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Vukcevich, Milan

Milan Vukcevich (1937-2003) was an International Master (1958) who was once nominated for the Nobel prize in chemistry.  He immigrated to Ohio from Yugoslavia in 1963.  He tied for 1st place at the 1969 U.S. Open with Benko and Bisguier.  He took third place in the U.S. Championship 1975 (behind Browne and Rogoff).  He was a professor of metallurgy (Ph.D. from MIT) and Chief Scientist at General Electric.  He was the first Grandmaster of Chess Composition (1988) from the United States.  He won the 1955 Yugoslav Junior Championship.   He was inducted in the US Chess Hall of Fame in 1998.  In 1981 he wrote Chess by Milan.

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