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🏆 US Championship (1974) Chess Event Description
The US Championship came to the City of the Big Shoulders in 1974, continuing the Any Place But New York trend which began at El Paso the previous year. In the absence of Bobby Fischer, the players represented the usual mix of Old Guard and Impudent Youngsters, to wit: ... [more]

Player: Kim S Commons

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Commons vs Bisguier ½-½191974US ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
2. Benko vs K Commons 1-0601974US ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
3. K Commons vs Larry Evans 0-1431974US ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. N Weinstein vs K Commons  0-1351974US ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. K Commons vs B Zuckerman  1-0451974US ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
6. K Commons vs J A Grefe 0-1531974US ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
7. Rogoff vs K Commons  1-0421974US ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. K Commons vs A Karklins  1-0341974US ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Saidy vs K Commons 1-0301974US ChampionshipE81 King's Indian, Samisch
10. K Commons vs Reshevsky 1-0271974US ChampionshipE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
11. L Gilden vs K Commons 1-0451974US ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
12. K Commons vs Soltis 0-1391974US ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Browne vs K Commons  ½-½141974US ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-25-14  optimal play: <<<<Chess title to Browne>

CHICAGO, Sunday (AAP). — >

Walter Browne, 25, an international grandmaster and twice Australian champion, won the title of US Chess Champion on Friday when he finished with a draw in his 13th and final round of the national tournament, Associated Press reported.

He was competing against the 13 top players in the nation, excluding Bobby Fischer who declined to enter.

Browne's attitude about beating Fischer?

"I wouldn't beat him right now", he said. "I think I could beat him in an odd match, but he's better".>

- The Canberra Times (ACT) issue Monday 5 August 1974>

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