Arnold Denker

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Birthday
20, 1914
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 2, 2005 (90)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1914
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 2, 2005 (90)

About

American chess Grandmaster and chess author who was a two time U.S. Chess Champion.

Before Fame

He learned to play chess in 1923 watching his older brothers play.

Trivia

He won the U.S. Chess Championship in 1945 and 1946, and in 2004 he received the highest honor from the United States Chess Federation, when he was made a "Dean of American Chess".

Family Life

He was born to an Orthodox Jewish family.

Associated With

He was in his prime around the time that chess legend Alexander Alekhine died.