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US Championship 1963/64
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The US Chess Championship played in New York City from December 15th, 1963 to January 2nd, 1964 was the sixth to be attended by American prodigy and world's youngest grandmaster, Bobby Fischer. In addition to Fischer, six other US grandmasters, including former American champions Samuel Reshevsky, Arthur Bisguier, and Larry Evans, three US international masters, and two untitled players competed in a round robin event for the US chess crown. Fischer had won all five of the previous championships he had previously participated in and expectations for performance this time were quite high. Never one to disappoint when it came to chess results, Fischer completely annihilated the competition by earning a perfect score of eleven wins out of eleven games played. Afterwards, second place Evans was congratulated for winning the tournament whereas Fischer was congratulated for winning "the exhibition."

The final standings and crosstable:

1st Fischer 11/11 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

2nd Evans 7/11 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 1 1

3rd Benko 7/11 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1

=4th Reshevsky 6/11 0 * 1 0 1 1 1

=4th Saidy 6/11 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1

6th Byrne, R 5/11 0 0 * 0 1 1 1

7th Weinstein 5/11 0 1 0 1 0 1 * 0 0 0 1 1

8th Bisguier 4/11 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 0 1

=9th Addison 3/11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1

=9th Mednis 3/11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 *

11th Steinmeyer 3/11 0 0 0 0 0 *

12th Byrne, D 2/11 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

*This collection could not have been possible without the efforts of <nescio>, to whom I remain eternally grateful.

Round One, December 15th
W G Addison vs R Steinmeyer, 1963 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Byrne vs Bisguier, 1963 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

R Byrne vs Benko, 1963 
(E61) King's Indian, 101 moves, 0-1

Mednis vs Fischer, 1963 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 62 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky vs R Weinstein, 1963 
(A16) English, 47 moves, 0-1

Saidy vs Larry Evans, 1963 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, December 16th
Benko vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bisguier vs Saidy, 1963 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 28 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Larry Evans, 1963 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Mednis vs R Byrne, 1963 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 34 moves, 0-1

R Steinmeyer vs D Byrne, 1963 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Weinstein vs W G Addison, 1963 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 42 moves, 0-1

Round Three, December 18th
W G Addison vs Benko, 1963
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Byrne vs R Weinstein, 1963 
(A17) English, 33 moves, 0-1

R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Larry Evans vs Bisguier, 1963 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs Mednis, 1963 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 46 moves, 1-0

Saidy vs R Steinmeyer, 1963
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, December 19th
Benko vs D Byrne, 1963
(D73) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Byrne vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer vs Bisguier, 1963 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 35 moves, 1-0

Mednis vs W G Addison, 1963 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Steinmeyer vs Larry Evans, 1963 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 45 moves, 0-1

R Weinstein vs Saidy, 1963
(E89) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line, 43 moves, 0-1

Round Five, December 21st
W G Addison vs R Byrne, 1963 
(E61) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Bisguier vs R Steinmeyer, 1963
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Byrne vs Mednis, 1963
(A15) English, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larry Evans vs R Weinstein, 1963 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1963 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 0-1

Saidy vs Benko, 1963
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 48 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Decmber 22nd
Benko vs Larry Evans, 1963
(A05) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 0-1

R Byrne vs D Byrne, 1963
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer vs R Steinmeyer, 1963 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 17 moves, 1-0

Mednis vs Saidy, 1963
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky vs W G Addison, 1963 
(A22) English, 57 moves, 1-0

R Weinstein vs Bisguier, 1963 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, December 26th
W G Addison vs Fischer, 1963 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

Bisguier vs Benko, 1963 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

D Byrne vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(A36) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larry Evans vs Mednis, 1963 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 36 moves, 1-0

Saidy vs R Byrne, 1963
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 95 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Steinmeyer vs R Weinstein, 1963 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, December 28th
W G Addison vs D Byrne, 1963 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Benko vs R Steinmeyer, 1963
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Byrne vs Larry Evans, 1963
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer vs R Weinstein, 1963 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Mednis vs Bisguier, 1963 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 65 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs Saidy, 1963 
(A61) Benoni, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, December 29th
Bisguier vs R Byrne, 1963
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Saidy vs W G Addison, 1963
(A25) English, 49 moves, 1-0

R Steinmeyer vs Mednis, 1963
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Weinstein vs Benko, 1963
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, December 30th
W G Addison vs Larry Evans, 1963
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 53 moves, 0-1

D Byrne vs Saidy, 1963
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

R Byrne vs R Steinmeyer, 1963
(D94) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Mednis vs R Weinstein, 1963
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs Bisguier, 1963 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, January 1st
Saidy vs Fischer, 1964 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 0-1

Larry Evans vs D Byrne, 1964 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

R Steinmeyer vs Reshevsky, 1964 
(E61) King's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

Bisguier vs W G Addison, 1964
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 35 moves, 1-0

R Weinstein vs R Byrne, 1964 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 41 moves, 1-0

Benko vs Mednis, 1964
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

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