John Fedorowicz

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John Fedorowicz
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CountryUnited States
Born (1958-09-27) September 27, 1958 (age 62)
New York City, United States
TitleGrandmaster (1986)
FIDE rating2413 (May 2021)
Peak rating2574 (January 1999)

John Peter Fedorowicz (born September 27, 1958) is an American chess player and chess writer from The Bronx, New York.

He learned to play chess in 1972, inspired by the Fischer–Spassky World Championship Match coverage on TV and as an enthusiastic youngster, made rapid progress to become co-winner of the 1977 U.S. Junior Championship (with Kenneth Regan)[1] and outright winner in 1978.

Fedorowicz continued to impress and in 1984 tied for third place in the U.S. Championships, tied for second place at Hastings in 1984–85,[2] and tied for second place at Dortmund in 1986.[3][4] He represented the U.S. at the 1986 Dubai Chess Olympiad and scored well, earning himself the grandmaster title the same year.[5][6]

Since becoming a grandmaster, he has established himself as one of the leading players from United States, chalking up victories at Cannes 1987, Sesimbra 1987, and Wijk aan Zee 1990. He has also won open tournaments, including the New York Open 1989[7] and the U.S. Open and the World Open[8] in Philadelphia. At Stockholm in 1990, he finished second to Alexei Shirov.

Fedorowicz has captained the U.S. Olympiad team on two occasions and has frequently acted as a second to World Championship candidate Gata Kamsky. He has written or co-written a number of chess books and many articles for magazines and on-line publishers.

As an active 'New Yorker', he spends much of his time in the community, teaching chess to children, giving private lessons, and attending chess camps.


  • Fedorowicz, John (1990). The Complete Benko Gambit. Summit. ISBN 978-0945806141.
  • Fedorowicz, John; de Firmian, Nick (2004). The English Attack. Sterling. ISBN 978-0945806141. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


External links[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Junior Chess Championship Ends in Tie Between Jersey Youths".
  2. ^ Byrne, Robert (1985-03-05). "Chess:Russian Grandmaster Wins The Hastings Tournament". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  3. ^ "Dortmund 1986". Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  4. ^ "1986 Dortmund Sparkassen chess tournament results". Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  5. ^ "OlimpBase :: 27th Chess Olympiad, Dubai 1986, information". Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  6. ^ Kavalek, Lubomir (1986-12-22). "The Matchup at Dubai". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  7. ^ "New York op 1989". Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  8. ^ "World op act 1989". Retrieved 2020-10-15.