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Dean Ippolito
Number of games in database: 207
Years covered: 1994 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2369
Highest rating achieved in database: 2483

Overall record: +65 -67 =74 (49.5%)*
   * 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 (22) 
    E60 E63 E67 E62 E64
 Nimzo Indian (19) 
    E32 E38 E33 E20 E34
 Slav (13) 
    D10 D11 D15
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    E00 A41 D02 A40
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A67 A57 A56
 Catalan (5) 
    E04 E06
With the Black pieces:
 Semi-Slav (23) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47 D48
 Petrov (12) 
    C42 C43
 Sicilian (9) 
    B33 B22 B40 B53 B97
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D37 D31 D35 D39
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E38 E45 E25 E41 E20
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A30 A37
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Ippolito vs Y Norowitz, 2004 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs D Ippolito, 2005 0-1
   D Ippolito vs W B Wright, 2000 1-0
   G Jones vs D Ippolito, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Spice Cup (Group B) (2010)
   7th Foxwoods Open (2005)
   32nd World Open (2004)
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   World Open (2008)
   United States Chess League (2008)
   Foxwoods Open (2009)
   National Open (2006)
   US Championship (2008)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Foxwoods Open (2007)
   World Open (2007)
   Rilton Cup 2017/18 (2017)

   🏆 Rilton Cup 2017/18
   L O Hauge vs D Ippolito (Jan-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   D Ippolito vs M Narva (Jan-03-18) 1/2-1/2
   M Calzetta vs D Ippolito (Jan-02-18) 0-1
   D Ippolito vs Ludvig Carlsson (Jan-01-18) 1/2-1/2
   M Santos Ruiz vs D Ippolito (Dec-30-17) 1-0

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(born Jul-18-1978, 42 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 9; games 1-25 of 207  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 Yermolinsky  0-1411995US Class ChampionshipD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
4. R Black vs D Ippolito  0-1361996BermudaC37 King's Gambit Accepted
5. Y Shulman vs D Ippolito  1-0531997Linares Anibal op 4thD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. D Ippolito vs H Olafsson  ½-½311997New York OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
7. D Kopec vs D Ippolito  ½-½521998Hampstead GM3C42 Petrov Defense
8. T Wall vs D Ippolito 1-0231998IV It GMC33 King's Gambit Accepted
9. Z Harari vs D Ippolito  0-1761998Hampstead GM 4thA07 King's Indian Attack
10. D Ippolito vs Zhong Zhang  0-1361998World Junior ChampionshipA80 Dutch
11. T Karatekin vs D Ippolito  1-0521998Wch U20C48 Four Knights
12. Barsov vs D Ippolito  1-0361999Hampstead GM 5thD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. J Hanlen vs D Ippolito  0-1331999100th US OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. D Ippolito vs Matthew Gross  1-0301999100th US OpenE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
15. Fedorowicz vs D Ippolito  1-0331999100th US OpenD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Shabalov vs D Ippolito  1-0371999100th US OpenD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. A Shaw vs D Ippolito 1-0412000Foxwoods OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. D Ippolito vs M Turov  ½-½262000Linares Anibal op 7thE60 King's Indian Defense
19. J Stocek vs D Ippolito  1-0602000Ubeda op 5thA04 Reti Opening
20. D Ippolito vs Pavasovic qual blitzA40 Queen's Pawn Game
21. D Ippolito vs W B Wright  1-032200028th World OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. D Ippolito vs Y Shulman  ½-½13200028th World OpenE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
23. Ehlvest vs D Ippolito  1-040200028th World OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. D Ippolito vs R Rowley  ½-½18200028th World OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. G Umezinwa vs D Ippolito  0-160200028th World OpenD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
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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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