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Michael Rohde
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Number of games in database: 336
Years covered: 1974 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2351 (2422 rapid, 2292 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2585

Overall record: +110 -100 =93 (51.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 33 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (34) 
    B30 B43 B81 B56 B27
 English (22) 
    A15 A17 A10 A13 A16
 French Defense (13) 
    C07 C11 C02 C19 C14
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C80 C66 C61 C95 C85
 King's Indian (10) 
    E92 E61 E70 E97 E60
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E12 E16 E17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B47 B40 B33 B48 B22
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A46 E00 A41 A40 D02
 English (15) 
    A13 A15 A17 A14 A10
 Bogo Indian (13) 
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E48 E39 E21 E59 E31
 Sicilian Taimanov (9) 
    B47 B48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Rohde vs G C DeFotis, 2001 1-0
   Rohde vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1992 1-0
   Rohde vs W Martz, 1977 1-0
   Rohde vs Seirawan, 1988 1-0
   Rohde vs S Benen, 2003 1-0
   Rohde vs K Spraggett, 1987 1-0
   Rohde vs D B Gurevich, 1990 1-0
   Rohde vs Dlugy, 1990 1-0
   Rohde vs D Berry, 1976 1-0
   Rohde vs B M Kogan, 1986 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1975)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   US Championsip 1987 by Phony Benoni

   🏆 PRO Chess League KO Stage
   Rohde vs Caruana (Mar-19-19) 0-1, rapid
   W So vs Rohde (Mar-19-19) 1-0, rapid
   Rohde vs N Theodorou (Mar-19-19) 0-1, rapid
   J Bloomer vs Rohde (Mar-19-19) 0-1, rapid
   J Bloomer vs Rohde (Feb-13-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Aug-26-1959, 60 years old) United States of America

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Michael Arthur Rohde, born in New York, was awarded the IM title in 1977 and the GM title in 1988. His tournament results include 1st at San Francisco 1987 and 2nd= at the 1988 St John Open.

Wikipedia article: Michael Rohde (chess player)

Last updated: 2019-08-26 05:18:43

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 336  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rohde vs Dirk Ball 1-022197475th US OpenB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
2. Rohde vs Browne  1-0511975New YorkB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
3. A Trefler vs Rohde 1-0391975World OpenA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
4. Rohde vs Tarjan  0-1281975Lone PineB25 Sicilian, Closed
5. J A Grefe vs Rohde 0-1301975Lone PineB08 Pirc, Classical
6. Rohde vs Suttles 0-1461975Lone PineA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
7. Pilnik vs Rohde  ½-½521975Lone PineB06 Robatsch
8. Rohde vs L Day 0-1771975Lone PineC66 Ruy Lopez
9. D Berry vs Rohde 1-0291975Lone PineA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
10. C N Barnes vs Rohde 1-0251975Lone PineB06 Robatsch
11. Rohde vs D Waterman  0-1591975Lone PineB25 Sicilian, Closed
12. Rohde vs A Karklins  1-0671975Lone PineC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. D Levy vs Rohde  1-0301975Lone PineB06 Robatsch
14. Joel Benjamin vs Rohde ½-½271976New YorkB06 Robatsch
15. Rohde vs Seirawan 1-0581976US Junior ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
16. M Diesen vs Rohde 1-0491976USA-ch U21B08 Pirc, Classical
17. B Taborov vs Rohde  0-1581976SchildeA14 English
18. Rohde vs C Stehouwer  1-0401976SchildeB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
19. Rohde vs Fedorowicz  0-1351976Lone PineB06 Robatsch
20. P Cleghorn vs Rohde  ½-½381976Lone PineB06 Robatsch
21. Rohde vs J Meyers  ½-½541976Lone PineA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
22. T Taylor vs Rohde 0-1541976Lone PineB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
23. Rohde vs R Henley 0-1291976Lone PineB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
24. C N Barnes vs Rohde 0-1491976Lone PineB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
25. Rohde vs D Berry 1-0601976Lone PineC14 French, Classical
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  chancho: Just a damn Draw! Rohde shouted. when he could not win his game against Michael Brooks at the Eastern Class Championships in Woburn.
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  WannaBe: Did Michael Rohde boat ashore?
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  WTHarvey: I have the scoresheet for a 3 move win against Michael. He was playing in the Open section in a Washington DC tournament Dec 1990. When it looked like he wouldn't be picking up as many Grand Prix points for the open section as he had anticipated, he entered the G/30 section. He would make a move in one section and then go back over to the other. :-) Things got out of hand pretty, well, rapidly. He then devoted himself to the open section and never came back to pick up his scoresheet. He had only completed the first three moves when his clock ran out.

Here are some winning combinations from his games:

Feb-01-06  Chess Classics: <WTHarvey> That must have been the game of the month in his column for Chess Life that month :-)


Mar-24-06  BIDMONFA: Michael Rohde

ROHDE, Michael A.

Mar-24-06  midknightblue: I love his book on the evan's gambit.
Mar-24-06  azaris: Who is Evan?
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  keypusher: You mean you don't know <the> Evan? Or his gambit?
Mar-24-06  azaris: No, I presume he's some guy who also isn't familiar with the correct use of apostrophes.
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  keypusher: Yes, it was my own ignorance of apostrophes that kept me from playing the delightful <Gambit of Captain Evans> for so long -- could not fit the name of the opening into the space on the scoresheet. Then I learned you could, if you wished, write it without apostrophes altogether: <The Evans Gambit>, in the style of <The Maltese Falcon> or <The Bronze Age> . Now it's just <the Stone-Ware Defense> and its affiliated hyphens that keep me up at night.
Mar-24-06  azaris: <Now it's just <the Stone-Ware Defense> and its affiliated hyphens that keep me up at night.>

I recommend the variation known as <Tupper-Ware Defense>.

Mar-26-06  midknightblue: Thank you for correcting me. Kindest and humblest regards... MKB
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  keypusher: Dont' have any worry's about's it's.
Mar-26-06  midknightblue: <Azaris> Let him have it! I never screw up three apostrophes'es'es in one sentence
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  WannaBe: Since I'm on a roll here... More potential pun, "Rohde Scholar"
Mar-27-06  Jim Bartle: Wannabe: A good comedian knows an exit line, and you will never top 'Michael Rohde boat ashore."

By the way, back in the day I was a Rohde for the Allman Brothers.

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  Tabanus: Picture of him as 17-year-old IM, from the interesting site

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  wordfunph: <GM Michael Rohde once wrote in Chess Life that there are about five moves per game where Grandmasters don't know what to do and have to think, International Masters eight moves per game, FIDE masters ten, and National Masters fifteen.>

from Dan Heisman's The Improving Chess Thinker.

Oct-18-11  Strongest Force: My advice: never play bughouse with 3 screaming kids: me and Mike against Dlugy and Benjamin. All 3 would be GMs but they were very young then. I was doing very well against Max but I couldn't take Mike's screaming in my ear and I had to let someone take my place.
Jul-13-13  SoUnwiseTheKnight B4: GM Michael Rohde went +27-2=1 in a central park simul today. The milk shake drinkers were out in droves.
Jul-14-13  Strongest Force: Central Park is where I started. At ICC I had a anonymous account. I used every chance I could get to verbally abuse Mike because I knew he had a famous temper. He didn't disappoint. He was apoplectic with anger and even became an admin to find out who I was. Once he found out he thought it was one of the funniest things ever. 
Jul-14-13  SoUnwiseTheKnight B4: haha, that is hysterical <Strongest Force>. I never would've guessed about the temper, he was polite and well behaved. Although I did catch a look in his eye at one point, in hindsight, i'm imagining it now as slight agitation. :) It was a one and done for him at the park yesterday, hopefully he'll return next summer.
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  perfidious: <Strongest Force: My advice: never play bughouse with 3 screaming kids: me and Mike against Dlugy and Benjamin. All 3 would be GMs but they were very young then.....>

So far as I know, you were the only one of that foursome I never played.

Jul-14-13  Strongest Force: I needed bughouse genius Jon Schroer as a partner against any of the others. Jon is the Bobby Fischer of bughouse and he allows you to think by not constantly yelling in your ear.
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  HeMateMe: <tab> Interesting photos.
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