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B G Smith 
Photo copyright 2010 Michael Aigner.  
Bryan G Smith
Number of games in database: 131
Years covered: 2000 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2478 (2435 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2503
Overall record: +47 -42 =42 (51.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B90 B43 B48 B31 B30
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C78 C79 C70 C65 C81
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B90 B96 B94 B97
 French Defense (9) 
    C00 C02 C19 C03 C14
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B12 B18 B10
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C91 C85 C96 C90
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (20) 
    B27 B78 B76 B70 B23
 King's Indian (10) 
    E97 E92 E90 E83 E99
 Sicilian Dragon (9) 
    B78 B76 B70 B77 B75
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A40 A46 A45 E10 E00
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E21 E30 E24 E45
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A62 A56 A75
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B G Smith vs G Braylovsky, 2001 1-0
   E Gersov vs B G Smith, 2001 0-1
   B G Smith vs K Oliva Castaneda, 2012 1-0
   B G Smith vs R Vera, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Spice Cup (Group B) (2010)
   US Championships (2007)
   34th World Open (2006)

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BRYAN G SMITH
(born Feb-26-1980, 34 years old) United States of America

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Smith was awarded the IM title in 2007 and the GM title in 2013.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 131  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B G Smith vs A Passov  0-143 2000 Arlington CC-ch opC02 French, Advance
2. B G Smith vs R Goletiani  ½-½61 2000 World OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. B G Smith vs G Braylovsky 1-064 2001 World op PhiladelphiaB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. B G Smith vs B Kurniawan  1-058 2001 St John's UniversityB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
5. W B Wright vs B G Smith  ½-½38 2001 10th OpenA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
6. J Bonin vs B G Smith  ½-½58 2001 St John's UniversityE09 Catalan, Closed
7. J Benjamin vs B G Smith  1-032 2001 29th World OpenB40 Sicilian
8. E Gersov vs B G Smith  0-124 2001 St John's UniversityB02 Alekhine's Defense
9. B G Smith vs I Farago  ½-½58 2001 5th OIBMB40 Sicilian
10. W Morrison vs B G Smith  ½-½31 2001 St John's UniversityA04 Reti Opening
11. B G Smith vs J Roush  1-021 2001 29th World OpenB40 Sicilian
12. B G Smith vs S Glinert  1-034 2001 St John's UniversityB07 Pirc
13. E Gleizerov vs B G Smith  1-035 2001 5th OIBMA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
14. B G Smith vs J Sarkar  ½-½23 2001 St John's UniversityC19 French, Winawer, Advance
15. Shabalov vs B G Smith  1-026 2001 Millennium II OpenC02 French, Advance
16. S Muhammad vs B G Smith  1-032 2001 St John's UniversityE10 Queen's Pawn Game
17. B G Smith vs J S Rouleau  0-134 2001 29th World OpenC00 French Defense
18. B Szuk vs B G Smith  ½-½41 2001 St John's UniversityA06 Reti Opening
19. B G Smith vs R Wilson  1-033 2001 10th OpenC02 French, Advance
20. B G Smith vs M Belorusov  0-129 2001 St John's UniversityC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
21. B G Smith vs M Esserman  ½-½52 2001 29th World OpenD85 Grunfeld
22. B G Smith vs Y Norowitz  1-023 2004 32nd World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
23. B G Smith vs J Stocek  0-153 2004 32nd World OpenB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
24. B G Smith vs Nakamura  0-144 2005 Virginia Beach Millennium opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. Y Shulman vs B G Smith  ½-½44 2006 34th World OpenE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 131  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-21-06  AmandaW: Congratulations on qualifying for the US Champs 2007! I would like to take this opportunity to initiate some earnestly admiring kibitzment for one of the world's better chess players. Add some of his real games, chessgames.com people! Get with the program! You could not have found a less representational collection of games, in my very humble opinion.
Mar-21-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <AmandaW> Can't you upload some?
Mar-22-06  AmandaW: How do you do it?
Mar-22-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: PGN Upload Utility
Dec-09-06  AmandaW: Congrats IM Smith! See Tenkes Kupa Open 2006, Baranya, Hungary.
Feb-06-07  Chess Carnival: Here is an amazing sacrificial game won by IM Smith:

[Event "World op Philadelphia"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2001.07.08"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Smith, B."]
[Black "Braylovsky, G."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B80"]
[WhiteElo "2325"]
[BlackElo "2285"]
[PlyCount "127"]
[EventDate "2001.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 d6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 e6 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Qd2 Ng4 8. Bg5 Qb6 9. Ndb5 Qa5 10. Be2 a6 11. Na3 Nge5 12. f4 Ng6 13. Nc4 Qc7 14. f5 Nge5 15. O-O b5 16. fxe6 Nxc4 17. Bxc4 f6 18. Nd5 Qb7 19. Rxf6 gxf6 20. Nxf6+ Kd8 21. Nd5+ Ke8 22. Rf1 bxc4 23. Rf7 Be7 24. Rxe7+ Qxe7 25. Nxe7 Nxe7 26. Bxe7 Kxe7 27. Qg5+ Ke8 28. Qh5+ Kd8 29. Qd5 Ra7 30. Qd4 Re7 31. Qxh8+ Kc7 32. Qd4 Rxe6 33. Qxc4+ Kd7 34. Qd5 Re5 35. Qf7+ Re7 36. Qf5+ Kc7 37. Qf6 Kd7 38. Qf5+ Kc7 39. Qa5+ Kd7 40. Qa4+ Kc7 41. Kf2 Bb7 42. Kf3 Re5 43. g4 Re7 44. Qc4+ Kd7 45. h4 Bc8 46. g5 Bb7 47. h5 Re6 48. g6 hxg6 49. h6 Re7 50. Kf4 g5+ 51. Kxg5 Bxe4 52. Qxa6 Bxc2 53. Qb7+ Kd8 54. Qc6 Bb1 55. Qxd6+ Ke8 56. a4 Rd7 57. Qf6 Rd5+ 58. Kg4 Rd1 59. a5 Bd3 60. a6 Rg1+ 61. Kh3 Rh1+ 62. Kg2 Rc1 63. Qe6+ Kf8 64. Qd6+ 1-0

Feb-06-07  Chess Carnival: I've just submitted it to PGN Upload Utility I think it really deserves to be GOTD
Oct-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Hans Ree: <I found that IM Bryan Smith is considered by Jaan Ehlvest to be the best chessplayer ever from Alaska. Smith is now living in Philadelphia, working as a chess professional. There is certainly chess life in Alaska, but maybe not enough to sustain a professional player.>

Source: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hans1...

Sep-03-09  Octal: He has a nice attacking style.
May-26-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: smith is currently participating at a IX-th category tournament (2458 elo) in limpedea, romania. live games available here:
http://www.sahlive.ro/index.php?opt...
May-29-11  dx9293: Bryan has 6/7 in the Romanian (round-robin) tournament <virginmind> mentions. He has already played the strongest players, and needs only 0.5/2 or 1/3 for his second GM norm. Also, with these results, his "live" rating has crossed the 2500 Elo barrier. So he will just need that final norm and he will be a GM!
May-30-11  dx9293: Bryan has 7/9 (+6=2-1) with one round remaining, but he has already clinched a 10-game GM norm! Congratulations!

He has scored 4.5/5 against the GMs in the tournament(!) and his last opponent is also a GM, Vlad-Cristian Jianu.

I think now he must be very happy with his decision to move to Europe!

May-31-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: http://dotq.org/chess/Bryan_Smith.jpg
Sep-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: <dx9293: Bryan has 7/9 (+6=2-1) with one round remaining, but he has already clinched a 10-game GM norm! He has scored 4.5/5 against the GMs in the tournament(!) and his last opponent is also a GM, Vlad-Cristian Jianu. [The game ended in a draw]>

"In May 2011 I played in the Limpedea Cup in Romania, where I made my second GM norm. It was a round robin which included six GMs, and after eight of the ten rounds were completed I had already clinched the norm and first place (at that point my performance rating was 2780). This made me the first American to ever win a chess tournament in Romania, according to the people there.

I have also been told that I am the first American to play in Serbia since Bobby Fischer played his match against Spassky in 1992, although I am not sure about that. But definitely I am the first American to win a tournament in Serbia since then." (Bryan Smith)

In a series of articles at Chess.com ( A Traveling Chess Player, Part 1-6), IM Bryan Smith described his trip to Europe in search of a better life as a chess player.

http://www.chess.com/article/view/m...

Very interesting stories, well written and honest!

Sep-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Bryan's great European adventure has ended. He's playing in U.S. tournaments again.

He came second at the 134th Annual New York State Championship (August 31-September 3, 2012) scoring 4.5/6. GM Alex Stripunsky won the tournament finishing with 5.5/6.

Interesting comments on Bryan's return to the United States and his series of articles at chess.com, written by Dana Mackenzie, Bryan's fellow lecturer at ChessLecture.com, you may find here

http://www.danamackenzie.com/blog/?...

Feb-26-13  Llawdogg: Happy 33rd Birthday!
Feb-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: Ah. Another player who shares my birthday. And this one also knows Dana Mackenzie, an old friend from Santa Cruz.

Something about "small world" comes to mind.

Feb-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: Bryan Smith's GM title is official. Can someone please update his biography?

http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

Feb-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: Thanks to whoever changed the bio.

Smith wrote a good two-part article on the tourney where he finally secured the title:

http://www.chess.com/article/view/t...

http://www.chess.com/article/view/t...

Feb-26-14  Penguincw: Happy 34th birthday to GM Bryan Smith.
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