Born in New York, international master James Sherwin was one of the most successful participants in the United States Chess Championship in the 1950s and 1960s. He competed in eight events, several of which included Bobby Fischer, and finished third or fourth on six separate occasions. Sherwin's third place in the 1957-8 United States Championship qualified him for the Interzonal, where he scored 50% against the six finishers for the Candidates Tournament. New York State champion at age 17, Sherwin represented the United States at the 1953 World Youth Championships.
In 1956, Sherwin shared the highest honors in the United States Chess Hall of Fame, Arthur Bisguier. Sherwin was president of the American Chess Foundation from 1979 to 1990, when he provided significant financial support to the best players in the United States. Karff was passionate about chess, and once told a friend: “I was born with chess in my blood. She moved to New York City in the 1940s and was a regular at the Marshall Chess Club.
Karff was respected for her intelligence and sophistication, as well as for her skill at chess. He knew six languages, loved to travel and amassed an impressive art collection. She also has a degree in international affairs. Alex and his wife, Female Grand Master Camilla Baginskaite, live with their two children in South Dakota, where he works with the South Dakota Chess Association as an instructor, lecturer and tournament director.
In 1991, Pal Benko, International Grand Master, and Burt co-authored a book entitled “Winning with the Psychology of Chess” for David McKay. Bobby Fischer is the most famous American chess player and is often considered to be one of the three great world champions. Although he rarely competes in tournaments, Gulko is still an active chess player and has his home in Fair Lawn, N. Unfortunately, his strategy of prioritizing safety has been used to demonstrate (often incorrectly) that So is not a particularly entertaining chess player.
Pantheon considers the following people to be the 10 most legendary American chess players of all time. Returning triumphantly to the United States, Morphy toured major cities playing chess on his way back to New Orleans. He played five times for the United States in the chess Olympics, winning a total of nine medals, and his Olympic record is the best of all time among American players. After the death of world champion Alexander Alekhine in 1946, Fine was one of six players invited to compete for the World Championship in 1948. Arnold Denker and Larry Parr called Helms “the most important journalist in the history of American chess”.
He also represented his new country at four chess Olympiads, including the one in 1998, when the team finished second. Robert Eugene Byrne (April 20, 1928 — April 12, 2001) was an American chess player and chess author who held the title of Grand Master (GM) of FIDE. He was one of the leading American chess players during the 1950s and 1960s, and a contemporary of Bobby Fischer, whom he supported during the 1972 World Chess Championship. He was a chess prodigy, they called him The Pride and Sadness of Chess because he had a brilliant chess career, but he retired from the game when he was still young.
He oversaw the transition of the American chess publication Chess Life from newspaper to magazine, which he edited for several years. However, Piatigorsky is best remembered for organizing two of the best American chess tournaments, the Piatigorsky Cups of 1963 and 1966.