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Kenneth McDonald
Number of games in database: 122
Years covered: 2003 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2049
Overall record: +61 -53 =8 (53.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1963) United States of America

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 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 122  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K McDonald vs M Fossataro  0-1282003Internet Section 14-AB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. J Mottonen vs K McDonald  0-1182003Internet Section 14-AA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
3. M Erdogdu vs K McDonald  1-0282003Internet Section 14-AB32 Sicilian
4. Tulio Lamego Jaudy vs K McDonald  1-0392003Internet Section 14-AB24 Sicilian, Closed
5. N Adams vs K McDonald  1-0332003Internet Section 14-BD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. J Gonzalez Cueto vs K McDonald  ½-½462003Internet Section 14-BD05 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Ernesto Loncomilla S vs K McDonald  0-1422003Internet Section 14-BB32 Sicilian
8. K McDonald vs D Fernando  0-1332003Internet Section 14-BB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
9. K McDonald vs M Erdogdu  0-1532003Internet Section 14-BB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
10. Jens Petter Tronds vs K McDonald  ½-½602003Internet Section 14-AB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. L Helm vs K McDonald  ½-½722003Internet Section 14-AB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. K McDonald vs J Perkins 1-0272003Internet Section 14-BC20 King's Pawn Game
13. K McDonald vs S Maluendres  1-0342003Internet Section 14-AB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
14. K McDonald vs P Danek  ½-½672003Internet Section 14-AB07 Pirc
15. K McDonald vs U Kletzel  1-0632003Internet Section 14-AB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
16. K McDonald vs R Damaso  0-1532003Internet Section 15-BB56 Sicilian
17. K McDonald vs A Febo  1-0432003Internet Section 15-BC20 King's Pawn Game
18. K McDonald vs Sergio Alvarez Ilado  1-0272003Internet Section 15-BC44 King's Pawn Game
19. K McDonald vs S Quesada  1-0362003Internet Section 15-BB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
20. K McDonald vs A Bottino 1-0542003Internet Section 15-AB32 Sicilian
21. Wojtkiewicz vs K McDonald  1-0272003Internet Section 15-BE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
22. K McDonald vs M Barreira 1-0502003Internet Section 15-AC20 King's Pawn Game
23. L Helm vs K McDonald  1-0372003Internet Section 15-AB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. Rodriguez vs K McDonald  0-1392003Internet Section 15-BB32 Sicilian
25. J de Boni vs K McDonald  0-11012003Internet Section 15-BB32 Sicilian
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 122  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-27-07  Whitehat1963: Wow! Amazing record this guy has against a bunch of nobodies.
Apr-17-08  wolfmaster: <Whitehat1963> I don't know about you, but I'm lovin' it!
Apr-18-08  whiteshark: <Whitehat1963: Wow! Amazing record this guy has against a bunch of nobodies>

Indeed, he simply cut out the ELO; and at the very least the <Internet Section> tournaments were blitz games.

Now lets talk about quality standards....:D

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  Sneaky: I know this guy!!! I met him at a chess park in Miami where he hustled me out of a few bucks. I used to be real good friends with him now he's moved to Baltimore so I haven't seen him in years.

Kenny is a MONSTER at blitz chess. He can beat anybody anytime if he's in the right form. If he played Nakamura I would put money on Kenny if I got some fair odds. I'm serious, he's THAT good. OTB he's a strong master, but at blitz chess he is a freaking MACHINE. Seeing him convert a pawn-up rook ending with only 5 seconds left on his clock is truly a thing of beauty.

If you play through his games, keep slapping the "next" button as fast as you can when it's Kenny's move, and then you'll get the flavor for how his games are really played. He doesn't think on his time, he thinks on his opponent's time.

He's the only blitz player that I've ever met who can play using those old Quartz clocks (the black blocky ones USCF used to sell) and slap the button so quickly that it doesn't register any time at all. (You see, the way they used to make the clocks, if less than one second has elapsed then your clock stands perfectly still.) He used that trick to beat me in a few games where he had 15 seconds to my 5 minutes. At the end of the game my king was checkmated and he still had the same 15 seconds he started with.

But he's not really a chess hustler -- after emptying my pockets at chess (only a few bucks), he took his winnings and bought a six-pack of beer which he was then kind enough to share with me. Then we went back to play more chess. The start of a great friendship.

By the way, I happen to know that he is friends with Alberto and Daniel as well, which explains why CG might have bent their standards a little bit when including his games. But if you knew Kenny like I know Kenny, you'd admit he deserves a page too.

If you're out there reading this Kenny, I raise a beer in toast to you! Cheers! -- Sneaky

Jan-31-19  Hailelmo: Kenny got me interested and practically coached me at chess, cool guy to drink with.

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