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Maurice Fox
Number of games in database: 62
Years covered: 1919 to 1956
Overall record: +23 -30 =9 (44.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-14-1898, died Jun-25-1988, 90 years old) Canada

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Maurice Fox was born in the Ukraine in 1898. At the end of that year his family moved to London, England. After graduating from the University of London in 1921, Fox emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1923 and later Peterborough, Ontario. He represented Canada as alternate in the 1954 Olympiad. Fox won the Canadian title eight times (1927 (11.5/14 at Toronto), 1929 (10.5/11 at Montreal), 1931 (9.5/12 saw a tie for 1st-3rd with George Eastman and John Stuart Morrison at Hamilton) and 1932 (9/11 at Haileybury), 1935 (14/17 at Montreal), 1938 (15/18 at Toronto), 1940 (8.5/9 at Montreal), 1949 (7.5/9 at Arvida)) and passed away in 1988.


Wikipedia article: Maurice Fox

Last updated: 2017-08-04 02:25:29

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 62  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Capablanca vs M Fox 0-1391919Simul, 40bC25 Vienna
2. M Fox vs Euwe  0-1351920Bromley B sectionC55 Two Knights Defense
3. M Fox vs H Rombach  0-1581924CAN-chD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. M Fox vs S B Wilson 1-0671924CAN-chC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Alekhine vs M Fox ½-½331924Simul, 36bC01 French, Exchange
6. M Fox vs R Cintron  1-0291929Bradley BeachD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Alekhine vs M Fox 1-0901929Bradley BeachE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
8. M Fox vs L Steiner  0-1571929Bradley BeachD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Kupchik vs M Fox  1-0591929Bradley BeachE12 Queen's Indian
10. M Fox vs H Steiner 1-0221929Bradley BeachC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
11. H R Bigelow vs M Fox  0-1301929Bradley BeachC13 French
12. Marshall vs M Fox ½-½461929Bradley BeachA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Kevitz vs M Fox  0-1301929Bradley BeachA12 English with b3
14. M Fox vs I S Turover  ½-½481929Bradley BeachC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
15. M Fox vs Santasiere  0-1771931New York InternationalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. Marshall vs M Fox 1-0211931Masters TournamentE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. M Fox vs Capablanca 0-1521931New YorkE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
18. M Fox vs I A Horowitz  ½-½181931New York InternationalA33 English, Symmetrical
19. M Fox vs I S Turover  1-0451931New York InternationalE60 King's Indian Defense
20. M Fox vs Dake  0-1601931New York InternationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Kevitz vs M Fox  1-0301931New York InternationalA13 English
22. Kashdan vs M Fox  1-0361931New YorkC71 Ruy Lopez
23. Ed. Lasker vs M Fox  0-1701931New York InternationalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. H Steiner vs M Fox  1-0261931New York InternationalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Kupchik vs M Fox  1-0461931New York InternationalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
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Jul-18-04  DanielBryant: Impressive competition.
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  Benzol: Maurice Fox
Born 14th January 1898 in London
He was Canadian champion in 1927, 1929, 1931 (after playoff), 1932, 1935, 1938, 1940 and 1948.
Dec-29-04  MidnightDuffer: I'd like to see more games by Fox here, I may be able to find one ...
Jan-08-05  WMD: He also beat Capablanca in a simul in London in 1919. Excellent game, which I shall sumbit for upload.
Jan-31-05  WMD: Fox's score is now +2 -1 =1 against world champions.
Feb-01-05  WMD: BCM obituary:

Maurice Fox (14 January 1898 - 25 June 1988) was born in the Ukraine, moved to England at the end of 1898, graduated from the University of London in 1921 and emigrated to Canada in 1923, winning the Canadian title eight times from 1927 to 1949, reports En Passant, journal of the Canadian Chess Federation. His win of the title in 1949 was ahead of Yanofsky, fresh from his European triumphs, and Bohatyrchuk. He beat Bobby Fischer in the 1956 Canadian Open.

Mar-05-06  MorphyMatt: <WMD> Which you will sumbit for download? How do you do that?
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  WannaBe: <MorphyMatt> I did not understand first part of your question, but to submit a game, use the PGN Upload Utility on the home page. (Lower right hand side.)
Apr-22-06  Whitehat1963: Shouldn't his bio say something about him being one of the select few to have played (and beaten!) both Capablanca and Fischer? O.K., so it was a simul against Capa, and Fischer was all of 13 years old. Still, that's impressive enough to mention in his bio.
Apr-22-06  Jim Bartle: "One of the select few?"

Aside from Keres, Reshevsky, Euwe, Fine and (ahem) Fox, are there any??

Apr-22-06  Whitehat1963: Are you saying five players is a lot?
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  Benzol: <Jim> Erich Eliskases
Apr-22-06  Jim Bartle: Whitehat: No, no, I'm saying just the opposite. I'm amazed there are even six (so far).
Apr-22-06  Whitehat1963: You know who is really amazing, though, is Reshevsky, who played every champion from Lasker to Karpov. But unfortunately for him, he was unable to secure wins against Tal, Petrosian, Spassky and Karpov. But he did manage to beat the others. I've often wondered who Reshevsky considered the greatest chessplayer of all time.
May-18-09  WhiteRook48: he has a plus score vs Fischer
Aug-07-11  BIDMONFA: Maurice Fox

FOX, Maurice

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. chess master Maurice Fox.
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  perfidious: Getting to sit opposite such titans as Capablanca, Alekhine and Fischer is a nice resume, considering that Fox was not a top-class player, even if Fischer was not yet the formidable force he would soon become.
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  ChessHigherCat: <perfidious: Getting to sit opposite such titans as Capablanca, Alekhine and Fischer is a nice resume, considering that Fox was not a top-class player, even if Fischer was not yet the formidable force he would soon become.>

At least he could have entitled his memoirs "I played them all". Sounds like Reshevsky played them all, too, more successfully, but Fox definitely had his moments judging by his win against Capa.

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  Retireborn: Does anybody know if this guy's parents were diplomats or such, or did they change their name on leaving the Ukraine?
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  beatgiant: <Retireborn>
Someone asks exactly this question in Winter's Chess Notes #6115, and he replies with a bio of Fox from _Chess World_, Dec. 1, 1949 but it does not have the answer.

Several biographies of Fox state that he was Jewish. In those times, for historical reasons, there were a lot of Jews with German-sounding names in the Western part of the Russian empire. So my best guess is, <they changed their name on leaving the Ukraine> from something similar, perhaps Fuchs (means 'fox' in German).

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  Retireborn: <beatgiant> Many thanks for that, very helpful.
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