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Herbert Avram
Number of games in database: 48
Years covered: 1940 to 1968
Overall record: +23 -21 =4 (52.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-24-1913, died Jan-15-2006, 92 years old) United States of America

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Herbert Avram won the Virginia State Championship in 1952, 1953, and 1954. He was the Maryland State champion in 1955 and 1979. In 1969, he won the Capital City Open.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 48  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Denker vs H Avram 1-0191940Manhattan Chess Club ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
2. Koltanowski vs H Avram 1-0371946SimulB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
3. W Kendall vs H Avram  0-125194748th US OpenA22 English
4. S Van Gelder vs H Avram  1-046195657th US OpenA15 English
5. J Rinaldo vs H Avram 0-122195657th US OpenC44 King's Pawn Game
6. D Kerr vs H Avram  ½-½41195657th US OpenE15 Queen's Indian
7. H Avram vs P Brandts  1-037195657th US OpenA91 Dutch Defense
8. Popovych vs H Avram  1-032195657th US OpenC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
9. H Avram vs J A Hudson  ½-½27195657th US OpenE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
10. J Camarena vs H Avram  0-142195657th US OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. H Avram vs E McCormick  0-155195657th US OpenD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
12. G Hartleb vs H Avram  1-039195657th US OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
13. H Avram vs J Araiza Munoz  0-135195657th US OpenA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
14. H Avram vs Fischer 1-0431957West Orange openE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
15. G A Koelsche vs H Avram  0-150195859th US OpenA04 Reti Opening
16. Santasiere vs H Avram  0-137195859th US OpenA04 Reti Opening
17. A Di Camillo vs H Avram  1-054195859th US OpenC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
18. H Avram vs Bruno Schmidt  1-049195859th US OpenE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
19. H Avram vs R H Steinmeyer  0-158195859th US OpenE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. H Avram vs M Rogan  1-044195859th US OpenD95 Grunfeld
21. Robert E Byrne vs H Avram  1-037195859th US OpenE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
22. E Macskasy vs H Avram  0-151195859th US OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
23. H Avram vs E Cobo Arteaga 0-139195859th US OpenE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
24. J F Donovan vs H Avram  ½-½47196061st US OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. H Avram vs George Baylor  1-020196061st US OpenE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
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  GrahamClayton: Herbert Mois Avram:

His wife, Henriette D Abram, was a noted librarian:

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  Phony Benoni: To be exact, <Henriette D Avram> was not a librarian, but a computer programmer. She worked closely with the Library of Congress to devise a standard for encoding the information found in a library catalog into a computer-usable form. Her basic ideas continue to be a worldwide standard after more than forty years, though many of the details continue to evolve.
Jun-24-13  jerseybob: I played Avram as black in a Leningrad in Round 3 of the 1970 Capital City Open in D.C. After various ups and downs we reached an ending with black up two pawns, but the wily vet slipped out with a draw.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Herbert Avram!!

Nice win over Baby Fischer!!

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