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STEPHEN GORDON SIMUL
Chess Grandmaster Steven Gordon is coming to Leeds Chess Club to give a simul on Sunday 26 September, starting at 2.30pm with the last game expected to finish at around 6.30pm.
As Stephen is currently rated 2534 ELO and graded 242 ECF, number 8 on the ECF grading list, this will be the strongest grandmaster that has given a simul at Leeds Chess Club, since I took over the club.
Stephen J. Gordon (born September 4, 1986) is a grandmaster of chess from Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. In September 2004, he took a break from his A-level studies at The Blue Coat School, Oldham to compete in the thirteenth Monarch Assurance Isle of Man International.
In 2005, while still a FIDE Master, he finished 6th in the British Championships ahead of a Grandmaster and several International Masters.
At the EU Individual Open Chess Championship held at Liverpool in 2006, he led the tournament after 8 rounds and finished a very creditable (joint) second, a half point behind winner Nigel Short and level with Luke McShane among others.
Probably his best result to date however, was second place in the 2007 British Championship, narrowly losing his share of the lead in the final round. In previous rounds, he defeated both tournament victor Jacob Aagaard and previous champion Jonathan Rowson.
By 2008, his rating had reached grandmaster level, although the title itself had not yet been secured. At the British Championship in Liverpool, he almost repeated his performance of the previous year, by taking a share of third place. He was the British under-21 Champion each consecutive year between 2005 and 2008. He became a grandmaster on August 1, 2009.
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