Iain Gourlay

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Fide Id2401533
ECF Id182541A
TitleFIDE Master
FederationScotland fed
FIDE Elo2369 
Highest 2412 (February 2016)
URS Rating2357 
Born 1974  (Age 44)
 Ranking: World #2940, Europe #2235, Scotland #9
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Reti (79%): A04 A07 A08 A05 A09 A09Sicilian defence (34%): B46 B23 B40 B45 B24 B44
English (17%): A10 A10 A20 A13 A20 A15Queen's pawn (14%): A45 A46 D04 A45 D02 A40
Sicilian defence (1%): B70 B23Reti (11%): A06 A09 A05 A04 A09 A07
Queen's gambit (8%): D10 D10 D35 D36 D11 D18
King's Indian (8%): E60 A48 E70 E94 E81 E77
Play tendenciesEndgame tendencies
Sacrifices: Not availableAverage draws at: Move #34 (details)
Blunders (): Explore blunders Optimal play:   100%  [what is this?]
Positional player: Not available Optimal checkmate: Not available
Exchange tendencies: +0.107 (details) Endgame blunders: Not available.
Stockfish first line: Not available [calculate] Strength:         
Quality of play:  87.25 (games[what is this?] Exploitive analysis: Not available
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Tournament History

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Tournament (Click on name for details) VenueDate
The Four Nations Chess League Rounds 9-11 England2015.05.021900
The Four Nations Chess League Rounds 7-8 Division 1 and 2 Birmingham, England2015.03.282130
Polar Capital Jersey Open Saint Clement, Jersey2015.03.152190
The Four Nations Chess League Rounds 5-6 England2015.02.141940
The Four Nations Chess League Rounds 3-4 England2015.01.101900
London Chess Classic FIDE Open London, England2014.12.082060
The Four Nations Chess League Rounds 1-2 England2014.11.151910
The Four Nations Chess League England2012.11.031800
e2e4 Dublin Masters Dublin, Ireland2012.04.052120
The Four Nations Chess League England2011.11.121820
The Four Nations Chess League England2010.11.061780
116th Open Scottish Chess Championship Edinburgh, Scotland2009.07.111990
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