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|Dec-22-04|| ||Benzol: Arthur Bernard Bisguier
Born 8th October 1929 in New York
Awarded the IM title in 1950 and GM title in 1957, he was US champion in 1954.
|Apr-05-05|| ||WorldChampeen: He's on the cover of the latest Chess Life; April 2005. I do not know his style real well; but it looks like he has a very entertaining, exciting style. As is sometimes the case however, I am not sure, if there is an in depth article in the issue. The USCF informs us that Bisguier is now recognized as the "Dean of American Chess." |
|Apr-05-05|| ||RookFile: Bisguier beats Fischer
Bisguier vs Fischer, 1956
|Jul-10-05|| ||priluki: he was a strong player!|
|Jul-25-05|| ||RSD770: A few years ago I played him at a simul. of seven boards, very easy competition, and I skewered his queen to his rook with my rook, So he gave me his queen for my rook.
And he beat Bobby Fischer!|
|Aug-19-05|| ||alexandrovm: James was the nemesis of this guy: Robert James Fischer beat Arthur Bisguier 13 to 1, with 1 draw|
|Aug-19-05|| ||RookFile: Well, RJF gets top billing, of course.
But Reshevsky smacked him around as
well, 13 to 3.
Bisguier is a solid GM, of course,
just not a top 20 player.
|Dec-30-05|| ||notyetagm: Check out the wicked zwischenzug (in-between move) played by Bisguier in this game. After 33 x Black does not play the obvious recapture 33 ... x+ but instead plays 33 ... xRP!, threatening 34 ... xg2#.|
[Event "Hastings 6162"]
[Black "Bisguier,Arthur Bernard"]
1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 e5 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 d6 7.c3 Be7 8.h3 Na5
9.Bc2 c5 10.d4 Qc7 11.Nbd2 0-0 12.Re1 Bd7 13.Nf1 cxd4 14.cxd4 Rac8 15.Ne3 Rfe8 16.d5 g6
17.b3 Nb7 18.b4 Nh5 19.Bd2 f6 20.Rc1 Nd8 21.Bd3 Qb7 22.Rxc8 Qxc8 23.Nc2 Nf7 24.Nh2 Ng7
25.Na1 f5 26.f3 Bh4 27.Rf1 Nh5 28.Qb1 Qd8 29.Qc1 Ng3 30.Rd1 f4 31.Nf1 Qb6+ 32.Kh2 Qf2
33.Nxg3 Bxh3 34.Bf1 Bxg3+ 35.Kh1 Ng5 36.Qa3 Bd7 37.Qd3 Nh3 38.Be2 Qg1+ 0-1
|Dec-30-05|| ||notyetagm: If you play through the game I just posted, you will see that White ends up in a horrible KID-like position. He has none of the queenside counterplay that he usually gets in the KID while Black still has the raging kingside attack. |
Here is what the position looks like after 32 ... f2:
click for larger view
The board looks just like White has played a really bad KID, even thought the opening was a Ruy Lopez Chigorin. Different openings but the same pawn structure (blocked central pawn chains).
|Jan-06-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Arthur Bisguier|
|Apr-15-06|| ||PhilFeeley: Foxwoods list him as only 2242, where he lost quickly to Shulman:|
[Event "Foxwoods Open"]
[Site "Ledyards, Ct"]
[White "Shulman, Yury"]
[Black "Bisguier, Arthur B"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5
9. Be2 b4 10. Na4 Nxe4 11. Be5 Nf6 12. Nc5 Bxc5 13. dxc5 Qxd1+ 14. Rxd1 Nbd7
15. Rxd7 Bxd7 16. Bxf6 Rg8 17. Ne5 1-0
|Sep-03-07|| ||RookFile: Well, he's approaching 80 years of age, of course.|
|Jan-04-08|| ||Petrosianic: <James was the nemesis of this guy: Robert James Fischer beat Arthur Bisguier 13 to 1, with 1 draw>|
Yes, Bisguier won his first game against Fischer (at Rosenwald), drew the second (at the US Open), and then lost 13 straight. In one of his introductions in <My 60 Memorable Games>, Larry Evans comments that Bisguier is the one GM who consistently gets good positions against Fischer, only to throw them away for no good reason.
For a particularly bizarre example, check out this game, played in the last round of a US Championship, when Fischer and Bisguier were tied for first. Get a load of the chainsaw Bisguier takes to a perfectly good position on Move 23.
Fischer vs Bisguier, 1962
During the 1964 Interzonal, after Fischer had refused to play because the prize fund was too low, Larsen was quoted in Chess Life as saying that he didn't think Fischer would have qualified even if he'd played, because Fischer's play hadn't been that good lately. The person talking to him objected, pointing to the fact that Fischer had just a few months back scored 11-0 in the US Championship. Larsen wasn't impressed, saying that Americans played like children against Fischer. The interviewer asked, do you think American players are that weak? Larsen: All I know is that against Fischer, they play like they're beaten before they've even started.
For some reason, that comment always made me think of Bisguier.
|May-29-08|| ||RookFile: Comments like that leave me glad that Larsen got slapped around 6-0 in 1971.|
|Dec-06-08|| ||GrahamClayton: In the course of his long and distinguished career Bisguier has won every major title in US chess:
US Junior Champion 1948
US Closed Championship 1954
US Open Championship 1956
US National Open 1970, 74 & 78
US Grand Prix 1980
US Senior Champion 1989, 97 & 98
|Oct-08-09|| ||talisman: happy birthday arthur and thanks for my 1st 2000 chess computer!...like you a classic!|
|Aug-17-10|| ||Lil Swine: please dont torture us with your post|
|Oct-08-10|| ||wordfunph: happy birthday "The Alchemist"!!!|
|Jan-05-11|| ||wordfunph: 1971 Tallinn International Tournament:
Arthur Bisguier related, other than the games, this was his cherished moments of the tourney..
"There was a Finnish-type sauna filled with the world's best chess players, steaming naked, drinking beer and eating sausages and caviar ---all the time kibitzing and talking chess."
|Jan-05-11|| ||HeMateMe: Nothing personal, but I get worried when guys get excited about steaming naked chessplayers. But, the cavier sounds quite nice.|
|Jan-15-11|| ||wordfunph: GM Arthur Bisguier was the host of a television series for Teleprompter Cable TV in New York, and was on the air during all the games of the match, similar to the way Shelby Lyman's show was presented. A special feature of Bisguier's program was made to allow
viewers to call the station with suggestions, questions, comments, etc.|
During the 20th game of Fischer-Spassky, a viewer called to suggest a move for Spassky while Bisguier was waiting for news of Spassky's actual move. Arthur explained that the
suggested move would lead to a dead draw. A few moments later, another viewer called with the same suggestion, and Arthur patiently explained for a second time that the move would lead to a draw. Within five minutes, a third viewer phoned in and the same move was again suggested. This time, Bisguier announced that if anyone else called with the same
move, he would declare the game drawn by repetition of phone calls!
(Source: Chess Life & Review 1972)
|Jun-06-12|| ||smurph: What was his day job?|
|Oct-08-12|| ||waustad: Happy B'day! I always remembered that he once said that his name rhymes with misfire.|
|Dec-01-12|| ||SteinitzLives: Hurrah! His book "The Art of Bisguier", long out of print in hard back, is out in paperback! Bought it, loving it!|
I won't call him the "American Bronstein", (not yet) but he has been honored rightfully as the "Dean of American Chess" for his longevity, playing achievements, contributions to the game in many ways, and wonderful creativity in his play!
|Mar-12-13|| ||Calli: Interview http://vimeo.com/7658041|
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