Joshua E Friedel
Number of games in database: 410
|Photo courtesy of "WannaBe"
Years covered: 1998 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2528 (2514 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555
Overall record: +140 -89 =137 (57.0%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
44 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
J Friedel vs M de Jong, 2009 1-0
Nakamura vs J Friedel, 2006 0-1
J Friedel vs Gulko, 2008 1-0
J Friedel vs D Yang, 2011 1-0
J Friedel vs V Sareen, 2011 1-0
J Friedel vs B Finegold, 2011 1-0
J Friedel vs H Danielsen, 2008 1-0
T Braunlich vs J Friedel, 2007 0-1
J Friedel vs F Aleskerov, 2011 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
7th Foxwoods Open (2005)
PWC Toronto Open (2009)
National Open (2007)
US Championship (2008)
Berkeley International (2011)
Foxwoods Open (2008)
34th World Open (2006)
US Championship (2009)
13th Unive Tournament (Open) (2009)
National Open (2006)
Foxwoods Open (2009)
World Open (2007)
Reykjavik Open (2011)
US Championship 2006 (2006)
Reykjavik Open (2017)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
2011 Spice Cup (group C) by gauer
2012 American open by gauer
S Sevian vs J Friedel (May-29-17) 1/2-1/2
J Friedel vs L Harmon-Vellotti (May-29-17) 1-0
J Friedel vs T Batchimeg (Apr-27-17) 1/2-1/2
J Friedel vs Movsesian (Apr-26-17) 0-1
Kamsky vs J Friedel (Apr-25-17) 1/2-1/2
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|JOSHUA E FRIEDEL
(born Dec-03-1986, 30 years old) United States of America
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|Josh Friedel was born and raised in Goffstown, New Hampshire. After reaching the master level at age 14, Josh worked with GMs Larry Christiansen, Gregory Kaidanov, and Alex Goldin. He made IM at age 18 and GM just before his 22nd birthday. Josh has been state champion of New Hampshire three times and state champion of California twice. He has also won or tied for first in several open tournaments in the United States, including the Pan Am, Eastern and National Opens. Thus far, in GM Josh Friedel's young chess career, he has played in four U.S. Championships. In 2008 he tied for fourth and scored his final GM norm. In May 2013, he was =1st at the Chicago Open, coming 2nd on tiebreak behind Ray Robson.|
| page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 410
|1. J Friedel vs M Casella
|| ||0-1||32||1998||Massachusets op 67th||B72 Sicilian, Dragon|
|2. J Friedel vs R Nichols
|| ||1-0||51||1998||New Hampshire op 48th||B40 Sicilian|
|3. J Friedel vs J A Curdo
|| ||1-0||29||1999||Southern New Hampshire Open||C56 Two Knights|
|4. J Friedel vs J Fang
||0-1||25||1999||Queen City Open||A37 English, Symmetrical|
|5. L Chiong Zacarias Romero vs J Friedel
|| ||1-0||34||1999||100th US Open||A57 Benko Gambit|
|6. Nakamura vs J Friedel
||1-0||67||2000||New Hampshire op 50th||C45 Scotch Game|
|7. J Friedel vs A Karklins
||0-1||39||2000||World Open||B57 Sicilian|
|8. J Friedel vs D Kopec
|| ||½-½||20||2000||Monadnock Grand Prix op||B89 Sicilian|
|9. J Friedel vs A Bennett
|| ||1-0||25||2001||Foxwoods Open||C41 Philidor Defense|
|10. J Friedel vs Fishbein
||0-1||21||2001||Foxwoods Open||B89 Sicilian|
|11. Y Shulman vs J Friedel
|| ||1-0||30||2001||29th World Open||A59 Benko Gambit|
|12. J Friedel vs V Pappu
|| ||1-0||46||2001||US Open||C17 French, Winawer, Advance|
|13. Stripunsky vs J Friedel
|| ||1-0||23||2001||US Open||C26 Vienna|
|14. J Friedel vs W S Arluck
|| ||1-0||29||2001||US Open||C11 French|
|15. B Gast vs J Friedel
|| ||½-½||47||2001||US Open||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|16. Ashley vs J Friedel
|| ||1-0||18||2001||US Open||A22 English|
|17. J Friedel vs C Ehrman
|| ||1-0||44||2001||US Open||C10 French|
|18. Nakamura vs J Friedel
||1-0||47||2001||US Open||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|19. Wang Yue vs J Friedel
|| ||½-½||67||2002||WYb16||A57 Benko Gambit|
|20. J Friedel vs V Pupols
|| ||½-½||40||2003||Vermont CCA op||C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|21. J Friedel vs J A Curdo
|| ||1-0||49||2003||27th Queen City op||C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|22. Smirin vs J Friedel
|| ||1-0||47||2003||Foxwoods op||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|23. Y Shulman vs J Friedel
||1-0||29||2003||Foxwoods op||A59 Benko Gambit|
|24. P Chubinsky vs J Friedel
|| ||0-1||23||2003||5th Foxwoods Open||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|25. J Friedel vs Sadvakasov
|| ||½-½||38||2003||World op 31st||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
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|May-21-05|| ||hongisto24: This kid is 3.5 out of 4 against the big guns in Minneapolis. He just beat Vasquez who is a Phillipino GM.|
|Jan-22-06|| ||EnglishOpeningc4: Wow one of NH's best players and he doesnt even have 3 posts yet|
|Jan-22-06|| ||LancelotduLac: Yes he does|
|Mar-02-06|| ||Joshka: He's on his way to beating Naka in Round 1!|
|Mar-02-06|| ||chancho: <He's on his way to beating Naka in Round 1!>|
|Mar-03-06|| ||Bobak Zahmat: Unbelievable. Nakamura is beaten by Friedel with the Black pieces Nakamura vs J Friedel, 2006. Great!|
|Dec-09-06|| ||thegoodanarchist: Click on the above game link (Nakamura-Friedel) to see my game against Friedel in '03.|
My impression of Josh is that he is a good person and a very gentlemanly competitor.
I wish him the best in chess and in life.
|Feb-10-07|| ||Goran: Josh is great guy and future US star.|
|Feb-10-07|| ||whiskeyrebel: According to the USCF site Friedel has his IM title now; isn't it about time somebody did a bio on him on this page? Please, I wanna know more. Does he have any GM norms yet?|
|Feb-11-07|| ||Goran: Looks like he has two GM norms. First won at The Berkeley Masters Tournament http://chesslodge.blogspot.com/2006... and 2nd he gained at the 2006 US Championship (according to chesslecture.com)|
Here is an older bio but writen in his own words http://www.worldchessnetwork.com/En...
|Apr-22-08|| ||timhortons: in the finger notes of national master terrie hal at icc hes saying josh is once his student|
|May-21-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Joshua E Friedel|
FRIEDEL, Joshua E.
|May-21-08|| ||whiskeyrebel: According to the Monroi website Friedel should earn his 3rd GM norm if he earns at least a draw in tomorrows final U.S. championship round (against Shulman).|
|May-21-08|| ||whiskeyrebel: It's a draw. We have a new GM to spearhead U.S. chess on into the new millenium. Perhaps the first ever from New Hampshire? Good going!|
|May-21-08|| ||dx9293: Congratulations GM-Elect Friedel.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||Phoenix: Very strong performance by Friedel in the Vegas tourney, tied for first with 5-1, including 2 draws against Nakamura and Kamsky. Bravo!|
|Jun-12-08|| ||WannaBe: <Phoenix> Friedel did really well in the last round against GM G. Kamsky. I was able to catch the action, late in the game. (Hey, had to watch the Lakers-Celtics game!)|
It came down to minor + pawns vs. minor + pawns, and Friedel was able to draw a very strong GM!!
|Jul-03-08|| ||chancho: http://main.uschess.org/content/vie...|
|Dec-05-08|| ||whiteshark: Grandmaster title approved to him at the 79th FIDE Congress which was held 16-26 November 2008 in Dresden, Germany. |
|Mar-28-09|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <GM Josh Friedel> is also a brilliant, and very humorous, chess analyst/coach.'|
Here are two of his best games which he has annotated on video-- highly recommended!
He beats <GM Nabokov> and <GM Gulko> in these games with ferocious attacking chess.
|Mar-28-09|| ||jessicafischerqueen: It is also well known that a <checked blue flannel short sleeved shirt> strikes fear into the opposition.|
Very nice as well.
|Jun-09-09|| ||BAG: Wow nice Biography chessgames "He is a GM"|
|Dec-03-11|| ||waustad: <jfq>I looked for a GM Nabokov and didn't find one, here or at FIDE. Perhaps the name is wrong. I'm trying to come up with a good joke about Loloita or Humbert squared ... but am coming up empty.|
|Feb-15-16|| ||WTHarvey: I posted 7 mate puzzles from chess games of US GM Joshua Friedel @ http://wtharvey.com/frie.html What m8s?|
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