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Mark Hebden

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Mark Hebden
Mark Hebden at the 2007 British Rapidplay Championship
Full nameMark Lesland Hebden
Country England
Born (1958-02-15) 15 February 1958 (age 66)
Leicester, England
TitleGrandmaster (1992)
Peak rating2567 (October 2001)

Mark Lesland Hebden (born 15 February 1958 in Leicester) is an English chess player who holds the title Grandmaster.[1]

Hebden is known for chess openings such as the Grand Prix Attack, the Barry Attack, and the 150 Attack.[2]

Hebden was British Rapidplay Chess Champion in 1990, 1994, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2015 .

He played for England in the European Team Chess Championships of 1983, 1989 and 2007.[3]

He was equal first in four editions of the very strong Cappelle-la-Grande Open: 1989, 1990, 1995 and 1997.

In 2001 he tied for 1st-4th with Yannick Pelletier, Tamaz Gelashvili and Vladimir Tukmakov in the 9th Neuchâtel Open[4] and in 2009–10 tied for 1st-4th with Andrei Istrățescu, Romain Edouard and David Howell in the Hastings International Chess Congress.[5]

Hebden is a regular participant at the 4NCL, Britain's premier chess league and in 2013, won the 4NCL Individual Championship, held at Daventry.[6] He also plays in local leagues for Sutton Coldfield Chess Club, Syston Chess Club, and online on Internet Chess Club ICC as 'mhebden'.[7] ICC is a commercial site where many titled players gather.


  1. ^ leonard Barden (10 January 2014). "Mark Hebden stands out in battle at Hastings". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Mark Hebden defies his age by winning seventh British Rapidplay title". The Guardian. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2022.
  3. ^ "European Men's Team Chess Championship: Mark Hebden". OlimpBase. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  4. ^ "9ème Open de Neuchâtel". Neuchatel-Echecs.ch. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  5. ^ Giddins, Steve (6 January 2010). "Hastings Four players tie for first with 7.0-9". ChessBase. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  6. ^ "4NCL Individual Championship Crosstable 2013".
  7. ^ "Internet Chess Club: Mark Hebden".

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