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David Goodman
D Goodman 
Number of games in database: 116
Years covered: 1973 to 1983
Last FIDE rating: 2405

Overall record: +35 -36 =40 (49.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D30 D37 D35 D06 D31
 King's Indian (10) 
    E91 E74 E97 E60 E94
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E12 E17 E15 E18
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A57 A71 A77 A58 A61
 Benko Gambit (4) 
    A57 A58
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D90 D91
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (16) 
    E98 E62 E83 E97 E61
 Robatsch (10) 
 Pirc (8) 
    B08 B09
 Uncommon Opening (6) 
    B00 A00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Goodman vs Nunn, 1978 1-0
   D Goodman vs Benko, 1977 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Kings Head International (1982)
   Marshall Open (1979)
   7th European Junior Championship 1977/78 (1977)
   London Invitation (1973)
   3rd Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1979)
   British Championship (1976)

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(born Feb-25-1958, 64 years old) United Kingdom

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David Simon Charles Goodman was awarded the IM title in 1983. He was World Under 18 Champion in 1975. He played #10 on the English national team in Moscow.

He currently resides in New York City where he is a chess trainer for promising young students.

Wikipedia article: David S. Goodman

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 116  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Klein vs D Goodman  1-0291973London InvitationA37 English, Symmetrical
2. D Goodman vs D Wright  ½-½341973London InvitationD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. D Goodman vs N Povah  1-0261973London InvitationA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
4. J E Littlewood vs D Goodman  1-0281973London InvitationA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
5. D Goodman vs G Lambert  1-0551973London InvitationE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
6. J K Robinson vs D Goodman ½-½261973Hastings ChallengersE61 King's Indian
7. P Ammann vs D Goodman  0-1411976Berlin U20 7576E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. T Raupp vs D Goodman  ½-½151976Berlin U20 7576A07 King's Indian Attack
9. D Goodman vs Alexander Bartmann  1-0251976Berlin U20 7576+D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. D Goodman vs S Lahtela  1-0481976Berlin U20 7576A80 Dutch
11. R Ekstroem vs D Goodman  ½-½231976Berlin U20 7576E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
12. D Goodman vs Kouatly  ½-½161976Berlin U20 7576D90 Grunfeld
13. D Goodman vs J Fleck  1-0411976Berlin U20 7576E74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
14. N J Fries-Nielsen vs D Goodman  0-1251976Berlin U20 7576B08 Pirc, Classical
15. D Goodman vs W Hartmann  ½-½451976Berlin U20 7576A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
16. Taimanov vs D Goodman  1-0241976Young England-URS rapidB08 Pirc, Classical
17. D Goodman vs Korchnoi  ½-½361976Young England-URS rapidA80 Dutch
18. D Goodman vs Bronstein  ½-½411976Young England-URS rapidD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. D Goodman vs Taimanov 1-0371976Young England-URS rapidE15 Queen's Indian
20. Korchnoi vs D Goodman  1-0351976Young England-URS rapidE81 King's Indian, Samisch
21. Bronstein vs D Goodman  1-0281976Young England-URS rapidB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
22. D Goodman vs M Macdonald-Ross  ½-½271976British ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. P H Clarke vs D Goodman  0-1471976British ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
24. D Goodman vs R Bellin  ½-½561976British ChampionshipA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
25. Speelman vs D Goodman  1-0311976British ChampionshipA10 English
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 116  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: David Simon Charles Goodman
Born 25th February 1958
Awarded the IM title in 1983 he was World under 18 champion in 1975.
Jan-01-05  apple head: I have a = score with David Goodman, +1 =0 -1!!
Feb-25-07  BIDMONFA: David Simon Charles Goodman

GOODMAN, David S. C.

Jun-06-09  myschkin: . . .

"Goodman became known for helping to break the news that Soviet Defense Minister Dimitri Ustinov was dead. The 1984-1985 Kasparov-Karpov World Championship was played in Moscow's Hall of Columns where the bodies of Soviet leaders used to lie in state. After a series of unusual timeouts at the match, Goodman was able to establish through his chess contacts that Ustinov had died."


Feb-25-13  Nosnibor: <apple head> I too have a =score with David Goodman.The only time that I have played him was in the first round of the Hastings Challengers on Boxing Day 1973 after a very long and tiring coach journey.At the time he was not quite sixteen but a very promising junior.This is a game not in the db and 3 years before the first one shown. White:J.K.Robinson,Black:D.C.S.Goodman Kings Indian Defence:Smyslov System. 1d4,g6.2c4,Bg7,3Nc3,d6,4Nf3,Nf6,5Bg5,h6,6Bh4,0-0- ,7e3,Nbd7,8Be2,c6,9Qc2,Qc7,10h3,e5,110-0,Re8,12b-
,Bf5,drawn by repeating of moves.
Feb-25-13  IndigoViolet: <He was World Under 18 Champion in 1975.>

Was he? Appears that in 1975, it wasn't a FIDE-sanctioned title:

Feb-25-13  Tired Tim: In 1974, Ray Keene married Annette, Goodman's sister.
Feb-25-13  Marmot PFL: Seems like he quit playing rather early, thus never became a GM.
Feb-26-13  IndigoViolet: I very much doubt that he was of GM standard.
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  DrNyet: Goodman is mentioned fairly regularly on the Imus in the Morning program as the chess teacher of radio/TV personality Don Imus and his son.
Apr-27-19  wordfunph: co-authored with GM Keene:

Man Versus Machine: Kasparov Versus Deep Blue

i bought this book for only $1 from 2nd hand shop.

Apr-26-21  Caissanist: I believe he was the only western chess journalist left in Moscow at the end of the first Karpov-Kasparov match, so he would have been responsible for a lot of what we know about it today, especially its bizarre end.

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