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Number of games in database: 360
Years covered: 1962 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2030
Highest rating achieved in database: 2410
Overall record: +126 -138 =96 (48.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Kudrin vs E Formanek, 1994 0-1
E Formanek vs W Heidenfeld, 1973 1-0
E Formanek vs Gheorghiu, 1978 1-0
E Formanek vs M Foisor, 2012 1-0
H MacGrillen vs E Formanek, 1973 1/2-1/2
Dake vs E Formanek, 1976 0-1
E Formanek vs G Stark, 2001 1-0
E Formanek vs F Metz, 1967 1-0
G Simms vs E Formanek, 1967 0-1
Browne vs E Formanek, 1971 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
69th US Open (1968)
Reggio Emilia 1977/78 (1977)
Reggio Emilia 1975/76 (1975)
Marshall Open (1979)
Reggio Emilia 1974/75 (1974)
Aaronson Masters (1979)
Estensi Open (2001)
1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1977)
67th US Open (1966)
Lone Pine (1978)
72nd US Open (1971)
32nd World Open (2004)
Lone Pine (1976)
Hastings 2007/08 (2008)
Politiken Cup (2015)
🏆 Politiken Cup
C F Ekeberg vs E Formanek (Aug-02-15) 1/2-1/2
E Formanek vs S Rosell (Aug-01-15) 1-0
T Rydstrom vs E Formanek (Jul-31-15) 1-0
E Formanek vs M Percivaldi (Jul-30-15) 1/2-1/2
M Helin vs E Formanek (Jul-29-15) 0-1
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Last updated: 2022-02-15 11:54:06
(born May-06-1942, 81 years old) United States of America
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Edward William Formanek was born in 1942 in Chicago Illinois, USA. He won the Massachusetts championship in 1968. He won the Pennsylvania championship in 1984, 1993, 1998, and 2004.
Formanek received a PhD in mathematics from Rice University in 1970. His dissertation was on Matrix Techniques in Polycyclic Groups. He is a professor of mathematics at Pennsylvania State University.
He was awarded the IM title in 1977.
Wikipedia article: Edward W. Formanek
| page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 420
|1. E Formanek vs D Celani
|| ||1-0||20||1962||63rd US Open||E90 King's Indian|
|2. R Byrne vs E Formanek
|| ||½-½||33||1962||63rd US Open||D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|3. E Formanek vs S L Jones
|| ||1-0||52||1962||63rd US Open||E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch|
|4. Lombardy vs E Formanek
|| ||1-0||46||1962||63rd US Open||C83 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|5. E Formanek vs K Burger
|| ||1-0||43||1962||63rd US Open||E97 King's Indian|
|6. E Formanek vs L Szedlacsek
|| ||0-1||34||1962||63rd US Open||D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4|
|7. K Smith vs E Formanek
|| ||½-½||56||1962||63rd US Open||B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4|
|8. E Formanek vs N Leopoldi
|| ||0-1||44||1963||Illinois Open||D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3|
|9. Lombardy vs E Formanek
|| ||1-0||25||1964||65th US Open||D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6|
|10. D Strenzwilk vs E Formanek
|| ||0-1||64||1964||65th US Open||C13 French|
|11. E Formanek vs M Radojcic
|| ||1-0||25||1964||North Central Open||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|12. E Formanek vs K Smith
||0-1||17||1965||66th US Open||D52 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|13. E Zemgalis vs E Formanek
|| ||½-½||19||1966||67th US Open||A02 Bird's Opening|
|14. E Formanek vs A Spiller
|| ||1-0||24||1966||67th US Open||B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|15. D Fritzinger vs E Formanek
|| ||0-1||27||1966||67th US Open||E65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O|
|16. R Byrne vs E Formanek
|| ||1-0||54||1966||67th US Open||D25 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|17. E Formanek vs S Matera
|| ||1-0||35||1966||67th US Open||D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4|
|18. L Jackson vs E Formanek
||1-0||26||1966||67th US Open||C14 French, Classical|
|19. W Goichberg vs E Formanek
|| ||½-½||35||1966||67th US Open||B32 Sicilian|
|20. E Formanek vs I Zalys
|| ||1-0||21||1966||67th US Open||B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation|
|21. A J Ross vs E Formanek
|| ||0-1||26||1967||68th US Open||C16 French, Winawer|
|22. E Formanek vs W Slater
|| ||1-0||39||1967||68th US Open||C13 French|
|23. L Tapper vs E Formanek
|| ||0-1||15||1967||68th US Open||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|24. E Formanek vs Rossolimo
|| ||0-1||39||1967||68th US Open||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|25. E Formanek vs F Metz
||1-0||10||1967||68th US Open||C41 Philidor Defense|
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|Dec-03-05|| ||WMD: A peach shirt with black leather jacket. Interesting.|
|Nov-14-06|| ||PhilFeeley: Ed's a former Canadian who moved to the States. I don't know whether it was to play chess or work at something else. The big gaps in his games dates suggest he's working at something else.|
|Aug-14-07|| ||Maynard5: Ed Formanek is a professor of mathematics at Pennsylvania State University. The university website: www.psu.edu. He has published several papers on mathematics.|
|Mar-19-08|| ||WarrenHam: Edward Formanek is a mathematician, if it is the same person. I visited once a research center near Barcelona,
and he was a guest there.
|Nov-20-13|| ||offramp: <WMD: A peach shirt with black leather jacket. Interesting.>|
YEAH. He normally wears a black shirt with a peach leather jacket.
|Nov-20-13|| ||TheFocus: Yeah. He wears the black leather when playing White, and the peach leather when playing Black.|
That's real style.
|Nov-28-13|| ||thegoodanarchist: He bares a vague resemblance to Fischer|
|Nov-28-13|| ||perfidious: Let us hope Formanek bares nothing else!|
|Apr-08-19|| ||wordfunph: from Chess Life 1982 October..
"In mathematics everyone claims that he's the best in his specific area of specialization, but there's no way for him to prove it. In chess at least there's a rating system which more or less shows you who's really the best."
- IM Formanek
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