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Louis Levy
Number of games in database: 69
Years covered: 1941 to 1989
Last FIDE rating: 2275
Overall record: +27 -31 =11 (47.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-10-1921, died Mar-28-2011, 90 years old) United States of America

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He was a FIDE Master in chess, and a Life Master in bridge. He is the only person known to have played Frank James Marshall, Robert James Fischer, and Gata Kamsky.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Marshall vs L Levy 1-0241941ch Marshall CCC12 French, McCutcheon
2. A Raettig vs L Levy 1-0221941Manhattan CC Championship. Prelim BC50 Giuoco Piano
3. S Bernstein vs L Levy  1-0351942Ventnor CityD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
4. L Levy vs W Suesman  ½-½631942Ventnor CityD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. L Levy vs Pinkus  1-0251942Ventnor CityD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
6. L Levy vs H Steiner  0-1461942USA-chC29 Vienna Gambit
7. L Levy vs Reshevsky  0-1521942USA-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
8. L Levy vs Kashdan  0-1441942USA-chC29 Vienna Gambit
9. L Levy vs Denker 0-1121942USA-chB55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
10. R Cross vs L Levy  0-139195556th US OpenB01 Scandinavian
11. L Levy vs A Kaufman  0-152195556th US OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. L Levy vs Seidman  ½-½34195556th US OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
13. A Turner vs L Levy  ½-½47195556th US OpenD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
14. L Levy vs W G Addison  0-124195556th US OpenB32 Sicilian
15. J G Sullivan vs L Levy  ½-½27195556th US OpenD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
16. L Levy vs A Suhobeck  0-138195556th US OpenC30 King's Gambit Declined
17. L Levy vs Bisguier  0-1261956Metropolitan LeagueC38 King's Gambit Accepted
18. F Cramer vs L Levy  0-124195960th US OpenB01 Scandinavian
19. R Vincent vs L Levy  1-052195960th US OpenB01 Scandinavian
20. R B Johnson vs L Levy  0-135195960th US OpenA15 English
21. B E Owens vs L Levy  0-133195960th US OpenB01 Scandinavian
22. L Levy vs C Brasket  1-036195960th US OpenB27 Sicilian
23. L Levy vs E Hearst  ½-½33195960th US OpenB32 Sicilian
24. L Levy vs R H Steinmeyer  ½-½57195960th US OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. Berliner vs L Levy  1-029195960th US OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Jul-16-07  aazqua: Louis Levy certainly is good at getting beat by some good players.
Nov-25-10  Xeroxx: Dude is still alive?
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  GrahamClayton: Levy died on the 20th of March 2011, aged 90. He would be one of the few players to have played both Frank Marshall and Bobby Fischer.
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  TheFocus: I submitted this game today.

L Levy vs Fischer, 1971

Dec-19-11  Xeroxx: Dude is dead?
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  Stonehenge: According to the nytimes he died on the 28th:

Paid Notice: Deaths

Published: April 3, 2011

LEVY--Louis, chess champion, bridge life master, listed in Who's Who in the World died March 28 Los Angeles, California at age 90, survived by his wife, Gloria, children and grandchildren.

Feb-29-12  Xeroxx: wow amazing
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  Phony Benoni: Just took a quick look at the last couple of pages of Marshall games, and these players can be added to the list of common Marshall--Fischer opponents:

Sidney Norman Bernstein
Arnold Denker
Alexander Kevitz
Samuel Reshevsky
Anthony Santasiere

We don't have any games betweeen Fine and Marshall, but they surely played. And I'm sure there are others.

Among non-US players, I'll start the ball rolling with Max Euwe and Maurice Fox.

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  FSR: Levy is probably the only player ever to play Marshall, Fischer, and Kamsky - three great U.S. players from three different eras.
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  HeMateMe: This is certainly an interesting find, <FSR>. He also played Byrne, Korchnoi and Reshevsky, as well as Denker and Kashdan. He certainly got to play a bit over his head, for being a relatively low strength guy.

I wonder if a similar link (Six degrees of Bacon) exists for Morphy, and future USA champions?

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  FSR: <HeMateMe: This is certainly an interesting find, <FSR>. He also played Byrne, Korchnoi and Reshevsky, as well as Denker and Kashdan. He certainly got to play a bit over his head, for being a relatively low strength guy.>

While not in the (world) class of the players you mention, Levy was no slouch. For example, looking at the bound 1962 volume of <Chess Life>, I see that in December 1962 he had a rating of 2352. Only 13 players in the country had Senior Master (2400 and above) ratings, and 12 of them were or later became GMs or IMs.

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