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Robert Sobel
Number of games in database: 3
Years covered: 1956 to 1957

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ROBERT SOBEL
(born Feb-19-1931, died Jun-02-1999) United States of America

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Robert Sobel was born in New York City. He was a master-level player who represented the United States at two Student Olympiads (1957 and 1958), and defeated thirteen-year-old future world champion Robert James Fischer at the Canadian Open in 1956. Shortly thereafter he became a history professor at Hofstra University and gave up serious competitive chess. Today he is better-known for the over 50 books he published after his chess career was finished, including a series of business histories and the alternate history novel For Want of a Nail.

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 page 1 of 1; 3 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Sobel vs Fischer 1-027 1956 Montreal CA-openA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
2. R Kerr vs R Sobel  1-031 1956 CAN-opE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
3. R Sobel vs Fischer 0-149 1957 New JerseyA04 Reti Opening
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