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Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper


Game and tournament history  |  Rating history/progression  |  Record vs other members


USCF Rating: 2099

Highest USCF Rating: 2137 (on 7/8/2013)
Lowest USCF Rating: 1996 (on 6/27/2011)

Active at Arcadia Chess Club?: No
USCF ID: 12587970

View Michael Cooper at the USCF website





Bio


I play classical piano and love playing chamber music. I was a professional poker player from about 2006 to 2012. I eventually gave that up in the wake of DOJ forcing the major online poker sites to leave the US market. I am proud to be part of the Beyond Chess team of trainers, and I teach the advanced class. I enjoy annotating games; if you played a game at the club that you were proud of and/or would like some expert commentary on, feel free to send me the moves. I post many of my games played at the Arcadia club in the site. I hope my opponents feel they get some benefit from reading these notes. I am available for private lessons; contact me at mcooperchess at gmail dot com if interested (address spelled out that way to avoid spam from bots collecting email addresses).





Tournament & Game Data


Tournaments Entered: 14
Games Played: 72 (50 wins / 13 losses / 9 draws)
Win Percentage: 75.7%
Most Recent Tournament: Istvanyi Open (11/25/2013)





Top 10 Tournaments


5/5 (1st) at Arcadia Bill Smith Open on 8/8/2011

5/6 (=1st) at Arcadia Istvanyi Open on 11/7/2011

4.5/5 (1st) at Richard Morris Memorial on 12/17/2012

5/6 (=2nd) at Arcadia Bill Smith Memorial on 8/13/2012

4.5/6 (4th) at Arcadia Istvanyi Open on 10/1/2012

4.5/6 (=4th) at Bill Smith Open on 10/7/2013

3.5/5 (=5th) at Istvanyi Open on 11/25/2013

4/6 (=6th) at Arcadia Oak Tree Open on 9/26/2011

4/6 (=7th) at Oak Tree Open on 8/19/2013

4/6 (=8th) at Mcguire Challenge on 7/8/2013





Best Wins & Draws, Worst Losses


Best Win (By Highest Rating)¹: vs Gregg David Fritchle (2025) on 8/8/2011 at the Arcadia Bill Smith Open tournament

Best Win (By Rating Difference)²: Rated 1996 vs Gregg David Fritchle (2025) on 8/8/2011 at the Arcadia Bill Smith Open tournament

Best Draw (By Highest Rating)¹: vs Craig Allen Faber (2204) on 6/18/2012 at the Arcadia Mcguire Open tournament

Best Draw (By Rating Difference)²: Rated 2044 vs Craig Allen Faber (2204) on 6/18/2012 at the Arcadia Mcguire Open tournament

Worst Loss (By Lowest Rating)¹: vs Marcial Parra (1419) on 6/13/2011 at the Arcadia Mcguire Challenge tournament

Worst Loss (By Rating Difference)²: Rated 2010 vs Marcial Parra (1419) on 6/13/2011 at the Arcadia Mcguire Challenge tournament


¹ Does not include results where opponent had a provisional rating
² Does not include results where either player had a provisional rating




Selected Games


Michael Cooper 1-0 Stephanie Shao

Michael Cooper 1-0 Theodore Wu

Craig Faber 1/2-1/2 Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper 1-0 Raoul Crisologo

Michael Cooper 1-0 Simone Sobel

Steven Niles 0-1 Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper 1-0 David Munoz

Michael Cooper 1-0 Wendell Salveron

David Argall 0-1 Michael Cooper

Eduardo Linsangan 0-1 Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper 1-0 David Baran

Michael Cooper 1-0 Agata Bykovtsev

Michael Cooper 1-0 Tony Kukavica

Michael Cooper 1-0 Ted Roth

Michael Cooper 1-0 Ted Roth

Alireza Fallahi 0-1 Michael Cooper

Timothy Chou 0-1 Michael Cooper

Jeff Schwartz 0-1 Michael Cooper

Archit Dasika 0-1 Michael Cooper

Baran, David 0-1 Cooper, Michael





USCF ratings are based on the member's post tournament rating(s) in their tournaments at Arcadia Chess Club. They may not reflect tournaments played outside of Arcadia Chess Club.