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Ronald Finegold
R Finegold 
Number of games in database: 17
Years covered: 1962 to 1992
Overall record: +9 -8 =0 (52.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-05-1937, died Jul-15-2014, 77 years old) United States of America

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A USCF Life Master in his own right, Ronald Finegold was the father of GM Benjamin Finegold and USCF Life Master Mark Finegold.

Last updated: 2017-12-16 22:24:48

 page 1 of 1; 17 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Weldon vs R Finegold  0-1331962Glass City OpenB01 Scandinavian
2. R Finegold vs Bisguier  0-158196263rd US OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
3. E Davila vs R Finegold  1-022196263rd US OpenD94 Grunfeld
4. R Finegold vs G W Church  1-011196263rd US OpenD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
5. R Finegold vs G S Smith  1-025196263rd US OpenA04 Reti Opening
6. L Gilden vs R Finegold  1-029196263rd US OpenE41 Nimzo-Indian
7. R Finegold vs M Rohland  1-032196263rd US OpenA04 Reti Opening
8. A Karklins vs R Finegold  1-020197172nd US OpenB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. R Finegold vs J Marfia  1-030197172nd US OpenA14 English
10. S Bernstein vs R Finegold  1-0261975World OpenA04 Reti Opening
11. W B Wright vs R Finegold 0-1151990?D08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
12. B Calton vs R Finegold  0-1231990?D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
13. J Griffin vs R Finegold  0-1251990Region V OpenD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
14. R Finegold vs E Torman  1-055199293rd US OpenE72 King's Indian
15. Fedorowicz vs R Finegold 1-019199293rd US OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
16. R Finegold vs M Shahade 0-147199293rd US OpenD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
17. D Thompson vs R Finegold  1-064199293rd US OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
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  WannaBe: Just curious, any relation to Benjamin Finegold?
Nov-08-06  Resignation Trap: Ron is Ben's father. See: .
Apr-05-10  wordfunph: his CG games featured all 6 games with black...or a probability of 1/720 is that right? any statistician out there?
Apr-05-10  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!!Ronald Finegold!!
Apr-05-10  HSOL: wordfunph:
If we have someone with exactly six games and there is a probability of 0.5 (50%) for being black/white in any game is the chance of it being only "black" games 1 in 64. (1/2^6)
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  HeMateMe: It the day were fine, and golden

I might open some beers

and have a Rhinegold with Ron and Ben Finegold.

Jul-02-10  ILoveFruits: mccain finegold...
heh heh...
hah hah...
hee hee...
hoh hoh...
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  Phony Benoni: Just to spoil his perfect record, I have submitted a game where Ron played White.

Oh, relax; there are going to be others anyway.

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  Phony Benoni: Note to by GM Benjamin Finegold:

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  HeMateMe: Fisher v. Finegold, nice post, P.B. Bob seems to know well in advance that black will lose the tempo in the Bishop endgame.
Jul-16-14  Granny O Doul: The 1/720 figure comes up in a slightly different context dealing with six. Picking, say, the exact order of finish in a six-horse race.

Back in 1976, the Flash had to stack 720 discs in the correct order in order to prevent a bomb from destroying Central City. He had only one second to do it.

RIP, Mr. Finegold.

Jul-16-14  Granny O Doul: Who knows, perhaps Finegold might have beaten Fischer if he'd had Petrosian's wife there to help him.
Jul-16-14  Marmot PFL: Sorry to hear that Ron Finegold passed. Quite a few memories of playing him and both sons.

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