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John Kalish
Number of games in database: 19
Years covered: 1966 to 1979
Overall record: +2 -9 =8 (31.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-03-1937, died May-25-2001, 64 years old) United States of America

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John Peter Kalish was an International Master Correspondence (IMC) player. Kalish has won the championship of Okinawa 25 consecutive times (from 1959 to 1984). In 1976 he tied for first with Victor Palciauskas in the 2nd North American Invitational Correspondence Chess Championship (winning on tie-break). He took last place in the 10th World Chess Correspondence Championship (1978-1984). The event was won by Palciuskas. He learned chess at the age of 16.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Kalish vs E Dunphy 1-0191966Casual gameC30 King's Gambit Declined
2. A A Keske vs J Kalish  ½-½231976USCF Absolute-ch corrE07 Catalan, Closed
3. J Kalish vs A A Keske  ½-½291976USCF Absolute-ch corrC19 French, Winawer, Advance
4. J A Muhana vs J Kalish  1-045197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipC71 Ruy Lopez
5. K E Engel vs J Kalish  ½-½40197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
6. J Kalish vs H Sorensen  ½-½27197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
7. J Kalish vs J Svenningsson  ½-½25197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
8. J Kalish vs Estrin  1-041197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. J Kalish vs W Seeliger  ½-½60197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipC00 French Defense
10. J Kalish vs M Kletsel  0-130197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. M Govbinder vs J Kalish  1-053197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
12. J M Boey vs J Kalish 1-028197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
13. J Kalish vs K Maeder  ½-½70197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. R Kauranen vs J Kalish  1-038197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
15. J Kalish vs G Sanakoev  0-135197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. K B Richardson vs J Kalish 1-034197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
17. J S Morgado vs J Kalish  1-033197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
18. J Kalish vs V Palciauskas  0-132197810th Correspondence World ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
19. J Kalish vs M Suta  ½-½301979EUR corrC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
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Jul-06-15  ljfyffe: Kalish scored 3 and one half out of a possible15
in the CC Championship Final X.
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  GrahamClayton: Kalish was born in San Diego, and moved to Okinawa to be the Japanese agent for the American Fidelity Life Insurance Company. He wrote a weekly chess column in the "Okinawa Star" newspaper.
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  perfidious: Yet another player for the roster who passed on at the chessic age of 64.
May-15-21  macer75: lol... I didn't know this guy played chess before becoming governor of Ohio.
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  perfidious: The things one learns on, of all places, a website devoted to chess.
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  beatgiant: <macer75> What's even more impressive is he died before becoming governor of Ohio... in whatever bizarro world we're discussing.

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