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John Fedorowicz
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  

Number of games in database: 1,203
Years covered: 1974 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2413
Highest rating achieved in database: 2634
Overall record: +403 -213 =575 (58.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 12 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (110) 
    B42 B52 B32 B62 B90
 King's Indian (68) 
    E73 E94 E62 E75 E92
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C92 C91 C80 C65 C86
 Modern Benoni (36) 
    A57 A70 A56 A60 A62
 Queen's Indian (30) 
    E12 E15 E17
 Queen's Gambit Declined (27) 
    D30 D35 D37 D38 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (226) 
    B57 B33 B22 B52 B62
 King's Indian (96) 
    E92 E97 E98 E60 E81
 Modern Benoni (64) 
    A57 A58 A59 A61 A70
 Benko Gambit (47) 
    A57 A58 A59
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (34) 
    B62 B60 B67 B64 B69
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    A46 A40 A45 D02 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fedorowicz vs S Brower, 1994 1-0
   L Henry vs Fedorowicz, 2011 0-1
   P Peelen vs Fedorowicz, 1990 0-1
   A Luczak vs Fedorowicz, 1979 0-1
   Fedorowicz vs Benjamin, 1976 1-0
   Fedorowicz vs M Bengtson, 1997 1-0
   J Sarkar vs Fedorowicz, 2005 0-1
   Fedorowicz vs K Leung, 2001 1-0
   Fedorowicz vs R Finegold, 1992 1-0
   Fedorowicz vs J Silman, 1989 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Regency Masters (1981)
   New York Open (1989)
   Hoogovens-B (1990)
   Mexico City Latin American Cup Open (1991)
   Hoogovens-B (1988)
   Mexico City (1978)
   93rd US Open (1992)
   Buenos Aires Najdorf (1991)
   Dortmund (1986)
   United States Championship (1984)
   United States Championship (1992)
   Reykjavik Open (1986)
   New York GHI (1977)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   US Championsip 1987 by Phony Benoni
   Pan-Pacific GM Tournament, San Francisco 1991 by wanabe2000
   1990 Wijk Aan Zee (group B) by gauer
   US Championship 1991 by suenteus po 147
   US Championship 1991 by Phony Benoni

   🏆 49th Annual World Open
   N Theodorou vs Fedorowicz (Jul-05-21) 1/2-1/2
   Fedorowicz vs V Akopian (Jul-03-21) 1/2-1/2
   Fedorowicz vs Xiong (Jul-25-14) 1/2-1/2
   Fedorowicz vs Sevian (Jul-23-14) 1-0
   Fedorowicz vs G Meier (Sep-01-13) 0-1

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(born Sep-27-1958, 64 years old) United States of America

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John Peter Fedorowicz was born in 1958 in New York City. He was awarded the IM title in 1978 and the GM title in 1986. He was 1st at the 1981 U.S. Open, 3rd= at the 1984 US Championship, 2nd= at Hastings 1984-85, 2nd= at Dortmund 1986, 1st at Cannes 1987, 1st at Sesimbra 1987, 3rd at the US Championship 1987, 1st at the 1989 New York Open, and 1st at Wijk aan Zee 1990. He lost a short match with Maxim Dlugy in 1984, won a short match against Irina Krush in 1998, and represented the US in the 1986 Olympiad at Dubai.

Wikipedia article: John Fedorowicz

 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,203  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Curdo vs Fedorowicz 1-0261974Boston OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. Fedorowicz vs R Eberlein 0-1411976National Chess LeagueA00 Uncommon Opening
3. Shamkovich vs Fedorowicz  1-0401976USAB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. Fedorowicz vs O Popovych 1-0301976New YorkB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. M Rohde vs Fedorowicz  0-1351976Lone PineB06 Robatsch
6. A Bisguier vs Fedorowicz  1-0401976Lone PineA40 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Fedorowicz vs J Loftsson  ½-½551976Lone PineA00 Uncommon Opening
8. Fedorowicz vs A Saidy  ½-½741976Lone PineA00 Uncommon Opening
9. J Silman vs Fedorowicz 1-0451976Lone PineB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. Fedorowicz vs L D Evans  0-1351976Lone PineA25 English
11. Fedorowicz vs E Martinovsky  0-1511976Lone PineB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
12. J Tisdall vs Fedorowicz  ½-½411976United States Championship (Juniors)A57 Benko Gambit
13. R Henley vs Fedorowicz  1-0521976United States Championship (Juniors)A07 King's Indian Attack
14. Fedorowicz vs M Diesen  0-1421976United States Championship (Juniors)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
15. de Firmian vs Fedorowicz  1-0241976United States Championship (Juniors)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. Fedorowicz vs K Regan  ½-½811976United States Championship (Juniors)A10 English
17. M Rohde vs Fedorowicz  1-0471976United States Championship (Juniors)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. Fedorowicz vs Seirawan 1-0291976United States Championship (Juniors)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. L Day vs Fedorowicz  0-164197613th Canadian OpenB20 Sicilian
20. Fedorowicz vs Benjamin 1-042197677th US OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
21. Lombardy vs Fedorowicz  0-151197677th US OpenB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
22. Fedorowicz vs Shamkovich  ½-½30197677th US OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
23. P Thompson vs Fedorowicz  0-121197677th US OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. A Soltis vs Fedorowicz  1-0221976Goldwater-Marshall TournamentB56 Sicilian
25. Fedorowicz vs E Bone 1-0191977World OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
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  Sneaky: As they say on Wall Street, "Don't fight the Fed!"
Sep-27-12  Riverbeast: <John won the New York Open, back in the day>

<I don't think it was the money, probably a few thousand dollars. It was beating the best USA players and some strong immigrants. Probably the high point of John's career, unless he has big moments in Olympiad play that he ranks highly>

You don't know the half

It was a beautiful thing when John got clear first in the New York Open that year

First of all, he won more than a 'few' thousand dollars

Second of all, it was the strongest New York Open field up until that point.... And maybe one of the strongest big money swisses ever held in the US up until that point

The Russians (Soviets, ex-Soviets, whatever) sent their strongest ever contingent to the NY Open that year....Strong GMs like Smyslov, Ehlvest, Dorfman, Mikhail Gurevich, etc

I think that was also the same New York Open where Gata Kamsky played for the first time, and a young Judit Polgar

Anyway 'Johnny Royale', the New York Boy, ended up taking clear first, ahead of all the strong Russians

The beauty of it was he ended up playing almost every member of the powerful Russian contingent, and didn't lose a single game...I think he played six of them, won four games and drew two (someone should probably look this up for accuracy)

All of us New York playas loved it

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  HeMateMe: Yeah, New York City chess was hot, back than, and this tournament had cache. Perhaps there were fewer big tournaments back then, because the USSR had not yet broken up, and a lot of talent was bottled up behind the iron curtain. Still, as <RB> says, the USSR sent over some good players.

Now that I think about it, the prize money was about $23,000, if memory serves. It must be the US Open of these days, I'm thinking about, where you only get a few thouand for first place.

Fed should stop in here and post, now and then. I suppose like many players, he visits his page incognito, to see what people are writing about him.

Last I heard, he was working with one or more private school in the NYC area as a trainer, to prepare the kids for the national tournament.

Mar-25-15  Pyke: Gm John Fedorowicz playing an online 20 game simul, while giving live commentary

I enjoyed it very much. Having a look at a GM thinking

May-23-15  TheFocus: <Chess is sometimes luck, you know how sometimes you play a tournament and out of nine rounds you get six or seven openings that you don't feel good about – and sometimes you play in a tournament where you've just been working on all the openings you get> - John Fedorowicz interviewed by Jennifer Shahade .
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  diceman: <Pyke: Gm John Fedorowicz playing an online 20 game simul, while giving live commentary>

Wow, what happened to his hair. :)

May-23-15  Howard: The NY Open victory, by the way, was in 1989.
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  diceman: ...back in the day I knew JF.

I remember when he got back from Hastings(77), he wanted to show me his game against Petrosian.

There were no seats available at the local chess club. So he took a vinyl board, some pcs, and sat in the middle of the floor!

To this day, I don't remember anything
he said about the game.
All I was thinking was:
Wow, someone I know played Petrosian.

May-23-15  Howard: According to the Informant, the Fed should have won that game !
May-23-15  N0B0DY: End the Fed!
May-23-15  Granny O Doul: Yeah, the CL report on that tourney quoted Petrosian thus--:Oh my god. Why did he exchange queens?". Which was rather a daring thing for Tigran to say, come to think.
Apr-16-16  N0B0DY: End the Fed!
Sep-27-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, John Fedorowicz.
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  fredthebear: <dangerhump: John was giving free game analysis for players at the Chicago Open this past weekend. He was extremely nice and personable. I took several of my games to him and he gave them a good review even though I wasn't in the top sections.>

The Fed continues to do so. He's a joy to be around.

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  HeMateMe: Fed is 60, does he still play?
Sep-27-18  Castleinthesky: I had the honor of losing to John Fedeorwicz, at a Chess In the Schools benefit in New York City. He is a great guy.
Nov-10-18  wordfunph: from New In Chess magazine 1990 #2..

"I never realized that cooking a good meal is like winning a good chess game. To cook something that people enjoy eating. And also it is relaxing to cook."

- GM John Fedorowicz

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  HeMateMe: fed as a very young guy


seems to have put on a little weight, here with Maurice Ashley


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  perfidious: That early photo appears to have the even younger Seirawan getting ready for battle with Fed.

Met Fedorowicz at Hartford, 1978 as I was sitting down to face my first titled player heads-up (Sal Matera). Had a pleasant chat.

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  moronovich: Investigating the Fed !?
Dec-30-18  siggemannen: <> A Devils' fan, no wonder he's half-hiding the t-shirt
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  perfidious: At least by the time the picture with Ashley was taken, Devils fans had had something to cheer about: at the time of the one above, featuring Fedorowicz as an IM, they had been typical expansion fodder, before and after relocating from Colorado. Gretzky's criticism of Devils comes to mind.
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  louispaulsen88888888: “Throes”, not “throws”.
Jan-09-19  zanzibar: <lp8^8> Throes has an interesting etymology:

<throe (n.)
c. 1200, throwe "pain, pang of childbirth, agony of death," of uncertain origin, possibly from Old English þrawan "twist, turn, writhe" (see throw (v.)), or altered from Old English þrea (genitive þrawe) "affliction, pang, evil; threat, persecution" (related to þrowian "to suffer"), from Proto-Germanic *thrawo (source also of Middle High German dro "threat," German drohen "to threaten"). Modern spelling first recorded 1610s. Related: Throes.>

May-10-22  Albertan: One move at a time:

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