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Mabel Burlingame
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1961 to 1962

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(born Jan-14-1910, died Aug-31-2000, 90 years old) United States of America

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She won the U.S. Women's Open in 1972 and played in several U.S. women's chess championships. She won several Arizona women's championships and won the 1962 Idaho women's championship.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Lutz vs M Burlingame  0-125196162nd US OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Koltanowski vs M Burlingame  1-0321962SimulC55 Two Knights Defense
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  GrahamClayton: Mabel Burlingame was a prominent chess player in Phoenix, Arizona in the late 1950's. In June of 1958, nine or ten chessplayers met at Mabel Burlingame’s residence to form the 100% USCF Phoenix Chess Club, and elected Dr. Rudolf Schwarz as the first President.

In 1962 Mrs Burlingame won the Idaho Women's Championship.

Sep-27-10  Shams: This will sound snarky and I don't mean it as such, but-- how strong do we imagine the 1962 Idaho Women's championship *was*?
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  GrahamClayton: <Shams>This will sound snarky and I don't mean it as such, but-- how strong do we imagine the 1962 Idaho Women's championship *was*?

The next Idaho women's championship was not held until 1972. As Mrs Burlingame was from Phoenix, I would say that there weren't too many local players in the state in the 1960's.

Aug-14-12  SBC: .

The Eleanor "Mabel" Burlingame in the bio above does not seem to be the Mabel Burlingame who was the Arizona and Idaho women's champion. I am reading the obit of Eleanor "Mabel" Burlingame who died on Dec. 11, 2010. It says she was married to Howard Burlingame on June 24, 1944. The chess-playing Mabel Burlingame was married to Elmer Burlingame. The obit photo of the 87 y.o. Eleanor, even given her age, looks nothing like the Mabel Burlingame of 1960. I think this bio should be reconsidered.

As an aside, it's interesting to note that Jackie Piatigorsky had been the 1955 Idaho women's champion.

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  Stonehenge: <SBC>

I've found the right Burlingame and changed the bio.

Sep-10-14  ogden: Mabel and Elmer Burlingame were strong fixtures of the Phoenix Chess Club during the sixties when I was active there. Mabel was well respected not just for her chess prowess and accomplishments but also for her dedication to the game and the club.
Nov-13-15  moranb: This request is for Ogden. I am interested in the History of Chess and the History of women who competed in chess events. Could we exchange emails so I can discuss your insights about the History of chess in Phoenix as well as the career of players like Mrs. Burlingame? I am a College Professor of History. Take care.
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