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David Friedgood
Number of games in database: 62
Years covered: 1964 to 1998
Last FIDE rating: 2188
Highest rating achieved in database: 2231
Overall record: +18 -22 =22 (46.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-11-1946, 75 years old) South Africa (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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FIDE Master David Friedgood was born in Cape Town, South Africa and in 3 out of their 4 Olympiads which he played, he represented their top board (1964 (4th board, with a score of 10/12), 1968, 1970, 1974) and overall scored 26/49.

Just before the time he moved to the United Kingdom, he was their top player and South African Champion in 1967, 1971 and 1973. Along with Jonathan Levitt they co-authored (1) a book.

References: (1) Secrets of Spectacular Chess.

Wikipedia article: David Friedgood

Last updated: 2020-12-22 05:15:35

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 62  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Friedgood vs L Schorr  1-0501964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-1A48 King's Indian
2. Blau vs D Friedgood  0-1351964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-1B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. Stein vs D Friedgood  1-0391964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-1B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. D Friedgood vs M Borja  1-0561964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-1B32 Sicilian
5. W Ader Hausman vs D Friedgood  0-1391964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-1A43 Old Benoni
6. F Wantz vs D Friedgood  0-1381964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-DB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
7. D Friedgood vs J Hanks  1-0581964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-DC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
8. D Friedgood vs L Roux Cabral  1-0411964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-DC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
9. German Salazar vs D Friedgood  ½-½461964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-DA21 English
10. A C Rocha vs D Friedgood  0-1641964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-DA05 Reti Opening
11. F Yabra vs D Friedgood  ½-½571964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-DA43 Old Benoni
12. A Lantsias vs D Friedgood  0-1501964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-DB32 Sicilian
13. D Friedgood vs Gligoric  0-1521968Lugano Olympiad qual-3B83 Sicilian
14. D Friedgood vs Pomar Salamanca  0-1301968Lugano Olympiad qual-3B12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. D Friedgood vs H E Myers ½-½321968Lugano Olympiad qual-3A10 English
16. D Friedgood vs J Kostro  0-1341968Lugano Olympiad qual-3C87 Ruy Lopez
17. G Philippe vs D Friedgood  0-1551968Lugano Olympiad qual-3A21 English
18. D Friedgood vs G Cappello  0-1391968Lugano Olympiad Final-CA21 English
19. S Johannessen vs D Friedgood  1-0361968Lugano Olympiad Final-CA20 English
20. J Cordovil vs D Friedgood  ½-½141968Lugano Olympiad Final-CB07 Pirc
21. D Friedgood vs L Vizantiadis  ½-½501968Lugano Olympiad Final-CA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
22. O Sarapu vs D Friedgood  ½-½381970Siegen Olympiad qual-6B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
23. D Friedgood vs J E S Rodriguez  0-1411970Siegen Olympiad qual-6A10 English
24. Bobotsov vs D Friedgood  1-0381970Siegen Olympiad qual-6A27 English, Three Knights System
25. J Kaplan vs D Friedgood  ½-½191970Siegen Olympiad qual-6B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
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  Benzol: David Friedgood
Born 11th July 1946 in Cape Town
He was South African champion in 1967, 1971 and 1973.
Sep-21-13  DoctorD: The start to his ChessBase column:

Sep-21-13  DoctorD: His book with Levitt on chess aesthetics, highly recommended:

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  GrahamClayton: "Friedgood finished second in the 1979 British Solving Championship. A chance encounter with the British Chess Problem Society brought Friedgood into the heart of the British chess community, and Friedgood has since won five British titles in solving and contributed to an online publication on the subject. He participated in the 28th World Chess Solving Championship at Haldiki in 2004, winning the team silver medal with John Nunn and Jonathan Mestel."

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