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Richard William Verber
Number of games in database: 16
Years covered: 1963 to 1988
Overall record: +10 -3 =3 (71.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-03-1944, died Dec-10-2001, 57 years old) United States of America

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Richard William Verber was born on June 3, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio. After moving to Chicago, he became a National Master in 1961, and a Senior Master in 1971. He won the 1962 Chicago Open and 1966 North Central Open, and tied for first in the 1970 Illinois Open. He represented the United States at the World Student Team Championships in 1967, 1969, and 1970. In the 1970 event in Haifa, Israel, his 5-1 score won the gold medal on fourth board, and helped the U.S. win the Championship. In 1974 and 1975, he declined invitations to play in the U.S. Closed Championship.

Verber was also a National Tournament Director, and organized many important events in Chicago, including multiple U.S. Opens, U.S. Championships, international title tournaments, and simultaneous exhibitions by the world's leading players. He died on December 10, 2001 from complications associated with diabetes.

Last updated: 2016-12-30 01:38:15

 page 1 of 1; 16 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Verber vs J Warren  1-0241963Illinois OpenB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
2. R Verber vs P Tautvaisas  0-1301963Illinois openC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
3. R Verber vs J Foster  1-029196364th US OpenC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
4. R Verber vs J Kaltenecker  1-039196667th US OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
5. R Verber vs R Herstein  1-042196667th US OpenC17 French, Winawer, Advance
6. S Sloan vs R Verber  ½-½23196667th US OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. R Verber vs G A Clark  1-046196667th US OpenB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
8. R Verber vs L Jackson  ½-½53196667th US OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. R Verber vs T Saidi  1-039196667th US OpenC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. A Spiller vs R Verber  0-130196667th US OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
11. R Verber vs Lombardy 1-049196667th US OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. R Verber vs R Byrne  0-126196667th US OpenB56 Sicilian
13. J Witeczek vs R Verber  1-0461967Buckeye OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. R Verber vs Tukmakov ½-½681967WchT U26 14thB83 Sicilian
15. A Karklins vs R Verber 0-1421970Illinois OpenB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. E Schiller vs R Verber  0-1391988Chicago Action Ch IIB06 Robatsch
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  GrahamClayton: Obituary notice and biography:

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  FSR: A touching tribute to Verber by former USCF President Tim Redman:

Verber was an extremely strong player, who Redman says twice turned down invitations to the U.S. (Closed) Championship. It's sad that ChessGames has only three games of his. They have 12 of mine, and Verber was close to 300 points stronger than I am.

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  wordfunph: pic of master Verber (extreme left) from chessbase..

RIP Master Verber.

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  FSR: The three articles on Verber by Tim Redman are now at Well worth reading.
Dec-30-16  zanzibar: Can some biographer change his cause of death to more accurately reflect the actuality:

<complications from diabetes>

The current cause is but one factor, and isn't really as informative as the more accurate statement given above.

(His Chicago Tribune obituary)

Dec-30-16  zanzibar: Thank you.
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  perfidious: <zed> De nada.

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