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Edgar Thomas McCormick
Number of games in database: 156
Years covered: 1938 to 1987
Highest rating achieved in database: 2232
Overall record: +73 -66 =17 (52.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-20-1914, died Mar-12-1991, 76 years old) United States of America

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He won the state of New Jersey championship in 1951 and 1972.

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 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 156  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Bernstein vs E McCormick 1-0401938USA-ch prel BD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Marshall vs E McCormick 1-0121938Marshall CC ChampionshipA21 English
3. E McCormick vs J J Leary  1-0191939Ventnor CityB58 Sicilian
4. E McCormick vs H R Morris ½-½521939Ventnor CityB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
5. H Burdge vs E McCormick  ½-½221939Ventnor CityD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. M L Hanauer vs E McCormick  ½-½311939Ventnor CityA22 English
7. E McCormick vs O Ulvestad  1-0331939Ventnor CityB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. J W Collins vs E McCormick  0-1571939Ventnor CityD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. E McCormick vs T Knorr  ½-½471939Ventnor CityC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
10. J Levin vs E McCormick  1-0261939Ventnor CityD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
11. F Reinfeld vs E McCormick  ½-½251939Ventnor CityE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
12. E McCormick vs M Bain  1-0391939Ventnor CityB02 Alekhine's Defense
13. Santasiere vs E McCormick  0-1521939Ventnor CityA28 English
14. E McCormick vs Santasiere  0-1401940Ventnor CityC55 Two Knights Defense
15. E McCormick vs H Burdge  ½-½511940Ventnor CityB32 Sicilian
16. S Bernstein vs E McCormick  1-0371940Ventnor CityD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
17. H R Morris vs E McCormick  1-0181940Ventnor CityD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. E McCormick vs J F Donovan  0-1351940Ventnor CityB50 Sicilian
19. E McCormick vs M L Hanauer  ½-½551940Ventnor CityB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
20. O Ulvestad vs E McCormick  ½-½461940Ventnor CityB15 Caro-Kann
21. Seidman vs E McCormick  1-0231940Ventnor CityC78 Ruy Lopez
22. E McCormick vs P R Geffe  1-0111940Ventnor CityC12 French, McCutcheon
23. E McCormick vs L W Stephens  1-0251940Ventnor CityC00 French Defense
24. W Adams vs E McCormick  1-0341940Ventnor CityB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. Koltanowski vs E McCormick  1-0581940Blindfold simul, 8bC55 Two Knights Defense
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  GrahamClayton: Obituary from 1991 Princeton Alumni Weekly:

EDGAR T. MCCORMICK, reigning U.S. Amateur Chess Champion, died at age 75 on March 12, 1991 in the J.F.K. Memorial Center in Edison, NJ.

Edgar had retired in 1975, after 40 years service with the Pru. During WWII he served in the U.S. Army (19415) as a special agent in cryptology for the C.I.A. At Princeton he graduated in mathematics, the same field as his father.

Ed never married, and chess was his life focus, beginning at East Orange H.S. and Princeton, where he won the Ivy Championship. After the War he competed in an average of 15 tournaments per year in the U.S. and Canada. He became a V.P. of the U.S. Chess Federation and attended more U.S. Opens than anyone37. Not only did he win as a player, but he was also a director and organizer of events, the founder of a club, "The Independents," and he took an active role in establishing chess programs in inner city areas of the Garden State.

He will be remembered among chess enthusiasts for his generosity, not just with material things such as food, money, and lodging, but for unselfishly sharing his expertise and experience in analysis sessions. Few have championed the game with as much vitality and enthusiasm.

He is survived by two nieces, Ellen Torrante and Wendy Padgett, to whom the Class extends its sympathy.

The Class of 1935

Feb-22-19  TheBish: Pretty good feat, winning the NJ state championship twice, 21 years apart!

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