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Gabriel Schwartzman
Number of games in database: 63
Years covered: 1988 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2533
Overall record: +20 -20 =23 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 English (8) 
    A14 A10 A16 A12 A18
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A21 A29 A26 A28
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A30 A37
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (11) 
    D10 D12 D19 D13 D18
 French Defense (7) 
    C11 C01 C07 C03
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Schwartzman vs B Asanov, 1994 1-0
   G Schwartzman vs Yermolinsky, 1996 1-0
   G Schwartzman vs Leko, 1991 1-0

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(born Oct-23-1976, 40 years old) Romania (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Gabriel became a FIDE master at age 12. He was awarded the International Master title at age 15. In 1993, he was awarded the GM title at age 17. At the time, he was the youngest GM in the world.

In 1988, he took 2nd, behind Judit Polgar, in the World Under 12 Championship. In 1994, he moved to the United States. In 1996, he won the US Open at the age of 19 (youngest since Bobby Fischer).

He is currently CEO of Barr Systems.

Wikipedia article: Gabriel Schwartzman

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 63  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. D Gurevich vs G Schwartzman  1-054 1988 St John op-2 ,CBMA92 Dutch
2. F La Rota vs G Schwartzman  1-040 1988 It (open)C28 Vienna Game
3. C Loeffler vs G Schwartzman  0-153 1988 It (open)C26 Vienna
4. Wojtkiewicz vs G Schwartzman  1-054 1990 It openA04 Reti Opening
5. G Schwartzman vs Hertneck  ½-½43 1990 Bad Woerishofen op 6thA28 English
6. J Ambroz vs G Schwartzman  ½-½20 1990 Bad Ragaz opA07 King's Indian Attack
7. G Schwartzman vs Leko 1-082 1991 Dortmund-DA16 English
8. G Schwartzman vs Svidler  0-130 1992 ChWmU16 Duisburg UTYSOA21 English
9. G Schwartzman vs Kulaots  1-031 1992 Wch U16E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
10. D Rogozenco vs G Schwartzman  ½-½11 1992 Odorheiu SecuiescC07 French, Tarrasch
11. I Ibragimov vs G Schwartzman  1-051 1993 Odorheiu SecuiescA22 English
12. S Smagin vs G Schwartzman  ½-½79 1993 Dortmund op-AC49 Four Knights
13. A Istratescu vs G Schwartzman  1-061 1993 Odorheiu SecuiescC49 Four Knights
14. T Hutters vs G Schwartzman  1-056 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openA09 Reti Opening
15. G Schwartzman vs M Marin  1-057 1993 Odorheiu SecuiescA14 English
16. G Schwartzman vs V Neverov  ½-½61 1993 Odorheiu SecuiescA16 English
17. G Schwartzman vs Sutovsky 1-036 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
18. A Chernin vs G Schwartzman  1-095 1993 Odorheiu SecuiescD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. V Nevednichy vs G Schwartzman  1-036 1993 Odorheiu SecuiescC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
20. A Avni vs G Schwartzman  ½-½41 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Razuvaev vs G Schwartzman  1-067 1993 Dortmund op-AD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
22. G Schwartzman vs J Horvath  ½-½41 1993 Odorheiu SecuiescA26 English
23. G Schwartzman vs G Timoshenko  ½-½50 1993 Bucharest ENEA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
24. G Schwartzman vs Ribli  ½-½76 1993 Odorheiu SecuiescA30 English, Symmetrical
25. S Matveeva vs G Schwartzman  ½-½25 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-25-03  rndapology: This Romanian GM signed my board at the Florida scholastic championships in I think it was 5th grade. He used to attend the University of Florida. Hmmm...
Dec-25-03  rndapology: Anyone else meet GM's at scholastic tournaments as youths and receive a signed board?
Apr-28-04  Clock1913: Which year did you attend. I've only attended the FCA scholastic champs once but I've gone to the FSCL tournament every year since 1998 and most recently the one in lakeland in march.
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  ketchuplover: Has anybody here used his lectures at Just curious
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  ketchuplover: Yikes
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  howardb86: His lectures at are awesome. Just Great! best thing I've found to retool after being absent from chess for many years--getting ready for my grandkids who play. Check it out. He writes very well.
Oct-25-09  BIDMONFA: Gabriel Schwartzman


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  HeMateMe: Is he an author? I've heard this name before.
Mar-08-13  IndigoViolet: <In 1993, he was awarded the GM title at age 17.>

Anyone know in which countries he gained his GM norms? I'm guessing Romania, Bulgaria and/or Hungary.

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  ketchuplover: May he have a total chess birthday :)
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  zanzibar: After winning USOpen96...

August 25, 1996|By BILL CORNWALL Special to the Sun-Sentinel

<Schwartzman, who arrived in the United States from his native Romania just a few years ago, is the youngest grandmaster in our country and one of the youngest in the world. Achieving things early is a habit for him. For example, Schwartzman says that he started to get an interest in chess at the age of 2 and was entered in his first tournament at 4. He held a simultaneous exhibition at 7 and received an international invitation to Paris when he was 8. By the age of 12, Schwartzman had become a master, and he was awarded the international master's title at 15. About three years ago, the International Chess Federation awarded him the highest title in chess, "international grandmaster," making him the youngest grandmaster in Florida and one of the youngest in the world.

Schwartzman is a man of many talents. He speaks six languages, involves himself in many nontournament chess promotions and activities, and studies as a junior at the University of Florida, where he plans on majoring in finance and minoring in telecommunications. But he does not lose sight of his major ambition: "I am now working very hard to become better so that I can reach my ultimate goal: World Champion!''>

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