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)
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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|MICHAEL A BROOKS
(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
|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||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|6. M Brooks vs L Shamkovich
||½-½||41||1981||Lone Pine||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|7. M Brooks vs A Lein
|| ||0-1||44||1981||Lone Pine||B15 Caro-Kann|
|8. Igor Ivanov vs M Brooks
|| ||1-0||39||1981||Lone Pine||E92 King's Indian|
|9. M Brooks vs D J Strauss
|| ||1-0||41||1981||Lone Pine||C18 French, Winawer|
|10. Dzindzichashvili vs M Brooks
||0-1||63||1981||Lone Pine||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|11. M Brooks vs Y Gruenfeld
|| ||0-1||36||1981||Lone Pine||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|12. J L Arnason vs M Brooks
|| ||1-0||38||1981||Lone Pine||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|13. J Peters vs M Brooks
|| ||½-½||39||1981||Lone Pine||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. A Karklins vs M Brooks
|| ||0-1||19||1986||Midwest Masters op||B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6|
|18. M Brooks vs Bisguier
|| ||0-1||24||1986||New York Open||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|19. M Brooks vs N R McDonald
||1-0||18||1987||St Louis||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|20. D B Gurevich vs M Brooks
|| ||½-½||64||1988||16th World Open||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|21. M Brooks vs Joel Benjamin
|| ||½-½||43||1988||16th World Open||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|22. Igor Ivanov vs M Brooks
|| ||1-0||43||1988||16th World Open||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|23. E Formanek vs M Brooks
||0-1||29||1988||STW Open Long Beach||C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit|
|24. Kudrin vs M Brooks
|| ||½-½||25||1988||National Open||C53 Giuoco Piano|
|25. Reshevsky vs M Brooks
|| ||0-1||35||1988||16th World Open||E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1|
| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 129
|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.|
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