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Herbert Seidman

Born: Oct 17, 1920

Death: Aug 30, 1995

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

Herbert Seidman

Date of Birth : Oct 17, 1920
Date of Death : Aug 30, 1995
Birth Place : New York City

Herbert Seidman was a U.S. Senior Master of chess born in New York City. He played several times in the U.S. Chess Championship. He was known for his swashbuckling-style. He defeated many notable players, including Pal Benko, Arthur Bisguier, Donald Byrne, Arnold Denker, William Lombardy, Edmar Mednis, Samuel Reshevsky, and Jan Timman. In 1961, Seidman won the most games of any player in the U.S. Championship, but did not win the tournament. He played on board eight in the famous USA vs USSR radio match in September 1945, losing both games to Viacheslav Ragozin.

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