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Number of games in database: 51
Years covered: 1942 to 1979
Overall record: +20 -21 =10 (49.0%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
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Last updated: 2020-10-18 09:09:32
(born Nov-07-1924, died Aug-31-2001, 76 years old) United States of America
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Raymond J. Martin was a California chess master. In 1948, he won the Santa Monica Open and the Los Angeles Chess Club Championship. In 1949, he won the Los Angeles Open and the Los Angeles County Championship. In 1950, he won the Hollywood Invitational and the 17th California State Championship in San Francisco. In 1951, he won the Santa Monica CC Championship with a perfect 9-0 score. In 1952, he won the California Rapid Transit Championship and tied for 1st in the Southern California Championship. In 1961, he won the Southern California championship. In 1969, he won the 5th American Open in Santa Monica.
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| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 51
|1. Harold W Liggett vs R Martin
||1-0||35||1942||West Virginia State Championship||C51 Evans Gambit|
|2. R Martin vs Santasiere
||½-½||56||1949||50th US Open||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|3. R Martin vs H Daly
|| ||1-0||36||1949||50th US Open||B32 Sicilian|
|4. C Capps vs R Martin
|| ||½-½||43||1951||San Francisco Pacific 1st||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|5. R Martin vs H Gross
|| ||0-1||36||1951||NorCal-SoCal||C30 King's Gambit Declined|
|6. J S Knaur vs R Martin
|| ||0-1||31||1951||52nd US Open||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|7. R Martin vs B Brice-Nash
|| ||1-0||42||1951||52nd US Open||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|8. E McCormick vs R Martin
|| ||1-0||55||1951||52nd US Open||B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation|
|9. R Potter vs R Martin
|| ||0-1||25||1951||52nd US Open||C24 Bishop's Opening|
|10. R Martin vs J F Donovan
|| ||1-0||34||1951||52nd US Open||B72 Sicilian, Dragon|
|11. R Martin vs J Gonzalez de Vega
|| ||0-1||45||1951||52nd US Open||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|12. G Eastman vs R Martin
|| ||1-0||30||1951||52nd US Open||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|13. R Martin vs A Liepnieks
|| ||1-0||65||1951||52nd US Open||B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation|
|14. R Brieger vs R Martin
|| ||½-½||22||1951||52nd US Open||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|15. R Martin vs R Vollmar
|| ||1-0||22||1951||52nd US Open||B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical|
|16. L Joyner vs R Martin
|| ||½-½||47||1952||Hollywood||A12 English with b3|
|17. R Martin vs Dake
||0-1||31||1952||Hollywood||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|18. J Cross vs R Martin
|| ||½-½||46||1952||Hollywood||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|19. R Martin vs V Pafnutieff
|| ||0-1||62||1952||Hollywood||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|20. Gligoric vs R Martin
|| ||1-0||28||1952||Hollywood||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|21. Kashdan vs R Martin
|| ||1-0||39||1952||Hollywood||D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|22. R Martin vs A Pomar Salamanca
|| ||½-½||46||1952||Hollywood||C54 Giuoco Piano|
|23. Graf-Stevenson vs R Martin
|| ||0-1||38||1952||Hollywood||D90 Grunfeld|
|24. R Martin vs H Steiner
|| ||0-1||40||1952||Hollywood||C61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense|
|25. R Cross vs R Martin
|| ||1-0||43||1954||2nd Pan-American Chess Congress||E01 Catalan, Closed|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 51
|Dec-09-14|| ||zanzibar: I'm wondering where the James came from. Doing a google search on <"Raymond James Martin" chess> leads to a paucity of results. |
In fact, the only hit is this one.
Searching for <Raymond J. Martin> does give a USCF hit with his dod:
<Raymond J. Martin - Youngstown, Ohio passed Aug. 31, 2001 at age 76. >
This player was primarily active in Los Angeles, CA. I matched him up with <Ray Martin> from LA in the <2nd PanAm Open (1954)>.
<Raymond J. Martin> can be found as #9 of <Top 10 CA by Decade> here:
with a USCF 2331 in 1953-05-20.
|Dec-09-14|| ||zanzibar: <Ray Martin> is mentioned promeniently here:|
(August 1950, Volume 3, Number 8)>
Ray Martin of Santa Monica won the title in the California State Championship in San Francisco with great ease proving once again that his victories were far from flukes, as some people suggested.
Indeed, Martin's game has improved tremendously; his knowledge of the openings and his middle game judgment show originality. His end game play still can be improved.>
|Dec-09-14|| ||zanzibar: He was more often listed as <Ray Martin>, and is given as winner of 1969 American Classics // American Open here:|
|Dec-09-14|| ||zanzibar: Here's a picture of Martin on the cover of CL&R, Volume XXV, Number 4, April 1970
holding his trophy from American Open (1969):
(Sales item - likely to go stale someday)
A more permenant, and earlier picture, is here:
I believe Martin is on the right.
|Dec-09-14|| ||zanzibar: Bill Wall has a little to say about Santa Monica 1969 Am Open:|
<I entered the 5th American Open on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1969 at the Retail Clerk's Union Auditorium on 1410 2nd Street in Santa Monica. Entry fee was $15 for me and I joined the United States Chess Federation (USCF) for $5. It was an 8 round Swiss System event. The tournament director was William Bragg. Top player was 20-year old International Master (and later Grandmaster) Walter Browne (2445). The mayor of Santa Monica welcomed the players. He played on board 1. Time control was 50 moves in 2 hours. The event was won by Ray Martin. Other players there included Kim Commons, Larry Christiansen, Tibor Weinberger, Jude Acers, Charles Henin (California State Champion), Ross Stoutenborough, Ron Gross, and Carl Pilnick. Walter Browne got knocked off by John Davidian who sacrificed his rook to get a mating position with Queen and Bishop in 29 moves. The youngest player was a 7-year old. The player on the last board was me. I played on board 101 of the 202 player event.>
Martin came out on top of Browne and Christiansen. As Curdo says, "get 'em while they're young".
|Dec-09-14|| ||zanzibar: Oh yeah, here's the ref: http://www.oocities.org/siliconvall...|
|Dec-09-14|| ||zanzibar: I find a record with dob/dod matching bio for <Raymond J Martin> here:|
It also lists Youngstown, OH as pod.
|Dec-09-14|| ||Bartacus: I played Ray Martin several times in the late 1970s in Los Angeles as I progressed from Class A player to Master. He was a strong master-strength veteran. Playing him was similar to me as playing veteran Carl Pilnik, the former East Coast master. They both had plus scores against me, deservedly so.|
ICCM Bart Gibbons
|Dec-10-14|| ||zanzibar: <Bartacus> It's always nice to hear from players who know.|
One question about Pilnik, is it a typo? Did you mean Carl Pilnick?
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