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Herman Steiner

Born: Apr 15, 1905

Death: Nov 25, 1955

Birthplace: DunajskA? Streda

Nationality: Hungary

Herman Steiner

Date of Birth : Apr 15, 1905
Date of Death : Nov 25, 1955
Birth Place : DunajskA? Streda

Herman Steiner was a United States chess player, organizer, and columnist. He won the U.S. Chess Championship in 1948 and became International Master in 1950. Even more important than his playing career were his efforts promoting chess in the U.S., particularly on the West Coast. An exemplar of the Romantic School of chess, Steiner was a successor to the American chess tradition of Paul Morphy, Harry Nelson Pillsbury, and Frank Marshall. Born in Dunaszerdahely, Austria-Hungary, Steiner came to New York City at a young age. For a time, he was active as a boxer. At age 16 he was a member of the Hungarian Chess Club and the Stuyvesant Chess Club. With the experience he gained in the active New York City chess scene, Steiner rapidly developed his chess skill and in 1929 he tied for first place in the New York State championship tournament at Buffalo. The same year he was first in the Premier Reserves at Hastings, England. Steiner left New York for the West, settling in Los Angeles in 1932. He became chess editor of the Los Angeles Times that year, writing a chess column until his death.

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