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Herbert Seidman
H Seidman 
Tartajubow On Chess II 
Number of games in database: 188
Years covered: 1939 to 1974
Overall record: +66 -72 =50 (48.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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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.

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

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 188  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Bernstein vs H Seidman  ½-½441939Marshall CC ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. H Seidman vs Santasiere 1-0241939New YorkB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
3. Yanofsky vs H Seidman  0-145193940th ACF Congress. Prelim 2B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
4. H Seidman vs Fine  ½-½151939ACF Congress (Prelim 2)A34 English, Symmetrical
5. H Seidman vs Fine 0-1371939North American champD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
6. H Seidman vs G Hellman 0-1231939ACF CongressD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
7. H Seidman vs Reshevsky 0-1321939New York ch-ACFA03 Bird's Opening
8. Reshevsky vs H Seidman  ½-½651940United States ChampionshipE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
9. H Seidman vs W Adams  1-0351940United States ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
10. Kashdan vs H Seidman  1-0241940United States ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
11. H Seidman vs A Pinkus 0-1431940United States ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
12. F Reinfeld vs H Seidman  ½-½291940United States ChampionshipC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. H Seidman vs Kupchik  0-1241940United States ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
14. Fine vs H Seidman 1-0371940United States ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
15. H Seidman vs A Simonson  0-1361940United States ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
16. P R Geffe vs H Seidman  0-1391940United States ChampionshipB72 Sicilian, Dragon
17. H Seidman vs M Green  ½-½281940United States ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. Denker vs H Seidman  1-0261940United States ChampionshipE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
19. H Seidman vs S Bernstein  1-0381940United States ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
20. Shainswit vs H Seidman  ½-½271940United States ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
21. H Seidman vs G Littman 1-0461940United States ChampionshipC14 French, Classical
22. M L Hanauer vs H Seidman  ½-½371940United States ChampionshipE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
23. H Seidman vs D S Polland  ½-½201940United States ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
24. H Seidman vs J F Donovan  0-1581940Ventnor CityB72 Sicilian, Dragon
25. L W Stephens vs H Seidman  0-1301940Ventnor CityA45 Queen's Pawn Game
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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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