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John Penquite
Number of games in database: 16
Years covered: 1949 to 1996
Overall record: +5 -10 =1 (34.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-02-1935, died Feb-18-2007, 71 years old) United States of America

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John Penquite won the Iowa State Championship eight times between 1951 and 1973. Later, he became one of the strongest correspondence players in USCF history, finishing =1st in the 1990 USCF Golden Knights Championship and achieving a rating of 2939, the highest in the country, after winning 58 consecutive games. He and Martin Harrow tied for 2nd-3rd place with 7 out of 10 points at the 1953 US Junior championship at Kansas City.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Penquite vs J Belzer 1-014194950th US OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. J McCord vs J Penquite  1-021194950th US OpenC44 King's Pawn Game
3. J Penquite vs K A Anderson 1-013194950th US OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. J Penquite vs J Spence  0-12419511st Midwest OpenC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
5. H E Myers vs J Penquite 1-0321953Illinois openA07 King's Indian Attack
6. J Penquite vs I Schwartz  1-039195354th US OpenD69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,
7. H Steiner vs J Penquite  1-019195354th US OpenD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. Jose R Florido vs J Penquite  1-067195354th US OpenC13 French
9. H Meifert vs J Penquite  1-038195354th US OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
10. I Rivise vs J Penquite  1-02519542nd Pan-American Chess CongressB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
11. G Krauss vs J Penquite  ½-½201961Utah OpenD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
12. J Penquite vs W F Taber  0-1241961Utah OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
13. J Penquite vs S Hunt  1-0411961Utah OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. J Penquite vs G Krauss  1-0391961Idaho v Utah matchD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
15. J Penquite vs W F Taber  0-1441962Nevada OpenA04 Reti Opening
16. J Penquite vs C A Pote  0-1371996ASPCC corrE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
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  whiteshark: John Penquite has left the building February 18, 2007. RIP
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  GrahamClayton: =1st 1990 USCF Golden Knights open correspondence championship. Iowa State Champion 1951, 1952, 1953, 1959, 1961, 1971, 1972, 1973. He first appeared in the 1948 tournament aged 13, and finished =1st in 1951 at the age of 16. =1st in 1963 Missouri Open. Achieved a USCF correspondence rating of 2939 in 1992 after winning 58 onsecutive games. Won 6 consecutive Hawver Cups from 1999-2004 in the All Service Postal Chess Club.
Feb-18-16  TheFocus: rest in peace, John Penquite.

That 2,939 rating is nothing to sneeze at.

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