Isaac Kashdan

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Birthday
19, 1905
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 20, 1985 (79)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
19, 1905
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 20, 1985 (79)

About

Chess Grandmaster who was one of the most successful American players of his time and the U.S. Open champion in 1938 and 1947.

Before Fame

He was raised Jewish and attended CCNY during the 1920s.

Trivia

Despite playing five times for the U.S. team in the Chess Olympiad he lost most of his money during the Great Depression and resorted to earning a living as an insurance agent and administrator in order to support his family.

Family Life

He was born and raised in New York City.

Associated With

He was admired greatly by competitor Arnold Denker.