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Games Collection of Ian Duncan Wells (born 22 June 1964, died 25 January 1982)
295 games from 1975 to 1982 • Download PGNupdated Sunday December 9, 2018 2:54 PM

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Date Notes
8 July 2015 Original upload. 200+ games played by Ian Duncan Wells, one of England's most promising players of the 1980s before he met with a tragic accident in Brazil in January 1982. I am greatly indebted to Sean Parker, who has collected and input more than 100 of Wells' games from scans of the player's original scoresheets. I have added a good number myself, including games from Wells' last tournament in Brazil. Note that very few of these games currently appear on commercial or online databases (no more than 66 on Mega Database as at July 2015 - up to 81 in 2016). I have done my best to resolve a number of mix-ups between the player's games and those of his near namesake and contemporary GM Peter Wells.
12 July 2015 Now 274 games altogether - three games Ivell-Wells added, many thanks to Nick Ivell.
16 April 2018 Another 21 games from Ian Wells's original scorebooks, from May-July 1979, found and input by Sean Parker. Many thanks to Sean for his invaluable work in sourcing these games by a player who deserves to be remembered. The total is now 295 games. Note that I have left in the three-figure British Chess Federation grades as entered by Wells into his scorebook. Readers may want to delete or convert these to four-figure Elo numbers before adding them to their databases.
20 Nov 2018 Added the game Pitcher-Wells, Manchester op 1978. Culled from the English Chess Forum.
22 Nov 2018 Deleted the game Yeo-Wells, Lloyds Bank Masters 1979, as Mike Yeo has informed me that his opponent was Peter, and not Ian, Wells. Note that Cuartas-Wells and Wells-Fuster were indeed played by Ian (both Wellses took part in the tournament) as confirmed to me by Peter Wells. This confusion was of course a frequent one at that time, given the similar age and strength of the two players. I've no idea at which stage the Yeo-Wells error was made - it could have been by bulletin production staff, by ChessBase inputters or by me. This note updated 9 Dec 2018.
26 Nov 2018 Score of Hebden-Wells, BCF-ch 1979, corrected - 24 Qxg6, not 24 Qg5. Thanks to Andy Ansel.