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Samuel Reshevsky vs Samuel D Factor
Lodz (1917)
Center Game: Berger Variation (C22)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: <> This game doesn't work. I see some typos in the gamescore there. Instead of <"18.fxe4 fxe4"> there should be definitely <18.fxe6 fxe6>. Also black's 25th move should have been written as <"bxc3"> instead of <"bxc4">.
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  Honza Cervenka: Correct pgn should be:

[Event "Kodz, Poland"]
[Site "Kodz, Poland"]
[Date "1917.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Samuel Reshevsky"]
[Black "Faktor"]
[ECO "C22"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "52"]

1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Qxd4 Nc6 4.Qe3 Nf6
5.Nf3 Be7 6.Bd3 O-O 7. O-O d6 8.h3 Be6
9.c3 Qd7 10.Nd4 Ne5 11.f4 Nxd3 12.Qxd3 c5
13.Ne2 b5 14.b3 c4 15.Qc2 d5 16.f5 Bc5+
17.Nd4 Nxe4 18.fxe6 fxe6 19.Bf4 Rxf4
20.Rxf4 e5 21.Nd2 exf4 22.Nxe4 dxe4
23.Qxe4 Rd8 24.Rd1 b4 25.Qe2 bxc3
26.Qxc4+ Qd5 0-1

Jul-06-06  Resignation Trap: <Honza Cervenka and>; There are more modifications to be made. The city was "Lodz", not "Kodz". Also Faktor is the same player as Samuel D Factor . See also .
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  Calli: The article makes some interesting points 1) Yes, as <RT> says, the name was changed from Faktor to Factor when the family immigrated to Chicago. 2) His birthdate is in dispute. Usually 1892 as given here on CG, but the NYT obit gives 1883 (I think). 3) A great bit of trivia: His brother was Max Factor whose makeup revolutionized the industry.

Hooray for Hollywood!
You may be homely in your neighborhood.
Still, if you think that you can be an actor
See Mister Factor
He'd make a monkey look good!
Within a half an hour
You'll look like Tyrone Power
Hooray for Hollywood!

Mar-30-07  gambitfan:
Mar-30-07  gambitfan: A very nice sacrifice of b
Mar-30-07  gambitfan: A very nice sacrifice of ♗
Mar-09-08  wrap99: If this Factor is related to Max Factor, isn't there also a gambler/mobster in this family?
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  Phony Benoni: <wrap99> Max Factor was the brother of Samuel Factor (see Calli's post above). <John "Jake the Barber" Factor> was also a member of the family, though there seems to be some dispute as to whether he was a broter or half-brother. See Wikipedia's article at

Mar-09-08  RandomVisitor: Sammy should have tried 13.Nxe6 Qxe6 14.Nd2 with equality.
Apr-16-09  henry55: Samuel Factor's father - Daniel was a brother Max Factor.
Apr-16-09  AnalyzeThis: Looks like a good old fashioned butt whoopin'.
Sep-22-09  waustad: It would be a more impressive win if Reshevsky weren't 5 or 6 at the time.
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  thegoodanarchist: Sam is the common Factor here.

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