"The following games[s] should prove of exceptional interest to chess players at this time, as the winner, Herman Steiner, is one of the favorites entered in the western championship tournament, which starts Saturday at the LaSalle hotel."
(Chicago Daily News: August 18, 1926)
The first game took place during the previous year Western Chess Association Tournament, at Cedar Point, Ohio. Herman Steiner tied for 6th-7th, the tournament was won by Abraham Kupchik.
The second game was played at the Hungarian Chess club in New York City, no dates were given for either game.
How Herman Steiner fared at the 27th Western Chess Association Tournament, we leave for another post.