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Herbert Seidman
Number of games in database: 185
Years covered: 1939 to 1974

Overall record: +65 -69 =50 (48.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B94 B71 B58 B90 B25
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C86 C78 C80 C77 C84
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B94 B90 B97 B98 B91
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C86 C84
 French Defense (8) 
    C01 C10 C14
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D72 D93 D85 D78 D90
 Sicilian (11) 
    B45 B73 B51 B77 B76
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E17 E18 E15 E14
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E44 E23 E46 E47 E24
 Alekhine's Defense (7) 
    B02 B03 B04
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Seidman vs Santasiere, 1939 1-0
   C Pilnick vs Seidman, 1954 0-1
   Seidman vs K Burger, 1954 1-0
   Seidman vs Fischer, 1957 1/2-1/2
   Seidman vs A Mengarini, 1951 1-0
   Seidman vs Reshevsky, 1960 1/2-1/2
   Berliner vs Seidman, 1957 1/2-1/2
   Seidman vs W Shipman, 1946 1-0
   Timman vs Seidman, 1974 0-1
   Seidman vs G Kramer, 1946 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   47th US Open (1946)
   56th US Open (1955)
   US Championship 1961/62 (1961)
   Third Rosenwald Trophy (1956)
   US Championship 1957/58 (1957)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1954 US Championship by crawfb5
   Ventnor City 1940 by Phony Benoni
   1951 US Championship by crawfb5
   US Championship 1959/60 by suenteus po 147
   US Championship 1961/62 by Phony Benoni

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(born Oct-17-1920, died Aug-30-1995, 74 years old) United States of America

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Herbert Seidman was a Senior Master. He was born in New York City. At his peak, he was ranked among the top ten players in the country. He played several times in the U.S. Championship.

Seidman participated in the historic USA vs USSR radio chess match in early September 1945, in which the ten leading masters of the United States played the ten leading masters of the Soviet Union. Playing on eighth board, Seidman lost both games to Viacheslav Ragozin.

Seidman won the New York State Championship in 1961 (jointly with Benko) and in 1971.

Wikipedia article: Herbert Seidman

Last updated: 2020-11-14 21:59:08

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 185  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Seidman vs Santasiere 1-0241939New YorkB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
2. S Bernstein vs Seidman  ½-½441939Marshall CC ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Yanofsky vs Seidman  0-145193940th ACF Congress. Prelim 2B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
4. Seidman vs Fine  ½-½151939ACF Congress (Prelim 2)A34 English, Symmetrical
5. Seidman vs Fine 0-1371939North American champD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
6. Seidman vs G Hellman 0-1231939ACF CongressD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
7. Seidman vs Reshevsky 0-1321939New York ch-ACFA03 Bird's Opening
8. Reshevsky vs Seidman  ½-½651940USA-chE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
9. Seidman vs W Adams  1-0351940USA-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
10. Kashdan vs Seidman  1-0241940USA-chD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
11. Seidman vs Pinkus 0-1431940USA-chC53 Giuoco Piano
12. F Reinfeld vs Seidman  ½-½291940USA-chC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. Seidman vs Kupchik  0-1241940USA-chB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
14. Fine vs Seidman 1-0371940USA-chE17 Queen's Indian
15. Seidman vs A Simonson  0-1361940USA-chC41 Philidor Defense
16. P R Geffe vs Seidman  0-1391940USA-chB72 Sicilian, Dragon
17. Seidman vs M Green  ½-½281940USA-chE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. Denker vs Seidman  1-0261940USA-chE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
19. Seidman vs S Bernstein  1-0381940USA-chB58 Sicilian
20. Shainswit vs Seidman  ½-½271940USA-chE17 Queen's Indian
21. Seidman vs G Littman 1-0461940USA-chC14 French, Classical
22. M L Hanauer vs Seidman  ½-½371940USA-chE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
23. Seidman vs D S Polland  ½-½201940USA-chC78 Ruy Lopez
24. Seidman vs J F Donovan  0-1581940Ventnor CityB72 Sicilian, Dragon
25. Seidman vs W Adams  ½-½331940Ventnor CityC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-17-08  brankat: No kibitzing here?1 Mr.Seidman deserves better.

Happy Birthday Master Seidman!

Jun-08-09  DarthStapler: Darkseidman
Aug-21-13  belgradegambit: Herb lived in Brookyln near our family and his wife Phoebe was a close friend of my mom. He had impressive billowing curly grey hair. He worked for the American Cancer Society as a statistician. He very much disliked Fischer bacause of Fischer's anti-semitic rants. Unfortunately I never got a chance to play him.
Oct-17-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

Rest In Peace Sir Herbert Seidman.

Oct-17-13  Abdel Irada: I note with approval that Seidman was a fellow appreciator of both the Grunfeld and the Alekhine. :-)

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: Herbert Seidman.
Oct-17-14  belgradegambit: Wife and I were just looking at an old videotape of our wedding and I had forgotten Herb was there. RIP Herb Seidman.
Oct-17-17  belgradegambit: RIP Herb. You are missed.
Oct-15-20  BIDMONFA: Herbert Seidman

SEIDMAN, Herbert

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