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David Simon Charles Goodman
D Goodman 
Number of games in database: 34
Years covered: 1973 to 1983
Last FIDE rating: 2405

Overall record: +6 -10 =15 (43.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D30 D37 D06
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (5) 
    E61 E79 E97 E70
 Pirc (4) 
    B08 B09
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   D Goodman vs Nunn, 1978 1-0
   D Goodman vs Benko, 1977 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-25-1958, 60 years old) United Kingdom

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David Simon Charles Goodman was awarded the IM title in 1983. He was World Under 18 Champion in 1975. He played #10 on the English national team in Moscow.

He currently resides in New York City where he is a chess trainer for promising young students.

Wikipedia article: David S. Goodman

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 34  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J K Robinson vs D Goodman ½-½261973Hastings ChallengersE61 King's Indian
2. Bronstein vs D Goodman  1-0281976Young England-URS rapidB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
3. D Goodman vs Taimanov 1-0371976Young England-URS rapidE15 Queen's Indian
4. D Goodman vs Korchnoi  ½-½361976Young England-URS rapidA80 Dutch
5. Taimanov vs D Goodman  1-0241976Young England-URS rapidB08 Pirc, Classical
6. D Goodman vs Bronstein  ½-½411976Young England-URS rapidD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. J N Sugden vs D Goodman  1-0271976BCF-chE70 King's Indian
8. D Goodman vs K Mokry  ½-½561977EU-ch 7778 U20A87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
9. K Jensen vs D Goodman  ½-½261977World Junior ChB08 Pirc, Classical
10. D Goodman vs Matulovic  0-1401977DortmundB08 Pirc, Classical
11. Smejkal vs D Goodman  1-0411977DortmundA10 English
12. W Martz vs D Goodman  ½-½211977Lone PineE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
13. D Goodman vs Benko  ½-½201977Lone PineA58 Benko Gambit
14. D Goodman vs N Weinstein  ½-½171977Lone PineE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
15. L Shamkovich vs D Goodman  1-0351977Lone PineB06 Robatsch
16. D Goodman vs C Brasket  0-1591977Lone PineD90 Grunfeld
17. Nickoloff vs D Goodman  ½-½481977Lone PineB08 Pirc, Classical
18. Denker vs D Goodman  ½-½481977Lone PineE97 King's Indian
19. D Goodman vs D J Strauss  0-1841977Lone PineD90 Grunfeld
20. Martinovsky vs D Goodman  0-1721977Lone PineE61 King's Indian
21. G Botterill vs D Goodman 1-0571978LondonC03 French, Tarrasch
22. D Goodman vs Nunn 1-0241978ENGA28 English
23. D Goodman vs A J Whiteley  ½-½211979BrightonD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. D Goodman vs F La Rota  ½-½561979Marshall opD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. I D Wells vs D Goodman  0-1411979BrightonB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 34  PGN Download
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  Benzol: David Simon Charles Goodman
Born 25th February 1958
Awarded the IM title in 1983 he was World under 18 champion in 1975.
Jan-01-05  apple head: I have a = score with David Goodman, +1 =0 -1!!
Feb-25-07  BIDMONFA: David Simon Charles Goodman

GOODMAN, David S. C.

Jun-06-09  myschkin: . . .

"Goodman became known for helping to break the news that Soviet Defense Minister Dimitri Ustinov was dead. The 1984-1985 Kasparov-Karpov World Championship was played in Moscow's Hall of Columns where the bodies of Soviet leaders used to lie in state. After a series of unusual timeouts at the match, Goodman was able to establish through his chess contacts that Ustinov had died."


Feb-25-13  Nosnibor: <apple head> I too have a =score with David Goodman.The only time that I have played him was in the first round of the Hastings Challengers on Boxing Day 1973 after a very long and tiring coach journey.At the time he was not quite sixteen but a very promising junior.This is a game not in the db and 3 years before the first one shown. White:J.K.Robinson,Black:D.C.S.Goodman Kings Indian Defence:Smyslov System. 1d4,g6.2c4,Bg7,3Nc3,d6,4Nf3,Nf6,5Bg5,h6,6Bh4,0-0- ,7e3,Nbd7,8Be2,c6,9Qc2,Qc7,10h3,e5,110-0,Re8,12b-
,Bf5,drawn by repeating of moves.
Feb-25-13  IndigoViolet: <He was World Under 18 Champion in 1975.>

Was he? Appears that in 1975, it wasn't a FIDE-sanctioned title:

Feb-25-13  Tired Tim: In 1974, Ray Keene married Annette, Goodman's sister.
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  Marmot PFL: Seems like he quit playing rather early, thus never became a GM.
Feb-26-13  IndigoViolet: I very much doubt that he was of GM standard.
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  DrNyet: Goodman is mentioned fairly regularly on the Imus in the Morning program as the chess teacher of radio/TV personality Don Imus and his son.
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