Burroughs Tournament, Wellington, New Zealand (5-19 April 1978) 1 M Quinteros (ARG) 10/12, 2 E Torre (PHI) 8, 3-4 O Sarapu (NZL), R Mascarinas (PHI) 7... 8 M Chandler 5½ - FacebookFacebook (2)Facebook (3)

Asian Grandmaster Circuit, third leg, Jakarta (6-24 May 1978) 1-2 E Torre (PHI), M Quinteros (ARG) 10½/15... 10 M Chandler 5½ - Facebook

Asian Grandmaster Circuit, fourth leg, Penang (5-22 June 1978) 1-4 K Shirazi (Iran), E Torre (PHI), R Mascarinas (PHI), M Sharif (Iran) 11/15, 5 M Chandler 10 - Facebook

Selangor Open, Kuala Lumpur (24-26 June 1978) - 1 Chiong (PHI), 2-6 M Chandler, R Mascarinas, Woo Beng Keong (MAL), M Aaron (IND), K Ivanov (USSR) - Facebook

Buenos Aires Olympiad (25 October-12 November 1978) - M Chandler 7½/11 (Board 2, New Zealand) - FacebookFacebook (2)Facebook (3)Facebook (4)

14th Islington Open (15-17 December 1978) - can’t find results in BCM. 1-3 J Nunn, J Mestel, J Taylor (USA) - Facebook

Hastings Challengers 1978/79 ... 10-14 M Chandler... 6½ (many names given in BCM, March 1979, p117) - Facebook


1979

1st City of London Open (23-25 Feb 1979) - 1 J Plaskett 6/6; 2 M Basman 5½; 3-6 M Chandler, L Blackstock, A Kosten, K Arkell 5 - Facebook

Marshall International, New York (10-19 March 1979). 40-player swiss with title norm opportunities. 1 Rhode 8/10, 2 Shamkovich 7½, 3-4 L Kaufman, E Meyer 7... M Chandler, Jim Plaskett 5½ - Facebook

9th Lone Pine Open, California (25 March - 4 April 1979) - 1-4 V Hort, S Gligoric, V Liberzon, F Gheorghiu 6½/9... M Chandler 4½ - Facebook (1)Facebook (2)

Aaronson Masters (12-20 April 1979) 1 P Littlewood 7½/9; 2-3 Niklasson, Rivas 7; 4-5 Britton, Janosevic 6½; 6-12 Bjork, Chandler, Ligterink, MacPherson, Plaskett, Petursson, Speelman 6 (more names, BCM, June 1979, p279) - Facebook

North London Junior (20-23 April 1979, Highbury Grove) - International Open - 1 M Chandler 5½ (out of 6); 2-4 E Teichmann, G Flear, M Hebden 5; 5-8 Steven Quigley, Shaun Finlayson, Tony Peterson, Egill Thorsteins (57 players) - part of the same congress - International Pitman Quickplay Open (128 players) - 1 D King 6½; 2-6 A Byron, N Davies, M Chandler, M Hebden, M Pein 6 (other players named in SCCU Bulletin) - Facebook

Borehamwood (12-13 May 1979) 1 M Chandler - Facebook post

6th Alicante (Benidorm, 22-30 May 1979, 10 player a.p.a.) 1-4 W Hartston (ENG), J Eslon (SWE), O Rodriguez (PER), O Castro (COL) 5½/9; 5-6 M Chandler (NZ), Angel Martin (ESP) 5; 7 R Oltra (ESP) 4½; 8-9 J Bellon (ESP), J Fernandez (ESP) 3½; 10 Leontxo Garcia (ESP) 1½. Facebook

World Open, Philadelphia (30 June - 4 July 1979, 10 rounds) – 1-7 Haakur Angantysson (ISL) (1st on tie-break), A Miles, F Gheorghiu, W Browne, A Bisguier, B Zuckerman, J Fedorowicz 8/10... M Chandler 7. Facebook

Philadelphia International (9-18 July 1979) (73 Players; 10 Rounds) 1 Florin Gheorghiu 8/10; 2 John A Peters 7½; 3-4 P Benkö, Robert Gruchacz 7; 5-11 Haakur Angantysson, R Balinas, M Chandler, M Wilder, Larry Evans, Steve Odendahl, Walter Shipman 6½ - Facebook (1)Facebook (2)

Evening Standard Congress, National Bank of Dubai Open (27-29 July 1979, 175 players) - 1 Z Klaric (YUG) 5½/6; 2-7 G Botterill, AD Martin, J Nunn, AH Perkins, CW Pritchett, N Short 5; 8-16 B Kurajica (YUG), LA Schneider (SWE), E Formanek USA), M Chandler, U Avner (ISR), N Povah, B Rogulj (YUG), R Britton, MV Lambshire 4½. Scoring 4 were J Speelman, J Boey, D Strauss, MJ Franklin, AP Law, J-L Seret, M Hebden, J Kinlay, JM Hodgson, R Bellin, Jana Miles, G Flear (BCM, Nov 1979, p545) - Facebook

British Championship (6-17 August 1979) Facebook. Facebook (2).

3rd Lloyds Bank Masters (London, 22-30 August 1979) 1st M Chandler on tie-break from Haik & Westerinen 7/9 (BCM, Nov 1979, p525); 4 Jansson 6½; 5-14 G Botterill, C Crouch, D Friedgood, D King, S Knott, A Law, P Littlewood, Odendahl, Petursson, Ravikumar 6. (More names, SCCU Bulletin, September 1979) Facebook. Facebook (2). Facebook (3).

Benedictine Manchester (5-13 September 1979) - 1st M Chandler on tie-break from Botterill, both 7/9 (more names, BCM, Nov 1979, p547) Facebook. Facebook (2).

(In Rio de Janeiro covering the Interzonal, 22 September - 22 October) Facebook. Facebook (2). Facebook (3).

London League 1979/80 (playing for Charlton) - 0 v AJ Whiteley (Cavendish), 1 v JB Adams (Metropolitan), ½ v LM Pickett (Lewisham), ½ v AP Law (Wood Green), ½ v TB Bennett (Insurance - Eastman Cup Rd 2), 1 v P Acton (Hampstead), 1 v JM Hodgson (Streatham), ½ v M Pein (London University), ½ v AD Martin (London Central YMCA - also Eastman Cup s-final)

Civil Service CA Open (9-11 November 1979) - 1-3 J Nunn (won on S/B), M Chandler, M Silva [scores not given] Facebook (covering the four weekenders Civil Service, Oxford, Torbay & Goodyear Wolverhampton)

Oxford City CC Centenary (16-18 November 1979) - Open - 1 KP Neat 4½/5; 2-5 B Cafferty, N Benjamin, PJ Sowray, AJ Muir 4; 6-8 D Lewis, M Chandler, J Nunn 3½.

14th Torbay Congress (23-25 November 1979). The leading positions were given in the inside back cover of the January 1980 BCM (and also on p82 of the Feb 1980 BCM) - Open: 1-2 M Chandler, C Pritchett 4½; 3-4 M Hebden, M Franklin 4.

5th Goodyear Open (Wolverhampton, 30 November - 2 December 1979) - no results found but probable that Hebden came first with either 5/5 or 4½/5. M Chandler 4/5.

Chandler v Plaskett, Four-Game Match (London, 4-7 December) Facebook.

Michael Dawes International (Brighton, 13-19 December): 1 J Speelman 8½/9; 2 David Goodman 6½; 3 Andrew Whiteley 5½; 4 Murray Chandler 5; 5 Les Blackstock 4½; 6-8 David H Cummings, Ian D Wells, Brian J Denman 3½; 9 John Fedorowicz (USA) 3; 10 Michael Macdonald-Ross 1½. Facebook.

Islington Open (21-23 Dec 1979) - Open - 1 R Britton 5½/6; 2-6 J Nunn, P Large, J Hodgson, R Bellin, M Chandler 5. Facebook.


1980

Portsmouth Premier (1-3 Feb 1980) - 1 C Cuartas (COL) 5½/6; 2-4 M Hebden, AD Martin, R Bellin 5; 5-8 K Arkell, M Chandler, S Conquest, IR Watson 4½

2nd City of London Open (22-24 Feb 1980) - 1-2 M Chandler, C Pritchett 5½/6, 3-8 R Bellin, D Cummings, P Large, A Law, J Nicholson, MA Silva 5. 173 played. Facebook.

Bucharest (3-20 March). Facebook.

New York Invitational (7-21 April) - Facebook (1) - Facebook (2)

1980 New York Invitational Nat'y Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 Murray Chandler NZL 2450m
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1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 7
2 Karl Burger USA 2335m 0
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1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 7
3 Roman Dzindzhihashvili ISR 2570g 0 0
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½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
4 Robert Gruchacz USA 2365f ½ ½ ½
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½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5
5 Leonid Shamkovich USA 2515g ½ 0 0 ½
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½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 5
6 Edmar Mednis USA 2485m 0 0 ½ ½ ½
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0 1 ½ 1 1 5
7 Raymond Keene ENG 2460g ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1
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½ ½ ½ 0
8 Evgenij Ermenkov BUL 2495g 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½
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½ ½ 1
9 Lev Alburt USA 2515g ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½
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1 0 4
10 Salvatore Matera USA 2410m ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0
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1 4
11 Vitaly Zaltsman USA 2460m ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 1 0
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Category 9 - GM = 7 - IM = 5 - 1st GM norm for Murray Chandler & Karl Burger.

Klaus Junge Memorial (Hamburg, 3-12 May 1980) Facebook

(Borehamwood - May/June 1980 - MC didn't take part as he was in Hamburg)

Lloyds Bank Simul (Lloyds Bank HQ, London, 20 May 1980) - MC score +15, =8, -5 (SH Babbs, Bruce A Cowan, Ian N Heppell, R Budd, Peter R Price) Facebook

1st Manor Tyres Open (Bristol, 13-15 June 1980, 5 rounds) – 1 M Basman 5/5; 2-6 B Cafferty, J Nunn, G Botterill, D Parr, M Surtees 4/4½? [gleaned from Alex Easton's history of the Manor Tyres event]

Dortmund (1-12 July 1980, 11 rounds a.p.a.) - 1 R Keene 7½, 2 M Chandler 7 Facebook

Evening Standard Congress, National Bank of Dubai Open (25-27 July 1980) - 1-7 M Chandler, P Littlewood, J Speelman, L Ftacnik, Z Pavicic, B Rogulj, A Haik 5/6 (more names, BCM, Sep 1980, p493 & SCCU Bulletin) Facebook

British Championship (4-15 August 1980) 1-2 J Nunn, W Hartston 8/11 (Nunn won a later play-off), 3-4 D Rumens, J Speelman 7½, 5-8 M Basman, R Bellin, M Chandler, S Taulbut 7, etc. Facebook

4th Lloyds Bank Masters (20-28 August 1980, 9 rounds) 1-3 F Gheorghiu (1st on tie-break), M Chandler, G Ligterink 7, 4-6 G Sax, L Gutman, Lederman 6½, etc. Facebook

3rd Benedictine International, Manchester (3-11 September 1980) - 1-2 J Nunn (1st on tie-break), G Sax 7/9; 3 L Lederman (ISR) 6½; 4-8 L Andreasson (SWE), N Davies (ENG, 1st IM norm), M Fuller (AUS, 1st IM norm), W Morris (USA), I Zilber (ISR) 6; 9-15 K Pytel (POL), A Martin (ENG), R Hartoch (NLD), M Chandler (NZL), L Gutman (ISR), B Bednarski (POL), N de Firmian (USA) 5½. 59 competitors. Facebook

9th Chelmsford Open (3-5 October 1980) 1-2 M Chandler (Charlton), S Taulbut (Cambridge University) 5½/6; 3 DR Lewis (Finchley) 5; 4 R Richmond (Cambridge University) 4½; 5-9 R Bellin (Athenaeum), SG Dighton (Athenaeum), H Erdogan (Lewisham), J Kinlay (Islington), AP Lewis (Chelmsford) 4, etc. Facebook


Regency Masters (Ramsgate, 25 October - 2 November 1980, 9 rounds) - Facebook

1980 Regency Masters, Ramsgate Tourney No. Elo Title Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  Total  §
1 Nigel R Davies (2nd IM norm) 21 2235 - ENG w24+ b15= w20+ b31+ b3+ w4= b7= w1+ b16= 7 23035
2 Julian M Hodgson 16 2315 +2300 ENG w23+ b11= w3- b2= w5+ b26+ b33+ w15+ w21= 23065
3 Peter Ostermeyer 7 2400 +2300 FRG b5= w8= b29+ w4= w31+ b14+ w21= b3= w23+ 23155
4 Paul Boersma 15 2320 +2300 NLD b30+ w21= w11+ b13= w12+ b3= w4= b16- w2+ 6 23145
5 Robert Hartoch 4 2395 IM NLD b12+ w6+ w33= b7= w13= b21= b15= w14+ b20= 6 23220
6 Graham D Lee 18 2280 - ENG w31= b1= w23+ w14= b33- b17+ w11= w19+ b13+ 6 22925
7 Leon Pliester 20 2245 - NLD b32+ w14= b21- b10+ w8+ w2= b1= b9+ w4= 6 23430
8 Aldo Haik 3 2440 IM FRA b8= w9+ b6+ b33+ w21- w15= b13- w7= w29+ 23210
9 Nigel E Povah 8 2385 +2300 ENG w3= b7= w1= b25+ b20- w29+ b23- w33+ w31+ 22750
10 Murray G Chandler 1 2450 IM NZL b9= w18= b8= w17+ b14- w12+ w20= b21- w33+ 5 23155
11 Michael J Franklin 12 2345 +2300 ENG w4- b25+ w24+ w5+ b15- b1- w9- b27+ w26+ 5 22570
12 Andrew P Law 9 2375 +2300 ENG w1= b3- w9= b27+ w2= b31+ b12+ w20- b14= 5 23305
13 Marc Leski 23 2210 - FRA b16- w32+ b18- b19= w24+ b11= w8+ w22+ b7- 5 22650
14 Jacques Macles 13 2340 +2300 FRA b34+ w22+ b14= w15= b4= w33= w3+ b2- w18- 5 23185
15 Krzysztof Pytel 2 2450 IM POL w10= b31- w27+ w16= b9= b20= w26+ w13+ b15- 5 -
16 Kevin J Wicker 14 2340 +2300 ENG w25+ b20= w13= b18= w1+ w7- b5+ b4- w9= 5 23375
17 Leslie S Blackstock 11 2345 +2300 SCO b26+ w16= b15- w22= b29= w23= b18= w5= b25= -
18 Alex Casa 25 - - FRA b14- w12- b30+ w8- b32= w36+ b28+ b29= w11= -
19 Bachar Kouatly 5 2350 IM LEB w7= b10= w6+ b12- b16- w22+ w14- b11= w27+ 23215
20 Hassan Erdogan 26 - - ENG w11- b24- w28+ b35+ b22+ w16- b2- w30+ b12- 4 -
21 Maxwell L Fuller 10 2355 +2300 AUS b2= w5= b31- w20- w19+ b30= b27- w28+ w17= 4 -
22 Nicolas Giffard 17 2300 +2300 FRA b6- w30+ b22= b1- w27+ w18- b19- w32+ b10= 4 -
23 Darren L Lee 29 - - ENG w28+ b33- w7- b6+ w11= b8- b36+ w25= b3- 4 -
24 Thierry Manouck 31 - - FRA b18= w2+ w10+ w21- b7- w9- w32+ b6= b8- 4 23285
25 Alain Villeneuve 19 2260 - FRA w33- b27- b9= w23= b10- w24+ w17+ b18- b32+ 4 -
26 Peter K Wells 33 - - ENG b19+ w29+ b4= w3- w18+ b13= w16- b8- b1- 4 23265
27 Jana Miles>-Bellin 22 2220 WM ENG w27+ b13- w17= b11= w26- b5- w30+ b23- w6= -
28 H James Plaskett 6 2405 +2300 ENG w17+ b4- b5- w29- b30- w27= b24+ w31= b22= 22405
29 Nicole Tagnon 24 2035 w FRA b21- w26+ b12- w32+ b23- b19- w6- w36= b28+ -
30 Anthony L Hosking 27 - - ENG b22- w19+ b2- w9- b17- b6= w10+ w12- b5- -
31 David Lewis 30 - - ENG w15- b17- w25- b28+ w6+ w10= b22- b26- def- -
32 Andrew P Smith 32 - - ENG w20- b23- w34+ b24- w25= w28+ b31- b17- w19- -
33 Marc Kammerman 36 - - SWZ         b28= b25- w29- b24= def+ 2 / 5 -
34 Carey Groves->Wilman 34 - w ENG w13- b28+ w32-             1 / 3 -
35 Ian Josephs 28 - - ENG b29- w34- b26- w30- w36= b32- w25- b10- w24- ½ -
36 D W McLeod 35 - - ENG       w26-           0 / 1 -

Venue: Regency Hotel, Ramsgate ENG - one round per day, 40/2½hrs, 16/1hr thereafter - Organiser: Nigel Povah - Arbiter: Robert G Wade Assistant Arbiter (for pairings): Anthony L Hosking Assistant Arbiter (control): Mrs Daphne Lee. § not sure what this figure signifies - total of opponents' ratings? Crosstable based on a handwritten table indirectly received from Nigel Povah.


Malta Olympiad (20 November - 6 December 1980, 14 rounds) Facebook (1)Facebook (2)

Brighton (10/11-18/19 December 1980) - 10 player APA, category 5 - 1-2 M Chandler, J Speelman 6½; 3-4 L Day, S Taulbut 5½; 5 F van der Vliet 5; 6-7 D Goodman, W Watson 4½; 8-9 R Gruchacz, J Tisdall 2½; 10 D Cummings 2. (Note - Big/Mega Database 2020 wrongly has J Watson but it was definitely Willie Watson)

Islington Open (19-21 December 1980) - 1-3 J Nunn, M Chandler, M Hebden 5½/6 (although BCM, January 1981, page 4, reads ambiguously - “...Tony Miles lost to Jim Plaskett in round 4, and Murray Chandler blundered away his queen in round 5. So the top three were John Nunn, Chandler and Mark Hebden (winner of Islington with 5½ (6) – exactly the same finishing order as in 1979!” Facebook

Hastings Premier 1980/81


1981

Portsmouth Open (16-18 January 1981) - 1-3 R Bellin, M Chandler, M Rivas 5/6 - 298 competed.

ARC Young Masters, Chichester (27 February - 1 March 1981, 6 rounds) - 1st Prize £850, 2nd Prize £500

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1981 ARC Young Masters Nat'y Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 Murray G Chandler NZL 2480m +31 +20 =3 +13 +18 +2
2 Paul E Littlewood ENG 2430m +38 +32 +5 +6 +7 -1 5
3 Anthony J Miles ENG 2590g +40 +43 =1 +9 =4 =7
4 Shaun M Taulbut ENG 2380m =36 +30 +33 +14 =3 =5
5 John Hall ENG 2230 +46 +26 -2 +34 +11 =4
6 Guy West AUS 2280 +12 =33 +24 -2 +20 +14
7 Ian Duncan Wells ENG 2325 =25 +36 +27 +10 -2 =3 4
8 John D M Nunn ENG 2575g +19 =24 -13 +27 =12 +25 4
9 Richard Britton ENG 2295f +39 +34 =14 -3 +13 =16 4
10 Peter G Large ENG 2305 -32 +40 +28 -7 +42 +24 4
11 Malcolm Pein ENG 2240 -34 +31 +39 +25 -5 =12
12 David H Cummings ENG 2330 -6 +41 =43 +42 =8 =11
13 H James Plaskett ENG 2405f =42 +29 +8 -1 -9 +32
14 Erik O M C Teichmann ENG   +41 +15 =9 -4 +21 -6
15 Keith Arkell ENG 2230 +45 -14 =20 =22 =16 +30
16 David P Mooney ENG 2215 =21 =28 =42 +33 =15 =9
17 Colin S Crouch ENG 2300 =27 =25 +23 -18 +34 =19
18 Julian M Hodgson ENG 2360f =29 =42 +38 +17 -1 =21
19 Shaun G Finlayson SCO 2275 -8 -23 +41 +40 +35 =17
20 Andrew D Martin ENG 2375 +44 -1 =15 +43 -6 =26 3
21 Mark L Hebden ENG 2315 =16 -27 +45 +36 -14 =18 3
22 Jonathan J Ady ENG   -26 =35 +44 =15 -24 +34 3
23 Andrew P Lewis ENG 2200 -24 +19 -17 +38 -25 +35 3
24 John C Hawksworth ENG 2220 +23 =8 -6 =28 +22 -10 3
25 Byron A Jacobs ENG 2245 =7 =17 +32 -11 +23 -8 3
26 Nigel R Davies ENG 2360f +22 -5 -34 =30 +31 =20 3
27 John J Cox ENG 2280 =17 +21 -7 -8 +33 =28 3
28 Peter K Wells ENG 2260 =30 =16 -10 =24 +37 =27 3
29 Gary Kenworthy ENG 2245 =18 -13 -36 =45 +39 +38 3
30 Jonathan Kinlay ENG 2265 =28 -4 =35 =26 +43 -15
31 Gary W Lane ENG   -1 -11 +46 =32 -26 +42
32 Chris W Baker ENG 2235 +10 -2 -25 =31 +36 -13
33 Anthony C Kosten ENG 2315 +35 =6 -4 -16 -27 +43
34 Sheila Jackson ENG 2180 +11 -9 +26 -5 -17 -22 2
35 Neil H Bradbury ENG   -33 =22 =30 +39 -19 -23 2
36 Carey Groves ENG   =4 -7 +29 -21 -32 =40 2
37 Ian Welch ENG   -43 -38 =40 +44 -28 =41 2
38 Jonathan Levitt ENG 2270 -2 +37 -18 -23 +45 -29 2
39 Philip Cunningham WLS   -9 +46 -11 -35 -29 +45 2
40 Clare Whitehead ENG 1885 -3 -10 =37 -19 +46 =36 2
41 Edward S Lee ENG   -14 -12 -19 =46 +44 =37 2
42 Neil F Dickenson ENG 2240 =13 =18 =16 -12 -10 -31
43 Neil L Carr ENG   +37 -3 =12 -20 -30 -33
44 Stuart Conquest ENG   -20 =45 -22 -37 -41 +46
45 Susan Caldwell ENG 2065 -15 =44 -21 =29 -38 -39 1
46 Darren L Lee ENG   -5 -39 -31 =41 -40 -44 ½

German Open Championship (17 March - 3 April 1981, Bochum - 16 players a.p.a.) 1 L Kavalek 12/15; 2 V Hort 10½; 3 M Chandler 9½, etc. Facebook

3rd Zala Cup, Keszthely, Hungary (13-27 April 1981 - 14 players a.p.a.) 1-2 M Chandler, Y Razuvaev 9/13; 3-4 Groszpeter, Plachetka 8, etc. Facebook

9th Charlton (17-19 July 1981) 1 S Taulbut 6/6; 2 R Bellin 5½; 3 C Chandler 5; 4-8 A Kosten, D Murphy, W Watson, M Pein C Pritchett 4½ (BCM)

Borehamwood Open (30-31 May 1981) - MC may have played in this - four undated Borehamwood games in the database have been provisionally assigned to the 1981 Borehamwood tournament in the absence of firmer dating evidence. No results for the tournament yet found. Some circumstantial evidence exists; Murray played RI Nokes (NZ) in one of these as yet undated Borehamwood games and his fellow countryman played in the June 1981 Manor Tyres tournament in Bristol.

2nd Manor Tyres, Bristol (26-28 June 1981) - 1-2 M Chandler, A Miles 4½/5; 3-10 G Anthony, Alan P Ashby, Terry C Fox, A Kosten, A Martin, RI Nokes (NZ), J Nunn, P Wells 4.

Wiesbaden (July)

British Championship (3-14 August 1981)

5th Lloyds Bank Masters (London, 25 August - 2 September 1981) - 1-3 Keene, Seirawan, Miles 7/9; 4-7 Gheorghiu, Kraidman, Murey, Hebden 6½, 8-21 Smyslov, Chandler, ... (many more names, BCM, Nov 1981, p469)

Kostic Memorial (Vrsac, 12-28 September 1981)

1st North London Open (30 October - 1 November 1981) - 1 Mark Hebden 5½/6; 2-5 M Chandler, Flear, Kosten, Povah 5

Brighton (13-21 December 1981)

Hastings Premier (28 December 1981 - 12 January 1982)


1982

Hoogovens Masters (Wijk aan Zee, 15-31 January 1982)

First Lady of Indonesia Cup (Surakarta, 8 February - 12 March 1982)

1982 Indonesia xtable

Telechess Olympiad Semi-Final (3 April 1982) (Facebook)

Minsk (7-28 May 1982) Facebook (1), Facebook (2), Facebook (3), Facebook (4), Facebook (5)

Minsk, 7-28 May 1982 Nat'y Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16  Total 
1 Tseshkovsky,Vitaly USSR 2595g
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½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 10½
2 Dolmatov,Sergey USSR 2580g ½
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½ 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 10
3 Yudasin,Leonid USSR 2405 ½ ½
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1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 ½ 1
4 Psakhis,Lev USSR 2545m 1 1 0
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½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1
5 Kupreichik,Viktor D USSR 2570g 0 0 ½ ½
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½ 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1
6 Chandler,Murray G NZL 2470m 0 1 ½ 0 ½
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½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1
7 Kuzmin,Gennadi P USSR 2545g ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½
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½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 8
8 Yusupov,Artur USSR 2555g 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½
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1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½
9 Dydyshko,Viacheslav USSR 2450 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 0
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½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½
10 Inkiov,Ventzislav BUL 2495m 0 ½ 1 1 1 0 0 ½ ½
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0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 7
11 Balashov,Yuri S USSR 2595g 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 0 0 1
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½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 7
12 Groszpeter,Attila HUN 2475m 0 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½
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1 1 ½ 1 7
13 Rodriguez Cespedes,Amador CUB 2485 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 0
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½ ½ 0
14 Rivas Pastor,Manuel ESP 2470m 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½
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1 1 5
15 Marjanovic,Slavoljub YUG 2515g 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0
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0
16 Mochalov,Evgeny Veniaminovic USSR 2435 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 0 1
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Category 11 (2512), g = 10, m = 6½, f = 4½


3rd Manor Tyres, Bristol (25-27 June 1982) - Open - 1 A Miles 5/5; 2 M Chandler 4½; 3-7 J Miles, A Martin, J Anstead, G Anthony, L Smart 4; 8-14 T Fox, A Ashby, M Brigden, A Kosten, P Wells, C McSheehy, P Rossiter [3½]... other names DG Hackett, MI Davis, D Smith. 62 played (SCCU Bulletin No.146 (1982))

10th Charlton (16-18 July 1982) - Open - 1-5 M Chandler, A Lewis, CR Chandler, A Kosten, J Pigott 5/6. 74 played.

Rakovica (Belgrade, September 1982)

Lucerne Olympiad (30 October - 15 November 1982)

16th Chigorin Memorial (Sochi, USSR, 2-21 December 1982)


1983

Novag 1st Commonwealth Championship (Melbourne, 15-28 January 1983) 1-2 I Rogers, G Hjorth 7½/11; 3-4 R Keene, D Johansen 7; 5-7 M Chandler, O Sarapu, S Solomon 6½, etc

ARC Young Masters, Chichester (25-27 February 1983) - Masters - 1-4 A Kosten, P Littlewood, N Short, J Nunn 5/6; 5-6 M Chandler, M Pein 4½. 68 played.


Dortmund (29 March - 9 April 1983)

11th Dortmund International Nat'y Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Suba,Mihai ROU 2535g
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½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 8
2 Hort,Vlastimil CZE 2585g ½
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½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 1
3 Chandler,Murray G ENG 2500m ½ ½
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0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1
4 Chiburdanidze,Maia USSR 2355wg 0 ½ 1
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½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7
5 Kindermann,Stefan AUT 2440m ½ ½ ½ ½
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0 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 6
6 Wedberg,Tom Birger SWE 2500m 1 0 ½ ½ 1
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0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½
7 Csom,Istvan HUN 2505g 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1
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½ ½ 1 1 ½
8 Lobron,Eric FRG 2515g 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½
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1 1 ½ 1
9 Gufeld,Eduard USSR 2485g ½ 1 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0
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1 ½ ½ 5
10 Grzesik,Thomas FRG 2330 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 0
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1 ½ 3
11 Short,Nigel D ENG 2510m 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ 0
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1 3
12 Bischoff,Klaus FRG 2445m 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0
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Category 10 (2476), g = 7½, m = 5½ - final GM norm for Murray Chandler, said BCM, but perhaps not.


Elstree/Borehamwood (30 April - 1 May 1983) - MC played but no report yet found

Charlton Jubilee QP (14 May 1983) - 30m/game - 1 P Large 6½/7; 2-3 C Crouch, AJ Stebbings 5½; 4-8 M Chandler, J Branford, J Wager, W Watson, T Chapman 5. 42 played.


Jurmala International (Latvia, USSR, 1-18 June 1983)

1983 Jurmala International Nat'y Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14  Total 
1 Romanishin,Oleg M USSR 2585g
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1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 11
2 Chandler,Murray G ENG 2500m 0
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½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 8
3 Gipslis,Aivars P USSR 2475g ½ ½
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½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1
4 Fernandez Garcia,Jose Luis ESP 2410m 0 1 ½
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1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 7
5 Lerner,Konstantin Z USSR 2525m ½ ½ ½ 0
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0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½
6 Petrosian,Arshak B USSR 2480m ½ 0 ½ 0 1
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½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½
7 Tal,Mikhail USSR 2620g 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½
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0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½
8 Klovans,Janis USSR 2450m 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1
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0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1
9 Garcia Gonzales,Guillermo CUB 2515g 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1
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½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 6
10 Kengis,Edvins USSR 2460m ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½
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0 ½ ½ ½
11 Vitolinsh,Alvis USSR 2465m 0 1 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1
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0 0 ½
12 Dizdar,Goran YUG 2455m 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1
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1 ½
13 Pytel,Krzysztof POL 2415m 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0
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½
14 Lanka,Zigurds USSR 2345 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½
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Category 10 (2480), GM = 9, IM = 6½)


OHRA (Arnhem/Amsterdam, 32 players, 11 rounds, 15-28 July 1983)

1983 OHRA Amsterdam Nat'y Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 Sax,Gyula HUN 2570g ♦ 1/7 ◊ 1/26 ♦ 1/5 ◊ ½/11 ◊ 1/3 ♦ ½/9 ♦ ½/2 ◊ ½/4 ♦ 1/8 ◊ 0/6 ♦ 1/10 8
2 Chandler,Murray G ENG 2485m ♦ ½/31 ◊ 1/25 ♦ ½/8 ◊ 1/13 ♦ 1/29 ♦ ½/5 ◊ ½/1 ◊ 1/9 ♦ ½/3 ◊ ½/4 ♦ 1/6 8
3 Timman,Jan NED 2605g ♦ 1/18 ◊ 1/10 ♦ ½/11 ◊ 1/12 ♦ 0/1 ◊ ½/8 ♦ ½/4 ♦ ½/5 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 1/13 ◊ 1/9
4 Hort,Vlastimil CZE 2595g ◊ 1/17 ♦ 0/5 ◊ ½/6 ♦ ½/15 ◊ 1/23 ♦ 1/10 ◊ ½/3 ♦ ½/1 ◊ 1/9 ♦ ½/2 ◊ 1/11
5 Short,Nigel D ENG 2475m ♦ 1/19 ◊ 1/4 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 1/16 ♦ 1/11 ◊ ½/2 ♦ ½/9 ◊ ½/3 ♦ 0/6 ◊ 1/8 ♦ ½/12 7
6 Van der Sterren,Paul NED 2445m ♦ ½/25 ◊ 1/31 ♦ ½/4 ◊ 0/8 ♦ ½/13 ◊ 1/29 ◊ 1/12 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 1/5 ♦ 1/1 ◊ 0/2 7
7 Kuijf,Marinus NED 2420 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/32 ◊ 1/19 ♦ ½/24 ◊ 1/25 ♦ ½/21 ♦ 1/31 ◊ ½/12 ◊ 0/10 ♦ 1/28 ◊ 1/13
8 Seirawan,Yasser USA 2605g ◊ ½/23 ♦ 1/16 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 1/6 ◊ 0/9 ♦ ½/3 ◊ ½/14 ♦ 1/15 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 1/22 6
9 Lobron,Eric FRG 2480g ◊ ½/24 ♦ ½/29 ◊ 1/27 ♦ 1/23 ♦ 1/8 ◊ ½/1 ◊ ½/5 ♦ 0/2 ♦ 0/4 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 0/3 6
10 Ree,Hans NED 2500g ◊ 1/15 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 1/24 ♦ ½/29 ◊ 1/14 ◊ 0/4 ♦ ½/20 ◊ ½/6 ♦ 1/7 ♦ ½/11 ◊ 0/1 6
11 Van der Wiel,John NED 2515g ♦ 1/30 ◊ 1/27 ◊ ½/3 ♦ ½/1 ◊ 0/5 ♦ ½/12 ♦ 0/13 ◊ 1/16 ♦ 1/20 ◊ ½/10 ♦ 0/4 6
12 Henley,Ron W USA 2525g ◊ 1/32 ♦ ½/24 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 1/21 ◊ ½/11 ♦ 0/6 ♦ ½/7 ◊ 0/13 ♦ 1/15 ◊ ½/5 6
13 Sunye Neto,Jaime BRA 2490m ◊ ½/14 ♦ ½/23 ◊ 1/20 ♦ 0/2 ◊ ½/6 ♦ ½/15 ◊ 1/11 ♦ ½/17 ♦ 1/12 ◊ 0/3 ♦ 0/7
14 Boersma,Paul A NED 2355f ♦ ½/13 ◊ 1/22 ♦ 0/12 ◊ 1/26 ♦ 0/10 ◊ 1/17 ♦ ½/8 ◊ ½/20 ♦ ½/18 ♦ 0/9 ◊ ½/16
15 Boehm,Hans NED 2390m ♦ 0/10 ◊ ½/18 ♦ 1/25 ◊ ½/4 ♦ ½/22 ◊ ½/13 ♦ 1/21 ◊ 0/8 ♦ ½/16 ◊ 0/12 ◊ 1/28
16 Franco Ocampos,Zenon PAR 2495m ♦ 1/20 ◊ 0/8 ♦ ½/17 ◊ 0/5 ♦ ½/31 ◊ ½/18 ♦ 1/23 ♦ 0/11 ◊ ½/15 ◊ 1/21 ♦ ½/14
17 Langeweg,Kick NED 2420m ♦ 0/4 ◊ 1/19 ◊ ½/16 ♦ 0/21 ◊ 1/24 ♦ 0/14 ♦ 1/26 ◊ ½/13 ♦ ½/22 ◊ ½/18 ◊ ½/20
18 Van Wijgerden,Cornelis NED 2430m ◊ 0/3 ♦ ½/15 ◊ 0/31 ♦ 1/30 ◊ ½/20 ♦ ½/16 ♦ ½/22 ◊ 1/21 ◊ ½/14 ♦ ½/17 ◊ ½/19
19 Vogel,Jaap NED 2325f ◊ 0/5 ♦ 0/17 ♦ 0/7 ◊ 1/31 ◊ 0/30 ♦ 1/27 ◊ 1/24 ♦ ½/28 ◊ 1/25 ◊ ½/22 ♦ ½/18
20 Borm,Frans W M NED 2355f ◊ 0/16 ♦ 1/28 ♦ 0/13 ◊ 1/32 ♦ ½/18 ◊ 1/22 ◊ ½/10 ♦ ½/14 ◊ 0/11 ◊ ½/23 ♦ ½/17
21 Lengyel,Bela HUN 2315f ♦ 0/26 ◊ 1/30 ♦ ½/22 ◊ 1/17 ♦ 0/12 ◊ ½/7 ◊ 0/15 ♦ 0/18 ◊ 1/29 ♦ 0/16 ◊ 1/27 5
22 Murey,Jacob ISR 2485m ◊ ½/29 ♦ 0/14 ◊ ½/21 ♦ 1/27 ◊ ½/15 ♦ 0/20 ◊ ½/18 ♦ 1/31 ◊ ½/17 ♦ ½/19 ♦ 0/8 5
23 Ligterink,Gert NED 2430m ♦ ½/8 ◊ ½/13 ♦ 1/32 ◊ 0/9 ♦ 0/4 ◊ ½/26 ◊ 0/16 ♦ ½/29 ◊ 1/31 ♦ ½/20 ◊ ½/24 5
24 De Boer,Gert Jan NED 2330 ♦ ½/9 ◊ ½/12 ♦ 0/10 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 0/17 ◊ ½/30 ♦ 0/19 ◊ 1/32 ♦ ½/27 ◊ 1/29 ♦ ½/23 5
25 De Roode,Peter NED 2250 ◊ ½/6 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 0/15 ♦ ½/28 ♦ 0/7 ◊ 1/32 ♦ 1/30 ◊ ½/26 ♦ 0/19 ◊ 0/27 ◊ 1/31
26 Hresc,Vladimir YUG 2450f ◊ 1/21 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 0/29 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/27 ♦ ½/23 ◊ 0/17 ♦ ½/25 ◊ 0/28 ♦ 1/32 ♦ ½/30
27 Van Baarle,John NED 2345f ◊ 1/28 ♦ 0/11 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 0/22 ♦ 0/26 ◊ 0/19 ♦ 1/32 ◊ 1/30 ◊ ½/24 ♦ 1/25 ♦ 0/21
28 Johansen,Darryl K AUS 2485m ♦ 0/27 ◊ 0/20 ♦ ½/30 ◊ ½/25 ♦ 1/32 ◊ 0/31 ♦ 1/29 ◊ ½/19 ♦ 1/26 ◊ 0/7 ♦ 0/15
29 Van der Vliet,Fredrik NED 2345f ♦ ½/22 ◊ ½/9 ♦ 1/26 ◊ ½/10 ◊ 0/2 ♦ 0/6 ◊ 0/28 ◊ ½/23 ♦ 0/21 ♦ 0/24 ◊ 1/32 4
30 Berg,Klaus DEN 2400f ◊ 0/11 ♦ 0/21 ◊ ½/28 ◊ 0/18 ♦ 1/19 ♦ ½/24 ◊ 0/25 ♦ 0/27 ◊ 1/32 ♦ ½/31 ◊ ½/26 4
31 Van Mil,Johan NED 2340f ◊ ½/2 ♦ 0/6 ♦ 1/18 ♦ 0/19 ◊ ½/16 ♦ 1/28 ◊ 0/7 ◊ 0/22 ♦ 0/23 ◊ ½/30 ♦ 0/25
32 Grooten,Herman NED 2340f ♦ 0/12 ◊ 1/7 ◊ 0/23 ♦ 0/20 ◊ 0/28 ♦ 0/25 ◊ 0/27 ♦ 0/24 ♦ 0/30 ◊ 0/26 ♦ 0/29 1

According to John Nunn (chess column, Illustrated London News, 1 October 1983), this was Murray Chandler's final GM norm, and also Nigel Short's 2nd GM norm. Note: I went to some trouble to determine whether it was FM Bela Lengyel or GM Levente Lengyel who took part in this event. Though Informator 83 gives "L" in its tournament results, contemporary Dutch newspapers have "B" down as the player.

British Championship, Southport (August 1983)


1984

Simuls in Ireland, January 1984 – four simuls, at (1) Dundrum; (2) Trinity College, Dublin; (3) Skerries; and (4) U.C.C. MC's overall scores from these four simuls, believed to be +103, =9, -3 (losses to Brian MacRéamoinn, John Delaney, and Jim Cheasty). (Link to IRLChess page which has the end of one of the simul games)

Novag 2nd Commonwealth Championship, (Hong Kong, 14-27 March 1984): 1-2 K Spraggett, M Chandler 8½/11, 3-4 N Murshed, J Speelman 8; 5-6 Ivanov, Aaron 7½, etc.

Phillips & Drew Kings (London, 26 April - 11 May 1984)

USSR v World (London Docklands, 24-29 June 1984)

OHRA (Amsterdam, 17-27 July 1984)

British Championship (Brighton, 30 July - 10 August 1984)

8th Lloyds Bank Masters (London, 22-30 August 1984) - 1-5 J Nunn, M Chandler, S Kudrin, A Miles, B Spassky 7/9

Chequers Greater London Championship (County Hall, 31 August - 2 September 1984) - 1 J Nunn 5½/6, 2-6 V Anand, D Barua, N De Firmian, J Gallagher, M Hebden 5.

Brighton Zonal (12-20 December 1984)


1985

Portsmouth Open (1-3 February 1985) 1 M Chandler 5½/6 "the top section of the Portsmouth Congress at Rock Garden Pavilion, Southsea, was won by Murray Chandler 5½(6) after a fortunate victory over Tony Kosten, who was thereby relegated to a share of second place, half a point behind" (BCM, April 1985, p163)

3rd Novag Commonwealth Championship (16-26 February 1985)

9th Lloyds Bank Masters (London, 21-29 August 1985) - 1 Alexander Beliavsky (USSR) 7½/9; 2-5 Murray Chandler, Mark Hebden, Jonathan Mestel, John Nunn 7.


1986

1st Halpern & Woolf London Open (Porchester Hall, Bayswater, 7-8 June 1986) - Open - 1-2 M Chandler, A Martin 4½/5; 3-8 C Crouch, R Gerber, D King, M Pein, C Pritchett, P Rossiter 4. 93 played.

14th Charlton (18-20 July 1986) - Open - 1 A Kosten 6/6; 2-3 M Chandler, J Plaskett 5½. 97 played.

10th Lloyds Bank Masters (London, 20-28 August 1986) - 1 Simen Agdestein (NOR) 8/9; 2 Julian Hodgson 7½; 3-5 Murray Chandler, Mark Condie (SCO), Johan Hjartarson (ISL) 7


1987

ARC Young Masters (Uppingham, 27 February - 1 March 1987, six rounds): 1 Nigel Davies 6/6; 2 Murray Chandler 5½; 3-4 Chris Baker, David Norwood 5; 5-9 Keith Arkell, Stuart Conquest, Glenn Flear, Paul Littlewood, Michael Adams 4½... Susan Arkell, Christine Flear, Jana Miles, Teresa Needham 2½, etc.

Thames TV/ BIS Group British Speed Chess Championship (London, Park Lane Hotel, 18-20 August 1987) Round of 16 (18 August): Teresa Needham 0-1 M Chandler; Quarter-Final (20 August): M Chandler 0-1 J Nunn.

11th Lloyds Bank Masters (London, 22-31 August 1987): 1-2 M Wilder (1st on tie-break), M Chandler 8/9. M Chandler won the concurrent Commonwealth Championship. Link to 1987 Lloyds Bank Masters crosstable.

British Isles Open (Swansea, 4-6 September 1987): 1-5 J Nunn, M Chandler, I Rogers, S Kudrin, M Adams 4½ (6?). MC drew with Nunn, rd 5.

Barbican Open (London, 11-13 September 1987): 1 M Chandler, J Fedorowicz 5½/6; 3-4 G Flear, D King 5...

North London Weekend (undated in 1988/89 BCF Yearbook, but late October 1987 acc. BCM (February 1988, p68)): 1 M Chandler 6/6, 2 A Martin 5, 3-5 A Mortazavi, A Miles, J Levitt 4½. Chandler beat Miles in the last round.

23rd Islington Open (London, 18-20 December 1987): 1-2 K Arkell, M Chandler 5½/6; 3-6 M Adams, DA Fatin, J Gallagher, A Mortazavi 5; 7-10 A Kosten, A Martin, N McDonald, A Salem 4½ (88 players)

Leigh Grand Prix 1987: 1 M Chandler scoring 193.3, ahead of K Arkell 186.5. Won the Lloyds Bank Masters/Commonwealth open and three London weekenders. So close to the maximum that his shared firsts at Hastings 1986/87 and British isles Open did not need to be included.


1988

Luton Simul (24 April 1988): +15, =2 (Nick McBride, A Tredinnick), -0.

Remploy North of England/Calderdale Open (Halifax, 30 April - 2 May 1988): 1 M Chandler 5½/6; 2-5 J Plaskett, D Norwood, K Arkell, G Lane 5, etc – 82 players. (results included = vs G Lane and + vs C Ward (rd 5).

Haninge, Sweden (9-21 May 1988): 1 L Polugaevsky 8/11; 2 U Andersson 7... 6-8 (included) M Chandler 5½ (12 player a.p.a.)

British QP Championship (Leeds, 18-19 June 1988) 1-5 M Chandler, G Flear, M Hebden, JM Hodgson, J Nunn 8½/11 (Chandler results: 1 v R Trow, 1 v P Gayson, 1 v I Thomas, 1 v P Large, 0 v G Flear, 0 v M Adams, 1 v J Hawthorne, ½ v A Dunnington, 1 v C Crouch, 1 v J Plaskett, 1 v D King)

12th Lloyds Bank Masters (20-29 August 1988) 1-2 M Adams, G Lane 8/10... 7-15 ... M Chandler 7...

British Isles Open (Swansea, undated but probably early September 1988?): 1-2 M Chandler, M Suba 5/6, 3-6 P Wells, AH Williams, J Howell, C Beaumont 4½


1989

Barnsdale Young Masters, Uppingham (24-26 February 1989): 1 M Suba 5½/6, 2-4 K Arkell, G Crawley, G Flear 5, 5-12 M Chandler... 4½... 93 played

North of England Open (a.k.a. Calderdale Open), Halifax (29 April - 1 May 1989): 1 M Chandler 5½; 2-4 P Wells, S Giddins, K Arkell 5... 79 played

British QP Championship (Leeds, 1-2 July 1989): 1 J Nunn 9½/11; 2 P Wells 9; 3-4 M Adams, I Sokolov 8½... 13-20 (including) M Chandler 7½ (1 v C Trevelyan, 1 v G Kenworthy, 0 v P Wells, 1 v M Page, 0 v G Wall, 1 v AP Smith, 1 v P Hutchinson, ½ v P Motwani, 0 v C Ward, 1 v DJ Walker, 1 v B Lund)

13th Lloyds Bank Masters (19-28 August 1989)


1990

14th Lloyds Bank Masters (18-27 August 1990)


1991


1992

British QP (Hammersmith, 26 June 1992) 1-2 W Watson, J Nunn 5½/6; 3-4 A Mortazavi, D Norwood 5; 5-12 J Levitt, G Kenworthy, A Kinsman, M Chandler, Salem, K Arkell, plus two IMs (names not given) 4½ (SCCU Bulletin No.207 (1992))

16th Lloyds Bank Masters (22-31 August 1992) - Chandler 6½/10


1993


1994

Southend simul 1994 (no date)  +11, -0, =1 (Charles Bowring)


1999

Redbus KO (Southend, 2-5 April 1999) - Rd 1: M Chandler 10010 C McNab.


File updated
Date Notes
27 August 2020

Initial upload of 1,587 games, from 1973 to the end of 1989 (including Hastings 1989/90). These include several hundred games not seen before, mostly from domestic UK events such as weekenders and club/county matches. Murray sent me scans of scoresheets which I then input. A few scores are incomplete (moves missing, partly illegible); others are missing names of opponents, event identifiers, dates, etc. I have concentrated mainly on games Murray played in the UK, with my understanding being that Murray's New Zealand games are being worked on by Bill Forster in New Zealand (results of his work to be found at the Peter Stuart NZ Games Games Database). That said, it embraces all the games that have been hitherto available on commercial databases, and I have endeavoured to find round numbers and dates for these games where they are missing on ChessBase, as well as correcting misidentified opponents, etc. I am continuing to edit games played by Murray from 1990 onwards (another 651 games as things stand) and will add these when I've finished tidying up dates and round numbers.

Below on this page I have appended some rough notes I made whilst conducting the input process, identifying many of the domestic UK events that Murray played in during the 1970s and 1980s. I used it to help sort out which events various unattributed scoresheets related to, and it occurs to me that it might prove useful for others to refer to.

I have timed publication of this database of games to coincide with Murray's own Facebook autobiography at the point when he arrived in England in 1975, in which he uses images of his old scoresheets and press cuttings to illustrate the story of his chess career. This unique and innovative narrative is open to all to read, whether Facebook users or not, at this link: https://www.facebook.com/murray.chandler.58

29 August 2020 Number of games now 1,592. Following the initial upload, I am grateful for amendments and additions from Andy Ansel, Ian Rogers and Michael Yeo. Andy helped me with names of players from Murray's 1979 visit to the USA. Michael provided me with further data regarding his game with Murray from Charlton 1977, including the fact that the Charlton tournament, though retaining its usual name, was actually played in Moorgate, London, due to the unavailability of its usual venue. Ian has supplied some further games: (1) Johansen-MC, Portsmouth 1985; (2) Johansen-MC, Hong Kong Commonwealth Championship 1983; (3) D Johansen-MC, Borehamwood 1983; (4) D Johansen-MC, Australian Junior (U18) Championship 1975; (5) MC-I.Rogers, Aysralian Junior (U18) Championship 1975. Many thanks to all. I've also tidied up a few names and added a few more ratings where they were missing.
29 August 2020 Phil Adams informs me that, in his game against Murray from Chorley 1976, the colours and result were Chandler (white) 1-0 Adams (black). Many thanks for that, Phil, and I solemnly promise never to insert a spurious middle initial "J" into your name again.
30 August 2020 Tim Harding pointed out date errors in some of the games played in the City of London Open, February 1979. The tournament dates are correct but four of the game dates showed the year as 1977. Now fixed. Thanks for the feedback, Tim.
1 September 2020 Brian Denman has kindly gone to the trouble of contacting Murray's opponent Alan Palmer in their game from October 1975 to tighten up an unclear score. As a result we now have a slight correction to the moves at the end of the game, plus more detailed game data and date. It was played on 30 October 1975. Thanks to Brian and Alan.
2 September 2020 A couple of amendments to the tournament notes given below. Ian Thompson supplied some further info regarding the Kent Junior Championships of October 1975, and I have included some comments from Murray's postcard to his parents that he featured in his latest Facebook entry (also October 1975). Thanks to Ian and Murray.
2 September 2020 Mark Page contributed a rapidplay game he played with Murray at the British Quickplay Championship in Leeds in July 1989. Thanks, Mark.
3 September 2020 Brian Denman points out a wrong date - from the July 1979 National Bank of Dubai Open – the 5th round game against Douglas Shallcross should be dated 29.07.1979 (not 1980). Later that same year, the Brighton tournament: the start and end dates (13 December and 19 December) are correct but the rounds were played thus (round numbers in brackets): (1) 13.12.1979; (2) 14.12.1979; (3) 14.12.1979; (4) 15.12.1979; (5) 16.12.1979; (6) 16.12.1979; (7) 17.12.1979; (8) 18.12.1979; (9) 19.12.1979. My thanks to Brian.
4 September 2020 Robert K Taylor emailed me with some more info regarding the Buckley Open of May 1976. Firstly, his name is as given (not RG Taylor which was my original interpretation of a very faint scoresheet). Secondly, his game with Murray was played in the second round, so the Timmins game must have been played in round 4. Robert has also given a little further information about who scored what in the tournament which I have placed in the notes down the page. He remembers that Murray's colour sequence was BBWW and was expecting White in the fifth and final round. But David Levy expected White too! He had had BWBW previously, and won the argument as to who had White in the final round. I've also supplied a forename for Murray's third round opponent, Peter G Killick.
11 September 2020 Murray has resolved the mystery about his opponent in the 1976 Max Fuller Elo tournament. It was Paul the son (and not John the father) Littlewood whom he played. The file has been updated.
15 September 2020 Murray has reconstructed the bulk of the moves of his win against Julian Hodgson from the last round of the 1975 Southampton Open by reference to his private notes and a contemporary publication of part of the game. I have included some of his contemporary analysis in the score.
16 September 2020 One more game added: Lawrence Cooper kindly sent me his draw with Murray in the 4th round of the Barnsdale Young Masters, 25 February 1989.
24 September 2020 One of the stub games on file now has now been reunited with all its moves. I found Chandler-Angantysson from the England v Iceland European Team Championship qualifying match on 10 July 1982 in CHESS, August 1982, page 88.
2 November 2020 For further material relating to Murray Chandler, it is worth checking out the online archive of his 'Listener' columns, written for a New Zealand newspaper from 1976 onwards.
30 November 2020 Added crosstable for the 1976 London 'Maxelo' tournament, sourced from the Chandler FaceBook post for 30 November.
15 February 2021 First update in a while: (1) added a stub game MC 1-0 Andrew Ledger, Barnsdale YM, Round 1, 24.02.89; (2) MC 1-0 Peter Hannan, Charlton CC, June 1977 (no exact day given but MC says it was played in the interval between Ilford and Charlton tournaments); (3) MC 1-0 Michael C Davis, Surrey op, Rd 3, 16.07.77; (4) MC 0-1 Jim Plaskett, Charlton op, Rd 2, 18.06.77; (5) S Dolton 0-1 MC, Charlton op, Rd 3, 18.06.77; (6) Peter Sowray 0-1 MC, Charlton op, Rd 5, 19.06.77. I have also adjusted the round number of the game MC 1-0 Chris Cooley, Charlton op, 18.06.77 to round 4. Thanks to Murray Chandler for the additional scores. Running total of games now 1,600.
6 April 2021 No new games but dates added/corrected for the 1977/78 New Zealand Championship, played in Wellington.
13 May 2021 Another seven games added, from the 1979 World Open in which Murray scored 7/10. We now have all his games from this event. The new ones are Rd 1 v Da Silva*, Rd 2 v Kamude*, Rd 3 v Demplar*, Rd 5 v Turner*, Rd 7 v Zuckerman, Rd 8 v Bisguier and Rd 9 v Gogol*. Where I have asterisked names, it's either because I'm not sure of the spelling of the surnames or I'm lacking details of forenames/initials, or both of these things. Any help appreciated.
15 May 2021

One blank game entry already on the file now has the moves included - all 90 of them. An important addition: Chandler 1-0 Short, Benedictine 1979, Rd 1. My thanks to Murray for digging out the score. Incidentally, that leaves another 28 game entries where we have details of a game being played but no moves. I may as well list them here for ease of reference:

(1) Paignton Premier Paignton (rd 1), 07.09.1975 win v John C Cock;
(2) Paignton Premier Paignton (rd 3), 09.09.1975 loss v Robert Bellin;
(3) Guernsey op Guernsey (rd 5), 09.10.1975 loss v Ray Gamble;
(4) LARA op 2nd London (rd 2), 01.11.1975 loss v Alan Perkins;
(5) Guernsey op Guernsey (rd 3), 04.10.1976 win v M Gielow;
(6) County Match London, St Brides (board 1), 11.12.1976 win v Robert Bellin;
(7) County Champ Semi-Final (board 1), 07.06.1980 win v Nigel Short;
(8) Lloyds Bank Masters 04th London (rd 5), 24.08.1980 draw v Simon Knott;
(9) Malta Olympiad 24th Valetta (rd 13), 04.12.1980 ½-½ v Toufeeq Catalan;
(10) Bundesliga 1981/82 (rd 4.2), 05.12.1981 win v Hoffmann,Hans; this game now included
(11) EU-chT 8th qual Gr3 Middlesbrough (rd 2.5), 11.07.1982 loss to Helgi Olafsson;
(12) WchT U26 Chicago (rd 2), 08.1983 win v Moses Matjola;
(13) WchT U26 Chicago (rd 4), 08.1983 win v Jorge H Gomez Baillo;
(14) WchT U26 Chicago (rd 6), 08.1983 draw with Artur Yusupov;
(15) WchT U26 Chicago (rd 7), 08.1983 win v James Rizzitano;
(16) WchT U26 Chicago (rd 8), 08.1983 win v Fernand Gobet;
(17) WchT U26 Chicago (rd 10), 08.1983  win v Joel Benjamin;
(18) WchT U26 Chicago (rd 11), 08.1983 loss v Eric Lobron;
(19) Bundesliga 1984/85 (rd 3.2), 11.11.1984 draw with Dirk Paulsen;
(20) Bundesliga 1985/86 Germany (rd 10.2), 22.02.1986  win v Karl Heinz Goehring;
(21) Dubai Olympiad 27th Dubai (rd 1), 15.11.1986  win v Luis J Torres;
(22) Barnsdale Young Masters Uppingham (rd 1), 24.02.1989  win v Andrew Ledger

– and from the 1990s onwards –

(23) 4NCL 1995/96 Rd03-Abergavenny (rd 3.1), 20.01.1996 draw with Mark Hebden;
(24) 4NCL 1995/96 Rd04-Abergavenny (rd 4.1), 21.01.1996 draw with Keith Arkell;
(25) 4NCL 1995/96 Rd06-Birmingham (6.1), 18.02.1996  win v Charlie Storey;
(26) 4NCL 1995/96 Rd07-Ware (7.1), 16.03.1996 win v Graham Burgess;
(27) 4NCL 1995/96 Rd11-Warwick (11.1), 25.05.1996 win v Gary Quillan;
(28) 4NCL 1995/96 Rd13-Warwick (13.1), 27.05.1996 win v Andrew Harley.

Any info leading to the apprehension of these escaped scoresheets and their subsequent incarceration in the BritBase Penitentiary will be much appreciated.

4 June 2021 Six additional games, sent by Murray Chandler: a complete set of his six games from the ARC Young Masters weekender, 27 February - 1 March 1987 (I've added a note of the tournament results in the chronological list of events above). Secondly, the game with an incomplete score played at the Oxford City weekender on 17.11.1979 has had colours/result amended to Chandler 0-1 N.R. Benjamin. Thirdly, the undated Borehamwood weekender games have been shifted from a provisional date of 1980 to one of end-May 1981. I think this has a good chance of being right; Murray played his fellow countryman RI Nokes during this event and RI Nokes was also present in the UK at the Manor Tyres tournament in Bristol a few weeks later.
4 June 2021 Murray has sent me the score of his game against Hoffman, Bundesliga 05.12.1981, which had previously been shown as a header with no moves (see entry above dated 15 May 2021). Thanks, Murray.
7 June 2021 A major update: the number of games has increased from 1,613 to 2,433 (of which 68 are blanks). I have now added games dated after 1989, making use of the Peter Stuart New Zealand database and also a separate database sent to me by Gerald Hartmann, who has compiled a Chandler database of his own. Gerald's database was particularly useful in supplying dates and round numbers for games. Many thanks to Gerald, and also to the editors of the NZL database Bill Forster and Helen Milligan.
8 June 2021 I'm grateful to Brian Denman for pointing out that one of the games featured in the database, Shephard-Chandler, Brighton 1979, was in fact a truncated version of the game C.Shephard-C.Chandler from the 1977 British Championship and nothing to do with Murray Chandler. I have deleted it from the file which now totals 2,432 games.
19 June 2021 Murray Chandler sent me amendments to three games: (1) The MI Davis game correctly batched with the 1982 Bristol Manor Tyres tournament games nevertheless had a wrong game date - it should be 26.06.1982 (not 1980); (2) a clearer scan of the game played in round 2 of the 1980 Chelmsford tournament (date 04.10.1980) enabled him to make out the opponent's name, which was Karl Bowden. It also became possible to make out some more moves of this game, though the score is missing a few moves before the time control so it is still not complete; (3) another better scan of the round 5 game from the same tournament vs DR Lewis (dated 05.10.1980) enabled me to complete the input of the remaining moves of the game.
4 July 2021 A number of amendments/additions: (1) the moves of the game Catalan-MC, round 13 (Syria v New Zealand), Malta Olympiad 1980, now available; (2) Bundesliga games from early 1981: Borik-MC was played 21.02.1981 and MC-Huebner played 22.02.1981 (not in January as previously given on Big Database 2020, which was my source for these games). There is also a correction to the final moves played in the Huebner game. Finally, as these games turned out to be played played after Bundesliga games vs Soos and Haubt (and not before), I have adjusted the round numbers for these four games accordingly; (3) date of MC vs Goehring, Bundesliga 1980, adjusted to 13.12.1980; (4) S.Jackson-MC, NN 1979, now thought to have been played on 18 January 1981 in round 5 of the Portsmouth Open. Thanks to Murray Chandler for supplying details of these additions/corrections.
6 July 2021 Two games supposedly played by Murray Chandler vs Charles Schulien in the USA in 1980 have been deleted as we suspect they were played by a different Chandler. Number of games now 2,430.
9 July 2021 One additional game and one correction: the extra game is Chandler-Westerinen, a 24-move draw, but unfortunately we don't know the date or the event in which it was played. One clue is the scoresheet which was marked SC Bamberg, a German Bundesliga club, but we don't think the game was actually played in the Bundesliga proper. I've assigned the game a provisional date of 1981 but that is just so that it appears somewhere vaguely plausible in chronological order. The correction is to the game Chandler-Pickard, Borehamwood, 31.05.1981, which was a draw, not a loss for White. Thanks to Murray Chandler for the additional info.
10 July 2021 Oops. That extra game, Chandler-Westerinen, wasn't an extra game at at all. It was actually Chandler-Westermeier, Bundesliga 1981, which was already on the database.
20 July 2021 An extra game added: Ward 0-1 Chandler, Remploy Calderdale (Halifax) Open, 02.05.1988. My thanks to Gerald Hartmann for finding it in BCM, July 1988. Total now 2,431.
2 August 2021 One game added: Povah ½-½ Chandler, North London Open, 01.11.1981. Also, the game Povah 0-1 Chandler, Streatham v Charlton, previously undated but estimated as 1977, has now been pinpointed by Nigel Povah as being played on 20.12.1978. My thanks to Nigel Povah and Murray Chandler for passing on the game score and information, and also for supplying the full crosstable of the 1980 Regency Masters tournament held in Ramsgate, which I have included further up this page.
6 August 2021 The game Emms ½-½ Chandler, Charlton, formerly given as 18.07.1981, was actually played at the 1982 Charlton Open, and should be dated 17.07.1982.
27 August 2021 Three corrections applied after notification from Murray Chandler: (1) Groszpeter v MC, Minsk 1982 – 24 Rcd1 was played; (2) Bundesliga game v Schussler – played Saturday 5 June 1982; (3) Bundesliga game v Hecht – Sunday 6 June 1982
20 October 2021 Adjusted dates of the 1976 Guernsey Open games (dated 3-9 October - not 2-8 October).
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