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G Needleman 
 
Gaston Needleman
Number of games in database: 50
Years covered: 2001 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2415
Highest rating achieved in database: 2437
Overall record: +20 -15 =14 (55.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B32 B92 B84 B34 B70
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B47 B48 B21 B44 B30
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B47 B48
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A57 A70 A56 A58
 King's Indian (4) 
    E62 E68 E91
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Karpov vs G Needleman, 2005 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   79th Argentine Championship (2004)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Argentinean Championship (2005)

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GASTON NEEDLEMAN
(born Feb-22-1990) Argentina

[what is this?]
He is an IM. Son of Alejandro Needleman.

Wikipedia article: Gast%C3%B3n Needleman


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 50  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. G Needleman vs A Diamant 0-152 2001 Guaymallen PanAM-chJ U12 AbsolutoB32 Sicilian
2. G Needleman vs R Huertas Soris  ½-½38 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
3. G Needleman vs R Costa 1-030 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. B Lugo vs G Needleman 1-035 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB30 Sicilian
5. S Arambel vs G Needleman ½-½54 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoA20 English
6. G Needleman vs M Ripari 1-046 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB32 Sicilian
7. F Restuccia vs G Needleman ½-½19 2003 II American ContinentalB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
8. G Needleman vs H Hernandez 1-032 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
9. G Needleman vs M Villanueva  ½-½65 2004 Campeonato SuperiorB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
10. M Semprevivo vs G Needleman  ½-½46 2004 79th Argentine ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
11. G Needleman vs R Cristobal 1-055 2004 79th Argentine ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. G Needleman vs G Malbran 0-141 2004 79th Argentine ChampionshipB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. J A Rubinetti vs G Needleman  ½-½65 2004 79th Argentine ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
14. G Needleman vs E Julia  0-154 2004 79th Argentine ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. R Maiques vs G Needleman  0-143 2004 79th Argentine ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
16. F Incicco vs G Needleman  0-151 2004 79th Argentine ChampionshipA58 Benko Gambit
17. D Valerga vs G Needleman  ½-½27 2005 American Continental ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. G Needleman vs A Needleman ½-½10 2005 American Continental ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
19. G Needleman vs G Soppe  0-136 2005 Argentinean ChampionshipB02 Alekhine's Defense
20. G Needleman vs Grischuk 0-179 2005 FIDE World CupC53 Giuoco Piano
21. G Needleman vs A Sorin 1-045 2005 American Continental ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
22. P Lafuente vs G Needleman  ½-½83 2005 Argentinean ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. G Needleman vs D Lima  ½-½11 2005 American Continental ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. G Needleman vs J F Pierrot  0-143 2005 Argentinean ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
25. Karpov vs G Needleman 0-196 2005 SimulE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 50  PGN Download
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Sep-23-05  roni.chessman: <At least Karpov shook Needleman's hand>

Haha...Kasparov went Berserk when Radjabov won the "most beautiful game" prize (or was it a different title)

Oct-27-05  vampiero: the point of the spaghetti article was to critisize the catholic church, saying that "He" created everythign we touch and feel and that they have "overwhelming proof" of this. its obviously just a ironic critique of everything that creationistsa are claiming.
Oct-27-05  ChessMan94: Karpov lost a game against Needleman... so what? Karpov should have felt like Capablanca who said something along the lines of: "When I lose a game it is like a millionaire giving a penny to a bum on the streets".

Oct-27-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  jamesmaskell: LOL @ penny to a bum line.
Oct-27-05  likestofork: <cu8sfan> Is this a Franco-American Flying Spaghetti Monster or a Chef Boyardee Flying Spaghetti Monster? Oh, no....is that a schism I smell cooking?
Nov-29-05  Swapmeet: Conspiracy! They obviously paired him against Grischuk to knock him out early and give the rest of the GMs a better chance of winning.
Dec-06-05  malakaboy: can you change the can of tuna into a can of chili beans i am alergic to tuna
Jan-05-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <vampiero: the point of the spaghetti article was to critisize the catholic church, saying that "He" created everythign we touch and feel and that they have "overwhelming proof" of this.>

no, they are not criticizing the catholic church but the creationists who are probably in large part not roman-catholic (catholics are outnumbered in the usa).

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005...

i don't want to start a debate on evolution (and indeed didn't issue a statement). i just want to rectify a small detail.

Jun-03-06  BIDMONFA: Gaston Needleman

NEEDLEMAN, Gaston
http://www.bidmonfa.com/needleman_g...
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Oct-23-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: Nice win by Needleman over Felgaer recently:

[Event "Buenos Aires ARG, Closed GM-A 2006"]
[Site "Buenos Aires ARG"]
[Date "2006.10.11"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Needleman, G."]
[Black "Felgaer, R."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C41"]
[WhiteElo "2427"]
[BlackElo "2591"]
[PlyCount "169"]
[EventDate "2006.10.02"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ARG"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 c6 4. a4 Nbd7 5. Nf3 e5 6. Bc4 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Qe2 a5 9. Rd1 Qb6 10. d5 Nc5 11. Be3 Bg4 12. b3 Kh8 13. h3 Bh5 14. g4 Bg6 15. Ne1 Nfd7 16. Nd3 h6 17. f3 Rad8 18. Nxc5 Nxc5 19. Qf2 Qc7 20. Bxc5 dxc5 21. Rd3 Bh7 22. Rad1 Bg8 23. Kg2 Kh7 24. h4 g6 25. dxc6 bxc6 26. Kh3 Qc8 27. Ne2 Rxd3 28. Rxd3 h5 29. Ng3 Rd8 30. Qd2 Rxd3 31. Qxd3 Kg7 32. Qd2 hxg4+ 33. fxg4 Qd8 34. Qxd8 Bxd8 35. g5 Bh7 36. Kg4 Be7 37. Nf1 Bd8 38. Nd2 Bc7 39. Nf3 Kf8 40. Kg3 Ke7 41. Kf2 Bd6 42. Ke3 Bc7 43. Kf2 Bd6 44. Ke3 Bc7 45. Kd3 Bd6 46. Nd2 f5 47. Nf1 Kf8 48. Ne3 f4 49. Ng4 Bg8 50. Bxg8 Kxg8 51. Ke2 Kf7 52. Kf3 Ke6 53. Nh2 Bc7 54. Kg4 Kf7 55. Nf3 Kg7 56. c4 Bb8 57. h5 Bc7 58. hxg6 Kxg6 59. Nh4+ Kf7 60. Kf5 Kg7 61. Ke6 Bd8 62. Kxe5 Bxg5 63. Nf3 Kg6 64. Kd6 Kh5 65. e5 Kg4 66. Nxg5 Kxg5 67. e6 f3 68. e7 f2 69. e8=Q f1=Q 70. Qe3+ Kg4 71. Kxc6 Qf8 72. Qxc5 Qf3+ 73. Kb5 Qxb3+ 74. Kxa5 Qb8 75. Qb6 Qa8+ 76. Kb4 Kh3 77. c5 Qe4+ 78. Ka5 Qe1+ 79. Ka6 Qe2+ 80. Qb5 Qe6+ 81. c6 Kh2 82. Kb7 Qe4 83. a5 Qe7+ 84. c7 Qe4+ 85. Kb8 1-0

Oct-23-06  ConLaMismaMano: On this recent torunament Needleman was 0.5 points shy of becoming Argentinas youngest GM ever (16 yo), he needed 7.5, but came up second behind Ricardi with 7 points out of 10 rounds (i think).
Nov-22-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: Spanish-language article on the Buenos Aires tournament: http://www.chessbase.com/espanola/n....
Jun-28-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Just saw on the FIDE web-site, he is an IM, (his father just recently joined him as IM too!)

Don't recall when the younger Needleman got his IM title.

Jul-10-08  siggemannen: what happened to this guy?
Jul-10-08  myschkin: http://ratings.fide.com/hist.phtml?...
Jul-10-08  zoren: probably ELO leveled off
Jul-10-08  myschkin: some more games 2007:
http://www.365chess.com/players/Gas...

Jul-20-08  0o0o0o0o0: <siggemannen> Puberty.
Dec-08-08  siggemannen: hehe, that's the downfall of all men!
Dec-08-08  Augalv: This guy seemed promising.
Aug-26-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Been a while, what's going on with with (this/the) kid?? Any tournment updates??
Oct-14-09  tibone: what happened to him?
Feb-06-10  Billy Vaughan: The only way to beat Needleman is with <Gemini Man>'s powers!
Jul-19-10  Augalv: <what happened to him?>

He quit chess.

Aug-14-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: his last tour was in 2007, hope he makes a comeback.
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