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Sanford Greene
Number of games in database: 4
Years covered: 1954 to 1955
Overall record: +1 -2 =1 (37.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-16-1936, 86 years old) United States of America

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Last updated: 2022-05-03 16:28:16

 page 1 of 1; 4 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Pomar Salamanca vs S Greene  1-01619542nd Pan-American Chess CongressE41 Nimzo-Indian
2. C Henderson vs S Greene  0-14619542nd Pan-American Chess CongressE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
3. B Madrid vs S Greene  1-03419542nd Pan-American Chess CongressE20 Nimzo-Indian
4. Fischer vs S Greene ½-½111955US Amateur ChB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
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  whiteshark: <How old do you have to be before you feel like a grown-up in your own head?>

--Bob Greene

Dec-08-14  zanzibar: This player is most likely <Sanford Greene> from Mt. Vernon, NY.

Perhaps his full name is <Sanford I. Greene>, a correspondent player:

A <Sanford Greene> from Mt. Vernon was a participant in the <2nd PanAm Open (1954)> in Hollywood.

Here's a corr. game from <Sanford I Greene>

< 2011 Absolute
White: Menke, John
Black: Greene, Sanford I

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 Be7 8.O-O-O O-O 9.f4 Nxd4 10.Qxd4 h6 11.h4 hxg5 12.hxg5 Ng4 13.Qd2 e5 14.g3 Be6 15.Bh3 exf4 16.gxf4 g6 17.Rdg1 Qc8 18.Bxg4 Bxg4 19.Nd5 Re8 20.f5 Bxf5 21.Nf6+ Bxf6 22.gxf6 Bxe4 23.Rh8+ Kxh8 24.Qh6+ Kg8 25.Qg7# 1-0>


It is not often you see a player as strong as Sanford Greene go down in 21 moves, but with Menke playing White, it all seems inevitable.>

Dec-08-14  zanzibar: Again, another 2011 game from <Sanford I Greene>:

< 2011 NA Master/Expert Server Championship 2011 White: Sanford Greene
Black: Robert Beavan

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 Bb7 9.e4 b4 10.Na4 c5 11.e5 Nd5 12.O-O h6 13.Bd2 Rc8 14.Qe2 Bc6 15.b3 cxd4 16.Nxd4 Bxa4 17.bxa4 Bc5 18.Nb3 Bb6 19.Ba6 Rc7 20.Qg4 g6 21.Bxb4 Nxb4 22.Qxb4 Qe7 23.Qd6 Qxd6 24.exd6 Rc6 25.Bb5 Rxd6 26.Rfd1 1-0>

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Here is some biographical data almost certain to apply to the <Sanford Greene> player in Hollywood 1954:

<The Absolute Correspondence Championship of the United States Chess Federation By Alex Dunne>

<Sanford Greene: Another new face was Greene, whose December 16, 1936, birthdate made him the oldest participant next to the ageless Brandhorst>

Dunne wrote a USCF blog page that had both of the two games I've included.

Dec-08-14  zanzibar: A young <Sanford Greene> playing in the Penn State ch in 1957

(Pitts. Press, 1957-09-03)

If born in 1957, he would have been 18 for Hollywood 1954, and 21 here. About right. If he's <Stanford I> then he's still fairly active at 75 playing ICCF chess.

The young <Sanford Greene> got around, he shows up in the <U.S. Junior Championship, Lincoln, Nebraska July 1955> as placing 8th with 5.5/10:

<8. Sanford Greene Mt. Vernon, NY 18 1950 ... 5.5>

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  Phony Benoni: If Sanford I Greene was born in 1936, he could not have defeated Weaver Adams in 1941 at the age of five. If he had, we surely would have heard about it!

Instead, this game appears to have been played by <Lawrence S Greene>. He first popped into view in 1934 (as <Lawrence Greene>) when he scored 7-0 for Columbia University at the Intercollegiate tournament in December (BDE, 12/27/1934).

He then shows up in the Manhattan CC Championships of 1940/41 and 1941/42 as <L S Greene>. He is identified as the former Columbia player in the New Yors Times of May 5, 1941.

I will snd in a correction on this one.

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