California Chess Tournaments

The earliest California chess tournaments we know about were from the nineteenth century. Unfortunately, complete records are only available from the twentieth century. This is not a complete list by any means, but will be added to as time permits.


LA = Los Angeles
SF = San Francisco
CC = chess club


1923 Western Chess Association Championship

The tournament was held at the Mechanics’ Institute CC in San Francisco from July 28-August 4. The combined purse of $300 for 1st & 2nd places was divided between the two first place finishers.

San Francisco 1923

Player

CA City

Mlo

Whi

Fac

Fin

Gru

Lov

Cur

Bra

Ryd

Mug

Pat

Fel

Total

Mlotkowski, S.

LA

xxx

0

1

0.5

0.5

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

9

Whitaker, N.T.

 

1

xxx

0

1

1

0

1

1

1

1

1

1

9

Factor, Samuel

 

0

1

xxx

1

0.5

0

1

1

1

0.5

1

1

8

Fink, A.J.

SF

0.5

0

0

xxx

0

1

1

0.5

1

1

1

1

7

Gruer, E.W.

SF

0.5

0

0.5

1

xxx

0

0.5

0

1

1

1

1

6.5

Lovegrove, Walter.R.

SF

0

1

1

0

1

xxx

0.5

0

1

0.5

0.5

1

6.5

Currier, F.M.

 

0

0

0

0

0.5

0.5

xxx

1

1

1

1

1

6

Branch, G.E.

 

0

0

0

0.5

1

1

0

xxx

0.5

0.5

1

1

5.5

Ryder, A.W.

 

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.5

xxx

1

0.5

1

3

Mugridge, D.H.

 

0

0

0.5

0

0

0.5

0

0.5

0

xxx

0.5

0.5

2.5

Patterson, G.S.G.

LA

0

0

0

0

0

0.5

0

0

0.5

0.5

xxx

0

1.5

Feldman, A.M.

 

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.5

1

xxx

1.5



1932 Pasadena

The tournament was held in the Maryland Auditorium from August 15-29. First prize was $250.

Pasadena 1932

Player

Ale

Kas

Dak

Res

Ste

Bor

Ber

Fac

Fin

Rei

Ara

Fin

Grand Total

Alekhine, A.

xxx

1

0

1

1

1

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

1

8.5

Kashdan, I.

0

xxx

0.5

1

1

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

1

1

7.5

Dake, A.

1

0.5

xxx

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

1

0

0.5

6

Reshevsky, S.

0

0

1

xxx

0.5

0

1

0.5

1

0

1

1

6

Steiner, H.

0

0

0.5

0.5

xxx

1

0.5

1

1

0.5

1

0

6

Borochow, H.

0

0.5

0.5

1

0

xxx

0

0

1

1

1

0.5

5.5

Bernstein, J.

0

0.5

0.5

0

0.5

1

xxx

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

5

Factor, S.

0.5

0

0

0.5

0

1

1

xxx

0.5

0

0.5

1

5

Fine, R.

0.5

0.5

0.5

0

0

0

0.5

0.5

xxx

1

0.5

1

5

Reinfeld, F.

0.5

0.5

0

1

0.5

0

0.5

1

0

xxx

0

1

5

Araiza, J. J.

0

0

1

0

0

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

xxx

0

3.5

Fink, A. J.

0

0

0.5

0

1

0.5

0

0

0

0

1

xxx

3



1945 Hollywood Pan-American Chess Championship

The tournament was held in the Hollywood Athletic Club from July 28-August 12. First prize was $1,000.

Hollywood 1945

Player

Res

Fin

Pil

Hor

Kas

Ros

Ada

Ste

Ara

Cru

Bro

Sei

Cam

Grand Total

Reshevsky, S.

xxx

0.5

1

0.5

1

0.5

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

10.5

Fine, R.

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

1

1

0.5

0.5

1

1

1

9

Pilnik, H.

0

0.5

xxx

0.5

1

0.5

1

0.5

1

0.5

1

1

1

8.5

Horowitz, I. A.

0.5

0.5

0.5

xxx

0.5

1

0

1

0.5

0.5

1

1

1

8

Kashdan, I.

0

0

0

0.5

xxx

1

1

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

1

7

Rossetto, H.

0.5

0.5

0.5

0

0

xxx

0

1

0.5

1

0.5

1

1

6.5

Adams, W.

0

0

0

1

0

1

xxx

0.5

0

0

1

1

1

5.5

Steiner, H.

0

0

0.5

0

0

0

0.5

xxx

1

1

1

1

0.5

5.5

Araiza, J. J.

0

0.5

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

0

xxx

0.5

0

0.5

1

5

Cruz, W. O.

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0

1

0

0.5

xxx

0

0.5

1

5

Broderman, J.

0

0

0

0

0.5

0.5

0

0

1

1

xxx

0

0.5

3.5

Seidman,

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.5

0.5

1

xxx

1

3

Camarena, J.

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.5

0

0

0.5

0

xxx

1



1951 California Open Championship

The tournament was held at the Riverside Hotel in Santa Cruz from September 1-3.

California Open - Santa Cruz 1951

#

Player

CA City

Total

1

Falconer, Neil

Berkeley

6

2

Pafnutieff, Walter

SF

5.5

3

Adams, Willam T.

San Jose

5.5

4

Gross, Henry

SF

5

5

Currie, Robert

SF

5

6

Hendricks, Wade

Castro Valley

5

7

Ridout, Howard

 

5

8

Byron, Fred

SF

5

9

Mueller, Bert

San Jose

4.5

10

Bersbach, Emil

La Verne

4.5

11

Eucher, Mark

LA

4.5

12

Fidlow, Dan

Monterey

4.5

13

Piatigorsky, Mrs. Jacqueline

LA

4

14

Cuneo, Ray

Oakland

4

15

Smook, Roger

Oakland

4

16

Rosenbaum, Herbert

SF

4

17

Daugherty, Lyman

San Jose

4

18

Kalnins, Janis

San Jose

4

19

Yaggie, Earl H.

SF

4

20

Lutz, Godfrey

SF

3.5

21

Kupka, Dr. Edward

Berkeley

3.5

22

Pohlhammer, Carl

San Jose

3.5

23

Alexander, John

San Diego

3.5

24

MacCarty, Stanley

San Jose

3.5

25

Steven, George

Santa Monica

3.5

26

Fredgren, Jim

Oakland

3.5

27

Wiener, Malcolm

 

3

28

Maron, Don

Hollywood

3

29

Meyer, Dr. Elizabeth

LA

3

30

Petersen, Peter

Lomita

3

31

Maurovich, Jerry

Watsonville

3

32

Wohn, Al

SF

3

33

Maeth, Russell

Santa Cruz

3

34

Russell, Roy E.

Auburn

2.5

35

Ruys, Dr. Frank C.

Oakland

2.5

36

Oakes, George B.

Salinas

2.5

37

David-Malig, Dr. J. M.

San Jose

2

38

Loewy, Heinz

SF

2

39

Crofut, Francis

San Jose

2

40

Buschine, Andrew

San Jose

2

41

Chappell, Alan

Gilroy

1

42

Allen, Robert

Redwood City

1

43

Ogilvie, Dal

Alameda

1



1952 Hollywood International

The tournament was held at Mama Weiss’ Czardas Restaurant in Beverly Hills from April 26-May 8.

Hollywood International 1952

Player

CA City

Gli

Pom

Ste

Dak

Joy

Cro

Kas

Paf

Mar

Gra

Total

Gligoric, Svetozar

 

xxx

0.5

1

0.5

1

0.5

1

1

1

1

7.5

Pomar, Arturo

 

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

1

1

1

1

0.5

1

7

Steiner, Herman

LA

0

0.5

xxx

0.5

1

0.5

1

0.5

1

1

6

Dake, Arthur

 

0.5

0.5

0.5

xxx

0

0.5

0.5

1

1

0.5

5

Joyner, Lionel

Long Beach

0

0

0

1

xxx

0.5

1

1

0.5

1

5

Cross, James

 

0.5

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

4.5

Kashdan, Isaac

Tujunga

0

0

0

0.5

0

0.5

xxx

1

1

1

4

Pafnutieff, Vladimir

SF

0

0

0.5

0

0

0.5

0

xxx

1

1

3

Martin, Ray

Santa Monica

0

0.5

0

0

0.5

0.5

0

0

xxx

1

2.5

Graf, Sonia

LA

0

0

0

0.5

0

0

0

0

0

xxx

0.5



1952 California State Championship

Played at the Mechanics’ Institute CC in San Francisco from August 30-September 1 (Labor Day).

California State Championship 1952

Player

City

Gro

Riv

Lev

Fal

Mar

Pol

Bur

Spi

Total

Gross, Henry

SF

xxx

0.5

0

1

1

1

1

1

5.5

Rivise, Irving

LA

0.5

xxx

1

0

1

1

1

1

5.5

Levin, Eugene

LA

1

0

xxx

1

0.5

1

0

1

4.5

Falconer, Neil

Berkeley

0

1

0

xxx

1

0

1

0.5

3.5

Martin, Ray

Santa Monica

0

0

0.5

0

xxx

1

1

1

3.5

Poliakoff, D.

SF

0

0

0

1

0

xxx

1

1

3

Burger, Robert

Lafayette

0

0

1

0

0

0

xxx

0.5

1.5

Spiller, Arthur

Culver City

0

0

0

0.5

0

0

0.5

xxx

1



1952 California Open Championship

The tournament was held in the Lobero Hotel in Santa Barbara from August 29-September 1.

California Open Championship - Santa Barbara 1952

#

Player

CA City

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Total

1

Almgren, Sven

LA

W39

W10

W38

W3

D9

W6

D2

6

2

Velliotes, Pete

Santa Barbara

W34

D13

D19

W26

D8

W7

D1

5

3

Smith, Philip D.

Fresno

W15

W27

W21

L1

W19

D9

D5

5

4

Smale, Steve

 

W33

W6

L9

L7

W30

W18

W15

5

5

Eucher, Mark

LA

L25

W33

D18

W29

W23

W13

D3

5

6

Gordon, Morris

LA

W29

L4

W31

W20

W25

L1

W9

5

7

Meyer, M. O.

Sacramento

D14

D20

W30

W4

W11

L2

D8

4.5

8

Keckhut, John

LA

W30

W32

D11

D9

D2

D19

D7

4.5

9

Capps, Carroll M.

SF

W40

W31

W4

D8

D1

D3

L6

4.5

10

Cuneo, Ray

Oakland

W37

L1

W14

D13

D18

D11

W19

4.5

11

Currie, Robert

SF

W22

W35

D8

D25

L7

D10

W21

4.5

12

Harris, John

Santa Barbara

L27

L29

W39

W33

W35

W24

D13

4.5

13

Adams, William T.

San Jose

W16

D2

D25

D10

W14

L5

D12

4

14

Crofut, Francis

San Jose

D7

W28

L10

W32

L13

D20

W23

4

15

Alexander, John

San Diego

L3

D34

D28

W36

W22

W16

L4

4

16

Baraquet, T. A.

Long Beach

L13

L18

W34

W40

W17

L15

W31

4

17

Chase, George

Los Angeles

L26

L30

W40

W39

L16

W34

W29

4

18

Christman, James

 

L19

W16

D5

W30

D10

L4

D22

3.5

19

Byron, Fred

SF

W18

D25

D2

W21

L3

D8

L10

3.5

20

Petersen, Peter

Lomita

D28

D7

W29

L6

D26

D14

D24

3.5

21

Mueller, Bert

San Jose

W23

W26

L3

L19

D24

W25

L11

3.5

22

Maron, Don

Hollywood

L11

W36

D35

D24

L15

W32

D18

3.5

23

Hyde, Robert

Santa Barbara

L21

W40

D32

W35

L5

W27

L14

3.5

24

Johnson, M. O.

Healdsburg

L31

Bye

W37

D22

D21

L12

D20

3.5

25

Zander, Hans

Inglewood

W5

D19

D13

D11

L6

L21

D28

3

26

Chappell, Alan

Gilroy

W17

L21

W27

L2

D20

L29

D30

3

27

Buschine, Andrew

San Jose

W12

L3

L26

D28

W34

L23

D33

3

28

Hailparn, Michael

Fresno

D20

L14

D15

D27

D32

D30

D25

3

29

Collins, Dr. Bruce

Santa Monica

L6

W12

L20

L5

W36

W26

L17

3

30

Achtenburg, Elmer

Visalia

L8

W17

L7

W38

L4

D28

D26

3

31

Fries, Tom

Fresno

W24

L9

L6

L18

W38

W35

L16

3

32

Hansford, Don

Santa Barbara

Bye

L8

D23

L14

D28

L22

W37

3

33

Weininger, Dr. B.

Ojai

L4

L5

L36

L12

W37

W38

D27

2.5

34

Dasteel, Herbert

SF

L2

D15

L16

W37

L27

L17

W39

2.5

35

Piatigorsky, Mrs. Jacqueline

LA

W36

L11

D22

L23

L12

L31

W40

2.5

36

Markus, Albert

Visalia

L35

L22

W33

L15

L29

L39

W38

2

37

Lehman, R. C.

San Pedro

L10

W39

L24

L34

L33

W40

L32

2

38

Smith, G. B.

Santa Barbara

Bye

F

L1

L30

L31

L33

L36

2

39

Forrest, Kyle

Beverly Hills

L1

L37

L12

L17

L40

W36

L34

1

40

Daugherty, Lyman

San Jose

L9

L23

L17

L16

W39

L37

L35

1



1953 Los Angeles California State Championship

The tournament was held at Hollywood Chess Group quarters in LA over the Labor Day Weekend – September 5-7.

California State Championship - LA 1953

Player

CA City

Ste

Gro

Add

Alm

Cur

Gor

Riv

Pol

Bur

Wol

Total

Steiner, Herman

LA

xxx

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

0.5

1

7.5

Gross, Henry

SF

0

xxx

0

1

1

1

1

1

0.5

1

6.5

Addison, William

SF

0

1

xxx

1

0.5

0.5

0

1

1

1

6

Almgren, Sven

LA

0

0

0

xxx

0

1

0.5

1

1

1

4.5

Currie, Robert

SF

0

0

0.5

1

xxx

1

0

0

1

1

4.5

Gordon, Hyman

LA

0

0

0.5

0

0

xxx

1

1

1

1

4.5

Rivise, Irving

LA

0

0

1

0.5

1

0

xxx

0

1

1

4.5

Poliakoff, Dmitri

SF

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

xxx

0

1

4

Burger, Robert

Lafayette

0.5

0.5

0

0

0

0

0

1

xxx

0

2

Wolfe, J.

LA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

xxx

1



1955 Long Beach, 56th U.S. Open

The tournament was held at the Municipal Recreation Building from August 8-20. The 1st prize, a 1955 Buick, was awarded to GM Nicolas Rossolimo (based on Median tie breaking points). GM Sammy Reshevsky received $1,000 for his 1st place tie.

Long Beach 1955

#

Player

State

CA City

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Total

1

Rossolimo, N.

NY

 

W79

W70

W53

W26

D3

D52

W23

D2

D6

W8

W9

W4

10

2

Reshevsky, S.

NY

 

W78

W45

W153

D52

W30

W21

D3

D1

D4

W13

W6

W8

10

3

Byrne, D.

NY

 

W82

W50

W31

W57

D1

W27

D2

W21

D8

W10

L4

W7

9.5

4

Evans, L.

NY

 

W147

D13

W56

W20

D34

W55

D10

W11

D2

W22

W3

L1

9

5

Turner, A.

NY

 

W35

L7

W48

W15

L6

W60

W19

W72

D36

D11

W31

W13

9

6

Saidy, A.

NY

 

W104

W37

L21

W150

W5

W9

L8

W17

D1

W14

L2

W27

8.5

7

Romanenko, I.

NJ

 

W135

W5

D9

D28

D24

W29

L11

W58

W52

W15

W22

L3

8.5

8

Sherwin, J.

NY

 

W107

W62

W77

W55

L21

W26

W6

W52

D3

L1

W20

L2

8.5

9

Rivise, Irving

CA

LA

W76

W17

D7

W47

D52

L6

W70

D14

W43

W29

L1

W25

8.5

10

Seidman, H.

NY

 

W114

W152

W73

L21

W74

W37

D4

D36

W53

L3

D11

W20

8.5

11

Dake, A.

OR

 

W68

W29

D20

D54

W13

D38

W7

L4

W28

D5

D10

D12

8

12

Steinmeyer, R.

MT

 

W108

W15

D47

W19

L27

D43

L31

W59

W17

W21

D16

D11

8

13

Sandrin, A.

IL

 

W101

D4

D24

W93

L11

W76

W59

W23

W21

L2

W38

L5

8

14

Berliner, H.

DC

 

WF93

W18

L57

W40

L70

W62

W55

D9

W56

L6

W39

D16

8

15

Martin, Ray

CA

Santa Monica

W87

L12

W107

L5

W85

W68

W26

W40

D20

L7

W53

D30

8

16

Steiner, Herman

CA

LA

W67

L77

W87

W18

L55

W96

W44

L20

W19

W54

D12

D14

8

17

Zalys, I.

Canada

 

W109

L9

W85

D119

D20

W124

W46

L6

L12

W77

W70

W37

8

18

Suhobeck, Alex

CA

Pacific Grove

W148

L14

W35

L16

W132

W106

L25

D90

W80

W43

D30

W36

8

19

Remlinger, Larry

CA

Long Beach

W136

W124

D23

L12

D71

W94

L5

W41

L16

W58

W78

W38

8

20

Addison, William

CA

SF

W112

W60

D11

L4

D17

W50

W34

W16

D15

W36

L8

L10

7.5

21

Brandts, P.

NY

 

W154

W92

W6

W10

W8

L2

W53

L3

L13

L12

D44

W56

7.5

22

Cross, Robert

CA

Santa Monica

W121

D24

L36

W79

W45

D30

W39

W25

W38

L4

L7

D29

7.5

23

Kaufman, A.

NY

 

W126

W90

D19

W36

D4

W70

L1

L13

W73

D25

D37

D26

7.5

24

Hearst, E.

NY

 

W88

D22

D13

W83

D7

W69

L52

W39

L29

W42

L27

W59

7.5

25

Lombardy, W.

NY

 

L41

W125

D71

W92

W64

D54

W18

L22

W34

D23

W40

L9

7.5

26

McCormick, E.

NJ

 

W100

W61

W40

L1

W59

L8

L15

W49

W72

L38

W71

D23

7.5

27

Pilnick, C.

NY

 

W151

D91

W75

W46

W12

L3

D38

L53

D32

W60

W24

L6

7.5

28

Gordon, Morris

CA

LA

W98

W49

W32

D7

L53

W42

L36

W30

L11

L39

W90

W61

7.5

29

Sullivan, J.

TN

 

W145

L11

D117

W123

W63

L7

W42

W37

W24

L9

D36

D22

7.5

30

Burger, K.

NY

 

D86

W155

W91

W44

L2

D22

D37

L28

W117

W56

D18

D15

7.5

31

Levin, Eugene

CA

Pacific Palisades

W72

W105

L4

W41

L37

W71

W12

L38

W81

D53

L5

W57

7.5

32

Radoicic, M.

DC

 

W150

D44

L28

W151

W56

L24

W8

D54

D27

D71

D41

W52

7.5

33

Schmidt, B.

NY

 

W123

L58

W80

D153

L25

W95

W79

L43

D55

W73

D54

W53

7.5

34

Donovan, J.

NY

 

L117

W100

D92

D11

W107

W66

L20

W64

L25

D79

W80

W55

7.5

35

Hailparn, Michael

CA

Fresno

L5

W146

L18

W136

D150

W92

D75

L62

D74

W117

W60

W54

7.5

36

Levy, L.

NJ

 

W94

D56

W22

L23

W152

W75

W28

D10

D5

L20

D29

L18

7

37

Wallace, Charles

CA

Long Beach

W48

L6

W142

W58

W31

L10

D30

L29

W65

W52

D23

L17

7

38

Kovac, Z.

NY

 

D65

W95

D42

W90

W76

D11

D27

W31

L22

W26

L13

L19

7

39

Hunnex, George

CA

Elsinore

W137

L47

D63

W81

W91

W57

L22

L24

W67

W28

L14

D41

7

40

Poliakoff, Dmitri

CA

SF

W80

W96

L26

L76

D51

W83

W48

L15

W94

W64

L25

D44

7

41

Garfinkel, B.

MD

 

W25

L53

W126

L31

L106

W119

W76

L19

W89

W47

D32

D39

7

42

Stevens, B.

TX

 

W125

D46

D38

W94

D54

L28

L29

W85

W82

L24

D45

W79

7

43

Brieger, R.

TX

 

L91

W118

W89

W73

D57

D12

D54

W33

L9

L18

D48

W78

7

44

Pafnutieff, Vladimir

CA

SF

W122

D32

W65

L30

D60

W93

L16

D71

W90

D78

D21

D40

7

45

Bolton, J.

CT

 

W141

L2

D67

W104

L22

W150

W74

L56

D46

D62

D42

W77

7

46

McLellan, R.

NE

 

W149

D42

W82

L27

W47

L53

L17

W68

D45

D57

D79

W91

7

47

Byland, W.

PA

 

W127

W39

D12

L9

L46

D103

W84

D82

D58

L41

W85

W63

7

48

Godbold, E.

AK

 

L37

W136

L5

W109

W88

D74

L40

W138

L60

W84

D43

W70

7

49

Bills, W.

WA

 

W118

L28

W124

L14

D78

W97

D57

L26

L64

W110

W84

W72

7

50

Spiller, Arthur

CA

Santa Monica

W144

L3

W114

L59

W82

L20

D68

W98

L70

D103

W76

W73

7

51

Hartleb, G.

FL

 

W139

L52

L93

W120

D40

L108

L98

W127

W88

D92

W81

W71

7

52

Lapiken, Dr. Peter

CA

LA

W138

W51

W74

D2

D9

D1

W24

L8

L7

L37

W91

L32

6.5

53

Henin, C.

IL

 

W120

W41

L1

W105

W28

W26

L21

W27

L10

D31

L15

L33

6.5

54

Santasiere, A.

NY

 

W97

D75

W81

D11

D42

D25

D43

D32

W62

L16

D33

L35

6.5

55

Yarmak, S.

VA

 

W129

W117

W58

L8

W16

L4

L14

D60

D33

W72

D59

L34

6.5

56

Jacobs, Robert

CA

LA

W130

D36

L4

W65

L32

W78

W117

W45

L14

L30

W68

L21

6.5

57

Bagby, Charles

CA

SF

W110

W59

W14

L3

D43

L39

D49

L81

W83

D46

W67

L31

6.5

58

Gross, Henry

CA

SF

W106

W33

L55

L37

D61

W138

W63

L7

D23

L19

W108

D64

6.5

59

Schroeder, J.

OH

 

W99

L57

W116

W50

L26

W77

L13

L12

W106

W66

D55

L24

6.5

60

Fischheimer, D.

IL

 

W116

L20

W155

D77

D44

L5

W124

D55

W48

L27

L35

W92

6.5

61

Ramirez, Gilbert

CA

SF

W69

L26

L70

W110

D58

W80

L32

L117

W86

W96

W62

L28

6.5

62

Kaiser, W.

MN

 

W140

L8

D84

D78

W119

L14

W132

W35

L54

D45

L61

W98

6.5

63

Lorber, Robert

CA

Reseda

L77

W147

D39

W69

L29

W86

L58

D83

D93

W94

W104

L47

6.5

64

Myers, H.

WI

 

L70

W113

L76

L66

W133

W69

W103

L34

W49

L40

W100

D58

6.5

65

Tresz, S.

OH

 

D38

W102

L44

L56

L86

W142

W88

W75

L37

L67

W124

W121

6.5

66

Croll, A.

MI

 

L73

L69

W135

W64

W67

L34

L71

W143

W76

L59

D75

W90

6.5

67

Shaw, J.

NM

 

L16

W115

D45

D34

L66

D112

W111

W95

L39

W65

L57

W101

6.5

68

Eisenstadt, Ted

CA

SF

L11

D130

D102

W101

W105

L15

D50

L46

W120

W74

L56

W97

6.5

69

Raymond, Al

CA

Bakersfield

L61

W66

L83

L63

W101

L64

L110

W112

W105

W132

D92

W93

6.5

70

Drexel, G.

FL

 

W64

L1

W61

W106

W14

L23

L9

L73

W50

W81

L17

L48

6

71

Monsky, P.

NY

 

L119

W101

D25

W141

D19

L31

W66

D44

W97

D32

L26

L51

6

72

Schain, Gerald

CA

LA

L31

W134

W119

D17

D75

W91

W104

L5

L26

L55

W83

L49

6

73

Almgren, Sven

CA

LA

W66

W119

L10

L43

L93

W123

W105

W70

L23

L33

W95

L50

6

74

Gross, Ronnie

CA

Compton

W113

W84

L52

W132

L10

D48

L45

D92

D35

L68

W119

D80

6

75

Potter, R.

TX

 

W85

D54

L27

W84

D72

L36

D35

L65

W108

D95

D66

D87

6

76

Van Gelder, S. H.

CA

SF

L9

W109

W64

W40

L38

L13

L41

W107

L66

W133

L50

W113

6

77

Rozsa, B.

OK

 

W63

W16

L8

D60

D96

L59

D85

D108

W132

L17

W103

L45

6

78

Hart, Michael

CA

LA

L2

D141

W99

D62

D49

L32

W151

W104

W96

D44

L19

L43

6

79

Fries, Tom

CA

Fresno

L1

W140

D152

L22

W151

D90

L33

W118

W110

D34

D46

L42

6

80

Grombacher, W.

IL

 

L40

W139

L33

W115

D90

L61

W150

W91

L18

W97

L34

D74

6

81

Stevenson, Mrs. Sonja (Graf)

CA

Palm Springs

D155

W86

L54

L39

W114

D84

W102

W57

L31

L70

L51

W106

6

82

Colby, Dr. Kenneth

CA

SF

L3

W144

L46

W127

L50

W109

W93

D47

L42

L90

D86

W105

6

83

Van Sweden, E.

MI

 

D95

D103

W69

L24

D138

L40

W120

D63

L57

W89

L72

W107

6

84

Isaacs, L.

IL

 

W128

L74

D62

L75

W111

D81

L47

W141

W133

L48

L49

W103

6

85

Day, Ronald

CA

Compton

L75

W97

L17

W133

L15

W147

D77

L42

D112

W122

L47

W114

6

86

Slater, Mrs. K.

NY

 

D30

L81

W112

L96

W65

L63

L95

W121

L61

W99

D62

W111

6

87

Carr, William S.

CA

LA

L15

W88

L16

L98

W137

D127

L91

W144

D104

D119

W96

D75

6

88

Hufnagel, Frank

CA

LA

L24

L87

W144

W118

L48

D134

L65

W125

L51

D115

W123

W108

6

89

Mangan, J.

WI

 

L153

W149

L43

L103

W154

L132

W136

W124

L41

L83

W115

W104

6

90

Pupols, V.

WA

 

W143

L23

W138

L38

D80

D79

W141

D18

L44

W82

L28

L65

5.5

91

Logwood, Ed

CA

SF

W43

D27

L30

W117

L39

L72

W87

L80

W98

W93

L52

L46

5.5

92

Chappell, Alan

CA

Gilroy

W134

L21

D34

L25

W123

L35

W112

D74

D103

D51

D69

L60

5.5

93

Jenkins, T.

MI

 

L14

W148

W51

L13

W73

L44

L82

W147

D63

L91

W102

L69

5.5

94

Rohland, M.

WI

 

L36

W131

W103

L42

W98

L19

W118

D96

L40

L63

L97

W125

5.5

95

Koutz, Russell

CA

Inglewood

D83

L38

L104

W99

W126

L33

W86

L67

W138

D75

L73

D100

5.5

96

Warner, E.

WA

 

W111

L40

D108

W86

D77

L16

W106

D94

L78

L61

L87

W126

5.5

97

Young, Donald

CA

San Gabriel

L54

L85

W140

W146

D103

L49

W152

W102

L71

L80

W94

L68

5.5

98

Ruvalcaba, S.

Mexico

 

L28

W120

L105

W87

L94

D141

W51

L50

L91

W123

W117

L62

5.5

99

Nielsen, Paul V.

CA

LA

L59

D112

L78

L95

W149

D100

W115

L106

D102

L86

W127

W119

5.5

100

Walker, Bob

CA

Newport Beach

L26

L34

W139

L124

D155

D99

W142

L103

W107

W106

L64

D95

5.5

101

Gross, Fletcher

CA

La Canada

L13

L71

W134

L68

L69

D140

W128

D114

D118

W120

W109

L67

5.5

102

Clark, Ralph

CA

LongBeach

D103

L65

D68

W126

L141

W116

L81

L97

D99

W121

L93

W117

5.5

103

Slater, W.

NY

 

D102

D83

L94

W89

D97

D47

L64

W100

D92

D50

L77

L84

5

104

Holt, J.

FL

 

L6

D123

W95

L45

W108

W51

L72

L78

D87

W112

L63

L89

5

105

Schrader, E. F.

CA

Compton

W132

L31

W98

L53

L68

W121

L73

L110

L69

W128

W116

L82

5

106

McKinnon, Collin F.

CA

Downey

L58

W137

W156

L70

W41

L18

L96

W99

L59

L100

W122

L81

5

107

Wilcox, Rex

CA

Sacramento

L8

W135

L15

W137

L34

L118

W116

L76

L100

W129

W131

L83

5

108

Warren, J.

IL

 

L12

W121

D96

L152

L104

W155

W127

D77

L75

W126

L58

L88

5

109

Blaney, John

CA

Long Beach

L17

L76

W125

L48

W136

L82

W131

L132

D124

D111

L101

W134

5

110

Kirby, Robin C.

CA

Lemon Grove

L57

W128

L150

L61

L140

W146

W69

W105

L79

L49

L113

W133

5

111

Davis, M. L.

CA

Redondo Beach

L96

D151

L141

W130

L84

W126

L67

W129

L119

D109

W133

L86

5

112

Shirey, William

CA

Fresno

L20

D99

L86

D155

W129

D67

L92

W137

D85

L104

D126

D122

5

113

Higgins, Mrs. Olga

CA

Santa Barbara

L74

L64

W143

L138

L147

L129

W149

L69

W145

W142

W110

L76

5

114

Markus, Albert

CA

Garden Grove

L10

W145

L50

D142

L81

D115

D137

D101

L122

W143

W132

L85

5

115

Ligtvoet, P.

MI

 

L152

L67

W128

L80

D120

D114

L99

D142

W137

D88

L89

W135

5

116

Maier, John

CA

LA

L60

W122

L59

L119

W145

L102

L107

L133

W139

W135

L105

W132

5

117

Rinaldo, John

CA

Long Beach

W34

L55

D29

L91

W142

W152

L56

W61

L30

L35

L98

L102

4.5

118

Ishkan, J.

CT

 

L49

L43

W148

L88

W156

W107

L94

L79

D101

L124

D134

D131

4.5

119

Thomas, John

CA

Inglewood

W71

L73

L72

W116

L62

L41

L143

W154

W111

D87

L74

L99

4.5

120

McKenna, Philip C.

CA

Santa Monica

L53

L98

W145

L51

D115

W123

L83

W151

L68

L101

L125

W137

4.5

121

Boyer, William

CA

Long Beach

L22

L108

W122

W156

L124

L105

D129

L86

W144

L102

W137

L65

4.5

122

Forrest, Kyle

CA

Manhattan Beach

L44

L116

L121

W139

W146

L73

L147

W131

W114

L85

L106

D112

4.5

123

Fults, Fred B.

CA

Long Beach

L33

D104

W147

L29

L92

L120

L126

W140

W143

L98

L88

W145

4.5

124

Blumenfeld, Morris

CA

LA

W142

L19

L49

W100

W121

L17

L60

L89

D109

W118

L65

….

4.5

125

Laucks, F.

NJ

 

L42

L25

L109

L147

D128

W130

W155

L88

L142

W144

W120

L94

4.5

126

McMahon, George

CA

LA

L23

W143

L41

L102

L95

L111

W123

W134

W141

L108

D112

L96

4.5

127

Lyon, C.

IL

 

L47

L142

W131

L82

W135

D87

L108

L51

D128

D134

L99

W146

4.5

128

Thach, Burt

CA

Long Beach

L84

L110

L115

L135

D125

W149

L101

W155

D127

L105

W136

D129

4.5

129

Wagner, P.

SD

 

L55

L150

L137

W131

L112

W113

D121

L111

D134

L107

W146

D128

4.5

130

Goodman, Miss S.

NY

 

L56

D68

L151

L111

L144

L125

W148

L135

L149

W154

W143

W142

4.5

131

Beasley, J.

TX

 

….

L94

L127

L129

W139

W145

L109

L122

W154

W141

L107

D118

4.5

132

Jones, K.

NV

 

L105

W154

W146

L74

L18

W89

L62

W109

L77

L69

L114

L116

4

133

Johnson, Fred

CA

Yorba Linda

L156

L138

W154

L85

L64

W136

W146

W116

L84

L76

L111

L110

4

134

Swenson, Siguro

CA

Sacramento

L92

L72

L101

W140

Bye

D88

L138

L126

D129

D127

D118

L109

4

135

Houghton, R.

NJ

 

L7

L107

L66

W128

L127

L137

L154

W130

W136

L116

W142

L115

4

136

Crew, A.

IA

 

L19

L48

W149

L35

L109

L133

L89

W145

L135

W139

L128

W143

4

137

McGregor, Mrs. K.

IL

 

L39

L106

W129

L107

L87

W135

D114

L112

L115

W140

L121

L120

3.5

138

Piatigorsky, Mrs. Jacqueline

CA

LA

L52

W133

L90

W113

D83

L58

W134

L48

L95

….

….

….

3.5

139

Frembling, Lawrence

CA

Long Beach

L51

L80

L100

L122

L131

W148

L145

W149

L116

L136

D140

W144

3.5

140

Dann, D.

NY

 

L62

L79

L97

L134

W110

D101

L144

L123

D146

L137

D139

W148

3.5

141

Spann, J.

OK

 

L45

D78

W111

L71

W102

D98

L90

L84

L126

L131

….

….

3

142

Zedekar, S. L.

CA

Laguna Beach

L124

W127

L37

D114

L117

L65

L100

D115

W125

L113

L135

L130

3

143

George, Mike

CA

Long Beach

L90

L126

L113

L145

W148

W154

W119

L66

L123

L114

L130

L136

3

144

Creighton, J.

TX

 

L50

L82

L88

D149

W130

L151

W140

L87

L121

L125

D148

L139

3

145

Cleere, C.

TX

 

L29

L114

L120

W143

L116

L131

W139

L136

L113

L146

W149

L123

3

146

Offenberg, R.

NY

 

Bye

L35

L132

L97

L122

L110

L133

D148

D140

W145

L129

L127

3

147

Geller, Sam

CA

LA

L4

L63

L123

W125

W113

L85

W122

L93

….

….

….

….

3

148

Chapin, A. E.

CA

Long Beach

L18

L93

L118

L154

L143

L139

L130

D146

Bye

W149

D144

L140

3

149

McKenna, Mrs. P. C.

CA

Santa Monica

L46

L89

L136

D144

L99

L128

L113

L139

W130

L148

L145

Bye

2.5

150

Eucher, Mark

CA

Orinda

L32

W129

W110

L6

D35

L45

L80

….

….

….

….

….

2.5

151

Henderson, Charles

CA

Beverly Hills

L27

D111

W130

L32

L79

W144

L78

L120

….

….

….

….

2.5

152

Barry, J.

MI

 

W115

L10

D79

W108

L36

L117

L97

….

….

….

….

….

2.5

153

Borochow, Harry

CA

LA

W89

W156

L2

D33

….

….

….

….

….

….

….

….

2.5

154

Otteson, W.

WI

 

L21

L132

L133

W148

L89

L143

W135

L119

L131

L130

….

….

2

155

Kakimi, Ben

CA

LA

D81

L30

L60

D112

D100

L108

L125

L128

….

….

….

….

1.5

156

Alexander, John

CA

San Diego

W133

L153

L106

L121

L118

….

….

….

….

….

….

….

1



1963 First Piatigorsky Cup

The tournament was held at the Ambassador Hotel from July 2-28.

Los Angeles 1963

Player

Ker

Pet

Naj

Ola

Res

Gli

Ben

Pan

Ker

Pet

Naj

Ola

Res

Gli

Ben

Pan

Grand Total

Keres, P.

xxx

0.5

0.5

1

0

0.5

1

0.5

xxx

0.5

0

1

0

1

1

1

8.5

Petrosian, T.

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

0.5

0

1

0.5

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

1

1

8.5

Najdorf, M.

0.5

0.5

xxx

0.5

1

0.5

0

1

1

0.5

xxx

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

7.5

Olafsson, F.

0

0.5

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

0

0.5

1

xxx

1

1

0

0.5

7.5

Reshevsky, S.

1

0.5

0

0.5

xxx

0.5

1

0

1

0.5

0.5

0

xxx

0.5

0.5

0.5

7

Gligoric, S.

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

xxx

0.5

1

0

0

0.5

0

0.5

xxx

0

0.5

6

Benko, P.

0

0

1

0

0

0.5

xxx

1

0

0

0.5

1

0.5

1

xxx

0

5.5

Panno, O.

0.5

0.5

0

0.5

1

0

0

xxx

0

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

xxx

5.5



1966 Second Piatigorsky Cup

The tournament was held at the Miramar Hotel from July 17-August 15. The first prize was $5,000.

Santa Monica 1966

Player

Spa

Fis

Lar

Por

Unz

Pet

Res

Naj

Ivk

Don

Spa

Fis

Lar

Por

Unz

Pet

Res

Naj

Ivk

Don

Grand Total

Spassky, B.

xxx

1

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

xxx

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

11.5

Fischer, R.

0

xxx

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0

1

0.5

0.5

xxx

1

1

0.5

0.5

1

1

1

1

11

Larsen, B.

0.5

1

xxx

1

0.5

1

0.5

1

0

0.5

0

0

xxx

0.5

0

1

1

0.5

1

0

10

Portisch, L.

0.5

0.5

0

xxx

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

1

9.5

Unzicker, W.

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

9.5

Petrosian, T.

0.5

0.5

0

0

0.5

xxx

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0

0.5

0.5

xxx

0.5

1

0.5

1

9

Reshevsky, S.

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

0

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

xxx

1

0.5

0.5

9

Najdorf, M.

0.5

1

0

0.5

0.5

0

0.5

xxx

1

0.5

0.5

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

0

0

xxx

0.5

1

8

Ivkov, B.

0

0

1

0.5

0

0.5

0.5

0

xxx

0.5

0.5

0

0

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

xxx

1

6.5

Donner, J.

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0

0.5

0.5

xxx

0

0

1

0

0.5

0

0.5

0

0

xxx

6



1974 Eagle Rock

The tournament was hosted by the Continental CC of LA from April 6-19. It was directed by Isaac Kashdan.

Eagle Rock 1974

Player

Gli

Ghe

Kap

Med

Sai

Sol

Wei

Com

Len

Tar

Kau

Zuc

Grand Total

Gligoric

xxx

0.5

0

1

1

0

1

0.5

0.5

1

1

1

7.5

Gheorghiu

0.5

xxx

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

1

0.5

0.5

7

Kaplan

1

0.5

xxx

0.5

0

0.5

1

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

1

7

Mednis

0

0

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

1

1

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

6

Saidy

0

0.5

1

0.5

xxx

0.5

0

0

0.5

0.5

1

1

5.5

Soltis

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

5.5

Weinstein

0

0.5

0

0

1

0.5

xxx

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

5

Commons

0.5

0.5

0.5

0

1

0.5

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

0

0.5

5

Lengyel

0.5

0

0

0.5

0.5

1

0

0.5

xxx

0

1

0.5

4.5

Tarjan

0

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

xxx

0

0.5

4.5

Kaufman

0

0.5

0.5

0

0

0.5

0.5

1

0

1

xxx

0.5

4.5

Zuckerman

0

0.5

0

0.5

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

xxx

4



1991 San Francisco

The Pan Pacific Grandmaster Chess Tournament was held at the SF Holiday Inn (Financial District) from March 2-14.

SAN FRANCISCO 1991

Player

Tor

Wol

Tal

Ben

Rog

Chr

Fed

Adi

Fta

Pol

Gre

Bro

Grand Total

Torre, Eugenio

xxx

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

1

0.5

1

1

1

0.5

8

Wolff, Patrick

0.5

xxx

1

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

0

0.5

1

1

0.5

7

Tal, Mikhail

0.5

0

xxx

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

6

Benjamin, Joel

0.5

0

0.5

xxx

0.5

1

0.5

1

0

0.5

1

0.5

6

Rogers, Ian

0.5

0.5

0

0.5

xxx

0

1

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

6

Christiansen, Larry

0

0.5

0.5

0

1

xxx

0.5

1

0.5

0

1

1

6

Fedorowicz, John

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

0

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

1

5.5

Adianto, Utut

0.5

1

0.5

0

0

0

0.5

xxx

1

0.5

0

1

5

Ftacnik, Lubomir

0

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

0

xxx

0.5

0

1

5

Polgar, Zsuzsa

0

0

0.5

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

xxx

0.5

0.5

5

Grefe, John

0

0

0

0

0.5

0

0

1

1

0.5

xxx

0.5

3.5

Browne, Walter

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0

0

0

0

0

0.5

0.5

xxx

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