Mark Hebden

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

Mark Hebden
Mark Hebden at the 2007 British Rapidplay Championship
Full nameMark Lesland Hebden
Country England
Born (1958-02-15) 15 February 1958 (age 63)
Leicester, England
FIDE rating2453 (April 2021)
Peak rating2567 (October 2001)

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.[2]

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[3] and in 2009/10 tied for 1st-4th with Andrei Istrățescu, Romain Edouard and David Howell in the Hastings International Chess Congress.[4]

Hebden is a regular participant at the 4NCL, Britain's premier chess league and in 2013, won the 4NCL Individual Championship, held at Daventry.[5] He also plays in the Leicestershire Amateur League for the chess club Braunstone and on Internet Chess Club ICC as 'mhebden'.[6] 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. ^ "European Men's Team Chess Championship: Mark Hebden". OlimpBase. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  3. ^ "9ème Open de Neuchâtel". Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  4. ^ Giddins, Steve (6 January 2010). "Hastings Four players tie for first with 7.0-9". ChessBase. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  5. ^ "4NCL Individual Championship Crosstable 2013".
  6. ^ "Internet Chess Club: Mark Hebden".

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