The US Championships Part 1: 1936

Arnold Denker 6.0/15

arnold denkerArnold Sheldon Denker was born in New York in 1914. He won the Manhattan Chess Club championship 6 times (1940, 1944, 1950, 1950-51, 1954, 1969-70). He was US Chess Champion in 1944 and retained it in 1946 after beating Herman Steiner in a match. He tied for 3rd place at Hastings ’46/47. FIDE awarded him the IM title in 1950 and the Emeritus GM title in 1981. Later, he was an important chess organizer in the US and continued to play. In 2004, he received the title of “Dean of American Chess”.

Sidney Norman Bernstein 5.0/15

Sidney Norman BernsteinSidney Norman Bernstein was born in 1911 in New York City, NY. In 1977, he published a collection of his own games “Combat: My 50 Years at the Chessboard”. He passed away in New York in 1992.

Milton Loeb Hanauer 4.5/15

miltonloebhanauerMilton Loeb Hanauer was a public school principal, chess master and Marshall Chess Club official. He is best known for running the New York school competition that became known as the Hanauer League. He also authored the well-known book Chess Made Simple. He played on the silver medal winning US team in the second Chess Olympiad at The Hague 1928. He qualified for four US Championships, and was Marshall Chess Club champion in 1950-51.

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