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|Nov-01-09|| ||HeMateMe: Interesting stories above about Lenderman's relationship with fellow players. A lively book, "Kings of New York" describes some of these players, and the new york high school chess scene....and if you end up in Washington Square Park, well, its not the romantic sort of thing described in SFBF, it means you're a hustling chess bum. |
I wonder if he will join the first ranks. At age nineteen, he may not get much better. He'd be smart to take one of those college chess scholarships, I think Texas has a couple of them, maybe Pennslyvania has a couple.
|Jan-03-10|| ||HeMateMe: Lenderman wins the Marshall:
"The club, on West 10th Street in Manhattan, is one of the oldest and, based on its membership, strongest in the country. The club is named after Frank J. Marshall, the United States champion from 1909 to 1936. Marshall was a swashbuckling player, and he would have appreciated many of the games at this year’s tournament.
The field included eight grandmasters and three international masters. The runaway winner was Alex Lenderman, 20, of Brooklyn. The victory capped off a good year for him: He tied for first at the Philadelphia International tournament in late June, and he tied for third at the World Junior Chess Championship in Argentina in the fall.
Based on his performances in 2009, Lenderman qualified for the grandmaster title.
In Round 7 at the Marshall tournament, Lenderman sacrificed his queen against Irina Krush, an international master. It was a speculative combination that should have failed, but Lenderman got away with it."
Lenderman is one of the featured subjects in the book <"Kings of New york",> about the brooklyn high school chess power, Edward R. Murrow High.
|Feb-04-10|| ||wanabe2000: IM Lenderman USA 2560 just defeated
GM Friedman GER 2654 in round 10 to finish 2010 Gibraltar with 7.5/10. A fine performance which should net a GM norm.
|Feb-05-10|| ||mrriddler: Didn't he have the required GM norms months ago? What happened? Pretty sure he has been IM/GM Elect for a longer period than Ray Robson or Robert Hess.|
|Feb-05-10|| ||HeMateMe: In Round 7 at the Marshall tournament, <Lenderman sacrificed his queen against Irina Krush,> an international master. It was a speculative combination that should have failed, but Lenderman got away with it."|
That would be an interesting one to play through, but its not in the data base here. Are club tournaments not deemed important enough to produce games for the database?
|Feb-05-10|| ||dx9293: <mrriddler> FIDE rejected his GM title application because they thought there were "pairing irregularities" in one of the tournaments where he achieved a norm. The funny thing about it is, the pairing irregularities DID NOT involve Lenderman!|
His 4th GM norm was the Marshall Championship, and his 5th norm is the shared first place in Gibraltar (he actually clinched a 9-game norm even before his last game).
|Feb-05-10|| ||dx9293: <HeMateMe> In this case, it was an international tournament with 7 GMs and 4 IMs (counting Lenderman as an IM and not a GM). But yeah, the games should be here.|
|Feb-05-10|| ||HeMateMe: pairing irregularites....would that be a string of whites, against the bottem of the field?|
|Feb-05-10|| ||desiobu: <HeMateMe> I think Lenderman vs. Krush is the 4th game down here: http://main.uschess.org/content/vie...|
|Feb-05-10|| ||HeMateMe: <desiobu> thanks for the directions, I just played through it. Nice combo. Looks like a puzzle from a tactics book. I don't see the finish, though. white has two pieces for the Queen, but there is no mate, and I don't see white picking up any more bodacious material.|
Does anyone see the finishing line for this?
|Feb-06-10|| ||mrriddler: For the Lenderman-Krush game. It's there I think. If Black king moves: 32... Kg7, 33. Nh5+, Kg6 34. Rg8+ is winning material/mate.|
If not: 32...Rf6. 33. Rd8d7! Can't imagine double rooks on seventh being bad here. Although I can't find a win myself after 33...Qb1 defending h7.
Eh, well I think white can win the a-pawn and push his own? Lenderman must have a much more efficient win.
|Feb-06-10|| ||HeMateMe: In the game notes krush said that Lenderman would win more material, thats whey she resigned, but the best line wasn't given.|
She also said that she missed a defensive resource a move or two earlier, her back rank rook is on the wrong file; otherwise AL can't make the Queen sac.
|Feb-26-10|| ||wanabe2000: Alex is playing in the Reykjavik Open. Round three is underway. Live at http://dl.skaksamband.is/mot/2010/M...|
|May-20-10|| ||PhilFeeley: Why isn't the Lenderman-Krush game here?|
|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'!|
|Jun-20-10|| ||HeMateMe: <Brooklyn representin'!>|
Ron Artest likes to yell "Queensbridge!" when interviewed. Maybe Lenderman can yell "Borough Park!" or "Greenpoint!", to punctuate his interviews?
|Oct-04-10|| ||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!
|May-16-12|| ||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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