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Bearsden Chess Club

United Kingdom

Company Description

As the Bearsden Chess Club aims to promote and support Chess at Senior and Junior level we have arranged to continue a separate Junior section of the Bearsden club, again meeting prior to the "Senior" Club. That section will be supervised by a rota of est ... more

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Employment History

General Manager

Quality Chess

Coach

Chess Scotland

Education

International Master and studies languages , semiotics and communication

University of Arhus

International Master and studies languages , semiotics and communication

University of Copenhagen

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Bearsden Chess Club: Jacob Aagaard GM British Chess Champion 2007

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Jacob Aagaard GM - 2007 British Chess Champion

Bearsden Chess Club is proud to celebrate Jacob Aagaard GM, winner of the 2007 British Chess Championship.
Jacob Aagaard, originally from Denmark, moved to Scotland in 2004. In that year he gained three GM norms: the first step on the road to attaining his Grandmaster title. In 2006 he changed his chess "nationality" and played for Scotland in the 2006 Turin Olympiad. In summer 2006 Jacob joined his local club: Bearsden Chess Club. Throughout 2006/07 Jacob notched up a very impressive series of wins in Scottish Chess congresses, interspersed with some excellent performances in international tournaments. Over this year Jacob developed a well-earned reputation for his inspirational and entertaining style of play. Even greater glory was to come in the 2007 British Chess Championship where he gained his GM title on his 34th birthday, following an impressive win against English GM Mark Hebden. This took his FIDE rating to over 2500 points and satisfied the last requirement for the title of Chess Grandmaster. In addition he deservedly won the "Best Game" prize for his stunning victory over Grandmaster Nick Pert in Round 5. Jacob went on to win the British Chess crown with eight wins, two losses and one fighting draw which gave him a final score of 8½/11.
In addition to being a world-class chess player, Jacob is a best-selling chess author and for the last few years has been editor-in-chief of Quality Chess, a Scottish-based chess publishing house.
Jacob Aagaard joins BCC for our 40th Birthday Party: The first Aagaard Simul
Jacob's first appearance for Bearsden Chess Club was on 3rd September 2006 as Bearsden Chess Club celebrated its 40th anniversary, since its re-establishment in 1966. Jacob agreed to play a score or more games simultaneously against a selection of club members and visitors.
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These four players were presented with books, generously donated by Jacob Aagaard himself.
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This was a great introduction to the club for Jacob whose two wins in our Glasgow League First Division team during 2006/07 helped the club to its best performance (4 th position) in many years. In terms of club competitions Jacob ran away with first prize in the club Christmas Lightning competition. Other club members were relieved that he did not enter any other club competitions.
Left: The BCC Anniversary cake. Above right: Jacob Aagaard presenting a prize to Mel Burt at the end of the 40th Anniversary simul.
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Jacob Aagaard wins the 94th British Chess Championship
Jacob Aagaard won his games in the first three rounds of the British Championship, beating Alex Posazhennikov, GM Mark Hebden and Li Wu.
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Two more wins in Rounds 4 and 5 against Graeme Oswald and GM Nicholas Pert gave Jacob a lead of 1 point in the championship.
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In round 9 Jacob beat the youthful GM David Howell and was again a clear point ahead going into round 10.
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In a tense match, in which Jacob exchanged material for a strong attacking position, the middle game against GM Glenn Flear was evenly poised.
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Gradually Jacob converted his position into an unstoppable attack, winning back material in the process. He advanced passed pawns on both flanks, swapping one for a Bishop to leave him with an overwhelming advantage in both material and position. His opponent resigned on move 61.
With IM Stephen Gordon only managing a draw, Jacob emerged as the clear winner with 8½/11.
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Right: Jacob Aagaard's name is engraved as the 2007 winner.
BCC holds a special celebration for Jacob: The second Aagaard Simul
Bearsden Chess Club hosted a Simultaneous Chess Exhibition by Jacob Aagaard GM on 16th September 2007 in Cairns Church Hall, Milngavie, to celebrate his fantastic achievement in winning the 2007 British Chess Championship.
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BCC treasurer, Trevor Davies, gave a glowing tribute to Jacob and BCC president, Brian Stokes, presented a bouquet of flowers to Jacob's wife, Anne.
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Jacob opened the celebrations with a talk about his championship victory. For the benefit of the chess players present he gave a detailed analysis of his strategy and tactics in his prize-winning "best game" match in Round 5 against Nicholas Pert GM. He challenged those present to learn the lessons from his talk and use them in their games during the afternoon.
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In total Jacob played 25 simultaneous games, winning all but three.
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Jacob allowed the two players who had won games to briefly raise the British crown above their heads in celebration. John, who drew, was allowed to hold it together with Jacob while photographs were taken.
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To add the icing to the celebrations, BCC took Jacob Aagaard and his wife Anne out to Primo's restaurant, Milngavie. Here are a few photos from the celebration dinner.
Left: Jacob and his wife Anne.


Bearsden Chess Club: History

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In 2006 Jacob Aagaard joined Bearsden Chess Club and hosted a simultaneous display to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the club. After the event, a magnificent anniversary cake was cut and devoured by those attending.

In 1997 Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship, at the same time obtaining his Grand Master title.
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The club went one better two seasons later, winning the Glasgow League outright in 2009/10, lead by GM Jacob Aagaard and IM Andrew Greet who had recently joined the club.


Bearsden Chess Club: News Page

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Club Member Jacob Aagaard GM becoming Scottish Chess Champion! (2012 - 2013)

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GM Jacob Aagaard, the current Scottish Chess Champion will be giving a talk on this recent success followed by a simultaneous display on Sunday 30th September in Milngavie at Bearsden Chess Club from 2:30 to 6:00 pm.
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Club Member Jacob Aagaard GM is this year's Scottish Chess Champion! Winning the Glasgow League 1st Division Championship again, with a clean sweep of all matches. Club member Andrew Greet IM being the only one to beat ex World Champ Veselin Topalov in the recent simultaneous, and Jacob Aagaard GM and Roberta Brunello getting 2 of the 6 draws conceded
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Milngavie resident Jacob Aagaard is the current Scottish Chess Champion. Jacob, a chess Grand Master took part in the Scottish Championship which ran from 7th to 15th July in the magnificent Trades Hall in Glasgow. There were 114 entrants in the International Open section including 10 Grandmasters from Hungary, Bulgaria, India, Belarus, Denmark, India and Scotland. Jacob came equal 1st with 7 out of 9 points and won the Scottish title as he lives here.
The Scottish Championships are steeped in history. The first Championship was staged in 1884 and, other than during both world wars, the event has been held every year since, making it the world's oldest continuous chess event.
Jacob and his colleagues run a Chess Publishing business Quality Chess in Glasgow and later this year on September 30th he will be giving a brief talk on his Championship win followed by a Simultaneous Display at Bearsden Chess Club. More information on that will be available soon.
29th April 2012: Success for IM Andrew Greet and GM Jacob Aagaard at Edinburgh Topalov simul.
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GM Jacob Aagaard managed a draw against the former World Champion, but IM Andrew Greet went one better and won his game.
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There will be a celebration dinner for club members in June and GM Jacob Aagaard has offered to give a talk/simultaneous display on 30th September.
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This was partly due to an influx of some strong players this season and our overall playing strength is now greater than at any other time I can remember with a GM Jacob and an IM Andrew leading the field.
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The Shettleston - Bearsden A match was probably the strongest single match the league has seen, with Dougie Bryson facing Jacob Aagaard on Board 1.
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Scotland fielded its strongest ever team (GM Jonathan Rowson, GM Jacob Aagaard, GM John Shaw, WGM & IM Keti Arakhamia-Grant and GM Colin McNab) at the 2008 Chess Olympiad which was held in Dresden this year.
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GM Jacob Aagaard played in 8 of the 11 rounds and posted a score of 4½.
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15th July 2008: Jacob Aagaard GM - Scottish Player of the Year.
Jacob Aagaard GM, British Champion, was voted Scottish Player of the Year 2008 in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to chess in Scotland.
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Taking on 12 boards continously, GM Jacob Aagaard played against 101 players throught the non-stop 6 hour session scoring 82 wins, 12 draws, 7 losses.
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Chess grandmaster and 2007 British Chess Champion, Jacob Aagaard, challenged twenty-five club players simultaneously at an event hosted by Bearsden Chess Club at Cairns Church Halls, Milngavie on Sunday, September 16 th.
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Bearsden Chess Club president, Brian Stokes congratulated Jacob Aagaard on his recent international successes, and presented him with a bottle of champagne, and to his wife, Anne, a handsome bouquet of flowers.
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Later that evening, a dinner for Jacob and Anne was attended by several members of the club and their partners.
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16th September 2007: Jacob Aagaard GM will hold a Simultaneous Chess Exhibition to celebrate winning the British Championship
Bearsden Chess Club will host a Simultaneous Exhibition by British Champion & Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard on Sunday, September 16th at 2:30pm.
We extend a warm invitation to all chess-players (seniors and juniors of all ages) to join us in marking Club member, Jacob Aagaard's brilliant achievement in becoming British Chess Champion at the 94th British Championships held in August. Jacob will give a short talk on his experience at the Championship, giving some insights into the crucial moments. He will then play up to 30 games simultaneously, against all-comers. Players of the top three games, amongst the seniors, will each win a chess book, while the top three juniors will each win book-tokens. All players will receive a signed certificate. Tea/ coffee / biscuits etc, will be served.
Jacob Aagaard GM, now resident in Milngavie but of Danish extraction, played for Scotland in the last Chess Olympiad in Turin, Italy, competing against 149 other national teams. Jacob is a best-selling chess author and for the last few years editor-in-chief of Quality Chess, a Scottish-based chess publishing house. Jacob attained the title of grandmaster, on his 34th birthday, by winning his 3rd round game in the British Championships, thereby taking his world rating to over 2500 points and thus satisfying the last of the four requirements for conferral of the title of Chess Grandmaster, and propelling him into the ranks of the world's elite. He duly went on to win the British Championship with a score of eight wins, two losses and only one (fighting) draw, ahead of a field of nine grandmasters, ten international masters and fifty other top players. He was deservedly awarded the "Best Game" prize for his stunning victory over Grandmaster Nick Pert in Round 5.
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10th August 2007: Jacob Aagaard gains GM title and wins the British Championship
Jacob Aagaard won his games in the first three rounds of the British Championship, beating Alex Posazhennikov, GM Mark Hebden and Li Wu.
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Two more wins in Rounds 4 and 5 against Graeme Oswald and GM Nicholas Pert gave Jacob a lead of 1 point in the championship.
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In round 9 Jacob beat the youthful GM David Howell and was again a clear point ahead going into round 10.
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In a tense match, in which Jacob exchanged material for a strong attacking position, the middle game against GM Glenn Flear was evenly poised.
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Gradually Jacob converted his position into an unstoppable attack, winning back material in the process. He advanced passed pawns on both flanks, swapping one for a Bishop to leave him with an overwhelming advantage in both material and position. His opponent resigned on move 61.
With IM Stephen Gordon only managing a draw, Jacob emerged as the clear winner with 8½/11.
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15th July 2007: Jacob Aagaard first in Scottish Weekend Open.
Jacob Aagaard came 1st= in the Weekend Open Competition ath the Scottish Championships which are being held in Troon this year.
17th February 2007: Quick Win for Aagaard at Glasgow Allegro
Jacob Aagaard demonstrated that his allegro game is nearly as good as his normal chess. He won the Open section of the 2007 Glasgow Allegro with a score of 5½/6, dropping only half a point to Ed Perry from Sandy Bells chess club.
27th January 2007: Aagaard posts 100% score in Perth Open
Jacob Aagaard dominated the Open Championship at the 2007 Perth Chess congress. He shrugged all challenges aside with a perfect 5/5 score.
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First: Jacob Aagaard 5/5 (£25), Second: Richard Wiltshire 4/5 (£15)
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Juniors Clement Sreeves and Jason Lai well-deserved their grading prizes, while John Dempsey also had a very good tournament, only coming unstuck against the undefeated Jacob Aagaard.
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Several players commented that they would have relished the prospect of playing Jacob, but it appears that he is no easier to beat at lightning chess than in normal chess.
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This year's International Junior Quadrangular Tournament was organsised by Jacob Aagaard in his role as Chess Scotland Junior International Director.
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Jacob Aagaard spearheaded a strong performance from Bearsden players in the 2006 Oban Chess Congress. Jacob won the Open tournament with a score of 4½/5, dropping only ½ a point to second placed player Keith Ruxton.
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Jacob Aagaard, who has recently joined BCC, won the Open section of the local Glasgow Chess Congress with a score of 4½/5. Congratulations!
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Bearsden Chess Club celebrated its 40th anniversary, since its re-establishment in 1966, by inviting international master Jacob Aagaard to play a score or more games simultaneously against a selection of club members and visitors.
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These four players were presented with books, generously donated by Jacob Aagaard himself.
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If time permits Jacob will also deliver a short t


Contact chess book by Quality Chess

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Quality Chess was founded in 2004 by chess fans IM Ari Ziegler, GM Jacob Aagaard and GM John Shaw.

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Jacob Aagaard Creative Director


Registration is through GM Jacob ...

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Registration is through GM Jacob Aagaard at Jacob@qualitychess.co.uk

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