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Korn, Walter

Walter Korn (1908-1997) was the editor of Modern Chess Openings and chess contributor to chess publications for 50 years.  He was the first  FIDE International Judge for Chess Endgame Compositions in North America.   He fled Czechoslovakia for London in 1939.  After World War II, he directed the U.N. Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, helping to relocate concentration camp survivors.  He later immigrated to the United States in 1950 and became a business manager of the Jewish Community Center.  There is no known record of him playing tournament chess, but he did visit the Palo Alto Chess Club to watch chess games.

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