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John A Peters
Number of games in database: 202
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2356
Highest rating achieved in database: 2495
Overall record: +67 -62 =73 (51.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (47) 
    B56 B51 B90 B52 B82
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C72 C95 C92 C70 C61
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C95 C92 C91 C96 C84
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B17 B13 B18 B16 B10
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B90 B92 B91 B99 B93
 French Defense (8) 
    C05 C11 C16 C09 C19
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B22 B23 B91 B80 B85
 English, 1 c4 c5 (11) 
    A34 A30 A35
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E12 E14 E17
 Sicilian Scheveningen (8) 
    B80 B85 B83 B81 B82
 English (7) 
    A15 A17 A19 A13
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E48 E30 E34 E46 E42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Shirazi vs J Peters, 1984 0-1
   J Peters vs L Day, 1977 1-0
   J Peters vs Lombardy, 1977 1-0
   Petursson vs J Peters, 1980 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1978)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Lone Pine (1980)
   Lone Pine (1979)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1981)

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JOHN A PETERS
(born Feb-10-1951, 63 years old) United States of America

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John A Peters (now known as Jack Peters) was born in 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was awarded the IM title in 1979 and edited a chess column for the Los Angeles Times.

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 202  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Curdo vs J Peters 1-012 1968 Boston tnB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. L Day vs J Peters  ½-½20 1969 USA Under20 Open ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
3. J Peters vs J Curdo  0-129 1970 Boston OpenC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
4. J Curdo vs J Peters 1-042 1973 Boston OpenC49 Four Knights
5. J Curdo vs J Peters 1-035 1973 New England OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. J Peters vs J Curdo 1-040 1974 Boston OpenC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
7. Benko vs J Peters  ½-½41 1975 USA-chA35 English, Symmetrical
8. J Peters vs Lombardy  1-028 1975 Oberlin (USA)C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. J Peters vs Mednis  ½-½18 1975 USA-chC05 French, Tarrasch
10. J Peters vs Kavalek  1-041 1975 USA-chB83 Sicilian
11. J Peters vs Tarjan  1-031 1975 Oberlin (USA)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. J Grefe vs J Peters  1-040 1975 USA-chA22 English
13. J Peters vs K Rogoff  0-127 1975 USA-chE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
14. J Peters vs Seirawan ½-½47 1975 US OpenB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
15. Reshevsky vs J Peters 1-048 1975 U.S. ChampionshipE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
16. K Commons vs J Peters  1-034 1975 USA-chA15 English
17. Vukcevich vs J Peters  1-023 1975 USA-chB40 Sicilian
18. E Meyer vs J Peters 1-033 1975 US OpenA04 Reti Opening
19. J Peters vs Bisguier  ½-½19 1975 USA-chC67 Ruy Lopez
20. Browne vs J Peters  ½-½21 1975 US ChampionshipB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
21. R Byrne vs J Peters  ½-½41 1975 USA-chB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
22. Petrosian vs J Peters 1-050 1976 Lone PineA34 English, Symmetrical
23. J Peters vs K Rogoff  ½-½19 1976 Lone PineB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
24. Browne vs J Peters  ½-½28 1976 Lone PineE12 Queen's Indian
25. Miles vs J Peters 1-049 1976 Lone PineE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 202  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-10-08
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  Joshka: Heck, need to get your page going at least with a Happy Birthday!!
Apr-13-09
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  Tabanus: According to http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/twi... from 2001,

"The tournament brings up an interesting point about the FIDE rating list. It seems its practically impossible to get a name changed in the list. Two of the players Andranik Matikozyan (his preferred spelling) is called "Matikozian" by FIDE and Jack Peters is still listed as John A. Peters, a name he hasn't used in more than 20 years."

Today (2009) there is no John Peters in the FIDE list. The above games should be transferred to Jack Peters.

Some of the games by Peters belong to Jack Peters:

K Shirazi vs Peters, 1984 is most well known.

Apr-25-09
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  Tabanus: Peters, John (Jack) A. (1951- )

John Peters was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 10, 1951. He was champion of New England in 1971, 1974, and 1975. He was a USCF life master at the age of 22. He was Massachusetts State Champion in 1974 and 1975 (tied with John Curdo). He played in the 1975 U.S. Championship (won by Browne), tieing for 10th-13th place.He was the winner of the American Open in 1977. In 1978 he was President of the Professional Chess Association (PCA). He was awarded the International Master title in 1979. He was a games editor for Chess Horizons and is a chess columnist for the Los Angeles Times. His current Elo rating is 2419. His maximum Elo rating was 2476.

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Four times winner of the American Open (1977, 1982, 1984, 1988), see http://www.americanopen.org/aowin2..... Today a well-known columnist in LA Times.

Apr-25-09  Raisin Death Ray: Everyone just calls him Jack. I don't think even his mother calls him John!
Feb-10-10
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  rogermorin: Hi Jack,Happy birthday from Roger Morin in Maine
Jul-21-13
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  WCC Editing Project: Good evening.

Does anyone have a copy of <Chess Life, December 1994>?

If you do, would you please look on <page 40> to check this quotation from <IM Jack Peters>, who I believe is <John Peters>?:

<" Lasker had noticed signs of uncertainty in Steinitz' handling of "simplified" middlegames, without <<<Queens.>>> Recognizing the champion's superiority in managing a full army of pieces, Lasker deliberately sought early Queen exchanges. This strategy certainly worked in Philadelphia.">

We are fact checking this citation in an effort to edit Lasker-Steinitz World Championship (1894).

So we need to know if this Peters quote is actually on page 40 of <Chess Life, December 1994>.

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