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George Shainswit
Number of games in database: 134
Years covered: 1938 to 1987

Overall record: +34 -40 =59 (47.7%)*
   * 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:
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D97 D70 D92 D78
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E81 E75 E67 E60
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    E00 A46 D02 A40
 Slav (6) 
    D12 D15 D18 D10 D11
 Catalan (5) 
    E01 E05 E02 E06 E09
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B10 B17 B12 B18 B15
 Orthodox Defense (8) 
    D62 D60 D54 D63 D51
 French Defense (8) 
    C10 C11 C01
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (7) 
    D29 D28 D22
 Alekhine's Defense (6) 
    B02 B03 B04
 French (6) 
    C11 C10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Shainswit vs D Brummer, 1965 1-0
   Shainswit vs P R Geffe, 1940 1-0
   J W Collins vs Shainswit, 1938 0-1
   Shainswit vs J Levin, 1943 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Ventnor City (1943)
   Ventnor City (1942)
   Ventnor City (1944)
   United States Championship (1948)
   Dubrovnik Olympiad (1950)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Ventnor City 1942 by Phony Benoni
   Ventnor City 1943 by Phony Benoni
   0 American Chess Bulletin 1943 by Phony Benoni

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(born Jan-03-1918, died Sep-05-1997, 79 years old) United States of America

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George Shainswit was born in New York City, New York, USA. He played in five US Championships and represented the US at the 1950 Olympiad at Dubrovnik. He tied for 1st place with Arnold Denker in the 1950 Manhattann Chess Club championship. He passed away in New York in 1997.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 134  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J W Collins vs Shainswit 0-1221938Metropolitan Chess LeagueD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. C Jaffe vs Shainswit  0-1451938USA Ch prel CB03 Alekhine's Defense
3. Fine vs Shainswit  1-0331938USA-chA20 English
4. Shainswit vs A Simonson  0-1411938USA-chD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Reshevsky vs Shainswit 1-0371938USA-chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Dake vs Shainswit  1-0241938USA-chD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
7. F Reinfeld vs Shainswit 0-1401938USA-chB10 Caro-Kann
8. Shainswit vs S Bernstein  1-0411938USA-chA06 Reti Opening
9. Kashdan vs Shainswit 1-0231938USA-chB03 Alekhine's Defense
10. Shainswit vs J W Collins  1-0391938ACF CongressD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Kashdan vs Shainswit 1-0321938ACF Congress (Final)D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
12. Shainswit vs Denker  1-0361940USA-chD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. S Bernstein vs Shainswit  ½-½191940USA-chC01 French, Exchange
14. Shainswit vs G Littman  ½-½361940USA-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. M L Hanauer vs Shainswit  ½-½241940USA-chA22 English
16. Shainswit vs D S Polland  ½-½461940USA-chE60 King's Indian Defense
17. Reshevsky vs Shainswit  ½-½301940USA-chD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
18. Shainswit vs W Adams  ½-½171940USA-chA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
19. Kashdan vs Shainswit  1-0261940USA-chD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
20. Shainswit vs Pinkus  0-1271940USA-chD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
21. F Reinfeld vs Shainswit  ½-½211940USA-chD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
22. Shainswit vs Kupchik  ½-½441940USA-chA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
23. Fine vs Shainswit  1-0371940USA-chE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
24. Shainswit vs H Seidman  ½-½271940USA-chE17 Queen's Indian
25. A Simonson vs Shainswit  ½-½481940USA-chB02 Alekhine's Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-05-06  Resignation Trap: George Shainswit was born in New York City on January 3, 1918.

He was a participant in five US Championship tournaments: 1938, 1940, 1944, 1948 and 1951.

He also represented the USA in the Dubrovnik Olympiad of 1950.

Shainswit died in New York City on September 5, 1997.

Jan-03-14  Eastfrisian: A photo of him can be found here:

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