THE CALIFORNIA CHESS REPORTER (Vol. IV, No. 4) December, 1954
PETER V. PROKOODIN
JAMES C. McCREADY
It is with deepest regret that we record the deaths of two
well-known San Francisco chess players, Peter Prokoodin and J. C. McCready.
Peter Prokoodin died on December 6 at the age of 66. An able player and
enthusiastic organizer, Prokoodin founded the Russian Chess Club in 1931
and served as its president for 20 years. He was perennial team captain
of both "A" and "B" units of the Russian club and was one of the founding
fathers of the S.F. Bay Area League. He served as chess editor and sports
reporter of the Russian language newspaper, Russian Life, for 28 years.
Peter Prokoodin's death leaves a mighty big void in San Francisco chess
J. C. McCready died on December 10 at the age of 80.
A member of the Mechanics' Institute for 45 years, "Mac" was primarily
a problem enthusiast, although he played a good game of chess. While
McCready was on the job, the bulletin boards of the Mechanics' Institute
always contained some fine examples of the problemist's art. "Mac" was a
strong supporter of THE REPORTER, and one of his last communications to us
was to order two subscriptions to be sent to the San Quentin Chess Club at