Number of games in database: 116
Years covered: 1924 to 1955
Overall record: +50 -30 =34 (58.8%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
2 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Pinkus vs Santasiere, 1926 1-0
Pinkus vs Lilienthal, 1945 1/2-1/2
Santasiere vs Pinkus, 1946 1/2-1/2
Lilienthal vs Pinkus, 1945 1/2-1/2
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
US Open 1939, New York = 40th ACF Congress by Phony Benoni
1944 US championship by crawfb5
US Open 1950, Detroit by Phony Benoni
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(born Mar-20-1903, died Feb-04-1984) United States of America
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|Albert Sidney Pinkus was Champion of both the Manhattan (1941, 1945) and Marshall Chess Clubs, and played in the U.S. Championship five times. He became a stock broker in 1939. Younger brother of Milton Pinkus.|
Wikipedia article: Albert Pinkus
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|Mar-13-04|| ||sleepkid: ...the Indiana Jones of chess... |
|Apr-04-07|| ||chancho: I remember when they wrote about Albert Pinkus in Chess Life back in the 90's. He lived an interesting life it seems.|
|Apr-04-07|| ||Resignation Trap: For one thing, he was a collector of botanical specimens from South America. Here's a plant named for him, Vochysia pinkusii: http://sweetgum.nybg.org/common/ima... .|
|Apr-04-07|| ||Resignation Trap: I'd be thrilled just to have a fungus named after me!|
|Mar-20-11|| ||wordfunph: anecdotes in memory of Albert Pinkus..
In 1984, Al Pinkus died from Alzheimer's disease at Wyckoff Heights Hospital in Brooklyn. His son Larry said that the disease ground him down inexorably and that he eventually had difficulty remembering to punch his chess clock after moving.
Robert Byrne remembered watching a fascinating combat between the swashbuckling attacker Arnold Denker and defiant defender Albert Pinkus. After Arnold had got off one of his scintillating pawn sacrifices, Albert snatched it, wrote down "Show me" on his scoresheet, and got up from the table. When he returned to make his move, he was jolted to find the
reply in the margin, "Don't worry. I will!" in Denker's inimitable hand. That day he did, too.
i forgot where i lifted these stories, maybe from Chess Life or other source.
|Mar-20-11|| ||Phony Benoni: <wordfunph> That story is from Denker himself. It's from his autobiographical collection "If You Must Play Chess", describing the game Denker vs Pinkus, 1946.|
I'll put the exact quote on the game page.
|Mar-20-11|| ||Caissanist: Pinkus is the subject of an enjoyable chapter of Arnold Denker's memoir "The Bobby Fischer I Knew and Other Stories", which includes the anecdotes <wordfunph> mentions.|
|Mar-20-11|| ||wordfunph: <Phony Benoni> <Caissanist> thanks for the correction.|
|Mar-20-12|| ||brankat: Mr.Pinkus did have some good results against very strong players.|
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