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David J Strauss
D J Strauss 
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Number of games in database: 184
Years covered: 1962 to 1996
Last FIDE rating: 2425

Overall record: +49 -42 =44 (52.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 49 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (15) 
    A15 A17 A10 A16
 King's Indian (12) 
    E90 E61 E94 E72 E91
 English, 1 c4 e5 (10) 
    A28 A29 A22 A21 A26
 Reti System (10) 
 Slav (5) 
    D14 D11 D18
 Semi-Slav (5) 
    D46 D47 D43
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B22 B32 B21 B33 B58
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D91 D86 D77 D92 D78
 King's Indian (6) 
    E81 E95 E92 E64 E94
 Scandinavian (5) 
 Tarrasch Defense (5) 
    D34 D32
 English (4) 
    A15 A11 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Speelman vs D J Strauss, 1982 1/2-1/2
   C Brasket vs D J Strauss, 1976 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   93rd US Open (1992)
   British Championship (1982)
   6th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1982)
   5th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1981)
   British Championship (1984)
   88th US Open (1987)
   Aaronson Masters (1979)
   British Championship (1979)
   10th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1986)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Lone Pine Open (1981)
   Lone Pine (1979)

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(born Aug-07-1946, 76 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality United States of America)

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David Jonathan Strauss was born in 1946 in London, England. In 1973 he won the California State Championship. He tied for first at the American Open in 1971, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, and 1992. He was awarded the IM title in 1982.

Last updated: 2018-01-14 09:47:02

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 181  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D J Strauss vs Keene 1-0471962Junior county matchE72 King's Indian
2. Keene vs D J Strauss 1-0161964London Junior ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
3. D J Strauss vs Keene 0-1271964British Junior ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
4. D J Strauss vs Ron Watson  1-0471968Oxford-Cambridge mB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
5. D J Strauss vs P H Clarke  ½-½281973London InvitationC15 French, Winawer
6. D J Strauss vs S Webb  1-0451973London InvitationC15 French, Winawer
7. V W Knox vs D J Strauss  ½-½321973London InvitationB33 Sicilian
8. L Piasetski vs D J Strauss  ½-½451973London InvitationB30 Sicilian
9. Nunn vs D J Strauss  ½-½681973London InvitationB33 Sicilian
10. Gheorghiu vs D J Strauss  1-0421974Lone PineA16 English
11. D J Strauss vs C Barnes  1-0331974Lone PineB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
12. W Goichberg vs D J Strauss 1-0231974Lone PineC11 French
13. D J Strauss vs V Pupols  1-0571976Lone PineC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
14. Panno vs D J Strauss  1-0351976Lone PineA34 English, Symmetrical
15. D J Strauss vs K Frey Beckman  0-1801976Lone PineB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
16. C Brasket vs D J Strauss  ½-½561976Lone PineA00 Uncommon Opening
17. D J Strauss vs Tisdall 1-0181976Lone PineB06 Robatsch
18. R Ervin vs D J Strauss 1-0331976Lone PineC05 French, Tarrasch
19. D J Strauss vs de Firmian 0-1181976Lone PineA07 King's Indian Attack
20. Panno vs D J Strauss  1-0311977Lone PineD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
21. D J Strauss vs B Nickoloff 0-1381977Lone PineB25 Sicilian, Closed
22. Henley vs D J Strauss  1-0851977Lone PineA00 Uncommon Opening
23. D J Strauss vs E Martinovsky  1-0341977Lone PineB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
24. P Cleghorn vs D J Strauss  1-0301977Lone PineB33 Sicilian
25. D J Strauss vs V McCambridge  ½-½431977Lone PineC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
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Mar-12-10  hedgeh0g: Nothing better than listening to a bit of Blue Danube in the morning!
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  GrahamClayton: Strauss was one of the first international masters to lose to a computer, losing to an experimental Fidelity machine at the 1986 US Open.

Strauss quit competitive chess and is now involved in medical research:

Feb-23-14  wrap99: I believe he was a professor of statistics or something mathematical at one of the UCs, maybe UC Riverside.
Feb-23-14  RedShield: I like your style. <David Jonathan Strauss was, it's believed, born sometime after the war in England, maybe in London.>
Feb-23-14  wrap99: I just don't remember exactly. I am sure David, or someone else, could clear this up.
Nov-23-15  14DogKnight: <wrap99> Yes, he was a professor of statistics at UC Riverside. I used to enjoy watching him and Perry Youngworth play blitz at our club, which ended at UCR and never opened again. Shame.
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  beatgiant: Check these out:

These confirm the UC Riverside faculty role and also add that he's currently a researcher with the Life Expectancy Project in San Francisco.

Nov-29-15  wrap99: <14DogKnight> so approaching 40 years ago. I knew Perry well and wondered what he ended up doing in his non-chess life. I have been keeping an eye on the bright kids I met in the 1970s. More than one entered academia; others did well in business (Mark Orfalea opened a burrito place that is famous); others did some very bad things and ended up in prison. <beatgiant> thanks.

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