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Edgar Thomas McCormick
Number of games in database: 136
Years covered: 1938 to 1987
Highest rating achieved in database: 2232
Overall record: +67 -60 =9 (52.6%)*
   * 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 6; games 1-25 of 136  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Marshall vs E McCormick 1-0121938Marshall CC ChampionshipA21 English
2. S Bernstein vs E McCormick  1-0401938USA-ch prel BD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. E McCormick vs M Bain  1-0391939Ventnor CityB02 Alekhine's Defense
4. Koltanowski vs E McCormick  1-0581940Simul blind 1/8C55 Two Knights Defense
5. S Bernstein vs E McCormick  1-0371940Ventnor CityD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
6. E McCormick vs Bisguier 1-025194647th US OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
7. Larry Evans vs E McCormick  1-044194647th US OpenC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. W Adams vs E McCormick 1-0191947Ventnor CityC26 Vienna
9. R Durkin vs E McCormick 1-0351948New Jersey OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
10. E McCormick vs C Barasch  ½-½40194849th US OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
11. H Steiner vs E McCormick  0-134194849th US OpenD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
12. E McCormick vs R Hayes  0-155194849th US OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
13. T Jenkins vs E McCormick  0-146194849th US OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
14. E McCormick vs A H Hobson  1-027194849th US OpenC41 Philidor Defense
15. N Whitaker vs E McCormick  1-036194849th US OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
16. E McCormick vs R C Simpson  1-026194849th US OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
17. Santasiere vs E McCormick  0-140194849th US OpenD04 Queen's Pawn Game
18. C Pilnick vs E McCormick  0-148194849th US OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. E McCormick vs O Ulvestad  ½-½40194849th US OpenC70 Ruy Lopez
20. Kashdan vs E McCormick  1-060194849th US OpenC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. E McCormick vs J M Stull 0-138194950th US OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
22. E McCormick vs L T Magee  1-025194950th US OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
23. Bisguier vs E McCormick  0-143194950th US OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
24. G Hartleb vs E McCormick  1-042194950th US OpenD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
25. G Eastman vs E McCormick  1-035195051st US OpenC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
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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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