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Dennis Monokroussos
D Monokroussos 
Photo courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 30
Years covered: 1987 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2263
Highest rating achieved in database: 2327

Overall record: +6 -6 =6 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 12 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (8) 
    B30 B48 B40 B20 B62
With the Black pieces:
 King's Pawn Game (4) 
    C40
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   D Monokroussos vs L Barcarola, 1999 1/2-1/2
   Yudasin vs D Monokroussos, 2002 0-1
   D Monokroussos vs A Hagesaether, 2000 1-0
   D Monokroussos vs M Podobnik, 2003 1-0

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DENNIS MONOKROUSSOS
(born Aug-31-1966, 54 years old) United States of America

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FIDE Master

Wikipedia article: Dennis Monokroussos


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Monokroussos vs J S Burke  ½-½361987Midwest Masters opE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
2. D Monokroussos vs K Noren  1-0471987Midwest Masters opA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
3. M Ginsburg vs D Monokroussos  ½-½151987Midwest Masters opB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
4. L Quigley vs D Monokroussos  0-1291987Midwest Masters opA52 Budapest Gambit
5. K G Shirazi vs D Monokroussos  1-0191987Midwest Masters opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. D Monokroussos vs L Filatov  ½-½13199826th World OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. D Monokroussos vs P Hummel  ½-½14199826th World OpenE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
8. Miles vs D Monokroussos  1-0661999US op 100thA12 English with b3
9. D Monokroussos vs L Barcarola ½-½541999US Amateur Team EastC46 Three Knights
10. Joel Benjamin vs D Monokroussos  1-0501999US Amateur Team EastB01 Scandinavian
11. D Monokroussos vs C Landenbergue  1-0362000Oz.com qual blitzB20 Sicilian
12. D Monokroussos vs A Hagesaether 1-0452000Oz.com qual blitzC00 French Defense
13. D Ottosen vs D Monokroussos  0-1642000Oz.com qual blitzC26 Vienna
14. A Pixton vs D Monokroussos  0-1722000Oz.com qual blitzA51 Budapest Gambit
15. D Monokroussos vs Psakhis  0-1322000Oz.com qual blitzB40 Sicilian
16. Shcherbakov vs D Monokroussos  ½-½392000Oz.com qual blitzA14 English
17. D Monokroussos vs Dlugy  0-1502000Oz.com qual blitzB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
18. D Monokroussos vs A Alekseyenko  ½-½562000USA-chT Amateur EastC24 Bishop's Opening
19. Yudasin vs D Monokroussos 0-1562002New York Masters 18thC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
20. Chris Evans vs D Monokroussos  0-1442003Internet Section 14-AC28 Vienna Game
21. D Monokroussos vs A Dekker 1-0422003Internet Section 14-AB30 Sicilian
22. T Gelashvili vs D Monokroussos  1-0522003Internet Section 14-AC40 King's Knight Opening
23. D Monokroussos vs Kanep  ½-½472003Internet Section 15-AB50 Sicilian
24. D Monokroussos vs M Podobnik  1-0262003Internet Section 15-AB02 Alekhine's Defense
25. D Monokroussos vs B Shterenberg  1-0572003Internet Section 15-AB30 Sicilian
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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May-08-10  jkd138: Dennis is the most self-conceited, arrogant person I have ever met BY FAR.

He only respects players based on chess skill. If your rating is below 400 points from his, he will not respect you (99% of the time).

You may not be able to detect his HUGE ego problem by his videos but that's ONLY because in the case better players than him are listening in.

Dec-29-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: < jkd138: Dennis is the most self-conceited, arrogant person I have ever met BY FAR. >

You attack him but don't give your own name. That is called cowardice.

Dec-29-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: Regardless, he does some very interesting videos on Chess from which I learnt a lot.
Dec-29-11  parmetd: As someone who has housed Dennis, I can say Mr jkd138 is speaking out his -----.
Dec-29-11  James Bowman: <jkd138> Was a one time troll, I wouldn't take it too serious guys.

<parmetd> Just curious are you a Hoosier by chance as I know Dennis hails from the South Bend Indiana region.

Dec-29-11  parmetd: I live in a Chicago suburb but I invited Dennis to play in one tournament that I ran. He stayed with me. Also, I have had dinner with him and Jim Dean many times when they participated in norm tournaments run by Sevan in Skokie, IL.

I also donate to Dennis' blog yearly because I appreciate the work he does and I do not want him to stop.

Are you a Hoosier?

Dec-31-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: His videos are great and that is not only his own games. I learnt a lot from his own games, US and other games, and the way he got the watcher to stop and work out the moves.

Haven't met him as he is in the US ...

But whatever, give credit where credit is due.

Aug-31-20  botvinnik64: Happy Birthday, Dennis! Worked w this Great Guy at Chess-in-the-Schools in NYC. What a star, great teacher!
Sep-01-20  JimNorCal: Hi Wikipedia page says "This biography may not meet our standard for notability."
Sep-01-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Being a FIDE Master hardly qualifies one as a candidate for a page on Wikipedia; if I thought it worth the time, I would propose to have the page deleted.
Sep-02-20  Damenlaeuferbauer: Excuse me, <perfidious>, but this is unworthy censorship!
Sep-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Having this player page removed from Wikipedia is wrong? Really? What is so overwhelmingly notable about this player, someone not that much stronger than I was in our playing days, when IMs cannot even get pages over there?
Sep-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: Or if Wikipedia won't take his page down. you could submit one for yourself!
Sep-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jambow: <Having this player page removed from Wikipedia is wrong? Really? What is so overwhelmingly notable about this player, someone not that much stronger than I was in our playing days, when IMs cannot even get pages over there?>

So what if the guy has a page is the Wikipedia hard drive full? Don't read it if that bothers you someone else obviously is interested.

Sep-03-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: Hey, this guy's so notable he's been CG's player of the day four days in a row!
Sep-03-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Maybe I am in error, and the Wikipedia page should stand. (rolls eyes)
Sep-05-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jambow: <Check It Out: Hey, this guy's so notable he's been CG's player of the day four days in a row!>

Was going for first player of the week, not bad for a FIDE Master...

Sep-05-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jambow: <perfidious: Maybe I am in error, and the Wikipedia page should stand. (rolls eyes)>

In error no more like in envy. Make up an alias and make yourself a Wikipedia page if that is what ails you... Maybe Dennis will come to cg.com and protest (chuckles)

Sep-05-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Dionysius1>, I have less than no desire to create a page, or see one for myself, this side of being a top pro--that sort of thing holds no interest for me. Flying under the radar is more my bag.

<jammer: In error no more like in envy....>

Look up projection in the dictionary--there is one definition which suits you, down to the ground.

<....Make up an alias and make yourself a Wikipedia page if that is what ails you...>

See above.

Capisce?

Sep-05-20  optimal play: I looked up "Alan Shaw" in Wikipedia and three entries came up:

Alan Shaw (footballer) (born 1923), Australian rules footballer
Alan Shaw (bowls), represented Jersey at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
Alan Shaw (chess), formerly mediocre chess player, now card shark

Sep-05-20  Granny O Doul: <Hey, this guy's so notable he's been CG's player of the day four days in a row!>That's just a natural evolution. It's the same process by which April Fools' Day becomes April Fools' week.
Sep-06-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jambow: <optimal play> Lol he he.
Sep-06-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Two humourless prigs have created their own shiny echo chamber.

How lucky are we.

Sep-07-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jambow: <humourless prigs> he he he calm down Karen...
Sep-07-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: <Granny O Doul:

<CIO: Hey, this guy's so notable he's been CG's player of the day four days in a row!>

That's just a natural evolution. It's the same process by which April Fools' Day becomes April Fools' week.>

A most entertaining tail of tomfoolery.

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