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George Kramer
Number of games in database: 171
Years covered: 1944 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2267
Overall record: +64 -66 =41 (49.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C14 French, Classical (4 games)
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(born May-15-1929, 92 years old) United States of America

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George Mortimer Kramer won the 1945 New York State Championship, the 1951-52 Manhattan Chess Club Championship, and the 1964, 1967, and 1969 New Jersey State Championship. He tied for 3rd-4th in the 1948 U.S. Championship with Olaf Ulvestad, behind Herman Steiner and Isaac Kashdan. Kramer was a reserve for the U.S. team at the 1950 Olympiad, winning an individual bronze medal.

The Kramer Variation of the King's Indian Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nge2) is named after him.

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Last updated: 2021-08-30 01:56:43

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 171  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Kramer vs R Byrne  0-1421944Manhattan CC jr chD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Fine vs G Kramer  0-1291944Simul, 42bA16 English
3. J Cross vs G Kramer  0-137194647th US OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Evans vs G Kramer  ½-½41194647th US OpenE17 Queen's Indian
5. G Kramer vs T B Eckenrode  1-060194647th US OpenA05 Reti Opening
6. G Kramer vs Koltanowski ½-½27194647th US OpenD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
7. H Seidman vs G Kramer 1-027194647th US OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. G Kramer vs Berliner  ½-½44194647th US OpenD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. M Finkelstein vs G Kramer 0-122194647th US OpenB02 Alekhine's Defense
10. G Kramer vs H Gordon  0-153194647th US OpenA43 Old Benoni
11. Evans vs G Kramer  0-142194647th US OpenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
12. G Kramer vs M Aleman Dovo  1-023194647th US OpenD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. G Kramer vs K Forster  ½-½53194647th US OpenE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
14. G Kramer vs S E Almgren  1-064194647th US OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. W Adams vs G Kramer 0-19194647th US OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. G Kramer vs E Levin  ½-½31194647th US OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. Santasiere vs G Kramer 0-150194647th US OpenA06 Reti Opening
18. G Kramer vs R Byrne 0-139194647th US OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. H Gordon vs G Kramer  0-141194647th US OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
20. G Kramer vs A Rothman  1-0301946US ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
21. Reshevsky vs G Kramer  ½-½451946US ChampionshipE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
22. G Kramer vs H Steiner  0-1461946US ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. A Sandrin vs G Kramer  0-1241946US ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
24. G Kramer vs I A Horowitz 1-0371946US ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
25. Pinkus vs G Kramer  ½-½441946US ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-26-05  arifattar: 30 games and no Kramer vs Kramer.
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  Sneaky: We have George Kramer, but where is Jerry and Elaine?
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  tpstar: Seinfeld
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  Sneaky: LOL!!! K Burger vs Seinfeld, 1996, a game about nothing!
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  GrahamClayton: New York State Champion 1945. New Jersey State Champion 1964, 1967 and 1969. 1951/52 Manhattan Chess Club Champion.
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  GrahamClayton: The Kramer Variation of the King's Indian Defence is named after George Kramer:
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  HeMateMe: One Kramer, now we need to throw in one Fuzzy, one Forest and one Bob to have a great line.
Jan-30-17  zanzibar: <George Mortimer Kramer -- Kramer played in a number of US championships and was a reserve for the US team at the 1950 Olympiad, winning an individual bronze medal. >

Trophy Chess: An Account of the Lessing Rosenwald Tournament, New York, 1954-5 Evans, Larry Melvyn (1932- ) [editor]
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, 1956

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