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Frank J Yerhoff
Number of games in database: 48
Years covered: 1945 to 1962
Overall record: +20 -15 =13 (55.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-08-1918, died Apr-27-1999, 80 years old) Canada

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Frank J Yerhoff was born in Regina, Canada. He won the Canadian Championship (1945) jointly with Daniel Abraham Yanofsky, was the Canadian Correspondence Champion in 1939, 1940, 1941, 1943 and 1945, and was the Canadian Correspondence Chess Association champion in 1938.

References: Regina Leader-Post (newspaper), (Saskatchewan chess association), (Canadian chess Federation).

Last updated: 2021-05-06 13:21:48

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 48  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H S Hegler vs F Yerhoff  0-1131945Canadian ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
2. J Rauch vs F Yerhoff  0-1291945Canadian ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
3. F Yerhoff vs L H Neatby  1-0351945Canadian ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. F Yerhoff vs J M Taylor  1-0311945Canadian ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
5. F Yerhoff vs W Holowach  1-0401945Canadian ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
6. Yanofsky vs F Yerhoff  ½-½331945Canadian ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
7. F Yerhoff vs A Helman  1-0291945Canadian ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
8. L M Duval vs F Yerhoff  ½-½571945Canadian ChampionshipA21 English
9. F Yerhoff vs J Belson  1-0671945Canadian ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
10. P Haley vs F Yerhoff  0-1301945Canadian ChampionshipC59 Two Knights
11. F Yerhoff vs L Hall  1-0311945Canadian ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
12. F Yerhoff vs N Divinsky  ½-½371945Canadian ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. M Finkelstein vs F Yerhoff 0-124194647th US OpenC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
14. F Yerhoff vs D Hatch  1-044194647th US OpenB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
15. F Yerhoff vs D Byrne  ½-½21194647th US OpenB07 Pirc
16. O Shapiro vs F Yerhoff  ½-½40194647th US OpenD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
17. F Yerhoff vs O Ulvestad  ½-½42194647th US OpenC22 Center Game
18. W Adams vs F Yerhoff  1-041194647th US OpenC26 Vienna
19. F Yerhoff vs G Hartleb  1-035194647th US OpenC22 Center Game
20. Santasiere vs F Yerhoff  0-121194647th US OpenC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
21. W Shipman vs F Yerhoff  0-173194647th US OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
22. D Byrne vs F Yerhoff  1-034194647th US OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
23. G Katz vs F Yerhoff  ½-½27194647th US OpenE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
24. F Yerhoff vs Kupchik  0-141194647th US OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. H Fajans vs F Yerhoff  ½-½38194647th US OpenC24 Bishop's Opening
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May-08-05  aw1988: Here I am again, accompanied with another amusing anecdote.

This was played at a Vancouver Open. The game went 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5?.

I shook my head and said 'Let's see if you can really use those three pawns to your advantage'.

I lost in 13 moves.

Aug-19-05  Hidden Skillz: have u won any games?
May-08-08  brankat: Happy birthday Mr.Yerhoff!
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  Benzol: From a correspondence match in 1964

F J Yerhoff - O Sarapu :

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 d6 8.e5 dxe5 9.Qxe5 Bg7 10.Nd5 O-O 11.Nxe7+ Kh8 12.Bg5 Ng8 13.Qe2 f6 14.Nxg6+ hxg6 15.Be3 Re8 16.Rd1 Qa5+ 17.Qd2 Qxd2+ 18.Kxd2 Bg4 and Black won the ending.

Sarapu's comment - "Attack is not necessarily the best defence."

Oct-23-14  ljfyffe: "Frank Yerhoff devoured anything related to your 9th-century American wunderkind Paul Morphy that he could get his hands on. Imitating Morphy's dazzling gift for attacking the king, Yeroff in a few short years would become one of Canada's best OTB and postal champions, defeating players with ridiculous ease, as did Morphy." Zehr and MacDonald: The History of Correspondence Chess In Canada.
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  GrahamClayton: "Frank Yerhoff was one of Canada's strongest otb and cc players from the late 1930s and 1940s. Born in 1918, he learned to play at the age of 17 and entered his first chess tournament - the 1937 Sasketchewan Championship, where he finished second, but from 1938 to 1945 he placed first in this championship. He placed 4th in the 1940 Canadian otb Championship in Montreal and in 1945 tied with GM Daniel A. Yanofsky for first place in the Canadian Championship held in Saskatoon. Probably his best otb achievement was his 7th place finish in the 1946 USA Open, defeating such players as Santasiere and Weaver Adams. In CC he won the Canadian CC title 4 times: 1939, 1940, 1941 & 1945."

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