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Michael Wilder

Michael Wilder (born August 17, 1962) is an American chess grandmaster and a J.D graduate of the University of Michigan. FIDE awarded him the grandmaster title in 1988. He won the 1988 U.S. Chess Championship. He also tied for third in the 1987 U.S. Championship and tied for first at the 1987 London Open. Mr. Wilder essentially retired from chess in the late 1980s and is now a practicing attorney. As of March 2007, his FIDE Elo rating is 2540. His current USCF rating, which has not changed since December 1994, is 2601.

Preceded by
Joel Benjamin and Nick de Firmian
United States Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Roman Dzindzichashvili, Yasser Seirawan, and Stuart Rachels

Michael Wilder currently lives in the USA with his wife, and two daughters. Michael Wilder is a practicing tax attorney at McDermott Will & Emery in DC.