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Max Burkett
Number of games in database: 20
Years covered: 1960 to 1998
Highest rating achieved in database: 2258
Overall record: +7 -10 =3 (42.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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In 1960, Max S. Burkett won the New Mexico State Championship in 1960, 1961, and 1963. In 1960, he won the New Mexico Open, held at Los Alamos, NM. He studied physics and mathematics at New Mexico State University. He received a B.A. in physics from the University of Montana in 1993.

Last updated: 2018-10-14 16:59:29

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Burkett vs George Baylor  0-134196061st US OpenC19 French, Winawer, Advance
2. M Selensky vs M Burkett  ½-½21196162nd US OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. M Valvo vs M Burkett 1-0121963US IntercollegiateB40 Sicilian
4. M Burkett vs P Herbers  1-014196667th US OpenC17 French, Winawer, Advance
5. Saidy vs M Burkett  1-043196667th US OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
6. M Burkett vs G LeCompte  0-133196667th US OpenC13 French
7. M Burkett vs D Fritzinger 0-1271969San FranciscoC23 Bishop's Opening
8. M Burkett vs M Diesen  0-132197172nd US OpenC17 French, Winawer, Advance
9. M Fahrbach vs M Burkett ½-½381996CM..0.00013C28 Vienna Game
10. Z Kardkovacs vs M Burkett  0-1281996CM..0.00012C50 Giuoco Piano
11. M Burkett vs H E van Kempen  0-1221996CM..0.00013B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
12. M Burkett vs M Reijnen  1-0121996CM..0.00012C24 Bishop's Opening
13. M Burkett vs R Dournes  1-0451996CM..0.00013C56 Two Knights
14. M Burkett vs R Cunningham  1-0481996CM..0.00012B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
15. G Borg vs M Burkett  1-0361996CM..0.00013A90 Dutch
16. M Burkett vs D Blair  1-0431996CM..0.00012B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
17. A Valverde Toresano vs M Burkett  ½-½301996CM..0.00012C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
18. M Pecha vs M Burkett  1-0221996CM..0.00013C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
19. D J Sajkowski vs M Burkett 0-1221996CM..0.00012C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
20. J S Morgado vs M Burkett 1-0651998WC..F.00001C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-08-13  Stonehenge: "An Internet friend of mine, Max Burkett from Missoula, Montana, tends to say he played once in a tournament with Bobby Fischer and that he finished above him. Burkett finished 17th out of 25, Fischer 20th. It was the American youth championship in 1955, played in Lincoln, Nebraska, where the 16-year-old Max played for New Mexico, and the 12-year-old Bobby for New York. They took both 5 out of 10, but Burkett had better tie-break points. He remembers "proto-Bobby," which he never met again after that tournament, as a nice kid. They did not play against each other, but outside the official games they played blitz, and they also played table tennis. Burkett won five dollars from Fischer, but he had to give it back from the tournament director, Aleksandrs Liepnieks."

Oct-08-13  Abdel Irada: I had the experience in 1989 of meeting Max Burkett in a blitz tournament in Berkeley.

If (as seems probable), this is the same Burkett, I'm a bit puzzled by his rating. When I played him, he was in the upper 2300 range; 2386, if I recall aright.

Jul-11-18  Gallicrow: The "highest rating" on this site is the FIDE rating (or estimate of it?).

The rating you're recalling would, I guess, be a USCF rating.

If a player has both USCF and FIDE ratings then their USCF one tends to be around about 100 points higher than their FIDE one. See

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