Pasadena, Calif (Aug. 18)
A number of outstanding Jewish chess players are participating in the two week Chess Congress which opened here this week.
Among those prominent in the congress will be Dr. Alexander Alekhine of Paris, world champion, who will play what is among the first chess games to be played in the air. His opponent will be Isaac L. Kashdan of New York, regarded as one of America’s outstanding chess players. The game will be played in the cabin of the Goodyear blimp “Volunteer.”
Among the master chess players listed and entered in the various games are: Jacob Bernstein, four times New York state champion; Harry Borochow of Los Angeles, California champion for the past two years; Samuel D. Factor of Chicago, Western Chess Association champion; Fred Reinfeld, intercollegiate and New York state champion; Samuel Reshevsky, University of Chicago, the one time “Polish wonder,” Herman Steiner, thrice member of the American Olympic team in chess and Dr. Moses Sholtz of Los Angeles.