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Kerry Lawless
Number of games in database: 29
Years covered: 1969 to 1987
Highest rating achieved in database: 2288
Overall record: +8 -11 =10 (44.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-15-1949, 72 years old) United States of America

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Kerry Hamilton Lawless was born in San Francisco, California. He learned to play when he was seven years old, but did not start to play competitively until the age of seventeen in 1966. During the next fifteen years, he organized and ran the Chabot Junior College Chess Club, the U.S.S. Enterprise Chess Club, the Captain Anchovy Chess Club, and the Klamath Court Chess Club. He also ran the San Leandro and Hayward Chess Clubs. A lot of play finally pushed his rating over 2200 in 1981. He now runs the website, ChessDryad; which specializes in the history of California chess.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 29  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Browne vs K Lawless 1-0181969San Francisco Mechanics'C78 Ruy Lopez
2. J Acers vs K Lawless  1-0401970San Francisco,Mechanics Institute,Training gameC27 Vienna Game
3. K Smith vs K Lawless 1-0221972Stamer MemorialC21 Center Game
4. K Lawless vs J Berry  0-1421973Stamer MemorialC21 Center Game
5. K Lawless vs B Noble 1-0411973BerkeleyC44 King's Pawn Game
6. B Wall vs K Lawless 0-1151973California Grand PrixC42 Petrov Defense
7. K Lawless vs D Fritzinger 0-1241974Stamer MemorialC21 Center Game
8. K Lawless vs N Maffeo  0-1131975Open /18)B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
9. L Christiansen vs K Lawless  ½-½551977Berkeley Class ChampC42 Petrov Defense
10. J Whitehead vs K Lawless  ½-½421978Mechanics Institute MarathonC42 Petrov Defense
11. K Lawless vs de Firmian  0-1241979Carroll Capps Memorial /2B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. Tarjan vs K Lawless 0-1201979SimulB08 Pirc, Classical
13. E Winslow vs K Lawless 1-0731981Lera Class ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. K Lawless vs P Biyiasas  ½-½321981April ShowersC21 Center Game
15. Silman vs K Lawless 1-0421982San Francisco Mechanics'E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
16. P Biyiasas vs K Lawless  ½-½431984LERAC42 Petrov Defense
17. K Lawless vs V Baja  0-1431984Stamer Mechanics InstituteC55 Two Knights Defense
18. K Lawless vs E Winslow 1-0441984LERAB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. I Rabinovich vs K Lawless  0-1371984Lera Brilliancy PrizeA16 English
20. G Rey vs K Lawless  0-1391985Mechanics Institute MarathonE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
21. K Lawless vs B Wall 1-0111985San JoseB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. K Lawless vs P Biyiasas  ½-½331985Oak-Mont ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
23. K Lawless vs R Koepcke  ½-½211985Lera SunnyvaleC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
24. J Eade vs K Lawless  ½-½241985BerkeleyC42 Petrov Defense
25. R Kelson vs K Lawless  ½-½691986Chess ClubC42 Petrov Defense
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  BishopBerkeley: Perhaps we should send Sheriff ElAssiouti after this guy!
Nov-21-04  DanielBryant: He's beaten at least one GM (Tarjan in a simul).
Feb-12-06  sleepkid:
Apr-09-20  wordfunph: Kerry Lawless vs Sheriff ElAssiouti must be a blockbuster.

my 1k chessbucks for Lawless.

Oct-02-21  Z truth 000000001: Mediocre quality photo here:

Chess Voice, v3 N10 (Jun-Jul 1977) p51

Feb-18-22  Whitehat1963: Trump relative, or just a close friend?
Feb-18-22  Whitehat1963: Or perhaps Trump’s financial advisor?

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