Number of games in database: 89
Years covered: 1941 to 1989
Last FIDE rating: 2275
Overall record: +33 -38 =18 (47.2%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
Most played openings
|B01|| ||Scandinavian (8 games)||D50|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined (5 games)||D35|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined (3 games)||A04|| ||Reti Opening (3 games)||B22|| ||Sicilian, Alapin (3 games)||B45|| ||Sicilian, Taimanov (3 games)||B21|| ||Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4 (3 games)||C02|| ||French, Advance (2 games)||D37|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined (2 games)||D14|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation (2 games)|
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| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 89
|1. Marshall vs L Levy
||1-0||24||1941||Marshall Chess Club Championship||C12 French, McCutcheon|
|2. A Raettig vs L Levy
||1-0||22||1941||Manhattan CC Championship. Prelim B||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|3. Santasiere vs L Levy
|| ||0-1||34||1941||Marshall CC Championship (/42)||A06 Reti Opening|
|4. L Levy vs H Steiner
|| ||0-1||46||1942||United States Championship||C29 Vienna Gambit|
|5. L Levy vs Reshevsky
|| ||0-1||52||1942||United States Championship||C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack|
|6. L Levy vs Kashdan
|| ||0-1||44||1942||United States Championship||C29 Vienna Gambit|
|7. L Levy vs Denker
||0-1||12||1942||United States Championship||B55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack|
|8. J Levin vs L Levy
|| ||½-½||41||1942||Ventnor City||E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3|
|9. L Levy vs J Moskowitz
|| ||0-1||39||1942||Ventnor City||C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|10. S Bernstein vs L Levy
|| ||1-0||35||1942||Ventnor City||D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation|
|11. Yanofsky vs L Levy
|| ||0-1||40||1942||Ventnor City||B03 Alekhine's Defense|
|12. L Levy vs A Pinkus
||1-0||25||1942||Ventnor City||D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|13. Shainswit vs L Levy
|| ||1-0||61||1942||Ventnor City||D92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4|
|14. L Levy vs W Suesman
|| ||½-½||63||1942||Ventnor City||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|15. L Chauvenet vs L Levy
||0-1||47||1942||Ventnor City||D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation|
|16. L Levy vs J F Donovan
|| ||0-1||34||1942||Ventnor City||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|17. R Cross vs L Levy
|| ||0-1||39||1955||56th US Open||B01 Scandinavian|
|18. L Levy vs A Kaufman
|| ||0-1||52||1955||56th US Open||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|19. L Levy vs H Seidman
|| ||½-½||34||1955||56th US Open||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|20. A Turner vs L Levy
|| ||½-½||47||1955||56th US Open||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|21. L Levy vs W Addison
|| ||0-1||24||1955||56th US Open||B32 Sicilian|
|22. J G Sullivan vs L Levy
|| ||½-½||27||1955||56th US Open||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|23. L Levy vs A Suhobeck
|| ||0-1||38||1955||56th US Open||C30 King's Gambit Declined|
|24. L Levy vs Bisguier
|| ||0-1||26||1956||Metropolitan League||C38 King's Gambit Accepted|
|25. L Levy vs N Halper
|| ||1-0||80||1957||Marshall CC-ch 1956/57||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 89
|Jul-16-07|| ||aazqua: Louis Levy certainly is good at getting beat by some good players.|
|Nov-25-10|| ||Xeroxx: Dude is still alive?|
|Jun-30-11|| ||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.|
|Jun-30-11|| ||TheFocus: I submitted this game today.
L Levy vs Fischer, 1971
|Dec-19-11|| ||Xeroxx: Dude is dead?|
|Feb-09-12|| ||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|
|Feb-29-12|| ||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
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.
|Oct-27-12|| ||FSR: Levy is probably the only player ever to play Marshall, Fischer, and Kamsky - three great U.S. players from three different eras.|
|Oct-27-12|| ||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?
|Oct-27-12|| ||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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