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George Shainswit
Number of games in database: 113
Years covered: 1938 to 1987

Overall record: +26 -37 =49 (45.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A46 E00 A40 D02
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E81 E60 E67 E75
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D97 D70 D78
 Catalan (5) 
    E02 E01 E06 E09 E05
 Slav (5) 
    D10 D15 D11 D18 D12
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B10 B17 B12 B15
 French Defense (7) 
    C11 C01 C10
 Orthodox Defense (6) 
    D62 D60 D63 D54
 Sicilian (6) 
    B20 B22 B29 B99 B56
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (6) 
    D29 D28 D22
 French (5) 
    C11 C10
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(born Jan-03-1918, died Sep-05-1997, 79 years old) United States of America

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George Shainswit was born in New York City, New York, USA. He played in five US Championships and represented the US at the 1950 Olympiad at Dubrovnik. He tied for 1st place with Arnold Denker in the 1950 Manhattann Chess Club championship. He passed away in New York in 1997.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 113  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Jaffe vs Shainswit  0-1451938USA Ch prel CB03 Alekhine's Defense
2. Fine vs Shainswit  1-0331938USA-chA20 English
3. Shainswit vs A Simonson  0-1411938USA-chD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Reshevsky vs Shainswit 1-0371938USA-chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Dake vs Shainswit  1-0241938USA-chD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
6. F Reinfeld vs Shainswit  0-1401938USA-chB10 Caro-Kann
7. Shainswit vs S Bernstein  1-0411938USA-chA06 Reti Opening
8. Kashdan vs Shainswit 1-0231938USA-chB03 Alekhine's Defense
9. Shainswit vs J W Collins  1-0391938ACF CongressD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Kashdan vs Shainswit 1-0321938ACF Congress (Final)D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
11. S Bernstein vs Shainswit  ½-½191940USA ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
12. Shainswit vs Denker  1-0361940USA ChD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Shainswit vs G Littman  ½-½361940USA ChA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M L Hanauer vs Shainswit  ½-½241940USA ChA22 English
15. Shainswit vs D S Polland  ½-½461940USA ChE60 King's Indian Defense
16. Reshevsky vs Shainswit  ½-½301940USA-chD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
17. Shainswit vs W Adams  ½-½171940USA ChA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
18. Kashdan vs Shainswit  1-0261940USA ChD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
19. Shainswit vs Pinkus  0-1271940USA-chD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
20. F Reinfeld vs Shainswit  ½-½211940USA ChD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
21. Shainswit vs Kupchik  ½-½441940USA ChA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
22. Fine vs Shainswit  1-0371940USA-chE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
23. Shainswit vs Seidman  ½-½271940USA ChE17 Queen's Indian
24. A Simonson vs Shainswit  ½-½481940USA ChB02 Alekhine's Defense
25. Shainswit vs P Woliston 1-0371940USA ChD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-05-06  Resignation Trap: George Shainswit was born in New York City on January 3, 1918.

He was a participant in five US Championship tournaments: 1938, 1940, 1944, 1948 and 1951.

He also represented the USA in the Dubrovnik Olympiad of 1950.

Shainswit died in New York City on September 5, 1997.

Jan-03-14  Eastfrisian: A photo of him can be found here:

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