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Aleksandr Lenderman
Photograph 2011 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 570
Years covered: 2002 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2578 (2580 rapid, 2624 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2636

Overall record: +236 -102 =148 (63.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 84 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (50) 
    B21 B22 B56 B23 B90
 Slav (28) 
    D15 D11 D10 D17 D16
 Nimzo Indian (28) 
    E21 E32 E54 E47 E44
 King's Indian (20) 
    E94 E99 E98 E92 E60
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    E00 A40 E10 D02 A41
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D31 D37 D36 D30 D35
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (51) 
    B12 B18 B13 B10 B11
 Slav (34) 
    D12 D10 D15 D11 D17
 French Defense (26) 
    C11 C07 C16 C02 C18
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    D02 A40 E10 D00 A45
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C69 C64 C99 C84 C68
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D38 D37 D31 D35 D36
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Fridman vs Lenderman, 2010 0-1
   Lenderman vs S Zierk, 2012 1-0
   A Byron vs Lenderman, 2015 0-1
   J Sanjuan vs Lenderman, 2004 0-1
   K Cottrell vs Lenderman, 2006 0-1
   Onischuk vs Lenderman, 2014 0-1
   Lenderman vs Shirov, 2012 1-0
   Lenderman vs K W Troff, 2012 1-0
   Lenderman vs S Berndt, 2012 1-0
   Lenderman vs F Jonker, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   National Open (2012)
   US Championship (2014)
   112th US Open (2011)
   15th Unive Open (2011)
   London Chess Classic (Open) (2014)
   48th World Junior Championship (2009)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   United States Chess League (2008)
   FIDE World Team Championship (2015)
   Isle of Man Open (2016)
   Dutch Open (2011)
   Millionaire Chess (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2003 WYCC (open) U-14 by gauer
   2010 Montreal open by gauer

   Lenderman vs A Lesiege (Mar-08-17) 0-1, rapid
   E Oussedik vs Lenderman (Mar-08-17) 0-1, rapid
   Lenderman vs M Leskovar (Feb-22-17) 1-0
   Lenderman vs P Garcia Cardenas (Feb-22-17) 1-0
   S Macagno vs Lenderman (Feb-22-17) 0-1

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(born Sep-23-1989, 27 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Grandmaster from Brooklyn. Winner of the 2005 Boys Under-16 title at the World Youth Chess Championship. In 2007, he won the USCF National High School (K-12) Chess Championship. He won first place (after tiebreaks) at the 112th US Open (2011), and first place (again after tiebreaks) at the 2015 World Open. He tied for share of 2nd-3rd with Anton Kovalyov but behind Emilio Cordova at the 2016 Americas Continental championship.

References / Sources:

(1) (USCL), (2) (audio podcast interview with Ben Johnson from February, 2017).

Wikipedia article: Aleksandr Lenderman

Last updated: 2017-04-16 15:14:40

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 570  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Kurtzman vs Lenderman  1-046 2002 USA-chT Amateur EastB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. Lenderman vs J Sarkar  ½-½47 2002 New York Masters 32ndB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. Lenderman vs J Bonin  0-152 2003 New York Masters 46thB10 Caro-Kann
4. Lenderman vs M Chetverik  ½-½22 2003 FSIM AugustB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. T Bopp vs Lenderman  0-142 2003 Budapest FS08 IMA20 English
6. Lenderman vs A Eisenbeiser  1-043 2003 Budapest FS08 IMB41 Sicilian, Kan
7. L D'Costa vs Lenderman  1-051 2003 Budapest FS08 IME92 King's Indian
8. Lenderman vs D Werner  1-035 2003 Budapest FS08 IMC10 French
9. C Paci vs Lenderman  0-162 2003 Budapest FS08 IME06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
10. Lenderman vs Soos 1-063 2003 Budapest FS08 IMB15 Caro-Kann
11. G Pirisi vs Lenderman  0-158 2003 Budapest FS08 IMC50 Giuoco Piano
12. Lenderman vs J A Nilssen  ½-½36 2003 Budapest FS08 IMB32 Sicilian
13. M Zucchelli vs Lenderman  1-084 2003 Budapest FS08 IME75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
14. Lenderman vs L Eperjesi  1-080 2003 Budapest FS08 IMB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
15. S Farago vs Lenderman  0-159 2003 Budapest FS08 IMC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. Lenderman vs D Berczes  1-032 2003 Budapest FS08 IMB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Lenderman  1-046 2003 Wch U14C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
18. Lenderman vs M Hrabusa  1-061 2003 Wch U14C78 Ruy Lopez
19. Lenderman vs D Lintchevski  ½-½58 2003 Wch U14B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. M Baldauf vs Lenderman  ½-½51 2003 Wch U14C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. Lenderman vs R Panjwani  1-041 2003 Wch U14B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
22. Lenderman vs Kanna T U Navin  1-050 2003 Wch U14C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
23. J Dourerassou vs Lenderman  1-069 2003 Wch U14C42 Petrov Defense
24. Lenderman vs D Larino Nieto  1-068 2003 Wch U14C14 French, Classical
25. E Margolin vs Lenderman  1-075 2003 Wch U14D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 570  PGN Download
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Jun-20-10  JG27Pyth: They need to update Lenderman's bio, he's a GM now... and nearly 2600 as of this writing *June 20 2010, Fide 2598* Ranked 214th among active players world wide. Brooklyn representin'!
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  HeMateMe: <Brooklyn representin'!>

Ron Artest likes to yell "Queensbridge!" when interviewed. Maybe Lenderman can yell "Borough Park!" or "Greenpoint!", to punctuate his interviews?

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  wordfunph: "Thirteen percent of my life is spent on ICC."

- GM Alex Lenderman (Game of Kings by Michael Weinreb)

Oct-12-11  dx9293: Alex won the Open tournament held alongside the Bilbao Final Masters on tiebreeak with 6.5/8, along with GM Ilmars Starostits (Latvia), and FM Alejandro Ruiz Gomez (Spain). 7 GMs and 7 IMs competed in the tournament. First prize was 2,500 Euros.
Nov-01-11  dx9293: After finishing tied 4th-7th place in Hoogeveen (with Nyzhnyk, Grover, and Zherebukh, behind Tiviakov, Ernst, and Van Kampen, Alex is currently tied for the lead in Bad Wiessee (GER), with 4/4. There are 12 other GMs with the same score, in a field of more than 460 players. In Round 5 he has White against L-D Nisipeanu, whose rating has somehow slipped to 2638.

Now at 2581 on the November FIDE Rating List, he has a good chance to return to the 2600 club soon.

I told Alex in August that he should go to Europe and play tournaments for at least four months. He probably didn't go because of my advice, but I'm glad he went and is doing a great job! Go Alex!

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  technical draw: No comments since November last year. They'll be more if Lenderman beats Kamsky today.
Jun-18-12  dx9293: Congratulations to the 2012 National Open Champion!
Oct-29-12  notyetagm: 2/2 start for Lenderman at the Bundesliga this year.

Bundesliga (2012)/Aleksandr Lenderman

Jan-10-13  latviangambit: Alex is an outstanding young man. Lets hope he gets more invites especially given his fairly recent win over A Shirov in St. Pete. and that very nice draw vs Naka in 2012 US Championships.

At the very least the organizers of this years US Ch. should invite GM Lenderman.

Feb-07-13  Mudphudder: Did he drop out of college to become a professional chess player?
Feb-07-13  dx9293: <Mudphudder> Yes.
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  ketchuplover: He's doing well at the current US championship event
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  norami: I vaguely recall a bizarre story about a twelve-year-old girl who stabbed another girl in order to impress Lenderman.
Feb-11-15  Moszkowski012273: Lenderman and Dlugy just had a best of 20 blitz match at Columbia University. Lenderman won it by a good solid three or four games.
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  ketchuplover: He's doing well at the world team championships
Apr-28-15  dx9293: Alex has apparently won the Gold Medal on Board 2 of the World Team Championship with 5/7 ahead of Ivanchuk (who he defeated) among others. In the last round he defeated Lazaro Bruzon (2691), helping USA reach a tie for 4th (with Russia) after being ranked 9th of 10 teams by rating entering the event (no Nakamura, So, or Kamsky...or even Robson for that matter).
Apr-29-15  dumbgai: Nice win against Ivanchuk: Lenderman vs Ivanchuk, 2015
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  HeMateMe: Lenderman is ranked world no. 149, and 15th in the USA. I'm surprised, I thought he was higher than this. He seems to play pretty well in international competitions.


I'm wondering if at some point he can be on an Olympiad team with Caruana, Nakamura and So? Sam Sevian is ranked world no. 306, but has higher potential because he is only 14-15 years old. Sevian is also ranked around 15 in the USA. Perhaps it will be Guam's Roy Robson who joins the big three?

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  Penguincw: Aleksandr Lenderman won the World Open with a score of 7/9 (+5,-0,=4). However, he was tied with Rauf Mamedov on tiebreaks, so there was an Armageddon game, which he won.
Oct-13-15  Moszkowski012273: That game is online somewhere in video and its awesome... Gonna try and find it...
Feb-15-16  WTHarvey: I posted 9 puzzles from chess games of US GM Alex Lenderman @ What wins?
Apr-25-16  epistle: Good luck Lenderman
Apr-26-16  epistle: No shame losing to Caruana and Nakamura for they are the great American players. Good job!
Apr-26-16  Pulo y Gata: He's famous for the Lenderman Dance.
Jun-19-16  PolgarFanGirl: <Pulo y Gata> it's called 'Hit the Lenderman' (yanno, like 'Hit the Quan' but w Alex Lenderman?) anyone get my reference? Lol
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