3rd US Championship; 1940
April 27 - May 19
New York, NY

                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
 1. Reshevsky   x  1 1  1 1 1 1   1   1 1 1  13 - 3
 2. Fine         x   1 0  1  1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1  12- 3
 3. Kashdan     0  x  1 1 1    1 0 1  1 1   10- 5
 4. Pinkus      0   x 1  0    1  1  1 1 1  10 - 6
 5. Simonson     0 0 0 x 1  0 1   1 1 1 1 1 1  10 - 6
 6. Kupchik     0 1 0  0 x      1 1 1  1 1   9- 6
 7. Denker      0  0 1   x 1 0  0 1 1 1  1 1   9- 6
 8. Bernstein   0 0   1  0 x 1   0 0 1 0 1 1   7- 8
 9. Polland     0    0  1 0 x 1  1  0 1 0    7- 8
10. Reinfeld     0       0 x       1   7- 8
11. Shainswit    0 0 0   1    x     1    7- 8
12. Adams       0 0 1  0 0 0 1 0   x 0 1  1 1   7 - 9
13. Seidman      0 0 0 0 0 0 1    1 x   1 1   7 - 9
14. Green        0   0 0 0 0 1   0  x  1    6 -10
15. Hanauer     0 0 0 0 0   1 0      x  1   6 -10
16. Woliston    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1  0 0 0 0  x 1   3 -13
17. Littman     0 0  0 0 0 0 0  0  0 0  0 0 x   2 -14




  • The National Chess Federation and the Western Chess Association merged in 1939 to form the US Chess Federation. This was the first USCF run US Championship.

  • Participants Seeded in the Tournament:
    1. Reshevsky, Samuel
    2. Fine, Reuben
    3. Kashdan, Isaac
    5. Simonson, Albert C.
    6. Kupchik, Abraham
    7. Denker, Arnold
    9. Polland, David
    12. Adams, Weaver
    15. Hanauer, Milton
    16. Woliston, Philip
    17. Littman, Gustave

  • Participants that qualified from preliminary tournaments:
    4. Pinkus, Albert
    8. Bernstein, Sidney
    10. Reinfeld, Fred
    11. Shainswit, George
    13. Seidman, Herbert
    14. Green, Matthew


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