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Bernard Friend
Number of games in database: 7
Years covered: 1939 to 1999
Overall record: +2 -1 =4 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1919, died Dec-23-2013, 94 years old) United States of America

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Friend vs Fine  ½-½451939ACF Congress (Prelim 2)D70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
2. Yanofsky vs B Friend  0-157193940th ACF Congress. Prelim 3B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. B Friend vs Yanofsky  0-153193940th ACF Congress. ConsolationE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
4. B Friend vs B Lewis  ½-½441999US Amateur Team EastB72 Sicilian, Dragon
5. N Panasenko vs B Friend ½-½241999US Amateur Team EastD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. E Strick vs B Friend  0-1601999US Amateur Team EastD80 Grunfeld
7. B Friend vs L Chipkin  ½-½381999US Amateur Team EastE15 Queen's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-23-05  soberknight: This man is everyone's friend.
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  TheAlchemist: Or he's a St. Bernard - man's best Friend
Jul-11-05  jamesmaskell: With a score like his Im suprized the Kramnik haters arent coming here and calling him a drawmaster!

Range of openings which is good. Anyone know anything about what hes doing right now apart from making friends with other dogs/their owners?

Jul-11-05  LEA 9100: V Good club all members are his FRIEND
Jul-11-05  farrooj: I will B Friend! I will draw most games! Want to Be my Friend?
Jul-16-08  myschkin:
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  wordfunph: you've got a friend!

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  Phony Benoni: Serious question here. I'm currently submitting some games from the 1939 ACF Congress (aka the US Open or the North American Championship; it was a confusing year). One of the players was <Bernard Friend>, from Brooklyn.

Could it possibly be this guy? It's conceiveable that he could still be playing tournament chess after sixty years, but if anyone remembers him as a really old guy I would appreciate the confirmation.

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  Phony Benoni: Could well be the guy. I found this information at

<In 1994, Bernard Friend became a chess master for the first time at the age of 71.>

That would make him 16 at the tournament in 1939, where he finished second in the Consolation Section (behind the even younger Daniel Yanofsky) after drawing with Reuben Fine in the preliminaries. Now, Fine may have been coasting a bit, saving himself for the Finals, but that was still some accomplishment.

Jun-24-12  Everyone: <soberknight> You betcha!
Jun-10-14  NBAFan: RIP Bernard Friend.


(Sorry for not knowing about it until now.)

Dec-30-15  epistle: Best friends forever--
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  perfidious: Perhaps the longest gap between games played here--60 years.

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