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Robert Coveyou
Number of games in database: 5
Years covered: 1960 to 1971
Overall record: +0 -5 =0 (0.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-09-1915, died Feb-20-1996, 81 years old) United States of America

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Johnston vs R Coveyou  1-0221960United StatesC23 Bishop's Opening
2. R Coveyou vs R H Steinmeyer  0-1131964crE00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. R Coveyou vs Benko  0-128196768th US OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
4. H Avram vs R Coveyou  1-043196768th US OpenA56 Benoni Defense
5. R Coveyou vs M Momic  0-1251971Tennessee OpenB06 Robatsch
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  GrahamClayton: Robert R. Coveyou (1915 - 20 Feb 1996)
American mathematician who was a health physicist with the Manhattan Project from 1943 during WW2. Afterwards, he completed an M.S. degree in Mathematics, and joined the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a research mathematician. He became a recognized expert in pseudo-random number generators. In the 1950s-60s, he was very active in the civil rights movement in Oak Ridge, dedicated to racial equality and spear-headed effort to desegregate a local high school. An excellent tournament chess player, he was Tennessee State Champion eight times.
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  Phony Benoni: From Paul Hugo Little's report on the 1937 ACF Congress in the September 1937 Chess Review:

<"Typical journalistic accuracy in the daily press caused a few smiles. One paper printed this statement: 'Other favorites to win or place high in the competition are Herman Steiner of Los Angeles and R R Coveyou of Detroit.' This came as interesting news to Coveyou. With the story of printed a photograph of Coveyou labelled 'The creases in his brow speak for themselves'. Probably the editor figured that if Coveyou's brow was wrinkled, he must be a favorite.">

Nov-28-11  technical draw: Strange that for someone who won the Tennessee State Championship 8 times there are only 3 games here. All losses!
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  whiteshark: Tennessee: The Educashun State
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Robert Coveyou.
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