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George Francis Kane
Number of games in database: 17
Years covered: 1972 to 1980
Last FIDE rating: 2242
Highest rating achieved in database: 2300
Overall record: +1 -12 =4 (17.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-11-1948, 71 years old) United States of America

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 page 1 of 1; 17 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Lobigas vs G F Kane  1-0341972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8B68 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7
2. Eigil Pedersen vs G F Kane  1-0301972Chess Olympiad Final-AB25 Sicilian, Closed
3. J Dueball vs G F Kane  1-0381972Chess Olympiad Final-AC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
4. Kavalek vs G F Kane  1-0451973US ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
5. G F Kane vs J A Grefe  ½-½401973US ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
6. Larry Evans vs G F Kane  1-0401973US ChampionshipA79 Benoni, Classical, 11.f3
7. G F Kane vs Benko  0-1261973US ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
8. A Karklins vs G F Kane  1-0711973US ChampionshipC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
9. G F Kane vs L C Gilden  ½-½231973US ChampionshipE81 King's Indian, Samisch
10. Bisguier vs G F Kane 1-0211973US ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
11. G F Kane vs Mednis  0-1481973US ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
12. W Martz vs G F Kane  ½-½161973US ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
13. G F Kane vs Browne  0-1531973US ChampionshipA59 Benko Gambit
14. D Byrne vs G F Kane 0-1391973US ChampionshipA36 English
15. G F Kane vs Tarjan ½-½151973US ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
16. J Tamargo vs G F Kane 1-0291976Marshall Chess Club ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. G F Kane vs Martin L Sullivan  0-1501980Bagby MemorialA79 Benoni, Classical, 11.f3
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May-30-08  Xeroxx: Ciudadano Kane
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  whiteshark: Curious George
Jun-28-12  Whitehat1963: Grandson of Charles Foster Kane and his wife, Sugar Kane.
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  GrahamClayton: Kane was the second US reserve player at the 1972 Chess Olympiad, based on being one of the top 10 rated players in the US in 1972. Kane won the Marshall Chess Club Championship by a huge score, when bonus and feedback rating points were in effect at that time. This enabled Kane to gain more than 300 rating points from that one tournament, leading to his Top 10 rating.
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  perfidious: <Graham> Funny you should mention that: Robert James Fischer.
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  wwall: George Kane wrote <Chess and Children> and <What's the Next Move> in 1974, published by Scribners. They were the first two chess books employing algebraic notation issued by a major American book publisher. Algebraic notation was a simpler way to teach chess notation to children. Luckily, it caught on for us adults.
Aug-14-18  wtpy: Wwall I lost all my chess books right after I graduated college, somehow those boxes just didn't make it through the move. But been playing some lately on LICS, rating is back up to 2100 in ten minute games, and a buddy was cleaning out book-shelves and gave me an Edward Lasker in descriptive notation, which is what I started out on as a junior in 1971. Algebraic is better.
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