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Alex Sherzer
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Number of games in database: 347
Years covered: 1985 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2504

Overall record: +144 -129 =73 (52.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (81) 
    B32 B77 B90 B81 B93
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C69 C95 C96 C62 C75
 French Defense (19) 
    C07 C19 C05 C11 C18
 Caro-Kann (18) 
    B17 B12 B18 B16 B10
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B93 B92 B94
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C95 C96 C99 C92 C97
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (39) 
    E97 E69 E99 E81 E94
 Sicilian (29) 
    B64 B57 B63 B43 B56
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C67 C65
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (11) 
    B64 B63 B60 B65 B61
 French Defense (10) 
    C09 C15 C16 C07
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A57 A77
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sherzer vs H Olafsson, 1991 1-0
   Sherzer vs Kudrin, 1985 1-0
   Sherzer vs D B Gurevich, 1987 1-0
   Sherzer vs Larsen, 1988 1-0
   Sherzer vs C Gelinas, 1988 1-0
   Sherzer vs L Mate, 1992 1-0
   Sherzer vs V M Mikhalevski, 1991 1-0
   D Seawald vs Sherzer, 1993 0-1
   G Kallai vs Sherzer, 1998 0-1
   Sherzer vs J Kaplan, 1988 1-0

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1991 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   1990 World Junior chess championship by gauer

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(born Feb-01-1971, 47 years old) United States of America

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Awarded the GM title in 1993. He won the US Junior Championship in 1989 and 1991.

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 347  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sherzer vs Kudrin 1-030198513th World OpenB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. Sherzer vs V Rao  1-0281986New York (USA)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. Gulko vs Sherzer  1-0261986It ( shv. )A57 Benko Gambit
4. Sherzer vs P Horn  0-1431986Rio Gallegos (Argentina)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
5. Sherzer vs Petursson  1-0311986Philadelphia 42/242B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
6. Sherzer vs Anand 1-0401987PhiladelphiaC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
7. Fishbein vs Sherzer  1-0401987USA-ch U18B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. Sherzer vs K Burger  ½-½411987New York OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. Sherzer vs Wolff  0-1501987BlitzC42 Petrov Defense
10. J Lenchner vs Sherzer  0-1481987New York OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. B Finegold vs Sherzer  ½-½381987USA-ch U18A46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. K G Shirazi vs Sherzer  1-0591987PhiladelphiaC15 French, Winawer
13. Sherzer vs L Schorr  1-0351987New York OpenB32 Sicilian
14. R Burnett vs Sherzer  0-1831987USA-ch U18B40 Sicilian
15. Sherzer vs M Sisniega  1-0451987PhiladelphiaC05 French, Tarrasch
16. Sherzer vs J Bonin  ½-½171987New York OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
17. Fishbein vs Sherzer  1-0391987New York OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
18. N Murshed vs Sherzer  1-0461987PhiladelphiaA43 Old Benoni
19. Rachels vs Sherzer  1-0401987USA-ch U18B42 Sicilian, Kan
20. Sherzer vs Wolff 0-1231987USA-JC42 Petrov Defense
21. K G Shirazi vs Sherzer  1-0501987New York OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. W Schoen vs Sherzer  1-0311987New York OpenE77 King's Indian
23. B Izumikawa vs Sherzer  1-0341987USA-ch U18C16 French, Winawer
24. Sherzer vs A Lief  1-0261987US Junior ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
25. Sherzer vs A Lein  ½-½431987New York OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 347  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-06-05  WTHarvey: Here are a few puzzles from Alex's games:
Apr-18-06  BIDMONFA: Alex Sherzer


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  al wazir: Why are there no Sherzer games after 2001?
Apr-18-06  mack: I read 'Alan Shearer' when I first looked at this bloke.
Jul-30-07  belgradegambit: Looks a little like Matt Damon.
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  Jim Bartle: "And joining Newcastle United?"

Looks more like a rugby player to me.

May-29-09  myschkin: . . .

"Alex was famous for his heavy preparation of the Berlin Defense of the Ruy Lopez, which he plays without exception"


May-29-09  blacksburg: that's weird, he has a bunch of sicilians in the database.
May-29-09  MaxxLange: sounds like it may have been an inside joke
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  GrahamClayton: Sherzer played a nice combination against Mathe at Budapest in 1989:

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1.♕g5+ ♗g5 2.hg5+ ♔h5+ 3.g4#

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The White pawn "quad" imprisons the Black King.

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  wordfunph: In 1987, GM Sherzer won against Vishy!

Sherzer vs Anand, 1987

Any update on Sherzer?

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  FSR: He was acquitted.
Jul-12-16  siggemannen:

Is that Matt Damon's long lost brother?

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