Number of games in database: 68
Years covered: 1939 to 1956
Overall record: +33 -17 =18 (61.8%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
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|A52|| ||Budapest Gambit (3 games)||A07|| ||King's Indian Attack (3 games)||B45|| ||Sicilian, Taimanov (3 games)||A16|| ||English (2 games)||D47|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (2 games)||A12|| ||English with b3 (2 games)||E60|| ||King's Indian Defense (2 games)||B90|| ||Sicilian, Najdorf (2 games)||D43|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (2 games)|
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(born Mar-05-1918, died Sep-04-1957, 39 years old) United States of America
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|Max Pavey was born in Boston. Whilst a student in Scotland he won the Scottish Championship in 1939.
US Lightning Champion in 1947 and New York State Champion in 1949 he was a member of the US team that traveled to Moscow in 1955. He won the 1952-53 and 1955-56 Manhattan Chess Club championship.
His best over the board achievement was probably the defeat of Paul Keres in 1954.
He passed away in Mt. Sinai Hospital in 1957 after a long battle with leukemia.|
Wikipedia article: Max Pavey
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 68
|1. Aitken vs M Pavey
|| ||0-1||49||1939||SCO-ch||B54 Sicilian|
|2. M Pavey vs H Rossetto
|| ||½-½||41||1947||La Plata-New York radio m||D66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line|
|3. M Pavey vs W M Byland
|| ||1-0||35||1948||49th US Open||C17 French, Winawer, Advance|
|4. W Shipman vs M Pavey
|| ||0-1||30||1948||49th US Open||C82 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|5. M Pavey vs H Daly
|| ||1-0||32||1948||49th US Open||B32 Sicilian|
|6. J F Donovan vs M Pavey
|| ||0-1||24||1948||49th US Open||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|7. M Pavey vs Kashdan
|| ||0-1||57||1948||49th US Open||A12 English with b3|
|8. Bisguier vs M Pavey
|| ||0-1||38||1948||49th US Open||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|9. M Pavey vs C Pilnick
|| ||1-0||39||1948||49th US Open||A04 Reti Opening|
|10. M Pavey vs G Kramer
|| ||1-0||40||1948||49th US Open||A06 Reti Opening|
|11. O Ulvestad vs M Pavey
|| ||1-0||56||1948||49th US Open||D23 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|12. W Adams vs M Pavey
||1-0||29||1948||49th US Open||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|13. M Pavey vs Larry Evans
|| ||½-½||25||1948||49th US Open||A12 English with b3|
|14. C F Rehberg vs M Pavey
|| ||0-1||39||1948||49th US Open||D28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|15. Santasiere vs M Pavey
|| ||0-1||28||1951||New York, USA Ch||A16 English|
|16. M Pavey vs A Simonson
|| ||1-0||36||1951||New York, USA Ch||A52 Budapest Gambit|
|17. M Pavey vs A Mengarini
|| ||1-0||30||1951||New York, USA Ch||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|18. I A Horowitz vs M Pavey
||½-½||78||1951||New York, USA Ch||E17 Queen's Indian|
|19. M L Hanauer vs M Pavey
|| ||½-½||35||1951||New York, USA Ch||A22 English|
|20. M Pavey vs Seidman
|| ||½-½||47||1951||New York, USA Ch||A52 Budapest Gambit|
|21. Pinkus vs M Pavey
||1-0||102||1951||New York, USA Ch||D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|22. M Pavey vs S Bernstein
|| ||½-½||14||1951||New York, USA Ch||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|23. M Pavey vs Shainswit
|| ||1-0||35||1951||New York, USA Ch||D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|24. Larry Evans vs M Pavey
|| ||½-½||28||1951||New York, USA Ch||E72 King's Indian|
|25. Reshevsky vs M Pavey
|| ||½-½||37||1951||New York, USA Ch||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 68
|Dec-01-04|| ||kostich in time: Pavey was once champion of Scotland anda minor US master from the early nineteen fifties. He is famous for two things. In the early fities, Fischer played in a simul against him-probably Bobbys first game against a master. Secondly, he played against Keres in the 1955 US-USSR match. Despite the fact that he was seemingly hopelessly outclassed, he actually managed to win one game of the 4 game set. |
|Mar-05-05|| ||pazzed paun: <kostich in time> ANY comments about the Lincoln was ... controversy?
MAX PAVEY played in the Moscow 1956 tournament-he had a great quote that went something like-the Russians maybe
better prepared in the opening but Americans can win by fighting spirit and imagination in the middlegame.
substitue MASTER for Russian AND AMAETUER for AMERICAN -and this should be some good advice for 1400 level players for spend years trying to memorise openings 25 moves deep or study worthless "opening statistics"! |
|Apr-03-05|| ||dafish298: most notable for his victory over fischer! |
|Apr-05-05|| ||pazzed paun: <dafish298> beating Petrosian in 1955 is a bigger achievement than beating Fischer in 1956! |
|Sep-15-05|| ||BobbyBishop: Where is this game you speak of Pazzed? There's only one game listed with him vs Tigran and he seems to have lost it.|
|Apr-17-06|| ||TheNextBobbyFischer: were is the game where Max Pavey beat fischer?
|Apr-17-06|| ||sneaky pete: <TheNext> Fischer vs M Pavey, 1956.|
|Sep-10-10|| ||Eastfrisian: A well known player, but I can't find any photo of him.|
|Jul-01-11|| ||Phony Benoni: The win over Fischer notwithstanding, I fear Mr. Pavey will always suffer from negative immortality due to this game: I A Horowitz vs M Pavey, 1951|
|Apr-16-12|| ||RookFile: He did ok in this game:
M Pavey vs Keres, 1954
|Aug-17-12|| ||wordfunph: from the book The Unknown Bobby Fischer by Donaldson & Tangborn..|
<Death claimed Max Pavey on September 4, 1957 at the age of 39 after a long confinement in the Mt. Sinai Hospital. Leukemia and coronary complications "with a suspicion of radium intoxication" were the causes ascribed for his untimely passing.>
rest in peace, master Pavey..
|Feb-09-15|| ||Chessical: It appears that he suffered from radiation poisoning as a result of expsure in his medical work.|
The following article has a picture of Dr Pavey.
|Jun-13-15|| ||MissScarlett: A 14-year-old <Max Pavey> playing for the Brooklyn Boys High School took part in Alekhine's 50-board team simul in New York on November 8th, 1932. They lost.|
|Mar-05-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Max Pavey.|
|Dec-13-18|| ||Caissanist: Per this article from User: SBC, Pavey's day job chemist and plant manager at the Canadian Radium and Uranium Corp. Laboratory. This was apparently the exposure that led to him developing leukemia. The article also includes several Pavey photos.|
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