IM Mark Ginsburg
Dr. Mark Ginsburg received his International Master title in 1982 from FIDE, the World Chess Organization headed at that time by GM Fridrik Olafsson. He has been battling in the International arena for over 30 years.
Mark’s undergraduate degree was from Princeton (Biology) and did graduate work at NYU, and earned a Ph.D. in Information Systems. He is the author or co-author of two programming textbooks and numerous peer-reviewed articles on groupware, digital libraries, and e-business strategy. As for chess, his writings have appeared in Chess Life and he was the technical editor for GM Joel Benjamin’s magazine Chess Chow in the early 1990s.
His most impressive wins are against GMs Dzindzihashvili, Shamkovich, Benjamin, Wilder, Biyiasis, Balinas, Rohde, Armas, D. Gurevich, Dlugy, Fishbein, Henley, S. B. Hansen, and Wolff .
He won the Manhattan Chess Club Championship twice, in 1988 and 1990. His peak rating was 2578 in 1992, putting him 28th in the USA. Other notable wins include winning the National Chess Congress in 1978, co-winning the Universe Open in San Francisco in 2000 while also co-winning the Arizona State championship in both 2005 and 2008. His specialty is opening innovation.