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Joel Benjamin

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Fide Id2000091
USCF Id12769966
TitleGrand Master
FederationUSA fed
FIDE Elo2544 
Highest 2620 (July 1993)
URS Rating2449 
Born 11.Mar.1964 (in United States)
ClubCalifornia
 Ranking: World #464, Americas #50, USA #24
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Sicilian defence (24%): B90 B46 B42 B23 B90 B23Sicilian defence (19%): B32 B33 B53 B33 B40 B44
Ruy Lopez (11%): C67 C96 C81 C67 C80 C89Queen's pawn (15%): A41 A40 E10 A46 A40 A45
Queen's pawn (8%): A40 A46 D02 D00 A41 A40Reti (9%): A09 A07 A09 A04 A04 A05
French defence (8%): C14 C00 C01 C06 C03 C01Nimzo-Indian (7%): E20 E47 E48 E38 E32 E20
Caro-Kann defence (6%): B17 B12 B10 B19 B12 B15English (6%): A16 A25 A22 A20 A10 A27
Play tendenciesEndgame tendencies
Sacrifices: Not availableAverage draws at: Move #35 (details)
Blunders (): Explore blunders Optimal play:   98.13%  [what is this?]
Positional player: Not available Optimal checkmate:   94.44%  [what is this?]
Exchange tendencies: -1.126 (details) Endgame blunders: Explore blunders
Stockfish first line: Not available [calculate] Strength:         
Quality of play:  85.35 (games[what is this?] Exploitive analysis: Not available
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Rating History ()


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Tournament History


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Tournament (Click on name for details) VenueDate
1nd CCFC FIDE Invitational Norwalk, USA2015.08.012250
Robert Byrne Memorial Blitz Tournament New York, USA2013.12.101330
135th Annual New York State Championship New York, USA2013.08.301780
US Championship Saint Louis, USA2013.05.022540
43rd Annual World Amateur Team and US Team East Parsippany, USA2013.02.161430
Washington International Rockville, USA2012.07.282300
40th Annual World Open - Open Section Philadelphia, USA2012.07.022330
18th Annual Northeast Open Stamford, USA2012.06.081850
2nd Annual New Yorker Open New York, USA2012.05.252080
Long Island Open New York, USA2012.03.161920
42nd Annual World Amateur Team and US Team East Parsippany, USA2012.02.181320
2nd Annual Boardwalk Open Asbury Park, USA2011.10.212150
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