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David Goodman
D Goodman 
Number of games in database: 81
Years covered: 1973 to 1983
Last FIDE rating: 2405

Overall record: +22 -23 =31 (49.3%)*
   * 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 (11) 
    D30 D35 D37 D06 D31
 King's Indian (8) 
    E74 E91 E97 E60
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E12 E15 E17 E18
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (13) 
    E98 E61 E97 E81 E70
 Robatsch (6) 
 Pirc (6) 
    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?]
   7th European Junior Championship 1977/78 (1977)

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(born Feb-25-1958, 63 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 4; games 1-25 of 81  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J K Robinson vs D Goodman ½-½261973Hastings ChallengersE61 King's Indian
2. D Goodman vs Alexander Bartmann  1-0251976Berlin U20 7576+D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. T Raupp vs D Goodman  ½-½151976Berlin U20 7576A07 King's Indian Attack
4. D Goodman vs W Hartmann  ½-½451976Berlin U20 7576A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
5. P Ammann vs D Goodman  0-1411976Berlin U20 7576E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. D Goodman vs J Fleck  1-0411976Berlin U20 7576E74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
7. N J Fries-Nielsen vs D Goodman  0-1251976Berlin U20 7576B08 Pirc, Classical
8. D Goodman vs Kouatly  ½-½161976Berlin U20 7576D90 Grunfeld
9. D Goodman vs S Lahtela  1-0481976Berlin U20 7576A80 Dutch
10. R Ekstroem vs D Goodman  ½-½231976Berlin U20 7576E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
11. D Goodman vs Bronstein  ½-½411976Young England-URS rapidD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. D Goodman vs Taimanov 1-0371976Young England-URS rapidE15 Queen's Indian
13. Bronstein vs D Goodman  1-0281976Young England-URS rapidB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
14. Korchnoi vs D Goodman  1-0351976Young England-URS rapidE81 King's Indian, Samisch
15. Taimanov vs D Goodman  1-0241976Young England-URS rapidB08 Pirc, Classical
16. D Goodman vs Korchnoi  ½-½361976Young England-URS rapidA80 Dutch
17. D Goodman vs M Macdonald-Ross  ½-½271976BCF-chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. P Clarke vs D Goodman  0-1471976BCF-chA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
19. D Goodman vs R Bellin  ½-½561976BCF-chA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
20. Speelman vs D Goodman  1-0311976BCF-chA10 English
21. D Goodman vs G Lambert  ½-½221976BCF-chE74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
22. J N Sugden vs D Goodman  1-0271976BCF-chE70 King's Indian
23. D Goodman vs H D MacPherson  1-0301976BCF-chE74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
24. K Neat vs D Goodman  0-1371976BCF-chE97 King's Indian
25. D Goodman vs V W Knox  ½-½581976BCF-chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 81  PGN Download
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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.
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  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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