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David Pruess
D Pruess 
Photo courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 126
Years covered: 1997 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2336
Highest rating achieved in database: 2438

Overall record: +35 -46 =25 (44.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 20 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (22) 
    B48 B33 B65 B40 B42
 French Defense (12) 
    C11 C15 C14 C01 C13
 French (7) 
    C11 C13 C10
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (6) 
    B65 B64 B63 B67
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B87 B90 B27 B96 B53
 French Defense (10) 
    C11 C05 C14 C00 C07
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A70 A59 A67 A57 A61
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D44 D43 D45
 French (5) 
    C11 C00
 English (4) 
    A14 A13 A11 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Pruess vs W Shipman, 1998 1-0
   Daniel Gurevich vs D Pruess, 2011 1/2-1/2
   D Pruess vs Y Shulman, 2004 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championship (2008)
   US Championship (2007)
   National Open (2007)
   Berkeley International (2011)
   Cappelle la Grande (2007)
   Cappelle la Grande (2009)

   🏆 45th Biel Masters Open
   A Czebe vs D Pruess (Aug-02-12) 1-0
   M Pavlovic vs D Pruess (Jul-31-12) 1-0
   S Maze vs D Pruess (Jul-28-12) 1-0
   I Khairullin vs D Pruess (Jul-26-12) 1-0
   B Avrukh vs D Pruess (Jul-24-12) 1-0

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(born Sep-05-1981, 36 years old) United States of America

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He is an IM.

References: (1) (podcast interview Ben Johnson in June 2017).

Last updated: 2017-06-20 13:30:55

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 126  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Schiller vs D Pruess 1-0331997Berkeley (People's)B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. D Pruess vs E Schiller 1-0311998Mechanics MastersB07 Pirc
3. D Pruess vs W Shipman 1-0401998Mechanics MastersC37 King's Gambit Accepted
4. Yermolinsky vs D Pruess  1-0312000Frisco MastersD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. A Cela vs D Pruess  1-0662000Val Zemitis IMB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
6. D Pruess vs D Zilberstein  0-1292000Guthrie McLain MemorialB01 Scandinavian
7. D Pruess vs K Hills 0-1402000Guthrie McLain MemorialC11 French
8. V Nambiar vs D Pruess  1-0672001American OpenA13 English
9. M Purcell vs D Pruess  0-1422001American OpenC11 French
10. D Pruess vs Ron Perez  0-1372001American OpenB40 Sicilian
11. D Pruess vs R Richard  1-0452001American OpenB40 Sicilian
12. D Pruess vs T Abrahamyan  1-0412001American OpenC01 French, Exchange
13. M Langer vs D Pruess  1-0342001American OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
14. D Pruess vs D Kerman  1-0602001American OpenB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
15. D Pruess vs B Kreiman  0-1382002World op 30thB42 Sicilian, Kan
16. D Pruess vs W J Aramil  1-0312002Lindsborg Rotary opB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
17. D Pruess vs Fedorowicz  ½-½452003US Championship 2003B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. Kudrin vs D Pruess  1-0462003US Championship 2003C05 French, Tarrasch
19. A Lein vs D Pruess 1-0782003US Championship 2003A07 King's Indian Attack
20. D Pruess vs A Pixton  0-1452003US Championship 2003A80 Dutch
21. Ashley vs D Pruess  ½-½362003US Championship 2003B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
22. D Pruess vs Lapshun 0-1342003US Championship 2003B98 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. D Pruess vs Y Shulman  1-0582004Foxwoods op 6thD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. D Pruess vs M Aigner  1-0322004Mark Pinto IMC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. D Pruess vs Yermolinsky  0-1392005East Bay Chess Club GMB42 Sicilian, Kan
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 126  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-02-07  pawnofdoom: He's on his way to becoming a grandmaster! I believe he just got a norm recently.
Jan-04-08  dbquintillion: Just tied for 1st with Nakamura at the North American Open.
Jan-03-09  Edwin M: This guy recently played an awesome 22 move Cochrane Gambit at the 2008 Berkeley International. See link.

Oct-11-09  akapovsky: I just played this guy 10 minutes ago in a 5 minute game with 2 second increment and drew!at
Mar-04-11  Llawdogg: Why isn't the Cochrane Gambit game in the database? Edwin's link does not work.
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  Shams: <Llawdogg> Pruess' superb game is annotated here:


Apr-06-11  Llawdogg: Thanks Shams, good link.

Now, we just have to figure out how to get that excellent game into this database.

Nov-24-11  waustad: I think these are the moves:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nxf7 Kxf7 5. Nc3 Be7 6. d4 c5 7. Bc4+ Kf8 8. d5 a6 9. a4 Nbd7 10. f4 Ne8 11. O-O Bf6 12. Be3 Qe7 13. Qd3 Bxc3 14. bc Nef6 15. e5! de 16. d6! Qe8 17. fe Qxe5 18. Rae1 Nb6 19. Bf4 Qf5 20. d7! Qxd3 21. Re8+!! Nxe8 22. Bd6 mate!

Nov-24-11  waustad: This version of David Preuss vs Dale Haessel Berkeley 2008 passed the Sigma chess test:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nxf7 Kxf7 5. Nc3 Be7 6. d4 c5 7. Bc4+ Kf8 8. d5 a6 9. a4 Nbd7 10. f4 Ne8 11. O-O Bf6 12. Be3 Qe7 13. Qd3 Bxc3 14. b2xc3 Nef6 15. e5! d6xe5 16. d6! Qe8 17. f4xe5 Qxe5 18. Rae1 Nb6 19. Bf4 Qf5 20. d7! Qxd3 21. Re8+!! Nxe8 22. Bd6#

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Aug-08-13  ketchuplover: For your perusal...

Oct-07-13  ketchuplover: has bought
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  whiteshark: Here's the link to his YT channel:
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  MissScarlett: Isn't this the guy who played <Darth Vader>?
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  offramp: <MissScarlett: Isn't this the guy who played <Darth Vader>?>

He might have done, but the game is not in the database.

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  WannaBe: If you pay attention to his right hand in the photo, he is using the mind-trick on his opponent, while setting up the board.

The guy <IS> good.

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