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John A Peters
Number of games in database: 207
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2344
Highest rating achieved in database: 2495

Overall record: +68 -64 =75 (51.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (48) 
    B56 B51 B82 B90 B45
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C72 C95 C92 C70 C96
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C95 C92 C96 C91 C84
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B17 B13 B18 B10 B16
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B90 B92 B93 B91 B99
 French Defense (8) 
    C05 C09 C19 C07 C02
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B30 B23 B83 B91 B80
 English, 1 c4 c5 (11) 
    A34 A30 A35
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E12 E14 E17
 English (7) 
    A15 A17 A19 A13
 Sicilian Scheveningen (7) 
    B83 B80 B81 B82
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E48 E30 E46 E53 E42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K G Shirazi vs J Peters, 1984 0-1
   J Peters vs Lombardy, 1977 1-0
   J Peters vs L Day, 1977 1-0
   J Peters vs V Zaltsman, 1979 1/2-1/2
   Bisguier vs J Peters, 1980 0-1

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

   🏆 48th American Open
   J Peters vs J Friedel (Nov-25-12) 1/2-1/2
   J Peters vs E Yanayt (Jul-29-12) 1-0
   J Peters vs J Stein (Jul-28-12) 1-0
   C Clawitter vs J Peters (Jul-28-12) 0-1
   J Peters vs V Krishnan (Jul-15-12) 1-0

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(born Feb-10-1951, 68 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]
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 207  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J A Curdo vs J Peters 1-0121968Boston tnB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. J Peters vs S Sloan  0-1231969Continental Amateur ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
3. L Day vs J Peters  ½-½201969USA Under20 Open ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
4. J Peters vs J A Curdo  0-1291970Boston OpenC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
5. J A Curdo vs J Peters 1-0421973Boston OpenC49 Four Knights
6. J A Curdo vs J Peters 1-0351973New England OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. J Davies vs J Peters  ½-½361973USA opB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. J Peters vs J A Curdo  0-1401974Boston opC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
9. J Peters vs J A Curdo 1-0401974Boston OpenC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
10. Browne vs J Peters  ½-½211975USA-ch / ZonalB83 Sicilian
11. J Peters vs K Rogoff  0-1271975USA-ch / ZonalE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
12. Reshevsky vs J Peters 1-0481975USA-ch / ZonalE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
13. J Peters vs Kavalek  1-0411975USA-ch / ZonalB83 Sicilian
14. Robert E Byrne vs J Peters  ½-½411975USA-ch / ZonalB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
15. J Peters vs Tarjan  1-0311975USA-ch / ZonalB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. Vukcevich vs J Peters  1-0231975USA-ch / ZonalB40 Sicilian
17. J Peters vs Lombardy  1-0281975USA-ch / ZonalC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. Benko vs J Peters  ½-½411975USA-ch / ZonalA35 English, Symmetrical
19. J Peters vs Bisguier  ½-½191975USA-ch / ZonalC67 Ruy Lopez
20. K Commons vs J Peters  1-0341975USA-ch / ZonalA15 English
21. J A Grefe vs J Peters  1-0401975USA-ch / ZonalA22 English
22. J Peters vs Mednis  ½-½181975USA-ch / ZonalC05 French, Tarrasch
23. E B Meyer vs J Peters 1-033197576th US OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
24. J Peters vs Seirawan ½-½47197576th US OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. L Christiansen vs J Peters  0-1441976PhoenixA17 English
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  Joshka: Heck, need to get your page going at least with a Happy Birthday!!
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  Tabanus: According to 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.

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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.

Four times winner of the American Open (1977, 1982, 1984, 1988), see 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!
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  rogermorin: Hi Jack,Happy birthday from Roger Morin in Maine
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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>.

Aug-04-15  zanzibar: He wasn't always known as Jack, here's an early reference I found:

<Curdo dominates tourney
Boston Globe (1960-1983); Jan 12, 1969; pg A_96

At the M.S.C.A. Christmas tourney, which had a healthy 52 players [...] Jackie Peters won first junior prize.>

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  Phony Benoni: I can only offer observation and experience, not documentation, so I realize this doesn't count. But John. A Peters and Jack Peters are undoubtedly the same person,

In fact, since both the FIDE player card and USCF player page give <Jack Peters>, there is probably a good case for a name change,

Aug-04-15  zanzibar: <Phony> Yes, I don't think I ever saw him other than as Jack Peters. At least, as far as chess was concerned.
Aug-05-15  zanzibar: I have to amend my statement just above.

The early press would use both John and Jack (and Jackie).

I post more later, after I give it another run-through.

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Jack Peters.
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