There’s been 23 Blitz Grand Prix tournaments over the past four years – and Ciarán has found a 24th that I wasn’t even aware of (partly because I didn’t play it). Which match has been played most often? Who of the 87 players to have played has drawn the most games? What is your own individual head-to-head record against everyone you’ve played? We have the answers!
You can download this Excel file to get the full records. It’s an xlsx file – you can open it in xls, but it will lose a bit of functionality. On the first page, you can click the + beside your name to open up your full record – as white and black – sorted in order of points earned. You can then double-click on any of the numbers to see the details of all those games. The second tab is individual matches – so you can see that the most-played ties are Dylan v me and Ciarán v William, both played 11 times each, or every other tournament. The most common result is Dylan beating me and Dylan beating Ciarán (7 times each).
Some highlights –
…Yubo has a big plus record against Ciarán (+5 =0 -1), which Ciarán attributes to losing in time trouble every time. Coincidentally, he lost in time trouble in the club championships as well, although when Yubo had no mating material left.
…Yubo also has plus records against William (+4 = 0 -1) and Kavin (+2 =0 -0), has a level score against me and has even beaten Dylan, but tends to lose against Brendan (+2 =0 -5)
…Dylan has serious plus records against me (+7 =2 -2), Ciarán (+7 =2 -0), Brendan (+7 =0 -1) and Ben (+5 =0 -0), but can’t handle Mihailo (+1 =1 -5) or Leon (+1 =0 -3)
…Brendan has excellent records against Ben (+6 =1 -1) and William (+5 =1 -1), but is barely 50% against Lorcan (+3 =0 -2)
…Stephen, John and Constantin are virtually unbeatable at blitz. John v Constantin (one win each) accounts for one-third of all their defeats.
…I’ve had white in all five of my meetings with Mihailo – but William has had black in all six meetings with Ben.
We’ll have similar files up shortly for the senior club championships and the Frank Scott Shield.