Arthur Feuerstein

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Arthur William Feuerstein (born December 20, 1935) is an American chess player and winner of the first U.S. Armed Forces Chess Championship.[1] According to the U.S. Chess Federation, Feuerstein is the 8th highest ranked chess player over 65, regardless of country, residence or federation.[2][dead link]

At age 21, Arthur won the U.S. Junior Blitz Championship, leaving newcomer Bobby Fischer in a close second place. The game between them ended in a draw. Feuerstein had a record of (+1−1=3) against Fischer, Feuerstein getting a win against Fisher in the 1956 Greater New York City Open.[3]

In 1957, Feuerstein was selected, alongside Anthony Saidy and William Lombardy to play in the 4th World Student Team Chess Championship, where the United States team took 5th place.[4]

The following year, the team was chosen to represent the U.S. again in Varna, where they took 6th place.[5]

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