Century XX  
1900
Charles Alfred Hooper, creater of Ajeeb, died.
1900
Western Chess Association founded.
1900
Pillsbury plays 16 games blindfolded (+11-1=4); a record.
1900
Grau, Roberto born. South American champion from Argentina.
1900
Murray writes MODERN DISCOVERIES IN CHESS HISTORY in BCM.
1900
Didier scores 1 out of 16 in Paris.
1900
CLOCK; Present-day push-button chess clock perfected by Veenhoff.
1900
Pillsbury marries.
1900
Brentano invents Brentano variation of the Ruy Lopez.
1900
Cook's chess firm taken over by Jacques and made Staunton sets.
1900
Paris: Lasker won with 14 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss.
1900
Pillsbury gives 150 chess exhibitions and travels 40,000 miles.
1900.01.19
Frere, Thomas died in New York City. Wrote chess handbook.
1900.01.29
Chernev, Irving, chess author, born in Priluki, USSR.
1900.02.12
Howe, Henry died in Montreal. Canandian ch 1877.
1900.02.12
Gilbert, Ellen (ne Strong) died in Hartford, CT. Corr. player and Queen of Chess.
1900.04.10
Herbstmann, Alexander, IM for chess compositions, born in Rostov-Don, Russia. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1959.
1900.04.13
Tylor b. Birmingham. 3-time Br. cr. ch. Only blind player in ol.
1900.04.18
Charousek, Rudolf, Hungarian master, died of TB (age 27) in Nagyteteny, Czechoslovakia.
1900.04.29
Wren, Fred, chess author, born in Sherman, Maine.
1900.08.12
Steinitz died in New York in an asylum.
1900.08.16
Fiske publishes THE EARLY HISTORY OF CHESS in the NATION, NY.
1900.08.23
Heinrichsen, Arved died in Vilnius, Lithuania. Heinrichsen opening.
1900.09.03
US Open, Excelsior, Udemann 1st.
1900.11.24
Richter, Kurt, German international master, born. East German IM 1950.
1901
John Owen (born 1827), English player, died. Vicar. Wrote under pseudonum of Alter.
1901
Endre Steiner, Hungarian master, born.
1901
Stanley, American chess author, died.
1901
Haberditz, Hans born in Austria. Haberditz var.
1901
Weber, A. died. 1st to investigate Indian references to chess.
1901
Minckwitz, Johannnes died. Chess author. Threw himself under a tram.
1901
Makarczyk b. Polish ch 1948. IM 1950. Died 1975.
1901
Pillsbury gave a simul blindfold display in Moscow on 22 boards. A. Alekhine's older brother, Alexei, got a draw.
1901
Didier scores 1/4 out of 13 in Monte Carlo.
1901.01.20
Gilg, Karl born in Mankendorf, Czechoslovakia. IM 1953. West German.
1901.02.09
Koenig, Imre, chess author, born in Kula, Hungary. IM 1951.
1901.04.28
Adams, Weaver American chess master, born in Dedham, Massachusetts.
1901.05.20
Euwe, Max born in Amsterdam. Dutch ch 12 times. World ch 1935-37. GM 1950; IA 1951. FIDE President 1970-78.
1901.08.17
Us Open, Excelsior, Macleod 1st.
1901.08.21
Betbeder, Louis born in Orleans, France. IA 1967. Betbeder variation.
1901.11
Lady Jane Carew d. Chessplayer who lived in 3 centuries (1797-1901).
1901.11
1st time chessboard appears with cartesian coordinates in BCM.
1901.12.12
Reilly, B.P. born.
1902
Pillsbury plays 22 blindfolded in Moscow. A record. (+17 -1 =4)
1902
Last British Amateur ch. Was held 10 times since 1886.
1902
Niemeijer, Meindert born. Dutch chess bibliophile.
1902
Lasker gets PhD in mathematics from Erlangen University.
Dissertation on geometrical calculus and ideal numbers.
1902
Browne writes HISTORY OF PERSIA.
1902
Rosenthal, Samuel died. Journalist and chess teacher.
1902.02.04
Congdon, James died in Milwaukee. Elected president of the National Chess Association in 1874.
1902.02.11
Hartong, Jan born in Rotterdam. IMComp 1959.
1902.03.16
Monticelli b. Venice. GME 1985. Italian ch 1929, 34, 39. IM 1950.
1902.06
1st radio match, between two ships in the Atlantic 160 miles apart.
1902.06.05
Kieninger b. German ch 1937, 1940. West German ch 1947. IM 1950.
1902.07.27
Berg, Theodore born in Riga, Latvia. Berg variation.
1902.08.09
US open, Excelsior, Uedemann 1st.
1902.09.01
Kevitz, Alexander, American player, born.
1902.10.03
Walbrodt, Carl died in Berlin. German ch 1893. Died of TB. Born 1871
1902.11.05
Boultbee, William died in Toronto. 1892 Canadian Ch.
1903
Piatigorsky, chess patron, born.
1903
Makovetz, Gyula died. Edited Hungary's first chess magazine.
1903
Moreau scored 0 out of 26 in Monte Carlo.
1903
Breyer scored 0 out of 18 in Kiev.
1903
Divan chess room closed.
1903.01.07
Breuer, Johann born in Cologne. IJComp 1957; IMComp 1973
1903.03.14
Lajos Steiner, Hungarian international master, born in Oradsa. IM 1950.
1903.03.20
Halberstadt, Vitaly born in Odessa. IJComp 1957. Paris ch 1925.
1903.03.20
Pinkus, Albert born in New York. Won Manhattan CC Ch in 1941,1945.
1903.08.05
Bagby, Charles born in Charleston, SC.
1903.08.15
US Open, Chicago, Judd 1st.
1903.08.21
Fairhurst, William born in Alderley Edge, England. Br. ch 1937. Scottish ch 11 times.
1903.08.25
Elo, Arpad born.
1903.08.26
Bruce, Ronald born in England.
1903.09.17
Koltanowski, George, honorary IGM (1988),born in Belgium.
1904
Lommer, greatest british study composer, born in Islington.
1904
Abbott, Hedley born in Davenport, England. 1936-7 NZ Ch.
1904
American Chess Bulletin founded by Herman Helms. Continued until 1963.
1904
Marshall proclaimed U.S. Chess Champion when Pillsbury declined to play due to illness.
1904
BCF (British Chess Federation) founded.
1904.04.10
Andersen, Eric born in Gentofte, Denmark.. Danish ch 12 times (8 years in a row).
1904.04.25
Cambridge Springs, PA tourney. Won by Marshall, followed by Lasker and Janowski.
Tournament book published 35 years later.
1904.05.04
Malmgren b. Avesta. GMC 1953. 2nd in 1953 world corr. ch.
1904.05.05
Crosskill, Alfred died in Beverley, England. Endgame analyst.
1904.05.07
British Chess Federation founded. 1st president, A. Naumann.
1904.05.09
Stoltz, Gosta, Swedish GM, b. Stockholm. Swedish ch 5 times. IM 1950. GM 1954.
1904.05.19
Marshall wins Cambridge Springs, PA tourney.
1904.06.04
Grob, Henry born in Braunau, Austria. Swiss ch 1939, 1951. IM 1950.
1904.06.27
Giers, Paul born in Bonn, Germany. USCF President 1949.
1904.07.02
Lundin b. Stockholm. EGM 1983. Swedish ch 10 times. IM 1950.
1904.07.27
Rudenko, Ludmila born in Lubni. World women's ch 1949-53. Challenger 1956.
1904.08
1st British ch since 1872 (32 years). Napier & Atkins tie. Organized by BCF.
1904.08
1st British Ladies ch. Won by K.B. Finn.
1904.08.08
Bain (Weiser), Mary born in Hungary. Challenger 1937. US women's ch 1951-3.
1904.08.22
1st day of the BCF Congress, Hastings.
1904.08.27
Makogonov, Vladimir born in the Caucasus. USSR IM 1950.
1904.09.17
Fiske, Daniel, American bibliophile, died in Frankfurt.
1904.10.03
Buschke, Albrecht born in Berlin.
1904.10.05
Rice Gambit Association formed at the home of Isaac Rice.
1904.10.15
Akopian, Andranik born in Russia. IA 1965.
1904.10.21
Akerblom, Axel born in Fors Station, Sweden. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1967
1904.10.27
Us Open, St Louis, Mlotkowski 1st.
1904.11
1st appearance of Lasker's Chess Magazine. Lasted until 1909.
1904.11.23
Rellstab b. W German IM 1950.
1904.11.26
Gunderam, Heinz born in Grossenhain, Germany.
1904.12.09
Santasiere, Anthony American master, born. NY Ch. US Open Ch in 1945.
1904.12.12
Schiffers, Emanuel (b. 1850), Russian master, died. 1st Russian to teach chess.
1905
Sultan Khan, british master, born in the Punjab, India. Br ch 1929,32,33.
1905
Harman, John born in England. Classified chess studies.
1905
Ranken, Charles born. First president of the Oxford University Chess Club.
1905
1st Scottish Ladies Ch and won by S. Hutchinson.
1905
Shanghai Chess Club founded.
1905
Brunet y Bellet, Jose died in Barcelona.
1905
Fiske writes CHESS IN ICELAND, Florence.
1905.01.06
Marshall, Frank marries Caroline.
1905.01.15
Mason, James (b. 1849), American chess master, died in London.
1905.03.09
Collins, Ethel Boyd born.
1905.03.14
Heinicke, Herbert born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. W German IM 1953.
1905.03.19
Collins, Ethel born.
1905.04.11
Platz, Joseph, American master, born in Cologne.
1905.04.15
Steiner, Herman, US IM, born in Austria-Hungary. US Ch 1948. NY Ch in 1929. US Open ch in 1946.
1905.05.26
Frydman, Paulin born in Poland. IM 1955. Warsaw ch 1931, 1932, 1933, 1936.
1905.06
Mackenzie dies.
1905.07.04
Holloway, Alfred died in Gawler, Australia. Holloway Defense.
1905.08
US Open, Excelsior, Schrader 1st.
1905.08.16
Kristensen b. World blind ch 1963, 1966, 1969.
1905.09.11
Rivierre, Jules Armous de (b. 1830), French master, died. Elo: 2450
1905.10.20
Fabel, Karl born in Hamburg. Famous problemist. IJComp 1964; IMComp 1967.
1905.11.17
Erdelyi, Stefan born in Timisoara, Romania. IM 1950.
1905.11.19
Kashdan, Isaac, American GM, born in New York.
1905.11.23
Torre, Carlos, Mexico's 1st IGM (1977), born in Yucutan, Mexico.
1905.11.27
Michel, Pablo b. German/Argentinian IM 1956.
1905.11.27
Goglidze, Victor born in Kutaisi, Russia. IM 1950. Elo: 2430.
1905.11.30
Lipschutz, Samuel (b. 1863), former US champion, died of lung disease.
1905.12.01
Fraser, George died in Wormit, Scotland. Scottish ch 1898; Fraser Attack.
1905.12.11
Engels, Ludwig born in Dusseldorf. Elo: 2460. Strong German player.
1906
1st national correspondence association, the British CCA, formed.
1906
Rice Gambit Assn formed. Em Lasker is secretary.
1906
Ostend hosts an international women's tournament.
1906
Cook writes THE EVOLUTION OF THE CHESS OPENINGS.
1906
Sonneborn, William died.
1906
Belson, John born. Canadian champion.
1906
Helms wins NT State championship.
1906.01.22
Acosta-Silva, Manuel born in Venezuala. IA 1957.
1906.01.31
Bonham, Reginald born in St Neats, England. Blind world ch 1958. Cr ch 6 times.
1906.02.08
Gresser, Gisela (ne Kahn) born in Detroit. Challenger 1949-50. WIM 1950.
1906.02.16
Menchik, Vera, Woman world ch from 1927 to 1944, born in Moscow.
1906.03.27
Purdy, Cecil J.S., Australian corr. GM, born in Port Said. IM 1951. CGM 1953.
1906.04.23
Dunkelblum, Arthur born in Podgorze, Poland. Belgian ch 1949. IM 1957.
1906.05
1st American Women's Chess Congress, held in New York.
1906.05.07
Judd, Max, former us champion, died.
1906.06
Em Lasker won the 19th NY state championship.
1906.06.10
Herzfeld, Sebastian died in Vienna, Austria. Physician. Herzfeld defense.
1906.06.17
Pillsbury died in Philadelphia (age 34) of syphilis.
1906.08
US Open, Chicago, Wolbrecht 1st.
1906.08.03
Broadbent, Reginald born in Durban, South Africa. Br ch 1948, 1950.
1906.1
The Chess Amateur appears.
1906.10.12
Ekstrom, Folke born in Lund, Sweden. IM 1950; IMC 1971.
1906.11.01
Panov, Vasily, Soviet IM and author, born in Kozelsk. IM 1950.
1906.12.15
Salwe, George d. Lodz. Russian ch 1906.
1906.12.26
Bolbochan, Jacobo born in Buenos Aires. Argentina ch 1932, 1933. IM 1965.
1907
GM; Title of grandmaster was 1st used at the Ostend tournament.
1907
PETROV; Vladimir Petrov b. Latvian ch 1934,35,37. Died in prson camp in 1945.
1907
Williams, Ken born.
1907
Em Lasker published a book called Mein Kampf (My Struggle).
1907.01.26
7th World Chess Championship starts in NY: Lasker-Marshall.
Match played in NY, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Baltimore, Memphis.
1907.02.16
Chicco, Adriano born in Geneva, Italy. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1967. Historian and problemist.
1907.04.11
Dunst, Theodore, American player, born in New York City.
1907.04.15
Abrahams, Gerald born in Liverpool. Barrister.
1907.04.30
Rodl, Ludwig b. W German IM 1953.
1907.05.11
Gossip, George, player and author, died in Liphook, England. Elo: 2310
1907.06.18
Gereben, Erno (ne Grunfeld) born in Sopron, Hungary. Hungarian/Swiss. IM 1950.
1907.08
US Open, Excelsior, Michelson 1st.
1907.08.10
Coles, Richard born in Kingston-on-Thames, England. Author of chess biographies.
1907.08.13
Statham, Louis, chess patron, born.
1907.09.23
Enevoldsen, Jens born in Copenhagen. Danish ch 1940,43,47,48,60. IM 1950. IA 1960.
1907.10.06
Garry Koshnitsky born. Australian master.
1907.11.15
Horowitz, Al American IM, born in Brooklyn. IM 1950; IA 1951.
1907.11.17
Gattie, Walter died in Bournemouth, England. Won 1st Br. Amateur Ch 1886.
1907.12.19
Pirc, Vasja, Yugoslav GM, born in Idrija. 5-time Yug ch. GM 1953. IM 1950.
1908
Rauzer, Soviet master, born.
1908
MENCHIK; Olga Menchik b. Moscow. Challenger 1935, 1937.
1908
1st Hauptturnier, German major tourney.
1908
Solkoff, Ephraim born.
1908
Reti has 16 losses, 3 draws (Vienna).
1908
Sokolsky, Alexei born.
1908
Grumette, American chess patroness, born.
1908
Bronowski, Jacob born. Board 3 at Cambridge.
1908
Prague International. Draws must be at least 30 moves.
1908
Em Lasker marries for the 1st time.
1908.01.13
Paoli b. Italian ch 1951,57,68. IM 1951.
1908.01.25
Chigorin, Mikhail, Russian master, died of diabetes in Lublin. Elo: 2600.
1908.01.26
Stahlberg, Gideon b. Sunte. 11-time Swedish ch. GM 1950. Died 1967.
1908.03.02
Aronson, Eva born in Linkoping, Sweden. WIM 1972.
1908.03.28
Clemenz, Hermann died in Tartu, Estonia. Clemenz Opening.
1908.04.11
Bird, Henry died in London. Leading British amateur player. Elo: 2440
1908.05.15
Diemer, Emil, German player, born in Radolfzell, Germany.
1908.05.22
Korn, Walter, chess author, born in Prague.
1908.07.03
1st game by wireless telegraphy between 2 ocean liners. (BCM 1974,111)
1908.08
US Open, Excelsior, Elliot 1st.
1908.08.05
Hanauer, Milton born in Harrison, NY.
1908.08.17
Lasker-Tarrasch world ch match, Dusseldorf and Munich.
1st introduction of Seconds in world championship play.
1908.09.30
Lasker beats Tarrasch, 10.5-5.5, Munich.
1908.10.08
Ragozin, Vyacheslav, Soviet GM, born. GM 1950. Died 1962.
1908.10.13
Foltys, Jan born in Svinov, Czechoslovakia. Czech ch 1943. IM 1950. Died in 1952.
1908.10.27
Aitken, James born in Calderbank, Scotland.. Scottish ch 10 times. London ch 1950.
1908.11.18
Guliaev, Alexander (ne Grin) born in Moscow. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1974; GMComp 1988.
1908.11.21
Flohr, Salo, Soviet GM, born in Horodenka, Ukraine. GM 1950. IA 1963.
1908.12.22
Chekhover, Vitaly born in St Petersburg. IM 1950; IJComp 1956; IMComp 1961
1909
Correspondence Chess League of America (CCLA) founded.
1909
Tennison, Otto born. Tennison gambit. Civil war commander.
1909
St Petersburg; Lasker & Rubinstein tie for 1st
1909
Capablanca played 720 games in a simul tour, 686 wins, 20 draws, 14 losses.
1909
Marshall defeats Showalter in match for U.S. Championship.
1909
Lisitzin b. IM 1950.
1909
Swiderski, Rudolf died. Committed suicide.
1909
Rejfir b. Czech IM 1956. Died in 1962.
1909
Cunningham, George born. died in 1993.
1909
1st American woman chess author, Eliza C. Foot of NYC - chess puzzles
1909.01
End of Lasker's Chess Magazine.
1909.01.10
Holford, John born. 1945-46 South African co-champ.
1909.02.22
Delmar, Eugene died in New York City. Elo 2420. Delmar var.
1909.03.21
Gottschall, Rudolf died in Leipzig, Poland. Founder of the German chess federation.
1909.03.28
Fiske, William born in Syracuse, NY. Chess player, musician, and chess columnist.
1909.04.19
Alexander, Conel born in Cork. Br ch 1938, 1956. IM 1950; IMC 1970. Elo: 2475
1909.05.04
Kan, Ilya, Soviet IM, born. IM 1950.
1909.05.14
Alatortsev, Vladimir born in St Petersburg. IM 1950; IA 1953; HGM 1983. Elo: 2480
1909.05.21
Endzelins, Lucius born in Tartu, Estonia. GMC 1959. 2nd in the World cr ch 1956-9. Australian ch 1961.
1909.06.07
Porat, Josef born. Palestine ch 1937. Israeli ch 1953,57,59,63. IM 1952.
1909.06.26
Eisinger Jr, Max born in Germany. Eisinger var.
1909.06.30
Dubinen, Peter born in Gorky. GMC 1962. 2nd in 1962 world cr ch. IM 1950. USSR Corr. Ch 1957.
1909.07.01
Lasen, I. born. Challenger 1937, 39, 49. Danish women's ch 17 times.
1909.07.13
Wood, B.H. b. Sheffiled. Br cr ch 1945. Editor of CHESS.
1909.08
Us Open, Excelsior, Chajes 1st.
1909.08.17
Barda, Olaf born in Norway. 6-time Norwegian ch. IM 1952; GMC 1953
1909.08.20
Rubtsova, Olga b. Moscow. Women's world ch 1956-8. Corr ch 1971.
1909.08.25
Battell, Jack American chess corres. organizer, born in New York City.
1909.09.14
Bron, Vladimir born in Nikolaev, Ukraine. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1966; GMComp 1975.
1909.10.30
Forsythe, David died in Dunedin, New Zealand. Invented Forsythe notation.
1909.12.16
Vidmar, Milan Jr. born. Yug IM 1950.
1910
Napolitano, Mario born. ICCG 1953.
1910
Velimirovic, Jovanka born. Yugoslavia's 1st woman ch. D. Velimirovic's mother.
1910
1st match between England & Netherlands, Kent. England won.
1910
Tolstoy, Leo born. Russian chess novelist and chess fanatic.
1910
Schwarz, Adolf born. Hungarian-born player.
1910
Belavenets, Sergey born in Russia. Moscow ch 1932, 1937, 1938.
1910
Krejcik took on 25 players on his 25th birthday. Went 0 out of 25.
1910
Klein b. Br ch 1951.
1910.01.07
Lasker-Schlechter world ch match, Vienna and Berlin.
1910.01.27
Reinfeld, Fred born in New York. Died 1964. Twice NY ch. Wrote 100 books.
1910.02.03
Czerniak, Moshe born in Warsaw. Palestine ch 1936. Israeli ch 1955. IM 1952.
1910.02.09
Book, Eero born in Helsinki. IM 1950. IA 1981; HGM 1984. Finnish ch.
1910.02.10
Lasker defeats Schlechter in 10th match game to retain title, Berlin.
1910.02.19
Konstantinopolsky b. Zhitomin. Won 1st USSR cr ch 1951. IM 1950.
1910.02.19
Fuster, Geza born in Budapest. IM 1969.
1910.02.24
Kottnauer b. IM 1950.
1910.02.28
Rossolimo, Nicholas, US GM, born in Kiev. Paris ch 10 times. IM 1950. GM 1953.
1910.04.08
Dake, Arthur born in Portland. IM 1954; HGM 1986. Oldest GM.
1910.04.15
Najdorf, Miguel, Argentinan GM, b. Warsaw. GM 1950. Argentinian ch 1950,51,55,60,66,75.
1910.04.17
Mikenas, Vladis, Lithuanian ch 1936,47,48,61, born in Estonia. IM 1950.
1910.04.28
Paros, Gyorgy, world's leading composer of helpmates, born in Hungary.
1910.05.01
Tolush, Alexander b. St Petersburg. Leningrad ch 4 times. GM 1953.
1910.05.11
Kaila b. Finnish ch 1939,54. IM 1952.
1910.08
US Open, Chicago, Wolbrecht 1st.
1910.08.13
Clarke, Richard, creator of the British system of grading, born in England.
1910.08.30
Gorgiev, Tigran born in Jizliar, Russia. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1969.
1910.08.31
Trifunovic, Petar, Yugoslavian IGM (1953), born. Yug ch 5 times. IM 1950.
1910.09.17
Mikenas, Vladas b. HGM 1987 (Russia).
1910.11.08
Lasker-Janowski world ch match, Berlin.
1910.12.08
Lasker beats Janowski, 9.5-1.5, Berlin.
1910.12.21
Andreaschek, Karl died in Czechoslovakia. Gambit named after him.
1911
1st time a player played 100 opponents simultaneously (Fahrni-Munich)
1911
1st appearance of 'modern chess openings.'
1911
Yakimchik, Vitold born. Soviet chess composer.
1911
Rothschild, Albert died. Chess patron.
1911
Mortimer, James died. Chess journalist. Caught pneumonia at a chess tournament.
1911
Konig died. Born in 1836. Bohemian composer of chess problems.
1911
Anderson, Peter born in Scotland. 1954 Scottish ch.
1911
1st time players reimbursed for their travels - San Sebastian.
1911
Hungarian Chess Federation founded.
1911
Finland is 1st country to organize chess for students.
1911
CABLE; Last cable match between US and UK.
1911.02.09
Duras lost to Janowski after 161 moves, one of the longest games.
1911.02.19
1st day of San Sebastian tourney. 1st appearance of Capa in Europe. He took 1st.
1911.02.22
Bartmanski, Henryk died in Poland. Bartmanski variation
1911.03.01
Golombek, Harry born in London. IM 1950; IA 1954; HGM 1985. 4-time British ch.
1911.04.10
Loyd, Sam, America's most famous chess composer, died in Brooklyn.
1911.05.05
Lilienthal, Andor, Soviet GM, born in Moscow. USSR ch 1940. GM 1950.
1911.05.17
O'Kelly de Galway, Alberic b. Brussels. GM 1956. World cr ch 1952. CGM 1962
1911.05.29
Heidenfeld, Wolfgang born in Berlin. S African ch 8 times; Irish ch 6 times.
1911.06.08
Yudovich, Mikhail, Soviet IM and author, born.
1911.06.14
Abramov, Lev born in Russia. IA 1957; IMC 1979.
1911.07.13
Bernstein, Sidney born in New York City. Author.
1911.08
US Open, Excelsior, Blacke 1st.
1911.08.13
Florian, Jaromir born.
1911.08.15
Vaitonis b. Lithuanian ch 1934,37,42,43,44. Canadian ch 1951,57. IM 1952.
1911.08.17
Botvinnik, Mikhail born Kuokkala (now Repino), Russia. GM 1950; IJComp 1956.
1911.08.21
Barcza, Gedeon born in Kisujszallas, Hungary. IM 1950; GM 1954; IMC 1966.
1911.10.20
Cozens, William born in Longstock, England. Author.
1911.11.26
Reshevsky, Samuel, US GM, born in Ozorkow, Poland. 6-time US ch. D. 1992
1911.12.09
Nikolai Novoteinov b. IM 1950.
1912
Dawson invents the Grasshopper, most common Fairy chesspiece.
1912
Maurian d. Born in 1838. Played Morphy many times.
1912
Uedemann, Louis died. Born 1854. Invented Udemann code which is really the Gringmuth notation.
1912
Abbazia (now Opatija) tournament held. All games were King's Gambit Accepted.
1912
Nezhmetdinov, Rashid born. Wrote 1st Tatar chess book in 1953.
1912
Cox, Thomas born in Ireland. Irish ch in 1937, 1938.
1912.01.15
Fritz, Jindrich born in Prague. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1966; GMComp 1975.
1912.02
MCO; 1st edition of MCO.
1912.05.07
Dunhaupt, Heinz born in Buckeburg, Germany. IMC 1963; GMC 1973.
1912.05.23
Ahman, Harry born in Malmberget, Sweden. IMC 1979.
1912.06.22
Bidev, Pavle born in Prijepolje, Yugoslavia. Chess historian.
1912.07.12
Cramer, Fred born in Milwaukee. Past USCF President.
1912.07.28
Veresov, Gavril, Soviet player, born.
1912.08
Us Open, Excelsior, Elliott 1st.
1912.08.16
Combe, Robert born in Logie-Buchan, Scotland. Br ch 1946.
1912.09.23
Collins, John born in Newburgh, New York. Chess teacher. Won 1952 NY Ch.
1912.10.12
Ascher, Jacob died in New York City.
1912.10.16
Ahmad, Iqbal born in Pakistan. IMC 1965.
1912.12.15
Neimetdinov b. 1st USSR Master in chess and checkers. IM 1954. Wrote 1st chess book in Tatar language.
1913
MURRAY; "History of chess" by H.J.R. Murray published by Oxford U Press.
1913
Flores, Rodrigo born in Santiago, Chile. Chilean player who won 1946-47 Marshall CC Ch. Chilean ch.
1913
Capablanca goes 13-0 in New York tournament.
1913
Szily b. Hungarian IM 1950. Died 1976.
1913
Been, Jan born in Amsterdam. Been variation
1913
Perlis, Julius died after an Alpine climb.
1913.01.17
Loshinsky, Lev, greatest chess composer, born.
1913.01.27
Prins, Lodewijk b. Amsterdam. Dutch GM 1982. Netherland ch 1965. IM 1950.
1913.02.15
Eliskases, Erich born.
1913.03.30
Haring, Jacobus born in Hoorn, Netherlands. IJComp 1964; IMComp 1968; GMComp 1990.
1913.04
Rard b. Viljandi. Estonian ch 1934, 1938-39.
1913.04.06
Guimard, Carlos, Argentine gm, born. IM 1950. GM 1960. Argentine ch 1947,49,53.
1913.05.10
Bourke, Austin born in Ireland. 1951 Irish ch.
1913.05.12
Bondarevsky, Igor born in Rostov-on-Don. USSR ch 1940. GM 1950; IA 1954; GMC 1961
1913.05.14
Cordel, Oscar died in Berlin. Cordel var.
1913.08
US Open, Chicago, Jefferson 1st.
1913.08.09
Bely, Miklos born in Budapest. Hungarian IM 1956.
1913.08.12
Kotov, Alexander b. Yula. USSR 1948. GM 1950. Candidate 1950, 1953.
1913.08.17
Muhring b. Dutch IM 1951.
1913.08.17
Cohn, Wilhelm died in Berlin. Professional player.
1913.08.28
Hoffer, Leopold died in London. Editor of the Chess Monthly.
1913.11.04
Bikova, (Bykova) Elizaveta born in Bogoliubovo, Russia. WIM 1950; IM 1953; WGM 1976; World ch 1953-6, 1958-62.
1914
1st time chess appeared in a film, The Wishing Ring.
1914
1st time the term fairy chess used for heterodox problems.
1914
Bastrikov, Georgy born in Russia.
1914
All-Russian Chess Federation founded (865 members).
1914
Blackburne tied for 1st at Br ch at age 72.
1914
Burille, Constant Ferdinand died in Boston. Operated Ajeeb in the United States.
1914.01.08
Pilnik, Herman, Argentine GM, born in Germany. IM 1950. GM 1952.
1914.01.15
Kluber b. Hungarian IM 1954.
1914.02.21
Denker, Arnold born in New York City. US ch 1944. IM 1950. HGM 1981.
1914.03.06
Van Scheltinga b. Dutch IM 1965.
1914.03.08
Neikirch, Oleg born. Bulgarian ch 1937,38,48,53,57. IM 1952.
1914.04.14
Banfalvi, Sandor (ne Brilla) born in Cehal, Romania. IMC 1967; GMC 1979.
1914.04.21
Blackburne's last tournament, St Petersburg (age 72).
1914.04.21
St Petersburg International starts.
1914.05.22
Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia, confers the grandmaster title to 5 finalists.
1914.05.22
Lasker wins St. Petersburg International.
Lasker was paid an appearance fee, the 1st time this ever happened.
1914.06.27
Baturinsky, Victor born in Russia.
1914.06.28
Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife are assassinated at Sarajevo.
1914.07.20
Mannheim is host of the 19th congress of the German Chess Federation.
1914.07.20
Norwegian Chess Federation founded.
1914.08
Us Open, Memphis, Jefferson 1st.
1914.08.01
Germany declared war on France and Russia. World War I began.
1914.08.01
Last round of Mannheim tournament. Alekhine leads 9.5 - 1.5.
1914.10.11
Fine, Reuben born in Manhattan. 1st at AVRO 1938. GM 1950.
1914.10.20
Hay, David died in Melbourne. 1879 New Zealand co-champ.
1914.10.20
Karff b. Challenger 1937, 1939, 1949. WIM 1950.
1914.10.26
de Groot, Adrianus born in Santpoort, Netherlands.
1914.12.16
Graf-Stevenson, Sonja born in Germany. WIM 1950. US Women's ch 1964.
1915
Marshall Chess Divan started by Frank Marshall. Forerunner to Marshall Chess Club.
1915
Cavallotti, Mattia died in Milan. Cavallotti Countergambit.
1915
Wilson d. Born 1843. invented 1st mechanical chess clock. Died of cholera.
1915.02.21
Letelier b. Chile IM 1960.
1915.02.25
Andersson, Bertil born in Sweden. 1958 Swedish corr. ch.
1915.03
Thomas wins the London ch.
1915.03.03
Plater b. Polish ch 1949,56,57. IM 1950.
1915.03.19
Cook, Eugene died in Hoboken, NJ. 1st American composer of note.
1915.04.15
Arvidsson, Egon born in Sweden. 1953 Swedish corr. ch.
1915.04.20
Ujelky b. Czech IM 1961. Lawyer.
1915.06.09
Ahman, Ernst born in Sweden. 1948 Swedish ch.
1915.06.14
Cortlever, Nicolaas born in Amsterdam. Dutch IM 1950.
1915.08
US Open, Excelsior, Showalter 1st.
1915.08.30
Albrecht, Hermann born in Marburg, Germany. IJComp 1957.
1915.08.31
Hooper, David born in Reigate, England. Br cr ch 1944. London ch 1948.
1915.09.21
Letelier, Martner born.
1915.11.02
Rice, Isaac, chess patron, died.
1915.11.29

Harold Schonberg born.

1916
1st analysis and play of the Budapest Gambit.
1916
Kostich played 20 blindfold games simultaneously; a record.
1916
Dilworth, Vernon born in England. Dilworth var.
1916
Tarrasch-Mieses match; prize was 1/2 pound of butter.
1916.01.07
Keres, Paul born.
1916.02.04
Trolanescu b. Romanian ch 1946,54,56,57. IM 1950.
1916.05.15
Castaldi, Vincenzo born in Marradi, Italy. IM 1950. Italian ch 1936.
1916.07.26
Charlick, Henry, 1st Australian chess champion (1887), died in Adelaide.
1916.08
US Open, Chicago, Ed Lasker 1st.
1916.08.20
Schmidt, Paul b. Estonian ch 1935,37. German ch 1941. IM 1950.
1916.11.14
1st time Budapest G. played competitively, Breyer-Esser.
1916.11.18
Cuellar-Gacharna, Miguel born in Columbia. IM 1957.
1917
Sanchez b. Columbian IM 1951.
1917.01.19
Gledhill, Walter died in Harrogate, England. Gledhill Attack.
1917.03.17
Brentano, Franz died in Zurich. Published analysis on openings.
1917.03.19
Szabo, Laszlo b. Budapest. 9-time Hungarian ch. GM 1950.
1917.05.29
Bullockus, Ted born in New York City.
1917.06.03
Coons, Everett born in Rochester, NY. Coons pairing system.
1917.06.11
Arlauskas, Romanas born in Kuanas, Lithuania. GMC 1965.
1917.07.08
Foldeak, Arpad born in Szob, Hungary. IJComp 1964.
1917.07.15
Gonzalez, Juan born.
1917.07.16
Hruby, Vincenz died in Trieste, Italy. Elo: 2480.
1917.08
US Open, Lexington, Ed Lasker 1st.
1917.08.25
Cook, William born in Bristol, England. Wrote opening book. Cook var.
1917.11.27
Kramer b. Dutch IM 1954.
1918
British chess problem society formed.
1918
Tarrash played a chess match for a kilo of butter.
1918
Pachman, Vladimir born. Brother is Ludek. IGCComp 1975.
1918
Berlin: Em Lasker 1st.
1918.02.15
Atiashev, Peter born in Russia. 1955 Russian corr. ch.
1918.03.07
Katetov b. Czech IM 1950.
1918.08
Us Open, Chicago, Kostic 1st.
1918.08.23
Cohn, Eric died in Germany. Elo: 2480 Medical doctor.
1918.10.23
Marshall debuts the Marshall attack against Capablanca.
1918.12.14
Ojanen b. Finnsh ch 1950-53,1957-62, 1967. IM 1952.
1918.12.19
Blau, Max born in Munich. IM 1953. Swiss ch 1953,55,56,67.
1918.12.27
Schlechter, Carl, Viennese master, died of pneumonia and starvation in Budapest.
1919
Reti plays 24 blindfolded in Haarlem, Netherlands (+12 -3 =9).
1919
Taubenhaus, Jean died. Operated Mephisto.
1919
64 magazine founded.
1919.01.26
Grundy, James died in Manchester, England.
1919.02.25
Beechey, Frideswide died in Bray, Ireland. Woman composer.
1919.02.25
Rowland, Frideswide Beechey died. Famous woman problemist & columnist.
1919.02.27
Kasparian b. IM 1950. GMC 1972. 10-time Armenian ch.
1919.03.02
Florian, Tibor (ne Feldman) born in Budapest. Hungarian ch 1945. IM 1950. Hungarin ch 1945.
1919.03.09
Chaude de Silans, Chantal born in Versailles. WIM 1950.
1919.03.09
Silans b. Versailles. Played in men's ol 1950.
1919.04.09
Schallopp, Emil died.
1919.04.16
Altschuler, Roman born in Kursk, Russia. IMC 1967.
1919.05.14
Wagman, Stuart born.
1919.05.15
Bruce, Mary (ne Drew) born in Plymouth, England. World jr women's ch 1935. WIM 1951.
1919.06.09
Boleslavsky, Isaak born in Zolotonobna, Russia. GM 1950.
1919.06.21
Simagin, Vladimir b. Moscow. GM 1962. USSR ch 1964. IM 1950.
1919.08
US Open, Cincinnati, Ed Lasker 1st.
1919.09.27
Rabar, Braslav, developer of opening indexes, born in Yugoslavia. IM 1950. Yug ch 1951.
1919.09.29
Zvorikina, Kira born. 5-time USSR women's ch. Challenger 1960.
1919.10.02
Medina b. Spanish ch 1944-1950, 1952, 1963. Venezuelan ch 1955,56,58. IM 1950.
1919.11.08
British Chess Problem Society formed.
1919.11.27
Bent, Charles born in Southsea, England. One of England's finest composers.
1919.12.02
Capa played a team of 38 members of the House of Commons. w 36, d 2.
1919.12.03
Heemskerk, Fenny born in Amsterdam. WIM 1950; WGM 1977.
1920
Alekhine wins 1st USSR championship.
1920
Belgium Chess Federation founded.
1920
Rotlewi, Gerz died. Polish player.
1920.01.12
Winawer, Simon (b. 1838), Polish master, d. Warsaw. German ch 1883.
1920.01.19
Donnelly, Ruth born.
1920.01.20
Borisenko, Valentina (ne Belova) born in Vologda, Russia. Challenger 1949. USSR women's ch 5 times. WIM 1950; WGM 1978.
1920.01.28
Belova, Valentina born in Cherepovets, Russia. WIM 1950; WGM 1978.
1920.02.01
Albin, Adolf died in Vienna. Elo: 2450
1920.03.20
Bolbochan, Julio born in Buenos Aires. IM 1950; GM 1977. Argentine ch 1938,46,48.
1920.04.17
Hunt, Joseph died in Wolverhampton, England. Hunt opening.
1920.04.23
Crane, William died in Stanmore, Australia. Australian ch 1888, 1897.
1920.06.02
Heyde, Albert died in Aberdeen, WA. Editor. Heyde var.
1920.07.20
Aronin, Lev born in Samara, Russia. IM 1950. Moscow ch 1965. Meterologist.
1920.08
US Open, Memphis, Ed Lasker 1st.
1920.08.13
Edmondson, Edmund, us chess organizer born in Rochester, NY. USCF President 1963. USCF executive director 1967.
1920.09.08
Perez, Francisco b. Spanish ch 1946,48,54,60. IM 1959. Lives in Cuba.
1920.09.11
Udovcic, Mijo born. Yugo ch 1963. GM 1952. IM 1957.
1920.09.20
Italian Chess Federation founded.
1920.10.07
Seidman, Herbert born in NY. Intercollegiate Ch 1941. Marshall CC Champ.
1920.11.03
Reshevsky enters the US.
1920.12
1st Hastings Christmas Chess Congress (won by Yates).
1920.12.01
Furman, Semyon born in Moscow. IM 1954; GM 1966. Leningrad ch 1954, 1957.
1920.12.15
Caro, Horatio died in London. Published analysis of the Caro-Kann in 1886. Elo: 2470.
1921
Gumpel, Charles, builder of Mephisto, died in England.
1921
Alekhine introduces Alekhine's Defense in Budapest.
1921
Breyer set new blindfold record, 25 opponents (+15=7-3)
1921
French Chess Federation founded.
1921.02.06
Kazic, Bozidar born. Journalist, arbiter.
1921.02.10
Levy, Louis born.
1921.02.16
Fichtl, Jiri born in Brno, Czechoslovakia. Czech ch 1950, 1960. IM 1959.
1921.02.20
Shocron, Ruben born.
1921.03.15
Lasker-Capablanca world championship match, Havana.
1921.03.24
Smyslov, Vasily born.
1921.04.09
Puc, Stojan, Yugoslavian IGM, born. IM 1950.
1921.04.10
Wade, Robert b. Dunedin, NZ. Br ch 1952, 1970. 3-time NZ ch.
1921.04.28
Capa beats Lasker, 9-5, Havana.
Em Lasker had been world champion for 27 years, 337 days.
1921.04.30
Ilivitsky b. USSR IM 1955.
1921.04.30
Lasker writes that the end of chess is in sight (BCM 1980,613)
1921.06.27
Reshevsky plays 20-game simul in LA.
1921.07.04
Szilagyi b. Hngarian IM 1956.
1921.08
US Open, Cleveland, Ed Lasker 1st.
1921.09.04
Adams, John born in England. IMC 1976.
1921.09.22
Nadareishvili, Gia, soviet IGM of chess compositions, born.
1921.10.20
Lehmann b. W German IM 1961.
1921.11.09
Breyer, Gyula Hungarian master, died in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. Heart attack.
1921.12.03
Sajtor b. Czech IM 1950. FIDE VP in 1956.
1922
Australian Chess Federation formed.
1922
Grunfeld introduces the Grunfeld defense against Kolisch at Teplitz.
1922
Saavedra, author of the most famous of all studies, died. A monk.
1922
Visserman, Eeltje born. One of 1st four to be awarded IGCC when it was introduced in 1972.
1922
Scheve, Theodor von died. German player.
1922
Hutton pairing system 1st used in Britain in Counties corr. ch.
1922
Marshall Chess Club incorporated.
1922
Lucena proved to be the author of the Gottingen manuscript.
1922.01
Marshall played 155 games simultaneously in Montreal; won 126, drew 21, lost 8.
1922.02.
Benima, Levi died in Amsterdam. Dutch champion in 1881, 1883.
1922.02.04
Sliwa, Bogdan, Polish IGM (1987), born. Polish ch 1946,51,52,53,54,60. IM 1953.
1922.02.04
Capa plays 103 players, winning 102, drawing 1, in Cleveland.
1922.02.08
Averbakh, Yuri born in Kaluga, Russia. IM 1951; GM 1952. IJComp 1956; IA 1969; USSR ch 1954. Prez of USSR Chess Fed (1973-1978)
1922.02.16
Teschner, Rudolph, German master and author, born. W German ch 1951. IM 1957.
1922.02.25
Borisenko, Georgy born in Kharkov, Ukraine. 2nd in 4th world corr ch 1962-4. IMC 1961; GMC 1966.
1922.03.02
Ahues, Herbert born in Berlin. IJComp 1962; IMComp 1976. GMComp 1989.
1922.03.14
Arnlind, Eric born in Arnas, Sweden. IMC 1959; GMC 1968.
1922.04.09
Brglez, Francek born in Cadram, Yugoslavia. IA 1970; IMC 1974; GMC 1979.
1922.05
Watkinson elected pres. of Huddersfield CC. 1st elected in 1853.
1922.07.25
Edwards, Joseph died in Dunedin, New Zealand.
1922.08
US Open, Louisville, Factor 1st.
1922.08
Smederevac b. Yug IM 1965.
1922.09.02
Christoffel, Martin born. Swiss ch 1942,43,45,48,52. IM 1952.
1922.09.08
Rossetto, Hector, Argentine IGM born. IM 1950. GM 1960.
1922.10.08
Hunter, Charles born in England. Br cr ch '61. World's fastest speaker. IMC 1967.
1922.10.25
Averby, Rune born in Sweden. 1973 Swedish corr. ch.
1923
Thomas is British Chess Ch and British Badminton Ch.
1923
Duchamp abandoned art for chess.
1923
Marshall successfully defended his title in a match with Edward Lasker, by a score of 5-4.
1923
Milner-Berry becomes 1st British Boy Ch.
1923
Koltanowski wins Belgium ch.
1923
Ostravia: Em Lasker 1st.
1923.01.01
Khenkin, Victor b. Russian. HGM 1992.
1923.02.02
Gligoric, Svetozar born in Belgrade. 12-time Yugo ch. IM 1950; GM 1951.
1923.02.15
Hasin b. USSR IM 1964.
1923.04.19
Dombrovskis, Alfreds born in Aizpute, Latvia. IJComp 1956.
1923.04.21
Estrin, Yakov born in Moscow. World cr ch 1975. IMC 1965; GMC 1966; IM 1975; GM 1984.
1923.05.09
Durkin, Robert born in Milwaukee. Durkin opening.
1923.06.01
Shamkovich, Leonid born in Rostov-Don, USSR. IM 1962. GM 1965. Left USSR in 1974.
1923.06.02
Beni, Alfred born in Vienna. IM 1951.
1923.06.14
Pfeiffer b. W German ch 1964. IM 1957.
1923.07.06
Cleland, Robert died in Dunedin, New Zealand. Won the 12th NZ Ch in 1899.
1923.07.08
Janosevic, Dragoljub, Yugoslavian IGM, born. IM 1964. GM 1965.
1923.07.15
Alapin, Simon died in Heidelberg. Elo: 2500
1923.08
US Open, San Francisco, Whitaker & Mlotkowski 1st.
1923.08.29
Marco, Georg (b. 1863) died in Vienna.
1923.09.26
Boren, Per died in Malarhojden, Sweden. Boren variation.
1923.10.13
Foguelman, Alberto born in Buenos Aires. IM 1963.
1923.12.04
Nedeljkovic b. Yugoslav IM 1950.
1923.12.19
Watkinson died. Founder of the British Chess Magazine.
1923.12.24
Pilnick, Carl born.
1923.12.30
Hanham, James Moore, died in New York City. Introduced the Hanham variation in 1889. Major, USA.
1924
1st use of the term Indian defense, coined by Tartakower.
1924
USSR; The State takes over the control of chess in the USSR.
1924
Atkins wins his 8th British ch; Southport.
1924
1st World Amateur ch. 1st = Mattison (Latvia).
1924
1st American to beat soviet player in international comp. - Marshall.
1924.01.01
Junge, German champion, b. Conception, Chile. Ger ch 1941.
1924.01.08
Guidelli, Giorgio died in Rome of pneumonia. Composer.
1924.01.22
Sarapu, Ortvin b. Narva. Won New Zealand ch 16 times. IM 1966.
1924.01.31
Bardeleben, Curt died in Berlin. Jumped out window; suicide.
1924.02.01
Baird (Winter Wood), Edith died in Paignton, England.
1924.02.12
Van den Berg b. Dutch IM 1963. Died 1971.
1924.02.16
Barendregt, Johan born in Nieuwerkerk, Netherlands. IM 1962. Prof of psychology.
1924.02.19
Bronstein, David born near Kiev. GM 1950. USSR Ch 1948,49. IJComp 1961.
1924.03.16
NY International.
1924.03.21
Reti beats Capa. Undefeated since 2/10/1916 in 63 games (+40=23).
1924.04.19
Lasker wins NY International. Capa 2nd; Alekhine 3rd.
1924.05.11
Pachman, Ludek b. Bela pod Bezdezem. 7-time Czech ch. W Ger ch 1978.
1924.07.20
FIDE; Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) founded in Zurich.
1924.08
US Open, Detroit, Torre 1st.
1924.09.01
Blackburne, Joseph died in London. Played in 53 tourneys in 52 years. Born 1841.
1924.09.15
Chatard, Eugene died in La Varenne, France. Chatard var.
1925
1st International tourney to be financed from gvt funds, Moscow.
1925
1st film to deal exclusively with chess, CHESS FEVER. USSR film comedy.
1925
Marseillaise chess invented. Player plays 2 moves at a time.
1925
Nimzovich publishes 'my system.'
1925
Romanian Chess Federation founded.
1925
Baden-Baden. 1st international tourney in Germany after WWI. Alekhine won.
1925
Suer b. Turkish IM 1975.
1925
Helms wins NY State championship.
1925.01.29
Guest, Antony died in London, England. Br. amateur ch 1888.
1925.03.02
Geller, Efim born in Odessa. USSR ch 1955, 1979. IM 1951; GM 1952. World Senior Ch 1992.
1925.03.26
Yanofsky, Daniel b. Brody, Poland. 8-time Canadian ch. Br ch 1953.
1925.04.01
Wexler b. Argentine ch 1959. IM 1959.
1925.04.25
Belkadi, Ridha born in Tunis. IM 1974. IA 1982.
1925.05.13
Kholmov, Ratmir born. IM 1954. GM 1960.
1925.05.23
Henneberke, Franciscus born in Amsterdam. Dutch IM 1962.
1925.06.12
Teichmann, Richard (b. 1868), German master, died.
1925.06.23
Husak, Karel born in Beroun, Czechoslovakia. 2nd in world cr ch 1968. IMC 1965; GMC 1968.
1925.06.25
Heilemann, Paul born in Lahn, Germany. IMC 1967; GMC 1984.
1925.06.26
Unzicker, Wolfgang b. Pirmasens. 7-time W Ger ch.
1925.06.29
Zagorovsky, Vladimir IGM correspondence player (1965), born.
1925.08
US Open, Cedar Point, Kupchik 1st.
1925.09.02
Eisen b. Top corr. player.
1925.10.11
Davies, Marry born in Barry, Wales. 1974 Wales women's champion.
1925.10.20
Milic b. Yugoslav IM 1951.
1925.10.26
Holladay, Edgar born in Cleveland. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1977.
1925.10.29
Divinsky, Nathan born in Winnipeg. Author.
1925.11.16
Acketa, Tihomir born in Yugoslavia. IA 1966.
1925.11.25
Burn, Amos died in London. German ch 1898. Elo: 2530
1926
KHAN; Sir Umer Hayat Khan discovers Mir Sultan Khan in India.
1926
Menchik wins 1st world jr. women's ch (under 21) in England.
1926
Em Lasker writes LASKER'S MANUAL OF CHESS.
1926.01.07
Saunders Pritchard b. World jr women's ch at 10. Br ch at 13.
1926.01.24
Flamberg, Aleksander died in Warsaw.
1926.02
MENCHIK; Vera Menchik wins 1st Girl's Open in London.
1926.02.07
Taimanov, Mark born.
1926.02.24
Karaklajic b. Yug ch 1955. IM 1955. Disc jockey in Belgrade.
1926.03.06
Whyld, Ken born.
1926.03.26
Schwartz, Rolf, German chess author, born.
1926.06.07
Balanel, Ion born in Bucharest. Romanian Ch 1950,53,55,58. IM 1954.
1926.07
3rd FIDE Congress in Budapest. Little Olympiad of 4 nations. Hungary 1st.
1926.08
US Open, Chicago, Stolzenberg 1st.
1926.09.20
Spence, American chess author, born in Omaha, Nebraska.
1926.10.21
Eretova, Kveta born in Prague. WIM 1957; WGM 1986.
1926.11.16
Suetin, Alexei born. IM 1961. GM 1965.
1926.12
National Chess Federation of the U.S.A. founded.
1927
1st women's world championship, London. 1st = V. Menchik.
1927
Duchamp marries. Divorced 3 months later because of his chess.
1927
International Correspondence Chess Association founded by FIDE. Replaced in 1946 by ICCF.
1927
First original book in the Russian language devoted to the endgame by Rabinovich.
1927
1st use of figurine algebraic notation in a magazine - Belgium.
1927
Weis, Max died.
1927
Zappas, Byron, leading Greek problemist born.
1927.01.15
Janowski, David (b. 1868) died of tuberculosis in Hyeres, France, just before a tourney.
1927.02.21
Sunnucks, Anne, British woman champion and author, born. Br Ladies Ch 1957,58,64.
1927.02.22
Campomanes, Florencio, FIDE president since 1982, born in Manila. IA 1958.
1927.03.23
Capablanca wins NY International.
1927.03.23
Damjanovic, Mato born in Djeletovci, Yugoslavia. IM 1962; GM 1964.
1927.06
Alekhine-Capablanca match, won by Alekhine.
1927.06.06
Bobotsova, Antonia (ne Ivanova) born in Sofia, Bulgaria. WIM 1954; IA 1972; WGM 1983.
1927.07
OLYMPIAD; 1st Olympiad, the London Olympiad, Hungary 1st. 16 teams.
1927.07.06
Donner, Johannes (Jan) born in The Hague, Netherlands. IM 1952; GM 1959. Dutch ch 1954, 1957, 1958.
1927.07.07
Goldschmeding, Cornelius born in Amsterdam. IJComp 1958; IMComp 1971; GMComp 1988.
1927.08
US Open, Kalamazoo, Margolis 1st.
1927.08.02
Duckstein, Andreas, Austrian IM, born. IM 1956. Austrian ch 1954, 1956.
1927.09.16
Capablanca-Alekhine world championship, Buenos Aires.
1927.10.09
Gaige, Jeremy, american chess archivist, born in New York City.
1927.10.17
Angelov, Petko born in Bulgaria. IMC 1973.
1927.11.19
Bourne, Brian born in London. 1956 Wales ch.
1927.11.29
Alekhine (+6=25-3) beats Capa, 18.5-15.5, Buenos Aires.
1927.11.29
Alekhine defeats Capablanca to become world champion.
1928
IFBS; International Association for Correspondence Chess, IFSB, formed.
1928
Sultan Khan wins All-India ch (BCM 1978,519)
1928
White, John died. Founder and donor of the world's largest chess library.
1928
Yates wins his 5th British ch, at Tenby.
1928.01.03
Anderson, Frank Ross born in Edmonton. 3-time Canadian ch (1953, 1955). IM 1954. Should have been a GM.
1928.02.28
Chajes, Oscar died in New York City. Elo: 2440
1928.03.11
Hybl, Jaroslav born. 2nd in world cr ch 1968. IMC 1965; GMC 1968.
1928.03.17
Giustolisi, Alberto born in Rome. Italian ch 1961,64,66. IM 1962.
1928.03.30
Anton, Aurel born in Salbagel, Romania. IMC 1980.
1928.04.20
Byrne, Robert born in Brooklyn. US ch 1972. IM 1952; GM 1964
1928.05.10
Schmid, Lothar b. Rudebeul. GM 1959. GMC 1959. 2nd in 1959 cr ch.
1928.05.12
Fuller, John born in England. 1954 British corr. ch.
1928.06.09
Bibuld, Jerome born in New York City. IA 1980.
1928.06.25
Jimenez, Eleazor born in Cuba. IM 1963.
1928.07.15
Benko, Pal born in Amiens, France. 5-time US Open ch. IM 1950; GM 1958.
1928.08
Euwe wins 2nd (and last) world amateur championship.
1928.08
Hague Olympiad, Hungary 1st. Only amateurs allowed. 2nd olympiad.
1928.08
US Open, South Bend, Stolzenberg 1st.
1928.08.30
Porreca b. Italian ch 1950,56. IM 1957.
1928.1
White (b. 1845), book collector, died in Jackson Lake, Wyoming.
1928.1
Berthold Lasker dies.
1928.1
Temple, inventor of Kriegspiel, died.
1928.10.14
Robatsch, Karl, Austrian IGM, born. IM 1957. GM 1961.
1928.10.27
Filip, Miroslav born in Prague. IM 1953; GM 1955; IA 1978. Czech ch 1950,52,60.
1929
DRAW; Minimum of 30 moves before draw agreed rule (abolished in 1952).
1929
Sultan Khan brought to England. Won Br ch 1932, 1933.
1929
My System by Nimzovich 1st published in English.
1929
Breazu, Mihai born in Deva, Romania. IMC 1974; GMC 1985.
1929
1st international codification of rules.
1929.01.21
Brodsky, Adolf died in Manchester, England. Brodsky variation.
1929.01.27
Berliner, Hans born in Berlin. GMC 1968. 5th World Corr. Ch (1965-8).
1929.03.13
Slater b. Br chess patron.
1929.03.15
Ajeeb destroyed by fire at Coney Island.
1929.04.18
Shipman, Walter born.
1929.05.14
Antoshin, Vladimir born in Moscow. IM 1963. GM 1964.
1929.05.17
Vladimirov b. IM 1963.
1929.06
Alekhine-Bogoljubov match.
1929.06.01
Kozma b. Czech ch 1957. IM 1957.
1929.06.06
Reti, Richard (b. 1889) died of scarlet fever in Prague.
1929.06.17
Petrosian, former world chess champion, born.
1929.06.20
Crown, Gordon born in Liverpool.
1929.07.25
Roycroft, A. John, English study composer and author, born.
1929.08
US Open, St Louis, Hahbohm 1st.
1929.08.15
Kramer, George born in NY. Won NY ch in 1945 at the age of 16.
1929.08.20
Barden, Leonard born in London. Br Ch 1954. Tied for 1st in 1958.
1929.09.02
Bertok, Mario born in Zagreb. Yug IM 1957.
1929.09.05
Dunphy, William born in Australia. Irish ch 1957.
1929.09.05
Cobo-Arteaga, Eldis born in Cuba. IM 1967.
1929.09.16
Nedeljkovic-Jovanovic b. Yug Woman ch 1951-53,58,65.
1929.09.16
Bouwmeester, Henk born in Haarlem, Netherlands. IM 1954; GMC 1981.
1929.09.26
Alekhine-Bogoljubov match, Germany.
1929.10.08
Bisguier, Arthur born in the Bronx. US jr ch 1948. US ch 1954-58. IM 1950; GM 1957.
1929.10.25
Milev b. Bulgarian ch 1952,60,61. IM 1952.
1929.11.12
Alekhine (+11=9-5) beats Bogoljubov, 15.5-9.5, Holland.
1929.12.03
Hutton, George died in Edinburgh, Scotland. Devised the Hutton pairing method for teams. Born in 1866.
1929.12.05
Onat b. Turkish IM 1975.
1929.12.20
Babson, Joseph died in Seattle, WA. Chess composer.
1930
Turover gives 500 lire brilliancy prize at San Remo
1930
Rittner, Horst born. ICCG 1961. Won the 6th World Corr. Ch.
1930.01.23
Myers, Hugh, American chess author, born.
1930.02.06
Soos b. IM 1967. Romanian/W German.
1930.02.13
de Greiff, Boris born in Medillin, Columbia. IM 1957; IA 1978.
1930.02.13
Greiff, Boris born in Medillin, Columbia. IM 1957; IA 1978.
1930.04.24
Dudeney, Henry died in Lewes, England. England's king of puzzle makers.
1930.05.02
Gunsberg, Isidor died in London. German ch 1885. World Challenger 1891. Elo: 2560.
1930.05.16
Backlund, Ake born in Vaasa, Finland. IMC 1980.
1930.05.23
Matanovic, Alexander b. Belgrade. GM 1955. 3-time Yugoslav ch. IM 1951.
1930.06
Chess Amateur ends.
1930.06.
Chambers, John died in Cardiff, Wales.
1930.06.12
Byrne, Donald born in New York City. US Open ch 1953, 57. IM 1962
1930.07.22
Krogius, Nikolai, Soviet IGM, born. IM 1963. GM 1964. Psychologist.
1930.08
Hamburg Olympiad, Poland 1st.
1930.08
US Open, Chicago, Whitaker & Factor 1st.
1930.08.17
Fleishmann, Leo (also Forgacs) died in Berettyoujfalu, Hungary. Elo: 2520 Hungary ch 1907.
1930.08.20
Kaminsky, Oleg born.
1930.09.13
Smith, Ken American chess master, born in Olney, Texas.
1930.10.17
Asenova, Venka born in Bulgaria. WIM 1965; HWGM 1986
1930.10.24
German, Eugenio born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. IM 1952.
1930.10.25
Honfi, Karoly born in Budapest. Hungarian IM 1962.
1930.12.21
Pietzsch, Wolfgang, b. Wittgendorf, DDR. GM 1965. 4-time DDR ch. IM 1961.
1931
Weenik, Henri died. Dutch composer, player and author.
1931
Alekhine wins at Bled, 5 1/2 points more than 2nd place.
1931
Jones, Ernest publishes 'The Problem of Paul Morphy.'
1931.01.08
Minev, Nikolai international master, born. Bulgarian ch 1953,65,66. IM 1960.
1931.02.05
Holuj-Radzikowska, Krystina born in Lvov, Russia. WIM 1954; WGM 1984.
1931.02.22
Doda, Zbigniew born in Poznan, Poland.. Polish ch 1964, 67. IM 1964.
1931.03.07
Fleissig, Bernhard died in Vienna. Fleissig var.
1931.03.23
Korchnoi, Victor b. Leningrad. GM 1956.
1931.03.28
Lein, Anatoly born in Leningrad.
1931.04.06
Douthwaite, Brian born in Cardiff, Wales. 1958 Welsh ch.
1931.05.13
Fuderer, Andrija born in Subotica, Yugoslavia. IM 1952; HGM 1990.
1931.08
Prague Olympiad, USA 1st.
1931.08
US Open, Tulsa, Reshevsky 1st.
1931.08.12
Berger, Bela born in Szombathely, Hungary. Hungarian/Australian IM 1954.
1931.09.01
Pomar-Salamanca, Arturo, Spanish IGM, born. 7-time Spanish ch. IM 1950. GM 1962. Ch of Balearic Isles at 11.
1931.09.09
Bhend, Edwin born. Swiss IM 1960. Swiss ch 1957.
1931.09.30
Bobotsov, Milko born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. IM 1960; GM 1961. Bulg. ch 1958. 1st GM Bulgarian.
1931.10.03
Martinovsky, Eugene born.
1931.10.08
Toran b. Spanish ch 1951,53. IM 1954.
1931.11.14
Curdo, John, American chess master, born in Lynn, MA.
1931.11.15
Bogdanovic, Rajko born in Vares, Yugoslavia. IM 1963.
1931.12.17
Brandreth, Dale born in Phoenixville, PA. Bibliophile.
1932
Canadian Chess Federation replaces Canadian Chess Association.
1932
Takacs died.
1932.01
Noteboom died in England. Age 22.
1932.01.16
Ciocaltea, Victor born in Bucharest. Romanian ch 1952,59,61,62,70,71. IM 1957; GM 1979.
1932.02.07
Grabczewski born in Warsaw. IM 1972.
1932.03.01
Van Geet, Dirk born in the Netherlands. IM 1965; GMC 1986.
1932.03.08
Finn, Kate died in London. 1st Br women's ch. Won in 1904, 1905.
1932.03.10
Kupper b. Swiss ch 1954,57,62. IM 1955.
1932.03.22
Evans, Larry Melvyn born in Manhattan. 4-time US ch. IM 1952; GM 1957.
1932.04.20
Colle, Edgar died in Ghent, Belgium. Died after operation of gastric ulcer. Belgium ch 1924. Elo: 2490
1932.04.22
Nikolac b. Yugoslav IM 1975.
1932.04.22
Fritz, Alexander died in Alsfeld, Germany. Elo: 2350. Fritz var.
1932.06.10
Albulet, Maria born in Braila, Romania. WIM 1957; WGM (emeritus) 1985
1932.06.15
Bartolovic, Vojko born in Zagreb. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1967; GMComp 1980
1932.07.28
Capelan, Gunter born in Wermelskirchen, Germany. IM 1968.
1932.08
US Open, Minneapolis, Fine 1st.
1932.08.10
Partos b. Romanian IM 1975.
1932.08.11
Bilek, Istvan born in Budapest. 3-time Hungarian ch. Ex-wife also Hungarian ch. IM 1958; GM 1962.
1932.1
LYONS; William Lyons of Kentucky died at age 83. One of the 1st chessbook dealers.
1932.11.01
Kraidman, Israeli IGM (1976), born. IM 1965.
1932.11.11
Yates, Frederick (b. 1884), English master, died from a gas leak.
1932.11.16
Mattison d. Riga. World amateur ch 1924. Latvian ch 1924.
1932.11.27
Weinberger, Tibor born.
1932.12.01
Lazarevic b. WGM 1976.
1932.12.07
Brasket, Curt born in Tracy, MN. FM 1984.
1933
1st Br Boys' Ch, Hastings.
1933
Alekhine visits Shanghai and gives simuls.
1933
Braille Chess Association founded.
1933
1st issue of Chess Review, edited by Isaac Kashdan.
1933
Em Lasker driven out of Germany and settles in England, then Russia.
1933.01
1st issue of CHESS REVIEW by Kashdan and Horowitz.
1933.01.11
Haag, Ervin born in Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary. Hungarian. IM 1961; IMC 1961.
1933.01.14
Englund, Fritz died in Stockholm. Englund Gambit.
1933.01.18
Popovych, Orest born.
1933.01.22
Branch, William died in Cheltenham, England. Chess historian.
1933.01.22
Burger, Karl born in New York City. IM 1980.
1933.02.03
Sanguineti, Raul b. Argentina ch 1956,57,62,65. IM 1957. GM 82.
1933.02.05
Lutikov, Soviet IGM, born. IM 1967. GM 1974.
1933.02.18
Alaikov, Venelin born in Shumen, Bulgaria. IJComp 1977; IMComp 1988
1933.02.23
Mikhalchisin, Adrian b. Yugoslav IM 1963.
1933.02.28
Spiridinov b. Bulgarian ch 1969. GM 1979.
1933.03.05
Vasiukov, Evgeny born. 6-time Moscow ch. IM 1958. GM 1961.
1933.03.07
Gottschall, Hermann died in Gorlitz, Germany. Elo: 2400. Author and editor.
1933.03.18
Clarke, Peter born in London. 2nd in Br ch 5 times. IMC 1976; IA 1976; GMC 1980; FM 1984.
1933.04.03
Navarovsky b. Hungarian IM 1965.
1933.04.06
Diez del Corral, Jesus born in Saragossa, Spain. Spanish ch 1955, 1965. GM 1974. IM 1967.
1933.04.06
Bartok, Gyorgy born in Budapest. IMComp 1967; GMComp 1980
1933.04.06
Bakcsi, Gyorgy (ne Bartok) born in Budapest. IMComp 1967; IJComp 1979; GMComp 1980.
1933.04.16
Honfi, Lujza (ne Gurszky) born in Budapest. WIM 1969; WIMC 1977.
1933.04.26
Djurasevic, Bizidar born in Belgrade. Yugoslav IM 1957.
1933.05.25
Shinkman, William (b. 1847), chess composer, died.
1933.05.29
Padevsky, Nicolai, Bulgarian IGM, born. 4-time Bulgarian ch. IM, GM 1964.
1933.07.07
Nun b. Czech IM 1976.
1933.08
US Open, Detroit, Fine 1st.
1933.08
Folkestone Olympiad, USA 1st.
1933.09.30
Flesch, Janos, IGM (1980), born. Hungary. Blindfold player. IM 1963.
1933.10.07
Penrose, Jonathan, b. Colchester. 10-time Br ch (6 in a row). IM 1961. Psychologist.
1933.10.17
Berger, Johann died in Graz. Strong player, editor, and author. Elo: 2495
1933.10.21
Dijk, Nils born in Indonesia. IMComp 1961; IJComp 1966.
1933.10.22
Hochberg, Burt born in New York City.
1933.10.23
Scafarelli b. Italian IM 1957.
1933.10.25
Sherwin, James, American chess master, born. IM 1958.
1933.11.12
Ivkov, Boris, Yugoslav IGM, born. 1st World jr ch 1951. GM 1955. IM 1954.
1933.11.13
Gurgenidze, Bukhuti born in Surami, Georgia. IM 1966. GM 1970.
1933.11.28
Addison, William born in Baton Rouge, LA. IM 1967.
1934
Palestine Chess Federation founded.
1934
Leonhardt died of a heart attack while playing a game of chess.
1934
Pauly, Wolfgang died. Greatest problemist of Romania.
1934
First Soviet chess player to be awarded Honored Master of Sport - Romanovsky.
1934
American Chess Federation founded.
1934
Kolty plays 34 games blindfold (+24=10).
1934.01
Log Cabin Chess Club founded by E. Forry Laucks.
1934.01.12
Oswald, Don born in Ottawa, Kansas. Book dealer.
1934.01.24
Ghitescu, Teodor, Romanian IGM, born, Bucharest. Romanian ch 1963. IM 1961; GM 1986.
1934.02.17
Tarrasch, Seigbert (b. 1862), German master, died, Munich.
1934.02.18
Chepizhny, Victor born in Dnepropetrovsk, Russia. IJComp 1965; IMComp 1969; GMComp 1989.
1934.02.24
Darga, Klaus born in Pankow, Germany. 2-time FRG ch. GM 1964. IM 1957.
1934.03.02
Kolarov b. Bulgarian IM 1957.
1934.03.15
Brady, Frank born in New York City. IA 1972. Wrote Profile of a Prodigy.
1934.03.19
Andersen, Borge born in Denmark. 4-time Danish ch (won in 1967, 1968). IM 1964.
1934.03.23
Bachtiar, Arovah born in Banjarmasin, Indonesia. IM 1977.
1934.04.01
Alekhine-Bogoljubov world championship, Germany.
1934.04.30
Bikhovsky, Anatoly born in Izhevsk, Russia. IM 1982.
1934.05.16
Boey, Jozef born in Anvers, Belgium. IM 1973; IMC 1974; GMC 1975. Belgium ch 1959, 1964, 1971.
1934.06.13
Engel, Klaus born in Berlin. IMC 1966; GMC 1983.
1934.06.14
Alekhine (+8=15-3) beats Bogoljubov, 15.5-10.5, Germany.
1934.06.27
Cafferty, Bernard born in Blackburn, England. Br corr ch 1960. FM 1984. BCM editor from 1981.
1934.07.05
Dely b. Hungarian ch 1970. IM 1962.
1934.07.20
Aarseth, Erling born in Norway. IMC 1981.
1934.08
US Open, Chicago, Reshevsky & Fine 1st.
1934.08.15
Gijssen, Geurt born.
1934.09.28
Fuchs, Reinhart born in Berlin. IM 1962.
1934.10.05
Blumenfeld, Rudy born in Bucharest. FM.
1934.10.11
Haygarth, Michael born in Leeds, England. Br ch 1964.
1934.10.18
Drimer, Dolfi born in Iasa, Romania. IM 1961; IA 1986.
1934.10.30
Hanken, Jerome born in Cincinnati.
1934.11.12
Stein, Leonid born. 3-time USSR ch. GM 1962.
1934.11.20
Polugaevsky, Lev born. 3-time USSR ch.
1935
Klovan b. USSR IM 1976.
1935
Ufimtsev, Anatoly born. Developed the Pirc in 1934. Born Ufintsev, but secret police took his father away.
1935
STEVENSON; Agnes, wife of Stevenson, killed in Poland by propeller of plane.
1935
1st explanation of the Swiss system by Ranneforth in Schackalendar.
1935
1st corr. Olympiad. Hungary won; 17 teams.
1935
CHESS founded by B. H. Wood in Sutton Coldfield.
1935
Sanakoyev, Grigory born. 12th World Corr. Chess Ch.
1935
Vladimirov, Yakov born. IGCC 1988.
1935
Pearl of Zandvoort games. 26th game between Euwe and Alekhine.
1935
Keres wins Estonian ch at 19.
1935
Flohr gets married.
1935.01.14
Yukhtman, Yakov born.
1935.01.26
Olafsson, Fridrik, 1st Icelandic IGM (1958), born. IM 1956.
1935.01.26
Nikolic, Stanimar b. Yugoslav IM 1967.
1935.02.05
Showalter, Jackson d. in Lexington, Kentucky. 5-time US ch. Born 1860.
1935.03.04
Larsen, Bent born at Tilsed in Jutland.
1935.03.16
Nimzovich, Aron (b. 1886) died of pneumonia in Copenhagen.
1935.03.17
Panno, Oscar b. Buenos Aires. World jr ch 1953. GM 1955. IM 1954.
1935.03.23
Grigoriou, Miltiadis born in Athens, Greece. Greek IM 1975.
1935.03.29
Uhlmann, Wolfgang b. Dresden. 8-time East German ch.
1935.05.28
Barasz, Zsigmond died in Budapest. Analysed the Budapest Defense. Elo: 2440
1935.06
Euwe-Alekhine is 1st world ch match to officially have seconds.
1935.06.10
Matulovic, Milan b. Belgrade. 2-time Yugoslav ch. GM 1965.
1935.06.15
Zaitsev, Alexander, Soviet IGM (1967), born.
1935.07.24
Osnos b. IM 1965.
1935.07.30
Forintos, Gyozo, Hungarian IGM, born. IM 1963. GM 1974.
1935.08
US Open, Milwaukee, Fine 1st.
1935.08
Warsaw Olympiad, USA 1st.
1935.08.09
Holzhausen, Walther died in Magdeburg, Germany. Elo: 2410. Holzhausen Attack.
1935.09.08
Baumbach, Friedrich born in Weimer, Germany. E Ger ch 1970. IMC 1967; GMC 1973. 11th World Corr Ch. (1986-89)
1935.09.22
Eszik, Lajos born in Sweden. 1985 Swedish corr. ch.
1935.09.22
Rudensky b. World blind ch 1975.
1935.09.25
Purdy, John b Sydney. Him, Father and grandfather were Australian ch.
1935.10.03
Alekhine-Euwe match, Holland.
1935.10.16
Curtis, Donald born in Cardiff, Wales. 1959 Welsh ch.
1935.11.08
Bjelica, Dimitrije born in Vrbica, Yugoslavia.
1935.11.12
Ciric, Dragoljub, Yugoslav IGM, born. IM 1961. GM 1965.
1935.12.05
Bettmann, Henry died in Cincinnati. Chess problemist.
1935.12.08
Zatulovskaya, Tatiana born.
1935.12.15
Euwe defeats Alekhine, 15.5-14.5, to become world champion.
1935.12.20
Feuerstein, Arthur born.
1935.12.30
Fine wins 16th Hastings Congress.
1935.12.30
Aaron, Manuel born in Toungoo, Burma. 1st Indian IM. IM 1961. IA 1986.
1936
Ajeeb tours the USA playing checkers (operator is Jesse Hanson).
1936
Over 10,000 women players took part in the eliminating sections of the Russian Women's Chess Ch.
1936
Keeble wins Norfolk ch. He won in 1884 (52 yrs).
1936
Trades Union Championship of the USSR had 700,000 entries.
1936
Knezevic b. Yug GM 1976.
1936.01.14
Hume, George died in Nottingham, England. Problemist and collector.
1936.02.21
Barczay, Laszlo born in Miskolc, Hungary. IM 1966; GM 1967; IMC 1973; GMC 1979
1936.02.23
Farre-Mallofre, Miguel born in Barcelona. Spanish IM 1959.
1936.03.19
Gufeld, Eduard born in Kiev. IM 1964; GM 1967.
1936.03.26
Blake, Percy died in Warrington, England. Problemist.
1936.05.15
Traxler, Karel (b. 1866), Czech problemist, died.
1936.05.27
Garcia, Raimundo born in Argentina. IM 1964.
1936.07
1st U.S. Championship Tournament, New York, Reshevsky 1st.
1936.07.06
Braun, Leslie born.
1936.07.16
Schweber b. Argentinian IM 1961.
1936.07.19
Keller, Dieter b. Swiss ch 1958,60,61,63. IM 1961.
1936.08
US Open, Philadelphia, Horowitz 1st.
1936.08.16
Bagirov, Vladimir born in Batumi, Georgia. IM 1963. GM 1978
1936.08.28
Botvinnik and Capablanca tie for 1st at Nottingham.
1936.10.03
Sergievsky b. IM 1966.
1936.10.22
Lyman, Shelby chess master and tv personality, born.
1936.10.27
Howell, Clarence died in New York City. Howell Attack.
1936.10.31
Knezevic, Milorad b. Yugoslav GM 1976.
1936.11.09
Tal, Mikhail b. Riga. 6-time USSR ch. World ch 1960-61. Died 1992.
1936.11.29
Malich, Burkhard, East German IGM, born. IM 1962. GM 1975. East German ch 1958.
1936.12.04
Cuchi, Jose born in Segovia, Spain. IA 1986.
1936.12.05
Johannsson b. Iceland IM 1963.
1936.12.27
Buljovcic, Ivan born in Subotica, Yugoslavia. IM 1974.
1937
1st notable chess portrayal on stage.
1937
Koltanowski played 34 opponents blindfolded, in Edinburgh (+24=10).
1937
Em Lasker settles in New York.
1937.01.03
Sydor, Andrzej born.
1937.01.30
Spassky, Boris b. Leningrad. World jr ch 1955. World ch 1969-72.
1937.02.07
Camara, Helder born in Fortaleza, Brazil. IM 1972.
1937.02.08
Gipslis, Aivars born in Riga. 8-time Latvian ch. IM 1963. GM 1967.
1937.03.05
Minic, Dragoljub b. Yugo HGM 1990.
1937.03.07
Tringov, Georgi, Bulgarian IGM, b. Plovdiv. 3-time Bulgarian ch. IM 1962. GM 1963.
1937.03.07
Langeweg b. Dutch IM 1962.
1937.03.11
Vukcevich, Milan US IM and chess composer, born in Belgrade. Nominee for Nobel Prize.
1937.03.22
Mednis, Edmar born in Riga, USSR.
1937.03.23
Liberzon, Vladimir, Israeli IGM, born in the Soviet Union. IM 1963. GM 1965.
1937.04.04
Portisch, Lajos, Hungarian IGM, born in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary.
1937.04.23
Andreeva, Olga born in Russia. WIM 1967.
1937.05.16
Saidy, Anthony born. IM 1969.
1937.06.15
1st ballet with a chess theme, 'checkmate.' Composed by A. Bliss.
1937.06.22
Bachmann, Ludwig died in Munich.
1937.07.04
Acevedo, Armando born in Mexico. FM
1937.07.14
Bloodgood, Claude born in La Paz, Mexico.
1937.08
Gilchrist, Mary plays for Scotland at the Stockhlom Olympiad.
1937.08
Stockholm Olympiad, USA 1st.
1937.08
US Open, Chicago, Polland 1st.
1937.08.01
Barnes, Barry born in Brighton, England. IJComp 1967; IMComp 1967.
1937.08.27
Axt, Helga born in Bad Ems, Germany. WIM 1961.
1937.09.14
den Ouden, A. born in the Netherlands. IMC 1971; GMC 1980.
1937.10.05
Euwe-Alekhine world ch match, Holland.
1937.10.06
Gliksman, Darko born in Slavonski Brod, Yugoslavia. IM 1970.
1937.10.17
Johannessen, S. b. Several times Norwegian ch. IM 1961.
1937.11.07
Zilberberg, Alik born. 3rd US Corr. GM.
1937.12.02
Bukic, Enver born in Banja Luka, Yugoslavia. IM 1964; GM 1976.
1937.12.04
Lombardy, William born in the bronx.
1937.12.16
Alekhine defeats Euwe to regain world ch.
1937.12.22
BCM incorporated as a limited company.
1937.12.25
Vaisman b. Romanian IM 1975.
1937.12.25
Cardoso, Rodolfo born in Anda, Philippines. Philippine ch 1958, 1963. IM 1957. World Jr Ch 1957.
1938
Bruce, Ronald lost to 2 world ch (Alekhine & Menchik) on the same day.
1938
Krylenko (b. 1885), leading soviet chess promoter, executed.
1938
Samisch lost on time (45 moves/2.5 hrs) after 12 moves, Prague.
1938
AVRO tournament in which the world's best 8 players competed.
1938
Rudenko, GM for chess compositons, born.
1938.01.14
Marovic, Drazen, Yugoslav GM, born. IM 1965. GM 1975.
1938.01.17
Emma, Jaime born in Argentina. IM 1978.
1938.01.24
Lang, Edith (Bilek) born in Hungary. IWM 1965. Hungarian women's ch 1958, 1963.
1938.02.02
Altrichter, Ulrich born in Austria. IMC 1982.
1938.02.05
Gerusel, Mathias born in Elbing, Poland. IM 1968.
1938.02.22
Ostojic, Predrag, Yugoslav IGM, born. IM 1968. GM 1975.
1938.02.27
Andersen, Eric died in Copenhagen. Won Danish ch 12 times. Elo: 2480
1938.03.06
Kuprejanov b. Canadian IM 1972.
1938.03.23
Tatai b. Rome. 9-time Italian ch. IM 1966.
1938.04.02
Vizantiades b. Greek IM 1968.
1938.04.19
Erdeus, Gheorghe-Aurel born in Satu-Mare, Romania. IM 1986; IA 1986.
1938.04.25
Hickey, Lisa (ne Lane) born in Philadelphia. WIM 1959.
1938.05.13
Filipowicz, Andrzej born in Warsaw. Polish IM 1975.
1938.05.27
Zaitsev, Igor born in Ramenskoe, USSR. Moscow ch 1969. GM 1976.
1938.06.17
Karasev b. USSR IM 1976.
1938.07
US Championship, New York, Reshevsky 1st.
1938.07.24
Cabarkapa, Milenko born in Krupice, Yugoslavia. Blind world ch 1966-1970. IM 1986.
1938.08
US Open, Boston, Horowitz & Kashdan 1st.
1938.08.10
Miagmasuren b. Mongolian IM 1966.
1938.10.05
Kovacs b. Hungarian IM 1965.
1938.10.12
Durao, Joaquim born in Lisbon. Portugal IM 1975.
1938.11.10
Grigoriev, Nikolay died in Moscow. Elo: 2440. Moscow ch 1921, 1922, 1923-4, 1929. Endgame analyst. Died after an operation for appendicitis.
1938.11.27
Fine and Keres tie for first in AVRO. Strongest event to date.
1939
Last (21st) edition of Staunton's CHESS PLAYER'S HANDBOOK published.
1939
Leonardo Torres y Quevedo d. Created Ajedrecista, a chess automaton.
1939
1st rating system, used by the CCLA.
1939
SAUNDERS; Elaine Saunders wins Br women's ch at age 13.
1939
Weldon, Charles born.
1939
Cox, Thomas died in Irlenad. Irish ch in 1937, 1938.
1939.01.07
Radulov, Bulgarian IGM, born. 4-time Bulgarian ch. IM 1968. GM 1972.
1939.01.13
Adamski, Andrzej born in Warsaw. IM 1980.
1939.01.29
Hecht, Hans born in Luckenwalde, Germany. IM 1969; GM 1973; IMC 1980.
1939.03.01
Dubeck, Leroy born in Orange, NJ. USCF President 1969.
1939.03.12
Bednarski, Boguslaw born in Myslenice, Poland. IM 1964. Polish ch 1963.
1939.05.28
Fahrni, Hans died in Ostermundingen, Switzerland. Elo: 2480. 1st to play 100 simultaneously, 1911.
1939.06.01
Atkinson, Walter died in St. Leonards-on-Sea, England. Introduced the Atkinson variation.
1939.07.17
Bone, Eric born in Lebanon, Ohio.
1939.07.24
Abdurahmanovic, Fadil born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. IJComp 1972; IMComp 1980.
1939.07.26
Godes, Devis born in Russia. IMC 1983; GMC 1984.
1939.08
US Open, New York, Fine 1st.
1939.08
Buenos Aires Olympiad, Germany 1st.
1939.08.27
Uitumen b. Mongolian IM 1965.
1939.09.04
Portisch, Ferenc b. Hungarian IM 1975.
1939.09.26
Blathy, Otto died in Budapest. Created longest problem, 290 moves.
1939.10.04
Collijn, Ludvig died in Stockholm. Chess patron. President of the Swedish Chess Ass. from 1917 to 1939.
1939.11.01
Bukal, Vladimir born in Zagreb. IM 1977.
1939.12.12
Kestler b. W German IM 1976.
1939.12.27
Sturgis of boston elected USCF (dues $1).
1939.12.27
American Chess Federation & National Chess Federation form USCF.
1940
Przepiorka, Dawid died. Polish player. Died in a concentration camp.
1940
Stahlberg played 400 opponents on a replacement basis in Buenos Aires. +379 in 36 hours.
1940
CORR; 1st USSR corr. chess ch.
1940
RIVERO; Adele Rivero wins us women's championship.
1940
Last issue of LA STRATEGIE.
1940
Beasley, John born in England. Problemist and computer consultant.
1940.01.01
Ahlers, Klaus born in Ahrensburg, Germany. West German Corr. Ch 1980.
1940.02.08
Kogan, Boris born. Died in 1993.
1940.03.06
Hamilton, Charles died in St. Louis.
1940.03.22
Deze, Anton born in Beocin, Yugoslavia. Yugoslav IM 1976.
1940.04.09
Barry, John died in West Roxbury, MA.
1940.05
Reshevsky wins US Ch.
1940.05.05
Bielecki, Carlos born in Argentina. World jr ch 1959. IM 1959.
1940.06
ADAMS, Weaver; "White to play and win" by weaver adams is published.
1940.06.02
Csom, Istvan born in Satoraljaujhely, Hungary. IM 1967; GM 1973. Hungarian ch 1972, 1973.
1940.06.07
Belavenets, Ludmilla born in Moscow. WIM 1977; WIMC 1979; IMC 1979. Russian Women's ch 1975.
1940.07
US Ch, New York, Reshevsky 1st (3rd consecutive time).
1940.07.13
Aldret, Jorge born in Mexico City. FM.
1940.08
US Open, Dallas, Reuben Fine 1st (27 players).
1940.08.02
Hollis, Adrian born in Bristol. Br cr ch 1966,67,71. IMC 1970; GMC 1976.
1940.08.08
Sahovic, Dragutin, Yugoslav GM (1978) born. IM 1976.
1940.08.15
Cuartas, Carlos born in Columbia. IM 1975.
1940.09
National Chess Centre burnt down in London after an air raid. Had 700 members.
1940.09.11
Fyfe, Peter died in Glasgow, Scotland. Fyfe gambit.
1940.09.26
Savon, Vladimir born. IM 1967. GM 1973. USSR ch 1972.
1940.09.29
Frenkel, Vera born.
1940.1
Bondarevsky and Lilienthal tie for 1st at Moscow in USSR Ch.
1940.10.08
Hamann, Svend born in Copenhagen. IM 1965.
1940.11
USCF postal play began.
1940.11.10
Todorcevic, Miodrag b. Yug GM 1989,
1940.12.28
Ault, Leslie born in Elizabeth, NJ.
1941
1st USCF Open postal tourney won by Louis Persinger.
1941
Perkonoja, Pauli born. First International Solving GM, 1982.
1941
Rauzer (b. 1908) died.
1941
Reshevsky defeats Horowitz to retain his US Championship.
1941
Karff defeats Rivero to win US women's championship.
1941
Fine publishes "Basic Chess Endings."
1941
Marshall authors "my fifty years of chess."
1941.01
Botvinnik wins "Absolute Championship" of the USSR.
1941.01.11
Lasker, Emanuel (b. 1868) died in Manhattan.
1941.01.13
Avner, Uri born in Petach Tikva, Israel. IJComp 1979; International Solving Master (ISM) 1982
1941.01.14
Quinones b. Peru IM 1963.
1941.02.27
Kuijpers b. Dutch ch 1963. IM 1964.
1941.03.27
Bokhosian, Sarkis born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. IM 1978.
1941.04.25
Apsenieks, Fricis died in Riga, Latvia. Elo: 2430. Latvian ch 1926-7, 1934
1941.05.03
Gaprindashvili, Nona born in Zugdidi, Georgia. WIM 1961; IM 1962; WGM 1976; IGM 1978. Women's World Ch 1962-78.
1941.06
Hitler attacks Russia; ends preliminaries of the 13th National Ch.
1941.06.16
Oim b. in Estonia. Won 9th world corr. ch.
1941.07.12
Charles Jaffe died. Former NY state ch and chess editor.
1941.07.13
Raud d. Buenos Aires of starvation. 2 time Estonian ch.
1941.07.27
US Open, St Louis, Fine 1st.
1941.08.02
Murey, Yaacov b. GM 1987.
1941.08.11
Kushnir, Alla, Soviet woman master, born. Women's final in 1965,69,72.
1941.08.27
Hall, John died in Bradford, England. Hall var.
1941.08.29
Stahlberg played 400 games simultaneously in Buenos Aires; 364 wins, 14 draws, 22 losses. (40 at a time, then new opponent)
1941.09.03
Ilyin-Genevsky, Alexander d. Novaya Ladoga. 3-time Leningrad ch.
1941.09.06
Remlinger, Larry born.
1941.09.10
Balinas, Rosendo born in Manila. IM 1975; GM 1976.
1941.09.27
Corzo y Principe, Juan died in Havana. Cuban ch 1902.
1941.10.02
Treybal, Karel executed in Prague.
1941.10.03
Hamilton-Russell, Frederick died in Cleobury North, England. President of BCF.
1941.10.03
Palciauskas, Victor, world correspondence champion, born. Professor of geophysics.
1941.10.21
Yanofsky, Abe wins Canadian ch at age 17.
1941.10.26
Zaltsman, Vitaly born.
1941.12.23
Ault, Robin born in Elizabeth, NJ. Won US Jr 3 times in row.
1941.12.30
Parma, Bruno b. Ljubljana. World jr ch 1961. GM 1963. IM 1961.
1942
1st British Corr. ch held. Won by R. Bonham (blind).
1942
Karff wins US Women's championship.
1942
Ryumin, Nikolai died. Beat Capablanca, Euwe, and Stahlberg.
1942
Rabinovich, Ilya died from malnutrition during the siege of Leningrad.
1942
Rajkovic, Yugoslav IGM (1977), born.
1942
1st U.S. Speed Championship; won by Fine.
1942
Pomar wins ch of Balearic Islands at age 11.
1942
1st use of swiss pairing, in U.s. at Texas championship.
1942
CHESS REVIEW price: 30 cents; yearly subscription $3.
1942
Barulin, Mikhail died in Russia. Fostered chess problems in Russia.
1942.01.03
Dunne, Alex born.
1942.01.29
Brinck-Claussen, Bjorn born in Copenhagen. IM 1986.
1942.02.02
Richardson, Keith, English corres. igm, born. 1st British GM, 1975, for corr.
1942.02.17
Shipley, Walter born.
1942.02.23
Blumich, Reinhold Max died in Falkenberg, Germany. Blumich variation
1942.03.07
Belavenets, Sergey died in Novgorod, Russia. Killed in action. Moscow ch 1932, 1937, 1938.
1942.03.08
Capablanca, Jose died at the Manhattan Chess Club. World chess champion 1921-1927. Elo: 2725.
1942.03.26
Kovacevic, Yugoslav IGM, born. IM 1970. GM 1976.
1942.03.27
Alterman, Vladimir born in Russia. GM 1992.
1942.04.01
Vukic, Milan, Yugoslav IGM, born. Yug ch 1974. IM 1967. GM 1975.
1942.04.18
Kubbel d. in the siege of Leningrad. Problem composer.
1942.04.19
Valvo, Michael, US IM, born.
1942.04.25
Albertson, Bruce born.
1942.05.06
Formanek, Edward born in Chicago. IM 1977.
1942.05.07
Giam, Choo Kwee born in Singapore. Singapore IM 1976; IA 1983.
1942.05.12
Velimirovic, Dragoljub, Yugoslav IGM, born.
1942.05.18
Augustin, Josef born in Kyjov, Czechoslovakia. IM 1976
1942.06.05
Abonyi, Istvan died in Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian master.
1942.06.17
Rajkovic b. Krusevac. GM 1977. Yugoslav ch 1983. IM 1974.
1942.07
US CH, New York, Reshevsky & Kashdan 1st; Resevsky wins playoff.
1942.08
US Open, Dallas, Steiner & Yanofsky 1st. Directed by C.J. Thompson.
1942.08
Troitzky, founder of modern study composition, died of starvation in Leningrad.
1942.08.18
Vukic, Milan born.
1942.08.20
Spielmann, Rudolf (b. 1883), Austrian master, died in Sweden.
1942.11.11
Goichberg, William born in New York City. FM 1983. Chess organizer.
1942.11.27
Jansa, Vlastimil, Czech IGM, born. IM 1965. GM 1974.
1943
US Amateur ch - won by A. Mengarini.
1943
Wolf, Heinrich, Austrian master, died by the Nazis.
1943
Tseitlin, Mark born. IM 1978.
1943
US Chess Federation recognizes Helms as Dean of American Chess.
1943.02.25
Hoffman, Asa born.
1943.03.09
Fischer, Robert born in Chicago. IM 1957; GM 1958. World Ch 1972-75.
1943.03.22
Spassov, Liuben b. Bulg GM 1976.
1943.03.27
Gulbrandsen, Arne born in Moss, Norway. IM 1981.
1943.03.28
Behting (Betins), Karl died in Riga, Latvia. Behting variation.
1943.03.31
Zuckerman, Bernard born.
1943.04.10
Schmidt, Wlodimierz b. Poznan. 4-time Polish ch. GM 1976. IM 1968.
1943.04.14
Nemet, Ivan b. Sombor. Yugoslav ch 1979. GM 1978. IM 1976.
1943.04.19
Toth b. Italian IM 1974.
1943.05.15
Campos-Lopez, Mario born in Mexico. IM 1975.
1943.05.18
Sosonko b. Troitsk. 2-time Dutch ch. GM 1976. IM 1974.
1943.07.04
Rodrigues-Vargas, Peruvian IGM (1978) born.
1943.08
US Open, Syracuse, Horowitz 1st.
1943.08.02
Subramanian, S born.
1943.08.06
Pfleger, Helmut b. Teplice-Sanor. West German ch 1965. GM 1975. IM 1965. Dr of psychology.
1943.08.09
Kavalek, Lubomir born in Prague. IM 1965. GM 1965.
1943.09.26
Gutierrez, Jose born in Columbia. IM 1972.
1943.10.04
Camaratta b. Top corr. player.
1943.10.17
Cunningham, Walter born in Los Angeles.
1943.10.22
Calvo-Minguez, Ricardo born in Alicante, Spain. IM 1973.
1943.10.31
Blagojevic, Katarina (ne Jovanovic) born in Belgrade. WIM 1964; WGM 1986.
1943.11.11
Adamski, Jan born in Warsaw, Poland. IM 1976.
1943.11.18
Bwee, Touw Hian born in Pekalongan, Java. IJComp 1977; IMComp 1977; GMComp 1984
1943.11.21
Lee b. Br ch 1965.
1943.12.01
Enklaar, Bertus born in Amsterdam. IM 1973.
1944
WAGNER; Elbert Wagner elected USCF President.
1944
STEINER; Endre Steiner, Hungarian player, died.
1944.01.11
Botvinnik retains his title as Absolute Chess Ch of the USSR.
1944.01.12
Hort, Vlastimil born in Kladno, Czechoslovakia. IM 1962; GM 1965.
1944.02.03
Hodges, Albert Beauregard died in Staten Island at age 82. Operated Ajeeb. Won US ch 1894. Elo: 2450
1944.02.26
Averkin, Orest born in Russia. IM 1976.
1944.03.27
Hess, Ralf born in Luxemburg. IM 1980.
1944.04.06
Acers, Jude, American master, born in Long Beach.
1944.04.06
Gheorghiu, Florin, 1st Romanian to get IGM, born. IM 1963. GM 1965. World Junior ch 1963. Romanian ch 8 times.
1944.04.12
Grau, Roberto died in Buenos Aires. Former South American champion and several time Argentina ch.
1944.04.18
Planinc, Albin, Yugoslav IGM, born. IM 1970. GM 1972.
1944.04.27
Westerinen, Heikki, Finland IGM, born. Finnish ch 1965,66,68. IM 1967. GM 1975.
1944.05.05
Dzindzihashvili, Roman born in Tbilisi. IM 1970; GM 1977. US co-champ 1983.
1944.05.07
Denker wins US Ch, New York. (15.5-1.5). Won 9 straight games
1944.05.07
Gresser wins US women's championship.
1944.05.21
USSR Chess ch (13th) (National Chess Ch) begins in Moscow.
1944.05.26
Kristol b. Leningrad. World women's ch 1984.
1944.06.13
Lengyel, Levente b. Hungarian GM 1964. IM 1962
1944.06.21
Botvinnik wins 13th National USSR Chess Championship, Moscow.
1944.06.26
Menchik, O. d. in a bombing raid. World challenger in 1935, 1937.
1944.06.26
Menchik-Stevenson, Vera (b. 1906) died in Kent from a bombing raid.
1944.07.01
Komljenovic, Davorin b.
1944.07.04
Garcia-Martinez, Silvino born in Havana. IM 1969. GM 1975.
1944.08.10
McCord, Dr. J.B. went 0 for 17 in the US Open.
1944.08.10
Reshevsky 1st at 45th US Open, Boston.
1944.09.05
Sloth b. Sjorring. European jr ch 1963-4. World corr ch 1980.
1944.09.15
Ree, Hans born.
1944.09.25
Tseshkovsky, Vitaly born. IM 1973. GM 1975.
1944.10.25
Bang, Erik born in Horsens, Denmark. IMC 1974; GMC 1979.
1944.11
Jackson, E.S. wins the third U.S Amateur title in New York.
1944.11.09
Marshall, Frank (b. 1877), American master, died in Jersey City.
1944.11.15
Ree, Hans born.
1944.12.20
Sturgis, George died in Boston. President of USCF.
1944.12.31
Meyer, John born.
1945
PETROV; Vladimir Petrov died in prison camp. Born 1907. Latvian ch 1934,35,37.
1945
1st annual USCF golden knights postal championship; won by Rehberg.
1945
Canadian Chess Federation changes name to Chess Federation of Canada.
1945.01
Gresser, Gisela plays 32 players simultaneously. Won 26, drew 2, lost 4. Record simul for a female.
1945.02.06
Cebalo, Miso born in Zagreb. IM 1978; GM 1985.
1945.02.18
Plachetka, Jan, Czech GM, born.
1945.03.14
Levy, David b. London. Scottish ch 1968, 1975.
1945.03.21
Martz, Bill born in Detroit. IM 1975.
1945.04.09
Tealsen, Dirk born.
1945.04.16
Antunac, Goran born in Bari, Italy. Yugoslav IM 1975.
1945.04.17
Junge died, a German army officer killed in action.
1945.05.15
Pytel b. Polish IM 1975.
1945.05.25
Gesos, Pavlos born in Aetomilitsa, Greece. IM 1980.
1945.06.01
USSR Ch began (14th) in Moscow.
1945.06.28
Nicevski b. Yugoslav IM 1975.
1945.07.02
Botvinnik wins 14th USSR Ch in Moscow.
1945.07.21
Santasiere wins 46th US Open, Peoria, IL. 33 players.
1945.07.25
Martinovic b. Yugoslav IM 1976.
1945.08.21
Alburt, Lev born in Orenburg, Russia. IM 1976; GM 1977. US Ch 1984, 1985.
1945.08.31
Balla, Zoltan died in Budapest. Elo: 2450
1945.09.01
1st Inter. sport of any kind after the war, usa-ussr radio match. USSR won 15.5 - 4.5.
1945.09.02
V-J Day. World War II ends.
1945.09.04
Fine plays 4 experts blindfolded, rapid transit, winning all 4.
1945.09.11
Kirov-Ivanov, Bulgarian IGM, born. IM 1972. GM 1975. Bulgarian ch 1973.
1945.09.15
Petran b. Hungarian IM 1976.
1945.09.26
Gutman, Lev born in Riga, Latvia. IM 1980; GM 1986.
1945.10.10
Razuvayev, Soviet IGM, born. IM 1973. GM 1976.
1945.10.14
Baczynskyj, Boris born in Vienna. FM 1982.
1945.11
Ellis, Paul win US Amateur Ch in NY.
1945.12.21
Suttles, Duncan born. IM 1967. GM 1973.
1945.12.29
1st National Individual Intercollegiate Tournament, NY.
1946
1st time the USSR joined FIDE.
1946
International Corr Chess Fed created by FIDE.
1946
Karff wins US women's championship.
1946.01.09
Hastings 1945/46.
1946.01.09
Salman, Nachum born.
1946.01.19
Kuzmin, Gennady, Soviet IGM, born. GM 1973.
1946.02.27
Andersson, Goran born in Alvesta, Sweden. IMC 1979.
1946.02.28
Cvetkovic, Srdjan born in Sremska Mitrovica, Yugoslavia. IM 1980.
1946.03.15
Tukmakov, Vladimir born.
1946.03.16
Basman, Michael born in London. IM 1980.
1946.03.21
Gandev, Peter born in Sliven, Bulgaria. IMComp 1988. Leading composer of fairy problems.
1946.03.22
Smejkal, Jan, Czech player, born. IM 1970. GM 1972.
1946.03.24
Alekhine, Alexander died of a heart attack in Estoril, Portugal.
1946.04.01
Farago, Ivan born in Budapest. IM 1974; GM 1976. Hungarian ch 1986.
1946.04.03
Aeschlimann, Beat born in Switzerland. IA 1981.
1946.04.06
Holzl, Franz born in Kufstein, Austria. IM 1985.
1946.04.18
Rashkovsky, Naum born. IGM 1980.
1946.05.13
Locock d. Born in 1862. Br chess problem composer.
1946.06.02
Bronstein, Luis born in Cordoba, Argentina. IM 1978.
1946.07.19
Goumondy, Claude born in Belmont, France. IMComp 1979; GMComp 1984; IJComp 1984.
1946.08
US Open, Pittsburgh, Steiner 1st. 58 entries. 1st Swiss system for the US Open.
1946.08.07
Strauss, David born.
1946.08.10
Mariotti, Sergio, Italian GM, born in Florence. IM 1969. 1st Italian GM 1974. Italian ch 1969, 1971.
1946.08.13
Groningen 1946 begins with 20 players.
1946.08.20
Zavanelli, Max born in Ohio. Corr player.
1946.08.24
Ivanovic, Bozidar b. Yugoslav IM 1976. GM 1977
1946.08.25
Kelling, F.K. died in New Zealand. Grand old man of New Zealand chess.
1946.09.01
1st USCF official publication, CHESS LIFE.
1946.09.07
Botvinnik wins 1st major international tourney after WW2, Groningen.
1946.09.17
USSR vs USA return match ends in Moscow. USSR wins
1946.11
1st Central American Championship, held in Guatemala. Nicaragua won.
1946.11.05
Cetkovic, Miodrag born in Vladican-Han, Yugoslavia. IM 1983.
1946.11.12
Erenska-Radzewska, Hanna born in Poznan, Poland. WIM 1973; WGM 1981.
1946.11.12
Radzewska, Hanka born.
1946.11.17
US Ch (6th), New York, Reshevsky 1st. Played on the 50th floor of the Chanin Bldg. 20 entries.
1946.11.20
Butnorius, Algimantas born in Russia. IM 1983.
1946.12.19
Shahade, Michael born.
1946.12.30
Amos, Bruce born in Toronto. IM 1969.
1947
1st national championship of the Republic of the Philippines was won by Horacio Tagle.
1947
Alden, Charles born. 1966 US Jr Ch.
1947
Robinson, Sir Robert wins 1947 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Pres. of the Royal Society and chessplayer.
1947
1st national event to use the swiss system, the US Open.
1947
1st postage stamp depicting chess issued in Bulgaria.
1947
1st computer program for chess specified by A. Turing.
1947
O'Sullivan scored 1 draw and 12 losses at Hilversum Zonal.
1947
1st Idaho state championship, won by C.H. Stewart of Boise.
1947
Nesis, Gennady born. ICCG 1985.
1947
Russell, Hanon born.
1947
1st Peru national championship; won by J. Perez.
1947
Gilchrist, Mary died in Scotland. British lady ch in 1920 and 1934.
1947.01
Alexander, C.H.O'D wins Hastings 1946/47 with 7.5 - 1.5 score.
1947.01
Najdorf plays 45 opponents blindfold (+39=4-2) in 23.5 hours.
1947.01.08
Ivanov, Igor born.
1947.02.09
Gulko, Boris born in Erfurt, Germany. IM 1975. GM 1976. Moscow ch 1974.
1947.02.24
Devenney, Raymond born in Coleraine, Ulster. Ireland co-champ 1977.
1947.03
Belson, John Harold died. Canadian chess champion in 1934.
1947.03
Najdorf wins Mar del Plata tournament.
1947.03
Keres wins 15th USSR Championship in Leningrad (14-5 score).
1947.03.05
Blumenfeld, Boris died in Moscow. Russian chess theortician. Elo: 2390
1947.03.13
Belson, John died in Toronto (age 41). Canadian champion in 1934, 1946.
1947.03.24
Hartoch, Robert b. Amsterdam. European jr ch 1963-64. IM 1971.
1947.04.14
Karlins, Andrew born.
1947.05.20
Kaidor b. Israeli IM 1975.
1947.05.25
Lederman born in USSR. IM 1976. Lives in Israel.
1947.05.28
Soltis, Andrew born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.
1947.06
Kevitz, Alexander won the Manhattan CC Ch, 6.5 - 1.5.
1947.06.01
Suba, Mihail, Romanian IGM (1978), born. IM 1975. GM 1978.
1947.06.03
Banas, Jan born in Nitra, Czechoslovakia. IM 1979.
1947.06.16
Narraway, James died in Canada (age 90). Canadian ch 1893, 1897, 1898.
1947.06.16
Tseitlin, Mikhail b. GM 1988.
1947.06.29
Yanofsky wins Canadian Championship held in Quebec.
1947.07.01
1st tourney for World Corr. Chess Ch began; 78 players. Purdy won.
1947.07.04
Radashkovich b. IM 1976. Israeli.
1947.07.27
Grunberg, Sergiu-Henric born in Bucharest. IM 1985.
1947.07.31
O'Kelly wins 1st European Zonal tournament at Hilversum.
1947.08
Turco, Marquis Stefani Rosselli del died in Italy. Founder of the Italian Chess Fed.
1947.08.01
Post, E. died in Berlin (age 65). President of the German Chess Fed.
1947.08.03
Fernandez, Ciro born in Cuba. IM 1975.
1947.08.05
Debarnot, Roberto born in Argentina. IM 1977.
1947.08.12
Hartston, William born. IM 1973. Br ch 1973,75.
1947.08.14
Yoffie, Marc born.
1947.08.22
Golombek and Broadbent tie in the 1947 British Ch.
1947.08.23
Kashdan wins 48th US Open (11.5 - 1.5), Corpus Christi. (86 players are a record)
1947.09.06
Grefe, John born in Hoboken, NJ. IM 1975. US co-champ 1973.
1947.09.07
Grigorian, Karen born in Erevan, Armenia. IM 1982.
1947.09.08
Bleiman, Yacov born in Vilnius, Lithuania. IM 1971.
1947.09.25
Borik, Otto born in Prague. IM 1982.
1947.09.25
Sigurjonsson, Gudmundur, Icelandic IGM, born. IM 1970. GM 1975.
1947.10.02
Krnic b. Yugoslav IM 1976.
1947.10.04
Fatalibekova, Elena (ne Rubtsova) born in Moscow. WIM 1970; WGM 1977.
1947.10.06
Bazlov, Yuri born in Slavianka, Russia. Winner of the 15th USSR study-composing ch (1979-80)
1947.10.14
Suradiradja, Herman b. Indonesia GM 1977.
1947.10.16
Estevez-Morales, Guillermo born in Menesses, Cuba. IM 1972.
1947.10.29
Foigel, Igor born in Russia. IM 1982.
1947.11.09
Georgadze, Tamaz born in Tbilisi, Georgia. IM 1975; GM 1977.
1947.11.15
Kurajica, Yugoslav IGM, born. Won World Jr Ch 1965. GM 1973.
1947.11.17
Crown, Gordon dies at age 18 in Liverpool after an operation for appendicitis.
1947.11.25
Lechtynsky, Jiri b. Czech GM 1982.
1947.11.29
Hennig, Heinrich died in Kiel, Germany. Hennig-Schara Gambit. Admiral.
1947.12.09
Dvoretsky, Mark born in Moscow. IM 1975. Leading Russian chess trainer.
1947.12.09
Hartston-Miles-Bellin, Jana (ne Malypetrova) born in Prague. WIM 1969; WGM 1982.
1947.12.09
MILES; Jana Malypetrova Hartston Miles b. Prague. 8-time Br women's ch.
1947.12.18
Basagic, Zlatko born in Derventa, Yugoslavia. IM 1986.
1947.12.28
Quinteros, Miguel, Argentine IGM, born. IM 1970. GM 1973.
1948
Markwick, F.W. died (age 85) while playing chess at Leigh-on-Sea. Chess correspondent for 44 years.
1948
1st British Girls Ch won by A. Pocknell.
1948
1st Russian woman to achieve a master's rating - Elizabeth Bykova.
1948
Evans (age 16) captures Marshall Club Ch.
1948
Mukhin b. IM 1975. Died in 1977
1948.01
Szabo, Laszlo won Hastings 1947-48 (7.5 - 1.5).
1948.01
FINE; "Practical Chess Openings" by Fine published.
1948.01.14
Atanasov Petkov, Petko born in Bulgaria. IM 1983
1948.01.27
Vadasz, Laszlo b. Hungarian IM 1975. GM 1976.
1948.01.29
Keene, Raymond born. IM 1972. 2nd British GM 1976. Br ch 1971.
1948.02.14
Govedarica, Radovan born in Vrbas, Yugoslavia. IM 1980.
1948.03.02
World championship match-tournament begins, The Hague.
1948.03.03
Despotovic, Momcilo born in Belgrade. IM 1978; IMC 1982.
1948.03.14
Bjelajac, Milan born in Skopje. IM 1982.
1948.03.16
Lemachko, Tatiana born.
1948.04.24
Hase, Juan born in Argentina. IM 1982.
1948.05.05
Honlinger met 213 opponents; won 187, drew 13, lost 13 in 12.5 hours without a break.
1948.05.06
Harding, Timothy born in England. Author.
1948.05.17
Botvinnik wins at The Hague/Moscow to become world champion. Wins $5,000.
1948.06.09
Simic, Radoslav b. Yug GM 1984.
1948.07.16
Boersma, Paulus born in Leewarden, Netherlands. IM 1986.
1948.07.17
Adams, Weaver wins 49th US Open, Baltimore.
1948.07.24
Bisguier wins US Jr Championship held at Oak Ridge, TN.
1948.08.11
FIDE General Meeting (19th) starts at Saltsjobaden, Sweden.
1948.08.15
Bronstein wins 1st interzonal at Saltjobaden. Survived an assassin. 1st place was $550.
1948.08.25
Braun, Marilyn (Koput, Simmons) born in Milwaukee. WIM 1972.
1948.08.29
Crittenden, Kit wins NC state ch at age 13, nation's youngest state ch.
1948.08.31
Gresser and Karff become US women's co-champions.
1948.08.31
Steiner, Herman wins 7th US Ch in South Fallsburg, NY.
1948.09
Price, Edith wins Br Women's ch in London at age 76. Oldest champ ever.
1948.09.30
Djukic, Zeljko born in Glamoc, Yugoslavia. IM 1986.
1948.11.06
Huebner, Robert born in Cologne. IM 1969; GM 1971.
1948.11.20
1st Soviet stamp issued to mark the world chess championship match.
1948.12.02
Angantysson, Haukur born in Flateyri, Iceland. IM 1981.
1948.12.14
Bronstein and Kotov tie in the 16th USSR Ch, Moscow.
1949
ICCF; International Cr. Chess Fed (ICCF) replaces International Chess Assn.
1949
Tranmer, E. scored a perfect 11-0 score in the British Ladies' Ch.
1949
Evans wins Marshall Club Ch.
1949
Shannon presents a paper on programming a computer for chess.
1949
Rueb, President of FIDE for 25 years, retired. Rogard becomes FIDE President.
1949
1st USSR correspondence chess championship tournament.
1949
SILENT; Formation of International Committee on Silent Chess (Copenhaen).
1949
1st Northern California - Southerna California annual match.
1949
Fine wins New York International.
1949
Israeli Chess Federation founded.
1949.01.05
Espig, Lutz born in Greiz, Germany. IM 1972; GM 1983.
1949.01.08
Rossolimo wins Hastings 1948/49.
1949.01.08
Botterill, George born in Yorkshire, England. Br ch 1974. IM 1978.
1949.01.10
Browne, Walter born in Sydney, Australia. IM 1969; GM 1970. US Ch 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1983.
1949.01.21
Blackstock, Les born in 1949.
1949.02.01
Day, Lawrence born in Kitchener, Ontario. IM 1972.
1949.03.05
Vaiser, Anatoly b. Alma Alta. GM 1985.
1949.03.12
Balashov, Yuri born in Shadrinsk, Russia. IM 1970; GM 1973.
1949.04.10
Didishko, Vereslov born in Minsk. IM 1982
1949.04.27
Timoshenko, Gennady born. IM 1976.
1949.05.02
Raicevic, Vladimir b. IM 1975. GM 1976. Yugoslavia.
1949.05.21
Ghizdavu, Dumitru born in Bucharest. IM 1972.
1949.07
1st FIDE Grandmaster list. 17 GMs. (CHESS 7/49,213; 10/49,14)
1949.07.03
Kupreichik, Viktor born.
1949.07.22
Markzon, Gregory born.
1949.07.25
Ghinda, Mihai-Viorel born in Bucharest. IM 1977.
1949.08
US Open, Omaha, Alburt Sandrin 1st (half blind).
1949.08.08
Opening day of the 1st British Ch run as a Swiss, at Felixstowe.
1949.08.28
O'Connell, Kevin b. British writer.
1949.09
Golombek wins British Ch. 1st British Ch to use the Swiss system.
1949.09
Mackenzie, A.J. died in Hastings. 3-time Scottish Ch.
1949.09.14
Zlotnikov, Mikhail born.
1949.09.29
Ermenkov, Evgeny born in Sofia. 5-time Bulgarian ch. IM 1974; GM 1977.
1949.10.13
Alexandria, Nana born in Poti, Georgia. 3-time USSR women's ch. WIM 1966; WGM 1976
1949.11.10
Antonov Nikolov, Vladimir born in Pernik, Bulgaria. IM 1980.
1949.11.20
Bronstein and Smyslov tie in 17th USSR Ch.
1949.11.23
Hernandez, Roman born in Santiago, Cuba. IM 1975; GM 1978. Cuban ch 1981-82. IM 1975.
1949.12.05
Koltanowski played 257 games in 12 hours in San Francisco. Played 37 at a time.
1950
PHILLIPS; Harold Phillips elected USCF president.
1950
LONG GAME; Pilnik-Czerniak, 191 move draw, 23 hours. Mar del Plata.
1950
ICCF; The International Correspondence Chess Federation formed.
1950
CORR; 1st individual world correspondence championship began.
1950
BONHAM; International Braille Assn founded by R. Bonham.
1950
KAPLAN; Julio Kaplan born.
1950
Najdorf played 250 games simultaneously, won 226, drew 14, lost 10.
1950.01
Szabo wins Hastings 1949/50.
1950.01.12
Rowley, Robert born.
1950.01.15
Boehm, Hans born in the Netherlands. Dutch IM 1975.
1950.01.18
Rudenko, Liudmila wins Women's World Ch, Moscow. 16 players. 11.5-6.5 score.
1950.02.11
Sveshnikov, Yevgeny b. Cheliabinsk. GM 1977.
1950.02.23
Budinszky, Maria (nee Ivanka) born in Budapset. WIM 1968.
1950.02.25
Frey, Kenneth born in Neuilly, France. IM 1975.
1950.02.28
Lerner, Konstantin b. Odessa. GM 1986.
1950.03.24
Babula, Milan born in Uhersky Brod, Czechoslovakia. FM 1981; IM 1983.
1950.03.26
Palatnik, Semen b. GM 1978.
1950.03.31
Adorjan, Andras born in Budapest. IM 1970; GM 1973. Born Jocha.
1950.04.16
Bouaziz, Slim born in Tunisia. IM 1975.
1950.04.23
Rantanen, Yrjo b. Tampere. 2-time Finnish ch. GM 1981.
1950.05.01
CORR; Start of 1st corr. world ch finals. Won by Purdy.
1950.05.01
Bronstein, Boleslavsky win 1st candidates tournament, Budapest, (won $5,000)
1950.05.08
Bellon-Lopez, Juan born in Valencia, Spain. 5-time Spanish ch. GM 1979. IM 1974.
1950.06.18
Borm, Franciscus born in Roosendaal, Netherlands. IM 1986.
1950.07
FIDE met in Copenhagen. 27 GMs. (CHESS 8/1950, 208)
1950.07.05
Diaz, Joaquin Carlos born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Cuban IM 1975.
1950.07.09
Lukacs, Peter b. Hungarian IM 1976.
1950.07.22
Chevaldonnet, Francois born in Reims, France. IM 1985.
1950.07.22
US Open, Detroit, Bisguier 1st. (120 players). Score was 9-3.
1950.07.31
CANDIDATES; Start of 1st Candidates playoff, Bronstein-Boleslavsky, Moscow.
1950.08
SILANS; C. Chaude de Silans is 1st lady to play in men's olympiad.
1950.08
THOMAS; Sir T. Thomas is only blind player to play in a chess olympiad.
1950.08.27
Bronstein wins Candidates playoff, 7.5-6.5, against Boleslavsky.
1950.08.27
Ubilava, Elizbar b. Tbilisi. GM 1988.
1950.09.02
Broadbent wins British Ch. at Buxton.
1950.09.10
Dubrovnik Olympiad; Yugoslavia 1st, US 4th. (1st post-war olympiad). 16 countries
1950.09.11
Meduna, Eduard b. Czech GM 1987.
1950.09.11
Harandi,Khossrow born in Iran. Iran IM 1975.
1950.09.19
Lombard, Andre b. Swiss ch 1975. IM 1976.
1950.09.30
Robinson, Robert elected President of the British Chess Fed.
1950.10.04
Weinstein, Norman born.
1950.10.04
Giffard, Nicolas born in La Baule, France. IM 1980.
1950.11
1st USCF rating list (2306 players, Fine is #1, Reshevsky #2) (CHESS 2/51,96)
1950.11.01
Bradford, Joseph born in Meridian, MS. FM.
1950.11.02
Ljubojevic, Lubomir, Yugoslav IGM, born. GM 1971.
1950.11.19
Biyiasas, Peter born in Athens. 3-time Canadian ch. IM 1972; GM 1978.
1950.11.27
Birnboim, Nathan born in Tel Aviv. IM 1978.
1950.12
Verlinsky, Boris died in USSR. Born 1887. IM 1950. USSR ch 1929.
1950.12.12
Keres wins 18th USSR Ch.
1950.12.24
Dobrovolsky, Ladislav born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. FM 1981; IM 1982.
1951
Pachl, Franz born. German problemist and German ch of mini-golf in 1977.
1951
ARBITER; Internatioal arbiter (judge) title created by FIDE.
1951
Keres wins 19th USSR Championship in Moscow.
1951
Wade played 30 Russian boys in Moscow. Drew 10, lost 20.
1951
STAMP; 1st postage stamp portraying a master issued in Cuba.
1951
BRAILLE; International Braille Chess Association founded by R. Bonham. Affiliated with FIDE in 1964.
1951
White, Alain died.
1951
CORR; 1st USSR cr ch won by Konstantinopolsky.
1951
Najdorf wins Amsterdam international.
1951
COLLEGE; Columbia wins 16-team intercollegiate championship.
1951.01.04
Ervin, Roy born.
1951.01.06
Unzicker wins Hastings 1950/51.
1951.01.16
Hundsdorfer, Wolfgang died in Freissing, Germany. Problemist.
1951.01.19
Hernandez, Jose born in Cuba. IM 1977.
1951.02.10
Peters, John born.
1951.02.14
Abramovic, Bosko born in Zrenjanin, Yugoslavia. IM 1980; GM 1984.
1951.02.21
Dory, Jeno born in Budapest. IM 1986.
1951.03.25
Botvinnik-Bronstein match, Moscow (1st under FIDE rules)
1951.03.30
Velikov, Petar b. Bulgarian IM 1975.
1951.04.05
Barreras, Alberto born in Cienfuegos, Cuba. IM 1981
1951.04.23
White, Alain died.
1951.04.25
Savage, Allan born.
1951.05.03
Purdy won Australian ch for 4th time. Won in 1934,1937,1948.
1951.05.11
Botvinnik draws Bronstein to retain world ch., Moscow.
1951.05.11
Wall, William Dale born in Raymond, Washington. Chess author & organizer.
1951.05.23
Karpov, Anatoly born in Zlatoust, USSR.
1951.05.25
Hulak, Krunoslav born in Osijek, Yugoslavia. Yugoslav ch 1976. GM 1976. IM 1974.
1951.05.28
Horvath, Gyula born in Bacsalmas, Hungary. IM 1986.
1951.05.29
Maroczy, Geza (b. 1870), Yugoslav IGM, died in Budapest. GM 1950.
1951.06.11
Boudy, Julio born in Cuba. IM 1975.
1951.06.11
1st world jr. championship, Birmingham, England starts. Ivkov 1st.
1951.06.14
Fedder, Steen born in Copenhagen. IM 1982.
1951.06.18
Sax, Gyula, Hungarian IGM, born. IM 1972. GM 1976.
1951.06.27
Andersson, Ulf born in Vasteras, Sweden. IM 1970; GM 1972.
1951.07
US Ch, New York, Evans 1st.
1951.07.23
Commons, Kim born in Lancaster, CA. IM 1976.
1951.07.29
Coudari, Camille born in Aleppo, Syria. Canadian IM 1979.
1951.08
US Open, Fort Worth, Evans 1st. (98 players)
1951.08.02
Fernandez, Juan born in Argentina. IM 1975.
1951.08.25
Dann, Stephen born in Worcester, MA. Chess magazine editor.
1951.09.02
Salgado, Robert born.
1951.09.05
Watson, John born.
1951.09.06
Ribli, Zoltan, Hungarian IGM, born. IM 1970. GM 1973. Hunarian ch 1973,74.
1951.10.14
Interzonal at Stockholm, Sweden.
1951.10.15
Vaganian, Rafael born.
1951.10.23
Horvath, Tamas born in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. IM 1982.
1951.10.31
Anton, Volker-Michael born in Magdeburg, Germany. IMC 1983.
1951.11.04
Torre, Eugenio, Filipino IGM, born.
1951.11.20
Hresc, Vladimir born in Zemun, Yugoslavia. IM 1985.
1951.12.02
Koltanowski won 43, drew 5, lost 2 in 10 seconds-per-move blindfold chess in 9 hours of play in SF.
1951.12.05
Ardiansyah, H. born in Bandjermasin, Indonesia. IM 1969; GM 1986.
1951.12.08
DeFotis, Gregory born in Chicago.
1951.12.11
Blake, Joseph died in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Br ch 1909. Br corr. ch 1922.
1951.12.14
Timman, Jan, Dutch IGM, born.
1951.12.16
Dawson, Thomas died in London. Pioneer of fairy chess. Born in 1889. Rubber chemistry expert.
1951.12.20
Arapovic, Vitomir born in Mostar, Yugoslavia. IM 1979.
1951.12.24
Piasetski, Leon, Canadian IM, born. IM 1975.
1952
Gligoric wins Hastings 1951/52.
1952
Reshevsky defeats Najdorf for the unofficial ch of the west.
1952
POUTIANEN; Pertti Poutianen b. Finnish ch 1974. IM 1976. Died 1978.
1952
STUDENT; 1st international tournament for students, Liverpool.
1952
Evans defeats Steiner 10-4 in a US Championship match.
1952.01.04
Szymczak, Zbigniew born.
1952.01.05
Ogaard, Leif b. Norwegian IM 1974.
1952.01.10
Romanishin, Oleg born. IM 1973.
1952.01.17
VOGT; Lothar Vogt, East German IGM, born. IM 1973. GM 1976.
1952.01.28
Arbakov, Valentine born. Rated 2640 as an IM.
1952.02.02
Mecking, Henrique born in Brazil
1952.02.02
Andres-Mendez, Miguel born in Havana. IM 1984.
1952.02.13
Combe, Robert died in Aberdeen, Scotland. Br ch 1946.
1952.02.17
Montgomery, Parker born.
1952.02.22
Tarjan, James born. GM 1976.
1952.02.26
Rinck, Henri (b. 1870), chess composer, died in Barcelona.
1952.03.04
Eslon, Jaan born in Falkoping, Sweden. IM 1977.
1952.03.11
Foltys, Jan died in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. Czech ch 1943. IM 1950. Qualified for Interzonal but died of leukemia.
1952.03.21
Barle, Janez born in Rijeka, Yugoslavia. Yugoslav IM 1976.
1952.04
Koltanowski beats Bogart in blindfold play. (CHESS 5/52,159 - game).
1952.04.16
Afek, Yochanan born in Tel Aviv. FM 1986 Born Kopelovich. IJComp 1988; IMComp 1989.
1952.04.24
Heathcote, Godfrey died in Cheltenham, England. Composer.
1952.04.24
Ornstein, Axel b. Swedish ch 1975. IM 1975.
1952.05.01
Dorfman, Iosif born in Russia. IM 1977; GM 1978.
1952.05.16
Winslow, Elliot born.
1952.05.17
Leverett, Bruce born.
1952.06.10
Day, Angela born in Canada. WIM 1982.
1952.06.18
Bogoljubov, Efim German IGM, died in Triberg, Germany after a simul exhibition.
1952.06.27
Meyer, Eugene born.
1952.06.29
Sher, Miron b. URS GM 1992.
1952.06.30
Bellin, Robert born in Great Yarmouth, England. Br co-Ch 1974. IM 1977.
1952.07.07
Jamieson, Robert b. Australian IM 1975.
1952.07.11
Sharif, Mehrshad b. Iranian IM 1975.
1952.07.16
Platov, Vasily (b. 1881), soviet chess composer, died.
1952.07.16
Hardicsay, Peter born in Vac, Hungary. IM 1986.
1952.07.26
US Open, Tampa, Evans 1st.
1952.09
OLY; Helsinki olympiad, USSR 1st; us 5th.
1952.09.06
Napier, William (b. 1881), American master, died in Washington DC.
1952.09.10
Hug, Werner born in Feldmeilen, Switzerland. World jr ch 1971. Swiss ch 1975. IM 1971
1952.09.19
Chellstorp, Craig born in Chicago. US Jr Ch. 1972.
1952.1
Saltsjobaden (Stockholm) Interzonal, Kotov 1st. 21 players
1952.10.19
Haik, Aldo born in Tunis. IM 1977.
1952.10.20
Sergeant, Philip, chess author, died.
1952.11.20
Bikova wins Women's Candidates for the World Championship, Moscow.
1952.11.21
Shirazi, Kamran born.
1952.12
Ratings, USCF: Reshevsky 2751, Fine 2676, Evans 2660 (CHESS 12/52,47)
1952.12.18
Evans, Larry David born in New York City. IM 1980.
1953
CORR; Titles of GM of corr. chess and IM for corr. chess instituted.
1953
1st chess book published by the Tatar language, by Neimetdinov.
1953
1st Br jr ch; won by D. Griffiths.
1953
DEAF; 1st team championship for the deaf (Norway).
1953
Karff wins US women's championship.
1953
1st Clare Benedict International Team Tournament, won by the Dutch.
1953
Keres becomes 1st sportsman of the year in chess in USSR.
1953
1st Bognor Regis Chess Congress, England.
1953.01
1st FIDE bulletin published.
1953.01.09
Hastings 1952/53 over. 4-way tie.
1953.01.10
Scott, Robert died. Born 1889. Br ch 1920.
1953.02.09
Taylor, Timothy born.
1953.02.23
Bielczyk, Jacek born in Katowice, Poland. IM 1979.
1953.03.07
Erdelyi, Tamas born in Hungary. IM 1986.
1953.03.16
Knaak, Rainer, East German IGM, born. IM 1973. GM 1975. E German ch 1974.
1953.03.20
Dobosz, Henryk born in Lublin, Poland. IM 1978.
1953.03.22
Rogoff, Kenneth, US IGM (1978), born. IM 1974.
1953.03.31
CORR; End of 1st world corr. ch. Won by Cecil Purdy with 10.5 score.
1953.04.08
Castro-Rojas, Oscar born in Columbia. IM 1975.
1953.06.14
Hazai, Laszlo born in Budapest. IM 1977.
1953.07
2nd World jr. ch, Copenhagen, Panno, Darga 1st.
1953.07
1st British Lightning Chess Ch (10 seconds a move); won by Paul List.
1953.07
1st British Lightning Chess Champion - Leonard Barden.
1953.07.28
CANDIDATES; 2nd Candidates tournament, Zurich, Smyslov 1st.
1953.08
US Open, Milwaukee, Donald Byrne 1st, wins $1,500 (182 players).
1953.08.19
Beil, Zdenek born in Frydek-Mistek, Czechoslovakia. IM 1985.
1953.09.04
Stean, Michael, British IGM (1977), born. IM 1975.
1953.09.11
Berry, Jonathan born in Chilliwack, British Columbia. IA 1975; IMC 1983; FM 1984; GMC 1985
1953.09.26
Gurgenidze, David born in Russia. IMComp 1980; GMComp 1990.
1953.10.05
Panchenko, Aleksander b. GM 1980.
1953.10.20
Biriescu, Ion born in Darova-Timis, Romania. IM 1979.
1953.10.24
Smyslov wins 2nd Candidates tourney, Zurich.
1953.11.09
PINTER; Joszef Pinter b. Budapest. GM 1982. IM 1976.
1953.11.17
Makarichev, Sergei b. Moscow. GM 1976. IM 1974.
1953.11.26
World Women's Championship finished in Moscow.
1953.11.30
Gruchaz, Robert born. IM 1980.
1953.12.02
Garcia-Palermo, Carlos born in La Plata, Argentina. IM 1981; GM 1985.
1953.12.03
BALLET; 1st ballet on ice, Sinbad the Sailor, with a chess theme, London.
1953.12.08
Grigorov, Iordan born in Sofia, Bulgaria. IM 1979
1953.12.09
Garcia-Gonzales, Guillermo born in Las Villas, Cuba. 3-time Cuban ch. GM 1976. IM 1974.
1953.12.16
Petrosian, Arshak b. GM 1984.
1953.12.16
Gonzales, Jorge born in Bogota, Columbia. IM 1977.
1953.12.17
Beliavsky, Alexander born in Lvov, Ukraine. IM 1973; GM 1975. World Jr ch 1973. USSR ch 1974
1954
USSR beats US, 20-12, in 8-board match in NY.
1954
Lombardy (16) wins NY state championship.
1954
Alice chess invented by Vernon Parton (1897-1974).
1954
OLY; 1st Student Olympiad, world youth team ch, Oslo, won by Czechoslovakia.
1954.02.23
Mieses, Jacques (b. 1865), IGM, died (1st British player to get IGM).
1954.02.28
Kopec, Danny born.
1954.03
RATINGS; 1st British Grading List published (49 names). (BCF)
1954.03.09
GM Garcia, Gildardo born in Medellin, Columbia. IM 1979.
1954.03.16
Botvinnik-Smyslov match, Moscow, begins.
1954.03.25
Liebowitz, Errol born.
1954.05.03
Fernandez-Garcia, Jose born in Portugalete, Spain. IM 1980; GM 1986.
1954.05.10
Epstein, Esther born. WIM 1972.
1954.05.13
Botvinnik draws with Smyslov to retain world ch title.
1954.05.14
Cooper, John born in Cardiff, Wales. IM 1984.
1954.06.12
Orton, William born.
1954.06.18
Ambroz, Jan born in Lanskroun, Czechoslovakia. IM 1980.
1954.06.23
Arkhipov, Sergey born in Moscow. IM 1985; GM 1992.
1954.07
US ch, New York, Bisguier 1st.
1954.07.08
Levitina, Irina born. WGM 1976.
1954.07.18
Bjarnason, Saevar born in Iceland. IM 1985.
1954.08
OLY; Amsterdam Olympiad, USSR 1st.
1954.08
US Open, New Orleans, Evans 1st on t-b over Pomar (110 players).
1954.08
Gresser wins US women's open.
1954.08.23
Harper, Bruce born in Vancouver, British Columbia. FM 1983.
1954.08.27
Silman, Jeremy born.
1954.09.06
Agzamov, Georgy born in Almalik, Russia. IM 1982; GM 1984. Died 1986.
1954.11.03
Alekhina, Natalia born in Russia. WIM 1984.
1954.11.10
Spraggett, Kevin, Canadian IGM (1985), born. IM 1975.
1954.11.18
Mikhalchisin, Adrian b. Lvov. GM 1978.
1954.11.23
Bernard, Henry died in England. Problemist.
1954.11.25
Savereide, Diane born.
1954.12.06
Armas, Asela born in Cuba. WIM 1978.
1954.12.14
Moore, Bobby born.
1954.12.24
Delaune, Richard born.
1954.12.31
Znosko-Borovsky, E. (b. 1884), Russian master & author, died.
1955
Gresser and Nancy Roos become US women's co-champions.
1955
Fordham wins national intercollegiate team title.
1955
USSR beats US, 25-7, in Moscow match.
1955
BLIND; Start of 1st Blind Corr, World Ch. Won by R. Bonham.
1955
ACF; Formation of American Chess Foundation
1955.01.06
Marjanovic, Slavojub b. Lalinac. Yugoslav ch 1985. GM 1978.
1955.01.23
Biyiases, Ruth (ne Haring, Orton) born in Bourne, MA.
1955.01.23
Haring, Ruth (Orton, Biyiasas) born in Bourne, MA. WIM 1977.
1955.01.31
Atkins, Henry died in Huddersfield, England. IM 1950. 9-time Br Ch (1905-1911, 1924, 1925).
1955.02.05
Barnes, Craig born in Norman, OK. US master.
1955.02.08
Szekely b. Hungarian IM 1976.
1955.02.20
Shapiro, Daniel born.
1955.03
RATING; USCF rating list: Reshevsky (2766), Evans (2629, R. Byrne (2621)
1955.03.20
Schiller, Eric born.
1955.04.14
Schneider, Atilla born.
1955.04.23
Miles, Anthony, US IGM (1976), born in England. 1st British GM.
1955.04.25
Nunn, John born. IM 1975. GM 1978. European Jr ch 1975.
1955.04.26
Armas, Iulius born in Bucharest. IM 1985.
1955.05.16
Murray, H.J.R. (b. 1868), chess historian, died.
1955.05.18
Harley, Brian died in Bognor Regis, England. Composer.
1955.05.27
Alzate, Dario born in Columbia. IM 1984.
1955.06
World jr. ch, Antwerp, Spassky 1st.
1955.06.28
Blocker, Calvin born in Cleveland. FM 1981; IM 1982.
1955.07.07
Bonin, Jay born. IM 1985.
1955.07.10
Schneider b. Swedish IM 1976.
1955.07.11
Karlsson b. Stockholm. GM 1982.
1955.07.15
Frankle, Jon born.
1955.07.26
Djuric, Stefan born in Belgrade. IM 1978; GM 1982.
1955.08
US Open, Long Beach, Rossolimo 1st. (wins 1955 buick) (156 players)
1955.09.11
Arne, Mike born.
1955.1
INTERZONAL; Gothenburg interzonal, Bronstein 1st.
1955.10.25
Angelova (Chilingirova), Pavlina born in Bulgaria. WIM 1982.
1955.11.23
Lederer, Norbert died.
1955.11.25
Steiner, Herman, 50, dies during the California state championship.
1955.11.27
Chekhov, Valery born in Russia. World jr ch 1975. IM 1975; GM 1984.
1955.12.11
Lukov, Valentin b. Bulgarian GM 1988.
1955.12.11
Griffith died in Hendon, England. British ch 1912. Co-author of MCO.
1955.12.13
Loginov, Valery b. GM 1991.
1955.12.18
Winter d. of TB. Br ch 1935, 1936. Born 1898.
1955.12.24
Kuligowski b. Warsaw. Polish ch 1978. GM 1980.
1956
Bernstein plays in Ostend at age 74. Also played bd 1 for France.
1956
DEAF; 1st world championship for the deaf and dumb.
1956
China officially sponsors chess as a competitive sport.
1956
Price d. London. 5-time Br ladies ch. Challenger 1927, 1933.
1956
Sozin (b. 1896), Russian master, died.
1956
Fischer wins us junior title, scoring 8.5-1.5 in Philadelphia.
1956
1st Alekhine Memorial, Moscow; won by Botvinnik & Smyslov.
1956.01.09
Grunberg, Hans-Ulrich born in Schwerin, Germany. IM 1981.
1956.02.05
Tartakower, Savielly (b. 1887), IGM, died.
1956.02.10
Frias-Apablaza, Victor born in Santiago, Chile. IM 1982.
1956.02.28
Gruenfeld, Yehuda born in Zcerdziniov, Poland. IM 1978; GM 1980. Israeli ch 1982. Deaf mute.
1956.03.02
Gil-Reguera, Juan born in Barcelona. IM 1986.
1956.03.17
Van Der Sterren, Paul b. Netherlands GM 1989.
1956.03.25
Kochiev, Alexander b. Leningrad. GM 1977. IM 1975.
1956.03.27
CANDIDATES; Start of Candidates tourney, Amsterdam.
1956.04.07
du Mont, Julius died in Hastings.
1956.04.30
Smyslov wins Candidates tourney, Leewarden, Netherlands.
1956.05.01
Ivanov, Alexander born. GM 1992.
1956.05.12
Franco, Zenon born in Asuncion, Paraguay. IM 1982; GM 1991.
1956.05.19
Inkiov b. Stanke Dimitrov. GM 1982.
1956.06.22
Anderson, Renard born.
1956.06.27
Christiansen, Larry born in Riverside, California. GM 1977. US Jr Ch 1973, 1974, 1975. US Ch 1980.
1956.07.16
Hromadka, Karel died in Prague. Elo: 2440. Hromadka Defense
1956.08
OLY; Moscow Olympiad, USSR 1st. (US did not play)
1956.08
US Open, Oklahoma, Bisguier 1st.
1956.08.13
Farago, Sandor born in Budapest. FM 1985; IM 1986.
1956.08.15
Olafsson, Helgi, Icelandic IGM (1986), born.
1956.09.04
Paehtz, Thomas b. German GM 1991.
1956.09.11
Gurevich, Dmitry born in Moscow. IM 1981; GM 1983.
1956.09.24
Machulsky, Anatoly b. GM 1991.
1956.10.02
Speelman, Jonathan, British IGM (1980), born.
1956.10.17
Fischer defeats D. Byrne in the "game of the century"
1956.10.24
Klaric, Zlatko b. Yug GM 1982.
1956.11.01
Asztalos, Lajos died in Budapest. IM 1950; IA 1951. Elo: 2480. Hungary ch 1913.
1956.11.25
Eingorn, Viacheslav born in Odessa. IM 1984; GM 1986.
1956.12.05
Henley, Ronald born in Houston. IM 1980; GM 1982.
1957
1st European team ch., Vienna. 1st USSR (4 countries).
1957
Spann elected USCF president.
1957
FILM; The Seventh Seal, Swedish film by Inmar Bergman.
1957
Gresser and Sonja Graf become us women's co-champions.
1957
China has its 1st national ch.
1957
ICCF; USSR became official member of the ICCF.
1957
Martin, G. played 142 opponents, +130 =11 -1 in 4 hours 40 minutes in London.
1957
U of Chicago wins US intercollegiate team ch.
1957
Fazekas wins the Br ch, but not selected for olympics. Protests.
1957
ASPCC; Creation of the All Services Postal Chess Club.
1957
FILM; 8x8, a German surrealist film by Hans Richter made.
1957
FILM; The Seventh Seal, Swedish film by Inmar Bergman.
1957
Fischer wins us jr ch in San Francisco, scoring 8.5 out of 9.
1957
OLY; 1st women's olympiad Emmen, Netherlands. USSR 1st. 21 countries.
1957
FILM; 8x8, a German surrealist film by Hans Richter made.
1957
Maniac, 1st computer to play a form of chess (6x6 board)
1957
Lyman, Harry wins us amateur ch, 6-0, in Ashbury park, NJ.
1957
CHINA; Chess officially recognized and encouraged in China.
1957.01.05
Duras, Oldrich died in Prague. Czech ch 3 times and German ch. GM 1950. Elo: 2580
1957.01.09
Akhsharumova-Gulko, Anna born in Moscow. WIM 1977. USSR women's ch 1976, 1984.
1957.01.14
Grun, Gerd-Peter born in Minden, Germany. FM 1984; IM 1986.
1957.01.15
Sanchez, Gabriel born.
1957.01.16
Hoi, Carsten born in Copenhagen. IM 1979.
1957.01.20
Vladimirov, Evgeny b. GM 1989.
1957.01.30
Barlov, Dragan born in Kragujevac, Yugoslavia. IM 1982; GM 1986. Yugoslav ch 1986.
1957.02.07
Helmers, Knut born in Oslo. IM 1979.
1957.02.11
Zaitshik, Gennady b. GM 1984.
1957.02.15
Malmgren d. Uppsula. World cr ch 1953.
1957.02.23
Mar, Craig born.
1957.03.05
Botvinnik-Smyslov world ch match, Moscow.
1957.03.11
Akhmilovskaya-Donaldson, Elena born. Woman GM 1977.
1957.03.11
Donaldson-Akhmilorskaya, Elena born in Leningrad. WIM 1977; WGM 1977. Challenger 1986.
1957.03.13
Mestel, Jonathan, British IGM (1982), born. Br ch in 1976 (age 19). World Cadet ch 1974.
1957.04.27
Smyslov defeats Botvinnik to become world champion
1957.05.02
Sunye-Neto, Jaime b. Curtiba. 6-time Brazilian ch. GM 1986.
1957.05.30
Bass, Leonid born in Leningrad. IM 1982.
1957.06
World Jr ch, Toronto, Lombardy 1st (perfect score).
1957.06.24
Schussler, Harry b. Sweden GM 1988.
1957.06.30
Campora, Daniel born in San Nicolas, Argentina. IM 1982; GM 1986. Argentinian ch 1986, 1989.
1957.07.21
Malaniuk, Vladimir b. GM 1987.
1957.07.26
deFirmian, Nicholas born in Fresno. IM 1979; GM 1985. US co-champion 1987.
1957.07.29
Gavrikov, Viktor born in Russia. GM 1984. USSR co-ch 1985.
1957.07.31
Borkowski, Franciszek born in Wroclaw, Poland. IM 1980.
1957.07.31
Begovac, Franja born in Sombor, Yugoslavia. IM 1986.
1957.08
US Open, Cleveland, Fischer 1st. (184 players)
1957.08.30
Haberditz, Hans died in Vienna. Haberditz var.
1957.09.02
OLY; Start of 1st women's olympiad, Essen.
1957.09.16
Diesen, Mark born in Buffalo. World jr ch 1976. US Jr co-champ 1976.
1957.09.29
Gavrikov, Victor born. GM 1984. USSR ch 1985.
1957.10.06
Filipovic, Branko born in Banja Luka, Yugoslavia. IM 1984.
1957.10.18
Rodriguez, Amador b. San German, Cuba. GM 1977. Cuban ch 1984. IM 1975.
1957.10.30
Ftacnik, Lubomir born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. IM 1977; GM 1980. Czech ch 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985.
1957.11.11
Hebert, Jean born in Quebec. IM 1978; GMC 1984.
1957.12
US Ch, New York, Fischer 1st.
1957.12.21
Cifuentes-Parada, Roberto born in Santiago, Chile. IM 1984; GM 1992.
1958
OLY; Munich Olympiad; US 4th. (13th Olympiad)
1958
BLIND; 1st world blind ch; won by Bonham.
1958
Interzonal in Portoroz, Yugoslavia; Fischer ties for 5th.
1958
Smagin, Sergei b. GM 1987.
1958
Buchholz, Bruno died in Magdeburg, Germany. Devised a tie-breaker.
1958
Anderson, Frank scored 84% at Munich ol. Became ill, missed GM title.
1958
Covo-Artega of Cuba wins US Open in Rochester, Minnesota (139).
1958
Piran Codex rules for chess problems drawn up at Piran, Yug at Congress of Problemists.
1958
COMPUTER; 1st computer to play chess.
1958
WEINSTEIN; Raymond Weinstein wins US Jr ch, in Homestead, Florida.
1958
OLY; 1st chess ol for the blind, Meschede, W. Germany. 7 teams played.
1958.01.11
Taulbut, Shaun born.
1958.01.12
Doncevic, Dario born in Buenos Aires. IM 1986.
1958.01.19
Adam, Edmund died in Frankfurt, Germany. Adam variation, Ruy Lopez.
1958.02.14
Lputian, Smbat b. Yerevan. GM 1984.
1958.02.15
Hebden, Mark born in Leicester. IM 1982. Grand Prix (UK) ch 1981.
1958.02.22
Skembris, Spyros b. Greek GM 1991.
1958.02.25
Goodman, David born in England. World Cadet ch 1975. IM 1983.
1958.03.03
Kouatly, Bachar b. French GM 1989.
1958.03.03
Forgacs, Gyula born in Budapest. IM 1984.
1958.03.04
Smyslov-Botvinnik world ch match, Moscow.
1958.03.18
Winston, Peter born.
1958.03.23
Garcia-Padron, Jose born in Las Palmas, Spain. IM 1981.
1958.03.30
Andruet, Gilles born in Paris. IM 1982.
1958.04.02
Dizdarevic, Emir born in Zenica, Yugoslavia. IM 1982; GM 1988.
1958.04.11
Yermolinsky, Alexey born. GM
1958.05.09
Botvinnik defeats Smyslov to regain world ch.
1958.05.24
Georgiev, Krum born in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria. IM 1977; GM 1988.
1958.06.14
Schulien, Charles born.
1958.07.01
Cabrilo, Goran born in Gorazde, Yugoslavia. IM 1980.
1958.07.02
Bogner, Hal born in New York City. IA 1982. Founder of Chess Labs.
1958.07.09
Braga, Fernando born in Buenos Aires. IM 1983. Italian ch 1986.
1958.07.18
Gyorkos, Lajos born in Hungary. FM 1985; IM 1986.
1958.07.21
Donchev, Dimitar born in Sofia, Bulgaria. Bulgarian GM 1990.
1958.07.24
Kosten, Anthony b. English GM 1990.
1958.08.22
Zapata-Ramirez, Alonso, Columbian IGM (1984) born.
1958.08.26
Tisdall, Jonathan born.
1958.08.30
de la Villa Garcia, Jesus born in Villahan, Spain. IM 1986.
1958.09
Fischer gains the GM title at age 15. (15 years, 6 months
1958.09.11
Carls, Carl died in Bremen, Germany. German ch 1934. IM 1951. Elo: 2450
1958.09.25
Donaldson, John born in Los Angeles. IM 1983.
1958.09.27
Fedorowicz, John born in New York City. IM 1978; GM 1986.
1958.09.27
Bergstrom, Christer born in Solna, Sweden. IM 1986.
1958.10.15
Boensch (Bonsch), Uwe born in Halle-an-der-Saale, Germany. IM 1977; GM 1986.
1958.11.02
Benhadi, Madani born in Algeria. IM 1982.
1958.11.02
Dvoirys, Semen born in Zhmerinka, Russia. GM 1990.
1958.11.29
Psakhis, Lev Soviet IGM (1982) born.
1958.12.04
Dizdar, Goran born in Zagreb. IM 1980; GM 1991.
1958.12.25
Crotto, Rachel born in New York City. WIM 1978; US Women's Ch 1979. Played in women's ch at 13.
1958.12.27
Tate, Emory born.
1959
Kaidanov, Grigory born. GM 1988.
1959
RATINGS; 1st time the elo system of rating players used.
1959
HAM; 1st ham radio chess tournament.
1959
Fischer repeats as US champion.
1959
IM; Title of international master for chess composition.
1959
Tal becomes world champion after defeating Botvinnik.
1959
Wiel, John C. van der born. IGM 1982.
1959
Hoessler, Anton of Ingolstadt, Bavaria died. Invented the Ingo system.
1959
Gligoric voted Yugoslav Sportsman of the Year for chess.
1959
Bisguier wins US Open in Omaha.
1959
Lane wins us women's championship.
1959
Fischer shares 5th-6th in candidates tournament.
1959.01.30
Andrijevic, Milan born in Pancevo, Yugoslavia. IM 1982.
1959.02.02
Rueb, Alexandre (b. 1882), 1st president of FIDE, died.
1959.02.05
Cramling, Dan born in Stockholm. Swedish ch 1981. IM 1982.
1959.02.07
Mokry, Karel b. Czech GM 1984.
1959.02.12
Flear, Glenn born in Leicester, England. IM 1983; GM 1987.
1959.02.14
Popovic b. Orlovat. GM 1981.
1959.02.20
Dolmatov, Sergey born in Kiselevsk, Russia. World jr ch 1978. IM 1978; GM 1982.
1959.02.22
Gurevich, Mikhail born in Kharkov, Russia. USSR ch 1985. IM 1985; GM 1986.
1959.03.06
Campos-Moreno, Javier born in Santiago, Chile. IM 1979.
1959.03.17
Grimberg born in Petach Tikva. World under-16 ch 1976.
1959.03.18
Andonov, Bogomil born in Kiustendil, Bulgaria. IM 1986.
1959.03.27
Ginsburg, Mark born in Louvain, Belgium. FM 1980; IM 1981.
1959.04.12
Kengis, Edvins born. Latvian GM 1991.
1959.04.19
Gomez-Baillo, Jorge born in Argentina. IM 1986.
1959.06.03
Baja, Victor born.
1959.06.08
Sturua, Zurab b. GM 1992.
1959.06.24
Wagner d. in Hamburg. Born 1888. German IM 1953.
1959.07.10
Dur, Arne born in Innsbruck, Austria. IM 1982.
1959.07.14
Bucker, Stefan born in Munster, Germany. FM 1983
1959.07.17
Nogueiras, Jose b. Santa Clara, Cuba. GM 1979.
1959.07.28
Sisniega, Marcel born. Mexican GM 1992.
1959.08.01
Gallego-Eraso, Francisco born in Irun, Spain. IM 1986.
1959.08.08
Yudasin, Leonid born. GM 1990.
1959.08.08
Costigan, Richard born.
1959.08.09
Van der Wiel, John b. Leiden. European jr ch 1978-9. GM 1982.
1959.08.10
Hawelko, Marek born in Lublin, Poland. IM 1984.
1959.08.26
Rohde, Michael US IGM (1988), born.
1959.09
RATINGS; USCF rating list: Reshevsky (2693), Fischer (2636), D. Byrne (2514)
1959.09.06
CANDIDATES; Start of Bled Candidates tourney.
1959.09.07
Kudrin, Sergey born.
1959.09.13
Regan, Kenneth born.
1959.09.19
Tverskaya, Julia born.
1959.10.10
Hund, Barbara born in Leverkusen, Germany. WIM 1979; WGM 1982.
1959.10.11
Kaidanov, Grigory born. GM
1959.10.19
Lau, Ralf born. German GM 1986.
1959.10.24
Yrjola, Jouni born. Finland GM 1990.
1959.10.25
Odendahl, Steven born.
1959.10.31
Tal wins Bled Candidates (Fischer 5-6).
1959.11.11
Armas, Jorge born in Holguin, Cuba. IM 1979.
1959.12.25
Wharton, William born.
1959.12.25
de Boer, Gerrit-Jan born in Landsmeer, Netherlands. IM 1986.
1959.12.28
Kindermann, Stefan born. German GM 1988.
1959.12.28
Federl, Alan born.
1960
Cramer elected USCF president.
1960
1st Armed Forces Chess Championship - Thomas Emery Award
1960
RATING; Elo rating system adopted by uscf.
1960
Fischer wins US championship.
1960
US team wins world student championship.
1960
Fischer, Spassky tie in Mar del Plata, Argentina International.
1960
MOTT-SMITH; Chess problem composer Geoffrey Mott-Smith dies.
1960
Flesch played 52 games blindfold at Budapest (+31=18-3).
1960
Hong Kong Chess Association formed.
1960
Cyprus Chess Assn founded. 1st Cyprus ch.
1960
OLY; Leipzig olympiad; ussr 1st, us 2nd.
1960
Aseev, Konstantin born. 1985 Leningrad ch.
1960
Benko wins USCF speed ch; Bisguier 2nd, Fischer 3rd.
1960
KILL; Spectactor killed by player when criticized game. Sailor acquitted.
1960.01.01
Vyzmanavin, Alexey born. GM 1989. (Vishmanavin)
1960.01.20
Garkov, Mitko born in Pleven, Bulgaria. IM 1986.
1960.02.02
Fries-Nielsen, Jens born in Esbjerg, Denmark. IM 1984.
1960.02.06
Chernin, Alexander born in Russia. IM 1980; GM 1985. European Jr Ch 1979-80.
1960.02.13
Yusupov, Artur born. IGM 1980.
1960.02.15
Petursson, Margeir b. Reykjavik. GM 1986.
1960.03.01
Gunawan, Ronny born in Surabaya, Indonesia. IM 1984.
1960.03.06
Chernin, Alexander born. GM
1960.03.08
McCambridge, Vincent born.
1960.03.15
Botvinnik-Tal world ch, Moscow.
1960.03.16
Azmaiparashvili, Zurab born in Georgian. IM 1984; GM 1960.
1960.03.18
Plaskett, James b. Okeliha, Cyprus. GM 1985.
1960.03.24
Seirawan, Yasser born in Damascus, Syria.
1960.04.04
Chandler, Murray born in Wellington, New Zealand. IM 1977; GM 1983. New Zealand ch 1975-6.
1960.05.03
Berg, Klaus born in Nykobing, Denmark. IM 1983.
1960.05.07
Lobron, Eric West German IGM (1982), born.
1960.05.07
Tal defeats Botvinnik to become world champion.
1960.05.21
Lanka, Zigurds born. Latvian GM 1992.
1960.06.09
Groszpeter, Attila born. Hungarian IM 1979; GM 1986.
1960.06.20
Whitehead, Paul born.
1960.06.24
Rogers, Ian Australian IGM (1985), born.
1960.07.13
Rivas-Pastor, Manuel born. Spanish GM 1987.
1960.07.31
Davies, Nigel born in Southport, England. IM 1982.
1960.08.15
Gazik, Igor born in Zilina, Czechoslovakia. FM 1982; IM 1985.
1960.08.17
Ernst, Thomas born in Uppsala, Sweden. IM 1984; GM 1990.
1960.09.11
Nikolic, Predrag Yugoslav IGM (1983), born.
1960.10.10
Lakdawala, Cyrus born.
1960.10.26
Hartman, Christer born in Stockholm. FM 1986; IM 1986.
1960.11.13
Arnason, Jon born in Reykjavik. IM 1979; GM 1986. World Under-16 Ch 1977.
1960.12.13
Koltanowski plays 56 opponents blindfold (+50=6) in San Francisco. Took 9 3/4 hours.
1960.12.18
Gheorghiu wins Romanian ch at age 16.
1961
Ault wins US Jr ch for 3rd consecutive year.
1961
Fischer become us champion for 4th time.
1961
OLY; Women's olympiad abandoned because DDR team unable to obtain visa.
1961
Benko wins US Open in San Francisco.
1961
CHESS LIFE from newspaper to monthly magazine form.
1961
Lane appears on what's my line and cover of Sports Illustrated.
1961
BLIND; 1st blind olympiad, Meschede, W Germany. Won by Yugoslavia (7 teams).
1961
Scrivener, Robert won Mississipi state ch at age 80.
1961
Ratings: Fischer-2641; Reshevsky-2632; Lombardy-2555; Byrne R-2535
1961.01.07
Vera, Reynaldo born. Cuban GM 1988.
1961.01.08
Arkell, Keith born in Birmingham, England. IM 1985.
1961.01.09
Heinbuch, Detlef born in Bochum. IM 1986.
1961.01.17
Chiburdanidze, Maya born in Kutaisi, Russia. WIM 1974; WGM 1977; IM 1978; GM 1984. Women's World Ch 1978-91.
1961.01.21
Aronoff, Irene born in USA. WFM.
1961.02.03
McNab, Colin born. Scottish GM 1992.
1961.02.08
Akesson, Ralf born. IM 1981. Swedish ch 1985.
1961.02.09
Levenfish, Grigori (b. 1889), Soviet IGM, died. GM 1950.
1961.02.10
Canda, Danilo born in Nicuaraga. IM 1986.
1961.02.11
Petrosian wins 28th USSR Ch, Moscow.
1961.02.27
Eng, Holger born in Neuenhaus, Germany. IM 1984.
1961.03.04
Bany, Jerzy born in Bytom, Poland. IM 1983.
1961.03.10
Agusto, Obafunmilayo born in Nigeria. FM.
1961.03.15
Tal-Botvinnik match starts, Moscow.
1961.03.15
Rubinstein, Akiba (b. 1882), Polish IGM, died in Anvers.
1961.03.15
Brown, Timothy born.
1961.03.26
Rizzitano, James born.
1961.03.31
Pigusov, Evgeny born. GM 1988.
1961.04.17
Brooks, Michael born in Chicago. FM 1982.
1961.04.21
Danailov, Silvio born in Sofia, Bulgaria. IM 1984.
1961.04.26
Tangborn, Eric born.
1961.05.05
Douven, Rudy born in Heerlen, Netherlands. FM 1985; IM 1986.
1961.05.10
Heath, Christopher died in London. 1923-4 Scottish Ch. Heath var.
1961.05.12
Botvinnk defeats Tal to regain world championship.
1961.06.09
Bischoff, Klaus born in Ulm, Germany. IM 1982; GM 1990.
1961.06.17
Damljanovic, Branko born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. IM 1982; GM 1989.
1961.07.13
Franke, Heribert born in Bad Cannstatt,Germany. IM 1986.
1961.07.16
Fischer-Reshevsky match starts in NY.
1961.08.21
Barbero, Gerardo born in Argentina. IM 1986; GM 1988.
1961.09
Parma wins World Jr Ch, at The Hague.
1961.09
Tal wins at Bled. Fischer 2nd.
1961.09.12
Guzman, Ricardo born in the Philippines. IM 1982.
1961.09.12
de Guzman, Ricardo born in the Philippines. IM 1982.
1961.09.19
Alvarez-Ibarra, Rafael born in Bilbao, Spain. IM 1986.
1961.10.10
Cvitin, Ognjen born in Siberik, Yugoslavia. World jr ch 1981. IM 1982; GM 1987.
1961.10.12
Whitehead, Jay born.
1961.10.31
Benedict, Clare died in Lucerne, Switzerland. Chess patron. Granddaughter of Fenimore Cooper.
1961.11.07
Glek, Igor born. GM
1961.11.16
Sergeant d. Kingston-on-Thames. London ch 1951.
1961.11.29
Gertler, David born in Camden, NJ. FM 1985.
1961.12
Lane, Lisa drops out of Hastings 1961/62 because she is in love.
1961.12.07
Gurieli, Nino born in Russia. WIM 1979; WGM 1980.
1962
Gresser wins US women's ch.
1962
CAPA; 1st Capablanca Memorial in Cuba.
1962
Worst team: Cyprus, 0/20 at Varna ol 1962. Ioannidis went 0/20.
1962
Rejfir died. Born in 1909. Czech IM 1956.
1962
GM; 1st GM of over-the-board and corres. chess - O'Kelly.
1962
Evans wins US championship.
1962.01.10
Hammond, Alex died in England. Chess set collector.
1962.02.06
Antunes, Antonio born in Lisbon. IM 1985.
1962.02.12
Ioseliani, Nana b. Tbilisi. 2-time USSR women's ch.
1962.02.12
Gobet, Fernand born in Romont, Switzerland. IM 1985.
1962.03
Living chess played between Botvinnik & Smyslov, Moscow.
1962.03.11
Ragozin, Vyacheslav died. Former world corr. ch.
1962.04
Stockholm Interzonal, Fischer wins 2.5 points ahead of the field.
1962.04.03
Grunfeld, Ernst died in Vienna. German ch 1927. GM 1950. Elo: 2550.
1962.04.10
Khouzman, Alexander born. GM
1962.04.12
Cuijpers, Frans born in Heerlen, Netherlands. IM 1984.
1962.04.18
Watson, William, born.
1962.04.23
Graves, Frank died in Fort Worth, TX. USCF President 1954.
1962.05.02
CANDIDATES; Start of Curacao Candidates tourney.
1962.05.22
Schneider, Alexander born.
1962.05.23
Novikov, Igor born. GM 1990.
1962.06.09
Youngworth, Perry born.
1962.06.13
Motwani b. Glasgow. World under-16 ch 1978. Scottish ch 1978.
1962.06.26
Petrosian wins Curacao Candidates (Fischer is 4th).
1962.06.28
Gauglitz, Gernot born in Meissen, Germany. IM 1986.
1962.07.31
Brustman, Agnieszka born in Warsaw. WIM 1979; WGM 1985.
1962.08
CANDIDATES; Curacao Candidates; Petrosiam 1st; Fischer 4th.
1962.08.17
Wilder, Michael born.
1962.08.20
Fischer accuses Russians of cheating in Sports Illustrated.
1962.08.25
Medina wins US Open, San Antonio.
1962.08.25
Nenachev, Alexander born.
1962.09.17
Broder, Iris born in Halle, Germany. WIM 1986.
1962.09.17
Wilder, Michael born.
1962.09.20
Adam, William born.
1962.09.24
Tischbierek, Raj born. German GM 1990,
1962.10.09
Vidmar, Milan died.
1962.10.14
Ehlvest, Jaan born in Estonio. IM 1982; GM 1987. European Jr Ch 1982-3.
1962.10.18
Fernandes, Antonio born in Pamphilosa da Serra, Portugal. IM 1985.
1962.10.25
Turner, Abe stabbed to death.
1962.11.18
Gurvich, Abram died in Moscow. IJComp 1956.
1962.11.21
London, Dimitri born.
1962.11.30
Bernstein, Ossip died in France. GM 1950; IA 1952. Elo: 2590.
1962.12.06
Drasko, Milan born in Capljina, Yugoslavia. IM 1984.
1963
Fischer wins US championship ahead of Bisguier.
1963
Fischer wins Western Open.
1963
COLLEGE; Brooklyn college wins us intercollegiate ch in Philadelphia.
1963
CORR; Br Postal Federation formed.
1963
US Open in Chicago; Lombardy wins. (266 players)
1963.01.01
Winats, Luc born. Belgium GM 1993.
1963.01.06
Helms, Hermann died in Brooklyn. IA 1954. Dean of American chess.
1963.01.06
Adams, Weaver, died in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.
1963.02.01
Garbarino, Rodolfo born in Argentina. IM 1982.
1963.02.08
Hjartarson, Johann born in Reykjavik. IM 1984; GM 1985. Icelandic ch 1980, 1984.
1963.02.12
Root, Doug born.
1963.03.09
Carvajal, Ana born in Cuba. WIM 1978.
1963.03.15
Botvinnik-Petrosian match, Moscow.
1963.03.20
Sokolov, Andrei, Soviet IGM (1984) born. World Jr Ch 1982.
1963.03.24
Morovic-Fernandez, Ivan born. Chilean GM 1986.
1963.04.13
Kasparov, Gary, world chess champion, born in Baku.
1963.04.23
Cramling, Pia born. WGM 1982; IM 1983.
1963.05.22
Petrosian defeats Botvinnik to become world champion.
1963.05.27
Rozentalis, Eduardas born.
1963.06.03
Levitt, Jonathan born. English GM 1991.
1963.06.14
Hjorth, Gregory born in Melbourne. IM 1984.
1963.06.16
Schroer, Jonathan born.
1963.06.25
Jacobs, Byron born.
1963.07.25
Hodgson, Julian born in St Asaph, Wales. IM 1983; GM 1988. British ch 1991.
1963.07.25
Stoltz, Gosta (b. 1904), Swedish Grandmaster, died.
1963.07.27
1st Piatigorsky cup in Los Angeles; won by Petrosian and Keres.
1963.08.28
King, Dan born. English GM 1989.
1963.09.01
An, Yang born in China. WIM.
1963.09.18
Hertneck, Gerald born. IM 1985; GM 1991.
1963.09.26
Yedidia, Jonathan born.
1963.10.30
Milos, Gilberto born. Brazil GM 1988.
1963.11.03
Kostic, Boris (b. 1887), died in Belgrade. IM 1950.
1963.11.14
Krasenkov, Mikhail born. GM.
1963.12.06
Hawksworth, John born in England. IM 1986.
1963.12.20
Ardaman, Miles born.
1963.12.22
Sacconi d. Born 1895. Italian ch 1935. IM 1951.
1963.12.28
Ardaman, Miles born.
1964
BRAILLE; International Braille Chess Assn affiliated with FIDE.
1964
CLOCK; 1st electronic clock manufactured in Kiev.
1964
RATINGS; 1st international rating list by elo. Fischer and Petrosian (2690).
1964
1st game with 5 knights on board, Szabo-Ivkov, Belgrade.
1964
MEYER; John Meyer wins US Junior championship.
1964
Fischer sweeps US ch with 11-0 score.
1964
Lane opens her chess emporium, 'Queen Pawn,' in NY.
1964
Draw can only be proposed before a move.
1964
BLIND; 2nd blind olympiad, East Germany. Yugoslavia won. 9 countries.
1964
En passant sound magazine for the blind founded.
1964.01.23
Khasanova b. USSR. Women's jr ch 1983. WIM 1984.
1964.01.26
Chow, Albert born in Chicago. FM 1984.
1964.02.13
Hector, Jonny born in Sweden. GM 1992.
1964.02.17
Kipping d. Composed over 7,000 problems.
1964.03.01
Ronanovsky d. Moscow. USSR ch 1923, 1927. IM 1950. Born 1982.
1964.03.08
Lalic, Bogdan born. Yug GM 1964.
1964.03.11
Benjamin, Joel born in Brooklyn. IM 1980; GM 1986. US Ch 1987.
1964.04.17
Greenfeld, Alon born in New York City. Israeli IM 1983; GM 1989.
1964.05.10
Graf, Sonja won US Women's Ch, New York.
1964.05.20
Amsterdam Interzonal started.
1964.05.26
Salov, Valery b. GM 1986. World under 16 ch in 1980.
1964.05.29
Reinfeld, Fred died in New York.
1964.05.31
Kotlyar, Gregory born.
1964.06.16
Griego, David born.
1964.06.21
Neverov, Valery born. GM 1992.
1964.06.23
Barbulescu, Dan-Catalin born in Bucharest. IM 1984.
1964.07.20
Colman, Eugene died in London. Colman var. discovered while POW in Japan.
1964.08.13
Horvath, Jozsef born in Budapest. IM 1986; GM 1990.
1964.08.25
Kotronias, Vasilios born. Greek GM 1990.
1964.08.29
Benko wins US Open in Boston (229 players).
1964.08.31
Glueck, David born in Boston. FM 1986.
1964.09.15
Goglidze, Victor died in Tbilisi, Georgia. IM 1950. Elo: 2430.
1964.09.18
Hansen, Curt born in Bov, Denmark. IM 1982; GM 1985. World Jr Ch 1984. Danish ch 1983, 1984, 1985.
1964.09.23
Tolnai, Tibor born. Hungarian GM 1990.
1964.09.27
Stohl, Igor born. Czech GM 1992.
1964.10.24
Dokhoian, Yuri born in Russia. GM 1988.
1964.11.07
Oll, Lembit born. GM 1990.
1964.12.21
Renet, Oliver born. GM 1990.
1965
Street wins US amateur (242 players).
1965
1st university to introduce course on chess, Moscow. 2,000 attended.
1965
Kurajica won world jr ch. IM before even a master.
1965
Gresser wins us women's ch.
1965
EG; 1st chess magazine devoted to studies, EG, founded by Roycroft.
1965
Mecking wins Brazilian ch at age 13.
1965
Paros gets IM for chess composition for helpmates only.
1965
1st National Open, Las Vegas; Reshevsky wins (138 players)
1965
CORR; Start of the 1st Women's World Corr. Chess Ch.
1965
Soltis repeats as NY city jr. champion.
1965.01
Keres wins at Hastings.
1965.02.11
Chekhover, Vitaly died in Leningrad. IM 1950; IJComp 1956; IMComp 1961
1965.02.12
Condie, Mark born in Scotland. IM 1984.
1965.02.27
Goldin, Alexander born. GM 1989.
1965.03.06
Graf-Stevenson, Sonja died in New York. WIM 1950. US Women's ch 1964.
1965.03.07
Abarca Aguirre, Manuel born in San Antonio, Chile. FM 1986.
1965.03.16
Adianto, Utat born in Jakarta, Indonesia. IM 1985; GM 1986. 1st INDO GM. World Jr Ch
1965.04
CANDIDATES; 1st Candidates matches: Spassky beats Keres; Geller defeats Smyslov.
1965.04.16
Hickl, Jorg born. German IM 1986; GM 1988.
1965.04.17
Adelman, Charles born.
1965.06.01
Short, Nigel, British IGM (1984), born.
1965.07
Candidates match: Tal defeats Portisch; Larsen defeats Ivkov
1965.07
EG; 1st issue of EG magazine.
1965.07.11
Epishin, Vladimir born. IGM 1990.
1965.07.11
1st chess tournament in Greenland.
1965.07.24
Root, Alexey born.
1965.07.31
Laucks, E. Forry died. Founder of Log Cabin Chess Club.
1965.08.06
US Open held in Puerto Rico. 1st time outside the US. Benko, Lombardy tie.
1965.08.16
Mozetic, Dejan born. IM rated at 2585.
1965.08.25
Start of Capablanca Memorial in Cuba. Fischer played by teletype. 1st time
1965.09.01
CORR; Start of 1st women's world cr ch.
1965.10.20
Arkell, Susan born.
1965.11.05
Dus-Chotimirsky, Fedor died in Moscow. IM 1950.
1965.11.21
Abelardo-Roldan, Adrian born in Argentina. IA 1986.
1965.11.28
Georgiev, Kiril born in Petrich, Bulgaria. IM 1983; GM 1985. World Jr Ch 1983. Bulgarian ch 1984, 1986, 1989.
1965.11.28
1st American Open; won by Benko in Santa Monica. 124 players
1965.11.28
Dautov, Roustam born. GM.
1965.12.03
Illescas-Cordoba, Miguel born. Spanish GM 1988.
1965.12.30
Fischer (2734) repeats as US Champion.
1966
kaufman wins american open in santa monica.
1966
Sultan Khan, Mir died.
1966
Longest game without capture. Filipowicz-Smederavac, 70 moves.
1966
Rohland elected uscf president.
1966
BLIND; 1st World Blind Ch, Timmendorfer Strand, W Germany. Won by Cabarkapa.
1966
Journal of Gerontology that chess players peak at 36. (Elo)
1966
Fischer wins his 7th us championship, ahead of Evans.
1966
COMPUTER; MacHack VI computer played in Boston Amateur Ch; Score 1/2-4 1/2.
1966
Latest castling. Bobotsov-Ivkov, move 46.
1966
Prokes, Ladislav died.
1966
Benko captures National Open.
1966
CENSUS; USSR census shows 3,540,000 registered chess players.
1966
COMPUTER; 1st serious chess program, mac hack, became operational.
1966
Golombek awarded the OBE for his service to chess.
1966
Colias, William born.
1966
Largest display. 6840 boards, 300 experts, played 20 players; Havana
1966
OLY; Havana olympiad, ussr 1st, us 2nd.
1966.01.18
Khalifman, Alexander b. European ch 1985. IM 1986. GM.
1966.01.29
Dlugy, Maxim born in Moscow. IM 1982; GM 1986. World Jr Ch 1985. USCF President 1990.
1966.01.29
Joshi, Sandeep born.
1966.03.06
Ashley, Maurice born. IM 1993. 1st Afro-American IM.
1966.03.15
Petrosian-Spassky match, Moscow.
1966.03.30
Grivas, Efstratios born in Egio, Greece. IM 1984.
1966.04.11
Start of Petrosian-Spassky World Championsip match.
1966.04.25
Mir Sultan Khan died of TB in Pakistan.
1966.05.11
Gresser and Lane becomes us women's co-champions.
1966.05.13
Murshed, Niaz born. Bangladesh GM 1986.
1966.05.21
Kozul, Zdenko born. Yug GM 1989.
1966.05.29
Petrosian defeats Spassky, 12.5-11.5, Moscow.
1966.06.26
1st us jr invitational; won by Browne. Held in new York. 8 players.
1966.08.15
Spassky wins 2nd Piatagorsky Cup; 2nd is Fischer.
1966.08.15
Piatigorsky Cup over. Spassky wins.
1966.08.26
Benko and R. Byrne share 1st in 67th US Open, Seattle.
1966.1
Berg, Theodore died in Riga, Latvia. Berg variation.
1966.10.27
Barua, Dibyendu born in Chittagong, Bangladesh. India IM 1984; GM 1991.
1966.11.21
Bareev, Evgeny born in Moscow. IM 1986; GM 1989. 1982 World Under-16 ch.
1966.11.23
COMPUTER; Start of 1st computer match between USSR and US.
1966.12.17 GM Carlos Set Matamoros Franco, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
1966.12.19
Anderson, Magnus died in Melbourne. Book collector.
1967
Matera wins US Jr Invitational.
1967
Andorra Chess Federation formed.
1967
COMPUTER; Machack VI is 1st computer to play in human chess tourney.
1967
Matulovic takes back move against Bilek at Sousse. Game drawn.
1967
OSCAR; 1st Chess Oscar.
1967
Lohrman wins US Amateur in Philadelphia, 222 players.
1967
COMPUTER; 1st international match between USSR & US computers. USSR won.
1967
USCF moves its headquarters from New York City to Newburgh.
1967
World student tourney in Czechoslovakia, USSR 1st, US 2nd.
1967
Gresser wins US Women's championship.
1967
US Open, Atlanta; won by Benko.
1967
Fischer 1st in Monaco.
1967
RATINGS; USCF ratings: Fischer (2762), Benko (2592), Evans (2582).
1967.01.10
Engels, Ludwig died in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Strong German player.
1967.01.28
Shtern, Igor born.
1967.02
Creevey, James died in Dublin. Irish ch 1933, 1934.
1967.02.05
Rechlis, Gad born. Israeli GM 1990.
1967.02.25
Granda-Zuniga, Julio born in Peru. IM 1984; GM 1986.
1967.03.01
Conquest, Stuart born in Ilford, England. World under-16 ch 1981. IM 1985.
1967.04.09
Litvinchuk, Jon born.
1967.04.22
Flear, Christine (ne Leroy) born in France. WIM 1986.
1967.05.03
Fazekas, Stefan died in London. Oldest British player. Born in 1898. Br ch 1957. IMC 1964.
1967.05.15
Agdestein, Simen born in Norway. IM 1983; GM 1985. Soccer player.
1967.05.17
Howell, James born in Brent, England. IM 1985.
1967.05.26
Stahlberg, Gideon died in Leningrad. Born 1908. GM 1950.
1967.05.29
Brunner, Lucas born in Bern, Switzerland. IM 1986.
1967.05.30
Brinckmann, Alfred died in Kiel, Germany. IA 1951; IM 1953; Elo: 2470.
1967.06.06
Klinger, Josef born. Austrian GM 1988. Austrian ch 1985.
1967.07.21
Arencibia-Rodriguez, Walter born in Holguin, Cuba. IM 1986; GM 1990. 1986 World Jr Ch.
1967.09.12
Shabalov, Alexander born. GM.
1967.10.19
Izumikawa, Burt born.
1967.10.22
Mohr, Stefan born. German GM 1989.
1967.10.25
Halberstadt, Vitaly died in Paris. IJComp 1957. Paris ch 1925.
1967.10.25
Vajda d. Budapest as a result of a gas leak from a faulty oven.
1967.12.24
Strugatsky, Vladimir born.
1968
Korchnoi defeats Reshevsky in Amsterdam candidates match.
1968
Daly, Harlow won Maine championsip at age 85.
1968
Evans wins US championship.
1968
Kaplan of Puerto Rico wins world jr ch.
1968
Benko wins National Open in Lake Tahoe.
1968
AIPE founded by Jordi Puig.
1968
Gelfand, Boris born in Byelorussia. GM 1989. World Jr Ch 1988.
1968
Spann, former USCF president, dies.
1968
QUEENS; Greatest number of queens appear on board, 7. Konopleva-Schmidke.
1968
Larsen scores 11-1 to win US Open in Snowmass, Colorado.
1968
Berliner wins the 5th world correspondence championship.
1968
JAPAN; 1st Japanese national federation.
1968
BYRNE; D Byrne wins Atlantic Open; 329 players, an open tournament record.
1968.01.21
Smirin, Ilia born. GM.
1968.01.26
Wahls, Matthias born. German GM 1989.
1968.02.15
Wolff, Patrick born. GM.
1968.03.10
Carr, Neil born in Newham, England. FM 1985.
1968.04.25
Neely, Elizabeth born.
1968.05.08
Fishbein, Alexander born. FM 1986.
1968.06.05
Horvath, Csaba born in Hungary. IM 1986.
1968.06.13
Sokolov, Ivan born. Bosnian GM 1987.
1968.06.22
Blatny, Pavel born in Brno, Czechoslovakia. IM 1986.
1968.06.24
Gelfand, Boris born. GM.
1968.09.24
Hansen, Lars Bo born.
1968.09.25
Simagin, Vladimir died. Born 1919. IM 1950. GM 1962.
1968.10.01
Duchamp, Marcel died in Neuilly, France. Famous avant-garde painter.
1968.10.03
Norwood, David born. English GM 1989.
1968.10.26
Erdelyi, Stefan died in Resita, Romania. Im 1950.
1968.11.06
Collijn, Gustaf died in Stockholm. With his brother, Ludvig, wrote LAROBOK.
1968.12
Ballet, Pawn to King 5, presented by John Chesworth.
1968.12.31
Ahues, Carl died in Hamburg. IM 1950. German Ch 1929. Elo: 2490.
1969
CHECKS; Record 38 checks in succession, Westerinen-Keres, Tallinn.
1969
CHESS LIFE begins to use algebraic notation
1969
Gresser wins us women's ch.
1969
Benko 1st at Atlantic Open in NY (376 players).
1969
Resevsky wins US championship.
1969
Sokolsky, Alexei died.
1969
CHESS LIFE and CHESS REVIEW merge to form CHESS LIFE AND REVIEW.
1969
Samisch loses 13 games on time, Linkoping.
1969
Samisch lost all 15 of his games on time at Berlin.
1969
RATINGS; USCF ratings: fischer (2745)
1969
Fischer's my 60 memorable games, published by Simon and Schuster.
1969
Benko wins US Open in Lincoln, Nebraska.
1969
JAPAN; 1st Japanese national tournament.
1969
Ivanchuk, Vassily born.
1969
USCF membership: 12,580
1969.01.01
Jarecki, John born.
1969.01.15
Henneberger, Walter died in Zurich. Henneberger var.
1969.01.27
Piket, Jeroen born. Netherlands GM 1989.
1969.01.28
Hellers, Ferdinand born in Stockholm. IM 1985; GM 1989. European Jr Ch 1984-5.
1969.01.30
Dreev, Alexei born in Russia. FM 1985; GM 1989. World Under-16 Ch 1983, 1984.
1969.02.28
Edelman, Danny born.
1969.03.
Lief, Adam born.
1969.03.03
Tolush, Alexander died.
1969.03.15
Petrosian-Spassky match, Moscow.
1969.03.18
Ivanchuk, Vasily born. GM.
1969.04.19
Polgar, Zsusza born.
1969.04.22
Sagalchik, Gennadij born.
1969.05.17
Abhyankar, Anupama born in Bombay, India. WIM 1985.
1969.05.25
Spassky defeats Petrosian, 12.5-10.5, Moscow.
1969.06.17
Spassky defeats Petrosian to become world ch.
1969.06.18
Korchnoi wins Reti Memorial in Luhacovice, Czech.
1969.06.28
Yu, Peter born.
1969.06.20
Rogoff wins US Jr Ch.
1969.06.29
Gresser won US Ladies ch for the 9th time.
1969.08.22
Benko, Bisguier, Vukcevich tie for US Open, Lincoln.
1969.08.30
Karpov wins world jr ch in Stockholm. Becomes IM.
1969.09.06
Finegold, Benjamin born in Detroit. FM 1986.
1969.09.08
Ceriani, Luigi died in Milan, Italy. Problemist.
1969.09.26
Rachels, Stuart born.
1969.10.12
Petrosian and Polugaevsky tie for 37th Soviet Ch.
1969.10.22
Rojas-Sepulveda born. World under-16 ch 1985.
1969.11.05
Madl, Ildiko born.
1969.12.11
Anand, Viswanathan born in Madras, India. IM 1985; GM 1988. World Jr Ch 1987.
1969.12.17
Reshesky wins 20th US ch. Won the 1st US Ch in 1936.
1969.12.29
Richter, Kurt, German International Master, died.
1970
SPACE; 1st time chess played in space - Sevastianov.
1970
Kupchik (b. 1892), American Master, died.
1970
Rogoff wins us jr ch.
1970
USSR vs rest of the world match in Yugoslavia.
1970
US wins world student ch.
1970
COMPUTER; 1st us computer ch, held in ny, won by a machine from northwestern.
1970
Larsen wins US Open, Boston (303 players).
1970
OLY; Siegen Olympiad; USSR 1st, US 4th.
1970
Rodl d. Born in 1907. W German IM 1953.
1970.01.06
Castaldi, Vincenzo died in Firenze, Italy. Italian Ch 1936. IM 1950. Born 1916.
1970.03.19
Abel, Herbert died. Founded American Open.
1970.05.04
Alterman, Boris born. GM.
1970.05.06
Fischer wins at Rovinj-Zagreb, 13 out of 17.
1970.07.12
Zoltan Varga born.
1970.09
RATINGS; 1st international ratings. Used the Elo system.
1970.1
Xie Jun born.
1970.10.09
Rao, Vivek born.
1970.10.30
Xie Jun born.
1970.11.22
Barucker, Claudia born in Zerbst, Germany. East German corr. ch.
1970.12.13
Fischer wins palma de majorca interzonal.
1971
Capps, Carrol died. Chess benefactor.
1971
Fischer wins Manhattan club 5-minute ch.
1971
1st European junior championship.
1971
Richter d. Born in 1894. Czech ch 1948. IM 1951.
1971
1st Statham masters event, won by Evans.
1971
BLIND; 1st US championship for the blind, won by James Slagle.
1971
Spasov, Vasily born. IGM 1990. World Jr Ch 1989.
1971
Fischer defeats Petrosian, 6.5-2.5, in Buenos Aires.
1971
Christiansen is 1st jr-high school player to win the nation HS ch.
1971
Browne and Evans win US Open in Ventura (402 players)
1971.02.01
Sherzer, Alex born.
1971.02.08
Braude, Mikhail born.
1971.02.24
Lutz, Christopher born. German GM 1992.
1971.02.28
Mueller, Hans died. Born in 1896. Austrian ch 1947. IM 1950.
1971.04.02
Ilundain, David Garcia born. Spanish GM
1971.04.04
Harksen, Alfred died in Ystad, Sweden. Harksen Gambit.
1971.05.02
Barda, Olaf died in Oslo. 6-time Norwegian ch. IM 1952; GMC 1953
1971.05.31
Ulibin, Mikhail born.
1971.06.02
Fischer beats Taimanov 6-0, in candidates match in Vancouver, BC.
1971.06.21
Aladiova, Katrin born in Bulgaria. WFM 1986.
1971.06.30
Van den Berg d. Born 1924. Dutch IM 1963.
1971.07
RATINGS; 1st publication of the International Rating List, 600 names.
1971.07.01
FIDE; 1st official rating list.
1971.07.12
Akopian, Vladimir born. FM 1986; GM 1991. World Under-16 Ch 1986. World Jr Ch 1991.
1971.07.25
Fischer beats Larsen in Denver 6-0 (1st world ch candidates in US)
1971.09.27
Bely, Miklos died in Gyor, Hungary. Hungarian IM 1956.
1971.09.27
Araiza, Jose Joaquin died.
1971.10.26
Fischer defeats Petrosian in candidates match in Buenos Aires.
1971.10.31
Zaitsev, Alexander died of thrombosis after having a leg lengthened.
1971.11.17
Adams, Michael born in England. GM 1989. British Ch. 1989.
1971.12.07
Akopian, Vladimir born.
1971.12.14
Bologan, Viktor born. GM.
1972
Church's fried chicken international tournament won by Petrosian.
1972
COLLEGE; Columbia U wins pan-am intercollegiate, Toronto (233 players).
1972
RATINGS; USCF ratings: fischer (2825), kavalek (2573).
1972
Aronson and Marilyn win us women's ch.
1972
Gligoric wins 2nd Statham tourney in Lone Pine.
1972
GM; 1st British GM title, to Comins Mansfield (for chess composition).
1972
Browne wins US Open, Atlantic City.
1972
Pilnick wins 7th American Open, Santa Monica (306 players)
1972
GM; Title of grandmaster for chess composition 1st awarded.
1972
GM; 1st Corr. GM of the Blind awarded to R. Bonham.
1972
Velimirovic, Jovanka born. Yugoslavia's 1st woman ch. D. Velimirovic's mother.
1972
Skoff elected USCF president.
1972.02.06
Gurevich, Ilya born in Kiev. FM 1985. World Jr Ch 1990.
1972.03.20
Lisitzin d. USSR IM 1950.
1972.03.21
Turtel, Evan born.
1972.07.04
Shirov, Alexey born. GM.
1972.07.11
Fischer-Spassky world ch match.
1972.07.23
Thomas, Sir George died.
1972.09.02
Fischer defeats Spassky to become world champion.
1972.09.09
Edelsberg, Alexander died in South Carolina. 5-time South Carolina Ch.
1972.10.04
Harkness, Kenneth died in Yugoslavia. Developed rating system.
1972.10.07
Van Wely, Loek born. GM.
1972.10.26
Bain (Weiser), Mary died in New York City. Challenger 1937. US women's ch 1951-3.
1972.11
Fischer on the Bob Hope Show.
1973
Rogard, Bror died. 2nd president of FIDE.
1973
1st World Open; Browne 1st (732 players).
1973
Association of US Journalists is established.
1973
Bisguier wins Lone Pine.
1973
WEINSTEIN; Norman Weinstein 1st at US Open, Chicago.
1973.01
Panov died. Born in 1906. IM 1950.
1973.01.18
Horowitz, Al died in New York City. IM 1950; IA 1951.
1973.02.13
Kmoch, Hans died in New York.
1973.02.14
Tiviakov, Sergei born. GM.
1973.04.12
Lautier, Joel born. French GM 1990.
1973.04.26
Tal played 86 games without defeat (+47=39) starting in July, 1972.
1973.06.12
Levitan, Yuliya born.
1973.07.04
Stein, Leonid died.
1973.11.16
Anderson, Peter died in Glasgow, Scotland. 1954 Scottish ch.
1973.12.06
Rabar, Braslav died. Born 1919. Yug ch 1951. IM 1950.
1974
COLLEGE; U of Chicago wins Pan-am intercollegiate, Atlanta (73 teams).
1974
Spassky beats Byrne in 1/4-finals, San Juan.
1974
USCF annual dues are raised to $15.
1974
Browne wins us ch.
1974
Benko and Hort share US Open, New York (549 players).
1974
Korchnoi defeats Mecking in Augusta.
1974
RATINGS; USCF rating list: Byrne (2618), Kavalek (2570), Browne.
1974
Bronowski, Jacob died. Board 3 at Cambridge.
1974
Browne wins Lone Pine.
1974
COMPUTER; 1st computer world championship held in Stockholm. Won by Caissa.
1974
Nezhmetdinov, Rashid died. Wrote 1st Tatar chess book in 1953.
1974
Fischer resigns his title.
1974
BOOK; 1st book employing algebraic issued by a major american publisher.
1974
CADET; 1st world cadet (under 16) championship. Won by Mestel.
1974
Karff wins us women's ch, St. Petersberg.
1974.02.15
Alexander, Conel died in Cheltenham, England. Cracked Enigma.
1974.04.02
Lokvenc d. St. Polten. German ch 1943. 2-time Austrian ch.
1974.06.02
Kamsky, Gata born. GM.
1974.07.03
Grob, Henry died in Zollikon, Switzerland. IM 1950. Swiss ch 1939, 1951.
1974.10.02
Tsemekhman, Vadim born.
1974.11.02
Polgar, Zsofia born. Performance rating of 2900 in Feb, 1989
1975
Antal, Aladar died in Hungary. Antal Defense is the Pirc Defense.
1975
Koltanowski elected USCF president.
1975
Liberzon wins Lone Pine (22 gms).
1975
Benko and Lombardy share US Open Ch, Lincoln.
1975
Largest us exhibition ever of chess manuscripts, etc, in NY.
1975
Makarczyk d. Polish ch 1948. IM 1950. Born 1901.
1975
Miles & Reuben agree to draw without making a move. 1st time allowed
1975
Savereide wins us women's ch.
1975
Vukovic died. Born 1898. Yug IM 1951.
1975
1st time U.S. finished 1-2 in international event - Portugal.
1975
BOOK; 1st chess book issued by american press using algebraic, by Kane.
1975
Benko and Trefler win World Open (815 players)
1975
Browne wins US Ch, Oberlin, Ohio.
1975.03.03
Fabel, Karl died in Pischertshofen, Germany. Famous problemist. IJComp 1964; IMComp 1967.
1975.03.15
Topolov, Vesseline born. GM.
1975.04
Fischer forfeits his title, Karpov becomes world champion.
1975.04.
Sidelnikov, Alexander born.
1975.04.03
Karpov proclaimed world champion.
1975.04.03
1st time world ch. without having won the title by playing.
1975.04.22
Steiner, Lajos (b. 1903), Hungarian IM, died.
1975.04.30
Zaderman, Yuri born.
1975.05.20
Whitaker, Norman died in Phoenix City, Alabama.
1975.06.05
Keres, Paul (born 1916) died.
1975.06.21
Clarke, Richard, creator of the British system of grading, died in London.
1975.06.25
Kramnik, Vladimir born. GM.
1975.07.24
Rossolimo, Nicholas, owner of greenwich village chess studio, died in New York.
1975.07.29
Seltzer, Robert born.
1975.08.16
Saemisch, Friedrich died.
1975.09.09
Stein, Alan born.
1975.09.30
Bagby, Charles died in San Francisco, CA.
1975.11.16
Opocensky, Karel died. Born 1892. Czech ch 1927,28,38,44. IM 1954.
1975.12.02
Johner, Hans died. B. in 1889. Swiss ch 1908,23,28,29,31,32,34,35,37,38,47,50. IM 1950. Directed Zurich Philharmonic Orchestra.
1975.12.19
Paros, Gyorgy died. Born 1910. Leading helpmate composer.
1976
Wilder (13) becomes youngest US Master since Fischer.
1976
OLY; US wins olympiad, Haifa.
1976
Smoking banned at major national events.
1976
Szily d. Born 1913. Hungarian IM 1950.
1976
Morrison appointed USCF executive director.
1976
Browne, Seirawan, Pike are co-winners of American Open.
1976
Lein and Shamkovich share US Open, Fairfax.
1976
COMPUTER; 1st chess-playing computers for popular use came on the market.
1976
Savereide wins US women's ch in Teton Village, Wyoming.
1976
Lein and Zuckerman win World Open.
1976
LASKER; Ed Lasker played in telex match between London and NY at age 90.
1976
Diesen and Rohde share US jr invitational.
1976
Model, Abram died. Botvinnik's chess trainer.
1976
Petrosian wins Lone Pine; he & Smyslov are 1st Soviets to play there.
1976.01
1st national chess league; d.c. plumbers win.
1976.01.29
Klein, Erez born.
1976.02.19
Loshinsky, Lev died.
1976.03.18
Garber, Stanislav born.
1976.04.08
Byrne, Donald died in Philadelphia. US Open ch 1953, 57. IM 1962
1976.06.07
Kreiman, Boris born.
1976.07.22
Manion, Josh born.
1976.07.23
Polgar, Judit born. GM 1991. Youngest GM at 15 yrs, 5 mths.
1976.08.06
Piatigorsky, Greg died.
1976.08.29
Almasi, Zoltan born. GM.
1976.10.09
1st National Chess Day, proclaimed by President Ford.
1976.10.24
OLY; Haifa olympiad starts. 1st time Swiss System used in olympics.
1976.11
WGM; International Woman GM title created by FIDE.
1976.11.10
OLY; US wins Haifa Olympiad.
1976.11.17
Arnett, David born.
1976.12.04
Waitzkin, Joshua born.
1976.12.13
Gorgiev, Tigran died in Dnepropetrovsk, Russia. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1969.
1976.12.18
Benjamin, Dan born.
1977
1st telechess olympiad. Won by USSR.
1977
Savereide and Rachel Grotto become US women's co-champions.
1977
Fedorowicz and Henley win World Open.
1977
Browne wins US ch, Mentor, Ohio.
1977
1st time a woman won a "men'" tournament - Gaprindashvili/Lone Pine.
1977
Mukhin died. Born in 1948. IM 1975.
1977
Yakimchik, Vitold died. Soviet chess composer.
1977
Problem published that is mate in 69, all checks (longest all checks)
1977
COMPUTER; Sneaky Pete becomes 1st computer to play in a u.s. open.
1977
Slagle wins US blind ch.
1977
First world chess solving tourney.
1977
Balashov, Gaprindashvili, Panno, Sahovic win Lone Pine.
1977
Woman Grandmaster (WGM) introduced.
1977
1st world cadet ch for under-17.
1977
1st untitled player to become GM - Christiansen.
1977
Shamkovich wins US Open in Columbus, Ohio.
1977
1st World Problem Solving Ch. Won by Finland.
1977
Fedorowicz and Ken Regan tie for 1st in US jr invitational, Denver.
1977.01.13
Santasiere, Anthony died.
1977.02.15
Boleslavsky, Isaak died in Minsk. GM 1950.
1977.02.17
Banks, Newell died in Detroit.
1977.03.11
Gelman, Geoffrey born.
1977.04.24
Hort played 550 players, 201 simultaneously, =477=63-10, Iceland.
1977.07.02
Nabokov, Vladimir died.
1977.07.18
Morosewitsch, Alexander born. IM rated at 2590.
1977.08
Worst simul. J. Hayden challenged 180. 20 showed (+2-18).
1977.09.06
WGM Martha Lorena Fierro Baquero, who plays for Ecuador, born in USA
1978
Kaufman appointed exec director of American Chess Foundation.
1978
Poutianen died. Born in 1952. Finnish ch 1974. IM 1976.
1978
USA 3rd in Buenos Aires olympiad.
1978
Bisguier wins 12th National Open, Charleston.
1978
Bradford wins US Open, Phoenix.
1978
Belle wins 9th North American Computer Chess Ch.
1978
Kavalek wins US Ch, Pasadena. 1st US ch on west coast.
1978
Professional Chess Association is formed; Peters is 1st president.
1978
Sperling elected USCF president.
1978
Larsen 1st at Lone Pine.
1978
Strauss and P. Whitehead tie in American Open.
1978
1st Swiss System olympiad - Buenos Aires.
1978
1st time a college establishes a minor in chess studies - Mass.
1978
FM; Title introduced, Fide Master (fm).
1978
1st time woman awarded "men'" gm title - Gaprindashvili.
1978
Chinese player 1st beats a GM - Liu Wen Che beat Donner in Buenos Aires.
1978
Student team ch renamed to world youth team championship (under-26)
1978
Biyiasas wins World Open, Philadelphia (1,063 players).
1978
Visserman, Eeltje died. One of 1st four to be awarded IGCC when it was introduced in 1972.
1978
Longest world ch game, Korchnoi-Karpov, game 5, stalemate in 124.
1978.02.05
Shaked, Tal born.
1978.03.17
Furman, Semyon died in St Petersburg. IM 1954; GM 1966. Leningrad ch 1954, 1957.
1978.03.19
Torre, Carlos (born 1904), Mexico's 1st IGM (1977), died.
1978.07.18
Karpov-Korchnoi match, Baguio City.
1978.08.30
Wren, Fred died in St. Louis.
1978.10.17
Karpov defeats Korchnoi, 16.5-15.5, Baguio City.
1978.11.12
Spence died in Omaha, Nebraska.
1978.12.12
Kan, Ilya died.
1979
Dullea appointed USCF executive director.
1979
4 tie at Lone Pine.
1979
Bilek agreed to 10 short draws out of 10. 125 moves in 109 minutes.
1979
Seirawan wins US jr invitational in Hollywood, California.
1979
2 players in the Wyoming state ch resigned at exactly the same moment
1979
Sherwin elected President of American Chess Foundation.
1979
Bastrikov, Georgy died in Russia.
1979
Bisguier wins the grand prix.
1979
Gheorghiu wins US Open, Chicago (563 players).
1979
USCF starts Church's fried chicken grand prix.
1979.03.12
Zamora, Jorge born.
1979.03.18
Murshad wins Bangladesh ch at age 12, 309 days. Youngest ever.
1979.05.06
Karpov and Tal tie in Montreal International.
1979.05.26
Korchnoi wins at Johannesburg.
1979.06.14
Bondarevsky, Igor died in Piatigorsk, Russia. USSR ch 1940. GM 1950; IA 1954; GMC 1961
1979.06.27
Dunkelblum, Arthur died in Anvers, Belgium. Belgian ch 1949. IM 1957.
1979.07.08
Daly, Harlow died in Framington, MA.
1979.08.15
Abbott, Hedley died in Cashmere, New Zealand. 1936-37 Ch. Born in 1904.
1979.09.08
Leko, Peter born.
1979.11.06
Purdy, C.J.S. died.
1979.11.12
Veresov, Gavril died.
1980
US team is 4th in Malta olympiad.
1980
USCF rating list: Alburt (2623), Kavalek (2606), Tarjan (2550).
1980
Slowest move. Trosi took 2 hrs, 20 minutes to make his 7th move.
1980
Gheorghiu, Fedorwicz win US Open, Atlanta.
1980
Xepler, Eric, German composer died.
1980
Lommer died.
1980
Dzindzihasvili wins Grand Prix.
1980
1st world cadet championship (under-16).
1980
Vidmar, Milan Jr. died. Yug IM (1950) and son of Milan Vidmar.
1980
Dzindzichashvili wins Lone Pine.
1980
Benjamin wins US jr ch., Hollywood, Ca.
1980.03.15
Abrahams, Gerald died in Liverpool.
1980.04.16
Longest decisive game. Stepak beat Mashian in 193 moves (24.5 hrs).
1980.05.23
Enevoldsen, Jens died in Denmark. Danish ch 1940,43,47,48,60. IM 1950. IA 1960.
1980.05.28
Chandler, Guy died in Surrey, England. Founder of the British Chess Problem Society.
1980.06.02
Pirc, Vasja died.
1980.06.05
Akerblom, Axel died in Odakra, Sweden. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1967.
1980.09.12
Balogh, Janos died in Budapest, Hungary.
1980.09.12
Cheron, Andre died in Leysin, Switzerland. Fr ch 3 times. Authority on endgame studies. IJComp 1957; IMComp 1959.
1980.09.18
Anderson, Frank Ross died in San Diego, CA. IM 1954
1980.10.03
O'Kelly de Galway, Belgian player, died.
1980.12.08
Trifunovic, Petar, Yugoslav IGM (1953), died.
1981
Watson and deFirmian wins American Open (390 players).
1981
Redman elected USCF president.
1981
US OPEN; 5 tie for US Open, Palo Alto (704 players).
1981
Browne and Seirawan win US Ch, South Bend, Indiana.
1981
1st computer program to win a state ch. - Cray Blitz in Mississipi.
1981
Korchnoi wins Lone Pine.
1981
Standard notation (algebraic notation) established by FIDE.
1981
Savereide wins US women's ch,
1981.01
Sarapu wins New Zealand ch for the 16th time.
1981.01.08
Kotov, Alexander died.
1981.02.14
Canal, Esteban died in Varese, Italy. Hungarian ch 1933. IM 1950. HGM 1977.
1981.03.23
Lasker, Edward died.
1981.04.25
Ahman, Ernst died in Sweden. 1948 Swedish ch.
1981.05
Fischer arrested in Pasadena under suspicion of a bank robber.
1981.05.20
Gedult, David died in Paris.
1981.05.29
Altschul, Frank died in Stamford, CT. Problem book publisher.
1981.08.02
Breuer, Johann died in Reichshof, Germany. IJComp 1957; IMComp 1973
1981.08.03
Heidenfeld, Wolfgang died in Ulm, Germany. S African ch 8 times; Irish ch 6 times.
1981.09.29
Chernev, Irving died in San Francisco. Chess author.
1981.10.01
Karpov-Korchnoi match, Merano.
1981.10.24
Kevitz, Alexander died.
1981.10.27
Endzelins, Lucius died in Adelaide. GMC 1959. 2nd in the World cr ch 1956-9. Australian ch 1961.
1981.11.12
Pilnik, Herman died.
1981.11.20
Karpov defeats Korchnoi, 11-7, Merano.
1981.11.26
Euwe, Max died in Amsterdam. Dutch ch 12 times. World ch 1935-37. GM 1950; IA 1951. FIDE President 1970-78.
1982
1st brother-sister to tie for 1st in a tournament - Chicago.
1982
Browne and Henley tie in 1st lady international, Indonesia.
1982
1st time American beat a reigning world champ - Seirawan-Karpov.
1982
Aronin, Lev died. IM 1950. Moscow ch 1965.
1982
1st world under-20 championship for women.
1982
OLY; Youngest olympiad player, Kien Tjing-Joe, age 12, for Surinam.
1982.01.02
Barendregt, Johan died in Gravenhage, Netherlands. IM 1962. Prof of psychology.
1982.02.03
Frydman, Paulin died in Buenos Aires. IM 1955. Warsaw ch 1931, 1932, 1933, 1936.
1982.03.13
Fairhurst, William died in Howick, New Zealand. Br. ch 1937. Scottish ch 11 times.
1982.04.02
Coles, Richard died in West Clandon, England. Author of chess biographies.
1982.05.21
Herbstmann, Alexander, IM for chess compositions, died in Taby, Sweden. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1959.
1982.05.26
Albrecht, Hermann died in Frankfurt. IJComp 1957.
1982.07.05
Hunter, Charles died in Horley, England. Br cr ch '61. World's fastest speaker. IMC 1967.
1982.09.18
Bjelica played 301 opponents at Sarajevo (+258=36-7).
1982.10.21
Edmondson, Edmund died in Honolulu, Hawaii. USCF President 1963. USCF executive director 1967.
1982.12
1st electronic chess game on a complete bulletin board.
1983
1st national hs individual champion, won by Patrick Wolff.
1983
1st video chess cassette - Orson Welles, Seirawan, Christiansen.
1983
Fischer publishes "I was tortured in the Pasadena Jailhouse."
1983
1st time a microcomputer beats a master in tournament play.
1983
Martz dies, age 37.
1983
1st time computer gains an established master's rating.
1983
Yarosh, Leonid (1957- ) composed a direct mate orthodox Babson Task, though impossible for 70 years.
1983
CANDIDATES; A tied candidates match was decided by a roulette wheel.
1983.01.31
Statham, Louis died.
1983.07.18
Flohr, Salo, Soviet IGM, died in Moscow. GM 1950; IA 1963.
1983.08.16
Mont-Reynaud, Jordy born, Stanford, CA.
1983.08.23
Anderson, Gerald Frank died in Hove, England. IJComp 1960; IMComp 1975. Last person to play Alekhine.
1983.09.10
Ciocaltea, Victor died in Manresa, Spain. Romanian ch 1952,59,61,62,70,71. IM 1957; GM 1979.
1983.11.15
Dubinen, Peter died in Gorky. GMC 1962. 2nd in 1962 world cr ch. IM 1950. USSR Corr. Ch 1957.
1983.12.03
Aitken, James died in Cheltenham, England. Former Scottish & London ch.
1983.12.09
Flesch, Janos, IGM (1980), died. IM 1963.
1984
Bolbochan, Jacobo died in Argentina. Argentina ch 1932, 1933. IM 1965.
1984
Doyle, Steve elected USCF President.
1984
1st satellite simul exhibition - London & New York (Kasparov)
1984
Nunn has performace rating of 2886 at Thessaloniki (10 of 11).
1984
Chess Collectors International started.
1984
Shirazi goes .5 points in 17 games. Lost in 5 moves to Peters.
1984
1st time a microcomputer won an event with mainframes, in Canada.
1984
OLY; U.S. first win over USSR in olympiad at Thessaloniki.
1984.03.16
Bonham, Reginald died in Worcester, England. Blind world ch 1958. Cr ch 6 times.
1984.03.28
Mansfield, Comins died.
1984.04.08
Udovcic, Mijo died.
1984.05.17
Becker, Albert died in Vicente Lopez, Argentina. Austrian ch 1925, 1937. IM 1953.
1984.05.19
Long, Roger & Graham Croft played 200 hours in Bristol.
1984.07.16
Cozens, William died in Taunton, england. Author.
1984.08.13
Petrosian, Tigran (born 1929), former world chess champion, died.
1984.08.25
Blau, Max died in Bern, Switzerland. IM 1953. Swiss ch 1953,55,56,67.
1984.08.31
Czerniak, Moshe died in Tel Aviv. Palestine ch 1936. Israeli ch 1955. IM 1952.
1984.09.04
Bohatirchuk, Fedor died in Ottawa. USSR ch 1927. IM 1954. IMC 1967.
1984.09.10
Karpov-Kasparov match, Moscow.
1984.10.06
Hort played 663 games in 32.5 hrs at Porz, West Germany.
1984.11.09
Fritz, Jindrich died in Prague. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1966; GMComp 1975.
1985
World open largest (1,251) and richest ($150,000).
1985
Seirawan becomes 1st us candidate since 1973.
1985
1st tournament of high school champions; won by Fishbein.
1985
NY OPEN; 6 tie for ny open. richest ($126,000) and largest (1070) tournament.
1985
1st time a match for the world ch. abandoned.
1985
scholastic championships draw a record 1,572 players.
1985.01.26
Yukhtman, Yakov died.
1985.02.15
Kasparov-Karpov match halted after 48 games.
1985.02.20
Kashdan, Isaac (b. 1905), American GM, died.
1985.03
Dunphy, William died in Hastings. Irish ch 1957.
1985.08
Gurevich, Ilya wins world under-14 ch. (1st US player to do so)
1985.09.03
Karpov-Kasparov match, Moscow.
1985.09.16
Knoppert, Eric played 500 games of 10-minute chess in 68 hours.
1985.10.01
Bron, Vladimir died in Sverdlovsk, Russia. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1966; GMComp 1975.
1985.10.11
Start of Montpellier Candidates tournament.
1985.10.20
Batik, Frantisek died in Jaromer, Czechoslovakia. IMC 1959.
1985.11.03
Battell, Jack died. (American postal pioneer)
1985.11.03
Yusupov, Vaganian, Sokolov tie at Montpellier.
1985.11.09
Kasparov defeats Karpov to become world ch. Age 22 yrs, 210 days.
1985.11.27
1st world team ch tournament, won by USSR in Lucerne.
1985.12.05
Cuellar-Gacharna, Miguel died in Columbia. IM 1957.
1985.12.18
Dunst (b. 1907), American player, died in Lambertville, NJ.
1986
Harman, John died in England. Classified chess studies.
1986
Judith Polgar, 9, wins NY open, unrated section with 7.5-.5.
1986
1st time world championship played in England.
1986
Chikvaidze replaced Sevastionov as President of the Soviet Chess Fed.
1986
1st time there is a Soviet entrant in a U.S. Open.
1986.01.24
Buschke, Albrecht died in New York City.
1986.02.27
Barcza, Gedeon died in Budapest. IM 1950; GM 1954; IMC 1966.
1986.03.05
Rudenko, Ludmila died. World women's ch 1949-53. Challenger 1956.
1986.03.13
House of Reps passed resolution recognizing Fischer as world ch.
1986.05.25
Fraenkel, Heinrich died in London. Assiac.
1986.07.25
Kasparov-Karpov match, London.
1986.08.10
Formation of the US chess hall of fame.
1986.08.27
Agzamov, Georgy died in a fall from a cliff. IM 1982; GM 1984.
1986.10.08
Kasparov defeats Karpov, 12.5-11.5, Leningrad.
1986.10.31
6th world microcomputer championship, Dallas, Mephisto 3 1st.
1986.12.29
HASTINGS; 62nd Hastings, Chandler,Larsen,Lputian,Speelman 1st.
1986.12.30
Asenova, Venka died in Bulgaria. WIM 1965; HWGM 1986
1987
Winston elected USCF president.
1987
Niemeijer, Meindert died. Dutch chess bibliophile.
1987
Kamsky wins US jr ch at age 12.
1987
Longest game. Martinovsky-Jansa, Gausdal 1987 (drawn after 194 moves
1987.01.15
49th Hoogovens international, Wijk aan Zee, Korchnoi & Short 1st.
1987.01.29
Hartong, Jan died in Rotterdam. IMComp 1959.
1987.02
Reykjavik international, Short 1st.
1987.02.02
Estrin, Yakov died in Russia. World cr ch 1975. IMC 1965; GMC 1966; IM 1975; GM 1984.
1987.02.27
Lugano international, Seirawan 1st.
1987.03.01
1st national championship (us amateur ch) directed by computer.
1987.03.15
National Open, Las Vegas, Maxim Dlugy 1st.
1987.03.26
Karpov defeats Sokolov in candidate's final match, Spain.
1987.04.09
New York Open, Seirawan & Adorjan 1st.
1987.04.25
Kasparov & Ljubojevic win 2nd SWIFT international, Brussels.
1987.05.27
US Amateur ch, Knoxvile, Kreitner 1st.
1987.06.26
Gulko wins World open.
1987.07
Calvo declared persona non grata by FIDE, Seville, Spain.
1987.08
Anand wins world jr ch, Baguio City.
1987.09.19
Yudovich, Mikhail died.
1987.10.12
Kasparov-Karpov match, Seville.
1987.12
Kasparov retains world championship, Seville.
1987.12.05
Avigad-Vernon, Ariel (7yrs, 237 days) beat expert Nick Dumyk.
1987.12.19
Kasparov draws with Karpov and ties match to retain title.
1988
Akhmilovskaya, Elena elopes with John Donaldson at Greece Olympiad.
1988
Wilder wins us ch.
1988
Hanauer, Milton died.
1988
Gurevich wins US Open, Boston.
1988.06.24
Serotta wins US jr open, St Louis.
1988.07
Dlugy wins World Open, Philadelphia
1988.07.07
2nd world and peace festival, Romania.
1988.07.13
Dlugy wins US Open blitz ch, Boston.
1988.07.21
Grumette died.
1988.08
Speelman beats Short 3.5-1.5 in London for candidates match
1988.08
Kasparov & Karpov wins USSR ch (cat 14 - 2594)
1988.08
Mestel wins British Ch
1988.08
Gurevich, D. wins US Open, Boston (614 players)
1988.08.05
Fischer filed a patent for a digital chess clock
1988.09
Karpov wins Tilburg Interpolis (cat 15 - 2627)
1988.09.15
USAF wins armed forces ch.
1988.1
Wilder wins US Ch (cat 12 - 2546)
1988.1
Kasparov wins Reykjavik (cat 15 - 2618)
1988.1
Lautier, Ivanchuk, Serper, Gelfand tie in world jr ch, Adelaide
1988.11
Miles wins Software Toolworks Ch, Long Beach.
1988.11.27
Donner, Johannes (Jan) died. IM 1952; GM 1959. Dutch ch 1954, 1957, 1958.
1988.12
USSR wins Thessaloniki Olympiad (107 teams)
1988.12
Hungary wins Thessaloniki women's olympiad (56 teams)
1988.12.17
Karpov wins world action chess ch, Mazatlan, Mexico. (61 players)
1988.12.18
1st World Chess Congress: USSR vs world; Ussr wins (Madrid)
1988.12.30
Harvard wins Pan-am intercollegiate, New Jersey. (35 teams).
1989
Eisinger Jr, Max died in Germany.
1989
Haring, Jacobus died in the Netherlands. IJComp 1964; IMComp 1968. Died of cancer.
1989
Wolff wins 3rd annual '89 Samford stipend ($30,000)
1989
Bikova, (Bykova) Elizaveta died in Russia. WIM 1950; IM 1953; WGM 1976; World ch 1953-6, 1958-62.
1989.01
USCF ratings: Seirawan (2725), Gulko (2697), deFirmian (2679)
1989.01.14
Short wins Hastings.
1989.02
Polgar, Zsofia achieves 2900 performance rating.
1989.02.04
Yusupov defeats Spraggett in quarterfinals in Quebec.
1989.02.05
Karpov defeats Hjartarson in quarterfinals in Seattle.
1989.02.05
Gurevich, D. wins 7th Bermuda international open.
1989.02.26
Benjamin wins Cannes Open.
1989.03.08
Bykova, Elizaveta died.
1989.03.28
Fedorowicz wins 7th NY Open
1989.04.04
Wood, B.H. died.
1989.04.18
Cramer, Fred, past USCF president, died.
1989.04.20
Kasparov, Ljubojevic win 4th world cup tourney, Barcelona.
1989.05.31
Deep Thought is world computer champion, Edmondton, Alberta.
1989.06.11
Rohde wins National Open, Las Vegas.
1989.06.24
Timman wins the 5th world cup tournament, Rotterdam.
1989.07
Fide now comprised of 128 nations.
1989.07
Kakhiani (USSR) wins world junior girls ch, Columbia.
1989.07
Fide now comprised of 128 nations.
1989.07
Spasov (Bulgaria) wins world jr ch, Tunja, Columbia.
1989.07.05
Gurevich, M. wins World Open, Philadelphia.
1989.07.09
World Youth chess festival, Puerto Rico.
1989.07.13
Alburt, Lev won the 90th US Open, Chicago.
1989.07.16
Rudolph wins 1989 us women's ch, Spartanburg.
1989.07.16
Sherzer and Finegold tie for 1989 US Jr ch, Washington, D.C.
1989.07.21
Adams, Michael (age 17) becomes world's youngest GM.
1989.07.23
Bisguier wins 1989 Senior open, New Jersey.
1989.08.10
Beliavsky wins OHRA (cat 14), Amsterdam.
1989.09
Adams, Michael wins 76th British Ch (youngest ever to win).
1989.09.02
Karpov, Kasparov tie at Skelleftea, Sweden (last world cup event).
1989.09.02
Kasparov wins the CMA World Cup 1988-89.
1989.1
Vaganian wins USSR championship.
1989.10.02
Kasparov wins 13th Interpolis (cat 16), Tilburg, Netherlands.
1989.10.02
Kasparov achieves highest rating in history: 2810
1989.10.15
US Class Championship, Orlando
1989.10.17
Timman beats Speelman in semi-finals of world ch (London).
1989.10.17
Karpov beats Yusupov in semi-finals of world ch (London).
1989.10.22
Kasparov beats Deep Thought in 2 game match in New York.
1989.11.08
World team championship, Lucerne.
1989.11.26
25th American Open, Long Beach. Christiansen on tie-break (5 tied).
1989.11.26
National Chess Congress, Philadelphia.
1989.11.28
Ilivitsky died
1989.12.03
Soviet Union wins European National Team Championship (27 countries).
1989.12.03
US Championship, Long Beach. Won by Seirawan, Dzindzi, Rachels.
1989.12.06
Palma de Mallorca - won by Gelfand
1989.12.11
Deep Thought vs David Levy match - Deep Thought wins
1990
Berliner inducted in US Hall of Fame
1990
Wolski wins Memorial Day Classic in LA
1990
Book, Eero died in Finland. IM 1950. IA 1981; HGM 1984. Finnish ch.
1990
Beliavsky wins OHRA tournament in Amsterdam
1990
USSR wins chess summit in Reykjavik
1990
Fishbein awarded Samford Fellowhip
1990
Chicco, Adriano died. IJComp 1956; IMComp 1967. Historian and problemist.
1990
Gaprindashvili wins women's Interzonal in Malasia
1990
Gurevich, D. wins National Open in Las Vegas
1990.03.15
US Masters Open in Chicago - won by Miles
1990.01.11
Wijk aan Zee - won by Nunn
1990.01.12
Sergej Karjakin born.
1990.02.02
Karpov plays Deep Thought and wins at Harvard
1990.02.18
Linares, Spain - won by Kasparov
1990.03.08
Karpov-Timman Candidates Final in Kuala Lumpur - Karpov wins
1990.03.09
US Amateur Team Ch - won by East
1990.04.08
NY Open - Khalifman wins NY Open
1990.04.27
National HS championship in Kansas City - won by Feldman
1990.05.10
US championship playoff in SF - Miles and deFirmian qualify
1990.05.23
GMA Final Tournament in Moscow - 5 way tie for 1st
1990.05.30
women's interzonal in Moscow - won by Kakhiani, Galliamova
1990.06.01
World Youth ch begins in Singapore
1990.06.04
Women's Interzonal B in USSR; won by Galliamova & Kakiani
1990.06.16
US Cadet championship in NY - Bobby Seltzer wins
1990.06.26
US Amateur - McCormick wins US Amateur Ch in Somerset, NJ
1990.06.29
Canadian Open in New Brunswick - won by Timoshenko
1990.06.29
Manila Interzonal
1990.06.30
World Open in Philadelphia - Igor Glek wins
1990.07
Biel (cat 15) - won by Karpov
1990.07.01
Women's Interzonal A in Malasyia; won by Gaprindashvili
1990.07.13
US Junior Ch in Bloomington, IL; won by Gurevich
1990.07.14
World Youth Chess Festival for Peace held in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
1990.07.21
Kasparov defeats Psakhis in Murcia, Spain
1990.07.29
OHRA in Holland (Cat 14); won by Beliavsky
1990.08
Plaskett wins British ch
1990.08.05
Denker HS Ch in Jacksonville - 4 way tie
1990.08.05
US Open in Jacksonville, Florida - Seirawan wins
1990.08.05
US Closed Championship in Jacsonville - Alburt wins
1990.08.11
Dlugy wins US Open Blitz Championship
1990.08.19
US Women's ch in Spartanburg, SC - won by Elena Donaldson
1990.09.16
Armed Forces Championship at Fort Belvoir, Virginia
1990.09.24
Ivanchuk and Kamsky tie at Tilburg (Category 16)
1990.09.25
Larsen wins Watson, Farley, & Williams in new York (Cat 11)
1990.09.26
England and the USSR tie in the 1990 World Chess Probelm Solving Ch
1990.10.08
World Chess Championship in New York - Kasparov-Karpov
1990.10.10
Diemer, Emil died.
1990.10.12
US Class Ch in Columbus, Ohio
1990.10.26
Guillermo Garcia-Gonzales of Cuba dies in Mexico. 3-time Cub. ch. GM 1976. IM 1974.
1990.11
Beliavsky, Yudasin, Bareev, Vyzmanavin tie for 57th USSR Ch
1990.11.09
OLY; start of 29th chess olympiad in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
1990.11.10
US Senior Open in Miami - won by Mark Lanin
1990.11.22
American Open in Los Angeles - won by Browne and Ivanov
1990.11.22
Kasparov-Karpov match in Lyon, France
1990.12
Hastings 1990-91
1990.12.04
USSR win the 29th Chess Olympiad in Novi Sad; USA takes 2nd
1990.12.07
New Delhi tournament; cat 11 (2513)
1990.12.21
Seirawan defeats Timman 4-2 in the annual KRO match
1990.12.21
Anand and Kamsky tie for first in New Delhi (Category 11)
1990.12.23
National Chess Congress - won by Dzindzichashvili
1990.12.27
Pan-American championship, Cambridge
1990.12.30
Harvard wins Pan American Ch
1990.12.31
Kasparov wins world championship 12.5 - 11.5 and $1.7 million
1991
Nahareishvili, Gia died.
1991.01
Bareev wins Hastings 1990/91
1991.01
Igor Ivanov wins 8th Grand Prix
1991.01.09
Start of 8th Reggio Emilia tourney; Cat 16
1991.01.11
Alter, Ladislav of Czechoslovakia died.
1991.01.18
start of 53rd Hoogovens in Wijk aan Zee; cat 14 (2584)
1991.01.20
Karpov wins Reggio Emilia A
1991.02.02
Women's Candidates Final between Maric and Jun, Belgrade
1991.02.02
San Francisco International
1991.02.03
Nunn wins at Wijk aan Zee (Cat 14-2584)
1991.02.09
Tuggle died; USCF most active player from 1985 to 1990
1991.02.22
Linares - 2nd strongest tourney ever; cat 17 (2658)
1991.03.12
McCormick (1914-1991) died, New Jersey
1991.03.14
Torre wins 1991 Pan-Pacific International
1991.03.15
Ivanchuk wins at Linares
1991.03.24
Shirazi and Zaltsman win 114th annual Manhattan CC Ch.
1991.03.31
Goldin won 1991 New York Open
1991.04.05
The Old Gang won the 1991 US Amateur Team Ch, via modem
1991.04.14
Rohwer won the National Jr High Ch, Dearborn, MI
1991.04.21
5 tie at US Action Ch, New Haven, CT
1991.05.03
Waitzkin won National High School Ch, Atlanta
1991.05.09
The ChessMachine won the Microcomputer World Ch, Vancouver, BC
1991.05.13
Short, Salov tie at 5th Euwe Memorial, VSB-Amsterdam (Cat 16)
1991.05.27
Collins, Dave won the 1991 US Amateur Ch, Hackettstown, NJ
1991.05.27
4 tie at 12th Memorial Day Classic, Santa Monica (Gurevich on tb)
1991.06
Waitzkin won 1991 US Cadet Ch (under 16)
1991.06
Ilya Gurevich is the 5th annual Samford Fellow
1991.06.01
Fried, Sydney died, age 72.
1991.06.06
5 tie at 1991 National Open, Chicago (Browne on tie-break)
1991.06.11
3 tie at Philippine Open International, Manila
1991.06.19
Bobby Moore wins 32nd Armed Force Ch, Quantico, VA
1991.06.21
Start of US Blind Ch, Columbus, OH; won by William Gibson, Kennedy
1991.06.26
Tsemekhman won the US Jr Open, Bloomington, IN
1991.06.26
Sherzer won the 1991 US Junior Closed Ch, Bloomington, IL
1991.07
Powell (1944-1991) died in San Francisco
1991.07
Waitzkin won the US Under 16 Ch, Bronxville, NY
1991.07
Benjamin wins 19th World Open, Philadelphia
1991.07.13
Kaminski wins World Ch for Boys under 14, Warsaw, Poland
1991.07.19
Gross wins 11th US Senior Open, San Diego
1991.07.30
Kramnik wins World Ch for Boys under 18, Guarapuava, Brazil
1991.08.09
Rohde wins US Open, Los Angeles
1991.08.09
Kamsky wins US Ch in Los Angeles
1991.08.24
Levitina and Epstein win US Women's Ch, Highland Beach, Florida
1991.08.25
Candidates Quarterfinals in Brussels (SWIFT)
1991.08.26
Shirov won 15th Annual Lloyds Bank Masters, London
1991.09
Akopian, Vladimir won 1991 World Jr Ch, Mamaia, Romania
1991.09
Browne wins 14th US Class Ch, San Francisco
1991.09.02
Fedorowicz wins 114th NY State Ch
1991.09.09
OLY; Soviets win World Student Olympiad, Maringa, Brazil
1991.1
Xie Jun wins World Women's Ch in Manila at age 20.
1991.1
Smyslov wins 1st Open Senior World Ch, Bad Worishofen
1991.10.03
Nadareishvili, Gia died.
1991.10.14
Karpov and Ivanchuk tie at Reykjavik GMA World Cup (Cat 16-2627)
1991.11
STEIN; Alan Stein won 7th Arnold Denker Tournament of State HS Champions
1991.11
Benjamin wins American Open, Los Angeles
1991.11.03
China wins 9th Asian Ch in Penang, Malaysia
1991.11.04
Kasparov wins Tilburg, Category 17 (2666)
1991.11.08
1st National School Grade Ch starts in Stamford, CT
1991.11.11
Timman wins 2nd Immopar Trophy in Paris (25 minute games)
1991.11.13
Minasian wins 58th USSR Ch (2nd time a Swiss), Moscow
1991.11.25
Gaprindashvili and Zhaoqin tie at Women's Interzonal, Subotica, Yug
1991.11.29
Gelfand wins Investbanka Tournament in Belgrade (Cat 15)
1991.12
Polgar, Judith is GMN at 15 years, 4 months, 28 days
1991.12.19
Short wins the Duncan Lawrie English Chess Ch in Hammersmith
1991.12.27
Reggio Emilia; 1st Category 18 (2676) tourney
1991.12.29
Reilly, B.P died.
1991.12.30
U of Illinois wins 1991 Pan-American Intercollegiate Ch in Chicago
1992.01
A. Ivanov wins 1991 Novag Grand Prix
1992.01.06
Anand wins Reggio Emilia Category 18 (2676) tourney
1992.01.30
Bernstein, Sidney died in New York City. Author.
1992.04
Linares, Spain; Short beats Karpov; Timman beats Yusupov
1992.04.04
Reshevsky, Samuel died in NY.
1992.04.15
Start of 10th NY Open
1992.04.26
National Elementary Ch (1992), Knoxville; won by Petersen
1992.05.10
National HS Ch (1992), Lexington; won by Eisen
1992.06
Sanakoev wins 12th World Corr. Chess Ch
1992.06.07
Fedorowicz wins 1992 National Open, Las Vegas
1992.06.14
Kennedy wins 1992 US Blind Ch, San Antonio
1992.06.25
Olympiad (30th) in Manila; Russia, Uzbekistan, Armenia
1992.06.26
Tsemekhman wins 1992 US Jr Ch, Bloomington, IN
1992.06.28
Tal, Mikhail died.
1992.07
World Youth Ch (1992), Duisburg GE.
1992.07.05
Kaidanov wins 1992 World Open, Philadelphia
1992.07.12
Manion and Zlotnik win 1992 US Junior Open, Bedford PA.
1992.07.23
Shaked wins 1992 US Cadet Ch, New York.
1992.07.27
Ratings: Kamsky 2739, Kaidanov 2694, Dlugy 2684, A Ivanov 2679
1992.08.14
Kaidanov wins 1992 US Open, Dearborn, MI
1992.08.30
Levitina wins 1992 US Women's Ch, Waltham, MA.
1992.09.01
Falconer wins 1992 US Senior Open, Alaska.
1992.09.30
Fischer-Spassky match starts.
1992.10.28
Adams, Michael wins Tilburg
1992.11
Category 18 tourney in Moscow - won by Gelfand and Amand
1992.11.05
Fischer beats Spassky in Yugoslavia (10 wins, 5 losses, 15 draws)
1992.11.13
National School Grade Ch (2nd); Gilbert, Az
1992.11.15
Kasparov wins Trophee Immopar in Paris
1992.11.22
Geller wins World Senior Ch, Bad Worishofen, GE
1992.11.22
USA Junior Chess Olympics, Bradford, PA
1992.11.24
Interzonal, Women's in Shanghai; won by Z Polgar; 2nd Ioseliani
1992.11.29
Ramayrat wins American Open, Long Beach
1992.12
Ratings: Kamsky 2753, Kaidanov 2736, Yermolinsky 2690
1992.12.20
US Ch, Durango, CO - Wolff wins
1993
Williams, Kenneth died. Author of Real American Wilkes Barre.
1993.01.08
Short-Timman match starts; ended 30 Jan; Short won 7.5-5.5 and $124,000
1993.01.31
Spassky-Judith Polgar match begins in Budapest; Polgar wins
1993.03.14
Kasparov wins at Linares; category 18; 11 of the top 14 there
1993.03.23
FIDE forfeits Kasparov and Short as World Champ and Challenger
1993.03.26
Fine, Reuben died.
1993.05.21
Collins, Ethel Boyd died.
1993.06.13
Kamsky wins 1993 National Open in Las Vegas
1993.06.22
Bosnia-Herzegovina chess players shot and killed; 1st to die while playing
1993.07.05
Yermolinsky wins 1993 World Open in Philadelphia
1993.07.13
Waitzkin and Kreiman win 1993 US Jr Ch in New York
1993.07.15
Interzonal at Biel starts
1993.07.17
World Youth Championship, Slovakia; Bacrot, Mont-Reynaud
1993.07.31
Women's Interzonal, Jakarta; Arakhama
1993.07.31
Interzonal at Biel finished; Gelfand, Adams, Kamsky, Khalifman, Kramnik, Lautier, Salov, Sterren, Yudasin
1993.08.07
US Open, Philadelphia; Shabalov, Alexander wins
1993.08.09
Weldon, Charles died. Born in 1939.
1993.08.11
Searching for Bobby Fischer movie released by Paramount
1993.08.25
US Women's Championship, Illinois; Donaldson, Levitina
1993.08.26
US Cadet Championship, Washington,DC; Sharma
1993.09.06
Karpov-Timman FIDE Championship match starts in the Netherlands, Jakarta (12.5-8.5)
1993.09.07
Kasparov-Short PCA World Championship starts in London (12.5-7.5)
1993.09.26
US Senior Open, Reno; Wagner, Margulis, Gross
1993.1
World Team Championship, Lucerne; USA
1993.10.24
Kasparov wins PCA World Ch.
1993.11.04
Colias, William died. Born in 1966.
1993.11.06
Harvard Cup. Benjamin 6-0. Humans vs Computers (27-9).
1993.11.12
Denker, Nina died at age 78.
1993.11.15
FIDE Congress in Brazil. I. Gurevich awarded GM.
1993.11.17
World Women's Ch in Monaco; Xie Jun (8.5-2.5)
1993.11.21
Taimanov wins World Senior Ch in Bad Wilbad, Germany
1993.11.28
American Open; Long Beach; Loek Van Wely
1993.12
Feld, Fritz dies.
1993.12.02
US Championship starts in Long Beach (2589 ave rating)
1993.12.02
World Junior Ch; Igor Miladinovic
1993.12.14
Shabalov and Yermolinsky tie for US Ch.
1993.12.18
PCA Interzonal starts in Groningen, Holland
1993.12.19
Cunningham, George died. Born in 1909.
1993.12.25
Kogan, Boris died. Born in 1940.
1993.12.27
Pan-American Intercollegiate Ch, Florida; won by Manhattan CC
1993.12.30
PCA Interzonal over; Anand, Adams, Kamsky, Kramnik, Tiviakov, Gulko, Romanishin
1994.01
Elo ratings: Kasparov 2810; Karpov 2740; Anand 2715; Ivanchuk 2710
1994.01.16
Candidates Matches start in Wijk aan Zee
1994.01.27
Akins, Claude died in LA at age 75. Chessplayer.
1994.01.30
Leko, Peter becomes GM at 14 years, 4 months, 22 days
1994.01.31
Candiates matches over in Wijk aan Zee; Timman, Gelfand, Kamsky, Salov, Anand, Kramnik
1994.03
Siaperas, Triantafilos died; born in 1932.
1994.03.15
Karpov wins Linares (2685 ave rating); 2985 performance rating
1994.04
New York Open (12th); won by Oll and Ehlvest
1994.04.13
Mont-Reynaud, Jordy becomes youngest master at 10 years, 7 months.
1994.04.24
Anand wins 1st Intel World Chess Grand Prix, Moscow
1994.05.01
National Open, Las Vegas; Browne, Kaidanov, Akopian, Ehlvest, Mortazavi
1994.05.24
Oswald, Don dies. Ran THE CHESS HOUSE books sales.
1994.06.12
Saenz wins 1994 US Amateur Ch
1994.06.17
Satterlee wins 1994 US Senior Open, Bermuda cruise
1994.06.18
Intel World Ch Quarterfinals - Kamsky, Anand, Adams, Short
1994.07.04
Minasian wins World Open
1994.07.29
Waitzkin wins 1994 US Junior Ch in Bloomington, IL
1994.07.31
Tsemekhman wins 1994 US Junior Open in Bloomington, IL
1994.08
Salov, Gelfand, Kamsky win their FIDE matches in India
1994.08
World Youth Chess Festival, Szeged, Hungary
1994.08.05
Donaldson, Elena wins 1994 US Women's Ch in Bloomington, IL
1994.08.06
Taimanov wins 4th World Senior Ch at Biel.
1994.08.18
Orlov wins 95th US Open in Chicago.
1994.09.03
Intel Grand Prix III, London. Won by Ivanchuk.
1994.09.15
Gretarsson, Helgi wins World Jr Ch in Brazil. Becomes GM.
1994.09.16
Ault, Robin died in Newton, MA; win US Jr 3 times in row
1994.10.02
Benjamin wins 5th Harvard Cup. WChess outperformed GMs.
1994.10.06
Kamsky and Anand advance to PCA finals after winning at Linares
1994.10.26
Gulko wins US Ch in Key West, FL. $8,000 first place prize.
1994.11.24
American Open starts in Long Beach
1995.01.07
Golombek, Harry died (born 1 mar 1911)
1995.05.05
GM Mikhail Botvinnik dies in Moscow. Born Aug 17, 1911.
1995.06.30
GM Mario Monticelli dies in Milan. Born in 1902.
1995.08.22
Gilles Andruet, French Champion and International Master, murdered.
1995.08.30
Lev Polugaesky dies.
1995.10.10
Kasparov defeats Anand in New York to win the PCA World Chess Championship.
1995.11.24
Campomanes steps down as FIDE President.
1995.11.24
Krisan Iljumzhinov is new FIDE President.
1995.11
Pablo Moran, chess author, dies in Spain. Born Jan 1, 1926.
1995.12.04
Wolfe wins US Chess Championship on tie-break over De Firmian and A. Ivanov.
1995.12.27
Genrikh Kasparian dies.
1996.01.06
Ulf Andersson played 310 boards simultaneously in Alvsjo, Sweden and won 268 , drew 40, lost 2 in 15 hours and 23 minutes.
1996.02.01
Kasparov defeats Deep Blue, 4-2.
1996.02
Szuzsa Polgar defeats Xie Jun in Spain for the Women's World Chess Championship.
1996.06
Kramnik and Topalov tie for first at Dos Hermanas, Spain (cat 19).
1996.06.28
GM Julio Bolbochan dies in Caracas. Born in 1920.
1996.07.05
GM Predrag Ostojic dies in Mainz, Germany. Born on March 22, 1928.
1996.07
Karpov defeats Kamsky in Elista, Russia to retain FIDE World Title.
1996.07
Topolov wins 3rd Lord Novgorod tournament, cat 19.
1996.07.07
Yermolinsky and Goldin tie for 1st at World Open.
1996.07.29
Yermolinsky wins US Championship, Parsippany, NJ.
1996.07.29
Anjelina Belakovskaya wins US Women's Ch.
1996.08
Chris Ward wins British Ch.
1996.08
GM Gabriel Schwartzman, age 19, wins US Open.
1996.09
Russia wins Gold Medal at 32nd Chess Olympiad, Yerevan, Armenia. Ukraine wins Silver, US wins Bronze.
1996.10.19
NM David Lees dies at age 53.
1996.12.01
Ex-world snooker champion Steve Davis is new President of British Chess Federation.
1996.12.15
Kasparov wins at Las Palmas, cat 21 (2757).
1997.01
Jennifer Shahade becomes youngest female US master at 15 years, 11 months.
1997.01
Nunn, Hebden, and Rozenthalis tie for 1st at Hastings.
1997.02.02
Grandmaster Erich Eliskases dies in Cordoba, age 83.
1997.03
Luke McShane becomes an International Master at 13 years, 2 months.
1997.03.22
Barry Spriro dies. US National Master.
1997.04
Etienne Bacrot becomes youngest GM ever, age 14 years, 2 months.
1997.05.11
Kasparov loses to Deeper Blue computer (2.5-3.5).
1997.07
Walter Korn dies.
1997.07.04
Miguel Najdorf, from Argentina, dies in Malaga, Spain. Born in 1910 in Poland.
1997.07.06
Alexander Shabalov wins World Open, Philadelphia. Scored 8/9.
1997.07.20
Julian Hodgson wins the 1997 Canadian Open, Winnipeg.
1997.07.27
Tal Shaked wins World Junior Chess Championship, Zagen, Poland.
1997.07.28
Anand wins 30th Biel Chess Festival, cat XVII (2661).
1997.08
Alexander Yermolinsky wins 98th US Open in Orlando, Florida. (10.5/12)
1997.08.15
Adams and Sadler tie in British Ch, Hove, England.
1997.08.20
Eugene Shapiro dies. Born in 1929.
1997.09
PCA ratings: Kasparov - 2827; Kramnik - 2774; Anand - 2765
1997.09.01
Esther Epstein wins US Women's Championship.
1997.09.01
Jay Bonin wins 119th New York State Championship. This may be the longest running annual tournament in the world.
1997.09.05
George Shainswit dies. Born in 1918.
1997.09.10
Mestel gains GM in Problem Solving; 1st OTB GM to do so
1997.09.12
Joel Benjamin wins 1997 Interplay US Championship, Arizona.
1997.09
GM Lautier married WGM Almira Skripchenko.
1997.1
IBM announces that they ar scrapping Deep Blue.
1997.10.09
Fontys Tournament, Tilburg, Cat XVII (2667); Kasparov, Kramnik, and Svidler tie
1997.10.20
Rusian Ponomarov becomes world's youngest grandmaster at 14 years, 1 month.
1997.11.21
6th Investbanka Tournament, Belgrade, cat XVIII (2679); won by Anand and Ivanchuk
1997.11.23
Janis Klovans of Latvia wins 7th World Senior Chess Championship, Germany. Gets GM title at age 62.
1997.12.29
Galliamova-Ivanchuk wins FIDE Women's Candidates in Groningen.
1997.12.30
Anand wins FIDE World Chess Championship knockout in Groningen.
1998.01
PCA ratings: Kasparov - 2825; Anand - 2775; Kramnik - 2758.
1998.01
FIDE list: Kasparov (2825), Kramnik (2790), Anand (2770)
1998.01
60th Hoogovens Tournament, Wijk aan Zee, Cat XVII (2671); Anand and Kramnik tie for 1st
1998.01
Leslie Braun dies. Born in 1936.
1998.01.09
Karpov defeats Anand in Lausanne, Switzerland; retains FIDE World Chess Champion. (5-3)
1998.01.10
Mona Karff dies. Born in 1914. Seven-time US Women's Champ.
1998.01.11
Sadler wins 73rd Hastings Chess Congress.
1998.02
Airel Mengarini dies. born in 1919.
1998.02
Kasparov announces formation of the World Chess Counsel (WCC).
1998.02.22
New York Open, won by Artashes Minasian
1998.02.26
Hikaru Nakamura becomes youngest US master at 10 years, 79 days
1998.03.09
Linares, Cat 21 (2752); won by Anand
1998.03.27
7th Amber, Monte Carlo, Cat 18 (2680); won by Kramnik and Shirov
1998.03.29
Hodgson wins 1998 National Open, Las Vegas, on tie-break.
1998.05
Anand wins chess Oscar.
1998.05.01
WWW ratings: Kasparov - 2808; Anand - 2775; Kramnik - 2756
1998.05.03
David Hooper dies in Taunton, England. Born in 1915.
1998.05.22
Madrid, Cat 17 (2655); won by Anand
1998.06.01
Joan Targ, sister of Bobby Fischer, dies. Born in 1939.
1998.06.05
WCC Candidates Match, Spain; won by Shirov over Kramnik.
1998.06.21
Frankfurt Chess Classic, Cat 21 (2781); won by Anand
1998.07
FIDE ratings: Kasparov - 2815; Anand - 2795; Kramnik - 2780
1998.07
WCC ratings: Kasparov - 2808; Anand - 2778; Shirov - 2735
1998.07.05
Dortmund, Cat 18 (2699); Kramnik won on tiebreak over Adams, Svidler.
1998.07.05
Goldin wins World Open, Philadelphia (8.5/9)
1998.07.12
Schnieder wins by tie-break over V Bhat in US Cadet Ch.
1998.07.19
Shliperman wins US Junior Ch in New York.
1998.07.29
Gulko wins Saitek US Masters, Waikiki.
1998.08.08
Nigel Short wins British Chess Championship, Torquay.
1998.08.08
Morozevich wins 51st Russian Championship, St Petersburg.
1998.08.08
Laszlo Szabo dies. Born on March 19, 1917.
1998.08.09
Judit Polgar and Gulko wins 99th US Open, Hawaii.
1998.09.24
GM Rosendo Balinas dies of liver cancer. Was born on Sep 10, 1941.
1998.10.12
Russia wins Gold; USA wins Silver; Ukraine wins Bronze at 33rd World Chess Olympiad, Elista
1998.11.04
Tilburg Fontys tournament, cat 18 (2680); won by Anand
1998.11.17
GM Yefin Geller dies of cancer. Born March 2, 1925.
1998.11.08
Irena Krush, age 14, wins US Women's Championship.
1998.11.18
Nick DeFirmian wins US Championship, Denver.
1998.11.23
Vladimir Bagirov of Latvia wins 8th World Senior Chess Championship, Austria.
1999.08.15
Anjelina Belakovskaia wins the US Women's Ch, Salt Lake City.
1999.08.20
Alex Yermolinsky wins the US Open, Reno.
1999.08.23
Xie Jun won the Women's World Chess Ch, defeating Alisa Galliamova.
1999.08.29
Alexander Khalifman won the FIDE Chess Ch in Las Vegas.
1999.09.11
Gulko wins Interplay US Ch and playoff in Salt Lake City.
1999.09.17
Gary Koshnitsky died in Australia. Australian master.
1999.09.26
Joel Benjamin wins Manhattan CC Ch for the 6th time.
1999.09.30
Alexander Galkin won the World Jr Ch in Yerevan, Armenia.
1999.12.28
Sakaev won the 52nd Russian Ch