Includes interviews, memorials, etc. Also see
the "Historical Events and Publications" section (under "Articles") for more
articles about famous chess players and their games.
Interested in submitting your articles,
games, book reviews, etc.? – Please use the contact form on the NWC home
page to initiate contact and discuss your materials.
Last new article or photo added: May 3, 2013.
Many other local chess players have been featured (or had their games published) in
Northwest Chess magazine. See the NWC back issues
are also available for Fischer, Larsen and many other famous chess players.
Benko & Byrne -
Robert Byrne & Pal Benko Win 1966 United States Open Championship
(Seattle, Washington) by Buz Eddy from September 1966 NWCL.
Chiu – Herman Chiu, 1953-2008.
Article on Arthur Dake (8 April 1910-28 April 2000) from The Oregon Encyclopedia. Photo:
GM Arthur Dake headstone, Wilhem's Portland Memorial Funeral Home, Portland, OR. Photo courtesy
of Russell (Rusty) Miller.
Arthur Dake photo/caption
from April 1932 edition of
The Chess Reporter. |
The Bold Moves of Arthur Dake (A Dozen
Grandmaster Games), interview by Casey E. Bush, from Aug-Sep 1987 NWC. |
King Arthur by Casey Bush, contributing writer, in Jan. 2013 issue of 1859 Oregon Magazine.
| Photos from
Pasadena 1932 (including Dake vs. Alekhine).
Donaldson - Elena Donaldson Akhmylovskaia (1957-2012),
well-known Women's Grandmaster of Chess and Seattle-area resident. See news on the current
homepage, and see the memorial article by Frank Niro in the
January 2013 edition of Northwest Chess.
Larry Evans wins 1968 Strawberry Open
by Buz Eddy from July 1968 NWC. Photo: Larry Evans at 2008 National Open in Las Vegas, courtesy of Rusty Miller.
See GM Larry Evans in the Northwest, 1968-1969 as reported by
Rusty Miller, Vancouver WA, November 2010 following Evans' death (cover images included).
Fischer – Robert James "Bobby" Fischer,
1943-2008, commentary by former WCF president Kent McNall (on 2008 news page).
Grover, Kenneth M. Grover, Sr., 1908-1993.
Hall - Ralph L. Hall, 1930-2011.
Harmon – Clark R. Harmon, 1942-2007.
Karch – Robert A. Karch, 1930-2010.
Lapiken – Peter Petrovich
Lapiken, 1907-1983 from Feb-Jun 2006 NWC (PDF file)
Larsen – Bent Larsen,
1935-2010, interview by Jude Acers as published in Dec 1968 and Jan 1969 issues of NWC.
McBride – Cinthia McBride, 1916-2010.
Pattie – Jack H. Pattie, Mar 11, 1922 - Jan 27, 2009,
Vancouver, WA – no additional info, except that Rusty Miller remembers
playing in several tournaments in which he took part in the 1960's and 70's,
and Rusty visited him in 2008.
Poyser – Kennedy "Kip" Poyser,
1945-2009, former NWC editor
(article in Feb. 2010 NWC magazine) (PDF file).
Sheets - J. Leonard Sheets, multiple
WA chess champion during the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
Article/photo from The Seattle Daily Times, 8 September 1932.
Taylor – Kathryn "Kate" Taylor, 1955-2010.
Wade - Dan Wade (former editor) by Larry Parr
from February 1983 NWC.
Wise – John Keith Wise, 1953-2006.