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Mark Ginsburg
M Ginsburg 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 149
Years covered: 1974 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2341
Highest rating achieved in database: 2400

Overall record: +51 -53 =42 (49.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (11) 
    A13 A14 A18 A11 A16
 Sicilian (9) 
    B42 B76 B56 B43 B31
 King's Indian (8) 
    E97 E73 E80 E91 E94
 Sicilian Kan (5) 
    B42 B41 B43
 Reti System (4) 
 Semi-Slav (4) 
    D45 D46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B42 B40 B41 B43 B45
 Sicilian Kan (14) 
    B42 B43 B41
 King's Indian (9) 
    E69 E94 E62 E92 E60
 Robatsch (8) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 A41 A50 A40
 Sicilian Scheveningen (5) 
    B81 B80 B84
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Shahade vs M Ginsburg, 2003 0-1
   M Ginsburg vs Blatny, 2001 1/2-1/2
   W J Aramil vs M Ginsburg, 2002 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   32nd World Open (2004)

   S Shivaji vs M Ginsburg (Jan-08-11) 0-1
   M Ginsburg vs B Evans (Jan-07-11) 0-1
   M Ginsburg vs D Kuljasevic (Jan-06-11) 1/2-1/2
   S Collins vs M Ginsburg (Jan-05-11) 1/2-1/2
   M Ginsburg vs K Kavutskiy (Jan-03-11) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-27-1959, 58 years old) Belgium (federation/nationality United States of America)

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International Master (1981), his CG account is: User: nezhmet. His website contains many anecdotes and annotated games from his career.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 149  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Ginsburg vs Larsen 1-053 1974 Bent Larsen SimulC53 Giuoco Piano
2. M Ginsburg vs R Costigan 1-018 1977 USATEA34 English, Symmetrical
3. C Crouch vs M Ginsburg  ½-½22 1978 Lloyds BankB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. M Ginsburg vs L Christiansen  1-045 1978 NCL Washington Plumbers vs Berkeley RiotsA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
5. L Shamkovich vs M Ginsburg ½-½55 1978 Lloyds BankB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. M Ginsburg vs J M Hodgson  ½-½64 1978 Lloyds BankA14 English
7. H Westerinen vs M Ginsburg  1-040 1978 Lloyds BankB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
8. M Ginsburg vs P J Sowray  1-028 1978 Lloyds BankE91 King's Indian
9. A D Martin vs M Ginsburg  ½-½24 1978 Lloyds BankB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. K J Wicker vs M Ginsburg  1-051 1978 Lloyds BankA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. M Ginsburg vs G Lambert 1-046 1978 Lloyds BankE97 King's Indian
12. M Ginsburg vs M Basman 0-168 1979 Lloyds Bank opB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
13. R C Balinas vs M Ginsburg 0-133 1979 Lloyds Bank MastersB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
14. M Ginsburg vs R Eberlein  1-015 1979 Maryland Fall CongressB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. M Ginsburg vs Dzindzichashvili  1-041 1979 Chicago Christmas M/EB42 Sicilian, Kan
16. M Ginsburg vs Dzindzichashvili 0-139 1980 Philadelphia (USA)A00 Uncommon Opening
17. Alburt vs M Ginsburg 1-039 1980 Lone PineA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
18. M Ginsburg vs Ermenkov  ½-½38 1980 Lone PineA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Reshevsky vs M Ginsburg 1-043 1980 Lone PineE46 Nimzo-Indian
20. R Henley vs M Ginsburg ½-½55 1980 Lone PineE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
21. M Ginsburg vs V Zaltsman ½-½66 1980 Lone PineB56 Sicilian
22. A Lein vs M Ginsburg 1-048 1980 Lone PineA48 King's Indian
23. M Ginsburg vs D Rajkovic 0-143 1980 Lone PineB42 Sicilian, Kan
24. J A Grefe vs M Ginsburg 0-131 1980 Lone PineC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
25. M Ginsburg vs B Rind 0-150 1980 Lone PineB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 149  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: This guy is with Bill Paschal for the ICCWebCast today.
May-04-06  Confuse: picture looks like its from the 80's. =)
Premium Chessgames Member
  nezhmet: Looks like Marshall CC, 23 W 10 St, circa 1981 or 1982.

Too bad the Manhattan CC at Carnegie Hall went defunct.

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  OhioChessFan: <Nezhmet> were you ever GM eligible? I don't know all the rules, but your rating has been at times very high for an IM.
Jul-19-06  samsal27: <nezhmet> You mention that you are a fan of Volokitin. How do you think he will fare in Biel?
Feb-04-07  IMDONE4: <nezhmet> do you remember when that picture was taken?
Aug-11-08  myschkin: . . .

extract from <A personal chess history>:

"The Case of the Board Shaker"

Many players are just bundles of nerves and canít help vibrating and shaking all the pieces and the table (mostly on their time, when they are most immersed in thinking). This would include GM Walter Browne. The action: Huebner often went nuts on these guys, but I for one didnít mind that much. Igor Ivanov, a very mellow soul, would just lean back and tip his chair backwards. The result: kibitzers were always entertained when Walter cycled through postures and expressions in Zeitnot. I believe ex-WC Tigran Petrosian was also a table shaker, and an occasional leg-kicker, in his day. Complaints were not heard - Tigran strategically switched off his hearing-aid! (I believe this anecdote came from his arch-nemesis Viktor Korchnoi).

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Mark Ginsburg.
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