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Dean Ippolito
D Ippolito 
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Number of games in database: 229
Years covered: 1994 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2369
Highest rating achieved in database: 2483

Overall record: +72 -77 =79 (48.9%)*
   * 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:
 King's Indian (23) 
    E60 E63 E67 E62 E64
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E32 E33 E38 E20 E34
 Slav (13) 
    D10 D11 D15
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    E00 A41 A40 D02
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A67 A57 A62 A56
 Semi-Slav (6) 
    D47 D45 D48
With the Black pieces:
 Semi-Slav (24) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47 D48
 Petrov (13) 
    C42 C43
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D37 D31 D30 D35 D39
 Sicilian (9) 
    B33 B40 B30 B22 B97
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E38 E20 E53 E45 E41
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B12 B10 B18
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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 Becerra Rivero vs D Ippolito, 2005 0-1
   J Hanlen vs D Ippolito, 1999 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   7th Foxwoods Open (2005)
   28th World Open (2000)
   36th World Open (2008)
   102nd US Open (2001)
   Foxwoods Open (2009)
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   United States Chess League (2008)
   32nd World Open (2004)
   49th Rilton Cup 2019/20 (2019)
   National Open (2006)
   US Championship (2008)
   World Open (2007)
   Foxwoods Open (2007)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Gibraltar Masters (2007)

   🏆 PNWCC WOW Open
   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
   D Ippolito vs V Efremov (Jan-03-20) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-18-1978, 44 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 10; games 1-25 of 235  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. de Firmian vs D Ippolito  1-0291994New York opC42 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. T Brownscombe vs D Ippolito  ½-½401996US opC42 Petrov Defense
5. R Black vs D Ippolito  0-1361996BermudaC37 King's Gambit Accepted
6. D Ippolito vs Kudrin  0-1481997Mermaid Beach ClubD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
7. Shulman vs D Ippolito  1-0531997Linares Anibal op 4thD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. D Ippolito vs H Olafsson  ½-½311997New York OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
9. D Ippolito vs Yermolinsky  0-143199798th US OpenD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
10. D Strenzwilk vs D Ippolito  0-136199798th US OpenC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
11. D Ippolito vs Kudrin  0-1341998New York opD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
12. Sasikiran vs D Ippolito  1-0501998Hampstead GM 3rdD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. D Kopec vs D Ippolito  ½-½521998Hampstead GM3C42 Petrov Defense
14. T Wall vs D Ippolito 1-0231998IV It GMC33 King's Gambit Accepted
15. Z Harari vs D Ippolito  0-1761998Hampstead GM 4thA07 King's Indian Attack
16. D Ippolito vs Z Zhang  0-1361998World Junior ChampionshipA80 Dutch
17. B Socko vs D Ippolito  1-0431998Wch U20C42 Petrov Defense
18. T Karatekin vs D Ippolito  1-0521998Wch U20C48 Four Knights
19. Barsov vs D Ippolito  1-0361999Hampstead GM 5thD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. J Hanlen vs D Ippolito  0-1331999100th US OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. D Ippolito vs Matthew Gross  1-0301999100th US OpenE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
22. Fedorowicz vs D Ippolito  1-0331999100th US OpenD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. Shabalov vs D Ippolito  1-0371999100th US OpenD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. A Shaw vs D Ippolito 1-0412000Foxwoods OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. D Ippolito vs Turov  ½-½262000Linares Anibal op 7thE60 King's Indian Defense
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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?

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