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Max Burkett
Number of games in database: 18
Years covered: 1961 to 1998
Highest rating achieved in database: 2258
Overall record: +7 -8 =3 (47.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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C80 Ruy Lopez, Open (2 games)
B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack (2 games)
C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4 (2 games)

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 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Selensky vs M Burkett  ½-½21 1961 US OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. M Valvo vs M Burkett 1-012 1963 US IntercollegiateB40 Sicilian
3. M Burkett vs G LeCompte  0-133 1966 67th US OpenC13 French
4. Saidy vs M Burkett  1-043 1966 67th US OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
5. M Burkett vs P Herbers  1-014 1966 67th US OpenC17 French, Winawer, Advance
6. M Burkett vs D Fritzinger 0-127 1969 San FranciscoC23 Bishop's Opening
7. M Burkett vs H E van Kempen  0-122 1996 CM..0.00013B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. Z Kardkovacs vs M Burkett  0-128 1996 CM..0.00012C50 Giuoco Piano
9. M Burkett vs R Dournes  1-045 1996 CM..0.00013C56 Two Knights
10. M Burkett vs M Reijnen  1-012 1996 CM..0.00012C24 Bishop's Opening
11. G Borg vs M Burkett  1-036 1996 CM..0.00013A90 Dutch
12. M Burkett vs R Cunningham  1-048 1996 CM..0.00012B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
13. M Pecha vs M Burkett  1-022 1996 CM..0.00013C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
14. A Valverde Toresano vs M Burkett  ½-½30 1996 CM..0.00012C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
15. M Burkett vs D Blair  1-043 1996 CM..0.00012B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. M Fahrbach vs M Burkett ½-½38 1996 CM..0.00013C28 Vienna Game
17. D J Sajkowski vs M Burkett 0-122 1996 CM..0.00012C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
18. J S Morgado vs M Burkett 1-065 1998 WC..F.00001C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
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  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."

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  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.

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