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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 -130 =73 (52.0%)*
   * 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 (81) 
    B32 B90 B77 B93 B44
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C69 C96 C95 C80 C62
 French Defense (19) 
    C07 C05 C19 C11 C18
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B17 B12 B18 B16 B10
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B93 B92 B94
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C95 C96 C99 C92 C97
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (39) 
    E97 E69 E77 E99 E92
 Sicilian (29) 
    B64 B57 B63 B22 B43
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C67 C65
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (11) 
    B64 B63 B60 B61 B65
 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
   A David vs Sherzer, 1992 1/2-1/2
   Sherzer vs C Gelinas, 1988 1-0
   M Ezsol vs Sherzer, 1991 1/2-1/2
   Sherzer vs Rachels, 1992 1-0
   Sherzer vs J Kaplan, 1988 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Biel Interzonal (1993)
   New York op (1987)

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, 50 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 14; games 1-25 of 348  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. R Burnett vs Sherzer  0-1831987USA-ch U18B40 Sicilian
8. Sherzer vs Wolff 0-1231987USA-ch U18C42 Petrov Defense
9. Sherzer vs M Sisniega  1-0451987PhiladelphiaC05 French, Tarrasch
10. Rachels vs Sherzer  1-0401987USA-ch U18B42 Sicilian, Kan
11. B Izumikawa vs Sherzer  1-0341987USA-ch U18C16 French, Winawer
12. Sherzer vs Wolff  0-1501987BlitzC42 Petrov Defense
13. K G Shirazi vs Sherzer  1-0591987PhiladelphiaC15 French, Winawer
14. Sherzer vs A Lief  1-0261987US Junior ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
15. N Murshed vs Sherzer  1-0461987PhiladelphiaA43 Old Benoni
16. Fishbein vs Sherzer  1-0401987USA-ch U18B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. Sherzer vs Anand 1-0401987PhiladelphiaC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
18. B Finegold vs Sherzer  ½-½381987USA-ch U18A46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. W Schoen vs Sherzer  1-0311987New York opE77 King's Indian
20. J Lenchner vs Sherzer  0-1481987New York opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. Sherzer vs Watson  0-1291987New York opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. Sherzer vs L Schorr  1-0351987New York opB32 Sicilian
23. Sherzer vs J Bonin  ½-½171987New York opC07 French, Tarrasch
24. Sherzer vs A Lein  ½-½431987New York opC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
25. K G Shirazi vs Sherzer  1-0501987New York opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 348  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.

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  wordfunph: In 1987, GM Sherzer won against Vishy!

Sherzer vs Anand, 1987

Any update on Sherzer?

Apr-29-11  hedgeh0g:
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  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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