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Yehuda Gruenfeld
  
Number of games in database: 327
Years covered: 1974 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2436 (2452 rapid, 2443 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2550
Overall record: +100 -87 =131 (52.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      9 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (72) 
    B42 B47 B81 B77 B96
 Ruy Lopez (34) 
    C95 C92 C72 C67 C79
 French Defense (24) 
    C11 C05 C03 C07 C16
 French Tarrasch (15) 
    C05 C03 C07 C06 C04
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B96 B94 B97 B99 B90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (13) 
    C92 C95 C99 C84 C96
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (49) 
    B90 B23 B92 B43 B99
 Modern Benoni (25) 
    A77 A65 A64 A61 A60
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B90 B92 B99 B93 B95
 Queen's Indian (14) 
    E12 E17 E19 E15
 English (12) 
    A14 A15 A13 A19 A16
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E32 E59 E46 E21 E42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Chandler vs Y Gruenfeld, 1979 0-1
   Y Gruenfeld vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1985 1-0
   Y Gruenfeld vs Soltis, 1979 1-0
   Y Gruenfeld vs Tal, 1979 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1979)
   13th Unive Tournament (Open) (2009)
   Riga Interzonal (1979)
   Lone Pine (1981)
   Israeli Championship (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   European Individual Championship (2015)

RECENT GAMES:
   Y Gruenfeld vs P Constantinou (Sep-13-16) 1/2-1/2
   P Kawuma vs Y Gruenfeld (Sep-12-16) 1-0
   Y Gruenfeld vs G Hernandez Guerrero (Sep-11-16) 0-1
   Y Gruenfeld vs D Smerdon (Sep-10-16) 1-0
   V Asadli vs Y Gruenfeld (Sep-09-16) 1-0

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YEHUDA GRUENFELD
(born Feb-28-1956, 61 years old) Poland (federation/nationality Israel)

[what is this?]
Yehuda Gruenfeld was born in Dzierzoniow, Poland. Awarded the IM title in 1978 and the GM title in 1980, he was Israeli champion in 1982 and 1990. In tournaments he was 1st at Biel 1980, 1st at New York 1981, 1st at Dortmund 1984 and 1st at Munich 1987. In 1984 he led the Israeli Olympiad team.

References: (1) http://www.ac-iccd.org/ , (2) Wikipedia article: Yehuda Gruenfeld


 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 327  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. P Van der Sterren vs Y Gruenfeld  1-034 1974 EU-ch U20 fin-AB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
2. Y Gruenfeld vs M Czerniak  1-056 1976 Israel chB01 Scandinavian
3. Y Gruenfeld vs Chekhov  0-182 1976 WchT U26 fin-AB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
4. Y Gruenfeld vs A Malachi  1-038 1977 Netanya IM-BE97 King's Indian
5. Y Gruenfeld vs J Peters  0-139 1978 Lloyds BankB01 Scandinavian
6. K J Wicker vs Y Gruenfeld  1-046 1978 Lloyds BankA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Y Gruenfeld vs M Basman 0-134 1978 Lloyds BankB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
8. Y Gruenfeld vs J O Lind  0-126 1978 Lloyds BankB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. Y Gruenfeld vs Romanishin  ½-½73 1978 Buenos AiresC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
10. Tarjan vs Y Gruenfeld  ½-½51 1978 Buenos AiresA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
11. Y Gruenfeld vs K Helmers  1-036 1979 European Zone 2 TtB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. Browne vs Y Gruenfeld  ½-½53 1979 Lone PineE17 Queen's Indian
13. Y Gruenfeld vs A Lein  ½-½59 1979 Lone PineC06 French, Tarrasch
14. Tarjan vs Y Gruenfeld  ½-½63 1979 Lone PineE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
15. Y Gruenfeld vs S Odendahl  ½-½41 1979 Lone PineC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
16. Y Gruenfeld vs Quinteros  0-125 1979 Lone PineB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Joel Benjamin vs Y Gruenfeld  0-153 1979 Lone PineB50 Sicilian
18. Chandler vs Y Gruenfeld 0-128 1979 Lone PineB10 Caro-Kann
19. Y Gruenfeld vs Soltis 1-019 1979 Lone PineB06 Robatsch
20. G Sigurjonsson vs Y Gruenfeld  0-132 1979 Lone PineA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
21. Y Gruenfeld vs M Czerniak  1-033 1979 Biel IM OpenC03 French, Tarrasch
22. Y Gruenfeld vs Adorjan  ½-½15 1979 Riga InterzonalB33 Sicilian
23. Y Gruenfeld vs Ljubojevic 0-137 1979 Riga InterzonalB03 Alekhine's Defense
24. H Van Riemsdijk vs Y Gruenfeld  1-040 1979 Riga InterzonalB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
25. Y Gruenfeld vs Mednis  1-036 1979 Riga InterzonalC05 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 327  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-28-03  huflix: Has he got anything to do with ernst gruenfeld?
Oct-08-04  Dillinger: Yes. He has the same last name.
Jan-01-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Yehuda Gruenfeld
Born 28th February 1956 in Zcerdziniov
Awarded the IM title in 1978 and the GM title in 1980. He was Israeli champion in 1982.
Apr-17-05  WTHarvey: Here are some diagrams of the critical positions in Yehuda's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/grue.html
Apr-17-05  cuendillar: <WTHarvey> You really make a lot of advertising on that, don't you?
Apr-17-05  TheSlid: <You really make a lot of advertising on that, don't you?> He has a most remarkable avatar, though. :)
Apr-17-05  Abaduba: <WTHarvey>
I am amazed every day by just how many players' games you have, including obscure ones like this one. How did your site come to have positions from all these players?
Apr-17-05  WTHarvey: <Abaduba> Thx! I go thru a bunch of games. :-) It's getting to be a morning ritual to pull up chessgames.com first thing and check out the 'GM of the Day'. To be sure, all soon to be GMs have plenty of beautiful combinations early in their career. It's nice to capture some of those brilliancies.
Jun-29-05  Giearth: Dear <chessgames.com>, I'm submitting one of Yehuda's game I think you don't have yet: (By the way, I found the pgn from chesslab.com).

[Event "It"]
[Site "Tel Aviv ISR"]
[Date "2001.??.??"]
[White "Gruenfeld,Y"]
[Black "Gyimesi,Z"]
[Round "3"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2520"]
[BlackElo "2564"]
[ECO "C80"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O
Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Nbd2
Nc5 10. c3 d4 11. Ng5 Qxg5 12. Qf3 O-O-O 13. Bxe6+
fxe6 14. Qxc6 Qxe5 15. b4 dxc3 16. bxc5 cxd2 17. Qxa6+ Kd7 18. Bxd2 Qxc5 19. Rfd1 Bd6 20. Be3 Qe5 21. g3 Ra8 22. Qb7 Rab8 23. Qg2 Ke7 24. Rac1 Rhd8 25. Bd4
Qg5 26. Qe4 Qg6 27. Qxg6 hxg6 28. Bxg7 Ra8 29. Rc2
Kf7 30. Bh6 Ra4 31. Rd3 e5 32. Be3 Rda8 33. Rdd2
Ke6 34. Kg2 Re4 35. Kf3 Raa4 36. h4 Rec4 37. Rxc4
Rxc4 38. g4 b4 39. h5 gxh5 40. gxh5 Rh4 41. h6
c5 42. Rd1 e4+ 43. Ke2 Rh5 44. Rg1 c4 45. Rg6+
Kd5 46. Rg5+ Rxg5 47. Bxg5 Be5 48. Kd1 Ke6 49. Be3
Kf7 50. Ke2 b3 51. axb3 cxb3 52. Kd2 1/2-1/2

Jun-29-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: This guy is a deaf mute, and a pretty strong Grandmaster.
Nov-18-05  atripodi: <This guy is a deaf mute> How does he offer a draw?
Feb-07-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: In 1990 he became Israeli Champion for the second time!

More details about his tournaments and Chess Olympiad's participation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yehuda...

Feb-28-09  timhortons: is these guy still alive?

Feb-28-09  WhiteRook48: I think so
Oct-22-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: <Dillinger> LOL!
Feb-27-10  Poisonpawns: Happy Birthday Yehuda!!
Sep-21-10  jontsef: He's playing in the Olympiad for ICSC (International Coalition for Silent Chess or something like that). He's on first board.
Feb-28-12  waustad: I recall spending a while trying to figure out what the listing was for in the olympiad. Happy b'day!
Feb-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  mike1: Yehuda is (was?) one of the strongest
speed chess players around; even though this is based on seeing him playing in Biel in the 80s. He played games for money and trashed some Yugoslawian GMs and IMs with 1 minute to 5!
Feb-28-12  BIDMONFA: Yehuda Gruenfeld

GRUENFELD, Yehuda
http://www.bidmonfa.com/gruenfeld_y...
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Feb-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy Birthday POTD!
Mar-08-12  maor: Want to play against Yehuda Gruenfeld?
This sunday 11.3 at 16:00 PM GMT time, GM Gruenfeld is giving a simultaneous game at www.ichess.co.il/tournment.html#!id=175

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Aug-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <jontsef: He's playing in the Olympiad for ICSC (International Coalition for Silent Chess or something like that)>

And what exactly would that be, and why does it have the status of a country as far as the chess olympiad goes?

Apr-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: International <Commitee> of Silent Chess. A chess federation for the hearing impaired. Part of the Olympiads just as the two others disability related federations (IBCA for the blind and IPCA for the physically disabled).
Feb-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Yehuda Gruenfeld.
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