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Gaston Needleman
G Needleman 
Number of games in database: 50
Years covered: 2001 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2429
Highest rating achieved in database: 2437

Overall record: +20 -16 =13 (54.1%)*
   * 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:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B32 B92 B70 B84
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (9) 
    B47 B48 B40 B21 B44
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B48 B47
 King's Indian (4) 
    E62 E91 E67
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A58 A57 A56 A70
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Karpov vs G Needleman, 2005 0-1
   Shabalov vs G Needleman, 2005 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Argentinean Championship (2005)
   79th Argentine Championship (2004)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)

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(born Feb-22-1990, 30 years old) Argentina

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He is an IM. Son of Alejandro Needleman.

Wikipedia article: Gast%C3%B3n Needleman

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 50  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Needleman vs A Diamant 0-1522001Guaymallen PanAM-chJ U12 AbsolutoB32 Sicilian
2. F Restuccia vs G Needleman 1-0242003II American ContinentalB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
3. B Lugo vs G Needleman 1-0352003Torneo Continental AmericanoB40 Sicilian
4. G Needleman vs R Huertas Soris  ½-½382003Torneo Continental AmericanoB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
5. G Needleman vs H Lagos Hernandez 1-0322003Torneo Continental AmericanoA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
6. G Needleman vs M Ripari 1-0462003Torneo Continental AmericanoB32 Sicilian
7. S Arambel vs G Needleman ½-½542003Torneo Continental AmericanoA20 English
8. G Needleman vs R L C Andrade 1-0302003Torneo Continental AmericanoD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. F Incicco vs G Needleman  0-151200479th Argentine ChampionshipA58 Benko Gambit
10. G Needleman vs E Julia  0-154200479th Argentine ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. G Needleman vs G Malbran 0-141200479th Argentine ChampionshipB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. M Semprevivo vs G Needleman  ½-½46200479th Argentine ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
13. G Needleman vs M Villanueva  ½-½652004Campeonato SuperiorB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
14. R Maiques vs G Needleman  0-143200479th Argentine ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
15. J A Rubinetti vs G Needleman  ½-½65200479th Argentine ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
16. G Needleman vs R Cristobal 1-055200479th Argentine ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. G Needleman vs Darcy Lima  ½-½112005American Continental ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. D Valerga vs G Needleman  ½-½272005American Continental ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. G Needleman vs A Needleman ½-½102005American Continental ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
20. M Uribe vs G Needleman  0-1492005American Continental ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. P Lafuente vs G Needleman  1-0642005American Continental ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. G Needleman vs A Bachmann  1-0432005American Continental ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
23. G Soppe vs G Needleman  0-1522005American Continental ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
24. G Needleman vs A Sorin 1-0452005American Continental ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
25. G Needleman vs Y Quesada Perez  1-0652005American Continental ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 50  PGN Download
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Sep-23-05  roni.chessman: <At least Karpov shook Needleman's hand>

Haha...Kasparov went Berserk when Radjabov won the "most beautiful game" prize (or was it a different title)

Oct-27-05  vampiero: the point of the spaghetti article was to critisize the catholic church, saying that "He" created everythign we touch and feel and that they have "overwhelming proof" of this. its obviously just a ironic critique of everything that creationistsa are claiming.
Oct-27-05  ChessMan94: Karpov lost a game against Needleman... so what? Karpov should have felt like Capablanca who said something along the lines of: "When I lose a game it is like a millionaire giving a penny to a bum on the streets".

Oct-27-05  jamesmaskell: LOL @ penny to a bum line.
Oct-27-05  likestofork: <cu8sfan> Is this a Franco-American Flying Spaghetti Monster or a Chef Boyardee Flying Spaghetti Monster? Oh, that a schism I smell cooking?
Nov-29-05  Swapmeet: Conspiracy! They obviously paired him against Grischuk to knock him out early and give the rest of the GMs a better chance of winning.
Dec-06-05  malakaboy: can you change the can of tuna into a can of chili beans i am alergic to tuna
Jan-05-06  Karpova: <vampiero: the point of the spaghetti article was to critisize the catholic church, saying that "He" created everythign we touch and feel and that they have "overwhelming proof" of this.>

no, they are not criticizing the catholic church but the creationists who are probably in large part not roman-catholic (catholics are outnumbered in the usa).

i don't want to start a debate on evolution (and indeed didn't issue a statement). i just want to rectify a small detail.

Jun-03-06  BIDMONFA: Gaston Needleman


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  PhilFeeley: Nice win by Needleman over Felgaer recently:

[Event "Buenos Aires ARG, Closed GM-A 2006"]
[Site "Buenos Aires ARG"]
[Date "2006.10.11"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Needleman, G."]
[Black "Felgaer, R."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C41"]
[WhiteElo "2427"]
[BlackElo "2591"]
[PlyCount "169"]
[EventDate "2006.10.02"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ARG"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 c6 4. a4 Nbd7 5. Nf3 e5 6. Bc4 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Qe2 a5 9. Rd1 Qb6 10. d5 Nc5 11. Be3 Bg4 12. b3 Kh8 13. h3 Bh5 14. g4 Bg6 15. Ne1 Nfd7 16. Nd3 h6 17. f3 Rad8 18. Nxc5 Nxc5 19. Qf2 Qc7 20. Bxc5 dxc5 21. Rd3 Bh7 22. Rad1 Bg8 23. Kg2 Kh7 24. h4 g6 25. dxc6 bxc6 26. Kh3 Qc8 27. Ne2 Rxd3 28. Rxd3 h5 29. Ng3 Rd8 30. Qd2 Rxd3 31. Qxd3 Kg7 32. Qd2 hxg4+ 33. fxg4 Qd8 34. Qxd8 Bxd8 35. g5 Bh7 36. Kg4 Be7 37. Nf1 Bd8 38. Nd2 Bc7 39. Nf3 Kf8 40. Kg3 Ke7 41. Kf2 Bd6 42. Ke3 Bc7 43. Kf2 Bd6 44. Ke3 Bc7 45. Kd3 Bd6 46. Nd2 f5 47. Nf1 Kf8 48. Ne3 f4 49. Ng4 Bg8 50. Bxg8 Kxg8 51. Ke2 Kf7 52. Kf3 Ke6 53. Nh2 Bc7 54. Kg4 Kf7 55. Nf3 Kg7 56. c4 Bb8 57. h5 Bc7 58. hxg6 Kxg6 59. Nh4+ Kf7 60. Kf5 Kg7 61. Ke6 Bd8 62. Kxe5 Bxg5 63. Nf3 Kg6 64. Kd6 Kh5 65. e5 Kg4 66. Nxg5 Kxg5 67. e6 f3 68. e7 f2 69. e8=Q f1=Q 70. Qe3+ Kg4 71. Kxc6 Qf8 72. Qxc5 Qf3+ 73. Kb5 Qxb3+ 74. Kxa5 Qb8 75. Qb6 Qa8+ 76. Kb4 Kh3 77. c5 Qe4+ 78. Ka5 Qe1+ 79. Ka6 Qe2+ 80. Qb5 Qe6+ 81. c6 Kh2 82. Kb7 Qe4 83. a5 Qe7+ 84. c7 Qe4+ 85. Kb8 1-0

Oct-23-06  ConLaMismaMano: On this recent torunament Needleman was 0.5 points shy of becoming Argentinas youngest GM ever (16 yo), he needed 7.5, but came up second behind Ricardi with 7 points out of 10 rounds (i think).
Nov-22-06  Caissanist: Spanish-language article on the Buenos Aires tournament:
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  WannaBe: Just saw on the FIDE web-site, he is an IM, (his father just recently joined him as IM too!)

Don't recall when the younger Needleman got his IM title.

Jul-10-08  siggemannen: what happened to this guy?
Jul-10-08  myschkin:
Jul-10-08  zoren: probably ELO leveled off
Jul-10-08  myschkin: some more games 2007:

Jul-20-08  0o0o0o0o0: <siggemannen> Puberty.
Dec-08-08  siggemannen: hehe, that's the downfall of all men!
Dec-08-08  Augalv: This guy seemed promising.
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  WannaBe: Been a while, what's going on with with (this/the) kid?? Any tournment updates??
Oct-14-09  tibone: what happened to him?
Feb-06-10  Billy Vaughan: The only way to beat Needleman is with <Gemini Man>'s powers!
Jul-19-10  Augalv: <what happened to him?>

He quit chess.

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  wordfunph: his last tour was in 2007, hope he makes a comeback.
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