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D Fridman 
Baden-Baden, 2013  
Daniel Fridman
Number of games in database: 755
Years covered: 1991 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2639 (2689 rapid, 2640 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2670
Overall record: +239 -83 =309 (62.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      124 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Slav (52) 
    D11 D15 D12 D10 D17
 King's Indian (47) 
    E63 E60 E62 E67 E76
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    A46 D02 E00 E10 A40
 English (35) 
    A13 A15 A10 A11 A14
 Grunfeld (21) 
    D85 D73 D78 D94 D93
 Queen's Gambit Declined (21) 
    D31 D30 D37 D38 D35
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (50) 
    B12 B18 B13 B10 B19
 Petrov (48) 
    C42 C43
 Semi-Slav (44) 
    D45 D43 D44 D46 D47
 Queen's Gambit Declined (43) 
    D31 D37 D30 D35
 French Defense (27) 
    C11 C07 C10 C16 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    D02 A41 E10 D00 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Fridman vs Kurajica, 2005 1-0
   D Fridman vs A Zatonskih, 2010 1-0
   D Fridman vs G Guseinov, 2012 1-0
   J Barle vs D Fridman, 2010 0-1
   F Bindrich vs D Fridman, 2010 1/2-1/2
   S Azarov vs D Fridman, 2014 0-1
   D Fridman vs R Stern, 2014 1-0
   D Fridman vs S Poghosyan, 2014 1-0
   D Fridman vs D Hausrath, 2008 1-0
   D Fridman vs Short, 1999 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   32nd World Open (2004)
   2009-2010 Bundesliga (2009)
   2008-2009 Bundesliga (2008)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   82nd German Chess Championship (2011)
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   President's Cup (2008)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   European Union Championships (2008)
   Bad Wiessee (2003)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   2008 Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)

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DANIEL FRIDMAN
(born Feb-15-1976) Latvia (citizen of Germany)

[what is this?]
International Master (1994); Grandmaster (2001).

GM Fridman was born in Riga, Latvia. He learned the rules of chess at the age of 4. He became an IM in 1994, Latvian Champion in 1996 and a GM in 2001. In 1999, Fridman moved to Germany. GM Fridman became German Chess Champion in 2008 and scored 7.5/11 in the 12th European Individual Championship (2011), placing 25th on tiebreak and qualifying for the World Cup (2011) where he defeated Romanian GM Constantin Lupulescu in the first round by 1.5-0.5; in the second round, he drew with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the classical games, but lost in the 25 minute rapid-game tiebreaker, and thereby exited the tournament. Fridman won the German Championship for the second time in 2012, coming outright first with 7.5/9. He represented Germany on board 4 at the Chess Olympiad (2012) in Istanbul, scoring 7/10 and winning the bronze medal for board 4.

He's married to WGM Anna Zatonskih and they have a daughter (born in 2007).

Photo: http://www.bidmonfa.com/fridman_dan...

Wikipedia article: Daniel Fridman


 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 755  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Topalov vs D Fridman  ½-½14 1991 Junior DMD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. D Fridman vs Rublevsky  0-148 1991 Alma-AtaA04 Reti Opening
3. D Fridman vs Kulaots  1-052 1991 EU-ch U20A15 English
4. Svidler vs D Fridman  1-037 1992 ChWmU16 Duisburg C55 Two Knights Defense
5. D Fridman vs Svidler 0-141 1992 juniorsA14 English
6. U Lauk vs D Fridman  ½-½28 1993 Vilnius ztB07 Pirc
7. D Fridman vs Oral  ½-½45 1994 Wch U18B01 Scandinavian
8. M Brodsky vs D Fridman  1-060 1995 Riga opB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
9. Pavasovic vs D Fridman  0-140 1995 Wch U20B10 Caro-Kann
10. D Fridman vs Oral  ½-½65 1995 Wch U20A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
11. P Marie vs D Fridman  0-133 1996 YerevanB07 Pirc
12. D Fridman vs Speelman  0-140 1996 OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
13. D Fridman vs O Renet  ½-½58 1996 YerevanA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
14. D Fridman vs F El Taher  1-032 1996 YerevanE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
15. D Fridman vs J Norri  ½-½46 1996 Yerevan ol (Men)A12 English with b3
16. R Barcenilla vs D Fridman  ½-½22 1996 YerevanA12 English with b3
17. Sutovsky vs D Fridman  ½-½27 1996 COLC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
18. D Fridman vs P Zarnicki  ½-½50 1996 Yerevan ol (Men)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. D Fridman vs H Odeev  1-040 1996 YerevanE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. D Fridman vs V Nasybullin  ½-½43 1996 Yerevan ol (Men)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
21. R Gadjily vs D Fridman  ½-½26 1997 EU-chT (Men)B07 Pirc
22. D Fridman vs Y Shulman  ½-½41 1997 EU-chT (Men)B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
23. M Palac vs D Fridman  ½-½59 1997 EU-chT (Men)C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
24. D Fridman vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½12 1997 EU-chT (Men)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. D Fridman vs Yusupov  ½-½29 1997 Linares Anibal op 4thE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 755  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-01-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Kinder, wie die Zeit vergeht....
Feb-14-09  timhortons: [Event "80th German Championships"]
[Site "Saarbrücken"]
[Date "2009.02.14"]
[Round "9"]
[White "IM Boidman, Yuri(GER)"]
[Black "GM Fridman, Daniel(GER)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A34"]
[WhiteElo "2415"]
[BlackElo "2650"]
[PlyCount "63"]
[EventDate "2009.??.??"]

1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nc7 7. O-O e5 8. d3 Be7 9. b3 O-O 10. Bb2 Bg4 11. h3 Be6 12. Rc1 f6 13. Kh2 Qd7 14. Qc2 Rac8 15. Qb1 Nd4 16. e3 Nxf3+ 17. Bxf3 Bxh3 18. Rg1 Bg4 19. Bxb7 Rcd8 20. Be4 f5 21. Bg2 Qe8 22. Rh1 Ne6 23. Kg1 f4 24. f3 Bf5 25. e4 Bg6 26. Nd5 fxg3 27. Bxe5 Bg5 28. Re1 Bd2 29. Re2 Rxd5 30. exd5 Nd4 31. Qd1 Bf4 32. Bh3 Black wins 0-1 0-1


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29th move mistake of IM Boidman(29 Re2)

better is

IM Boidman,Y - GM Fridman,D, 80th German Championships 2009


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Analysis by Rybka 3 Human 1-cpu 32-bit:

1. (-0.59): 29.Bxg3 Nd4 30.f4 Bf7 31.Ne3 Qb5 32.Bh4

<final position>


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Feb-15-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Didn't we just celebrate your birthday 2 days ago?!?!? What the hay is going on here?? Just how many birthdays do one get?

Freeman?? Oh, nevermind!!

Feb-15-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: I'm always confused, too. The are splitting images of each other. :D
Apr-13-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: Another one not here yet, possibly because it was played very recently:

Fridman (2650) - Strohhäker (2451) [B22]
DEM 2009/Saarbruecken (2.1) 2009

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 Nc6 5. Nf3 g6 6. Na3 Bg4 7. Bc4 Qe4+ 8. Be3 cxd4 9. cxd4 O-O-O 10. Nb5 e5 11. Rc1 Kb8 12. O-O a6 13. Bd3 Bxf3 14. gxf3 Qh4 15. Rxc6 bxc6 16. Na7 Kxa7 17. Qa4 Kb8 18. Qxa6 Kc7 19. Rc1 Ne7 20. Be4 Kd7 21. Bxc6+ Nxc6 22. Qxc6+ Ke7 23. Qc7+ Ke8 24. Qxe5+ Qe7 25. Qxh8 f6 26. Qg8 1-0

Apr-17-09  Raisin Death Ray: <PhilFeeley> I guess Mr. Zatonskih did REAL good! :)
Jul-16-09  returnoftheking: 1 Daniel Fridman GM Germany 2665 7 0 5 9.5
2 Boris Gelfand GM Israel 2755 8 2 2 9.0
3 Judit Polgar GM Hungary 2687 7 3 2 8.0
4 Pavel Eljanov GM Ukraine 2716 6 4 2 7.0
5 Michael Roiz GM Israel 2658 3 3 6 6.0
6 Maxim Rodshtein GM Uganda 2623 4 4 4 6.0
7 Ilia Smirin GM Uganda 2650 4 5 3 5.5
8 Jan Nepomniachi GM Russia 2632 4 5 3 5.5
9 Emil Sutovsky GM Israel 2675 3 5 4 5.0
10 Evgeniy Najer GM Russia 2663 4 6 2 5.0
11 Alexander Beliavsky GM Slovenia 2662 3 7 2 4.0
12 Vitali Golod GM Israel 2599 3 7 2 4.0
13 Boris Avrukh GM Israel 2641 2 7 3 3.5

Fridman is a well known lightning player; several times he won the DUTCH lightning ch (2minutes p.p)and just now he won the blitz tournament shown above.

Jul-17-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: So do they live in Ohio or in Germany? Or maybe both.
Feb-01-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <waustad> that is just fool the immigration officials. Sshhhhhhh...
Feb-01-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: As active tournament players they are most of the time elsewhere on the globe. Gibraltar-Open for example is a kind of 'family reunification', so to say.
Feb-01-12  Penguincw: Happy Birthday (in about 15 days).
Feb-01-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: If he passes Georg Meier (they are very close), the top 2 Germans will both be from Latvia.
Feb-01-12  Penguincw: What's also interesting is that Arkadi Naiditsch is also from Latvia.
Feb-15-12  Penguincw: Reminds me of a player.
Mar-10-12  Eti fan: Daniel Fridman became German champion today winning the last game http://www.chessdom.com/german-indi...
Mar-10-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: yet again <Gluckwünsch, Champ! <:D>>
Mar-10-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Congrats! Eventually they'll probably post these games.
Mar-10-12  Penguincw: Fridman wins the German Championship!

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Even though Arkadi Naiditsch and Georg Meier didn't play.

Mar-10-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: not to mention Jan Gustafsson. The German Individual Chess Championship is a rather 'weak tournament' due to the "federal composition" of the starting field.

Out of 42 participants there were only 5 GM, 4 IM and a WGM this year. http://www.dem-2012.de/index.php/te...

The average ELO of the tournament participants was (only) 2342.

Mar-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: So here's the chessbase article about the 83rd German Individual Championship: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...
May-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: The bio says Friedman was born in Latvia, moved to Germany later. Nice pun.
Jan-03-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: good luck in baden-baden
Jan-03-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <ketchuplover> Are you thinK about the "Grenke chess classics" in February?
Feb-10-13  Everett: "Learned chess at four," when you should have been outside climbing trees or inside tearing up the house.

I hope my son doesn't learn until he is seven, or maybe never, considering how much time I fruitlessly waste on the activity.

The above is said "tongue in cheek," yet with the requisite "truth" in every joke.

Either way, I think there is no shame, and a lot to be said of learning late like Rubinstein and Seirawan.

Feb-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: It isn't just when you "learned the game" but when you took it seriously. In my case I learned the moves at around 7 or 8 but never took it at all seriously until the Fischer vs Spassky match when I was 22. I was on a high school team that lost to the junior high team because some of them had looked at chess books and studied some and we older "players" just knew the moves. The only thing I remember from that era was trying to make the Nimzo-Larsen work because I remembered seeing a pattern where the king side was messed up because of the fianchettoed bishop. I didn't have any way to say that then, but it is the first strategic notion I recall having. That is the first analysis I recall doing and it was not in any depth at all. After reading some books at least I'd have had some vocabulary.
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