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David Lucky
Number of games in database: 22
Years covered: 1984 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2286
Highest rating achieved in database: 2335
Overall record: +5 -12 =5 (34.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-07-1960, 60 years old) United States of America

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FIDE master David Lucky. David's Grandfather was a famous international lawyer, who spelled his last name as Glucksman, and then changed the spelling to Gliksman, when immigrating from Germany. Early games were shown as David Gliksman. (The root word Glück is German for luck.)

Last updated: 2018-05-03 14:52:24

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Kopec vs D Lucky  1-0281984Anaheim LabateC07 French, Tarrasch
2. D Lucky vs Igor Ivanov  0-1181984AnaheimB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
3. V Zaltsman vs D Lucky 0-1371985New York OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
4. Joel Benjamin vs D Lucky  1-0261987American opE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
5. D Lucky vs Silman 0-1461988Software Toolworks opE41 Nimzo-Indian
6. Deep Thought vs D Lucky 1-0301988Long BeachC16 French, Winawer
7. D Lucky vs S Rubin  0-1441991US opA35 English, Symmetrical
8. D Lucky vs D B Gurevich 1-0331991mem Day op SE10 Queen's Pawn Game
9. D Lucky vs Browne 1-048199596th US OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Yermolinsky vs D Lucky  1-026199596th US OpenE17 Queen's Indian
11. D Lucky vs T Bardwick ½-½1431995Colorado OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
12. M Kagan vs D Lucky 0-137199937th Doeberl CupC10 French
13. D Lucky vs N Szuveges  1-025199937th Doeberl CupB40 Sicilian
14. A H Wohl vs D Lucky  ½-½29199937th Doeberl CupA04 Reti Opening
15. D Lucky vs T Reilly  ½-½38199937th Doeberl CupB08 Pirc, Classical
16. D Lucky vs E Levi  ½-½60199937th Doeberl CupE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
17. M Weeks vs D Lucky  ½-½47199937th Doeberl CupC05 French, Tarrasch
18. D Lucky vs A Allen  0-156199937th Doeberl CupB50 Sicilian
19. J Banawa vs D Lucky 1-0402005IBAR InvD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. V Akobian vs D Lucky 1-0212005Santa Monica IBARE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. E Sevillano vs D Lucky 1-02820121st Auburn Power OpenC02 French, Advance
22. T Gareyev vs D Lucky  1-032201222nd North American OpenD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
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  whiteshark: Exactly my words!
Dec-31-08  dzechiel: If this is "David Lucky", formerly "David Glicksman", then I know this player well. A very nice guy and a fierce competitor.
Dec-31-08  Travis Bickle: Ya know what I always say. Id rather be Lucky Than Good! Travis
Apr-13-09  Dredge Rivers: If this is David Lucky, I have a message for him.


Apr-20-09  Dredge Rivers: Yes, he beat me once, but he was just Lucky!
Aug-05-12  e4 resigns: I foresee a trillion bad puns...
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  perfidious: He could always have a go with this player: Marc Dogge.

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  andrewjsacks: Capablanca said the good player is always lucky....
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  andrewjsacks: <dzechiel> is correct. Very nice guy and a tough opponent indeed. Perhaps this is that David; should become clear with a little research.
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  GrahamClayton: Why did he change his surname?
Jan-13-15  Ferari: His surname was originally spelled Glücksman by his grandfather in Germany. The German word Glücks is translated in English as Lucky. He just updated the spelling since he lives in an English speaking country.
Mar-27-15  zanzibar: When did he change his name?
Mar-27-15  zanzibar: Is this he?

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  TheFocus: With his score here, he ain't too lucky.
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  alexmagnus: It's better to be David Lucky than Daniel Good, as Capa allegedly used to say :)
Mar-27-15  zanzibar: It's too bad an <Advanced Search> on <CG> for <Gliksman> doesn't provide a hint that this player might be a match...

Early 1985 mention of him as "chessmaster" from NJ:

Mar-27-15  zanzibar: Khachiyan,M (2462) - Lucky,D (2335)
IBAR Inv Santa Monica USA (2), 24.02.2005

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Qd7 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 b6 7.Qg4 f5 8.Qg3 Ba6 9.Bxa6 Nxa6 10.Ne2 0-0-0 11.a4 Nb8 12.a5 Nc6 13.axb6 cxb6 14.0-0 Na5 15.Rxa5 bxa5 16.Ba3 Kb7 17.Nf4 Nh6 18.c4 dxc4 19.Rb1+ Ka6 20.Nd3 Rc8 21.Nc5+ Rxc5 22.Bxc5 f4 23.Qc3 Qa4 24.Qb2 Qd7 25.Qa2 Qd5 26.Qa4 1-0


Mar-27-15  zanzibar: Chessatwork has a few interesting games that are maybe missing from here:

[Event "New York op"]
[Site "New York"]
[Date "1985.??.??"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Gliksman, David N"]
[Black "Byrne, Robert E"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2215"]
[BlackElo "2510"]
[ECO "E66"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 O-O 5.g3 d6 6.Bg2 Nc6 7.O-O Rb8 8.d5 Na5 9.Nd2 c5 10.Qc2 a6 11.b3 b5 12.Bb2 e5 13.e4 Ng4 14.h3 Nh6 15.Ne2 f5 16.f4 Nf7 17.Rae1 bxc4 18.bxc4 Rxb2 19.Qxb2 exf4 20.Qa3 fxg3 21.exf5 Bxf5 22.Nxg3 Nh6 23.Nxf5 Nxf5 24.Nf3 Nxc4 25.Qxa6 Nce3 26.Rf2 c4 27.Rfe2 Bh6 28.Kf2 Nxd5 29.Qc6 Qa5 30.Kg1 Be3+ 31.Kh1 Ng3+ 32.Kh2 Nxe2 33.Rxe2 Qc5 34.Qxc5 Bxc5 35.Ng5 Nf4 36.Rc2 d5 37.Ne6 Nxe6 38.Bxd5 Kf7 39.Rxc4 Ke7 40.Re4 Rf6 0-1

I'd maybe do a submission, but I just buzzing through on a research sideline.

Mar-27-15  zanzibar: I guess chessatwork swiped the games from <rhp>

Gliksman shows up as far as 2001, maybe later. He's given credit on a chess teaching video, featuring Dustin Diamond, the chess-playing "Screech(?)" from "Saved by the Bell":

I also wonder if this is another picture of him (from Colorado Chess Assoc):

Mar-27-15  zanzibar: Time to move on to a new topic...

After making the chess video, Dustin then goes on to make a porn video "Screeched – Saved by the Smell".

Who could possibly make this stuff up?

Mar-28-15  zanzibar: Oh, one more. Is his middle name "Neal"?

Apr-23-15  Luceana: I see that he beat 6 time US Champion, and Grand master Walter Browne in a nice game. Very impressive for someone who apparently quit chess, and then became successful in business.
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  TheFocus: Well, he seems to be a very lucky player!
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  Stonehenge: Mikhail Tal simul:

Nov-10-20  cameosis: <zanzibar> yes, middle name is neal:

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