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Lewis J Isaacs
Number of games in database: 64
Years covered: 1916 to 1961
Overall record: +17 -45 =2 (28.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-21-1878, died Mar-11-1967, 88 years old) Lithuania (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Lewis J Isaacs was born in 1878 in Lithuania. He passed away in Chicago Illinois, USA in 1967.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 64  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Whitaker vs L Isaacs  1-047191617th Western ChampionshipC58 Two Knights
2. L Isaacs vs J T Beckner  1-057191617th Western ChampionshipC13 French
3. L Isaacs vs Ed. Lasker  0-134191617th Western ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
4. L Isaacs vs E Friederich Schrader  1-024191617th Western ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
5. L Isaacs vs Showalter 1-042191819th Western ChampionshipC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
6. L Isaacs vs Ed. Lasker  0-149191819th Western ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. J S Morrison vs L Isaacs 1-016191819th Western ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. L Isaacs vs S Mlotkowski  0-140192425th Western ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
9. L Isaacs vs Showalter  1-0341926ChicagoC42 Petrov Defense
10. Marshall vs L Isaacs  1-0701926ChicagoD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. C Jaffe vs L Isaacs 1-0251926ChicagoC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
12. L Isaacs vs Ed. Lasker  0-1491926ChicagoC50 Giuoco Piano
13. L Isaacs vs Kashdan  0-1611926ChicagoC55 Two Knights Defense
14. Factor vs L Isaacs  1-0541926ChicagoD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. O Chajes vs L Isaacs  1-0721926ChicagoC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. L Isaacs vs N Banks 0-1421926ChicagoB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
17. L Isaacs vs Carlos Torre  0-1691926ChicagoB03 Alekhine's Defense
18. Maroczy vs L Isaacs  ½-½451926ChicagoD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. L Isaacs vs N Whitaker  0-15119271st NCF CongressC41 Philidor Defense
20. S Mlotkowski vs L Isaacs  1-04619271st NCF CongressC51 Evans Gambit
21. L Isaacs vs O Tenner  1-05719282nd NCF CongressC42 Petrov Defense
22. L Isaacs vs Kupchik 0-14519282nd NCF CongressB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
23. S Mlotkowski vs L Isaacs  1-03919282nd NCF CongressC30 King's Gambit Declined
24. M C Palmer vs L Isaacs  0-147193031st Western ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. L Isaacs vs E Michelsen  1-023193031st Western ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
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  Phony Benoni: Isaacs was the only player to participate in all the US Opens from 1950-1959. Remarkably, he began this streak at the age of 71!
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  whiteshark: <iSaacs> Kowl name 4 a chess app
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  perfidious: Andrew Sacks might well approve.
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  Phony Benoni: <Phony Benoni: Isaacs was the only player to participate in all the US Opens from 1950-1959. Remarkably, he began this streak at the age of 71!>

You are an idiot! Elliott Forry Laucks also did it. What did you do, write down his name as "E Lorry Faucks" in your records or something?

May-30-13  TheFocus: <Phony> Don't be so hard on him. He's tired, overworked, needs a vacation.
Jan-14-20  hemy: <Resignation Trap> recently advised me about Lithuanian origin of Lewis J Isaacs.

I missed this player when I made a research for the first edition of the book "Jews in Lithuania chess history" by Eugenijus Paleckis, 2015.

I received from <Resignation Trap> photo of the 1st National Chess Federation Congress 1927 players that includes Lewis J Isaacs. The photo with small improvement:

Any information about Lewis J Isaacs will be appreciated. This player may be added to 2nd edition and included in the other project.

The draft of the 2nd edition (this time with my name as coauthor) is ready, but unfortunately we are missing budget for publishing it.

Now together with Eugenijus Paleckis I'm working on the project "Chess History of Lithuania up to 21st Century".

Jan-27-20  hemy: An article "Tautvaišas won again" in Lithuanian language newspaper "Draugas", September 18, 1953, p.2

During III North America Sports Games, August 5-7, in the Columbus park Hall, Chicago, was held Illinois State chess championship. Lithuanian Tautvaišas, who recently settled in Chicago, won the tournament. 60 players participated in this event.

... Results:
1. Tautvaišas 6/7
2. Turjansky 5.5/7
3. Tums 5.5/7
4. Cohen 5.5/7
5. Isaacs 5/7

Paul Tautvaisas

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