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Fedorowicz 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
John Fedorowicz
Number of games in database: 1,038
Years covered: 1974 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2433
Highest rating achieved in database: 2634
Overall record: +346 -186 =489 (57.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      17 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (94) 
    B42 B52 B32 B62 B90
 King's Indian (62) 
    E73 E62 E94 E75 E92
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C92 C91 C86 C75 C78
 Modern Benoni (31) 
    A57 A56 A60 A70 A65
 Queen's Indian (25) 
    E15 E12 E17 E18
 French Defense (24) 
    C11 C16 C02 C18 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (188) 
    B57 B33 B62 B22 B90
 King's Indian (94) 
    E92 E97 E98 E60 E81
 Modern Benoni (55) 
    A57 A58 A59 A61 A70
 Benko Gambit (41) 
    A57 A58 A59
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    A46 E10 A40 A45 D02
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (29) 
    B62 B67 B60 B69 B63
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Luczak vs Fedorowicz, 1979 0-1
   Fedorowicz vs K Leung, 2001 1-0
   P Peelen vs Fedorowicz, 1990 0-1
   Fedorowicz vs E Meyer, 1978 1-0
   Sax vs Fedorowicz, 1986 0-1
   Fedorowicz vs J Benjamin, 1976 1-0
   Fedorowicz vs S Brower, 1994 1-0
   J Sarkar vs Fedorowicz, 2005 0-1
   Yermolinsky vs Fedorowicz, 1991 0-1
   Fedorowicz vs M Bengtson, 1997 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championships 2003 (2003)
   Marshall Chess Club Championship (2003)
   US Championship (1991)
   Lone Pine (1980)
   Hastings 1977/78 (1977)
   US Championship (2008)
   World Open (2007)
   34th World Open (2006)
   32nd World Open (2004)
   Lone Pine (1979)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Lone Pine (1981)
   World Open (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Pan-Pacific GM Tournament, San Francisco 1991 by wanabe2000
   US Championship 1991 by Phony Benoni
   US Championship 1991 by suenteus po 147
   wasspwot's favorite games by wasspwot
   US Open 1994, Chicago by Phony Benoni

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JOHN FEDOROWICZ
(born Sep-27-1958) United States of America

[what is this?]
John Peter Fedorowicz was born in 1958 in New York City. He was awarded the IM title in 1978 and the GM title in 1986. He was 1st at the 1981 U.S. Open, 3rd= at the 1984 US Championship, 2nd= at Hastings 1984-85, 2nd= at Dortmund 1986, 1st at Cannes 1987, 1st at Sesimbra 1987, 3rd at the US Championship 1987, 1st at the 1989 New York Open, and 1st at Wijk aan Zee 1990. He lost a short match with Maxim Dlugy in 1984, won a short match against Irina Krush in 1998, and represented the US in the 1986 Olympiad at Dubai.

Wikipedia article: John Fedorowicz


 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,038  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Curdo vs Fedorowicz 1-026 1974 Boston OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. Rohde vs Fedorowicz  0-135 1976 Lone PineB06 Robatsch
3. Bisguier vs Fedorowicz  1-040 1976 Lone PineA40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Fedorowicz vs Saidy  ½-½74 1976 Lone PineA00 Uncommon Opening
5. Fedorowicz vs L D Evans  0-135 1976 Lone PineA25 English
6. Fedorowicz vs Martinovsky  0-151 1976 Lone PineB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
7. Fedorowicz vs Seirawan 1-029 1976 USA-ch U18B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. L Shamkovich vs Fedorowicz  1-040 1976 USAB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. Silman vs Fedorowicz 1-045 1976 Lone PineB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. L Day vs Fedorowicz  0-164 1976 Canadian OpenB20 Sicilian
11. Fedorowicz vs Popovych 1-030 1976 New York (USA)B94 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. Fedorowicz vs J Benjamin 1-042 1976 Fairfax USA opA00 Uncommon Opening
13. Fedorowicz vs R Eberlein  0-141 1976 National Chess LeagueA00 Uncommon Opening
14. Fedorowicz vs J Loftsson  ½-½55 1976 Lone PineA00 Uncommon Opening
15. Fedorowicz vs Browne  0-136 1977 Ch USAB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
16. A J Mestel vs Fedorowicz 1-024 1977 Hastings 1977/78B33 Sicilian
17. Dake vs Fedorowicz 0-147 1977 Lone PineE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. J Grefe vs Fedorowicz  1-045 1977 Ch USAA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
19. Martinovsky vs Fedorowicz  0-129 1977 Lone PineA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Fedorowicz vs J Peters  ½-½37 1977 Ch USAB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. Fedorowicz vs E Bone 1-019 1977 PhiladelphiaC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
22. Hort vs Fedorowicz 1-046 1977 Hastings 1977/78A59 Benko Gambit
23. Fedorowicz vs Nunn 0-137 1977 Hastings 1977/78B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Fedorowicz vs J Whitehead  0-119 1977 Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
25. Matera vs Fedorowicz  ½-½39 1977 Ch USAA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,038  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Aug-13-06  iWaNnAbAgM: his current rating is 2558.
Oct-10-07  Riverbeast: "Johnny Royaaale! Johnny Royaaale!"
Jan-20-08  Illogic: Great commentator on Chess.FM
Jan-20-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: When John placed first in 1990 Wijk aan Zee, this was the B group?.....or C?......
Jan-20-08  nescio: <Joshka: When John placed first in 1990 Wijk aan Zee, this was the B group?.....or C?......>

B-group. There wasn't a C-group in 1990.

Consequently he played in the A-group in 1991 and finished in the bottom half.

Apr-19-08  AmyBeercondo: Looks like Fed's lost weight, is this a new photo? Could it be the South Bronx Shore Diet, no beer or twinkies?
Apr-19-08  Strongest Force: AmyBeercondo, Fed had to be in early 20 here... this is when he started hanging at the pubs around NYU... he lives in the area now... right around the corner from Fischer's sister's mother-inlaw.
Apr-19-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: I'd think the "IM" on the sign would be a clear hint it's not too recent.
Apr-28-08  Granny O Doul: <Jim Bartle> Not to mention the ash tray.
May-13-08  Riverbeast: Good luck in the US Championship John...Some of us are hoping you can pull off a run like you did at the New York Open
Sep-27-08  Strongest Force: Happy birthday Fed! I'll be playing in the park soon. When you walk by, maybe we can hit the pubs like in the old days.
May-12-09  blacksburg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fVe...
May-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: Really, really entertaining interview at Blacksburg's link.
Sep-27-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Hmmm, no comments on Fed-player-of-the-day? I remember an article in chess life, where Fed was the trainer for a squad of US Juniors, playing south, maybe brazil. He said he badly wrecked a brand new pair of Nikes going through deep mud, doing something vitally important for the chess cause. Said the USCF was too cheap to reimburse him for the shoes. I thought that was funny. Maybe the USCF has to sell some more Informants. Fed probably got lost on his way home one night.
Sep-27-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  DarthStapler: I met him at the World Open once
Sep-27-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Did you get paper-holed?
Sep-27-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  swordfish: Fedorowicz got crushed as White in the final round of this year's US Open, by Eric Rosen, a junior whose rating was just under 2200 USCF (and is now over that mark). Unfortunately, I don't know how to upload games to this site, but it is an interesting one.
Jun-27-10  Knight13: Dude, I looked this guy on facebook and it says he's in a relationship with a girl who graduated from Georgetown.
Jun-27-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Only 2200? looks like the Fed has hit a low, if he got beat by a guy with such an average rating.
Jun-01-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  dangerhump: John was giving free game analysis for players at the Chicago Open this past weekend. He was extremely nice and personable. I took several of my games to him and he gave them a good review even though I wasn't in the top sections.
Sep-27-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Fedorowicz!

LTJ

Sep-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Hey, the Fed is in the news. John won the New York Open, back in the day. I remember the cover of Chess life (this was before people started using Chess Life to wrap fish and line bird cages) that showed Fed in the throws of ecstasy. I don't think it was the money, probably a few thousand dollars. It was beating the best USA players and some strong immigrants. Probably the high point of John's career, unless he has big moments in Olympiad play that he ranks highly.

He was on the Deep Blue team that finally beat Kasparov. He worked with joel Benjamin and Nick deFirmian. They were the chess guys, who worked with Feng Su's programmers to build the silicon monster.

A couple of years ago the NY Times ran a chess column showing Fed beating John Nunn at a tournament in Israel, I think. It was kind of humorous, because John beat the famous Nunn using an opening in which Nunn had written a book about. Fed said "I remember his book better than HE remembers his book".

He was on another cover of Chess Life, in which he's laying on a bed with a beer or a drink, and british women's champ Mandy _________ is sitting on the bed. Some people were bothered, they felt the photo sent the wrong message. Tony Miles said "It's well known Fed is a complete animal".

Sep-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: As they say on Wall Street, "Don't fight the Fed!"
Sep-27-12  Riverbeast: <John won the New York Open, back in the day>

<I don't think it was the money, probably a few thousand dollars. It was beating the best USA players and some strong immigrants. Probably the high point of John's career, unless he has big moments in Olympiad play that he ranks highly>

You don't know the half

It was a beautiful thing when John got clear first in the New York Open that year

First of all, he won more than a 'few' thousand dollars

Second of all, it was the strongest New York Open field up until that point.... And maybe one of the strongest big money swisses ever held in the US up until that point

The Russians (Soviets, ex-Soviets, whatever) sent their strongest ever contingent to the NY Open that year....Strong GMs like Smyslov, Ehlvest, Dorfman, Mikhail Gurevich, etc

I think that was also the same New York Open where Gata Kamsky played for the first time, and a young Judit Polgar

Anyway 'Johnny Royale', the New York Boy, ended up taking clear first, ahead of all the strong Russians

The beauty of it was he ended up playing almost every member of the powerful Russian contingent, and didn't lose a single game...I think he played six of them, won four games and drew two (someone should probably look this up for accuracy)

All of us New York playas loved it

Sep-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Yeah, New York City chess was hot, back than, and this tournament had cache. Perhaps there were fewer big tournaments back then, because the USSR had not yet broken up, and a lot of talent was bottled up behind the iron curtain. Still, as <RB> says, the USSR sent over some good players.

Now that I think about it, the prize money was about $23,000, if memory serves. It must be the US Open of these days, I'm thinking about, where you only get a few thouand for first place.

Fed should stop in here and post, now and then. I suppose like many players, he visits his page incognito, to see what people are writing about him.

Last I heard, he was working with one or more private school in the NYC area as a trainer, to prepare the kids for the national tournament.

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