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Michael Rohde
Rohde 
Photograph courtesy of newyorkmasters.com.  
Number of games in database: 347
Years covered: 1974 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2432 (2376 rapid, 2325 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2585
Overall record: +126 -104 =105 (53.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      12 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (35) 
    B30 B43 B90 B32 B27
 English (20) 
    A15 A17 A10 A13 A16
 King's Indian (13) 
    E97 E70 E61 E94 E92
 French Defense (13) 
    C07 C11 C02 C05 C19
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C80 C90 C61 C66 C84
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E12 E16 E17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B47 B42 B40 B33 B23
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A46 A41 A40 E00 D00
 English (13) 
    A13 A15 A14 A17 A10
 Bogo Indian (12) 
    E11
 King's Indian (11) 
    E81 E99 E62 E83 E97
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E48 E21 E20 E59 E32
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Rohde vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1992 1-0
   Rohde vs G C De Fotis, 2001 1-0
   Rohde vs Seirawan, 1988 1-0
   Rohde vs W Martz, 1977 1-0
   Rohde vs D Gurevich, 1990 1-0
   DeFirmian vs Rohde, 1987 0-1
   Rohde vs B Kogan, 1986 1-0
   DeFirmian vs Rohde, 1989 0-1
   Rohde vs K Spraggett, 1987 1-0
   Rohde vs Dlugy, 1990 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1975)

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MICHAEL ROHDE
(born Aug-26-1959, 57 years old) United States of America

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Michael Arthur Rohde, born in New York, was awarded the IM title in 1977 and the GM title in 1988. His tournament results include 1st at San Francisco 1987 and 2nd= at the 1988 St John Open.


 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 347  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Rohde vs S Ball 1-022 1974 New YorkB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
2. Rohde vs Browne  1-051 1975 New York (USA)B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
3. A Trefler vs Rohde 1-039 1975 World OpenA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
4. Rohde vs Tarjan  0-128 1975 Lone PineB25 Sicilian, Closed
5. J A Grefe vs Rohde 0-130 1975 Lone PineB08 Pirc, Classical
6. Rohde vs Suttles 0-146 1975 Lone PineA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
7. Pilnik vs Rohde  ½-½52 1975 Lone PineB06 Robatsch
8. Rohde vs L Day 0-177 1975 Lone PineC66 Ruy Lopez
9. D Berry vs Rohde 1-029 1975 Lone PineA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
10. C Barnes vs Rohde 1-025 1975 Lone PineB06 Robatsch
11. Rohde vs D Waterman  0-159 1975 Lone PineB25 Sicilian, Closed
12. Rohde vs A Karklins  1-067 1975 Lone PineC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. D Levy vs Rohde  1-030 1975 Lone PineB06 Robatsch
14. Rohde vs L Shamkovich  1-072 1976 NewB03 Alekhine's Defense
15. Rohde vs Seirawan 1-058 1976 USAB01 Scandinavian
16. M Diesen vs Rohde 1-049 1976 USA-ch U18B08 Pirc, Classical
17. B Taborov vs Rohde  0-158 1976 SchildeA14 English
18. Rohde vs C Stehouwer  1-040 1976 SchildeB33 Sicilian
19. Joel Benjamin vs Rohde  ½-½27 1976 New YorkB06 Robatsch
20. Rohde vs Fedorowicz  0-135 1976 Lone PineB06 Robatsch
21. P Cleghorn vs Rohde  ½-½38 1976 Lone PineB06 Robatsch
22. Rohde vs J Meyers  ½-½54 1976 Lone PineA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
23. T Taylor vs Rohde  0-154 1976 Lone PineB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
24. Rohde vs R Henley 0-129 1976 Lone PineB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
25. C Barnes vs Rohde 0-149 1976 Lone PineB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Mar-24-06  azaris: No, I presume he's some guy who also isn't familiar with the correct use of apostrophes.
Mar-24-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Yes, it was my own ignorance of apostrophes that kept me from playing the delightful <Gambit of Captain Evans> for so long -- could not fit the name of the opening into the space on the scoresheet. Then I learned you could, if you wished, write it without apostrophes altogether: <The Evans Gambit>, in the style of <The Maltese Falcon> or <The Bronze Age> . Now it's just <the Stone-Ware Defense> and its affiliated hyphens that keep me up at night.
Mar-24-06  azaris: <Now it's just <the Stone-Ware Defense> and its affiliated hyphens that keep me up at night.>

I recommend the variation known as <Tupper-Ware Defense>.

Mar-26-06  midknightblue: Thank you for correcting me. Kindest and humblest regards... MKB
Mar-26-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Dont' have any worry's about's it's.
Mar-26-06  midknightblue: <Azaris> Let him have it! I never screw up three apostrophes'es'es in one sentence
Mar-27-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Since I'm on a roll here... More potential pun, "Rohde Scholar"
Mar-27-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: Wannabe: A good comedian knows an exit line, and you will never top 'Michael Rohde boat ashore."

By the way, back in the day I was a Rohde for the Allman Brothers.

Sep-27-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Picture of him as 17-year-old IM, from the interesting site http://nezhmet.wordpress.com/2007/0...:

http://nezhmet.files.wordpress.com/...

Oct-18-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <GM Michael Rohde once wrote in Chess Life that there are about five moves per game where Grandmasters don't know what to do and have to think, International Masters eight moves per game, FIDE masters ten, and National Masters fifteen.>

from Dan Heisman's The Improving Chess Thinker.

Oct-18-11  Strongest Force: My advice: never play bughouse with 3 screaming kids: me and Mike against Dlugy and Benjamin. All 3 would be GMs but they were very young then. I was doing very well against Max but I couldn't take Mike's screaming in my ear and I had to let someone take my place.
Jul-13-13  SoUnwiseTheKnight B4: GM Michael Rohde went +27-2=1 in a central park simul today. The milk shake drinkers were out in droves.
Jul-14-13  Strongest Force: Central Park is where I started. At ICC I had a anonymous account. I used every chance I could get to verbally abuse Mike because I knew he had a famous temper. He didn't disappoint. He was apoplectic with anger and even became an admin to find out who I was. Once he found out he thought it was one of the funniest things ever. 
Jul-14-13  SoUnwiseTheKnight B4: haha, that is hysterical <Strongest Force>. I never would've guessed about the temper, he was polite and well behaved. Although I did catch a look in his eye at one point, in hindsight, i'm imagining it now as slight agitation. :) It was a one and done for him at the park yesterday, hopefully he'll return next summer.
Jul-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Strongest Force: My advice: never play bughouse with 3 screaming kids: me and Mike against Dlugy and Benjamin. All 3 would be GMs but they were very young then.....>

So far as I know, you were the only one of that foursome I never played.

Jul-14-13  Strongest Force: I needed bughouse genius Jon Schroer as a partner against any of the others. Jon is the Bobby Fischer of bughouse and he allows you to think by not constantly yelling in your ear.
Jul-14-13
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  HeMateMe: <tab> Interesting photos.
Jul-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: One picture appeared on the cover of Chess Life & Review and was panned by some members.
Jul-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Yaz looks pretty buff with his polyester suit. Where's Joel Benjamin?

So, Fed always dressed like a slob? He and Grischuk.

Jul-15-13  Strongest Force: Fed and myself were 'street/thug' types. We didn't look for trouble but if it came we figured we could handle it.

The Yaz was the best dressed of that generation with defirmian a close second.

When Dlugy was briefly a pro he also dressed like Yaz....all others basically looked like bums.

Jul-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <HMM> where did you see Yaz in polyester?
Jul-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: <OCF> is he not wearing a nose picker-lapels poly jacket? I may have somehow imagined it.
Jul-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: I meant, I didn't see a pic of Yaz anywhere on <Tabanus> links. Was it in there somewhere or somewhere else?
Aug-26-13  SoUnwiseTheKnight B4: Player of the Day honors, nice. Best wishes on your B'day many more to come and thanks for the draw accept in your simul this summer! :)
Apr-23-15  PJs Studio: Anyone know where I can get a copy of all of his game of the month columns? I love fm annotated games and his notes were some of my favorites!
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