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Harry Fajans
  
Number of games in database: 41
Years covered: 1946 to 1961
Overall record: +14 -15 =12 (48.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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HARRY FAJANS
(born May-08-1905, died Nov-1986, 81 years old) United States of America

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 41  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Hatch vs H Fajans  0-133194647th US OpenA09 Reti Opening
2. R Byrne vs H Fajans 0-144194647th US OpenD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. H Fajans vs P Poschel  1-032194647th US OpenC71 Ruy Lopez
4. H Fajans vs J Rauch  1-030194647th US OpenB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. H Steiner vs H Fajans 1-034194647th US OpenA47 Queen's Indian
6. H Fajans vs G Katz  ½-½35194647th US OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
7. W Shipman vs H Fajans  ½-½27194647th US OpenB53 Sicilian
8. H Fajans vs D Byrne  ½-½21194647th US OpenD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
9. H Fajans vs Bisguier  ½-½41194647th US OpenC24 Bishop's Opening
10. H Fajans vs W Shipman  ½-½41194647th US OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
11. Seidman vs H Fajans  ½-½66194647th US OpenC45 Scotch Game
12. H Fajans vs O Ulvestad  ½-½23194647th US OpenC41 Philidor Defense
13. D Byrne vs H Fajans  1-040194647th US OpenD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
14. H Fajans vs F Yerhoff  ½-½38194647th US OpenC24 Bishop's Opening
15. Kupchik vs H Fajans  1-037194647th US OpenA47 Queen's Indian
16. H Fajans vs G Katz  ½-½33194647th US OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. H Steiner vs H Fajans  1-016194647th US OpenA52 Budapest Gambit
18. G Hartleb vs H Fajans  0-136195152nd US OpenD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. H Fajans vs K R Jones  ½-½54195152nd US OpenB56 Sicilian
20. P Quillen vs H Fajans  ½-½39195152nd US OpenC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
21. H Fajans vs H Ridout  1-046195152nd US OpenC41 Philidor Defense
22. A Sandrin vs H Fajans  1-032195152nd US OpenC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
23. A J Fink vs H Fajans  0-133195152nd US OpenC44 King's Pawn Game
24. N Whitaker vs H Fajans  1-052195152nd US OpenC54 Giuoco Piano
25. H Fajans vs K R Smith  1-021195152nd US OpenA04 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-26-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Fajans defeated Bobby Fischer at the Washington Square Park tournament in Greenwich Village, New York in late 1955. Fischer finished 15th out of 60 competitors. Has the score for this game survived?

Fajans played college chess for the City College of New York in the late 1920's, and was a long time member of the Marshall Chess Club.

Sep-26-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: If this Fajan fellow played Fischer, shouldn't the game be here in the database? Or, is Fischer to young at this point for his games to be master level strength?
Sep-26-10  TheFocus: The score of many of Bobby's early games did not survive. He was not master level yet. Fajans defeat knocked Bobby out of this elimination tournament.

By the way, my research shows that there were 66 players. 60 is what Bobby remembered in his first book, but he was wrong.

Sep-26-10  TheFocus: Some books have Bobby's score as 4.5 - 3.5, and suggest his score was +4=1-3, but that is also incorrect. I can assure you that Bobby did not lose three games in this tournament.

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