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Saul Wachs
Number of games in database: 14
Years covered: 1949 to 1954
Overall record: +5 -6 =3 (46.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-24-1931, 88 years old) United States of America

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In 1951, Saul Philip Wachs won the US Junior Championship, held in Philadelphia.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J A Curdo vs S Wachs  1-0401949Interstate Team MatchC18 French, Winawer
2. S Wachs vs Larry Evans 0-1421954USA-chE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. J Sherwin vs S Wachs  ½-½261954USA-chE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
4. S Wachs vs M Pavey  ½-½381954USA-chD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
5. Seidman vs S Wachs  1-0511954USA-chC01 French, Exchange
6. S Wachs vs Bisguier  ½-½551954USA-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. S Wachs vs S Bernstein  1-0281954USA-chE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
8. P Brandts vs S Wachs  0-1431954USA-chE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. S Wachs vs Berliner  0-1491954USA-chA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. A Mengarini vs S Wachs  0-1331954USA-chE61 King's Indian
11. S Wachs vs Rossolimo  1-0491954USA-chE60 King's Indian Defense
12. K Burger vs S Wachs 0-1221954USA-chE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
13. S Wachs vs C Pilnick  0-1561954USA-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. E Hearst vs S Wachs 1-0281954USA-chE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
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Feb-06-11  myschkin: . . .

The Ruth Opening

".. It is interesting that what later became known as the Trompowsky opening is named by Wachs as an opening system 'associated with William Allen Ruth '. .."


(by Avital Pilpel)

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  wordfunph: Saul Wachs - 1966 Ohio Champion
Jul-27-13  GrahamClayton: For many years Wachs has been a professor of education and liturgy at Gratz College in Philadelphia:

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  perfidious: Bit surprising to see Wachs' even score in his only appearance in a US Championship, finishing just behind Rossolimo and Bernstein on +1.

Without Reshevsky in the mix and Fine retired, Rossolimo, Evans and Bisguier were apparently the favourites for the title.

Apr-24-19  GrahamClayton: The crucial moment in Wachs' victory in the 1951 US Junior Championship tournament was his 8th round win over Ross Siemms, where the following unusual position of N, R + P versus 5 P was ajudicated as a win for Wachs.

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