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George Kramer
Number of games in database: 187
Years covered: 1944 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2267
Overall record: +69 -73 =45 (48.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-15-1929, 93 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 Championships. 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: 2022-11-11 06:34:07

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 187  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. G Kramer vs E S Jackson  1-0571944Manhattan CC-ch 1944/45C83 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. J Cross vs G Kramer  0-137194647th US OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Evans vs G Kramer  ½-½41194647th US OpenE17 Queen's Indian
6. G Kramer vs T B Eckenrode  1-060194647th US OpenA05 Reti Opening
7. G Kramer vs Koltanowski ½-½27194647th US OpenD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
8. H Seidman vs G Kramer 1-027194647th US OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. G Kramer vs H Berliner  ½-½44194647th US OpenD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. M Finkelstein vs G Kramer 0-122194647th US OpenB02 Alekhine's Defense
11. G Kramer vs H Gordon  0-153194647th US OpenA43 Old Benoni
12. G Kramer vs M Aleman Dovo  1-023194647th US OpenD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Evans vs G Kramer  0-142194647th US OpenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
14. G Kramer vs S E Almgren  1-064194647th US OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. G Kramer vs K Forster  ½-½53194647th US OpenE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
16. W Adams vs G Kramer 0-19194647th US OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. G Kramer vs E Levin  ½-½31194647th US OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Santasiere vs G Kramer 0-150194647th US OpenA06 Reti Opening
19. G Kramer vs R Byrne 0-139194647th US OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. H Gordon vs G Kramer  0-141194647th US OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
21. G Kramer vs A Rothman  1-0301946United States ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
22. Reshevsky vs G Kramer  ½-½451946United States ChampionshipE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
23. G Kramer vs H Steiner  0-1461946United States ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
24. A Sandrin vs G Kramer  0-1241946United States ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
25. G Kramer vs I A Horowitz 1-0371946United States ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
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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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