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S S Cohen
Number of games in database: 21
Years covered: 1924 to 1938
Overall record: +8 -12 =1 (40.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Samuel S. Cohen was an editor of Chess Review during the AVRO tournament.

Last updated: 2017-04-14 11:21:07

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Capablanca vs S S Cohen 1-0401924Simul, 33bA04 Reti Opening
2. Maroczy vs S S Cohen  1-0311926Manhattan CC chC42 Petrov Defense
3. S S Cohen vs Kashdan  1-0391934Manhattan CC chC42 Petrov Defense
4. S S Cohen vs S Bernstein  1-0351936ACF CongressB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
5. S S Cohen vs M Fox  0-127193637th ACF Congress. Preliminary 2B03 Alekhine's Defense
6. S S Cohen vs Kupchik  1-0311937Manhattan CC chB40 Sicilian
7. S S Cohen vs E Gordon 1-0161937ACF CongressC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. H Steiner vs S S Cohen  0-1421937ACF CongressA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. S S Cohen vs H M Woods 1-032193738th ACF Congress. Preliminary 1C41 Philidor Defense
10. H Steiner vs S S Cohen  1-042193738th ACF Congress. ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. S S Cohen vs W Grigorieff  0-157193738th ACF Congress. ChampionshipB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
12. S S Cohen vs D H Mugridge  0-160193738th ACF Congress. ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
13. E W Marchand vs S S Cohen  1-0441937ACF CongressA14 English
14. S S Cohen vs F Reinfeld  0-1441938USA-chE61 King's Indian
15. S S Cohen vs Kashdan  1-01021938USA-chC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
16. I A Horowitz vs S S Cohen  1-0331938USA-chE17 Queen's Indian
17. G N Treysman vs S S Cohen  1-0781938USA-chD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
18. A Simonson vs S S Cohen  1-0821938USA-chA13 English
19. Reshevsky vs S S Cohen  ½-½521938USA-chD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. S S Cohen vs Fine  0-1251938USA-chB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. S S Cohen vs Santasiere  1-0401938USA-chD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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  wordfunph: from Chess Review 1937..

<1937 Paul Morphy Centennial Tournament:

S.S. Cohen, fatigued from the ardors of a hard game, betook himself to a nearby restaurant where he was wont to eat. The same waitress who had served him before, approached. "What did I have for lunch yesterday?" Cohen asked musingly, "for I must watch my diet." The waitress knitted her brows, Cohen knitted his. Neither seemed to remember. Then a great light dawned on Cohen. Yesterday he had had no lunch.>


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  wordfunph: the bishop story..

<1937 Paul Morphy Centennial Tournament:

Not forgetting that the occasion was the Morphy Centennial, S.S. Cohen indulged in three successive sacrificial games. The first game brought forth a bishop sacrifice and a loss; the second a bishop sacrifice and a draw; the third a bishop sacrifice and a win. Progressive persistency!>

yayy! :)

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  Tabanus: I was hoping to find him in the school yeearbooks, but it turns out I have no access to those from New York University in Manhattan. It seems he studied there. Else, for now there too many "Samuel S Cohen" in the sources to be sure of which is which.

His name was Samuel S. though. A few sources:

"Samuel Cohen, a member of the champion team of Commercial High School, carried oft first honors in the weekly rapid …. at the Brooklyn Chess Club” (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 15 Jan 1925, p. 25) (NB. Although unlikely, this may be Stanley S. Cohen, another chess playing student at the Columbia University.)

“N. Y. University wins chess championship. New York, Dec. 03 (AP) – For the third time in successive years, New York University today won … Samuel S. Cohen of the N. Y. U. team completed the tournament with four straight match victories. His team mates were I. Horowitz, M. Pinkus and J. Fischman.” (Boston Herald, 31 Dec 1926, p. 2)

“Manhattan Chess Club … S. S. Cohen” (Prensa, New York, 2 May 1927)

“Samuel S. Cohen and George N. Treysman. a pair of New York experts, were tied for the leadership today as the championship tournament of the American Chess Federation reached he fourth round.” (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 25 Aug 1937, p. 20)

“Chicago, September 1. – David S. Polland, New York State champion, moved into second place in the masters’ section of the American Chess Federations’s title tournament by defeating Charles Jaffe … Following Steiner and Polland in the standings were: … Samuel S. Cohen, New York, 1 – 3” (Evening Star, 1 Sept 1937, p. C-1)

“The Chess Review … is a really fine magazine, the editors of which are Israel Horowitz and Samuel S. Cohen” (Plain Dealer, 2 July 1939, p. 11-B)

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