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Dean Arond
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1992 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 1757
Highest rating achieved in database: 1770
Overall record: +23 -3 =1 (87.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C42 Petrov Defense (6 games)
A51 Budapest Gambit (4 games)
B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4 (2 games)
C46 Three Knights (2 games)

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   D Arond vs NN (2022) 1-0, correspondence
   D Arond vs NN (Nov-21-20) 1-0, blitz
   D Mardov vs D Arond (Sep-02-17) 0-1
   D Arond vs S Acharya (May-28-16) 1-0
   D Arond vs R Murphy (May-23-15) 1-0

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(born Sep-30-1958, 64 years old) United States of America

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Dean Arond is a Chicago player known for his advocacy of offbeat gambits such as the Fajarowicz Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4?!) and the "Daring Damiano" Variation of Petroff's Defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nxe4!?).

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Arond vs C Baumgartner 1-0111992MatchB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
2. D Arond vs J M Wallace 1-0291993Chicago Open U1600E91 King's Indian
3. B Vincent vs D Arond  0-1321993National Open BoosterA51 Budapest Gambit
4. S M Huston vs D Arond  0-1411993Troy Chess ClassicC46 Three Knights
5. D Arond vs A Bensek  1-0351993Troy Chess ClassicD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. M Jagodzinski vs D Arond  0-1501993Troy Chess ClassicC46 Three Knights
7. D Arond vs R Coronel  1-0391993Troy Chess ClassicB08 Pirc, Classical
8. D Arond vs R Houston  1-0531993Troy Chess ClassicD04 Queen's Pawn Game
9. D Arond vs G Simms  0-126199495th US OpenE92 King's Indian
10. D Arond vs T Bogan 1-033199495th US OpenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
11. J Ellis vs D Arond 0-119199542nd North Central OpenC42 Petrov Defense
12. D Arond vs J Delay  0-1161996Chicago Open U1800A46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. D Arond vs J Riddell  1-0302000Central States ClassB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
14. M Aaron vs D Arond 0-1252000Pan-American Intercollegiate Team ChampionshipA51 Budapest Gambit
15. D Arond vs T Thrush 1-0242001National OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
16. S A Silverman vs D Arond 0-1302002Tim Just Winter OpenC42 Petrov Defense
17. D Arond vs E Karklins 0-1512010Chicago ClassC40 King's Knight Opening
18. G McClanahan vs D Arond 0-1182010Midwest Class ChampionshipA51 Budapest Gambit
19. S Schmakel vs D Arond ½-½5720111st North American Amateur OpenC42 Petrov Defense
20. T G Schneider vs D Arond 0-1352012Illinois OpenA51 Budapest Gambit
21. A Sun vs D Arond 0-1802012Illinois OpenC42 Petrov Defense
22. A Adve vs D Arond 0-1242014Bill Wright Saint Louis OpenC42 Petrov Defense
23. D Arond vs R Murphy 1-019201524th Chicago Open U2100B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
24. D Arond vs S Acharya 1-0232016Chicago OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
25. D Mardov vs D Arond  0-1512017Illinois OpenC42 Petrov Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-01-16  deanman58: Dean Arond is known to like many dubious Gambits. But are they really dubious?
Jul-02-16  offramp: Here's an oddity... I am sure that Ludek Pachman said that "the "Daring Damiano" Variation of Petroff's Defense 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nxe4!?" as the bio has it, is quite a playable gambit. What is also good about 3...Nxe4 is that it prevents White from playing his own short-circuiting gambit, the Cochrane Gambit (4.Nxf7). That <is> definitely playable, so why shouldn't 3...Nxe4 be?
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  FSR: <offramp> Inspired by Dean's example, I have played the Daring Damiano in blitz, e.g. NN vs F Rhine, 2017. It does indeed avoid the Cochrane Gambit. Someone played it against me anyway: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nxe4 4.Nxf7?? Qe7! and White could resign.

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