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Michael Wilder
Number of games in database: 121
Years covered: 1979 to 1989
Last FIDE rating: 2540
Overall record: +29 -31 =61 (49.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E12 E15
 Sicilian (7) 
    B51 B31 B72 B39 B70
 King's Indian Attack (5) 
    A07
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A61 A57 A70
 Bogo Indian (4) 
    E11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B62 B52 B50 B58 B63
 King's Indian (9) 
    E81 E92 E74 E76 E75
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E15 E12 E16
 Modern Benoni (5) 
    A57 A58
 Benko Gambit (5) 
    A57 A58
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (4) 
    B62 B63
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kudrin vs M Wilder, 1987 0-1
   M Wilder vs A Lein, 1981 1-0
   Silman vs M Wilder, 1979 1/2-1/2
   S Macagno vs M Wilder, 1985 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1979)
   Lone Pine (1980)
   Lone Pine (1981)

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MICHAEL WILDER
(born Aug-17-1962) United States of America

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Michael Joseph Wilder was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He became an IM in 1980 and was awarded the GM title in 1988. He won the US Championship in 1988 http://graeme.50webs.com/chesschamp... (winning at Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania). In other tournaments he was 3rd= in the 1987 US Championship and 1st= at the 1987 London Open. In 1989, Wilder gave up competitive chess to pursue a career as an attorney. He is now a partner at McDermott Will & Emery in Washington, where he specializes in corporate tax issues.

Wikipedia article: Michael Wilder


 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 121  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. F La Rota vs M Wilder  1-031 1979 Marshall opB07 Pirc
2. M Wilder vs J Rigo  0-147 1979 Lone PineB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
3. C Van Tilbury vs M Wilder  ½-½22 1979 C.I.InternationalE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
4. B Rind vs M Wilder  1-030 1979 Lone PineE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
5. M Wilder vs A Williams 0-139 1979 Marshall OpenB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
6. M Wilder vs D Rajkovic 0-145 1979 Lone PineB41 Sicilian, Kan
7. Petursson vs M Wilder 1-042 1979 Lone PineE91 King's Indian
8. Silman vs M Wilder ½-½22 1979 Lone PineB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
9. M Wilder vs C Blocker  1-041 1979 Lone PineC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
10. M Wilder vs Fedorowicz 0-124 1979 Marshall IntB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. Van der Wiel vs M Wilder  ½-½29 1979 Lone PineB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
12. N Weinstein vs M Wilder  1-038 1979 Lone PineA15 English
13. E Schiller vs M Wilder  0-129 1979 New York City ChampionshipE74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
14. M Wilder vs R C Balinas  1-039 1979 Lone PineC60 Ruy Lopez
15. J Whitehead vs M Wilder  1-039 1980 Lone PineB50 Sicilian
16. M Wilder vs Balashov  ½-½14 1980 Lone PineA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
17. Ermenkov vs M Wilder  0-137 1980 Lone PineB50 Sicilian
18. Miles vs M Wilder  1-033 1980 Lone PineE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
19. M Wilder vs Panno  ½-½39 1980 Lone PineA07 King's Indian Attack
20. M Wilder vs Christiansen  ½-½53 1980 Lone PineA07 King's Indian Attack
21. M Wilder vs E Torre  ½-½13 1980 Lone PineB06 Robatsch
22. M Wilder vs Alburt 1-047 1980 Lone PineA07 King's Indian Attack
23. Browne vs M Wilder  0-138 1980 Lone PineA48 King's Indian
24. Lombardy vs M Wilder 1-044 1981 Lone PineA57 Benko Gambit
25. E Schiller vs M Wilder  ½-½21 1981 New YorkA57 Benko Gambit
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 121  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-16-06  BIDMONFA: Michael Wilder

WILDER, Michael
http://www.bidmonfa.com/wilder_mich...
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Aug-18-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: The guy wins the US championship in 88 and quits the following year. I wonder why?
Aug-18-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: You guys might find some humor here:

http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~wilsonm/ches...

Aug-18-07  Strongest Force: Chancho, maybe Wilder thought it would easier being a tax lawyer with the IRS than it is playing chess?

For many years, Wilder, Benjamin and Fedorowitz were 3 young GM friends willing to share the joys and sorrows of chess that good friends share: traveling to many different tournaments together.

Many years ago when Benjamin and Wider were room-mates at Yale, i noticed them a few rows in front of me at a Times Square movie theater. I was tempted to sneak-up on them and act like i was a mugger and demand their money! I always wonder how they would reacted if i had done that. I decided to let them watch the movie: The Mystery Of Chess Boxing.

Aug-20-07  Maynard5: Michael Wilder retired from chess, and went into law. Today he is a practicing attorney. There are many other instances of young players who either left the game or became inactive, and then went on to successful professional careers. Examples are Ken Rogoff, today an economics professor, and Ken Regan, a professor of computer science.
Aug-02-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: When Wilder won the US Championship he said publicly that he was quitting and would probably not be defending his title (he didn't). He mentioned the difficulty of making a living but also said that he thought the game was played out, there wasn't a lot left for him or anyone else to do in chess.
Aug-17-08  ravel5184: Hipy papy bthuthdth thuthda bthuthdy!
Jun-13-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: From http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/c...:

<“I never gave serious consideration to being a professional chess player,” Wilder said. “I kind of had the sense that I would play chess for a while and then do something else.”

Money was an issue for Wilder, who is married and has two daughters. “I knew that I wanted to be a family man,” he said, “and I thought there are other things that I find interesting that might be a more stable career.” >

Mar-11-12  esundel: <Strongest Force>, i used to know mike back in the day when we were both kids. pity he gave up, he had a great talent for the game (about 2200 when i was 1800). i gave up the game too quite a long time ago but i am thinking of getting back in it. came to this website to look up some of my buddies to see how they are doing. it is reassuring to see that people from our generation are still alive, doing well, and posting on here. i would be interested in getting touch. <Strongest Force> please email me at esundel56@yahoo.com. maybe we knew each other back in the day, and it would be nice to talk about old memories.
Dec-05-12  srgntshultz: This is a game I remember from almost thirty years ago. Thought it would be included in CG database. It was published in CL Dec. '85, and Atlantic Chess News. Among my chess programs, only Fritz finds 19...Bf4 (at a low ply) and gives it a -0.01. Not the earth shattering move I thought it was at the time. As I recall, Wilder was really happy with 28...Qd8 - redeploying the queen to the other side.

[Event "World Youth Team Championship"]
[Date "1985.??.??"]
[White "Bischoff, K.."]
[Black "Wilder, M.."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E93"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Be2 e5 7. d5 Nbd7 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Nh5 11. h4 g4 12. Nh2 Nxg3 13. fxg3 h5 14. O-O Bh6 15. Bd3 Nc5 16. Qe2 c6 17. Kh1 a5 18. Rf2 Kg7 19. Rd1 Bf4 20. gxf4 g3 21. Nf3 exf4 22. Rff1 Bg4 23. Nb1 Bxf3 24. gxf3 Qxh4+ 25. Kg1 Rae8 26. Nc3 Rh8 27. Bb1 Re5 28. Qg2 Qd8 29. Ne2 h4 30. Nxf4 h3 31. Nxh3 Qb6 32. Qxg3+ Kf8 33. Kh2 Reh5 34. Qxd6+ Ke8 35. Kg3 Rxh3+ 36. Kf4 R3h4+ 37. Ke3 Nxe4+ 38. c5 Nxc5 39. Rfe1 Ne6+ 40. Kd3 Qd4+ 0-1

Dec-06-12  Strongest Force: Mike was a friend but two of his close friends were more closer as friends with me: Benjamin & Fedorowitz. I think The Fed still teaches chess & Benjamin helped me with my students when I was heavy with teaching.

How can Mike say there is nothing left in chess when there is Magnus Carlsen?

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