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Mark Ginsburg
M Ginsburg 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  

Number of games in database: 214
Years covered: 1974 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2326
Highest rating achieved in database: 2400
Overall record: +74 -69 =68 (51.2%)*
   * 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 (18) 
    A13 A18 A14 A11 A10
 King's Indian (14) 
    E97 E73 E80 E94 E91
 Sicilian (10) 
    B42 B43 B50 B31 B21
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A30 A35 A34
 Sicilian Kan (5) 
    B42 B41 B43
 Semi-Slav (5) 
    D45 D43 D46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (43) 
    B42 B43 B41 B80 B40
 Sicilian Kan (19) 
    B42 B43 B41
 King's Indian (14) 
    E69 E94 E73 E92 E77
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A41 A45 A46 A40 A50
 Robatsch (9) 
 Sicilian Scheveningen (6) 
    B80 B81 B84
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Shahade vs M Ginsburg, 2003 0-1
   P Wolff vs M Ginsburg, 1983 0-1
   M Ginsburg vs J Young, 1990 1-0
   Polgar vs M Ginsburg, 1988 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Marshall CC Winter International (1993)
   2nd Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1978)
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   Naestved Open (1988)
   32nd World Open (2004)
   15th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1991)
   North American op (2003)

   M Ginsburg vs Shamkovich, 1980

   🏆 122nd US Open Irwin
   M Ginsburg vs D Root (Jul-31-22) 1/2-1/2
   G Margvelashvili vs M Ginsburg (Aug-11-21) 1-0
   M Ginsburg vs R Bitoon (Jun-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   M Ginsburg vs A Ivanov (Jun-10-16) 1-0
   M Ginsburg vs J Banawa (Mar-03-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-27-1959, 64 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 9; games 1-25 of 214  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. M Ginsburg vs L Christiansen  1-0451978NCL Washington Plumbers vs Berkeley RiotsA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
4. M Ginsburg vs Seirawan  ½-½791978US Junior ClosedA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
5. Shamkovich vs M Ginsburg ½-½5519782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. M Ginsburg vs Hodgson  ½-½6419782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA14 English
7. Westerinen vs M Ginsburg  1-04019782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
8. M Ginsburg vs P J Sowray  1-02819782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE91 King's Indian
9. A D Martin vs M Ginsburg  ½-½2419782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. M Ginsburg vs J C Henshaw  1-03319782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
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. C Crouch vs M Ginsburg  ½-½2219782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. J Kaplan vs M Ginsburg ½-½601979Berkeley vs DC USCL Telephone MatchE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
15. M Ginsburg vs A Haik  ½-½4619793rd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
16. M Ginsburg vs M Basman 0-16819793rd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
17. P Littlewood vs M Ginsburg  1-04219793rd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE91 King's Indian
18. R C Balinas vs M Ginsburg 0-13319793rd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
19. M Ginsburg vs R Eberlein  1-0151979Maryland Fall CongressB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. M Ginsburg vs Dzindzichashvili  1-0411979Chicago Christmas M/EB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. M Ginsburg vs Dzindzichashvili 0-1391980Philadelphia opA00 Uncommon Opening
22. Alburt vs M Ginsburg 1-0391980Lone PineA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
23. M Ginsburg vs E Ermenkov  ½-½381980Lone PineA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Reshevsky vs M Ginsburg 1-0431980Lone PineE46 Nimzo-Indian
25. R Henley vs M Ginsburg ½-½551980Lone PineE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-16-06  Joshka: This guy is with Bill Paschal for the ICCWebCast today.
May-04-06  Confuse: picture looks like its from the 80's. =)
May-19-06  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 can’t 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 didn’t 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).

Mar-28-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Mark Ginsburg.
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  chancho: As he looks nowadays:

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  perfidious: Wonder whether he still holds the pen as though he were digging with it, curled in that left hand.

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