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.
Most played openings
|C69|| ||Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation (2 games)||C80|| ||Ruy Lopez, Open (2 games)||C17|| ||French, Winawer, Advance (2 games)||B76|| ||Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack (2 games)|
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| page 1 of 1; 20 games
|1. M Burkett vs George Baylor
|| ||0-1||34||1960||61st US Open||C19 French, Winawer, Advance|
|2. M Selensky vs M Burkett
|| ||½-½||21||1961||62nd US Open||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|3. M Valvo vs M Burkett
||1-0||12||1963||US Intercollegiate||B40 Sicilian|
|4. M Burkett vs P Herbers
|| ||1-0||14||1966||67th US Open||C17 French, Winawer, Advance|
|5. Saidy vs M Burkett
|| ||1-0||43||1966||67th US Open||E46 Nimzo-Indian|
|6. M Burkett vs G LeCompte
|| ||0-1||33||1966||67th US Open||C13 French|
|7. M Burkett vs D Fritzinger
||0-1||27||1969||San Francisco||C23 Bishop's Opening|
|8. M Burkett vs M Diesen
|| ||0-1||32||1971||72nd US Open||C17 French, Winawer, Advance|
|9. M Burkett vs R Cunningham
|| ||1-0||48||1996||CM..0.00012||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|10. G Borg vs M Burkett
|| ||1-0||36||1996||CM..0.00013||A90 Dutch|
|11. M Burkett vs D Blair
|| ||1-0||43||1996||CM..0.00012||B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|12. A Valverde Toresano vs M Burkett
|| ||½-½||30||1996||CM..0.00012||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|13. M Pecha vs M Burkett
|| ||1-0||22||1996||CM..0.00013||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|14. D J Sajkowski vs M Burkett
||0-1||22||1996||CM..0.00012||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|15. M Fahrbach vs M Burkett
||½-½||38||1996||CM..0.00013||C28 Vienna Game|
|16. Z Kardkovacs vs M Burkett
|| ||0-1||28||1996||CM..0.00012||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|17. M Burkett vs H E van Kempen
|| ||0-1||22||1996||CM..0.00013||B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|18. M Burkett vs M Reijnen
|| ||1-0||12||1996||CM..0.00012||C24 Bishop's Opening|
|19. M Burkett vs R Dournes
|| ||1-0||45||1996||CM..0.00013||C56 Two Knights|
|20. J S Morgado vs M Burkett
||1-0||65||1998||WC..F.00001||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
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|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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elo_r...
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