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Bruce Alberston
Number of games in database: 11
Years covered: 1979 to 1984
Last FIDE rating: 2280
Overall record: +4 -1 =6 (63.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-25-1942, died Nov-23-2014, 72 years old) United States of America

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Alberston vs T Sipusic  1-037197980th US OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
2. J Miel vs B Alberston  ½-½57197980th US OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
3. B Greenstein vs B Alberston  0-138197980th US OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. B Alberston vs Z Gajic  ½-½35197980th US OpenD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
5. A Slonskis vs B Alberston  0-129197980th US OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
6. B Alberston vs C Carlson ½-½36197980th US OpenE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
7. A Ellenberg vs B Alberston  0-135197980th US OpenC13 French
8. V McCambridge vs B Alberston  ½-½26197980th US OpenD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
9. B Alberston vs J Meyer  ½-½71197980th US OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
10. O Kroll vs B Alberston  1-047197980th US OpenA17 English
11. B Alberston vs A Soltis  ½-½221984Goldwater-Marshall TournamentE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
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  GrahamClayton: 1968 Pennsylvania State Champion and author of "51 Chess Openings for Beginners" and "Chess Mazes".
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  paulalbert: Bruce passed away on November 23, 2014. Bruce was a year older than I. We did battle with each other for several years in the Lehigh Valley PA Junior Championship. I finished 3rd behind Bruce in 1959, who won, ( we drew our last round game ). I won the next year, but only because Bruce was too old to be eligible to compete; he was clearly the strongest of the group of younger players in the area, and the only one who went on to a professional capacity in chess.

With many other of his friends I spoke at the memorial held at the Marshall Chess Club in NY, but was not able to go to the memorial event in his home town of Allentown, PA.

An annual memorial tournament in his honor is still held in the Lehigh Valley.

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  HeMateMe: I own the Chess Mazes book. I didn't recognize the name at first. I like the book, it kind of makes you think more about the geometry of the chess board.

Sounds like the man died too young.

Oct-25-22  Granny O Doul: I saw a copy of Albertson's "Savage Chess Openings Traps" (published 2017, printed 2018) at the library, and the cover, back cover, copyright page, all read as if the author were still alive. Perhaps they don't know?

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