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Alex Sherzer
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Number of games in database: 348
Years covered: 1985 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2504

Overall record: +144 -131 =72 (51.9%)*
   * 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 (80) 
    B32 B90 B77 B93 B81
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C69 C96 C95 C80 C67
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B17 B12 B18 B10 B16
 French Defense (19) 
    C07 C05 C19 C18 C11
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B93 B92 B94
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C95 C96 C92 C99 C93
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (39) 
    E69 E97 E67 E77 E62
 Sicilian (29) 
    B64 B57 B63 B22 B21
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C67 C65
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (11) 
    B64 B63 B60 B65 B61
 French Defense (10) 
    C09 C15 C16 C07
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A57 A77
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sherzer vs H Olafsson, 1991 1-0
   Sherzer vs Kudrin, 1985 1-0
   Sherzer vs D Gurevich, 1987 1-0
   Sherzer vs Larsen, 1988 1-0
   Sherzer vs L Mate, 1992 1-0
   Sherzer vs J Kaplan, 1988 1-0
   Sherzer vs C Gelinas, 1988 1-0
   A David vs Sherzer, 1992 1/2-1/2
   D Seawald vs Sherzer, 1993 0-1
   G Kallai vs Sherzer, 1998 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   United States Championship (1992)
   11th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1987)
   New York Open (1987)
   Biel Interzonal (1993)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1991 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   1990 World Junior chess championship by gauer

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(born Feb-01-1971, 51 years old) United States of America

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Awarded the GM title in 1993. He won the US Junior Championship in 1989 and 1991.

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 360  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sherzer vs Kudrin 1-030198513th World OpenB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. Sherzer vs V Rao  1-0281986New York opB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. Sherzer vs Petursson  1-031198614th World OpenB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. Gulko vs Sherzer  1-026198687th US OpenA57 Benko Gambit
5. Sherzer vs P Horn  0-1431986Wch U16B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. Sherzer vs I Gurevich  0-1221986Wch U16B12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. B Izumikawa vs Sherzer  1-0341987USA-ch U18C16 French, Winawer
8. K G Shirazi vs Sherzer  1-0591987PhiladelphiaC15 French, Winawer
9. Sherzer vs M Sisniega  1-0451987PhiladelphiaC05 French, Tarrasch
10. Rachels vs Sherzer  1-0401987USA-ch U18B42 Sicilian, Kan
11. Sherzer vs Wolff  0-1501987BlitzC42 Petrov Defense
12. R Burnett vs Sherzer  0-1831987USA-ch U18B40 Sicilian
13. Sherzer vs A Lief  1-0261987US Junior ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
14. N Murshed vs Sherzer  1-0461987PhiladelphiaA43 Old Benoni
15. B Finegold vs Sherzer  ½-½381987USA-ch U18A46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Sherzer vs Anand 1-0401987PhiladelphiaC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
17. Fishbein vs Sherzer  1-0401987USA-ch U18B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
18. Sherzer vs Wolff 0-1231987USA-ch U18C42 Petrov Defense
19. J Lenchner vs Sherzer  0-1481987New York OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. Sherzer vs A Lein  ½-½431987New York OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
21. W Schoen vs Sherzer  1-0311987New York OpenE77 King's Indian
22. Sherzer vs L Schorr  1-0351987New York OpenB32 Sicilian
23. K G Shirazi vs Sherzer  1-0501987New York OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. Sherzer vs J Bonin  ½-½171987New York OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
25. Gulko vs Sherzer  1-0551987New York OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 360  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  WTHarvey: Here are a few puzzles from Alex's games:
Apr-18-06  BIDMONFA: Alex Sherzer


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  al wazir: Why are there no Sherzer games after 2001?
Apr-18-06  mack: I read 'Alan Shearer' when I first looked at this bloke.
Jul-30-07  belgradegambit: Looks a little like Matt Damon.
Dec-23-07  Jim Bartle: "And joining Newcastle United?"

Looks more like a rugby player to me.

May-29-09  myschkin: . . .

"Alex was famous for his heavy preparation of the Berlin Defense of the Ruy Lopez, which he plays without exception"


May-29-09  blacksburg: that's weird, he has a bunch of sicilians in the database.
May-29-09  MaxxLange: sounds like it may have been an inside joke
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  GrahamClayton: Sherzer played a nice combination against Mathe at Budapest in 1989:

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1.♕g5+ ♗g5 2.hg5+ ♔h5+ 3.g4#

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The White pawn "quad" imprisons the Black King.

Apr-03-10  wordfunph: In 1987, GM Sherzer won against Vishy!

Sherzer vs Anand, 1987

Any update on Sherzer?

Apr-29-11  hedgeh0g:
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: He was acquitted.
Jul-12-16  siggemannen:

Is that Matt Damon's long lost brother?

Jun-25-19  Howard: So, what's he up to nowadays ?
Jan-09-21  TheBish: Dr. Alexander Sherzer, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Naples, FL.

Jan-10-21  Granny O Doul: Re: May/29/2009, the database shows that he played the Berlin defense at just about every opportunity between 1992 and 2003 (I actually didn't find a single exception, but included "just about" to be safe).

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