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Samuel Heyman Shapiro
Number of games in database: 4
Years covered: 1913 to 1921
Overall record: +1 -3 =0 (25.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-12-1880, died Jan-17-1945, 64 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Sam Shapiro came from Russia ca. 1892. He married to Kate Levine (also from Russia), and settled in Cleveland, Ohio where he worked for the New York Life Insurance Co. as an agent (1918, 1930) and proprietor (1940). Three children (Rose, Ann & Miriam). Ohio State Chess Champion in 1914 and 1915.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S H Shapiro vs J T Beckner  0-130191314th Western ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. Ed. Lasker vs S H Shapiro  1-030191920th Western ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
3. Factor vs S H Shapiro  1-031192122nd Western ChampionshipC66 Ruy Lopez
4. E E Stearns vs S H Shapiro  0-149192122nd Western ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
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  Tabanus: From WW 1 Draft Reg. Cards (1918):

Samuel Heyman Shapiro, 38, born Sept 12 1880, white, naturalized, Agent, New York Life Ins. Co., married to Kate.

A few Plain Dealer reports:

<S. H. Shapiro of the Cleveland Chess and Checker club retained his title of Ohio chess champion at Columbus Monday night. At the end of the scheduled number of games Shapiro was tied with Prof. Townsend of a Columbus high school but in the playoff Shapiro won.> (Plain Dealer 28 Feb 1915 p. 2C)

<S. H. Shapiro, former state champion, will give the chess exhibition at the club tonight ..> (Plain Dealer 12 Feb 1922 p. 6)

<Samuel A. Shapiro, former state champion, is to stage the simultaneous chess exhibition tonight at the Cleveland Chess and Checker Club.> (Plain Dealer 24 Feb 1924 p. 6)

<Koltanowski is to play eight boards next Thursday against the following strong Cleveland players: Elliott E. Stearns, Maurice Leysens, William F. Streeter, W. F. Clements, S. H. Shapiro, M. W. Patrick of Elyria, Dr. A. V. Goetz and Miss Pauline Papp, champion of the Queens Women's Chess Club.> (Plain Dealer 13 Oct 1940 p. 10-B)

<Samuel S. Shapiro, insurance man here for more than 30 years, will be buried today at Ridge Road Cemetary after services at 1:30 p.m. at the Cohn-Margowsky funeral home, 772 E. 105th Street. Mr. Shapiro, 64, who had been in failing health for five years, died Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital. For more than 30 years he was associated with the New York Life Insurance Co. here. He was a member of the City Club and the Cuyahoga Chess and Checker Club and, at one time, held the Ohio chess championship. His residence was at 14174 Superior Road, Cleveland Heights. ...> (Plain Dealer 19 Jan 1945 p. 9)

<Samuel Shapiro, who was state chess champion around 1915, passed away Wednesday from a heart attack. A member of the Cuyahoga Chess Club, Shapiro was a keen player and enjoyed the game up to a few days before his death.> (Plain Dealer 21 Jan 1945 p. 12-B)

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  Phony Benoni: Shapiro is seated on the far left in this picture from the 1913 Western Championship:

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