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Edward W Formanek
E Formanek 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 243
Years covered: 1962 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2030
Highest rating achieved in database: 2410

Overall record: +84 -98 =60 (47.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (46) 
    B40 B93 B33 B81 B43
 French Defense (15) 
    C02 C18 C11 C13 C07
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B93 B92 B97 B94
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C60 C67 C81 C64 C73
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B18 B17 B15 B10 B11
 Pirc (6) 
    B07 B08 B09
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (23) 
    C16 C04 C00 C18 C15
 Slav (16) 
    D10 D12 D15 D11 D18
 Sicilian (15) 
    B32 B21 B56 B81 B24
 French Winawer (14) 
    C16 C18 C15 C19
 Dutch Defense (9) 
    A89 A87
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A40 A45 D00 A46 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kudrin vs E Formanek, 1994 0-1
   E Formanek vs W Heidenfeld, 1973 1-0
   E Formanek vs M Foisor, 2012 1-0
   E Formanek vs Gheorghiu, 1978 1-0
   G Simms vs E Formanek, 1967 0-1
   Browne vs E Formanek, 1971 0-1
   H MacGrillen vs E Formanek, 1973 1/2-1/2
   E Formanek vs G Stark, 2001 1-0
   Dake vs E Formanek, 1976 0-1
   L Tapper vs E Formanek, 1967 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1978)
   32nd World Open (2004)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Foxwoods Open (2007)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1979)
   Hastings 2007/08 (2008)
   National Open (2012)
   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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(born May-06-1942, 77 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

Last updated: 2017-01-15 07:29:03

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 243  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lombardy vs E Formanek  1-046196263rd US OpenC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. E Formanek vs N Leopoldi  0-1441963Illinois OpenD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
3. Lombardy vs E Formanek  1-025196465th US OpenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
4. D Strenzwilk vs E Formanek  0-164196465th US OpenC13 French
5. E Formanek vs K R Smith  0-117196566th US OpenD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. E Zemgalis vs E Formanek  ½-½19196667th US OpenA02 Bird's Opening
7. E Formanek vs A Spiller  1-024196667th US OpenB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. D Fritzinger vs E Formanek  0-127196667th US OpenE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
9. Robert E Byrne vs E Formanek  1-054196667th US OpenD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. E Formanek vs S Matera  1-035196667th US OpenD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
11. L Jackson vs E Formanek 1-026196667th US OpenC14 French, Classical
12. W Goichberg vs E Formanek  ½-½35196667th US OpenB32 Sicilian
13. E Formanek vs I Zalys  1-021196667th US OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
14. A J Ross vs E Formanek  0-126196768th US OpenC16 French, Winawer
15. E Formanek vs W Slater  1-039196768th US OpenC13 French
16. L Tapper vs E Formanek  0-115196768th US OpenA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
17. E Formanek vs Rossolimo  0-139196768th US OpenB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
18. E Formanek vs F Metz 1-010196768th US OpenC41 Philidor Defense
19. E Formanek vs Saidy  0-141196768th US OpenB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
20. G Simms vs E Formanek 0-118196768th US OpenB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
21. E Formanek vs Browne 1-037196768th US OpenB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
22. E Formanek vs Robert E Byrne 1-034196768th US OpenC02 French, Advance
23. Benko vs E Formanek  1-037196768th US OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
24. J W Collins vs E Formanek  ½-½67196768th US OpenA61 Benoni
25. E Formanek vs Joe Steffen  1-035196869th US OpenC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 243  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-03-05  WMD: A peach shirt with black leather jacket. Interesting.
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  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: 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.
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  offramp: <WMD: A peach shirt with black leather jacket. Interesting.>

YEAH. He normally wears a black shirt with a peach leather jacket.

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  TheFocus: Yeah. He wears the black leather when playing White, and the peach leather when playing Black.

That's real style.

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  thegoodanarchist: He bares a vague resemblance to Fischer
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  perfidious: Let us hope Formanek bares nothing else!
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  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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