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Jeremy Silman
Silman 
Photograph courtesy of JeremySilman.com  
Number of games in database: 180
Years covered: 1975 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2383

Overall record: +67 -53 =60 (53.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A56 A70 A57 A61 A60
 King's Indian (8) 
    E77 E73 E75 E97 E95
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D85 D91 D78
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (6) 
    D20 D27 D21 D28
 Pirc (5) 
    B09 B08
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A45 E10 A46 E00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B32 B21 B31 B30 B57
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A45 A46 A50 A41 D00
 Bogo Indian (7) 
    E11
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B17 B10 B14
 English, 1 c4 e5 (6) 
    A29 A22 A20 A25
 Slav (5) 
    D19 D15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Hart vs Silman, 1991 0-1
   Harris vs Silman, 1978 0-1
   Silman vs C Lakdawala, 1989 1-0
   Silman vs D Shapiro, 1990 1-0
   Silman vs L Day, 1975 1-0
   Silman vs K Czerniecki, 1979 1-0
   D Levy vs Silman, 1975 0-1
   Saidy vs Silman, 1989 1/2-1/2
   D Root vs Silman, 1990 1/2-1/2
   C Diebert vs Silman, 1989 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1975)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   strategy masterpieces by yahooman
   1990 World open by gauer
   Silmans Reassess Book by howardb86

GAMES ANNOTATED BY SILMAN: [what is this?]
   Beliavsky vs Gelfand, 1992

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JEREMY SILMAN
(born Aug-28-1954, 63 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]
Jeremy D Silman was born in Del Rio, Texas, USA and became an International Master in 1988. He has authored over 35 chess books, including How to Reassess Your Chess and The Amateur Mind. In 1981, he won the US Open. He was a former editor of the Players Chess News and a frequent contributor for Chess Life. He has also coached the US junior national chess team. In 1985 he was joint Washington State champion.

In 2001, he was the chess consultant for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and created the moves for the chess battle in that movie.*

*http://www.jeremysilman.com/movies_...

Wikipedia article: Jeremy Silman


 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 180  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Silman vs Suttles 0-1341975Lone PineB06 Robatsch
2. Silman vs Z Vranesic  ½-½511975Lone PineC02 French, Advance
3. Denker vs Silman ½-½501975Lone PineB32 Sicilian
4. H Rossetto vs Silman  1-0371975Lone PineA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. D Levy vs Silman  0-1291975Lone PineB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
6. Silman vs A Kushnir 0-1371975Lone PineC02 French, Advance
7. Silman vs Ghizdavu  1-0231975Lone PineB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. R Ervin vs Silman  1-0771975Lone PineA30 English, Symmetrical
9. Silman vs L Day 1-0591975Lone PineC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
10. Pilnik vs Silman 1-0461975Lone PineB32 Sicilian
11. Silman vs M Padovani 1-0321976Oakland Chess GroupD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
12. Silman vs Smyslov 0-1321976Lone PineB42 Sicilian, Kan
13. R Ervin vs Silman  1-0311976Lone PineC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Silman vs V Pupols  1-0481976Lone PineA06 Reti Opening
15. DeFirmian vs Silman 0-1351976Lone PineC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. Silman vs Fedorowicz 1-0451976Lone PineB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
17. Najdorf vs Silman 1-0381976Lone PineD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. T Taylor vs Silman 0-1211976Lone PineB32 Sicilian
19. Harris vs Silman 0-1281978ENGB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
20. Silman vs M Basman 1-0271978Aaronsons open (01)B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
21. Silman vs S Tatai 0-1361978Lloyds BankC87 Ruy Lopez
22. J van Baarle vs Silman  ½-½391978Lloyds BankB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
23. R Britton vs Silman  0-1351978Lloyds BankB30 Sicilian
24. Silman vs Kraidman  0-1441978Lloyds BankC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Silman vs A Malachi 1-0321978Lloyds BankC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
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Nov-19-15
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  thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: <They trade points in that ONE event>

They play fewer events than younger players do, and more of those events have senior-related themes than are the ones that the younger players compete in.

I didn't say ALL of the senior's rated games are them swapping point with each, but MORE of it happens that way that is the case for younger players.

That to me, devalues the so called Senior GM title. >

Look, I am not saying you are wrong. But it sounds like you are just guessing.

Senior GM title? I don't follow chess as closely as some, but I have never heard any reference to a "senior GM" title.

As far as I know the title is GM. When someone gets to be in the senior category, their GM title is not changed. When Carlsen gets old he will still be GM. Korchnoi is "GM" not "senior GM".

"They play fewer events than younger players" you say? I think you just made that up as a guess. Everyone is different - some players play more than others and that happens in every age group! This is just a total baloney claim by you. When Fischer was young he took a year off more than once, in his twenties.

Without looking, could you even say how many games Kaufman played the year before and the year of his Senior WC win? Could you even say how it compared with how many games Giri or Naka played in those years, without looking at the data? I doubt it.

Sounds like you are just talking out of your rear end. You just want to hate on the title if someone gets it that way, and are just coming up with lame guesses to justify hating on it.

Nov-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: <Senior GM title? I don't follow chess as closely as some, but I have never heard any reference to a "senior GM" title.>

It's a title won for winning a tournament against guys in their 60s. I have nothing against any age group, I just don't think it's a grandmaster title.

Nov-20-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: <Senior GM title? I don't follow chess as closely as some, but I have never heard any reference to a "senior GM" title.>

It's a title won for winning a tournament against guys in their 60s. I have nothing against any age group, I just don't think it's a grandmaster title.>

OK, That may be legit, but I read the Chess Life article about Kaufman when he won the Senior World Championship. He got the GM title, IIRC. I don't recall anything about it being a "senior" GM title.

So maybe the senior GM title is a real thing, but IIRC, winning the Senior WC earns the GM title, not "senior GM".

Nov-20-15  paavoh: The closest you get to a real senior title is the Senior International Master (SIM) by ICCF, the correspondence chess organization. Their GM title is actually an International Grandmaster, but no "senior" prefix there either.
Nov-20-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <paavoh: The closest you get to a real senior title is the Senior International Master (SIM) by ICCF, the correspondence chess organization. Their GM title is actually an International Grandmaster, but no "senior" prefix there either.>

OK, as usual, <HeMateMe> doesn't know what he's talking about.

Nov-20-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: goodcrist--I think it's absurd to give a middle aged person the GM title for winning a seniors event contested by 60 year olds, and thinking that the newly minted GM titleholder is now truly playing at GM strength.

Goodness, was he taking brain steroids over say, the past 12 months? He wasn't a GM at age 59, but "I got GOOD at 60"? His play suddenly improved?

Nov-20-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: goodcrist--I think it's absurd to give a middle aged person the GM title for winning a seniors event contested by 60 year olds, and thinking that the newly minted GM titleholder is now truly playing at GM strength.>

Is 60 the cutoff? Usually "senior" is much younger than that, especially in sports.

I just think you've made assumptions that it is all players over 60, but haven't verified it. I know I could be wrong, but that's the impression I get.

Nov-23-15  paavoh: All I recall is that they have championships for 50+ and 60+ players, the former being a recent addition.
Nov-25-15  paavoh: Sorry, it should be 50+ and 65+.
May-23-16  Caissanist: Silman writes an article a week on chess.com, almost all of them are entertaining and/or instructive: https://www.chess.com/members/view_... .
Jun-17-16  dehanne: According to his chess.com profile he's living in Tokyo, Japan.

How did he end up there?

Jun-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Probably took a plane.
Jun-17-16  dehanne: <Probably took a plane.> :-)
May-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <dehanne: According to his chess.com profile he's living in Tokyo, Japan.

How did he end up there?

WannaBe: Probably took a plane.>

LOL, that is correct!

People only take a slow boat if they are going to China.

May-14-17
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  HeMateMe: Isn't Japan a pretty expensive place to live? perhaps he's giving language instruction to help pay the bills.
May-14-17  DonPepe: < If your opponent cannot do anything active, then don't rush the position; instead you should let him sit there, suffer, and beg you for a draw. " --- Silman >

Silly

May-14-17
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  thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: Isn't Japan a pretty expensive place to live? perhaps he's giving language instruction to help pay the bills.>

Well, housing is high, and if you eat like a Westerner, food is high too. But public transportation is excellent and lots of people don't own cars. So you can save there.

May-14-17
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  HeMateMe: isn't it $5 for an orange or some god awful price? Why don't they all have scurvy, with such high prices for fresh fruit? Japan's a place where they should go to a one child policy for ten years, to lower the population and cost of living.
May-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: I think seaweed is high in vitamin C, and they put that in/with many many things.

Also, whatever vitamins are in Soba noodles, the Japanese get loads of. Soba is everywhere!

May-15-17
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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist: I think seaweed is high in vitamin C, and they put that in/with many many things.>

When I am in Ireland I buy an edible seaweed called dilsk or dulse.

I must try and include that in one of our recipes.

May-16-17
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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: <thegoodanarchist: I think seaweed is high in vitamin C, and they put that in/with many many things.>

When I am in Ireland I buy an edible seaweed called dilsk or dulse.

I must try and include that in one of our recipes.>

I am familiar with dulse. I use to know some weirdo who happened to be of Irish descent. I learned of dulse from him.

May-16-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <HeMateMe: isn't it $5 for an orange or some god awful price? Why don't they all have scurvy, with such high prices for fresh fruit? Japan's a place where they should go to a one child policy for ten years, to lower the population and cost of living.>

ISTR that economically they cannot do that! The population is getting very old and they need young workers to fund the OAPs! They are a victim of longevity.

May-16-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: They bring in Asian guest workers to do the heavy lifting, young people from the PP, maybe Vietnam, Malay or Indonesia. Those people work as domestics, do low skilled labor, and don't get to become citizens. Japan leads the world in replacing humans with robotics for simple tasks.

There is an Olympics coming up in Japan which will be interesting, as Japan's love affair with AI will be on full display. Hotel desks will be automated, with guest 'bots able to speak a hundred different languages and serve as info centers, perhaps 'walk' the athletes though the village. 'Bots will do cleaning and maintenance work in Olympic village buildings, perhaps even act as security. They will probably be the first country to have all hands-free driving in large cities, hands free mass transit--busses and underground trains will all be automated.

May-16-17
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  diceman: <offramp:

When I am in Ireland I buy an edible seaweed called dilsk or dulse.>

vs. what?
"Inedible" seaweed?

May-16-17
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  thegoodanarchist: < diceman: <offramp:

When I am in Ireland I buy an edible seaweed called dilsk or dulse.>

vs. what?
"Inedible" seaweed?>

Inedible seaweed is half the cost! So you can save money and stick to your diet.

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