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Aaron Rothman
Number of games in database: 23
Years covered: 1938 to 1948
Overall record: +6 -14 =3 (32.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1925, died Dec-19-1961, 36 years old) United States of America

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 page 1 of 1; 23 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Bernstein vs A Rothman  1-0371938USA-ch prel BC11 French
2. A Rothman vs J Partos 1-0491943Metropolitan Chess LeagueD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Fine vs A Rothman 1-0151944USA-chA08 King's Indian Attack
4. A Rothman vs Denker 0-1211944USA-chB50 Sicilian
5. C Delfin vs A Rothman 1-0241946NY Academy of Chess ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
6. G Kramer vs A Rothman  1-0301946US ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
7. A Rothman vs Denker  0-1371946US ChampionshipE07 Catalan, Closed
8. W Adams vs A Rothman  0-1581946US ChampionshipC14 French, Classical
9. G Drexel vs A Rothman  0-1331946US ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
10. A Rothman vs Reshevsky  0-1221946US ChampionshipD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
11. H Steiner vs A Rothman 1-0141946US ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. A Rothman vs A Sandrin  1-0351946US ChampionshipE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
13. I A Horowitz vs A Rothman  1-0281946US ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. A Rothman vs Pinkus  ½-½311946US ChampionshipC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
15. A Rothman vs A Di Camillo  ½-½491946US ChampionshipD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
16. A Rothman vs A J Fink  1-0401946US ChampionshipA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
17. O Ulvestad vs A Rothman  ½-½281946US ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
18. A Rothman vs S Kowalski  1-0371946US ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
19. S Rubinow vs A Rothman  1-0361946US ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
20. A Rothman vs J Levin  0-1231946US ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
21. Kashdan vs A Rothman  1-0291946US ChampionshipC13 French
22. A Rothman vs Santasiere  0-1451946US ChampionshipD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
23. A Rothman vs G Katz  0-1531948NYSCA ChampionshipC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
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Nov-13-11  Karpova: C.N. 4930

Joseph Platz on page 51 of 'Chess Memoirs' (Coraopolis, 1979):

<‘My opponent in the next two games [A. Rothman] was considered to be a specialist on opening play. I was present when Reuben Fine asked him: “Is it true that you know all columns of MCO by heart?” And he answered: “Yes, it is true.”’>



C.N. 7357

Page 33 of the 'New York Times', 20 December 1961:

<Aaron A. Rothman dies

Tournament Chess Player, 36, Challenged Masters

Aaron A. Rothman, a tournament chess player who had lost to Samuel Reshevsky, Isaac I. Kashdan and Reuben Fine but was known as a strong player against the masters, died yesterday at his home, 2895 Grand Concourse, the Bronx. He was 36 years old. Mr. Rothman was introduced to the game by his father, Nathan. He represented Leonia (N. J.) High School in chess and was a member of the Bronx Empire Chess Club. He was a photo-offset printer. He is survived also by his mother, Julia; a brother, Martin, and a sister, Mrs. Lester Wishnet.>


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  GrahamClayton: Did Rothman die of natural causes?

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