Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Ronald Joseph Gross
Number of games in database: 53
Years covered: 1953 to 1998
Last FIDE rating: 2115
Highest rating achieved in database: 2190
Overall record: +19 -23 =11 (46.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

Repertoire Explorer
Most played openings
E70 King's Indian (5 games)
D50 Queen's Gambit Declined (3 games)
D25 Queen's Gambit Accepted (2 games)
C00 French Defense (2 games)
A52 Budapest Gambit (2 games)
E60 King's Indian Defense (2 games)
D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (2 games)

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Ronald Joseph Gross
Search Google for Ronald Joseph Gross
FIDE player card for Ronald Joseph Gross

(born Jan-13-1936, 86 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]

Ronald Joseph Gross was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He is an Original Life Master. He now lives in Nevada.

Last updated: 2021-07-05 06:47:08

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 53  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Pafnutieff vs R J Gross 1-0231953Californian State ChampionshipD69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,
2. R J Gross vs M Rohland  1-034195455th US OpenE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
3. R J Gross vs G K Fielding  1-050195455th US OpenE01 Catalan, Closed
4. R J Gross vs P Lapiken  0-124195556th US OpenE70 King's Indian
5. R J Gross vs H Seidman  0-130195556th US OpenD90 Grunfeld
6. R J Gross vs J Bolton 0-132195556th US OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. R J Gross vs J W Collins  ½-½35195859th US OpenD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. R J Gross vs O Ulvestad  ½-½25195859th US OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. A Kaufman vs R J Gross  0-141195859th US OpenC00 French Defense
10. R J Gross vs C Brasket  0-153195859th US OpenE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
11. R J Gross vs C Henin  ½-½29195859th US OpenA56 Benoni Defense
12. R J Gross vs Mednis  0-146195859th US OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. R J Gross vs J Sherwin  0-136196061st US OpenE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
14. R J Gross vs F Cramer  1-022196061st US OpenA52 Budapest Gambit
15. M Otteson vs R J Gross  0-120196061st US OpenD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. J Ragan vs R J Gross  1-018196061st US OpenD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. R J Gross vs Santasiere  ½-½18196061st US OpenD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
18. A Cantone vs R J Gross  1-042196162nd US OpenC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. R J Gross vs J F Shaw  1-036196162nd US OpenE70 King's Indian
20. A W Bourke vs R J Gross  1-051196162nd US OpenC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
21. J R Mortz vs R J Gross 1-024196162nd US OpenC18 French, Winawer
22. D Weamer vs R J Gross  0-141196162nd US OpenC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
23. R J Gross vs R M Bond  1-030196667th US OpenE70 King's Indian
24. K Pullen vs R J Gross  ½-½31196667th US OpenD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. Lombardy vs R J Gross 1-022196667th US OpenD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 53  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Gross wins | Gross loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Is Ronny Gross the same player?
Sep-05-07  Calli: Probably the same. Bought a couple of books from him once. There were not real young. He and Fischer hung out in the 70-80s when Fischer had all but disappeared. A reporter heard about it and contacted Gross who admitted he occasionally saw RJF. The paranoid Fischer was incensed and never saw Gross again.
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Gross is one of the top 40 ranked senior players in the USCF. Here is a win when he was much younger:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Aspen"]
[Date "1968.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Gross, Ronald Joseph"]
[Black "Dunning"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 g6 3. ♘c3 d5 4. ♘f3 ♗g7 5. e3 O-O 6. ♗d2 c6 7. ♖c1 ♘bd7 8. ♗d3 dxc4 9. ♗xc4 ♘b6 10. ♗b3 ♗f5 11. ♕e2 ♘bd5 12. O-O ♘xc3 13. ♗xc3 ♘e4 14. ♗b4 a5 15. ♗a3 ♘d6 16. ♘e5 ♘b5

click for larger view

17. g4 a4 18. ♗xf7+ 1-0

18...♖xf7 19. ♘xf7 ♔xf7 20. gxf5 gxf5 21. ♕h5+

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Indian Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 1990

Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Condolences on the passing of your friend Walter Browne
Jun-25-15  NBAFan: All my condolences on your friend's passing. I feel your pain.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC