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Michael Aigner
Number of games in database: 40
Years covered: 1998 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2006
Highest rating achieved in database: 2298
Overall record: +9 -26 =5 (28.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A80 Dutch (6 games)
A02 Bird's Opening (4 games)
A07 King's Indian Attack (4 games)
C45 Scotch Game (2 games)
A90 Dutch (2 games)
B23 Sicilian, Closed (2 games)
B01 Scandinavian (2 games)
A03 Bird's Opening (2 games)

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(born May-06-1974, 49 years old) United States of America

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USCF Life Master. He tied for second in the 2006 U.S. Open, and played in the 2007 U.S. Championship. He is a coach for junior players.

note: there's also a Michael Aigner from Austria. He was born on the 10th of May, 1967.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 40  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T W Stevens vs M Aigner  0-1461998Mechanics MastersA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
2. M Aigner vs O Cartagena  0-1551998Mechanics MastersB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. R Wong vs M Aigner  1-0391998Mechanics MastersC25 Vienna
4. M Aigner vs B Evans  ½-½671998Mechanics MastersB23 Sicilian, Closed
5. M Aigner vs NN 1-061999US OpenA02 Bird's Opening
6. M Aigner vs Movsesian qual blitzA02 Bird's Opening
7. John Lai vs M Aigner  0-1272000Carroll Capps memC45 Scotch Game
8. E Schiller vs M Aigner 0-1442001Mechanics SummerA90 Dutch
9. M Aigner vs A Soltis  0-1582002Western States OpenA03 Bird's Opening
10. M Umansky vs M Aigner 1-0412003Internet Section 18-AA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
11. M Aigner vs Blatny  0-1492003North American opC10 French
12. M Aigner vs U Zak  ½-½242003North American opB01 Scandinavian
13. M Aigner vs V Akobian  0-1272003North American opA03 Bird's Opening
14. R de Guzman vs M Aigner 1-0362004BlacKnight Halloween OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
15. E Schiller vs M Aigner 0-1392004Berkeley (People's)A80 Dutch
16. S Williams vs M Aigner  1-0322004Dos HermanasA02 Bird's Opening
17. M Aigner vs Wojtkiewicz  0-1262004Internet Section 10A g/8'+2A07 King's Indian Attack
18. M Aigner vs V Akobian 0-1272004National opB07 Pirc
19. D Pruess vs M Aigner  1-0322004Mark Pinto IMC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. M Aigner vs D Gurevich  0-1252005National OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
21. D Gurevich vs M Aigner  1-0342005National OpenA80 Dutch
22. V Akobian vs M Aigner 1-0292005National OpenA80 Dutch
23. M Aigner vs J Bradford  ½-½352005Las Vegas National opC18 French, Winawer
24. M Gagunashvili vs M Aigner  1-0212006National OpenA90 Dutch
25. G Kacheishvili vs M Aigner  1-0522006National OpenA80 Dutch
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 40  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-05-04  apple head: I know this guy
Feb-23-05  InfinityCircuit: So do I. He's an NM for those who are interested, and has a rare disease that has deformed his body, and possibly caused other abnormalities. It's incredible that he can reach this level despite this.

I've just uploaded one of his games against IM DeGuzman, which he sadly lost.

Feb-24-05  whiskeyrebel: I've watched him play at a couple tournaments. Not only are his games exciting, I've noticed he seems to be very willing to chat with kids and let them benefit from his knowledge. I'm definetly a Michael Aigner fan for more than one reason.
Feb-28-05  InfinityCircuit: I wonder why the game I uploaded hasn't shown up. Saragossa (1.c3) is A00, correct?
Oct-04-05  GMAstle: Michael Aigner is probably the coolest chess player that i have had the opportunity to meet. I see him as one of my friends for his selfless dedication to the game, and a kind heart. If anyone is interested you can look at his webpage at fpawn rules.
Mar-11-06  shor: is M aigner he same as Michael Aigner?
Jun-26-06  Kings Indian: Yup fpawn rules! I know this guy too, he's very nice and is a good teacher. I'm not one of his students but i've seen him many times at the sacramento chess club and in tournaments. His rating is around 2300 now.
Aug-13-06  Landman: Mike just had a great tournament at the 2006 US Open - 7.5/9, tied for 2-11 with 7 GMs and 2 IMs. He drew Fedorowicz in the last round on Board 2.
May-25-08  kobesarmy: he's a great player, and has taught some state champion students (Danya Naroditzsky)
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  GrahamClayton: <GMAstle>If anyone is interested you can look at his webpage at fpawn rules.

Looking at Aigner's most played openings, is an apt name for his website!

Aug-15-10  rapidcitychess: This guy plays on ICC as <f5>.
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  GrahamClayton: It seems that Aigner has put his playing career on hold to become a coach to several of the most promising junior players in the United States:

Nov-23-13  wordfunph: "For me, chess is a sport. Since I am physically disabled I can't play real sports, but chess has a lot of the competitive aspects that a real sport would have."

- Michael Aigner

Jan-05-15  whiteshark: "When you have a winning position, <K.I.S.S.>" (keep it simple, stupid).

-- Michael Aigner

Dec-04-22  dumbgai: According to the following NYT article Aigner defeated Yermolinsky in a game: Does anyone have the game score and could add it to the DB here?
Dec-04-22  Retireborn: <dumbgai> From Megabase:-

[Event "Pacific Coast op 11th"]
[Site "Agoura Hills"]
[Date "2006.07.18"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Yermolinsky, Alex"]
[Black "Aigner, Michael"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A87"]
[WhiteElo "2529"]
[BlackElo "2266"]
[PlyCount "76"]
[EventDate "2006.07.17"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "6"]
[EventCountry "USA"]
[SourceTitle "EXT 2014"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2013.11.20"]
[SourceQuality "1"]

1. Nf3 f5 2. b4 Nf6 3. Bb2 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. c4 d6 7. d4 Ne4 8. Nbd2 Nxd2 9. Qxd2 e6 10. O-O Nd7 11. Rac1 Nf6 12. Rfd1 Qe8 13. Qc2 Bd7 14. b5 a6 15. a4 axb5 16. axb5 Ne4 17. Nd2 Qf7 18. e3 Nxd2 19. Qxd2 c6 20. Qb4 d5 21. Ra1 g5 22. bxc6 Bxc6 23. cxd5 Bxd5 24. Rxa8 Rxa8 25. Bxd5 exd5 26. Qb3 f4 27. exf4 gxf4 28. Bc1 fxg3 29. hxg3 Re8 30. Bf4 Re4 31. Be3 h5 32. Kg2 h4 33. f3 Re7 34. gxh4 Qe6 35. Bf2 Bh6 36. f4 Qe4+ 37. Kh3 Rg7 38. Bg3 Bxf4 0-1

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  MissScarlett: Yermolinsky vs M Aigner, 2006

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