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Maxwell Fuller
M Fuller 
Number of games in database: 280
Years covered: 1963 to 1992
Last FIDE rating: 2269
Highest rating achieved in database: 2365

Overall record: +88 -97 =92 (48.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B20 B40 B32 B60 B51
 Reti System (11) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C68 C60 C99 C95 C78
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A46 D02 A40 A45 A41
 French Defense (9) 
    C00 C07 C03 C05 C10
 Uncommon Opening (8) 
    A00 B00
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (28) 
    E62 E91 E75 E90 E94
 Sicilian (24) 
    B21 B30 B22 B47 B75
 French Defense (16) 
    C10 C03 C02 C00
 Robatsch (14) 
 English, 1 c4 c5 (10) 
    A36 A37 A30
 French (9) 
    C10 C00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Tal vs M Fuller, 1974 0-1
   R Emerson vs M Fuller, 1977 0-1
   J Cordovil vs M Fuller, 1964 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Esbjerg-B (1979)
   Australian Masters (1990)
   Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-D (1964)
   British Championship (1970)
   British Championship (1975)
   Aaronson Masters (1979)
   Esbjerg (1980)
   British Championship (1977)
   British Championship (1980)
   British Championship (1969)
   British Championship (1979)
   British Championship (1976)
   1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1977)
   Regency Masters (1984)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)

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(born Jan-28-1945, died Aug-27-2013, 68 years old) Australia

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Born in Sydney, Australia, Max Fuller won the New South Wales title in 1965, 1986 and 1988 (shared). He was Australia's top player in the mid 1970s, when he attained a FIDE rating of 2450. Fuller finished equal second in the British championship in 1970 and 1975, was winner of the 1969 Whitby Open, the Australian Junior Champion in 1962, winner of the Doeberl Cup three times, winner of the Australian Open three times, Joint Australian Champion 1972 with Trevor Hay and competed in nine Olympiads for Australia from 1964-1990. In 1974, he won the 101st Athenaeum Chess Club Jubilee tournament, held in London.

Fuller returned to chess in 2004 after an eight-year absence and finished equal second in the 2004 and 2005 NSW championships.

He was a FIDE master.

Wikipedia article: Maxwell Fuller

Last updated: 2017-08-01 22:45:28

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 583  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Fuller vs K Ozols  ½-½591962AUS-chA81 Dutch
2. C Purdy vs M Fuller  0-1311962AUS-chE14 Queen's Indian
3. G Koshnitsky vs M Fuller  1-0321962AUS-chA00 Uncommon Opening
4. J Kellner vs M Fuller  1-0321963AUS-chB20 Sicilian
5. M Fuller vs F Sulik  0-1521963AUS-chD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. M Fuller vs G G Haase  1-0251963AUS-chC40 King's Knight Opening
7. J Rush vs M Fuller  ½-½471963AUS-chB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. M Fuller vs Chris Wells  1-0251963AUS-chE70 King's Indian
9. M Fuller vs R Lilly  1-0301963AUS-chD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
10. L Schmid vs M Fuller  1-0361963Clare Benedict Cup 10thB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. M Fuller vs G Philippe  1-0361964Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-DC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
12. M Fuller vs C Purdy  0-1401964Ararat, AustraliaB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. M Fuller vs F Yabra  1-0411964Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-DD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. G Garcia vs M Fuller  ½-½471964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-5E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. M Fuller vs R Cantero  0-1481964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-5E70 King's Indian
16. C Radovici vs M Fuller  1-0451964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-5B10 Caro-Kann
17. M Fuller vs J Wolpert  1-0421964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-DB32 Sicilian
18. J Zegada vs M Fuller  0-1351964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-DE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
19. J Cordovil vs M Fuller 0-1391964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-DB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. M Ioannidis vs M Fuller  0-1251964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-DE90 King's Indian
21. M Fuller vs W Geus 0-1341966Goolwa CupA90 Dutch
22. O Sarapu vs M Fuller  1-0341967New Zealand Ch.A90 Dutch
23. Smyslov vs M Fuller  1-0291968Hastings 6869E60 King's Indian Defense
24. R Persitz vs M Fuller  ½-½371968Hastings 6869C10 French
25. C Kottnauer vs M Fuller  1-0281968Hastings 6869A00 Uncommon Opening
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  Benzol: Maxwell Leonard Fuller
Born 28th January 1945 in Sydney
He was joint Australian champion in 1971-72.
Aug-07-05  britny rules: wrong maxwell leonared fuller was born 28.8767 January 1945 in Sydney so there.
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  Benzol: I said "I don't get it" and <britny> said "That's right!"


Jan-28-06  BIDMONFA: Maxwell Leonard Fuller

FULLER, Maxwell Leonard

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  Benzol: As it's his birthday today here's a game of his that's certainly worth a look at.

Tal vs M Fuller, 1974

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  GrahamClayton: Fuller also competed in the 1963 World Junior championship at Vrnjacka Banja in Yugoslavia, finishing with a score of 4.5/10 in the B-final.

Source: Anthony Wright "Australian International Chess: 1946 to 1972". Melbourne 2001

Jul-22-11  ozmikey: Walking back from work to the train station yesterday, I passed Max going in the opposite direction. The poor bloke looks in a very bad way. Very thin and pale (not to mention walking through the pouring rain without an umbrella or a raincoat), and almost indifferent to his surroundings, as if he'd had a stroke. Anyone know more about his health and general wellbeing lately?
Aug-01-13  ozmikey: An update to my post of two years ago:

Again this afternoon I passed Max at almost the same spot, and without going into details he is in a truly heartbreaking physical state. I spoke with him briefly and he said haltingly that he's suffering from a serious heart condition, but is still living on his own. It seemed pretty clear to me that he desperately needs to get into some sort of regular care.

I'm wondering whether other members of the Oz chess community would consider getting a little fund together to allow one of our finest players of yesteryear some dignity in his old age?

Aug-01-13  twinlark: <ozmikey>

You should raise this in Not many Aussies here.

I remember meeting Max back in the early 1970s, when he was experimenting with the Dragon and at the top of his game.

Hopefully if the Aussie chess community realises his plight, it'll pull together to help him.

Aug-02-13  ozmikey: <twinlark> I've actually just contacted a couple of people in the Sydney chess community who are/were fairly close to Max to try and get some more information. I could always have gotten a mistaken impression yesterday...but I doubt it.
Aug-03-13  twinlark: Keep me in touch, so I can tell people around Canberra. If the hat is passed around, I'm sure a few of us can assist.
Aug-27-13  ozmikey: I'm afraid what I feared has come to pass.

Max suffered a stroke sometime before last Thursday when a chess friend came to take him to the funeral of Peter Parr, and found him unconscious. He was taken to hospital and put into palliative care, but he passed away earlier this evening (Australian time).

RIP Max Fuller. A fine player who represented Australia with distinction for decades at Olympiads and other team championships and was a legend of the Sydney chess scene. Altogether a dreadfully sad month for Australian chess with Peter lost to us as well.

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  Benzol: RIP Max
Aug-28-13  Eastfrisian: RIP Mr. Fuller
Sep-01-13  Karpova: Obituary by the 'BCM':
Sep-01-13  twinlark: OMG....R.I.P Max Fuller.

I remember him well.

Sep-01-13  wordfunph: RIP FM Max Fuller.
Aug-20-14  optimal play: This game is from the 16th Chess Olympiad played in Tel Aviv 1964

D-Final; 2nd round; 14th November

Max Fuller (Australia) vs Jack Wolpert (South Africa)

[Event "16th Chess Olympiad"]
[Site "Tel Aviv, Israel"]
[Date "1964.11.14"]
[EventDate "1964.11.02"]
[Round "2(D-Final)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Maxwell Leonard Fuller"]
[Black "Jack Wolpert"]
[ECO "B34"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Bc4 a6 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. e5 Ng8 9. Qf3 e6 10. Ne4 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qxe5 12. Bc3 Qf5 13. Bxh8 d5 14. Qxf5 gxf5 15. Nf6+ Nxf6 16. Bxf6 dxc4 17. O-O-O Bd7 18. Rd4 c3 19. bxc3 c5 20. Rh4 h6 21. Rh3 Bc6 22. Rg3 Kd7 23. Rd1+ Kc7 24. Be5+ Kb6 25. Bd6 Bd5 26. Rxd5 exd5 27. Rg8 Bxd6 28. Rxa8 Bxh2 29. Rf8 Bg1 30. f3 Be3+ 31. Kd1 Kb5 32. Rxf7 f4 33. Rb7+ Kc4 34. Rb6 a5 35. a4 Kxc3 36. Rb3+ Kc4 37. Rb5 d4 38. Rxa5 d3 39. Ra7 Kc3 40. cxd3 Kxd3 41. Rd7+ Kc4 42. Rb7 1-0

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Fuller was on board 4 and played in three out of six games in the qualifying group stage, finishing with a score of only [+0 =1 -2]

Unfortunately, the rest of the team didn't do much better finishing 7th out of 7 and thus relegated to the D-Final.

However in the D-Final Fuller played in six out of the seven games achieving a perfect score of 6/6

That effort contributed to Australia coming 1st in the D-Final.

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