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🏆 US Championship (1973) Chess Event Description
With the reverberations of the Fischer Boom still resounding in their ears, the Powers That Were in USCF-Land decided it might be time to move the US Closed Championship out of New York where it had been played exclusively since 1936 (except for the small blip of South Fallsburg, 1948). As always, the issue was funding, but the El Paso Chess Club (with the help of the local Jaycees and the Hotel Paso del Norte) got everything together and brought together the following group from September 9-26, 1973, for a ... [more]

Player: Donald Byrne

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Byrne vs Bisguier  ½-½221973US ChampionshipA22 English
2. Mednis vs D Byrne  1-0411973US ChampionshipB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
3. D Byrne vs W Martz  ½-½411973US ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
4. Browne vs D Byrne 1-0421973US ChampionshipB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. D Byrne vs Tarjan  ½-½721973US ChampionshipA36 English
6. Kavalek vs D Byrne 1-01001973US ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
7. D Byrne vs J A Grefe 0-1331973US ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
8. Larry Evans vs D Byrne  ½-½461973US ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. D Byrne vs Benko ½-½131973US ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
10. A Karklins vs D Byrne 1-0361973US ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
11. D Byrne vs G F Kane 0-1391973US ChampionshipA36 English
12. L C Gilden vs D Byrne  ½-½421973US ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
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