Number of games in database: 123
Years covered: 1924 to 1955
Overall record: +53 -33 =35 (58.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Pinkus vs Santasiere, 1926 1-0
Pinkus vs J Ragan, 1950 1-0
C Pilnick vs Pinkus, 1939 0-1
Pinkus vs S Baron, 1948 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
49th US Open (1948)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
US Open 1939, New York = 40th ACF Congress by Phony Benoni
US Open 1950, Detroit by Phony Benoni
1944 US championship by crawfb5
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(born Mar-20-1903, died Feb-04-1984, 80 years old) 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
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 123
|1. Marshall vs Pinkus
||0-1||64||1924||Dimock theme||C54 Giuoco Piano|
|2. Pinkus vs Kupchik
|| ||1-0||33||1924||New York-ch Rice CC||C41 Philidor Defense|
|3. Pinkus vs H Liebenstein
|| ||1-0||46||1924||New York-ch Stuyvesant CC||C66 Ruy Lopez|
|4. M Wilenkin vs Pinkus
|| ||1-0||36||1924||New York-ch Stuyvesant CC||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|5. Santasiere vs Pinkus
|| ||0-1||24||1925||Dimock Theme Tournament||C54 Giuoco Piano|
|6. Pinkus vs Santasiere
||1-0||30||1926||Dimock theme||B20 Sicilian|
|7. Pinkus vs Marshall
||0-1||22||1926||Dimock theme||C51 Evans Gambit|
|8. Kupchik vs Pinkus
||1-0||44||1928||Manhattan Chess Club-ch||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|9. Pinkus vs Kupchik
|| ||0-1||60||1928||Manhattan Chess Club-ch||E17 Queen's Indian|
|10. Pinkus vs Kashdan
||1-0||36||1928||Manhattan CC Ch||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|11. Alekhine vs Pinkus
||0-1||57||1929||Clock simul, 9b||C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack|
|12. Kupchik vs Pinkus
|| ||0-1||39||1930||Manhattan Chess Club-ch||C28 Vienna Game|
|13. Pinkus vs J H Mathias
|| ||1-0||13||1933||Metropolitan Chess League||C13 French|
|14. Pinkus vs Konigsburg
||1-0||26||1934||Casual Game||C70 Ruy Lopez|
|15. C Pilnick vs Pinkus
||0-1||23||1939||USA-ch prel||A03 Bird's Opening|
|16. G Hellman vs Pinkus
|| ||0-1||40||1939||USA-ch||C53 Giuoco Piano|
|17. C Jaffe vs Pinkus
|| ||0-1||31||1939||40th ACF Congress Final||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|18. Pinkus vs Reshevsky
||½-½||40||1939||ACF-ch||C88 Ruy Lopez|
|19. O Ulvestad vs Pinkus
|| ||0-1||38||1939||USA-ch||D52 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|20. Pinkus vs M Green
||1-0||58||1939||USA-ch||B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6|
|21. Santasiere vs Pinkus
||1-0||45||1939||New York||A04 Reti Opening|
|22. W Adams vs Pinkus
|| ||0-1||40||1939||USA-ch||B15 Caro-Kann|
|23. Pinkus vs B Blumin
|| ||1-0||42||1939||40th ACF Congress. Championship||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|24. Fine vs Pinkus
|| ||1-0||33||1939||USA-ch||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|25. Pinkus vs F Reinfeld
|| ||½-½||41||1940||USA Ch||C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd|
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 123
|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.|
|Mar-20-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Albert Pinkus.|
|Mar-20-16|| ||HeMateMe: started the first German consulting detective agency?|
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