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Kalme, Charles

Charles Kalme (1939-2002) was the U.S. Junior Open champion in 1955, which was held in Lincoln, Nebraska.  In 1957 he was the U.S. Intercollegiate Chess Champion.  In 1960 he was on the winning U.S. Student Olympiad team (Lombardy, Kalme, R Weinstein, Mednis, Saidy, and Hearst).  He won a gold medal as a team member and a gold medal for his individual result on board two.  He was a chess master at age 15.  He later gave up chess and got a Ph.D. in Mathematics.  He was associate editor of Mathematical Reviews.  He was a professor of mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley.

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