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Mark Ginsburg
M Ginsburg 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 151
Years covered: 1974 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2326
Highest rating achieved in database: 2400

Overall record: +52 -53 =43 (49.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (13) 
    A13 A18 A14 A16 A11
 Sicilian (9) 
    B42 B21 B56 B43 B31
 King's Indian (8) 
    E97 E73 E80 E91 E94
 Sicilian Kan (5) 
    B42 B41 B43
 English, 1 c4 c5 (4) 
    A30 A35
 Semi-Slav (4) 
    D45 D46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B42 B43 B40 B41 B22
 Sicilian Kan (13) 
    B42 B43 B41
 King's Indian (9) 
    E69 E94 E77 E62 E93
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 A41 A50 A40
 Robatsch (7) 
 Sicilian Scheveningen (5) 
    B80 B81 B84
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Shahade vs M Ginsburg, 2003 0-1
   Judit Polgar vs M Ginsburg, 1988 0-1
   M Ginsburg vs Blatny, 2001 1/2-1/2
   M Ginsburg vs Larsen, 1974 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   32nd World Open (2004)

   M Ginsburg vs L Shamkovich, 1980

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(born Mar-27-1959, 61 years old) Belgium (federation/nationality United States of America)

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International Master (1981), his CG account is: User: nezhmet. His website contains many anecdotes and annotated games from his career. He and Kenneth Regan were two of the stars of the Princeton chess team.

Last updated: 2017-11-09 15:19:39

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 151  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Ginsburg vs Larsen 1-0531974Bent Larsen SimulC53 Giuoco Piano
2. M Ginsburg vs R Costigan 1-0181977USATEA35 English, Symmetrical
3. C Crouch vs M Ginsburg  ½-½2219782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. M Ginsburg vs L Christiansen  1-0451978NCL Washington Plumbers vs Berkeley RiotsA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
5. M Ginsburg vs Seirawan  ½-½791978US Junior ClosedA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
6. L Shamkovich vs M Ginsburg ½-½5519782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. M Ginsburg vs J M Hodgson  ½-½6419782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA14 English
8. H Westerinen vs M Ginsburg  1-04019782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
9. M Ginsburg vs P J Sowray  1-02819782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE91 King's Indian
10. A D Martin vs M Ginsburg  ½-½2419782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. K J Wicker vs M Ginsburg  1-05119782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. M Ginsburg vs G Lambert 1-04619782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE97 King's Indian
13. M Ginsburg vs M Basman 0-16819793rd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
14. R C Balinas vs M Ginsburg 0-13319793rd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
15. M Ginsburg vs R Eberlein  1-0151979Maryland Fall CongressB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. M Ginsburg vs Dzindzichashvili  1-0411979Chicago Christmas M/EB42 Sicilian, Kan
17. M Ginsburg vs Dzindzichashvili 0-1391980Philadelphia opA00 Uncommon Opening
18. Alburt vs M Ginsburg 1-0391980Lone PineA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
19. M Ginsburg vs Ermenkov  ½-½381980Lone PineA07 King's Indian Attack
20. Reshevsky vs M Ginsburg 1-0431980Lone PineE46 Nimzo-Indian
21. R Henley vs M Ginsburg ½-½551980Lone PineE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. M Ginsburg vs V Zaltsman ½-½661980Lone PineB56 Sicilian
23. A Lein vs M Ginsburg 1-0481980Lone PineA48 King's Indian
24. M Ginsburg vs Dusan Rajkovic 0-1431980Lone PineB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. J A Grefe vs M Ginsburg 0-1311980Lone PineC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Joshka: This guy is with Bill Paschal for the ICCWebCast today.
May-04-06  Confuse: picture looks like its from the 80's. =)
Premium Chessgames Member
  nezhmet: Looks like Marshall CC, 23 W 10 St, circa 1981 or 1982.

Too bad the Manhattan CC at Carnegie Hall went defunct.

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  OhioChessFan: <Nezhmet> were you ever GM eligible? I don't know all the rules, but your rating has been at times very high for an IM.
Jul-19-06  samsal27: <nezhmet> You mention that you are a fan of Volokitin. How do you think he will fare in Biel?
Feb-04-07  IMDONE4: <nezhmet> do you remember when that picture was taken?
Aug-11-08  myschkin: . . .

extract from <A personal chess history>:

"The Case of the Board Shaker"

Many players are just bundles of nerves and canít help vibrating and shaking all the pieces and the table (mostly on their time, when they are most immersed in thinking). This would include GM Walter Browne. The action: Huebner often went nuts on these guys, but I for one didnít mind that much. Igor Ivanov, a very mellow soul, would just lean back and tip his chair backwards. The result: kibitzers were always entertained when Walter cycled through postures and expressions in Zeitnot. I believe ex-WC Tigran Petrosian was also a table shaker, and an occasional leg-kicker, in his day. Complaints were not heard - Tigran strategically switched off his hearing-aid! (I believe this anecdote came from his arch-nemesis Viktor Korchnoi).

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Mark Ginsburg.

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