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Full name  John Curdo
Role  Chess Player
Name  John Curdo

Title  FIDE Master
Country  United States
Peak rating  2305
John Curdo At 77 John Curdo still keeping opponents in check The Boston Globe
Born  November 14, 1931 (age 84) Auburn, MA (1931-11-14)
Books  Forty Years at the Top: John Curdo's Chess Career

Chess Chat (Episode112) - Chess Legend John Curdo Celebrates 85th Birthday (Part 1)


John Anthony Curdo (born November 14, 1931) is an American chess player from Auburn, Massachusetts, best known for winning the Massachusetts state championship 17 times between 1948 and 1985, as well as the US Senior Championship. Though Curdo never attained the rank of Grandmaster or International Master, he has been known for over 50 years as one of the strongest players in New England, with victories over Grandmasters Pal Benko, Robert Byrne, and Arthur Bisguier, among many others. At his peak, his United States Chess Federation rating exceeded 2500. As of August 2009, Curdo had won 830 tournaments over the course of his career, a number believed to be a world record by a wide margin. By December 2011, he had extended this to 865 tournament wins. His opening repertoire has remained relatively consistent throughout his career, and he is well known as an expert on the Dutch Defense and the Belgrade Gambit of the Four Knights Game. Curdo has published four game collections, including the annotated game collection Forty Years at the Top and the Chess Caviar series (Chess Caviar, More Chess Caviar and Still More Chess Caviar).

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