Name-

Birthplace-

Age-

Title-

USCF Rating-

FIDE Rating-

NY Masters Win%-

Money Won -

White Opening-

Opening vs e4-

Opening vs d4-

David Pruess

California

22

FM

2368

2376

50% (22.5/45)

$495

d4

French

Benko Gambit

 

FM David Pruess

David is a talented young player from the west coast. He is spending the summer of 2002 here in NYC, and what better way to stay sharp then to compete in the NY Masters. He is one of the crop of players that likes to always play for the win with the white and black pieces alike. He is proud that he has a streak of about 50-60 games without a draw! Of course this pecularity can also have itís downsides, as he occasionally makes bad decisions in order to avoid draws. Now that the summer is over he has gone back home, although he has something great to show for it, as at the 2002 US Open he qualified for the 2003 US Closed Championship! It's rarer that you see anyone happier than David was when he was sure he was in.