Arpad Elo

Physicist, Chess Player

1903 – 1992

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Who was Arpad Elo?

Arpad Emrick Elo is the creator of the Elo rating system for two-player games such as chess. Born in Egyházaskesző, Austro-Hungarian Empire, he moved to the United States with his parents in 1913.

Elo was a professor of physics at Marquette University in Milwaukee and a chess master. By the 1930s he was the strongest chess player in Milwaukee, then one of the nation's leading chess cities. He won the Wisconsin State Championship eight times.

Elo died in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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Born
Aug 25, 1903
Pápa
Nationality
  • Hungary
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Chicago
Died
Nov 5, 1992
Milwaukee

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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