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Albert Charles Simonson
Number of games in database: 79
Years covered: 1932 to 1951

Overall record: +31 -28 =20 (51.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (8) 
    A14 A13 A15
 Semi-Slav (5) 
    D45 D46 D47
 Reti System (4) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D31 D37 D35
 Slav (5) 
    D10 D15 D13 D18 D11
 French Defense (4) 
    C14 C11 C17 C18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   W Adams vs A Simonson, 1940 0-1
   Harold Morton vs A Simonson, 1936 0-1
   A Simonson vs S Bernstein, 1936 1-0
   L Abramavicius vs A Simonson, 1933 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championship (1936)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1936 US Championship by crawfb5
   1938 US Championship by crawfb5

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(born Dec-26-1914, died Nov-16-1965, 50 years old) United States of America

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Albert Simonson tied with Alexander Kevitz for 1st place in the 1936 Manhattan Chess Club championship, but lost on tiebreak. He tied with Isaac Kashdan in the 1937 Manhattan Chess Club championship, but lost the playoff.

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 79  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kevitz vs A Simonson  1-0331932Marshall Chess Club ChampionshipA16 English
2. Fine vs A Simonson 1-0221932New York Marshall CC ch -33, USAA00 Uncommon Opening
3. F Reinfeld vs A Simonson  1-0331933Marshall CC ChampionshipD94 Grunfeld
4. Dake vs A Simonson  1-0321933Olympic Selection TournamentD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. A Simonson vs I A Horowitz  ½-½531933Olympic Selection TournamentD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. A Simonson vs Fine  0-1371933Olympic Selection TournamentE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
7. W Hasenfuss vs A Simonson  1-0481933Folkestone ol (Men)C14 French, Classical
8. L Abramavicius vs A Simonson  0-1371933OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. A Simonson vs Opocensky  0-1381933OlympiadD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
10. A Simonson vs Kupchik  ½-½641934Manhattan Chess Club-chD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. B Price vs A Simonson 1-0271935Western ChampionshipA52 Budapest Gambit
12. T Barron vs A Simonson  0-127193536th ACF Congress. Prelim CD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. A Simonson vs Dake 0-1361935MilwaukeeA04 Reti Opening
14. F Chevalier vs A Simonson  1-032193536th ACF Congress. Prelim CA40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. A Elo vs A Simonson  0-1371935ACF CongressC11 French
16. A Simonson vs F Chevalier  1-0571935ACF CongressA14 English
17. A Simonson vs Dake  ½-½331935ACF CongressD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Fine vs A Simonson  1-0321935MilwaukeeD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. J Belson vs A Simonson  ½-½301935ACF CongressD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. A Simonson vs W A Ruth  1-0491935ACF CongressA06 Reti Opening
21. A Simonson vs Factor  0-1311935ACF CongressC37 King's Gambit Accepted
22. A Simonson vs Kashdan  ½-½601935USA-36.Congress MastersD85 Grunfeld
23. Kashdan vs A Simonson 1-0231936US ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
24. A Simonson vs Reshevsky  ½-½661936US ChampionshipA14 English
25. Dake vs A Simonson  ½-½161936US ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
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  Phony Benoni: Does anybody know where Simonson was born?
Jun-26-06  Resignation Trap: Albert C Simonson was born in New York City on December 26, 1914. He died in San Juan, Puerto Rico on November 16, 1965.

He was a member of the victorious US Team at the Olympiad at Folkestone in 1933.

Jun-26-06  Resignation Trap: Simonson and Reshevsky were in a dead heat for the last four rounds of the 1936 US Championship. In the last round, Simonson unexpectedly lost to Factor: A Simonson vs Factor, 1936 . Seeing that Simonson was in a losing endgame, Reshevsky drew his game with Kupchik: Kupchik vs Reshevsky, 1936 . Reshevsky thus became the new US Champion and Simonson finished half a point back. At no other point in his career did Simonson have such a fine result.
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  Phony Benoni: Thanks. That makes it official--the 1933 U.S. Olympic Team (Kashdan, Marshall, Fine, Dake, Simonson) is the only one so far where all team members were born in the United States.
Jun-26-06  Resignation Trap: Here's a photo of the American team at Folkestone, along with with Mrs. Kashdan: .

Simonson (standing, middle) and Fine (standing, far right) were both only 18 years old at this event.

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  brankat: The first game by Mr. Simonson listed here took place in 1914. The same year he was born. Talking about a prodigy!!
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  OhioChessFan: LOL <brankat> I was just getting ready to point that out.
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  WannaBe: <brankat:The first game by Mr. Simonson listed here...>

That'll put the other prodigies to shame. =)

Aug-06-06  Caissanist: Awww, Chessgames deleted it. No fair!
Apr-26-12  King Death: < Phony Benoni: ...the 1933 U.S. Olympic Team (Kashdan, Marshall, Fine, Dake, Simonson) is the only one so far where all team members were born in the United States.>

And it won't be any different for a long time to come with Nakamura and Kamsky giving our Olympic hopes a boost.

Simonson was a no pushover and I bet he'd have gotten the IM title if he'd played most of his chess a few years later.

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Albert Simonson.
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