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Michael Fallone
Number of games in database: 62
Years covered: 1956 to 1994
Overall record: +18 -31 =13 (39.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-23-1938, 82 years old) United Kingdom

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Michael Fallone was born in Scotland and was Scottish Champion in 1963. He moved to Dundee after the Havana Olympiad around 1967.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Fallone vs H Kramer  0-1341956Moscow Olympiad qual-2A48 King's Indian
2. Ivkov vs M Fallone 1-0251956Moscow Olympiad qual-2C41 Philidor Defense
3. M Fallone vs C Poulsen 0-1261956Moscow Olympiad qual-2C50 Giuoco Piano
4. A Kinzel vs M Fallone  1-0241956Moscow Olympiad qual-2C03 French, Tarrasch
5. M Fallone vs Zhamsaran  0-1571956Moscow Olympiad qual-2A48 King's Indian
6. Y Porat vs M Fallone  1-0331956Moscow Olympiad qual-2A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
7. M Fallone vs R Gupta  ½-½441956Moscow Olympiad Final-CD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A Aggos vs M Fallone  ½-½301956Moscow Olympiad Final-CD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. B P Reilly vs M Fallone  1-0631956Moscow Olympiad Final-CE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
10. M Fallone vs O Benkner  ½-½401956Moscow Olympiad Final-CD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Y Safvat vs M Fallone  ½-½191956Moscow Olympiad Final-CC19 French, Winawer, Advance
12. A R B Thomas vs M Fallone  1-0311959BCF-chC12 French, McCutcheon
13. M Fallone vs A Y Green  0-1241959BCF-chA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. R G Wade vs M Fallone  1-0721959BCF-chD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. M Fallone vs J M Soesan  0-1271959BCF-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. M Fallone vs F Clough  0-1191959BCF-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. D A Curtis vs M Fallone  0-1201959BCF-chD04 Queen's Pawn Game
18. M Fallone vs F Parr  0-1291959BCF-chA80 Dutch
19. M Fallone vs J B Howson  0-1461959BCF-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. J W Naylor vs M Fallone  0-1351959BCF-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. N L Freeman vs M Fallone  ½-½621959BCF-chC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
22. M Fallone vs J H Beaty 0-1211959BCF-chB20 Sicilian
23. M Fallone vs A Hall 0-1161960Great BritainC57 Two Knights
24. M Fallone vs B Jansson  0-1251964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-3D02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Forintos vs M Fallone  1-0401964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-3A21 English
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  Benzol: Michael Fallone
Scottish Champion in 1963.
Mar-09-05  PaulKeres: Thanks Benzol, that's good to know, since has nothing on this player.
Nov-16-09  Alan McGowan: Michael Fallone was born in Dundee, Scotland, on 23 November 1938. He showed great promise as a junior player and, as such, he represented Scotland in Glorney Cup junior team competitions between 1952 and 1957, and won the Glasgow Boys' (under eighteen) Championship for 1954 with a clean score of 8 wins.

Michael played for Scotland against England in the matches in 1955, 1958 and 1962. In the first of these he reached his 17th birthday a few days before the match was played, and celebrated by defeating Haygarth.

He competed in several Scottish championships. In 1956 the championship was held in his home city of Dundee, and their were high hopes locally for success. As it was, the experienced Dr J.M. Aitken took the title with 8½/9 in an all-play-all tournament, but Michael captured second place with 7 points, without loss. This was a fine result, considering his age.

In the 1957 Scottish Championship, Michael scored 6½/9 to finish in joint 2nd-4th places with George Dickson and N.A. Macleod. The winner was Dr Aitken with 8.

In the 1958 event, Dr Aitken won again with 10/11, and this time Michael's great junior rival, George Dickson took clear 2nd place with 9½. Michael finished with 7½ to share 3rd and 4th places with N.A. Perkins. Michael's score was interesting; one draw against Aitken, 7 wins and three successive losses, in rounds 6-8.

Michael did not compete in the event over the next four year, but returned triumphantly to win the Scottish Championship in 1963 with a score of 6½ points in the seven round Swiss tournament, ahead of Ken McAlpine with 6, and fourteen others. In his report of the tournament for the British Chess Magazine, Dr J.M. Aitken stated about Fallone:

"His main characteristic is a tactical resourcefulness that is often apt to draw or even win a lost position and this trait stood him in good stead once or twice in this tournament."

Michael Fallone played in three Olympiads for Scotland: Moscow 1956, Tel-Aviv 1964 and Havana 1966. He provided some personal comments about his Olympiad chess career, which were incorporated in an article that appeared in Scottish Chess No. 174, June 2001.

Alan McGowan
Historian, Chess Scotland

Nov-16-09  Dredge Rivers: Fallone, Falltwo, Fallthree,


Feb-08-10  mike fallone jnr: My father was born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire and didn't move to Dundee until 1967 after the Havana Olympiad.
Feb-01-18  Alan McGowan: A biography can be found at

Another article covering Michael Fallone's 'Reminiscences' is at

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