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Herbert Seidman
  
Number of games in database: 174
Years covered: 1939 to 1974

Overall record: +60 -67 =46 (48.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B94 B25 B56 B71 B32
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C86 C80 C78 C77 C64
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B94 B90 B93 B98 B92
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C86
 French Defense (8) 
    C01 C10 C14
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B14 B10
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D85 D72 D78 D93 D80
 Sicilian (11) 
    B45 B73 B24 B51 B72
 Alekhine's Defense (7) 
    B02 B03 B04
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E17 E18 E15 E14
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E44 E46 E30 E23 E47
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
    A07 A08
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Seidman vs Santasiere, 1939 1-0
   Seidman vs Fischer, 1957 1/2-1/2
   C Pilnick vs Seidman, 1954 0-1
   Seidman vs W Shipman, 1946 1-0
   Berliner vs Seidman, 1957 1/2-1/2
   Seidman vs G Kramer, 1946 1-0
   Berliner vs Seidman, 1954 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   47th US Open (1946)
   56th US Open (1955)
   Third Rosenwald Trophy (1956)
   US Championship 1957/58 (1957)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1954 US Championship by crawfb5
   1951 US Championship by crawfb5
   US Championship 1959/60 by suenteus po 147


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HERBERT SEIDMAN
(born Oct-17-1920, died Aug-30-1995, 74 years old) United States of America

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Born in New York, New York State, USA and once rated in the top 10 US players, Herbert Seidman was a U.S. Senior Master of chess. He played several times in the U.S. Chess Championship.

Seidman participated in the historic USA vs USSR radio chess match in early September 1945. The 10 leading masters of the United States played the 10 leading master of the USSR. Playing on Board 8, Seidman lost both games to Viacheslav Ragozin. Details of this event can be found at http://www.geocities.com/SiliconVal....

He won the New York State Championship in 1961 (jointly with Benko) and in 1971.

Wikipedia article: Herbert Seidman


 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 174  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Seidman vs Santasiere 1-0241939New YorkB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
2. S Bernstein vs Seidman  ½-½441939Marshall CC ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Yanofsky vs Seidman  0-145193940th ACF Congress. Prelim 2B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
4. Seidman vs Fine  ½-½151939ACF Congress (Prelim 2)A34 English, Symmetrical
5. Seidman vs Fine 0-1371939North American champD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
6. Seidman vs G Hellman 0-1231939ACF CongressD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
7. Seidman vs Reshevsky  0-1321939New York ch-ACFA03 Bird's Opening
8. Seidman vs S Bernstein  0-1321940Ventnor CityB58 Sicilian
9. Reshevsky vs Seidman  ½-½651940USA-chE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
10. Seidman vs W Adams  1-0351940USA ChC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
11. Kashdan vs Seidman  1-0241940USA ChD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
12. Seidman vs Pinkus 0-1431940USA-chC53 Giuoco Piano
13. F Reinfeld vs Seidman  ½-½291940USA ChC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
14. Seidman vs Kupchik  0-1241940USA ChB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
15. Fine vs Seidman  1-0371940New York USA ch, USAE17 Queen's Indian
16. Seidman vs A Simonson  0-1361940USA ChC41 Philidor Defense
17. P Woliston vs Seidman  0-1391940USA ChB72 Sicilian, Dragon
18. Seidman vs M Green  ½-½281940USA ChE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. Denker vs Seidman  1-0261940USA ChE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. Seidman vs S Bernstein  1-0381940USA ChB58 Sicilian
21. Shainswit vs Seidman  ½-½271940USA ChE17 Queen's Indian
22. Seidman vs G Littman 1-0461940USA ChC14 French, Classical
23. M L Hanauer vs Seidman  ½-½371940USA ChE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
24. Seidman vs D S Polland  ½-½201940USA ChC78 Ruy Lopez
25. F Reinfeld vs Seidman 0-1351941Marshall CC ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-17-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: No kibitzing here?1 Mr.Seidman deserves better.

Happy Birthday Master Seidman!

Jun-08-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  DarthStapler: Darkseidman
Aug-21-13  belgradegambit: Herb lived in Brookyln near our family and his wife Phoebe was a close friend of my mom. He had impressive billowing curly grey hair. He worked for the American Cancer Society as a statistician. He very much disliked Fischer bacause of Fischer's anti-semitic rants. Unfortunately I never got a chance to play him.
Oct-17-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

Rest In Peace Sir Herbert Seidman.

Oct-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: I note with approval that Seidman was a fellow appreciator of both the Grunfeld and the Alekhine. :-)

Oct-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: Herbert Seidman.
Oct-17-14  belgradegambit: Wife and I were just looking at an old videotape of our wedding and I had forgotten Herb was there. RIP Herb Seidman.
Oct-17-17  belgradegambit: RIP Herb. You are missed.
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