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Frank J Yerhoff
Number of games in database: 23
Years covered: 1946 to 1962
Overall record: +8 -10 =5 (45.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-08-1918, died Apr-27-1999, 80 years old) Canada

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Frank J Yerhoff was born in Regina, Canada. He was joint Canadian Champion with Daniel Abraham Yanofsky in 1945 (tied for 1st-2nd with 10.5/12), Canadian Correspondence Champion in 1939, 1940, 1941, 1943 & 1945, & Canadian Correspondence Chess Association champion in 1938.

References: Regina Leader-Post (newspaper), (Saskatchewan chess association), (Canadian chess Federation).

 page 1 of 1; 23 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Finkelstein vs F Yerhoff 0-124194647th US OpenC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
2. F Yerhoff vs D Byrne  ½-½21194647th US OpenB07 Pirc
3. F Yerhoff vs D Hatch  1-044194647th US OpenB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
4. O Shapiro vs F Yerhoff  ½-½40194647th US OpenD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
5. F Yerhoff vs O Ulvestad  ½-½42194647th US OpenC22 Center Game
6. W Adams vs F Yerhoff  1-041194647th US OpenC26 Vienna
7. F Yerhoff vs G Hartleb  1-035194647th US OpenC22 Center Game
8. Santasiere vs F Yerhoff  0-121194647th US OpenC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
9. W Shipman vs F Yerhoff  0-173194647th US OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
10. D Byrne vs F Yerhoff  1-034194647th US OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. G Katz vs F Yerhoff  ½-½27194647th US OpenE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
12. F Yerhoff vs Kupchik  0-141194647th US OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. H Fajans vs F Yerhoff  ½-½38194647th US OpenC24 Bishop's Opening
14. F Yerhoff vs H Steiner  0-152194647th US OpenC22 Center Game
15. Seidman vs F Yerhoff 1-026194647th US OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
16. F Yerhoff vs Bisguier 0-126194647th US OpenC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
17. F Yerhoff vs O Ulvestad  1-040194647th US OpenC41 Philidor Defense
18. M Gellis vs F Yerhoff 1-0441947Australia vs Canada Radio MatchE10 Queen's Pawn Game
19. C F Millar vs F Yerhoff  0-1451951CAN-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. F Bohatirchuk vs F Yerhoff  1-0451951VancouverC77 Ruy Lopez
21. J G Sullivan vs F Yerhoff  0-1521952USA m/2C32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
22. F Yerhoff vs R K Hart 0-1211957corrC78 Ruy Lopez
23. H Crater vs F Yerhoff 1-0181962corres USAC23 Bishop's Opening
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May-08-05  aw1988: Here I am again, accompanied with another amusing anecdote.

This was played at a Vancouver Open. The game went 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5?.

I shook my head and said 'Let's see if you can really use those three pawns to your advantage'.

I lost in 13 moves.

Aug-19-05  Hidden Skillz: have u won any games?
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  brankat: Happy birthday Mr.Yerhoff!
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  Benzol: From a correspondence match in 1964

F J Yerhoff - O Sarapu :

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 d6 8.e5 dxe5 9.Qxe5 Bg7 10.Nd5 O-O 11.Nxe7+ Kh8 12.Bg5 Ng8 13.Qe2 f6 14.Nxg6+ hxg6 15.Be3 Re8 16.Rd1 Qa5+ 17.Qd2 Qxd2+ 18.Kxd2 Bg4 and Black won the ending.

Sarapu's comment - "Attack is not necessarily the best defence."

Oct-23-14  ljfyffe: "Frank Yerhoff devoured anything related to your 9th-century American wunderkind Paul Morphy that he could get his hands on. Imitating Morphy's dazzling gift for attacking the king, Yeroff in a few short years would become one of Canada's best OTB and postal champions, defeating players with ridiculous ease, as did Morphy." Zehr and MacDonald: The History of Correspondence Chess In Canada.
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  GrahamClayton: "Frank Yerhoff was one of Canada's strongest otb and cc players from the late 1930s and 1940s. Born in 1918, he learned to play at the age of 17 and entered his first chess tournament - the 1937 Sasketchewan Championship, where he finished second, but from 1938 to 1945 he placed first in this championship. He placed 4th in the 1940 Canadian otb Championship in Montreal and in 1945 tied with GM Daniel A. Yanofsky for first place in the Canadian Championship held in Saskatoon. Probably his best otb achievement was his 7th place finish in the 1946 USA Open, defeating such players as Santasiere and Weaver Adams. In CC he won the Canadian CC title 4 times: 1939, 1940, 1941 & 1945."

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