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.
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)
New York op (1990)
Lone Pine (1981)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
2003 NAO - Oklahoma by gauer
🏆 St Louis Winter IM
J Banawa vs M Brooks (Feb-20-17) 1-0
Niemann vs M Brooks (Jun-10-16) 1/2-1/2
M Brooks vs L Bregadze (Nov-29-12) 1/2-1/2
So vs M Brooks (Nov-24-12) 1-0
M Brooks vs T Steiner (Jul-22-12) 1-0
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|MICHAEL A BROOKS
(born Apr-17-1961, 61 years old) United States of America
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FIDE awarded the International Master title to Michael Alan Brooks in 1989. He is a six-time Missouri State champion, and five times was the runner-up on tiebreaks, most recently in 2003. He tied for first place in the inaugural Midwest Masters Tournament in 1982, and tied for second in that event in 1989. He won the 1988 National Open on tiebreaks over GMs Mikhail Tal, Sergey Kudrin, and Leonid Shamkovich, and IMs James Rizzitano and Calvin Blocker. In 1994, he won the North American Open in Las Vegas.
He is a regular player at the Westport Chess Club in Kansas City.
| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 139
|1. M Brooks vs Kudrin
|| ||1-0||26||1979||80th US Open||A13 English|
|2. V McCambridge vs M Brooks
|| ||1-0||26||1979||80th US Open||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|3. M Brooks vs E Richards
||1-0||12||1980||Kansas||C62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense|
|4. M Brooks vs L Day
||0-1||28||1980||8th World Open||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|5. A Kuligowski vs M Brooks
|| ||0-1||46||1981||Lone Pine Open||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|6. M Brooks vs Shamkovich
||½-½||41||1981||Lone Pine Open||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|7. M Brooks vs A Lein
|| ||0-1||44||1981||Lone Pine Open||B15 Caro-Kann|
|8. I Ivanov vs M Brooks
|| ||1-0||39||1981||Lone Pine Open||E92 King's Indian|
|9. M Brooks vs D J Strauss
|| ||1-0||41||1981||Lone Pine Open||C18 French, Winawer|
|10. Dzindzichashvili vs M Brooks
||0-1||63||1981||Lone Pine Open||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|11. M Brooks vs Y Gruenfeld
|| ||0-1||36||1981||Lone Pine Open||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|12. J Arnason vs M Brooks
|| ||1-0||38||1981||Lone Pine Open||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|13. J Peters vs M Brooks
|| ||½-½||39||1981||Lone Pine Open||B50 Sicilian|
|14. M Brooks vs M Khatena
|| ||½-½||50||1981||82nd US Open||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|15. M Brooks vs Browne
||0-1||25||1982||United States||B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5|
|16. M Brooks vs E Schiller
|| ||½-½||50||1982||1st Midwest Masters Invitational||C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense|
|17. M Brooks vs Bisguier
|| ||0-1||24||1986||New York op||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|18. A Karklins vs M Brooks
|| ||0-1||19||1986||Midwest Masters op||B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6|
|19. M Brooks vs N R McDonald
||1-0||18||1987||St Louis||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|20. Kudrin vs M Brooks
|| ||1-0||35||1987||Columbus Cardinal op||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|21. D Gurevich vs M Brooks
|| ||½-½||64||1988||16th World Open||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|22. M Brooks vs Benjamin
|| ||½-½||43||1988||16th World Open||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|23. I Ivanov vs M Brooks
|| ||1-0||43||1988||16th World Open||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|24. E Formanek vs M Brooks
||0-1||29||1988||STW Open Long Beach||C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit|
|25. Kudrin vs M Brooks
|| ||½-½||25||1988||National op||C53 Giuoco Piano|
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|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.|
|Apr-17-10|| ||wordfunph: IM Brooks with victories over Dzindzi, Kuligowski, Reshevsky, McDonald, Rizzitano...a GM-strength maybe.|
|Aug-31-12|| ||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.|
|May-27-15|| ||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.|
|Apr-17-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Michael Brooks.|
|Dec-24-20|| ||FSR: From Robert Byrne's April 5, 1988 <New York Times> column:|
<Six players tied for first place in the National Open Tournament at the Holiday Inn O'Hare in Chicago.
They were the grandmasters Mikhail Tal of the Soviet Union, Sergey Kudrin of Stamford, Conn., and Leonid Shamkovich of Brooklyn; the international masters James Rizzitano of Chicago and Calvin Blocker of Cleveland, and Michael Brooks, a Kansas City, Mo., master.
Each winner scored 5 1/2- 1/2 in the six-round, 380-player, Swiss-system competition and each was awarded a $1,417 slice of the prize fund.
Brooks, in virtue of his superior tiebreak points, also received the Edmondson Cup. This was his first major tournament victory.>
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