Samuel D Factor
Number of games in database: 106
Years covered: 1916 to 1946
Overall record: +42 -40 =23 (51.0%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Nietsche vs Factor, 1928 0-1
Factor vs F M Currier, 1923 1-0
Factor vs L Isaacs, 1937 1-0
Factor vs Alekhine, 1932 1/2-1/2
A Simonson vs Factor, 1936 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
US Championship (1936)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Chicago Masters Tournament, 1926 by Phony Benoni
Atlantic City 1921 by crawfb5
US Open 1924, Detroit = 25th Western Champ. by Phony Benoni
US Open 1922, Louisville = 23rd Western Champ. by Phony Benoni
US Open 1921, Cleveland = 22nd Western Champ. by Phony Benoni
US Open 1925, Cedar Point = 26th Western Champ. by Phony Benoni
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|SAMUEL D FACTOR
(born Sep-22-1883, died Jan-11-1949, 65 years old) Poland (federation/nationality United States of America)
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|Former Chicago and Illinois chess champion. He won the Western Championship (U.S. Open) in 1922 and 1930. He played Board 3 for the USA team at 1928 Chess Olympiad at The Hague. At his death, he was president of the Chicago Chess Club. He played in the US championship in 1936 and 1944.|
Wikipedia article: Samuel Factor
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 106
|1. Factor vs Rubinstein
||0-1||61||1916||Lodz||C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange|
|2. Reshevsky vs Factor
||0-1||26||1917||Lodz||C22 Center Game|
|3. Reti vs Factor
||1-0||23||1919||Rotterdam||C30 King's Gambit Declined|
|4. Factor vs Reti
||1-0||33||1919||Rotterdam||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|5. Lasker vs Factor
|| ||½-½||34||1920||Simul, 28b||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|6. Factor vs J W te Kolste
|| ||1-0||14||1920||DD-NRSV||C42 Petrov Defense|
|7. Factor vs Olland
|| ||1-0||32||1920||Match||C42 Petrov Defense|
|8. Factor vs S T Sharp
||1-0||45||1921||8th American Chess Congress||C42 Petrov Defense|
|9. Factor vs E S Jackson
|| ||1-0||46||1921||8th American Chess Congress||C83 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|10. Factor vs C Jaffe
|| ||0-1||39||1921||8th American Chess Congress||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|11. S Mlotkowski vs Factor
||0-1||36||1921||Atlantic City||C48 Four Knights|
|12. V Sournin vs Factor
|| ||1-0||49||1921||8th American Chess Congress||A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3|
|13. Factor vs J B Harvey
||1-0||14||1921||Atlantic City||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|14. N Whitaker vs Factor
|| ||1-0||46||1921||8th American Chess Congress||D67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line|
|15. Factor vs Marshall
|| ||½-½||51||1921||8th American Chess Congress||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|16. Factor vs J T Beckner
|| ||1-0||59||1921||Western Championship||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|17. Factor vs N Whitaker
||0-1||18||1921||Western Championship||C88 Ruy Lopez|
|18. Ed. Lasker vs Factor
|| ||½-½||68||1921||22nd Western Championship||C42 Petrov Defense|
|19. Factor vs S H Shapiro
|| ||1-0||31||1921||22nd Western Championship||C66 Ruy Lopez|
|20. Factor vs N Whitaker
|| ||1-0||39||1922||Western Championship||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|21. I Spero vs Factor
||1-0||72||1922||Western Championship||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|22. E W Gruer vs Factor
|| ||0-1||71||1922||Western Championship||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|23. Showalter vs Factor
|| ||0-1||46||1922||Western Championship||D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|24. Ed. Lasker vs Factor
||0-1||40||1922||Western Championship||C83 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|25. Factor vs F M Currier
||1-0||17||1923||Western Championship||C41 Philidor Defense|
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 106
|Jan-28-04|| ||Resignation Trap: Factor was a prominent figure in the Chicago area for many years. Nearly all of his chess career he was an American, but the best source of information on him is on a Polish website:|
|Apr-21-05|| ||soberknight: "Fear Factor" (pun potential for games he won). |
|Apr-05-08|| ||biglo: Pity there are more than 10 wins of his in the database because you could have said he had the X Factor|
|Sep-22-09|| ||johnlspouge: When in doubt, ... ???
If you had taken math at my high school, you'd know what to do.
|Sep-22-09|| ||cuendillar: He was a D Factor from Poland though.|
|Sep-22-09|| ||whiteshark: Does <D> stands for <decisive>?|
|Jan-27-10|| ||Phony Benoni: Factor appears here, in a group shot taken at the 8th American Chess Congress, Atlantic City, 1921:|
Hope you can view it sideways. The key is on the next page, but most of the big names are seated in the second row, viewing from left to right: <Frank J. Marshall, Samuel D. Factor, Vladimir Sournin, David Janowski, Rev. B. M Neill, Norman T. Whitaker> (now you now why the Rev. is in there), <Charles Jaffe, Stasch Mlotkowski>. At the very end of this row is <I.S. Turover>
|Nov-03-10|| ||technical draw: Samuel Factor was Max Factor's nephew not brother as some say in his games. Samuel's father Daniel was Max's brother.|
|Sep-22-12|| ||andrewjsacks: <TD> That relationship is correct: nephew, not brother. People better *makeup* their minds to understand it properly.|
|Sep-22-12|| ||Abdel Irada: I can only hope that "The Samuel D. Factor" will be a better show than "The O'Reilly Factor."|
At least it has better inbuilt rap potential.
|Sep-22-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <Phony Benoni>: Great old image — especially after I downloaded it and rotated it 90 degrees. But where is Marshall's trademark cigar? He can't expect to do a proper job threatening Nimzovich without it.|
|Sep-22-12|| ||TheFocus: Wasn't one of the Factor brothers a notorious gangster?|
|Sep-22-12|| ||andrewjsacks: Yes, his half-brother John, I believe.|
|Sep-22-12|| ||perfidious: <andrew> cha-CHING!!!|
|Mar-06-13|| ||Caissanist: Curiously, Edward Lasker's <Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters> does not mention Factor at all, although Factor was obviously Lasker's main rival as leading player in Chicago during the 1920s and 1930s. Perhaps there was bad blood between them, but it may just be that Lasker found his two losses to Factor a bit embarrassing. At one point he claims that "[I]n 1923 I had been acknowledged as the only serious contender for Marshall's title" as U.S. champion, which would not have seemed as credible were he to mention his loss to Factor (and resulting third place finish) in the 1922 Western Open.|
|Sep-19-14|| ||acmilan03c1: Samuel Daniel Factor, apparently. See this link (and others, not many): http://www.myfamilybusiness.org/fam...|
|Sep-22-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Samuel Factor.|
|Sep-22-16|| ||whiteshark: Samuel Factor 1927-1928: https://ajedrez.chess.com/blog/henr...|
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