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Edward Formanek
E Formanek 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (66) 
    B93 B40 B33 B81 B27
 French Defense (20) 
    C02 C11 C05 C18 C13
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C84 C91 C60 C73 C62
 Sicilian Najdorf (14) 
    B93 B92 B94 B97
 King's Indian (11) 
    E70 E83 E94 E97 E84
 Pirc (8) 
    B07 B09 B08
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (33) 
    C16 C04 C01 C18 C00
 Sicilian (23) 
    B32 B21 B81 B52 B56
 Slav (21) 
    D10 D12 D15 D17 D18
 French Winawer (18) 
    C16 C18 C19 C15
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A45 A40 A46 E10 A41
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A58 A61 A70 A56
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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 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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(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

Last updated: 2022-02-15 11:54:06

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 420  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Formanek vs D Celani  1-020196263rd US OpenE90 King's Indian
2. R Byrne vs E Formanek  ½-½33196263rd US OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
3. E Formanek vs S L Jones  1-052196263rd US OpenE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
4. Lombardy vs E Formanek  1-046196263rd US OpenC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
5. E Formanek vs K Burger  1-043196263rd US OpenE97 King's Indian
6. E Formanek vs L Szedlacsek  0-134196263rd US OpenD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
7. K Smith vs E Formanek  ½-½56196263rd US OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
8. E Formanek vs N Leopoldi  0-1441963Illinois OpenD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
9. Lombardy vs E Formanek  1-025196465th US OpenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
10. D Strenzwilk vs E Formanek  0-164196465th US OpenC13 French
11. E Formanek vs M Radojcic  1-0251964North Central OpenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. E Formanek vs K Smith 0-117196566th US OpenD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. E Zemgalis vs E Formanek  ½-½19196667th US OpenA02 Bird's Opening
14. E Formanek vs A Spiller  1-024196667th US OpenB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
15. D Fritzinger vs E Formanek  0-127196667th US OpenE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
16. R Byrne vs E Formanek  1-054196667th US OpenD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
17. E Formanek vs S Matera  1-035196667th US OpenD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
18. L Jackson vs E Formanek 1-026196667th US OpenC14 French, Classical
19. W Goichberg vs E Formanek  ½-½35196667th US OpenB32 Sicilian
20. E Formanek vs I Zalys  1-021196667th US OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
21. A J Ross vs E Formanek  0-126196768th US OpenC16 French, Winawer
22. E Formanek vs W Slater  1-039196768th US OpenC13 French
23. L Tapper vs E Formanek  0-115196768th US OpenA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
24. E Formanek vs Rossolimo  0-139196768th US OpenB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
25. E Formanek vs F Metz 1-010196768th US OpenC41 Philidor Defense
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 420  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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: 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.

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
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  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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