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Denise Frick
Number of games in database: 67
Years covered: 1990 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 1780 (1783 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 1941
Overall record: +20 -36 =11 (38.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A07 King's Indian Attack (8 games)
B20 Sicilian (3 games)
B42 Sicilian, Kan (3 games)
C00 French Defense (3 games)
B32 Sicilian (3 games)
A05 Reti Opening (2 games)
B58 Sicilian (2 games)
C77 Ruy Lopez (2 games)
B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening (2 games)
B06 Robatsch (2 games)

   🏆 Chess Olympiad (Women)
   Christine Namaganda vs D Frick (Oct-05-18) 0-1
   E Hagesaether vs D Frick (Oct-04-18) 1-0
   D Frick vs Firdaous Mayar ElIdrissi (Oct-03-18) 1-0
   I Agrest vs D Frick (Oct-01-18) 1-0
   D Frick vs F Ummi (Sep-30-18) 0-1

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(born Nov-26-1980, 38 years old) South Africa

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Frick is a WIM, who earned her title in 2004 when she won the Women's Zonal 4.3 and in 2014 at Windhoek, Namibia, she won her zonal again with a score of 8.5/9. She participated in the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2012), but lost to Koneru Humpy in the first round.

Frick is a qualified counselling psychologist, and her Master's thesis in this field was about the use of chess as a therapeutic tool to aid in the treatment of substance abuse.*

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Wikipedia article: Denise Frick

Last updated: 2019-02-06 10:22:10

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 67  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Schwertel vs D Frick  0-1371990?A00 Uncommon Opening
2. Short vs D Frick  ½-½202001Waterglen SimulC11 French
3. R Luna vs D Frick  0-141200436th Olympiad, WomenE74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
4. Khye Theng Wan vs D Frick  1-060200436th Olympiad, WomenA07 King's Indian Attack
5. V Garcia Castro vs D Frick  0-130200436th Olympiad, WomenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
6. D Frick vs C Salas Rasilla  ½-½39200436th Olympiad, WomenB41 Sicilian, Kan
7. E Sedina vs D Frick  1-026200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB40 Sicilian
8. D Frick vs C Swartz  ½-½18200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenC41 Philidor Defense
9. D Frick vs K Lyons  1-028200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
10. D Frick vs Zhaoqin Peng  0-135200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB07 Pirc
11. A Ryvova vs D Frick  ½-½29200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenA07 King's Indian Attack
12. A Kopinits vs D Frick  0-158200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. D Richards vs D Frick  ½-½47200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
14. D Frick vs R Amadasun  1-060200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. R Ribeiro vs D Frick  1-075200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenA05 Reti Opening
16. D Frick vs W Toubal  1-037200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
17. D Frick vs E Shabanaj  ½-½16200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenC00 French Defense
18. D Frick vs Khurtsidze  0-1382011FIDE Women's World Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Tan Zhongyi vs D Frick 1-0372011FIDE Women's World Team ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. D Frick vs P Rout  0-1322011FIDE Women's World Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
21. K Cemhan vs D Frick  1-0372011FIDE Women's World Team ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
22. D Frick vs I Gaponenko  0-1422011FIDE Women's World Team ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
23. D Frick vs L Galojan  0-1362011FIDE Women's World Team ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
24. Thi Mai Hung Nguyen vs D Frick  1-0402011FIDE Women's World Team ChampionshipD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
25. D Frick vs V Gunina 0-1592011FIDE Women's World Team ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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  GrahamClayton: Denise Frick is a South African IM and FIDE Instructor. She is a qualified counselling psychologist, and here is the thesis that she did on the role of chess as a therapeutic tool to aid in the treatment of substance abuse:

Nov-20-12  waustad: She seemed to revel in the limelight when she did the press conference after her loss to Humpu Koneru, who didn't come to talk about the game. She was on chesstv a lot and was photographed often by various we entities.

Sep-15-16  kamagong24: pic:

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  perfidious: A little revelry would not be out of place.
Sep-21-18  waustad: Her name is now Denise Bouah.
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  whiteshark: Marry your coach --> Lyndon J Bouah?
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  wtpy: I would like to read her thesis, and cant pull up from link. Thinking aboutincorporating chess in a social psych resiliency program for adolescents.
Feb-05-19  zanzibar: <wtpy> google is your friend...

And a little note/photos about her receiving her degree:


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  Bubo bubo: <zanzibar: <wtpy> google is your friend...

That's her doctoral dissertation; the thesis about chess as a therapeutic tool is her Master's thesis:

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  wtpy: Hey Bubo and Zanzibar, Had managed to find her PhD on pdf but not her master's; Google apparently is not as much my friend as yours. Thanks for the help!
Feb-06-19  zanzibar: Thanks for the correction <Bubo bubo>.

Ha. Looks like I used the wrong cliche too, it should've been this one...

"Google is your friend - if you know how to use it right!"

File under - a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Anyways, all well that ends well.

(Google searching on the actual title of the masters thesis brings it up)

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