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James T Sherwin
J Sherwin 
Photograph copyright © 2001 Helen Milligan of New Zealand Chess  
Number of games in database: 310
Years covered: 1950 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2246 (2244 rapid, 2227 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2408

Overall record: +112 -85 =110 (54.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (32) 
    E81 E87 E88 E95 E76
 Sicilian (21) 
    B77 B90 B32 B27 B30
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C84 C67 C63 C79 C74
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E25 E54 E53 E47 E30
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C84 C90 C98 C94 C97
 English (7) 
    A13 A17 A15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (39) 
    B90 B22 B56 B29 B40
 King's Indian (18) 
    E90 E80 E67 E72 E76
 Sicilian Najdorf (12) 
    B90 B91 B92 B94 B97
 Grunfeld (10) 
    D93 D85 D90 D98 D99
 King's Indian Attack (9) 
    A07
 French Defense (8) 
    C02 C19 C18 C05 C12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Sherwin vs Fischer, 1957 1-0
   H Rossetto vs J Sherwin, 1958 0-1
   J Meyers vs J Sherwin, 1976 0-1
   J Sherwin vs Reshevsky, 1958 1-0
   J Sherwin vs Fischer, 1959 1/2-1/2
   J Sherwin vs A Sandrin, 1951 1-0
   Lombardy vs J Sherwin, 1958 1/2-1/2
   R Weinstein vs J Sherwin, 1960 0-1
   J Sherwin vs Rossolimo, 1954 1-0
   J Sherwin vs E McCormick, 1955 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   57th US Open (1956)
   US Championship 1957/58 (1957)
   US Championship 1958/59 (1958)
   US Championship (1966)
   55th US Open (1954)
   Rosenwald 1954/55 (1954)
   US Championship 1961/62 (1961)
   52nd US Open (1951)
   56th US Open (1955)
   Portoroz Interzonal (1958)
   British Championship (2004)
   Lone Pine (1976)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   US Championship 1957/58 by suenteus po 147
   1954 US Championship by crawfb5
   US Championship 1958/59 by suenteus po 147
   US Championship 1961/62 by Phony Benoni
   US Championship 1960/61 by suenteus po 147

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JAMES T SHERWIN
(born Oct-25-1933, 86 years old) United States of America

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James Terry Sherwin, born in New York, became an International Master in 1958. In 1961, he was Chairman of the USCF Rules Committee. He was the Executive Vice President of GAF Corporation who was the American Chess Foundation (ACF) President from 1979 to 1990. He took 5th place in the 1953 World Junior Championship. He tied for 1st place with Alexander Kevitz in the 1954-55 Manhattan Chess club championship. He took 17th place in the Portoroz Interzonal (1958). Sherwin finished in 3rd place twice in US chess championships (1957-58 and 1958-59). He won the first Eastern Open Chess Championship, held in Washington DC, in 1960.

Wikipedia article: James Sherwin

Last updated: 2018-10-14 19:27:26

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 310  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A C Ludwig vs J Sherwin  1-041195051st US OpenD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
2. R Potter vs J Sherwin  0-133195152nd US OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. J Sherwin vs A Sandrin  1-024195152nd US OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
4. N Whitaker vs J Sherwin  1-028195152nd US OpenC01 French, Exchange
5. K R Smith vs J Sherwin  1-037195152nd US OpenC28 Vienna Game
6. J Sherwin vs C F Tears  1-040195152nd US OpenA34 English, Symmetrical
7. W M Byland vs J Sherwin  ½-½32195152nd US OpenC18 French, Winawer
8. J Sherwin vs L Isaacs  1-064195152nd US OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
9. W L Waters vs J Sherwin 0-137195152nd US OpenC02 French, Advance
10. J Sherwin vs E McCormick  1-019195152nd US OpenD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
11. A Sandrin vs J Sherwin 1-023195152nd US OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. J Sherwin vs Kashdan  0-143195152nd US OpenD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
13. J Sherwin vs A Mengarini  1-051195253rd US OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. I Zalys vs J Sherwin  0-150195253rd US OpenE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. J Sherwin vs H Steiner  1-095195253rd US OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. P Le Cornu vs J Sherwin  ½-½30195253rd US OpenE72 King's Indian
17. J Sherwin vs D Byrne  ½-½36195253rd US OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. C Pilnick vs J Sherwin  ½-½48195253rd US OpenD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
19. J Sherwin vs I Romanenko  ½-½21195253rd US OpenA28 English
20. Santasiere vs J Sherwin  1-030195253rd US OpenA06 Reti Opening
21. E Hearst vs J Sherwin  ½-½19195253rd US OpenC59 Two Knights
22. J Sherwin vs Larry Evans  ½-½40195253rd US OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
23. A Pomar Salamanca vs J Sherwin  1-029195253rd US OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. F Roessel vs J Sherwin  0-1401953Wch U20 qual-BE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. J Sherwin vs J Penrose  ½-½201953Wch U20 qual-BE97 King's Indian
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 310  PGN Download
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Mar-16-05  pazzed paun: <WMD> thank you for the sloan site. Wow very complicated stuff-Sam Sloan a securities lawyer involved in the case- It is a small world-Good Luck to Mr Sherwin.
Jul-25-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: So what's the verdict: is this James Sherwin or a player with his namesake?
Jul-25-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: From what's been posted previously I'm of the opinion that James T Sherwin and James Sherwin are the same player. However, my opinion doesn't make it a cast in stone fact.
Jul-25-05  aw1988: You have a chess library any club would be proud of, so what are you waiting for? :)
Oct-22-05  BobbyBishop: There's an amusing story told in Andrew Soltis' book Bobby Fischer Rediscovered. He was talking about a game he (Soltis) had played against Sherwin in which James T had finally gotten to employ a line in the Sicilian he'd been working on for several months. He claimed that he'd invested about 20 hours working out the kinks. Fischer all of a sudden appears and watches Sherwin's analysis. Here's how it appears in the book: When matters got interesting around move 17, Fischer stopped the show by asking "whadya got on this?" and moved a white piece. Sherwin had an answer but it was quickly demolished by a few quick Fischer follow-ups. This happened a move later in the game and then again. After the 4th time he'd refuted a Sherwin move, Fischer asked, "You spent 20 hours on this?" Classic Bobby...
Jan-05-08  Harvestman: James Sherwin is currently playing in the South Wales Winter Congress, on top board, aged 74.

I played him a few years ago in a local competition. He crushed me.

Jan-30-09  cruiseyleemorph: Yes and he just won a recent tournament in Golders Green in the top category ofcourse. http://www.geocities.com/adamraoof/...
Feb-08-09  spudweb: I have met him at Golders Green, he is a really nice guy.
May-02-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "He's a prototype of Deep Blue." Jimmy Sherwin on Bobby Fischer

(source: Bobby Fischer Goes to War by David Edmonds & John Eidinow)

Oct-28-10
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  GrahamClayton: 2001 photo: http://tinyurl.com/23rnf5q
Apr-16-14  Granny O Doul: Sherwin is the only player I ever played who referred to e1/e8 as "king's square" in a real-life, non-jocular way.
Apr-16-14  RookFile: Right, that's old school, from the days of Franklin K. Young, etc.
May-30-17  Nosnibor: According to the official tournament table of the 1951 U.S.Open Sherwin lost to Sandrin in the penultimate round but the db shows him winning this game.
May-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: -<Nosnibor> There were two Sandrin's playing, Angelo Sandrin and his brother Albert Sandrin,

see http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

May-30-17  Nosnibor: <Tabanus> Thanks for that.
Apr-03-18  Poisonpawns: "connor7" on ICC
Jun-23-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: I'm trying to decipher the third line in the bio and failing miserably.
Aug-05-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: ***

This player tied for first at the recent
British Championship rapid play.

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Aug-05-19  Retireborn: I recall seeing him play in a weekend swiss in Oxfordshire a few years ago.

Does he actually live in Britain now?

Aug-05-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: ***

Apparently he settled in England quite a while back.

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Aug-05-19  Retireborn: <Sally> Thanks.
Aug-06-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: ***

Lives in Bath, here is a recent picture of him with the other joint winner Andrew Lewis.

https://twitter.com/BritishChess/st...

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Aug-06-19  monopole2313: Winning tournaments at age 86. That's amazing.
Sep-07-19  polecateddy: Still going strong! Qualifying for the UK Blitz Open final with 13.5/15. Beat 2400 standard rated FM, Marcus Harvey along the way.

https://chess-results.com/tnr467057...

Sep-07-19  Granny O Doul: Marriage to the wife of Bath must keep him young.
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