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Michael Schleifer
Number of games in database: 64
Years covered: 1981 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2339
Highest rating achieved in database: 2369

Overall record: +24 -21 =19 (52.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A40 E10 A50 E00
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A62 A58 A69 A57
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B21 B80 B22 B40 B23
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Picard vs M Schleifer, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Canadian Closed (2006)
   PWC Toronto Open (2009)

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(born Jan-16-1967, died Nov-21-2009, 42 years old) Canada

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He was an IM.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 67  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Schleifer vs R Ramlochan  1-0381981Ontario U16 championshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
2. M Schleifer vs L Day  0-1401983Toronto ClosedA58 Benko Gambit
3. M Schleifer vs M Meleg  ½-½471984Ontario JuniorA13 English
4. R Huda vs M Schleifer  1-0281985CAN-ch U18D40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
5. R Stone vs M Schleifer  ½-½301986Canada ztE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
6. M Schleifer vs R Hawkes  0-1311986ttA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
7. I Ivanov vs M Schleifer 1-0471986CAN-ch / ZonalD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
8. M Schleifer vs K Spraggett  0-1441986CAN-ch / ZonalB40 Sicilian
9. L Day vs M Schleifer  ½-½601990Labour Day OpenC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
10. L Day vs M Schleifer 1-0331991Canadian ClosedB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
11. Barsov vs M Schleifer  1-0551992Labor Day opE70 King's Indian
12. L Day vs M Schleifer 0-1591992TorontoB06 Robatsch
13. R Stone vs M Schleifer  ½-½491992OntarioE61 King's Indian
14. M Schleifer vs I Ivanov  0-1481994Quebec CH Board 02A40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. M Schleifer vs L Day  ½-½121996Ontario OpenA53 Old Indian
16. L Day vs M Schleifer  1-0731996CAN-chB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. K Spraggett vs M Schleifer  1-0301996CAN-chA07 King's Indian Attack
18. M Schleifer vs F Bergeron  ½-½401997Quebec opE83 King's Indian, Samisch
19. Gligoric vs M Schleifer  1-0361998Quebec opD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
20. M Schleifer vs I Nataf  ½-½321998Quebec opE81 King's Indian, Samisch
21. H R Jung vs M Schleifer  1-0541999Canadian ClosedC77 Ruy Lopez
22. M Schleifer vs E Desmarais  1-0702000Lanaudiere opD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Smagin vs M Schleifer  ½-½442000Montreal 1stB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. Tyomkin vs M Schleifer  1-0482000Montreal 1stA90 Dutch
25. M Schleifer vs A Simutowe  1-0372001Wilbert Paige MemD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-14-07  Alexin22: He is good
Oct-29-09  PhilFeeley: Kevin Spraggett wrote this about him:

"It seems that the only time chess gets reported is when it is the butt of a joke or a truly bizarre incident takes place. For example, when Canadian I.M. Michael Schleiffer decided to pee on the board while his opponent was considering his next move, at a R.A Chess Club tournament a few years back, the Toronto Star put one of its best reporters on the story! The story was quickly picked up and traveled around the world...but when Karpov went to Toronto 2 years ago to inaugurate a chess school, the media did not give a damn!"

I can't find Schleiffer on the FIDE list of active Canadian players, although his rating should surely put him on that list, considering he has games from 2009. I don't understand.

Dec-06-09  jrbleau: Sadly, Michael passed away November 21, 2009, aged 42. He was a good friend of mine, and just his presence had a very positive effect on my game. He was one of those friends who really rooted for you.

He had a good, somewhat ironic, sense of humor and was blessed with kindness. He often told me that he expected to die young. Skoal, Michael!

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  perfidious: What happened to Michael?

In Montreal, I played a number of blitz events with him in the 1990s, and we often met at the former Specialiste d'Echecs sooner or later in those Friday tourneys. Along with Hebert and Lesiege, he always gave me a rough ride.

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