Tabanus: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 13 Nov. 1945:
<Twelve are competing in a tournament under way at the Imperial Chess and Checkers Center. The leading scores: Aaron Rothman, 4½-½; James Williams, 4-0; Karl Foster and Julius Konins, 3½-1½; <K. Vine>, 3-0.>
New York Evening Post, xx May 1946:
<<Karl Vine>, 12½-1½ won the Marshall rapid. The remaining leaders were: Paul Mann, 11; Jack W. Collins, 10½, J. Westbrock, 9½; Larry Evans, 9; Hearst and J. Hans. 8.>
New York Sun, 16 May 1946:
<Fifteen competed in the weekly speed tournament at the Marshall Chess Club yesterday, the winner being <Karl Vine>, with a score of 12½-1½. His only loss was to the runner-up, Paul Mann, and he drew also with Eliot Hearst. Mann's score was 11-3. Jack W. Collins, 10½-3½, carried off the third prize, and J. Westbrock, 9½-4½, the fourth. Other leading scores: Larry Evans, 9-5; Hearst and J. Hans, each, 8-6.>
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 28 Aug. 1947:
<Donald Byrne of Brooklyn again topped the list with a score of 14-1 in the weekly rapid transit tournameni at the Manhattan Chess Club. <K. Vine> was runner up with 12-3 and Robert Byrne third with 11½-3½. E. S. Jackson Jr. and Oscar Tenner tied at 9½-5½.>
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 22 Jan. 1953:
<Although Abe Turner, with 5½-1½, holds the lead in the championship tournament at the Manhattan Chess Club, three Brooklyn players are high up in the standing, as follows: Herbert Seidman, 4½-1½; Max Pavey, 4-1; Albert S. Pinkus, 4-2. <Karl Vine>, 3½-2½, is fifth.>
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, xx May 1953:
<Both Reshevsky and Alexander Bisno were honored guests at the farewell party at the Manhattan Chess Club, during which a knockout rapid transit tournament among 32 was held. James T. Sherwin of Columbia and George Shainswit met in the final and drew. Walter Shipman and <Karl Vine> reached the semi-finals.>
Reposted from the Bistro (post by <TheFocus>):
The power-packed teams of the Manhattan and Marshall Chess Clubs, which always face each other in the final round of the Metropolitan Chess League, clashed once more in the rooms of the defending and pereniallly successful Manhattan champions. The Marshall challengers, with a line-up that probably could have beaten any other team in the country except the Manhattans, made a close fight of it before succumbing by 6 – 7. Manhattan winners were William Lombardy, Bobby Fischer, Daniel Beninson and Walter Shipley, while full points for the Marshall Club were registered by Carl Pilnick, Saul Wachs and A. E. Santasiere. Draws (Manhattan players mentioned first) were registered as follows: Arthur Bisguier vs. Sidney Bernstein; Abe Turner vs. Herbert Seidman; I. A. Horowitz vs. James Sherwin; Dr. H. Sussman vs. John W. Collins; George Shainswit vs. T. A. Dunst; and <Karl Vine> vs. Edward Lasker.
Other teams in the League besides the "Big Two" were the Manhattan Reserves, the Marshall Raiders, who tied for third place, and the Queens Chess Club – <Chess Review, July, 1957>, pg. 196.
Bistro: <This makes me think he is the "Karl Vine" who got divorced from "Irma" in Dade (Miami) in 1946.>
It most probably is. The two had same street address in New York: 138 W 100 St. - Karl Vine on 13 Dec. 1945 and Irma Vine on 4 Feb. 1946.