The Chess Reporter

Chess Journal of the Pacific West

Vol. 1, No. 1 April 1931 (Arthur Dake gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Beverly Hills CC and scored 17 wins and 1 loss. Harry Borochow won the California State Championship. Charles Bagby played 10 Blindfold games at once with a creditable score. Johnny Tippin was current Oakland CC Champion. The SF Chronicle had a chess column. Alex Taylor won the Pasadena CC Championship.)

Vol. 1, No. 2 June 1931 (The San Francisco Team beat the East Bay Team by a score of 14.5-10.5. The South won the South-North Team Match by a score of 14.5-10.5; on the 1st board, G.S.G. Patterson drew with A.J. Fink.)

Vol. 1, No. 3 August 1931 (Harry Borochow became the two-year California State Champion. Harry Borochow gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at a Sierra Madre's Paul Morphy Day and scored 40 wins, 7 losses and 9 draws. Miss La Vieve Hines gave a Simultaneous Exhibition against women players at the Sierra Madre Fete and scored 7 wins and 1 loss. Three-time State Champion, Elmer W. Gruer, passed away on July 16, 1931.)

Vol. 1, No. 4 October 1931 (Miss La Vieve Hines won the Lindley Memorial in Beverly Hills by a score of 9.5-.5. Dr. G.E.K. Branch gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Oakland Chess and Checker Club and scored 17 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses.)

Vol. 1, No. 5 December 1931 (Tentative announcement of Los Angeles Congress of 1932. Arthur Dake gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Beverly Hills Chess Club and scored 12 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. Arthur Dake gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the San Francisco Emporium and scored 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. Miss La Vieve Hines gave a Simultaneous Exhibition against female players at the Los Angeles Chess and Checker Club and scored 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses.)

Vol. 1, No. 6 February 1932 (Frank J. Marshall tentatively coming to the Pasadena Chess Congress. Richard Lyon won the Southern California Championship. Harry Borochow gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Beverly Hills Chess Club and scored 15 wins and 1 draw. Johnny Tippon won the Castle Chess Club Championship.)

Vol. 2, No. 7 April 1932 (Isaac Kashdan tentatively coming to the Pasadena Chess Congress. Los Angeles Chess and Checker Club won the Southern California Chess League Championship. Johnny Tippon won the 1st San Francisco East Bay Championship.)

Vol. 2, No. 8 June 1932 (Jose Capablanca tentatively coming to the Pasadena Chess Congress. The South won the North vs South Team Match by a score of 10.5-9.5; on the 1st board, Johnny Tippon (N) drew against Richard Lyon (S). Richard Lyon gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at Pasadena's Hotel Maryland and scored 15 wins. Johnny Tippon won the Castle Chess Club Championship.)

Vol. 2, No. 9 July 1932 (Dr. Alexander Alekhine coming to the Pasadena Chess Congress. Sierra Madre's Annual Paul Morphy Day drew 150 chess players.)

Vol. 2, No. 10 August 1932 (Isaac Kashdan gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Los Angeles Athletic Club and scored 29 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses. Photos and first-hand account of the Pasadena Chess Congress, which was still in progress.)

September 1932 (Dr. Alexander Alekhine won the 1932 Pasadena Chess Congress. Full report, games, photos and first-hand account of the congress. Isaac Kashdan drew Arthur Dake over the skies of Pasadena while riding in the Goodyear blimp; as the game was going on, announcer Bill Sharples broadcast the game on KNX radio to the West Coast chess fans. Sammy Reshevsky gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at Boyle Heights and scored 15 wins and 2 draws.) pdf png

October 1932 (Harry Borochow gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Wilshire Chess Club and scored 24 wins and 1 draw. Miss La Vieve Hines won the Pasadena Women's Tournament by a score of 7-0. Ohman won the Minor Tourney at the Pasadena Chess Congress by a score of 8.5-1.5.) pdf png

December 1932 (First Yiddish Chess column, in California, appeared in the 'Jewish California Voice', edited by Noum Light of Los Angeles. Harry Borochow gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Hollywood Chess Club and scored 14 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses.) pdf png

Vol. 2, No. 14 January 1933

Vol. 2, No. 15 February-March 1933

Vol. 3, No. 16 April 1933

Vol. 3, No. 17 June 1933

Vol. 3, No. 18 July-August 1933

Vol. 3, No. 19 September 1933

Name changed to: North American Chess Reporter (two issues).

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