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A J Goldsby
A J Goldsby 
Photograph by Harvey Lerman of Florida Chess.  
Number of games in database: 97
Years covered: 1974 to 2012
Highest rating achieved in database: 2283
Overall record: +69 -15 =13 (77.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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   D Kopec vs A J Goldsby (Dec-30-12) 1-0
   W D Thompson vs A J Goldsby (Mar-11-12) 0-1
   A J Goldsby vs P Ballard (Mar-11-12) 1-0
   A J Goldsby vs C Minsky (Mar-10-12) 1-0
   A J Goldsby vs R W Frye (Jan-21-12) 1-0

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(born Feb-12-1958, 63 years old) United States of America

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A. J. Goldsby was born on February 12, 1958 in the USA. He is a US Life Master and hopes to become a GM. He won the 2014 Louisiana State Championship. He was formerly a regular kibitzer at where his screen name is User: LIFE Master AJ.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 97  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A J Goldsby vs F Goodenough 1-0361974P.C.C. ChampionshipC54 Giuoco Piano
2. A J Goldsby vs E Jonsson 1-0181980Reykjavik OpenB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
3. A J Goldsby vs R Timetkin 1-0261981Golden Knights (Postal)B03 Alekhine's Defense
4. A J Goldsby vs S Subramanian 0-119198182nd US OpenC17 French, Winawer, Advance
5. Soltis vs A J Goldsby 1-032198182nd US OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. A J Goldsby vs Dennis Baker 0-1521989New Orleans OpenC54 Giuoco Piano
7. J Davidson vs A J Goldsby 0-123199091st US OpenB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. G Sanders vs A J Goldsby ½-½311993FL State Champ. (Open)A07 King's Indian Attack
9. A J Goldsby vs R Holt 1-0301993FL State Champ. (Open)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. N A Paleveda vs A J Goldsby ½-½591993FL State Champ. (Open)B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
11. Otis Lamar Daniel vs A J Goldsby 0-147199422nd Annual Queen of HeartsA48 King's Indian
12. M Gatlin vs A J Goldsby ½-½4519942nd Annual Orlando OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. A J Goldsby vs Nijboer 0-1491995New York OpenB06 Robatsch
14. A J Goldsby vs M Valvo 0-1381995New York OpenB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
15. A J Goldsby vs Tkachiev 0-1651995New York OpenB06 Robatsch
16. A J Goldsby vs Sevillano ½-½511995The Southern OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
17. Dennis Baker vs A J Goldsby 0-1261995The Southern OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. M Schulingkamp vs A J Goldsby 0-1421997AL State Champ.A45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. A Reeder vs A J Goldsby 0-1411997AL State Champ.A48 King's Indian
20. A J Goldsby vs L Denton 1-0421997AL State Champ.B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
21. Goldin vs A J Goldsby 1-03119987th Annual S.C.C.O.A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
22. A J Goldsby vs A Caveney 1-053199930th Southern (Chess) Congress OpenC27 Vienna Game
23. D H Levin vs A J Goldsby 0-158199930th Southern (Chess) Congress OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
24. S Muhammad vs A J Goldsby 0-136199930th Southern (Chess) Congress OpenA48 King's Indian
25. S Whiteman vs A J Goldsby 0-134199930th Southern (Chess) Congress OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
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Jun-10-14  IFNB: LOL Why are you posting bullet skittles games?
Jun-10-14  bugabay: It's his choice, it's his page, it's his games, he can do whatever he want. Besides, Life Master said they upload his losses and not his wins.
Jun-10-14  bugabay: It's his games and not yours.
Jun-10-14  IFNB: <bgabay> Again, that's irrelevant. But thanks.
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  Jambow: LMAJ not sure I ever seen you had Jewish ancestry although the surname Goldsby made me suspect that might be the case. I have never observed direct anti-Semitism on a personal level but it seems alive and well globally.

No matter I haven't confirmed any Jewish ancestry but have a couple in my family tree that seem likely. My maternal grandmothers surname was Traum and they fled to Hungary and then the USA before the onset of WWII. They had a very olive skin tone also so maybe? Then we had Golden's on my paternal fathers side and they had near relatives with almost all Jewish sounding names like Reuben etc...

Not that it matters but it is very interesting so shalom.

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  Domdaniel: <Jambow> I suppose you know that 'Traum' means 'dream' in German and 'wound' in Greek?

This is also interesting.

Ancestry is less important than some people think.

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  Jambow: Dom I think I probably agree with you that ancestry is not so important as it is interesting. I'm guessing if your on a train bound for Auschwitz, or on slave ship departing from Liberia it might seem very important though.

Traum is the root of our word traumatized or in a dream like state, so yes thanks I did know it was dream in German but not the Greek.

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  James Demery: AJ is a Lifemaster the same thing as a NM is today?
Jul-30-14  Garech: AJ - have you read "Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual"?

I'd be interested in your opinion on it, if so. I've heard that Dvoretsky is such a great trainer that he can bring 2200 players up to the level of Grandmaster. This alone is enough encouragement for me to be thinking about buying the book.



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  James Demery: AJ doesn`t post here anymore.
Aug-05-14  Garech: Oh - when did that happen, and how come? I see he posted on 07/06 above, has something happened since then?
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  ketchuplover: I hope he's safe and sound
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  Jambow: AJ is ok I spoke with him, he is done with this site.
Sep-14-14  nmatta: AJ asked me to post a link to his blog on here.

Here are his games from the Louisiana State Championship where he took clear 1st place with a score 6/7 (2 draws):

Sep-30-14  Garech: Oh, I think AJ is not allowed to post in games anymore - it says as much in his profile, anyway.


Oct-04-14  Ke2: Searching For AJ Goldsby... This controversial and brilliant figure has been absent for now 4 months... Will he ever return?
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  Jambow: According to him he is finished here. Dispute with the site founders/admin if I understood him correctly.

Honestly I think they do a great job and really are a lot more tollerant with some behavior here than I would be, which is much preffered over a draconian approach.

Anyway LMAJ has moved on.

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  chancho: He visited yesterday.

User: LIFE Master AJ

Hope you are well, Aj.

Oct-08-14  dernier thylacine: I am just an "amateur" and I do not know the competition chess community, but I am very happy that exists at least and at last a good and complete book about the La Bourdonnais -Mc Donnell encounters, the one of Cary Utterberg of course; and as Utterberg included analysises of A. J. Goldsby, its already enough for me to be thankfull to this master;

I confess I do not mind much about the controversial discussion here: Jew or not Jew, antisemitism or not, and I have no intention to study this question by reading all the earlier kibitzes; I suppose that chess is HERE a more fitting topic.

Of course I was however upset when I heard in the past about the attitude and the declarations of Alekhine and much later Fischer, but this would introduce another debate; being nor Jew nor American but just a poor Frenchman, I apologize for my bad english, I just hope it's still possible to understand it approximately!

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  Domdaniel: <Garech> My opinion: Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual is the best endgame book I've ever seen, by a wide margin. His analyses are very thorough, and he has a knack for finding examples that stick in the mind.

I suspect that AJ would agree.

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  wordfunph: happy birthday, AJ!
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  chancho: Happy Birthday, Mister Goldsby.

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  ketchuplover: Saw A.J's comment on the passing of Walter Browne a few minutes ago
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  Sally Simpson: Happy Birthday A.J.

Hope all your worries are behind you.

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  mistermac: Go, AJ. We love ya. Sui generis!
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