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John A Peters
Number of games in database: 204
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2344
Highest rating achieved in database: 2495

Overall record: +67 -64 =73 (50.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (47) 
    B56 B51 B90 B52 B82
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C72 C95 C92 C70 C82
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C95 C92 C96 C84 C91
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B17 B13 B19 B10 B18
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B90 B92 B99 B91 B93
 French Defense (8) 
    C05 C09 C19 C07 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B22 B23 B91 B83 B85
 English, 1 c4 c5 (11) 
    A34 A30 A35
 Sicilian Scheveningen (8) 
    B85 B83 B80 B82 B81
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E12 E14 E17
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E26 E34 E46 E53 E48
 English (7) 
    A15 A17 A19 A13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K G Shirazi vs J Peters, 1984 0-1
   J Peters vs L Day, 1977 1-0
   J Peters vs Lombardy, 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, 67 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 204  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J A Curdo vs J Peters 1-0121968Boston tnB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. L Day vs J Peters  ½-½201969USA Under20 Open ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
3. J Peters vs S Sloan  0-1231969Continental Amateur ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
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 Peters vs J A Curdo  0-1401974Boston opC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
8. J Peters vs J A Curdo 1-0401974Boston OpenC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
9. Browne vs J Peters  ½-½211975USA-ch / ZonalB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
10. J Peters vs K Rogoff  0-1271975USA-ch / ZonalE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
11. Reshevsky vs J Peters 1-0481975USA-ch / ZonalE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
12. J Peters vs Kavalek  1-0411975USA-ch / ZonalB83 Sicilian
13. Robert E Byrne vs J Peters  ½-½411975USA-ch / ZonalB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. J Peters vs Tarjan  1-0311975USA-ch / ZonalB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. Vukcevich vs J Peters  1-0231975USA-ch / ZonalB40 Sicilian
16. J Peters vs Lombardy  1-0281975USA-ch / ZonalC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Benko vs J Peters  ½-½411975USA-ch / ZonalA35 English, Symmetrical
18. J Peters vs Bisguier  ½-½191975USA-ch / ZonalC67 Ruy Lopez
19. K Commons vs J Peters  1-0341975USA-ch / ZonalA15 English
20. J A Grefe vs J Peters  1-0401975USA-ch / ZonalA22 English
21. J Peters vs Mednis  ½-½181975USA-ch / ZonalC05 French, Tarrasch
22. E B Meyer vs J Peters 1-0331975US OpenA04 Reti Opening
23. J Peters vs Seirawan ½-½471975US OpenB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
24. L Christiansen vs J Peters  0-1441976PhoenixA17 English
25. R Snyder vs J Peters 0-1381976Phoenix (USA)B20 Sicilian
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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>.

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  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,

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  zanzibar: <Phony> Yes, I don't think I ever saw him other than as Jack Peters. At least, as far as chess was concerned.
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  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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