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Tournament: 5th Lloyds Bank Masters • 122 games / circa 450 + 6 games from associated events
Venue: London • Dates: 25 August - 2 Sept 1981 • Download PGNuploaded Monday, 17 May, 2021 4:35 PM

5th Lloyds Bank Masters, 25 August - 2 September 1981 (Nine-Round Swiss) - Mount Royal Hotel, Bryanston St, W1

(Table from 1981/82 BCF Yearbook, p69 – some typos identified – there may be other errors)

1981 Lloyds Bank Masters Title Country Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  Total 
1 Raymond D Keene GM ENG 2475 =21 +93 +59 +41 +10 =12 =4 +22 =3 7
2 Anthony J Miles GM ENG 2565 +39 =18 =22 +103 +85 +46 =12 +6 =7 7
3 Yasser Seirawan GM USA 2565 +58 +72 –10 +67 +31 +56 +22 =4 =1 7
4 Florin Gheorghiu GM ROM 2560 +81 +56 +25 =12 +18 =6 =1 =3 =5
5 Yair Kraidman GM ISR 2440 +95 –43 =57 +76 +81 +9 =7 +12 =4
6 Jacob Murey IM ISR 2450 +36 –15 +110 +34 +29 =4 +10 –2 +23
7 Mark L Hebden   ENG 2315 +30 +31 +15 =10 –12 +79 =5 +19 =2
8 Vasily V Smyslov GM USSR 2580 =27 +71 =43 +90 =23 =33 +37 =20 =18 6
9 Murray G Chandler IM NZL 2530 =35 +53 =29 +36 =20 –5 =56 +72 +37 6
10 Jon L Arnason IM ISL 2440 +87 +34 +3 =7 –1 +57 –6 +52 =20 6
11 Anthony F Saidy IM USA 2430 +48 =69 =38 =25 =26 +49 +72 =17 =13 6
12 Paul Van der Sterren IM NLD 2420 +20 +17 +24 =4 +7 =1 –2 –5 +36 6
13 Glenn C Flear FM ENG 2385 =49 =23 +39 –33 +95 =26 +25 +32 =11 6
14 Ed W Formanek IM USA 2370 =41 +50 =49 –65 +63 +90 =18 =44 +43 6
15 Vincent McCambridge   USA 2350 +88 +6 –7 +37 +65 –22 =20 +41 =17 6
16 Mark Ginsburg FM USA 2325 –56 –63 +99 =74 +108 +83 =43 +57 +38 6
17 Gerd Treppner   FRG 2255 +63 –12 =95 =75 +24 +73 +33 =11 =15 6
18 Dibyendu Barua   IND 2350 +42 =2 +62 +43 –4 =41 =14 +30 =8 6
19 Philipp Gerbert   FRG (2445) –69 –44 +106 +45 +75 +40 +35 –7 +52 6
20 John J Cox   ENG 2275 –12 +84 +45 +24 =9 +23 =15 =8 =10 6
21 Fernand Gobet   SUI (2210) =1 –68 =40 =28 +70 +91 =39 +49 +44 6
22 Gert Ligterink IM NLD 2450 =73 +52 +2 =35 +38 +15 –3 –1 =26
23 José Luís Fernandez García IM ESP 2420 =65 =13 +105 +80 =8 –20 +69 +56 –6
24 David J Strauss FM USA 2410 +67 +33 –12 –20 –17 +85 =31 +75 +56
25 Fredrik Van der Vliet   NLD 2380 +74 +60 –4 =11 =46 +47 –13 +48 +50
26 Roger I Nokes   NZL 2310 +79 =29 =83 =60 =11 =13 +46 =38 =22
27 Andrew P Lewis   ENG 2200 =8 =105 –53 =94 +87 =59 +47 =62 +55
28 Neil W Bradbury   ENG (2175) +51 –49 –34 =21 +94 +93 –44 +67 +62
29 Leonid Shamkovich GM USA 2500 +108 =26 =9 +71 –6 –37 =57 =35 +73 5
30 Margeir Petursson IM ISD 2460 –7 =61 +42 –73 +68 =44 +65 –18 +54 5
31 Gert Iskov IM DEN 2420 +37 –7 +63 +66 –3 –35 =24 =39 +72 5
32 Jonathan Tisdall IM USA 2415 =54 =47 –79 +105 +53 +43 =41 –13 =39 5
33 Vaidyanathan Ravikumar IM IND 2325 +68 –24 +47 +13 =79 =8 –17 –36 +51 5
34 Orest Popovych FM USA 2325 +57 –10 +28 –6 –90 –61 +98 +74 +76 5
35 Antony C Kosten   ENG 2315 =9 +99 +54 =22 –56 +31 –19 =29 =41 5
36 John J Carleton   ENG 2305 –6 +70 +112 –9 –49 +63 +73 +33 –12 5
37 Michael A Pagden   ENG 2290 –31 +94 +92 –15 +67 +29 –8 +64 –9 5
38 Ralf Marian   FRG 2250 =47 +85 =11 +83 –22 =54 +50 =26 –16 5
39 Guy West   AUS (2265) –2 +106 –13 +86 =47 +76 =21 =31 =32 5
40 Andrew J Muir   SCO (2135) –111 =91 =21 +58 +51 –19 +86 –43 +64 5
41 Helmut Cardon   NLD 2265 =14 +96 +73 –1 +69 =18 =32 –15 =35 5
42 Peter K Wells   ENG 2260 –18 =101 –30 =108 =105 +103 +63 =53 +75 5
43 Stuart Conquest FM ENG 2210 +64 +5 =8 –18 +59 –32 =16 +40 –14 5
44 James C Howell   ENG (2150) –94 +19 +61 –79 +92 =30 +28 =14 –21 5
45 F Khan   ENG (2030) +76 –48 –20 –19 =58 +94 =51 +97 +69 5
46 George S Botterill IM WLS 2415 =66 –80 +88 +52 +25 –2 –26 –50 +81
47 Nigel E Povah FM ENG 2375 =38 =32 –33 +64 =39 –25 –27 +90 +82
48 Klaus Berg   DEN 2295 –11 +45 =101 =53 –54 =78 +80 –25 +84
49 Daniel Pergericht   BEL 2260 =13 +28 =14 –56 +36 –11 +59 –21 =58
50 Leontxo García   ESP 2230 =53 –14 –76 +98 +101 +80 –38 +46 –25
51 Colin A Harpur   IRL   –28 +107 +87 –72 –40 +97 =45 +78 –33
52 Maxim Dlugy   USA 2350 =55 –22 +108 –46 +103 +60 +54 –10 –19
53 Wiliiam N Watson   ENG 2340 =50 –9 +27 =48 –32 =81 +61 =42 =57
54 Jonathan Levitt   ENG 2270 =32 +111 –35 =95 +48 =38 –52 +60 –30
55 Byron A Jacobs   ENG 2245 =52 –83 +70 –57 +88 –69 +85 +81 –27
56 Keith C Arkell   ENG 2235 +16 –4 +75 +49 +35 –3 =9 –23 –24
57 John C Hawksworth   ENG 2220 –34 +82 =5 +55 +60 –10 =29 –16 =53
58 John R Richardson   ENG (2240) –3 –95 +102 –40 =45 +84 =66 +71 =49
59 Sheila A Jackson IWM ENG 2165 +78 =66 –1 +62 –43 =27 –49 =76 +80
60 Gisela Fischdick IWM FRG 2220 +61 –25 +97 =26 –57 –52 +71 –54 +85
61 Jana Miles (Bellin) IWM ENG 2215 –60 =30 –44 +97 =78 +24 –53 =69 +83
62 Elisabeta Polihroniade IWM ROM 2200 =75 +103 –18 –59 =74 +66 +90 =27 –28
63 David E Rumens FM ENG 2355 –17 +16 –31 +101 –14 –36 42 +103 +99 4
64 Peter Hertzog   FRG 2325 –43 –79 +98 –47 +96 +67 +83 –37 –40 4
65 Richard L Britton FM ENG 2295 =23 =90 +94 +14 –15 –72 –30 –73 +98 4
66 Christian Schubert   FRG 2270 =46 =59 +96 –31 –83 –62 =58 +81 =74 4
67 Jonathan Kinlay   ENG 2265 –24 +89 +109 –3 –37 –64 +99 –28 +90 4
68 Simon J B Knott   ENG 2265 –33 +21 –85 =78 –30 +105 –74 =98 +95 4
69 (Sinclair) Thomas Banks   ENG 2210 +19 =11 =72 =85 –41 +55 –22 –61 =45 4
70 Stephen J Shutler   ENG (2185) =77 –36 –55 +84 –21 –86 =105 +107 +93 4
71 Simon W Small   ENG (2115) +107 –8 +86 –29 =80 =74 –60 –58 +91 4
72 Daniel J King   ENG 2320 +110 –3 =69 +51 =73 +65 –11 –9 –31 4
73 David H Cummings   ENG 2310 =22 +109 –41 +30 =72 –17 –36 +65 –29 4
74 Neil F Dickenson   ENG 2260 –25 =78 =81 =16 =62 =71 +68 –34 =66 4
75 Andrew P H Kinsman   ENG (2110) =62 +102 –56 =17 –19 +100 +95 –24 –42 4
76 Thomas L Milligan   SCO (2120) –45 +100 +50 –5 =91 –39 +93 =59 –34 4
77 Asad Rizvi   PAK (2000) =70 –110 +84 –81 –93 –89 +106 =88 +100 4
78 Alexandra Van der Mije WGM NLD 2215 –59 =74 =103 =68 =61 =48 =81 –51 +97 4
79 Gert Jan de Boer   NLD 2265 –26 +64 +25 +44 =33 –7 Withdrew
80 Andrew D Martin   ENG 2345 =105 +46 =90 –23 =71 –50 –48 +95 –59
81 Rainer Schlenker   FRG (2225) –4 +86 =74 +77 –5 =53 =78 –55 –46
82 William Jordan   AUS (2205) –90 –57 –100 +89 –97 +96 =92 +86 –47
83 Yves Duhayon   BEL (2000) =101 +55 =26 –38 +66 –16 –64 =93 –61
84 Daniel Mayers   USA (2165) =92 –20 –77 –70 +106 –58 +94 +89 –48
85 Philip Walden   ENG (2080) +89 –38 +68 =69 –2 –24 –55 +92 –60
86 (Patricia) Anne Sunnucks IWM ENG 2025 +100 –81 –71 –39 =99 +70 –40 –82 +101
87 Michael W Marlow   ENG 2300 –10 =97 –51 =99 –27 =101 =103 =96 =92 3
88 Anthony J Stebbings   ENG 2245 –15 =92 –46 +96 –55 –98 =101 =77 =103 3
89 Leszek Filipowicz   POL (2200) –85 –67 –107 –82 +104 +77 =100 –84 =96 3
90 Michael J Freeman   SCO (2090) +82 =65 =80 –8 +34 –14 –62 –47 –67 3
91 V Berger §   ENG (2080) –109 –40 –93 +107 –76 –21 –97 –100 –71 3
92 Anthony C P Milnes   ENG (2080) =84 =88 –37 +100 –44 –95 =82 –85 =87 3
93 Richard W O'Brien   ENG (2070) =97 –1 =91 =109 +77 –28 –76 =83 –70 3
94 Willy Iclicki   BEL (2025) +44 –37 –65 =27 –28 –45 –84 =102 +106 3
95 Obafunmilayo Agusto   NGR (2195) –5 +58 =17 =54 –13 +92 –75 –80 –68 3
96 Andrew C L Dyson   ENG (2160) +102 –41 –66 –88 –64 –82 +104 =87 =89 3
97 Simon Triggs   ENG (2120) =93 =87 –60 –61 +82 –51 +91 –45 –78 3
98 Nicole Tagnon   FRA 2040 =99 –108 –64 –50 +102 +88 –34 =68 –65 3
99 Hanneke Van Parreren   NLD 2040 =98 –35 –16 =87 =86 =112 –67 +105 –63 3
100 Karen Cartmel   ENG (1840) –86 –76 +82 –92 +107 –75 =89 =91 –77 3
101 Ronald F A Harman   ENG (2095) =83 =42 =48 –63 –50 =87 =88 –66 –86
102 M R Segal   AUS (2030) –96 –75 –58 =106 –98 –104 =107 =94 +105
103 Jane Garwell (later Richmond)   WLS 2065 +106 –62 =78 –2 –52 –42 =87 –63 =88
104 Neil I Fox   ENG (2065) stand-in –89 +102 –96 =106 +107 2½ / 5
105 Christopher J Morrison   SCO 2240 =80 =27 –23 –32 =42 –68 =70 –99 –102 2
106 Clive D Gilliam   ENG (2080) –103 –39 –19 =102 –84 +107 –77 =104 –94 2
107 Laszlo Ficsor   SWE (2000) –71 –51 +89 –91 –100 –106 =102 –70 –104
108 Werner Schluter   FRG (2215) –29 +98 –52 =42 –16 Withdrew 1½ / 5
109 Sidney Norman Bernstein   USA (2220) +91 –73 –67 =93 Withdrew 1½ / 4
110 David R Lewis   ENG 2235 –72 +77 –6 Withdrew 1 / 3

§ is this Victor B(u)erger (ENG, 1904-1996)? I did not think he had been an active player for many years - JS

Norms
IM: D Barua (IND), J Cox, G Flear, M Hebden (ENG), G Treppner (FRG)
FM: K Arkell, M Pagden, J Carleton, A Kosten, A Lewis (ENG), R Nokes (NZL), H Cardon, F van der Vliet (NLD).
WFM: J Garwell (WLS), N Tagnon (FRA), H van Parraren (NLD).

Lady Masters: S Jackson (1st on tie-break, ENG), J Miles (ENG), G Fischdick (FRG), E Polihroniade (ROM).


LLOYD'S BANK, LONDON [from 1981/82 BCF Yearbook, p68 - notes by Stewart Reuben]

25 August - 2 September, 1981 Masters Tournament

The fifth event attracted 7 Grandmasters, 13 International Masters, 10 FIDE Masters, one Woman Grandmaster, 4 Women Masters, one former World Champion and the current World Cadet Champion. Total entry to this, the strongest so far, was 110 of whom 47 were English.

English GM R. Keene played his first major tournament at 'home' since 1975 and enhanced his reputation with a change of style including some extremely dynamic play. First place had to be decided on total of opponent's scores because Tony Miles and Yasser Seirawan (USA) both recovered from early losses to score 7 points. Eight English players did well in their quest for IM and FM norms.

There was also a tie in the Lady Masters. Sheila Jackson, Gisela Fischdick (W. Germany), Jana Miles and Elisabeta Polihroniade (Rumania) all having 4½ points. Sheila Jackson was placed first on total of opponents' scores.

Junior Invitation, 25-28 August 1981 - 97 played.

1-2 Neil CARR (Central YMCA), Kenneth SHOVEL (St. Paul's School) 6½/8; 3-6 John Emms (Norwich), Paul E Johnstone (Richmond, Surrey), N. van Noorden (Farnham) and D. Holmes (Scotland) 6; 7-18 G. Brown (Muswell Hill), Stuart C Brown (Hull). Angus J Dunnington (Leeds), Neil Fox (Borehamwood), William T Giblin (Redditch), Simon Lazarus and Darren L Lee (Finchley), Neil McDonald (Gravesend), A. Mitchell-Baker (Ashtead), P. Stevenson (Southampton), David J Watts (Harrow) and Ian Welch (Portsmouth) 5½; 19-29 Thomas Borland (Chester), Michael Twyble (Southend), Karl Bowden (Brentwood), R. Brown (Woking), Neil Crickmore (Plymouth), David J Edmonds (Hayes), Daniel Feinstein (Streatham), Donald Mason (Birmingham), N. Pelling (Romford), Nicholas Thomas (Rugby), Graham Waddingham (Nottingham) 5; 30-40 Bruce L Baer (Muswell Hill), Jagir Bagri (Hounslow), Richard T Blackwell (Richmond), Andrew R Exton (Somerset), R. Morrison (Lewisham), Echewodo Nwawudu (Lewisham), Daniel B Rosen (Ashtead), Matthew J Rosseinsky (Exeter), Ian L Thomas (Watford), R. Walker (Orpington) 4½; 41-54 Nigel Birtwistle (Lincs), P. Brown (Harrow), Andrew Daley (Portsmouth), Andrew David Deighton (Stoke), Chris Dunworth (Nottingham), J. Eastwood (Nottingham), Andrew George H Kluth (Southampton), D. Levin (Wembley), Saul Richman (Manchester), A. Rose (CentYMCA), Philip Rossiter (Portsmouth), N. Stone (Hayes), Tim P Wall (Cleveland) 4; 55-66 Michael Arundale (Richmond), Jeffrey P Baillie (Portsmouth), Alan Peter Dowton (Orpington), Andrew Dunn (Tyne & Wear), Jonathan P Nelson (Coventry), Iain A Galloway (Hayes), Paul Georghiou (Highgate), Neil R Hackers (Wimbledon), R. Ingram (Wolverhampton), R. Selway (Harlow), Ian Sim (Sutton), M. Smith (CentYMCA), C. Young (Tunbridge Wells) 3½; 67-79 Andrew Boyne (Exeter), J. Brooks (Thornton Heath), J. Davy (Surbiton), John E Duggan (Wanstead), Michael T Hennigan (Muswell Hill), S. Low (Richmond), N. Peters (Harrow), Matthew P Sames (Ilford), Aaron Summerscale (Fulham), A. Thomas (Wales), K. Walker (Portsmouth), D. Wood (Chatham), A. Right (Richmond) 3; 80-92 Mandi S Abraham (Keighley), John D Carlin (Harrow), Gavin Wall (Richmond) 2½; 93-96 A. Wong (Westbridge), R. Hayley (Cumbria), Philip Hughes (Harrow), A. Mortoravi [Mortazavi?] (Richmond) 2; 97 Parnell (Sutton) 1½.


SIMULTANEOUS DISPLAYS - Monday 24 August 1981

Winners against Smyslov: Peter K Wells, Neil L Carr, Paul E Johnstone, David J Edmonds, Neil I Fox, Darren L Lee, Daniel B Rosen.

Winners against Kraidman: Kenneth L Shovel, Nicolas Maarten van Noorden, Alan Peter Dowton, N.H. Stone, Tim P Wall, A.K. Boyne, Andrew Dunn.


Mount Royal Amateur Championship, Wednesday 26 August to Tuesday 1 September 1981
restricted to players graded under 175 - 16 played.

1 Guy Novik 5½/7; 2 Manley 5; 3-5 De La Mothe, Moyse, Soesan 4½


Summary (from the bulletin - presumably by Stewart Reuben)

This Lloyds Bank Masters, the fifth of the series, was unquestionably the strongest. This is reflected in the quality of the games, several of which will appear all over the world. Once again, no player could raise his play sufficiently to win the tournament outright. Quinteros, the Argentinian grandmaster is the only player to have been a lone winner when he scored 8/10 in 1977. This in no way reflects on the whole event, surely it is at its most satisfactory when most competitive. On the other hand it does help columnists if they can announce a winner and thus some sort of tie-break is desirable.

Ray Keene was playing in his first serious tournament in England since 1975. There is no doubt that this event enhanced his reputation. As he said to me, he has changed his style radically recently but I had had no opportunity to see this close up. His play was extremely dynamic and some of the games were very fine indeed. It is true that he ran a number close to the edge and might well have lost but there is no doubt the spectators prefer to see this rather than the solid, positional play of yester-year. His rating performance was 2580.

There was nothing unexpected about the results of Tony Miles and Yasser Seirawan.

We are used to their making big scores in all manner of tournaments. However it must be admitted that Tony’s play was unconvincing in several games and, of course, they both lost in early rounds whereas Ray went through undefeated. Yasser also had a rating performance of 2580 but Tony's was only 2530. These figures are extremely random as some of their opponents were unrated and the English players had to meet lowly ranked women players.

Florin Gheorghiu was extremely disappointed not to win in the last round when he had it virtually within his grasp. Had he won, he would have been adjudged first on the tie-break system which rewards early leaders. The strength of his opposition can be judged by the fact that he had a rating performance of 2560 despite scoring 1 point less. Yair Kraidman added signally to his status. It is heart-warming that somewhat older players can do so well. He has, of course, performed well in England before, including winning the £1200 prize at the National Bank of Dubai Open in the late, lamented Evening Standard Congress.Yet he performed at only 2475, one of the vagaries of the Swiss System.

Yacob Murey was extremely disappointed to lose to Tony Miles in the penultimate round thus putting paid to any hope of a gm norm. He did well to recover his spirits to win in the last round. His 2570 performance has nothing to do with the Swiss System but more to do with the fact that, as we were pairing him to offer the opportunity for a gm norm, he met no unrated opponents. This was Mark Hebden’s first international master result. He actually performed at a rather breath-taking 2550 level, gaining no less than 45 rating points! This makes up for a most disappointing result in the Grieveson, Grant British Championship where he seemed to lose interest at a very early stage - an extremely foolish attitude.

It came as no surprise that Smyslov found this tournament to be not at all his cup of tea. The hurly-burly of a Swiss with a slightly faster time limit is hard to take. He met a very young, nominally weak field that had no respect for past glory. It was extremely noticeable that few of his opponents curled up and died because of his reputation. This is something that is hard to leam and can only be achieved through experience. Another benefit of the Lloyds Bank sponsorship. One wonders why they have not been recipients of The Daily Telegraph awards for sponsorship by companies.

A whole crowd of international masters must have been disappointed not to receive a prize with 6/9. On the other hand, the organisers were pleased that the prizes worked out so systematically so that no silly little sums had to be distributed. Thus in some ways there was little in the whole event for Arnason, Chandler, Formanek, McCambridge, van der Sterren and Saidy. And yet... they enjoyed themselves, played competitive chess and had a shot at the gm norm. It brought Tony Saidy out of retirement and we are besieged each year by ims who wish to play. Without these tournaments what is going to happen to the host of young British players when they mature? What other type of event can possibly offer them the sorely-needed opportunities for master-play? No, Lloyds Bank are to be congratulated on their far-sighted policy in encouraging the participation of masters from all over the world.

Barua and Cox achieved excellent im norms and the young Indian particularly will be a force to be reckoned with in the future, some would say why not now? The norms achieved by Flear and Treppner are less certain and will require ratification by FIDE when they come to apply for their titles if, and when, they achieve 2 more norms. Both Gerubet and Gobet started off too badly to play a sufficient number of rated opponents to achieve a title norm,

World Under 16 Champion Stuart Conquest started off well but faded a little towards the end. Other juniors had mixed results,but the beauty of this event, and others similar such as the Benedictine International in Manchester, is that they are offered opportunities. This also applies to more mature players as well.

Disappointingly none of the women players succeeded in making a plus score. FIDE's much-mocked decision to introduce the Woman FIDE master title did provide a spur at the lower end and two players achieved this result. There is no tournament in the world with a remotely comparable number of women competitors in a mixed event. Personally I have absolutely no doubt that the future of women's chess lies in integration. I also have no doubt that it is highly desirable to treat this area as a disadvantaged section of the community requiring resources to be directed in that direction.

All-in-all I would like to think that this is a highly successful event and, after all, it has been widely imitated. An event which attracts more entries at a time of recession cannot be all bad.


File Updated

Date Notes
(previously) Originally 119 games, uploaded as a zip file
6 September 2020 Posted here with additional games from subsidiary events and a complete crosstable. 122 games from the Masters tournament, plus four from simuls given by Smyslov and Kraidman on the day preceding the tournament and a game from the Under-16 competition. A note on the extra three Masters games compared with the earlier upload –Popovych-Dickenson (rd 8), Povah-Freeman (rd 8) and Botterill-Schlenker (rd 9): these were all taken from Big Database 2020. Another two games which Big Database 2020 attributes to this tournament (Basman-Barton and Law-Nunn) must have come from a different event as none of these four players took part in it.
7 September 2020 Big Database 2020 and BritBase had this game down as Kraidman (white) vs Gheorghiu, but Andy Ansel says his record of it shows the colours as Gheorghiu with White. This is much more likely as otherwise Kraidman would have had three whites in the last three rounds. Many thanks to Andy.
11 September 2020 A few textual amendments made following some proof-reading by Paul Georghiou, for which many thanks.
14 September 2020 Added two games played by Paul Georghiou in the Lloyds Bank Junior Invitation event added to the download. Thanks, Paul. I've also taken the opportunity to tidy up the crosstable.
17 May 2021 I have added some more results and text material, having rediscovered a copy of the bulletin.