FishThatRoared
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FM Jon Jacobs. Best known in the chess community for:

  1. Author of the forthcoming book, The Fish That Roared: a collection of brilliant upsets by club players (rated below 2000). See my upsets-focused Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/942969445790845/
  2. Anti-cheating activist: led a petition to USCF in 2005; organized Chess Cheating Town Meeting in 2006 that drew wide attention in and out of the chess world
  3. Leading US Junior competitor in early 1970s (finished tied 1st in Junior Open in '72; Pennsylvania Open Champion '73; member of Pan Am Intercollegiate Championship team in '75)
  4. Author of several award-winning Chess Life articles since 2005. Most recently, "How to Lose to a 1400", published August 2016, won CJA award for Best Humorous Contribution, plus honorable mention for Best Instructive Lesson (the 1st place author in that category was GM Alex Fishbein).