Jacqueline Piatigorsky earned a name for herself as a great chess player in the 1950s, and in the following decade, took an interest in promoting the game of chess in the United States.


She created the Piatigorsky Foundation, which sponsored the two Piatigorsky Cup Tournaments. The tournaments attracted some of the best players of the era, including Tigran Petrosian, Paul Keres, Boris Spassky, and Bobby Fischer.


In 2014, she was one of two inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame for her brilliant tournament achievements (Bronze medalist in the chess Olympics, 1957) and for her many contributions as a patron and pioneer in chess.

Chess Champion

"I loved the game, the pieces, how they moved, the challenge to find a solution to the infinite combinations. I had actually fallen in love. ... With a chess set, it was impossible to be bored." (1)

                                                                                                                     Jacqueline Piatigorsky

Chess

Links:


World Chess Hall of Fame.com


Chess Games.com


Chess History.com


              

            

(1) Memoir of Jacqueline Piatigorsky (née de Rothschild), Jump in the Waves (New York, 1988). p 24-26

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