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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|B45|| ||Sicilian, Taimanov (3 games)||A52|| ||Budapest Gambit (3 games)||A07|| ||King's Indian Attack (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. M Pavey vs A Mengarini
|| ||1-0||30||1951||New York, USA Ch||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|16. I A Horowitz vs M Pavey
||½-½||78||1951||New York, USA Ch||E17 Queen's Indian|
|17. M L Hanauer vs M Pavey
|| ||½-½||35||1951||New York, USA Ch||A22 English|
|18. M Pavey vs Seidman
|| ||½-½||47||1951||New York, USA Ch||A52 Budapest Gambit|
|19. Pinkus vs M Pavey
||1-0||102||1951||New York, USA Ch||D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|20. M Pavey vs S Bernstein
|| ||½-½||14||1951||New York, USA Ch||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|21. M Pavey vs Shainswit
|| ||1-0||35||1951||New York, USA Ch||D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|22. Larry Evans vs M Pavey
|| ||½-½||28||1951||New York, USA Ch||E72 King's Indian|
|23. Santasiere vs M Pavey
|| ||0-1||28||1951||New York, USA Ch||A16 English|
|24. M Pavey vs A Simonson
|| ||1-0||36||1951||New York, USA Ch||A52 Budapest Gambit|
|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.|
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