Title: Chess Player
Location: Somerset, New Jersey, United States
George Kramer, Chess Player, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership as a chess player.
Dr. Kramer studied at Queen’s College, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1951. He continued his higher education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Master of Science in 1955 and a PhD in 1957, and started working for Exxon (now Mobil) in research and engineering. He spent more than 35 years with the company, rising to the rank of senior research associate and research chemist before his retirement in 1994. As a young man, he served in the United States Army, from 1952 to 1954, when he was honorably discharged.
In 1950, prior to his higher education and military service, Dr. Kramer was a member of the United States Olympic Chess Team in Dubrovnik. His teammates included Sam Reshevsky, Hugh Horowitz, Herman Steiner, George Shainswit, and Larry Evans. Throughout his career, he credits Sam Reshevsky, as well as Akiba Rubinstein, as major influences. In 1945, Dr. Kramer won the New York State Chess Championships, and in 1950, he won the United States Speed Chess Championship. He won the Manhattan Chess Club Championship and was a two-time winner of the New Jersey Chess Championship.
Dr. Kramer is proud of assisting Samuel Reshevsky in his competition for the world chess title. He analyzed Mr. Reshevsky’s opponents prior to the tournament and notified him of four possible opening moves the players used. Thanks to Dr. Kramer’s advice, all four of Reshevsky’s games in the tournament resulted in a draw. He is a member of the United States Chess Federation and has participated in multiple United States National Chess Championships and the United States Open.
In his career as a scientist, Dr. Kramer has authored several published works, including “Mechanism of Acid-Catalyzed Reactions,” and “Synthesis of Volatile Uranyl Compounds.” As a testament to his stature and success as a chess player, Dr. Kramer was featured in the 44th and 45th editions of Who’s Who in America.
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