Frank Anderson

(1928-80)
Frank AndersonInternational Master (1954)

Computer expert 

2001 Canadian Chess Hall of Fame

1958 Best percentage, Board 2, Olympiad (+9 =3 -1)

Chess columnist, Hamilton Spectator

1954-56 Top rated Canadian at Year-end

1954 Awarded International Master title

1954 Best score, Board 2, Olympiad (+13 =2 -2)

Represented Canada at Olympiads (1954, 1958, 1964)

Two times Canadian Champion (1953, 1955)

1948 First place, U.S. Junior Championship

Ontario Champion 1948, 1949 (with perfect score 8/8), 1951

Ontario Speed Champion 1947 (with perfect score in finals 3/3), 1948

Toronto Champion 1947 (with perfect score 6/6), 1948, 1950, 1951

1946 2nd place, Canadian Correspondence Championship

Frank Anderson - Raymond Doe
Canadian Championship, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Round 4, 1953

 

Sources: FIDE Report by John Prentice; Canadian Chess Chat, 1959.08-12, p.59; article by David J. Ross, Canadian Chess Chat, 1981.01-02.

Contributors: John Donaldson, Ross Siemms.

 

Research notes: 1) Anderson's achievement at the 1958 Olympiad for best percentage, Board 2, did not receive FIDE's award, which was given only for the best point total. 2) Anderson claimed that he would have qualified for the International Grandmaster title if illness (an attack of influenza) had not prevented him from playing in the last round of the 1958 Olympiad; the result of the game did not even matter. However, a recent examination based on the rules then in effect does not support this claim. Much later, FIDE changed its rules to prevent this situation.

Copyright 2011. David Cohen.

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