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February 11, 2004
I did a search yesterday and the day before for unofficial US chess champions, but, in a hurry, I only glanced at the first page of google results. I searched this morning and the second result was at Mark Weeks' About.com .
Of course, the list is there ... and now it's here:
(I'm confused over the first name of Lipschutz: Mark Weeks has Whyld using Solomon, The Mad Aussie at Chessville uses Simon, I've always thought it was Samuel, Bill Wall skirts the issue by calling him simply Lipschutz)
according to Ken Whyld (whom I disagree with a lot when it comes to evaluating)
According to the 2001 USCF yearbook, the strongest players by date:
It's odd that no one mentions Eugene Rousseau, who would have been the unofficial champion from 1840 until Stanley beat him in 1845, thereby claiming the title.
The official champions begin with Sammy Reshevsky in 1936.
Now I have to look up what happened then. I don't know much about the US championship.
but that can changed.
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