5th US Championship; 1944
April 15 - May 7
New York, NY

                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
 1. Denker      x 1 1  1   1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1  15- 1
 2. Fine        0 x  1  1 1 1 1 1 1 1  1 1 1 1 1  14- 2
 3. Horowitz    0  x 0  1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1  14 - 3
 4. Steiner      0 1 x   1 1 1 1  1 1 1 1 1 1 1  14 - 3
 5. Pinkus      0    x  1 1 1  1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1  13- 3
 6. Shainswit    0 0   x 1  0 1   1 1 1  1 1  10- 6
 7. Altman       0 0 0 0 0 x  0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1   9 - 8
 8. Adams       0 0 0 0 0   x 1 0 1 1  0 1  1 1   8 - 9
 9. Almgren     0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 x 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1   8 - 9
10. DiCamillo   0 0 0 0  0 0 1 1 x    0 0 1 1 1   7 -10
11. Weinstock   0 0 0  0  1 0 1  x 0 0  1 0 1 1   7 -10
12. Isaacs      0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0  1 x 1  0 1 1 1   6-10
13. Neidich     0  0 0 0 0 0  1  1 0 x 0 1 1     6-10
14. Rothman     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   1 x 1  0 1   6-10
15. Stromberg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 x 1 1 1   5 -12
16. Chernev     0 0 0 0 0  0  0 0 1 0 0  0 x 1 1   4-12
17. Gladstone   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  1 0 0 x 1   2-14
18. Persinger   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 x    -16

  • Denker's +14 score (matched by Reshevsky in 1946) is the largest winning score in US Championship history.

  • The tournament was held at the Park Central Hotel in New York.

  • The seeded players in this tournament were Adams, Denker, DiCamillo, Fine, Horowitz, Isaacs, Pinkus, Shainswit and Steiner. The other nine qualified from preliminary events.

  • Adams, DiCamillo and Shainswit took the places of Reshevsky, Kashdan and Santasiere. Reshevsky refused his invitation because he was taking CPA examinations the same month. Kashdan dropped out at the last minute on doctor's orders. Santasiere was unable to obtain a vacation from his teaching job. Fine's participation was uncertain until the last minute, when he obtained a 3 weeks leave from his government job.

  • Reshevsky attended several sessions of the tournament as a spectator, and was photographed examining the wallboards in Round 12.

  • The Contestants:
    Weaver Adams (Boston, MA)
    Sven Almgren (Brooklyn, NY)
    Benjamin Altman (Flushing, NY)
    Irving Chernev (Brooklyn, NY)
    Arnold S. Denker (Forest Hills, NY)
    Attillio DiCamillo (Philadelphia, PA)
    Reuben Fine (Washington, DC)
    David Gladstone (Queens, NY)
    I.A. Horowitz (New York, NY)
    Lewis J. Isaacs (Chicago, IL)
    Leon Neidich (Elizabeth, NJ)
    Louis J. Persinger (New York, NY)
    Albert S. Pinkus (Brooklyn, NY)
    Aaron A. Rothman (Bronx, NY)
    George Shainswit (Bronx, NY)
    Herman Steiner (Hollywood, CA)
    Bernard Stromberg (New York, NY)
    Sol Weinstock (Queens, NY)

  • ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS
                                  ROUND
                    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
     1. Denker      1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1  1 1 1 1 1    15- 1
     2. Fine         1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1  1   14- 2
     3. Horowitz    1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1  1 1  1 1  14 - 3
     4. Steiner     1  1  1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1  1 1  1  14 - 3
     5. Pinkus        1 1 1 1  1 1 1 1  0  1 1 1  13- 3
     6. Shainswit   0 1 1 0  0  1 1  1   1  1   10- 6
     7. Altman      1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0  0 0 1 1    9 - 8
     8. Adams        0 0 1  1 0 0 1  0  1 1 1 0 0   8 - 9
     9. Almgren     0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0   8 - 9
    10. DiCamillo   1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0  0  0   0 1   7 -10
    11. Weinstock   0 1 0  1 0 1 0 0  0 0 0 1  1    7 -10
    12. Isaacs      1  0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0  1 0 0 0    6-10
    13. Neidich      1 0  0 0  1 0 0 1 1 0 0  0    6-10
    14. Rothman     1  0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1  0 0    6-10
    15. Stromberg   0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   5 -12
    16. Chernev     0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  0  1  0 1 0   4-12
    17. Gladstone   0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   2-14
    18. Persinger   0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    -16
    
    ROUND 1 - April 15th, 1944
    - Fine - Pinkus
    - Adams - Neidich
    0-1 Almgren - DiCamillo
    0-1 Shainswit - Horowitz
    0-1 Gladstone - Isaacs
    1-0 Rothman - Stromberg
    1-0 Denker - Weinstock
    0-1 Persinger - Altman
    0-1 Chernev - Steiner
    
    
    ROUND 2 - April 16th, 1944
    - Pinkus - Steiner
    1-0 Altman - Chernev
    1-0 Weinstock - Persinger
    0-1 Stromberg - Denker
    - Isaacs - Rothman
    1-0 Horowitz - Gladstone
    0-1 DiCamillo - Shainswit
    1-0 Neidich - Almgren
    1-0 Fine - Adams
    
    
    ROUND 3 - April 17th, 1944
    0-1 Adams - Pinkus
    0-1 Almgren - Fine
    1-0 Shainswit - Neidich
    0-1 Gladstone - DiCamillo
    0-1 Rothman - Horowitz
    1-0 Denker - Isaacs
    0-1 Persinger - Stromberg
    1-0 Chernev - Weinstock
    1-0 Steiner - Altman
    
    
    ROUND 4 - April 18th, 1944, 7 P.M.
    1-0 Pinkus - Altman
    1-0 Stromberg - Chernev
    0-1 Horowitz - Denker
    - Neidich - Gladstone
    1-0 Adams - Almgren
    - Weinstock - Steiner
    1-0 Isaacs - Persinger
    0-1 DiCamillo - Rothman
    1-0 Fine - Shainswit
    
    
    ROUND 5 - April 20th, 1944, 7 P.M.
    0-1 Almgren - Pinkus
    0-1 Gladstone - Fine
    1-0 Denker - DiCamillo
    0-1 Chernev - Isaacs
    0-1 Altman - Weinstock
    - Shainswit - Adams
    1-0 Rothman - Neidich
    0-1 Persinger - Horowitz
    1-0 Steiner - Stromberg
    
    ROUND 6 - April 21st, 1944, 7 P.M.
    1-0 Pinkus - Weinstock
    0-1 Isaacs - Steiner
    1-0 DiCamillo - Persinger
    1-0 Fine - Rothman
    1-0 Almgren - Shainswit
    0-1 Stromberg - Altman
    1-0 Horowitz - Chernev
    0-1 Neidich - Denker
    1-0 Adams - Gladstone
    
    
    ROUND 7 - April 22nd, 1944, 2 P.M.
    - Shainswit - Pinkus
    1-0 Rothman - Adams
    - Persinger - Neidich
    1-0 Steiner - Horowitz
    1-0 Weinstock - Stromberg
    0-1 Gladstone - Almgren
    1-0 Denker - Fine
    0-1 Chernev - DiCamillo
    1-0 Altman - Isaacs
    
    
    ROUND 8 - April 23rd, 1944, 2 P.M.
    1-0 Pinkus - Stromberg
    1-0 Horowitz - Altman
    1-0 Neidich - Chernev
    0-1 Adams - Denker
    1-0 Shainswit - Gladstone
    1-0 Isaacs - Weinstock
    0-1 DiCamillo - Steiner
    1-0 Fine - Persinger
    1-0 Almgren - Rothman
    
    
    ROUND 9 - April 25th, 1944, 7 P.M.
    0-1 Gladstone - Pinkus
    1-0 Denker - Almgren
    0-1 Chernev - Fine
    1-0 Altman - DiCamillo
    1-0 Stromberg - Isaacs
    0-1 Rothman - Shainswit
    0-1 Persinger - Adams
    1-0 Steiner - Neidich
    0-1 Weinstock - Horowitz
    
    ROUND 10 - April 27th, 1944, 7 P.M.
    1-0 Pinkus - Isaacs
    - DiCamillo - Weinstock
    1-0 Fine - Steiner
    1-0 Almgren - Persinger
    1-0 Gladstone - Rothman
    1-0 Horowitz - Stromberg
    0-1 Neidich - Altman
    - Adams - Chernev
    - Shainswit - Denker
    
    
    ROUND 11 - April 29th, 1944, 2 P.M.
    0-1 Rothman - Pinkus
    0-1 Persinger - Shainswit
    1-0 Steiner - Adams
    0-1 Weinstock - Neidich
    0-1 Isaacs - Horowitz
    1-0 Denker - Gladstone
    0-1 Chernev - Almgren
    0-1 Altman - Fine
    1-0 Stromberg - DiCamillo
    
    
    ROUND 12 - April 30th, 1944, 2 P.M.
    - Pinkus - Horowitz
    1-0 Neidich - Stromberg
    - Adams - Altman
    - Shainswit - Chernev
    0-1 Rothman - Denker
    - DiCamillo - Isaacs
    1-0 Fine - Weinstock
    0-1 Almgren - Steiner
    1-0 Gladstone - Persinger
    
    
    ROUND 13 - May 1st, 1944, 7 P.M.
    1-0 Denker - Pinkus
    1-0 Chernev - Gladstone
    0-1 Altman - Almgren
    0-1 Stromberg - Fine
    1-0 Horowitz - DiCamillo
    0-1 Persinger - Rothman
    - Steiner - Shainswit
    0-1 Weinstock - Adams
    1-0 Isaacs - Neidich
    
                 
    ROUND 14 - May 3rd, 1944, 7 P.M.
    - Pinkus - DiCamillo
    1-0 Fine - Isaacs
    0-1 Almgren - Weinstock
    0-1 Gladstone - Steiner
    1-0 Denker - Persinger
    0-1 Neidich - Horowitz
    1-0 Adams - Stromberg
    1-0 Shainswit - Altman
    - Rothman - Chernev
    
    
    ROUND 15 - May 4th, 1944, 7 P.M.
    0-1 Persinger - Pinkus
    1-0 Steiner - Rothman
    - Weinstock - Shainswit
    0-1 Isaacs - Adams
    - DiCamillo - Neidich
    0-1 Chernev - Denker
    1-0 Altman - Gladstone
    0-1 Stromberg - Almgren
    - Horowitz - Fine
    
    ROUND 16 - May 6th, 1944, 2 P.M.
    1-0 Pinkus - Neidich
    0-1 Adams - Horowitz
    1-0 Shainswit - Stromberg
    0-1 Rothman - Altman
    0-1 Persinger - Chernev
    1-0 Fine - DiCamillo
    1-0 Almgren - Isaacs
    0-1 Gladstone - Weinstock
    - Denker - Steiner
    
    
    ROUND 17 - May 7th, 1944, 2 P.M.
    0-1 Chernev - Pinkus
    - Altman - Denker
    1-0 Stromberg - Gladstone
    1-0 Horowitz - Almgren
    - Neidich - Fine
    1-0 Steiner - Persinger
    - Weinstock - Rothman
    - Isaacs - Shainswit
    1-0 DiCamillo - Adams
    
    

  • Source: Chess Review, March - May, 1944


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