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Michael A Brooks
Number of games in database: 129
Years covered: 1979 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2335
Highest rating achieved in database: 2511

Overall record: +59 -32 =38 (60.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B72 B33 B92 B57 B93
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C69 C62 C68 C73 C67
 French Defense (9) 
    C19 C18 C00 C02 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B92 B93 B96 B99 B90
 French Winawer (6) 
    C19 C18
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (5) 
    C69 C68
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (16) 
    E94 E67 E92 E81 E61
 Sicilian (10) 
    B52 B92 B90 B95 B96
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B90 B92 B95 B96
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E40 E34 E25 E42
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C92 C66 C87
 French Defense (4) 
    C15 C01 C02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Brooks vs T Braunlich, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Robson vs M Brooks, 2009 0-1
   M Brooks vs J Veal, 2001 1-0
   M Brooks vs T Patton, 2003 1-0
   M Brooks vs B Dennison Jr, 2001 1-0
   M Brooks vs T Patton, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championship (2009)
   Lone Pine (1981)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2003 NAO - Oklahoma by gauer

   🏆 3rd Thanksgiving Open
   W So vs M Brooks (Nov-24-12) 1-0
   M Brooks vs T Steiner (Jul-22-12) 1-0
   M Brooks vs F Smith (Jul-21-12) 1-0

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(born Apr-17-1961, 59 years old) United States of America

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An original Life Master with at least 300 rated games with a rating at or above 2200, and six times Missouri State champion (and five times runner up on countback, most recently in 2003), Michael Alan Brooks was awarded the title of International Master in 1989. In 1982, he tied for first place in the Midwest Masters Tournament in Chicago, tied for second in the event in 1989, and in 1994, he won the North American Open in Las Vegas.

IM Brooks is a regular player at the Westport Chess Club in Kansas City.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 129  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Brooks vs Kudrin  1-026197980th US OpenA13 English
2. V McCambridge vs M Brooks  1-026197980th US OpenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. M Brooks vs E Richards 1-0121980KansasC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
4. M Brooks vs L Day 0-12819808th World OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
5. A Kuligowski vs M Brooks  0-1461981Lone PineE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. M Brooks vs L Shamkovich ½-½411981Lone PineB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
7. M Brooks vs A Lein  0-1441981Lone PineB15 Caro-Kann
8. Igor Ivanov vs M Brooks  1-0391981Lone PineE92 King's Indian
9. M Brooks vs D J Strauss  1-0411981Lone PineC18 French, Winawer
10. Dzindzichashvili vs M Brooks 0-1631981Lone PineE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. M Brooks vs Y Gruenfeld  0-1361981Lone PineA07 King's Indian Attack
12. J L Arnason vs M Brooks  1-0381981Lone PineB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. J Peters vs M Brooks  ½-½391981Lone PineB50 Sicilian
14. M Brooks vs M Khatena  ½-½50198182nd US OpenB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. M Brooks vs Browne 0-1251982United StatesB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
16. M Brooks vs E Schiller  ½-½5019821st Midwest Masters InvitationalC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
17. A Karklins vs M Brooks  0-1191986Midwest Masters opB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
18. M Brooks vs Bisguier  0-1241986New York OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
19. M Brooks vs N R McDonald 1-0181987St LouisB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
20. D B Gurevich vs M Brooks  ½-½64198816th World OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
21. M Brooks vs Joel Benjamin  ½-½43198816th World OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
22. Igor Ivanov vs M Brooks  1-043198816th World OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
23. E Formanek vs M Brooks 0-1291988STW Open Long BeachC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
24. Kudrin vs M Brooks  ½-½251988National OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
25. Reshevsky vs M Brooks  0-135198816th World OpenE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-16-07  Aleking: Three cheers for IM Brooks!

Thought I would open the kibitz comments on Mike Brooks.

Growing up in KC... He was the Man! Always enjoy looking up his games.

Aug-16-07  DanielBryant: He's still a regular at the Westport Chess Club in Kansas City.
Mar-03-08  parmetd: um 1866? pretty sure thats a typo for 1966. Unless brooks is 142 years old.

But yea I grew up in KC too :) three cheers for KC.

May-14-09  BIDMONFA: Michael A Brooks

BROOKS, Michael A.

Jan-07-10  Klunk: He should have moved to Europe 20 years ago and he would have been a GM. Wasted his best years on worthless open tournaments playing fishes.
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  wordfunph: IM Brooks with victories over Dzindzi, Kuligowski, Reshevsky, McDonald, Rizzitano...a GM-strength maybe.
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  GrahamClayton: Elected to the Missouri Chess Hall of Fame in 2003:

Michael Brooks has been a FIDE International Master since 1989 and has had many of his games published in Chess Life. Space does not permit listing all his accomplishments, but since 1981 he has been the Missouri state champion six times, and lost out on five other occasions due only to tie-breaks. In 1982 Mike tied for first place in the first annual Midwest Masters tournament in Chicago, and in 1989 he tied for second in this event with a score of 5-1/2 to 2-1/2, defeating IGM Eduard Gufeld and drawing with IGM Sergei Kudrin. His performance in this event was the subject of an article in the August, 1989 issue of Chess Life, featuring Michael's picture and two annotated games. He was one of 16 players in the field competing for the 1990 U.S. Championship. In 1994 Mike won the North American Open in Las Vegas, with wins against IGMs Alex Yermolinsky and Smbat Lputian. His highest achieved USCF rating was 2630. In the 2003 Missouri Open Championship Mike scored a last-round draw with IGM Pavel Blatny; this game and his others from that event are annotated in the Winter 2004 issue of the Missouri Chess Bulletin. Mike resides in the Kansas City area and is a supporting member of the Westport Chess Club.

May-29-13  Fiona Macleod: Don't judge the brooks by their beavers.
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  TheFocus: <In chess as in backgammon the game boils down to a race. In chess not only is there the race to queen a pawn but there is also the race of the attack. One more defensive move and there is no more attack or one more advance and there is no defense> - Mike Brooks.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Michael Brooks.

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