Number of games in database: 44
Years covered: 1979 to 1991
Last FIDE rating: 2465
Highest rating achieved in database: 2470
Overall record: +11 -14 =19 (46.6%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Silman vs D Root, 1979 0-1
D Root vs S Rubin, 1991 1-0
D Root vs Silman, 1990 1/2-1/2
D Root vs V J F Pablaza, 1980 1-0
J Hudson vs D Root, 1986 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Lone Pine (1980)
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FIDE player card for Douglas Root
(born Feb-12-1963, 58 years old) United States of America
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|Douglas D. Root was born in Long Beach, California, USA. He was awarded the FM title in 1982 and the IM title in 1988. His wife Alexey Root is also a strong player.|
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|1. D Root vs G Ligterink
|| ||½-½||39||1979||Lone Pine||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|2. D Root vs H C van Riemsdijk
|| ||½-½||39||1979||Lone Pine||A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack|
|3. Soltis vs D Root
|| ||½-½||41||1979||Lone Pine||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|4. Quinteros vs D Root
|| ||1-0||27||1979||Lone Pine||E91 King's Indian|
|5. D Root vs N Weinstein
|| ||½-½||38||1979||Lone Pine||B20 Sicilian|
|6. Silman vs D Root
||0-1||38||1979||Lone Pine||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|7. D Root vs Browne
||½-½||42||1979||Lone Pine||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|8. L Christiansen vs D Root
|| ||½-½||50||1979||Lone Pine||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|9. D Root vs Rajkovic
||0-1||22||1979||Lone Pine||B20 Sicilian|
|10. D Root vs P Biyiasas
|| ||½-½||62||1980||Lone Pine||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|11. Dzindzichashvili vs D Root
||0-1||46||1980||Lone Pine||A05 Reti Opening|
|12. Gheorghiu vs D Root
|| ||1-0||32||1980||Lone Pine||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|13. D Root vs Browne
|| ||0-1||49||1980||Lone Pine||E31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line|
|14. Liberzon vs D Root
|| ||1-0||45||1980||Lone Pine||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|15. D Root vs V Frias Pablaza
|| ||1-0||47||1980||Lone Pine||D05 Queen's Pawn Game|
|16. E Michaelides vs D Root
|| ||0-1||27||1980||Lone Pine||A10 English|
|17. L Christiansen vs D Root
||½-½||76||1980||Lone Pine||A16 English|
|18. D Root vs Reshevsky
|| ||½-½||28||1980||Lone Pine||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|19. J Peters vs D Root
|| ||½-½||45||1981||Lone Pine Open||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|20. D Root vs D H Campora
|| ||1-0||55||1981||Lone Pine Open||D04 Queen's Pawn Game|
|21. H Pfleger vs D Root
|| ||1-0||43||1981||Lone Pine Open||A10 English|
|22. D Root vs L Gutman
|| ||0-1||46||1981||Lone Pine Open||D77 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O|
|23. B M Kogan vs D Root
|| ||½-½||47||1981||Lone Pine Open||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|24. G Sigurjonsson vs D Root
|| ||1-0||39||1981||Lone Pine Open||A05 Reti Opening|
|25. D Root vs D Gurevich
|| ||½-½||54||1981||Lone Pine Open||B20 Sicilian|
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|Feb-12-08|| ||brankat: From Long Beach, CA! Mr.Root must <WannaBe>'s neighbor :-)|
|Aug-14-08|| ||Prugno: He is apparently a university professor of biology, according to some American websites I looked up, and despite having played no tournament chess at all in the past 10 (!) years, this IM just came in 4th with 7.5\9 in the recent US Open, ahead of players such as Yermolinsky. Congratulations, an impressive feat!|
|Aug-14-08|| ||euripides: As long as you haven't dug up your chess knowledge by the roots you can always come back. |
|Mar-02-09|| ||crawfb5: Doug is indeed a professor at the University of North Texas. We were members of the Austin club together for a few years when he was doing postdoctoral work at the University of Texas.|
I played him in one tournament game and lost (of course). I had better success against his wife, Alexey Root. If memory serves, I lost one and drew one.
Btw, when they got paired in tournaments they would usually agree to a quick draw in the interests of domestic tranquility. :-)
|Mar-30-11|| ||GrahamClayton: Academic achievements:
Here is a quick win not in the database:
[Site "Scottsdale, AZ"]
[White "Root, Douglas"]
[Black "Adam, Bill"]
1. e4 c5 2. b3 b6 3. ♗b2 ♗b7 4. ♘c3 ♘c6 5. f4 e6 6. ♘f3 ♘f6 7. e5 ♘d5 8. ♘xd5 exd5 9. d4 d6 10. ♗b5 a6 11. ♗xc6+ ♗xc6 12. O-O f6 13. exf6 gxf6 14. dxc5 dxc5
click for larger view
15. ♘g5 1-0
Source: Bill Wall, "500 Sicilian Miniatures", Chess Enterprises Inc, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 1983.
|Apr-15-11|| ||FSR: Surely we should be able to make a good Root pun. Root of All Evil? Root Beer? Rooted Out?|
|Apr-15-11|| ||Phony Benoni: I will certainly root for you. Root-a-toot-toot.
I must send in the game he won vs. Anatoly Lein at the 1978 US Open.
|Mar-29-12|| ||cjrubiks: He was actually one of the "West Covina Whiz Kids" in the early to mid 70s, along with Perry Youngworth, and I think, one other, whose name escapes me. The West Covina club was one of the strongest in SoCal at the time, and regularly hosted some very competitive tournaments.|
|Apr-27-15|| ||whiteshark: "Back in the 80's, I [ Cyrus Lakdawala ] asked my friend <IM Doug Root> why he played Classical French rather than the Winawer. He answered: <"I like my dark squares!">"|
- Cyrus Lakdawala The Classical French - move by move
|Apr-28-15|| ||offramp: √64|
|Apr-22-18|| ||wrap99: I remember Doug when he was about 13 or 14, a strong junior. He is now an academic, I think not biology but some engineering field. (Maybe some bio-engineering.) A very bright, quiet kid. Not the only good young chess player who has gone on to accomplish things outside of chess.|
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