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David Friedgood
Number of games in database: 15
Years covered: 1968 to 1998
Last FIDE rating: 2188
Highest rating achieved in database: 2231
Overall record: +3 -8 =4 (33.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-11-1946, 73 years old) South Africa (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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FIDE master David Friedgood was born in Cape Town, South Africa and in 3 out of their 4 Olympiads which he played, he represented their top board (1964 (4th board, with a score of 10/12), 1968, 1970, 1974) and overall scored 26/49.

Just before the time he moved to the United Kingdom, he was their top player and South African Champion in 1967, 1971 and 1973. Along with Jonathan Levitt they co-authored (1) a book.

References: (1) Secrets of Spectacular Chess.

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Last updated: 2016-11-24 05:28:10

 page 1 of 1; 15 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Friedgood vs Gligoric  0-1521968Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 3B83 Sicilian
2. D Friedgood vs H E Myers ½-½321968Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 3A10 English
3. M Bobotsov vs D Friedgood  1-0381970Siegen ol (Men) qual-FA27 English, Three Knights System
4. O Sarapu vs D Friedgood  ½-½38197019th OlympiadB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
5. Keene vs D Friedgood  1-0381972Caorle ZonalA04 Reti Opening
6. D Friedgood vs H MacGrillen 1-0201974Olympiad Qualifying Group 5B83 Sicilian
7. D Friedgood vs O Sarapu  0-1401974Olympiad Final-CA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
8. D Friedgood vs Keene  ½-½191976South African OpenA10 English
9. Y Rantanen vs D Friedgood 1-04019782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. D Friedgood vs Kraidman  ½-½5219782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA17 English
11. M Pein vs D Friedgood  0-12719793rd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA56 Benoni Defense
12. Keene vs D Friedgood  1-0331979Sussex-Kent county matchA56 Benoni Defense
13. J Cox vs D Friedgood  1-0411981TournamentA02 Bird's Opening
14. D Friedgood vs J Hardinge 1-0471987v Wood Green (Board 4)A27 English, Three Knights System
15. D Friedgood vs S Williams  0-1301998BCF-chT 9899 (4NCL)A04 Reti Opening
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  Benzol: David Friedgood
Born 11th July 1946 in Cape Town
He was South African champion in 1967, 1971 and 1973.
Sep-21-13  DoctorD: The start to his ChessBase column:

Sep-21-13  DoctorD: His book with Levitt on chess aesthetics, highly recommended:

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  GrahamClayton: "Friedgood finished second in the 1979 British Solving Championship. A chance encounter with the British Chess Problem Society brought Friedgood into the heart of the British chess community, and Friedgood has since won five British titles in solving and contributed to an online publication on the subject. He participated in the 28th World Chess Solving Championship at Haldiki in 2004, winning the team silver medal with John Nunn and Jonathan Mestel."

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