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Number of games in database: 149
Years covered: 1924 to 1955
Overall record: +60 -42 =45 (56.1%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
A Pinkus vs R Durkin, 1941 1-0
A Pinkus vs Konigsburg, 1934 1-0
A Pinkus vs Santasiere, 1926 1-0
W Adams vs A Pinkus, 1941 0-1
C Pilnick vs A Pinkus, 1939 0-1
A Pinkus vs Lilienthal, 1945 1/2-1/2
Lilienthal vs A Pinkus, 1945 1/2-1/2
Alekhine vs A Pinkus, 1929 0-1
G Hellman vs A Pinkus, 1939 0-1
A Pinkus vs S Baron, 1948 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
United States Championship (1940)
Ventnor City (1944)
Ventnor City (1941)
United States Championship (1942)
49th US Open (1948)
Ventnor City (1942)
United States Championship (1946)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
American Chess Bulletin 1944 by Phony Benoni
US Open 1939, New York = 40th ACF Congress by Phony Benoni
Ventnor City 1942 by Phony Benoni
Ventnor City 1941 by Phony Benoni
1944 US championship by crawfb5
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| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 152
|1. Marshall vs A Pinkus
||0-1||64||1924||Dimock theme||C54 Giuoco Piano|
|2. A Pinkus vs H Liebenstein
|| ||1-0||46||1924||New York ch Stuyvesant Chess Club||C66 Ruy Lopez|
|3. M Wilenkin vs A Pinkus
|| ||1-0||36||1924||New York ch Stuyvesant Chess Club||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|4. A Pinkus vs Kupchik
|| ||1-0||33||1924||New York-ch Rice CC||C41 Philidor Defense|
|5. A Pinkus vs Kashdan
||0-1||49||1925||Albert Hallgarten prelim-A||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|6. Santasiere vs A Pinkus
||0-1||24||1925||Dimock Theme Tournament||C54 Giuoco Piano|
|7. O W Field vs A Pinkus
|| ||1-0||50||1925||Albert Hallgarten prelim-A||C88 Ruy Lopez|
|8. A Pinkus vs F Bartha
|| ||1-0||22||1925||Albert Hallgarten prelim-A||D64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|9. A Pinkus vs Marshall
||0-1||22||1926||Dimock theme||C51 Evans Gambit|
|10. A Pinkus vs Santasiere
||1-0||30||1926||Dimock theme||B20 Sicilian|
|11. A Pinkus vs Kashdan
||0-1||33||1926||Manhattan CC-ch||D52 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|12. Kashdan vs A Pinkus
|| ||1-0||40||1927||Manhattan CC-ch||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|13. Kashdan vs A Pinkus
||1-0||39||1927||Junior Masters||C45 Scotch Game|
|14. Kupchik vs A Pinkus
||1-0||44||1928||Manhattan CC-ch||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|15. A Pinkus vs Kupchik
|| ||0-1||60||1928||Manhattan CC-ch||E17 Queen's Indian|
|16. Kashdan vs A Pinkus
|| ||½-½||43||1928||Manhattan CC-ch||D65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line|
|17. A Pinkus vs Kashdan
||1-0||36||1928||Manhattan CC-ch||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|18. Alekhine vs A Pinkus
||0-1||57||1929||Clock simul, 9b||C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack|
|19. A Pinkus vs Kashdan
|| ||0-1||71||1929||Manhattan CC-ch||C42 Petrov Defense|
|20. Kupchik vs A Pinkus
|| ||0-1||39||1930||Manhattan Chess Club-ch||C28 Vienna Game|
|21. A Pinkus vs J H Mathias
|| ||1-0||13||1933||Metropolitan Chess League||C13 French|
|22. A Pinkus vs Konigsburg
||1-0||26||1934||Metropolitan Chess League||C70 Ruy Lopez|
|23. C Pilnick vs A Pinkus
||0-1||23||1939||USA-ch prel||A03 Bird's Opening|
|24. G Hellman vs A Pinkus
|| ||0-1||40||1939||40th ACF Congress-Final||C53 Giuoco Piano|
|25. C Jaffe vs A Pinkus
|| ||0-1||31||1939||40th ACF Congress Final||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 152
|Mar-13-04|| ||sleepkid: ...the Indiana Jones of chess... |
|Apr-04-07|| ||chancho: I remember when they wrote about Albert Pinkus in Chess Life back in the 90's. He lived an interesting life it seems.|
|Apr-04-07|| ||Resignation Trap: For one thing, he was a collector of botanical specimens from South America. Here's a plant named for him, Vochysia pinkusii: http://sweetgum.nybg.org/common/ima... .|
|Apr-04-07|| ||Resignation Trap: I'd be thrilled just to have a fungus named after me!|
|Mar-20-11|| ||wordfunph: anecdotes in memory of Albert Pinkus..
In 1984, Al Pinkus died from Alzheimer's disease at Wyckoff Heights Hospital in Brooklyn. His son Larry said that the disease ground him down inexorably and that he eventually had difficulty remembering to punch his chess clock after moving.
Robert Byrne remembered watching a fascinating combat between the swashbuckling attacker Arnold Denker and defiant defender Albert Pinkus. After Arnold had got off one of his scintillating pawn sacrifices, Albert snatched it, wrote down "Show me" on his scoresheet, and got up from the table. When he returned to make his move, he was jolted to find the
reply in the margin, "Don't worry. I will!" in Denker's inimitable hand. That day he did, too.
i forgot where i lifted these stories, maybe from Chess Life or other source.
|Mar-20-11|| ||Phony Benoni: <wordfunph> That story is from Denker himself. It's from his autobiographical collection "If You Must Play Chess", describing the game Denker vs Pinkus, 1946.|
I'll put the exact quote on the game page.
|Mar-20-11|| ||Caissanist: Pinkus is the subject of an enjoyable chapter of Arnold Denker's memoir "The Bobby Fischer I Knew and Other Stories", which includes the anecdotes <wordfunph> mentions.|
|Mar-20-11|| ||wordfunph: <Phony Benoni> <Caissanist> thanks for the correction.|
|Mar-20-12|| ||brankat: Mr.Pinkus did have some good results against very strong players.|
|Mar-20-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Albert Pinkus.|
|Mar-20-16|| ||HeMateMe: started the first German consulting detective agency?|
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