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Goichberg, William

Bill Goichberg, born in 1942, is a chess organizer and Fide Master (1983).  From 1964 to 1967, he was the USCF Rating Statistician.  From 1966 to 1967, he was co-editor of Chess Life magazine.  He founded the New York City Chess Association in 1964, which became the  Continental Chess Association (CCA) in 1968.  In 1966, he directed the first USCF rated scholastic tournament.  In 1969, hed was the first to have rated chess quads.  In 1969, he created the National High School Championship.  In 1973, he organized the first World Open in New York.  He was the first to ban smoking from chess tournaments (1973).  He was appointed USCF Executive Director in 2004.  He was elected President of the United States Chess Federation on August 14, 2005.

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