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62nd US Open Tournament

Pal Benko11/12(+10 -0 =2)[games]
Zoltan Kovacs10/12(+9 -1 =2)[games]
Arthur Bisguier9.5/12(+8 -1 =3)[games]
Robert Byrne9.5/12(+8 -1 =3)[games]
William Addison9/12(+7 -1 =4)[games]
Joseph G Sullivan9/12(+9 -3 =0)[games]
Martin Harrow8.5/12(+6 -1 =5)[games]
Irving Rivise8.5/12(+6 -1 =5)[games]
Charles Henin8.5/12(+8 -3 =1)[games]
Jack Witeczek8.5/12(+8 -3 =1)[games]
Jim Schmitt8.5/12(+6 -1 =5)[games]
Rex Wilcox8.5/12(+8 -3 =1)[games]
Peter Lapiken8/12(+8 -4 =0)[games]
Louis Levy8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Milton Otteson8/12(+7 -3 =2)[games]
Walter Cunningham8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Henry Gross8/12(+7 -3 =2)[games]
Ivars Alvils Dahlberg8/12(+7 -3 =2)[games]
Lee Hyder8/12(+7 -3 =2)[games]
Charles T Morgan8/12(+8 -4 =0)[games]
James McCormick8/12(+7 -3 =2)[games]
Stephen Matzner8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Hyman Gordon8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Wade Hendricks8/12(+7 -3 =2)[games]
Charles Gersch7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Julius H Loftsson7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
James E Barry7.5/12(+7 -4 =1)[games]
Erik Osbun7.5/12(+7 -4 =1)[games]
Tibor Weinberger7.5/12(+7 -4 =1)[games]
Neil Falconer7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Robert Burger7.5/12(+7 -4 =1)[games]
Paul Binns7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
* (135 players total; 103 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
62nd US Open (1961)

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62nd US Open
San Francisco, California
August 14-26, 1961

After a couple of close calls, Pal Benko won his first of eight US Open titles in commanding fashion, winning his last four games instead of coasting to the finish. Fellow Hungarian transplant Zoltan Kovacs, currently resident in Los Angeles, took second place, with former champions Arthur Bisguier and Robert Byrne tying for 3rd-4th.

This was the largest US Open to date, almost cracking the 200-player barrier.

Source: (with round schedule and crosstable): Game Collection: US Open 1961, San Francisco, made by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 255  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Addison vs B F Brodersen  1-026196162nd US OpenA52 Budapest Gambit
2. Benko vs R J Cuneo  1-052196162nd US OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
3. Bisguier vs N Robinson  1-036196162nd US OpenA94 Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3
4. T Bullockus vs R Byrne  0-138196162nd US OpenC01 French, Exchange
5. G M Farley vs H Gross  0-131196162nd US OpenA10 English
6. R Headrick vs J Blackstone  0-130196162nd US OpenB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. E Forry Laucks vs A Cantone 0-113196162nd US OpenC20 King's Pawn Game
8. T Maser vs N Aronson  1-021196162nd US OpenB40 Sicilian
9. G R McMahon vs I Rivise  ½-½41196162nd US OpenE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. J R Mortz vs R D Dimoff  1-015196162nd US OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
11. K Smith vs M E Mattingly  1-048196162nd US OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. I Spector vs H A Buczko  1-021196162nd US OpenD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
13. D C Sutherland vs V Neumann  1-013196162nd US OpenC28 Vienna Game
14. J Trembois vs R B Shelburn  1-014196162nd US OpenC02 French, Advance
15. P Vayssie vs H Edelstein  0-120196162nd US OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Z Kovacs vs R Freeman  1-031196162nd US OpenD97 Grunfeld, Russian
17. Kalman Farkas vs T Weinberger  0-128196162nd US OpenA04 Reti Opening
18. R W Walker vs S Sturges  1-030196162nd US OpenA16 English
19. L Hyder vs R P McClary  1-028196162nd US OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. J Spence vs T Cohen  1-028196162nd US OpenB02 Alekhine's Defense
21. G Kane vs J F Shaw  1-035196162nd US OpenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. L C Young vs G Rasmussen  0-120196162nd US OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
23. J Blackstone vs H Gordon  1-049196162nd US OpenB27 Sicilian
24. R Byrne vs E Rubin  1-033196162nd US OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. B Gross vs R Headrick  1-018196162nd US OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
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