Charismatic American chess master who is well known among fellow American chess players.
He played in the 1955 U.S. Junior Championship.
His well known nickname is "Uncle Vik" and he plays at the Tacoma Chess Club, where he won the Club Championshop in 1955.
His family was very supportive in his pursuit of chess.
He is one of just two players to have ever beat Bobby Fischer in a timed game.