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🏆 Lone Pine (1973)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Tony Miles, Larry Christiansen, Lubomir Kavalek, Walter Browne, Laszlo Szabo, James Tarjan, Larry Evans, Arthur Bisguier, Bernard Zuckerman, Kim Commons, Tibor Weinberger, William Martz, Edward Formanek, Larry Remlinger, Peter Cleghorn, John Grefe, Roy Ervin, Walter Shipman, Lawrence Gilden, Eugene Martinovsky, Arthur William Dake, Curt Brasket, Ervin R Middleton, Dennis Waterman, David A Berry, Craig Barnes, Ross Stoutenborough, Paul Brandts, Dennis Fritzinger, Allan George Savage, Jerome B Hanken, Ron Gross, Ariel Mengarini, Rex Wilcox, Martin Sullivan, C Bill Jones, Kenneth Fitzgerald Chess Event Description
Lone Pine (1973)

3rd Louis D Statham Masters Tournament
Lone Pine, California
March 18-24, 1973

The tournament was open to all Masters and above, and Experts under age 21 (Juniors). The field expanded to 48 players, with international stars Laszlo Szabo and Anthony Miles joining the usual roster of top US masters and hopefuls. In the end, it was Arthur Bisguier hitting his form to finish on top, thanks in large part to a crucial round six win over Miles.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 01 Arthur Bisguier W32 W18 W25 D04 W13 W05 D02 6.0 02 Walter Shawn Browne W23 W16 D13 W08 D05 W12 D01 5.5 03 Laszlo Szabo D31 D14 W33 D23 W09 W17 W07 5.5 04 John A Grefe W38 D05 W29 D01 L07 W14 W12 5.0 05 Anthony Miles W06 D04 W15 W36 D02 L01 W13 5.0 06 Edward W Formanek L05 D07 W47 D38 W20 W16 W21 5.0 07 Larry Christiansen D45 D06 D27 W25 W04 W22 L03 4.5 08 William E Martz D14 W47 W31 L02 D23 W29 D11 4.5 09 Peter Cleghorn W26 L13 D35 W10 L03 W25 W27 4.5 10 C Bill Jones D17 L24 W32 L09 W39 W30 W31 4.5 11 Lubomir Kavalek D20 W42 D36 W16 L12 W28 D08 4.5 12 Larry Melvyn Evans W43 D29 W24 D13 W11 L02 L04 4.0 13 James Tarjan W19 W09 D02 D12 L01 W31 L05 4.0 14 Roy C Ervin D08 D03 W22 D17 D21 L04 W29 4.0 15 Kim S Commons W40 D27 L05 D31 D19 D35 W32 4.0 16 Curt Justin Brasket W34 L02 W48 L11 W46 L06 W35 4.0 17 Eugene Martinovsky D10 D30 W20 D14 W27 L03 D19 4.0 18 David J Strauss W35 L01 D30 D46 D25 D26 +37 4.0 19 Frank Thornally L13 W26 D28 D29 D15 W36 D17 4.0 20 Kenneth Fitzgerald D11 D37 L17 W48 L06 W34 W30 4.0 21 Walter Shipman L25 W40 W39 D27 D14 W23 L06 4.0 22 Arnold Denker L48 W41 L14 W45 W38 L07 D26 3.5 23 Dennis Waterman L02 W34 W37 D03 D08 L21 D28 3.5 24 Ross Stoutenborough D39 W10 L12 L30 L26 W38 W41 3.5 25 Ronald Joseph Gross W21 W28 L01 L07 D18 L09 W39 3.5 26 William Goichberg L09 L19 D41 W47 W24 D18 D22 3.5 27 Ariel Mengarini W46 D15 D07 D21 L17 W37 L09 3.5 28 Bernard Zuckerman W41 L25 D19 W35 D30 L11 D23 3.5 29 Andrew Karklins W44 D12 L04 D19 W34 L08 L14 3.0 30 David A Berry D33 D17 D18 W24 D28 L10 L20 3.0 31 Dennis Fritzinger D03 W48 L08 D15 W36 L13 L10 3.0 32 Tibor Weinberger L01 L35 L10 W40 W48 +46 L15 3.0 33 Larry Remlinger D30 D39 L03 L42 D45 W47 D36 3.0 34 Ziad Baroudi L16 L23 W40 W43 L29 L20 W46 3.0 35 Ervin Middleton L18 W32 D09 L28 W42 D15 L16 3.0 36 Arthur William Dake D47 W45 D11 L05 L31 L19 D33 2.5 37 Lawrence C Gilden D42 D20 L23 D39 W41 L27 -18 2.5 38 Paul Brandts L04 D46 W44 D06 L22 L24 D40 2.5 39 Allan George Savage D24 D33 L21 D37 L10 W42 L25 2.5 40 William Hook L15 L21 L34 L32 W44 W43 D38 2.5 41 Rex Wilcox L28 L22 D26 W44 L37 W45 L24 2.5 42 Craig Barnes D37 L11 L46 W33 L35 L39 D45 2.0 43 James McCormick L12 D44 D45 L34 L47 L40 W48 2.0 44 William Batchelder L29 D43 L38 L41 L40 D48 W47 2.0 45 Jerome B Hanken D07 L36 D43 L22 D33 L41 D42 2.0 46 Martin Sullivan L27 D38 W42 D18 L16 -32 L34 2.0 47 Clark R Harmon D36 L08 L06 L26 W43 L33 L44 1.5 48 David Reynolds W22 L31 L16 L20 L32 D44 L43 1.5

Note: Many games from this tournament are not available.


1st - Bisguier: $2000 2nd-3rd - Browne, Szabo: $1000 4th-6th - Grefe, Miles, Formanek: $333 7th-11th - Christiansen, Martz, Cleghorn, Jones, Kavalek: $100

Total prize fund: $5500

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Original collection: Game Collection: Lone Pine 1973, by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 50  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Waterman vs Browne  0-1531973Lone PineB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Miles vs E Formanek  1-0381973Lone PineC16 French, Winawer
3. A Mengarini vs M Sullivan  1-0251973Lone PineB20 Sicilian
4. C B Jones vs E Martinovsky  ½-½301973Lone PineC56 Two Knights
5. R J Gross vs W Shipman 1-0231973Lone PineA52 Budapest Gambit
6. C Barnes vs L Gilden  ½-½211973Lone PineB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
7. P Brandts vs J Grefe  0-1471973Lone PineA56 Benoni Defense
8. K Fitzgerald vs Kavalek  ½-½451973Lone PineB53 Sicilian
9. Browne vs C Brasket 1-0261973Lone PineC10 French
10. R Stoutenborough vs C B Jones  1-0361973Lone PineD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. A Mengarini vs K Commons  ½-½301973Lone PineC00 French Defense
12. Kavalek vs C Barnes  1-0381973Lone PineB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
13. J Hanken vs Dake 0-1251973Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
14. Evans vs R Stoutenborough  1-0381973Lone PineD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
15. Dake vs Kavalek  ½-½481973Lone PineB08 Pirc, Classical
16. C Barnes vs M Sullivan 0-1801973Lone PineB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. L Christiansen vs A Mengarini  ½-½311973Lone PineD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. C B Jones vs T Weinberger  1-0331973Lone PineB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
19. Tarjan vs Browne  ½-½891973Lone PineB20 Sicilian
20. Kavalek vs C Brasket  1-0251973Lone PineB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
21. L Remlinger vs C Barnes  0-1431973Lone PineA07 King's Indian Attack
22. W Shipman vs A Mengarini  ½-½681973Lone PineA06 Reti Opening
23. Tarjan vs Evans  ½-½621973Lone PineB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. P Cleghorn vs C B Jones  1-0231973Lone PineB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
25. Miles vs Dake 1-0281973Lone PineB32 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-26-22  Retireborn: I'm somewhat surprised to see that Dennis Waterman played in this tournament. He could be so good for you, perhaps.
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  perfidious: Dennis was certainly good company; thirty years on, we met for the first time at a table in a pot limit hold'em tournament in Tunica, Mississippi, with Poker HOFer TJ Cloutier sitting between us.

After all three of us busted out, Dennis and I talked a while, inter alia, about his recent visit to the US championship. Pleasant, easygoing guy. Have not seen him in years.

Jul-26-22  Retireborn: <perfidious> Well now, I'm not sure if you know that a British actor of that name sang the theme tune for "Minder". You've left me in a state of uncertainty (laughs)
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  perfidious: <Retireborn>, I did not know that and am not at all familiar with the actor.

See the kibitzing on Browne vs D Waterman, 1974 for a hilarious tale involving Dennis, which runs very much counter to the soubriquet 'Swami' by which Dennis is known on the poker circuit.

Jul-27-22  Retireborn: Oh yes, the woo hoo guy, I remember you mentioning him before (laughs)

The other Waterman was a fairly familiar face on British tv in the 70s and 80s.

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