Arnold Denker

Chess Player

Arnold Denker was born on February 20th, 1914 in The Bronx, New York, United States and is the Chess Player from United States. Discover Arnold Denker's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 90 years old.

Date of Birth
February 20, 1914
United States
Place of Birth
The Bronx, New York, United States
Death Date
Jan 2, 2005 (age 90)
Zodiac Sign
Autobiographer, Chess Player
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About Arnold Denker

Arnold Sheldon Denker (February 20, 1914 – January 2, 2005) was an American chess player, Grandmaster, and chess author.

He was U.S. Chess Champion in 1944 and 1946. In later years he served in various chess organizations, receiving recognition from the United States Chess Federation, including in 2004 the highest honor, "Dean of American Chess".

Later life

In 1981 FIDE made Denker an honorary Grandmaster. In later years, he was an important chess organizer, serving on the boards of the American Chess Foundation, the United States Chess Federation (USCF), and the U.S. Chess Trust – the driving force behind the prestigious Denker Tournament of High School Champions (named in his honor). He also served as a FIDE official. Denker also continued to play chess, though at well below his earlier strength. (His last FIDE rating was 2293.) He wrote many chess articles and in 1995 the book: The Bobby Fischer I Knew and Other Stories (co-authored by Larry Parr; Hypermodern Press).

In 1992 Denker was inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame. He received America's highest chess honor on June 11, 2004, when he became only the third person to be proclaimed "Dean of American Chess" by the USCF.

A graduate of New York University, he married the former Nina Simmons in 1936, a marriage lasting 57 years until her death in 1993. They had three children: Richard, Mitchell and Randie.

Denker died of brain cancer on January 2, 2005, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.