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David J Strauss
Number of games in database: 99
Years covered: 1962 to 1992
Last FIDE rating: 2425

Overall record: +35 -33 =31 (51.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (9) 
    A17 A15 A16 A10
 King's Indian (6) 
    E61 E90 E72 E94
 Reti System (6) 
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A28 A29 A22
 Slav (4) 
    D14 D18 D11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B32 B21 B22 B61 B50
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (4) 
    B60 B65 B61 B67
 Scandinavian (4) 
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D86 D91 D78 D90
 King's Indian (4) 
    E95 E94 E64 E81
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Speelman vs D J Strauss, 1982 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   93rd US Open (1992)
   BCF-ch (1982)
   88th US Open (1987)
   BCF-ch (1984)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1981)
   Lone Pine (1979)
   Lone Pine (1977)

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(born Aug-07-1946, 75 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality United States of America)

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David Jonathan Strauss was born in 1946 in London, England. In 1973 he won the California State Championship. He tied for first at the American Open in 1971, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, and 1992. He was awarded the IM title in 1982.

Last updated: 2018-01-14 09:47:02

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D J Strauss vs Keene 1-0471962Junior county matchE72 King's Indian
2. Keene vs D J Strauss 1-0161964London Junior ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
3. D J Strauss vs Keene 0-1271964British Junior ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
4. D J Strauss vs P H Clarke  ½-½281973London InvitationC15 French, Winawer
5. D J Strauss vs S Webb  1-0451973London InvitationC15 French, Winawer
6. V W Knox vs D J Strauss  ½-½321973London InvitationB33 Sicilian
7. L Piasetski vs D J Strauss  ½-½451973London InvitationB30 Sicilian
8. Nunn vs D J Strauss  ½-½681973London InvitationB33 Sicilian
9. Gheorghiu vs D J Strauss  1-0421974Lone PineA16 English
10. D J Strauss vs C Barnes  1-0331974Lone PineB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
11. W Goichberg vs D J Strauss 1-0231974Lone PineC11 French
12. D J Strauss vs V Pupols  1-0571976Lone PineC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
13. Panno vs D J Strauss  1-0351976Lone PineA34 English, Symmetrical
14. D J Strauss vs K Frey Beckman  0-1801976Lone PineB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
15. C Brasket vs D J Strauss  ½-½561976Lone PineA00 Uncommon Opening
16. D J Strauss vs Tisdall 1-0181976Lone PineB06 Robatsch
17. R Ervin vs D J Strauss 1-0331976Lone PineC05 French, Tarrasch
18. D J Strauss vs de Firmian 0-1181976Lone PineA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Panno vs D J Strauss  1-0311977Lone PineD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
20. D J Strauss vs Nickoloff 0-1381977Lone PineB25 Sicilian, Closed
21. Henley vs D J Strauss  1-0851977Lone PineA00 Uncommon Opening
22. D J Strauss vs Martinovsky  1-0341977Lone PineB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
23. P Cleghorn vs D J Strauss  1-0301977Lone PineB33 Sicilian
24. D J Strauss vs V McCambridge  ½-½431977Lone PineC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
25. D Verduga vs D J Strauss  1-0271977Lone PineB06 Robatsch
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Mar-12-10  hedgeh0g: Nothing better than listening to a bit of Blue Danube in the morning!
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  GrahamClayton: Strauss was one of the first international masters to lose to a computer, losing to an experimental Fidelity machine at the 1986 US Open.

Strauss quit competitive chess and is now involved in medical research:

Feb-23-14  wrap99: I believe he was a professor of statistics or something mathematical at one of the UCs, maybe UC Riverside.
Feb-23-14  RedShield: I like your style. <David Jonathan Strauss was, it's believed, born sometime after the war in England, maybe in London.>
Feb-23-14  wrap99: I just don't remember exactly. I am sure David, or someone else, could clear this up.
Nov-23-15  14DogKnight: <wrap99> Yes, he was a professor of statistics at UC Riverside. I used to enjoy watching him and Perry Youngworth play blitz at our club, which ended at UCR and never opened again. Shame.
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  beatgiant: Check these out:

These confirm the UC Riverside faculty role and also add that he's currently a researcher with the Life Expectancy Project in San Francisco.

Nov-29-15  wrap99: <14DogKnight> so approaching 40 years ago. I knew Perry well and wondered what he ended up doing in his non-chess life. I have been keeping an eye on the bright kids I met in the 1970s. More than one entered academia; others did well in business (Mark Orfalea opened a burrito place that is famous); others did some very bad things and ended up in prison. <beatgiant> thanks.

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