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George Shainswit
Number of games in database: 136
Years covered: 1936 to 1987

Overall record: +34 -41 =60 (47.4%)*
   * 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 (8) 
    D97 D70 D92 D78 D79
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    E00 A46 A40 D02
 Slav (6) 
    D12 D10 D11 D15 D18
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E67 E75 E60 E81
 Catalan (5) 
    E06 E02 E05 E09 E01
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D06 D38 D37 D30
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B10 B12 B17 B14 B15
 Orthodox Defense (8) 
    D62 D61 D54 D51 D60
 French Defense (8) 
    C11 C10 C01
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (7) 
    D29 D28 D22
 Alekhine's Defense (6) 
    B02 B03 B04
 French (6) 
    C10 C11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Stark vs Shainswit, 1943 0-1
   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
   A Di Camillo vs Shainswit, 1944 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Ventnor City (1943)
   Ventnor City (1944)
   United States Championship (1948)
   Ventnor City (1942)
   United States Championship (1940)
   Dubrovnik Olympiad (1950)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   American Chess Bulletin 1944 by Phony Benoni
   Ventnor City 1942 by Phony Benoni
   American Chess Bulletin 1943 by Phony Benoni
   Ventnor City 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. Shainswit tied for first place with Arnold Denker in the 1950 Manhattan Chess Club championship. He passed away in New York in 1997.

Last updated: 2021-08-30 01:55:57

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 136  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Shainswit vs Kashdan  0-1341936New York State-chD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. J W Collins vs Shainswit 0-1221938Metropolitan Chess LeagueD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. C Jaffe vs Shainswit  0-1451938USA Ch prel CB03 Alekhine's Defense
4. Fine vs Shainswit  1-0331938USA-chA20 English
5. Shainswit vs A Simonson  0-1411938USA-chD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Reshevsky vs Shainswit 1-0371938USA-chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Dake vs Shainswit  1-0241938USA-chD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
8. F Reinfeld vs Shainswit 0-1401938USA-chB10 Caro-Kann
9. Shainswit vs S Bernstein  1-0411938USA-chA06 Reti Opening
10. Kashdan vs Shainswit 1-0231938USA-chB03 Alekhine's Defense
11. Shainswit vs J W Collins  1-0391938ACF CongressD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Kashdan vs Shainswit 1-032193839th ACF Congress. FinalD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
13. Shainswit vs Denker  1-0361940United States ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. S Bernstein vs Shainswit  ½-½191940United States ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
15. Shainswit vs G Littman  ½-½361940United States ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
16. M L Hanauer vs Shainswit  ½-½241940United States ChampionshipA22 English
17. Shainswit vs D S Polland  ½-½461940United States ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
18. Reshevsky vs Shainswit  ½-½301940United States ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
19. Shainswit vs W Adams  ½-½171940United States ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
20. Kashdan vs Shainswit  1-0261940United States ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
21. Shainswit vs A Pinkus  0-1271940United States ChampionshipD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
22. F Reinfeld vs Shainswit  ½-½211940United States ChampionshipD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
23. Shainswit vs Kupchik  ½-½441940United States ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
24. Fine vs Shainswit  1-0371940United States ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
25. Shainswit vs H Seidman  ½-½271940United States ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
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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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