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Dean Ippolito
D Ippolito 
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Number of games in database: 296
Years covered: 1994 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2369
Highest rating achieved in database: 2483
Overall record: +88 -102 =105 (47.6%)*
   * 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:
 King's Indian (33) 
    E60 E63 E67 E64 E62
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E32 E33 E38 E20 E36
 Slav (15) 
    D11 D10 D15
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    E00 A41 D02 A40
 Catalan (10) 
    E06 E04 E07
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A67 A57 A62 A56
With the Black pieces:
 Semi-Slav (28) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47 D48
 Petrov (18) 
    C42 C43
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D37 D31 D30 D39 D35
 Sicilian (11) 
    B45 B33 B30 B53 B97
 Giuoco Piano (7) 
    C53 C50
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B12 B18 B13 B10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Ippolito vs Y Norowitz, 2004 1-0
   G Jones vs D Ippolito, 2001 0-1
   J Hanlen vs D Ippolito, 1999 0-1
   J Becerra Rivero vs D Ippolito, 2005 0-1
   A Gorlin vs D Ippolito, 2001 0-1
   T Enkhbat vs D Ippolito, 2008 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   7th Foxwoods Open (2005)
   Saitek US Masters (1998)
   102nd US Open (2001)
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   United States Chess League (2008)
   32nd World Open (2004)
   49th Rilton Cup 2019/20 (2019)
   US Championship (2008)
   Foxwoods Open (2009)
   28th World Open (2000)
   Groningen Open (1997)
   World Junior Championship (1998)
   World Open (2007)
   Gibraltar Masters (2007)
   Rilton Cup 2017/18 (2017)

   🏆 Charlotte Spring GMA
   D Ippolito vs B Hardaway (Mar-15-23) 1-0
   D Ippolito vs P Ponkratov (Dec-27-20) 0-1
   D Ippolito vs M A Tabatabaei (Dec-27-20) 0-1
   D Ippolito vs A Valsecchi (Jan-05-20) 1-0
   I Akash Pc vs D Ippolito (Jan-04-20) 0-1

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(born Jul-18-1978, 45 years old) United States of America

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IM Ippolito won the state of New Jersey championship in 2000 and 2002, as well as consecutively from 2009-11.

References: (1)

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 296  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. de Firmian vs D Ippolito  1-0291994New York OpenC42 Petrov Defense
2. D Ippolito vs B Kreiman  0-1431995Marshall CC int prelD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. D Ippolito vs M Zlotnikov  0-1291995New York OpenE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
4. E Sevillano vs D Ippolito  ½-½491995New York OpenC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
5. D Ippolito vs G Garcia  0-1411995New York OpenE07 Catalan, Closed
6. D Ippolito vs Yermolinsky  0-1411995US Class ChampionshipD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
7. T Brownscombe vs D Ippolito  ½-½401996US opC42 Petrov Defense
8. J Sammour-Hasbun vs D Ippolito  1-0521996BermudaD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. R Black vs D Ippolito  0-1361996BermudaC37 King's Gambit Accepted
10. A Soltis vs D Ippolito  1-0371996Mermaid Beach InternationalC26 Vienna
11. R Ye vs D Ippolito  ½-½511996Groningen OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. D Ippolito vs V Grechihin  1-0341996Groningen OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
13. D Ippolito vs R Burnett  0-1291997Hawaii opE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. D Ippolito vs Kudrin  0-1481997Mermaid Beach ClubD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
15. J Sammour-Hasbun vs D Ippolito  1-0331997Mermaid Beach ClubD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Shulman vs D Ippolito  1-0531997Linares Anibal OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. D Ippolito vs H Olafsson  ½-½311997New York OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
18. D Ippolito vs Yermolinsky  0-143199798th US OpenD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
19. D Strenzwilk vs D Ippolito  0-136199798th US OpenC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
20. I Thompson vs D Ippolito  ½-½331997Groningen OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. I Timmermans vs D Ippolito  0-1151997Groningen OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
22. D Ippolito vs P Schlosser  0-1321997Groningen OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. O Cvitan vs D Ippolito  0-1331997Groningen OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
24. D Ippolito vs D Gormally  ½-½211998Europe-AmericasE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
25. A Baburin vs D Ippolito  1-0721998Europe-AmericasD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-12-05  Good2BTheKing: Dean is one of the nicest guys you'll ever least he was 15 years ago...I only met him once at a tourny in NJ...he had the decency to play me during a break just for fun...just a couple of high school kids hanging out and playing chess...he killed me of course, but (like in all games) only at the end. :) I manged to hang in there with him for a little bit...but, like I said...that was 15 years ago.
Sep-05-08  myschkin: . . .

IM <Dean “the dream” Ippolito>

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Interview 2007: (by Elizabeth Vicary)

IM Dean “the dream” Ippolito spends most of his time preparing for his games not by his computer or by a chessboard but instead in the weight room. His unrelenting regimen of bench presses, leg curls and pushups give him the physical energy he needs to play a tough game of chess. He likes to play VERY positional openings with the white pieces. With the black pieces he used to play the Petroff exclusively until too many people told him how wimpy it was and too many 1700 players traded queens on move 5. Since then he sometimes plays the Sicilian to keep the critics off his back. Despite the fact that Dean plays some “wimpy” openings, I can assure you he is quite a good calculator and has a lot more imagination then you would expect from his repertoire. He is an extremely hard fighter, very resourceful and never gives up…..this has saved him a lot of games in the past. One of the biggest barrier between Ippolito and the higher levels is his penchant for giving too many easy draws away to stronger players, however if he overcomes this psychological desire for a draw, he could make some serious strides.

Sep-22-09  ROADDOG: <myschkin>: He may be tough in the weight room but he is the whipping post in Group B at the 2009 Spice Open. 0-4 in 4 games.
Sep-24-09  BIDMONFA: Dean Ippolito

Ippolito, Dean

Oct-26-10  rapidcitychess: Obviously this guy is a cheater! He uses Ippolito!
Jun-08-15  Mfrankpsyd: His win against Charbonneau in 9/2009 which appeared in the NY Times as an endgame study was a shining star. I don't see it here but it's worth looking up - 2 Knights winning against king and pawn.
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  GrahamClayton: Back in 2010, Ippolito launched a new magazine "Chess Player Magazine", which to quote editor Eric Cintron - "Our magazine is going to replace the old and boring chess magazines that are out in the market."

It seems that CPM did not replace existing magazines, and had a short life - does anyone know how many issues were produced?

Jun-12-23  belgradegambit: He just tied for first at the Charlotte Open.

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