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Marvin C Palmer
Number of games in database: 39
Years covered: 1913 to 1969
Overall record: +8 -29 =2 (23.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-20-1897, died Sep-??-85, 87 years old) United States of America

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Marvin Palmer won the Iowa State Championship in 1917 at the age of 20, the Missouri State Championship in 1922, and the Michigan State Championship six times (1933, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943). He was also the 1944 Golden Knights Champion in correspondence chess.

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Jefferson vs M C Palmer  1-032 1913 Western ChampionshipC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
2. Ed. Lasker vs M C Palmer  1-025 1916 Western ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. E M Cobb vs M C Palmer 1-022 1920 21st Western ChampionshipC22 Center Game
4. N Whitaker vs M C Palmer  1-049 1922 Western ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
5. Janowski vs M C Palmer 1-030 1923 9th American Chess CongressD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. M C Palmer vs M A Schapiro  0-131 1923 9th American Chess CongressC66 Ruy Lopez
7. O Chajes vs M C Palmer  1-030 1923 9th American Chess CongressD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Marshall vs M C Palmer  1-028 1923 9th American Chess CongressC49 Four Knights
9. M C Palmer vs V Sournin  0-143 1923 9th American Chess CongressC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
10. M C Palmer vs O Tenner  1-057 1923 9th American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
11. Ed. Lasker vs M C Palmer  1-046 1923 9th American Chess CongressD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. M C Palmer vs Kupchik  0-173 1923 9th American Chess CongressB01 Scandinavian
13. M C Palmer vs A Margolis  1-021 1924 25th Western ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. N Banks vs M C Palmer  ½-½30 1924 Western ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. M C Palmer vs Carlos Torre ½-½21 1924 Western op, USAC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. M C Palmer vs H Steiner  1-032 1925 Western ChampionshipB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
17. Kupchik vs M C Palmer  0-151 1925 Western Championship (open)A33 English, Symmetrical
18. M J Maxfield vs M C Palmer  0-123 1925 Western ChampionshipC30 King's Gambit Declined
19. Factor vs M C Palmer  1-059 1925 Western ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. N Whitaker vs M C Palmer  0-136 1927 1st NCF CongressB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. Reshevsky vs M C Palmer  1-019 1927 National Chess Federation CongressD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. M C Palmer vs L Isaacs  0-147 1930 Western ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. N Whitaker vs M C Palmer  1-027 1930 Western ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
24. F Reinfeld vs M C Palmer  1-024 1932 Western ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
25. Fine vs M C Palmer  1-060 1932 Western ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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  Phony Benoni: In this picture from the 1913 Western Championship Palmer is standing, second from the right:

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