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Collins, John (Jack) W.

Jack Collins (1912-2001) was a chess teacher to Bobby Fischer, Robert Byrne, William Lombardy, Donald Byrne, Sal Matera, Ray Weinstein, Lisa Lane, and Rachel Crotto.  He has won the U.S. Correspondence Chess Championship (1943), the Marshall Chess Club Championship (1953), and the New York Championship (1952).  He was the first postal chess editor of Chess Review.  He reached the finals of the first ICCF World Chess Championship in 1953.  His first house was on Hawthorne Street in Brooklyn, so he named his chess club that met at his house, the Hawthorne Chess Club.  He kept that name when he moved to 91 Lenox Road.

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