1981 United States Chess Championship and Zonal Qualifier (Score Sheet)

Author: Seirawan, Yasser (1960- ) and John Peter Fedorowicz signed

Publisher: United States Chess Federation

Location: South Bend

Year: 1981



1 page. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2) Original hand written score of the game in round two between Fedorowicz (white) and Yasser Seirawan (in Seirawan's hand) ending in a 53 move win for Seirawan. Signed by each player.

The 1981 United States Championship resulted in tie for first Seirawan, Browne (9); tie for third thru fifth Christiansen, Kavalek, and Reshevsky (8 1/2); sixth Shamkovich (7 1/2); seventh and eight Peters and Byrne (7); ninth Lein (6 1/2); tenth thru twelfth Alburt, Tajarn and Kogan (6); thirteenth Benjamin (5 1/2); fourteenth and fifteenth Fedorowicz and Kudrin (5)

Yasser Seirawan (Arabic: ياسر سيروان) is a chess grandmaster and 4-time US-champion. He was winner of the World Junior Chess Championship in 1979. He was born in Damascus, Syria. His father was Arab and his mother an English nurse from Nottingham, where he spent some time in his early childhood. When he was seven, his family emigrated to Seattle (USA), where he attended McClure Middle School and Garfield High School, and honed his game at a (now-defunct) coffeehouse, The Last Exit on Brooklyn, playing against the likes of Latvian-born master Viktors Pupols and six-time Washington State Champion Jim McCormick. Seirawan began playing chess at 12; at 13 he became Washington junior champion. At 19 he won the World Junior Chess Championship. He also won a game against Victor Korchnoi, who then invited Seirawan to Switzerland, where Korchnoi was training for his world title match against Anatoly Karpov. For many years he was the chief editor of the Inside Chess magazine, which however later became an Internet-only magazine and later just a column at the Chesscafe In the July 2006 FIDE list, Seirawan had an Elo rating of 2638 making him number 71 in the world, and America's number three (behind Hikaru Nakamura and Alexander Onischuk). He played five games in the July 2006 FIDE update. He hadn't played a professional game for about a year up to that point.


In very good condition.

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