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Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Fischer’s Chess Tournaments

Bobby Fischer’s tournament record is among the best of all chess players. In 1963-64, he scored a perfect 11 out of 11 in the U.S. championship, the only perfect score in the history of this event. In 1970, he won the Interzonal Tournament in Palma de Mallorca by a record 3.5-point margin. He then won 20 consecutive games, including two perfect 6-0 sweeps in the Candidates Matches against two of the strong chess players in the world. His only failure in his competitive career was at Buenos Aires in 1960 where he only score 8.5 out of 19, taking 13th place. After July 1966, Fischer, at the age of 23, won every tournament or match he completed for the rest of his life. Setting aside the Sousse Interzonal, which he withdrew while leading, he took 1st place in 8 consecutive strong chess tournaments from 1966 to 1970. From 1963 to 1965, Fischer had 24 consecutive wins, a modern record. He also had 20 consecutive wins against International Masters or Grandmasters from 1970 to 1972. By July 1972, Fischer’s rating (2785) was 125 points ahead of the second-highest rated player, then-reigning world chess champion Boris Spassky.

Fischer’s Tournaments (win-draw-loss record)

May 1955 – US Amateur Ch, Lake Mohegan, NY; (2-2-2); 33rd place
Jun 1955 – Washington Square Park, NY Swiss; (4-1-3); 15th place
Jul 1955 – 10th US Junior Ch, Lincoln, NE; (2-6-2); 11th place
Jul 1955 – US Junior Speed Ch, Lincoln, NE (3-0-2); 3rd place
Jan 1956 – New York City Open; (5-0-2); 5th place
Apr 1956 – Manhattan CC “A” Ch; (7-1-2); 1st place
May 1956 – US Amateur Ch, Asbury Park, NJ; (3-2-1); 21st place
Jul 1956 – 11th US Junior Ch, Philadelphia; (8-1-1-); 1st place
Jul 1956 – US Speed Ch, Philadelphia; (4-0-1); 2nd place
Jul 1956 – 57th US Open, Oklahoma City; (5-7-0); 4th place
Sep 1956 – 1st Canadian Open; (6-2-2-); 8th place
Oct 1956 – 3rd Lessing J Rosenwald Trophy, New York; (2-5-4); 8th place
Nov 1956 – Eastern States Open, Washington DC; (5-1-1-); 2nd place
Dec 1956 – Manhattan CC Ch; (2-1-2); 1st place
Feb 1957 – Log Cabin Open, West Orange, NJ; (4-0-2); 6th place
Mar 1957 – Log Cabin 50-50, West Orange, NJ; (3-2-0); 3rd place
Jul 1957 – New Western Open, Milwaukee; (5-2-1); 6th place
Jul 1957 – 12th US Junior Ch, San Francisco; (8-1-0); 1st place
Jul 1957 – US Junior Speed Ch, San Francisco; (5-0-0); 1st place
Aug 1957 – 58th US Open, Cleveland, OH; (8-4-0); 1st place
Aug 1957 – New Jersey Open, East Orange, NJ; (6-1-0); 1st place
Nov 1957 – North Central Open, Milwaukee; (4-2-1); 6th place
Dec 1957 – US Ch, New York; (8-5-0); 1st place
Aug 1958 – Interzonal, Portoroz, Yugoslavia; (6-12-2); 5th place
Dec 1958 – US Ch, New York; (6-5-0); 1st place
Mar 1959 – Mar del Plata, Argentina; (8-4-2); 3rd place
Apr 1959 – Santiago, Chile; (7-1-4); 4th place
May 1959 – Zurich, Switzerland; (8-5-2); 3rd place
Sep 1959 – Candidates Tournament, Yugoslavia; (8-9-11); 5th place
Dec 1959 – US Ch, New York; (7-4-0); 1st place
Mar 1960 – Mar del Plata, Argentina; (13-1-1); 1st-2nd
Jun 1960 – Buenos Aires, Argentina; (2-11-5); 13th
Oct 1960 – Reykjavik, Iceland; (3-1-0); 1st place
Oct 1960 – Olympiad, Leipzig; (10-6-2)
Dec 1960 – US Ch, New York; (7-4-0); 1st place
Sep 1961 – Bled, Yugoslavia; (8-11-0); 2nd place
Jan 1962 – Interzonal, Stockholm; (13-9-0); 1st place
May 1962 – Candidates, Curacao; (8-12-7); 4th place
Sep 1962 – Olympiad, Varna, Bulgaria; (8-6-3)
Dec 1962 – US Ch, New York; (6-4-1); 1st place
Jul 1963 – Western Open, Bay city, MI; (7-1-0); 1st place
Sep 1963 – New York State Open, Poughkeepsie; (7-0-0); 1st place
Dec 1963 – US Ch, New York; (11-0-0); 1st place
Aug 1965 – Capablanca Memorial, Havana; (12-6-3); 2nd place
Dec 1965 – US Ch, New York; (8-1-2); 1st place
Jul 1966 – Piatigorsky Cup, Santa Monica; (7-8-3); 2nd place
Oct 1966 – Olympiad, Havana; (14-2-1)
Dec 1966 – US Ch, New York; (8-3-0); 1st place
Mar 1967 – Monaco; (6-2-0); 1st place
Aug 1967 – Skopje, Yugoslavia; (12-3-2); 1st place
Oct 1967 – Interzonal, Sousse, Tunisia; (7-3-0)
Jun 1968 – Nathanya, Israel; (10-3-0); 1st place
Sep 1968 – Vinkovci; (9-4-0); 1st place
Mar 1970 – USSR (Petrsoain) vs. World, Belgrade; (2-2-0) ; won
Apr 1970 – Herzeg Novi Blitz Ch; (17-4-1); 1st place
Apr 1970 – Rovinj/Zagreb; (10-6-1); 1st place
Jul 1970 – Buenos Aires; (13-4-0); 1st place
Sep 1970 – Olympiad, Siegen, Germany; (8-4-1)
Nov 1970 – Interzonal, Palma de Mallorca; (15-7-1); 1st
May 1971 – Candidates Match with Taimanov, Vancouver; (6-0-0); won
Jul 1971 – Candidates Match with Larsen, Denver; (6-0-0); won
Aug 1971 – Manhattan CC Blitz; (21-1-0); 1st place
Sep 1971 – Candidates Match with Petrosian, Buenos Aires; (5-3-1); won
Jul 1972 – World Ch match with Spassky, Reykjavik; (7-11-3); won
Sep 1992 – Spassky match, Yugoslavia; (10-15-5); won

– Bill Wall

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