Samuel Reshevsky

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Reshevsky, Samuel

 

Born Nov. 26, 1911, in Ozorków, Łódź Województwo, Poland. American chess player; international grandmaster (1950).

Reshevsky graduated from a college of business in Detroit in 1932 and was a bank employee. He won the United States national championship several times in the years 1936–70. Beginning in 1937, he was a member of US teams at chess olympiads, and in the 1940’s and 1950’s he was a contender for the title of world champion. He competed in the multiple-round tournament for the world championship (shared third and fourth places) in 1948 and in the tournament of challengers (shared second, third, and fourth places) in 1953. In 1970, Reshevsky participated as one of the world’s ten best chess players in the match USSR versus the rest of the world.

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