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Isaac Ash
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1907 to 1908

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(born Mar-22-1887, died Jun-21-1986, 99 years old) Poland (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Isaac Ash was born in Poland and came to the US in 1890 or 1891. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania, and became a successful lawyer. He was also a chess master and an art collector. After the death of Walter Penn Shipley, he edited the Chess and Checkers column of the Philadelphia Inquirer (1942-1952).

Last updated: 2018-02-15 14:05:21

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lasker vs I Ash 0-1301907Simul, 20bC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
2. C G Woodhouse vs I Ash  ½-½3319088th Anglo-American universities cable mC67 Ruy Lopez
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  Kapmigs: It's his day today. We celebrate his victory over the great Lasker.
Feb-14-18  nok: Congrats Ishbone.
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  Tabanus: It seems he ran the Chess and Checkers column in Philadelphia Inquirer from about 1942 to 1951.

He was a chess organizer also, and an art collector.

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  MissScarlett: I reckoned the forename was more likely Isaac or Isaiah than Ian. He took over the <Inquirer> column on March 15th 1942, following the death of Walter Penn Shipley. His final column was May 4th 1952, whereupon he was succeeded by Bill Ruth (William Allen Ruth) but the level of coverage had already descended to the perfunctory.

The <Inquirer> obituary of June 23rd 1986 states he died on the 21st, and his age at death as 98, not 99. As to his chess accomplishments, it's all a bit vague - Pennsylvania state champion in 'the 1940s'; played international cable matches with Oxford University for 'many years'; edited the <Inquirer> chess column '30 years ago'.

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  Tabanus: His passport application (with birthplace Wescohograd (??), Poland) in 1924, his death certificate, and the text to a family tree "private member photo" all have 22 March 1887. However, the 1900 census says October 1887, and the World War II reg. card says 22 November 1887.
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