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Letter #34 -  2011

Sub:    Bobby Fischer's first rated tournament
08/05/11  10:11:29 AM EDT
From:  Jim W

Hi, I am looking for a unique game played by Fischer in 1955 when he was only twelve years old. I went through your Fischer.pgn file and the game could not be found.

The President of the Brooklyn Chess Club Carmine Nigro persuaded the young Fischer to participate in the 5th Amateur U.S. Championship held at Lake Mohegan in New York State.

This is the only one known game from this event that Fischer (black) played, and ended in a draw against Albert Humphrey (1780) of Massachusetts. It was also Bobby Fischer's first rated tournament.

Any chance you guys can add it up to your pgn files page?

Thank you in advance.

 Dear visitor,

The pgn game has been already added to the Fischer.pgn file:

[Event "U.S. Amateur Ch"]
[Site "Lake Mohegan, NY"]
[Date "1955/05/21"]
[White "Humphrey, Albert"]
[Black "Fischer, Bobby"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E90"]
[WhiteElo "1780"]
[Plycount "65"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 O-O 5.e4 d6 6.h3 Nbd7 7.Be3 e5 8.d5 a5 9.Be2 b6 10.O-O Ne8 11.Qc2 Nc5 12.Nh2 f5 13.f3 f4 14.Bf2 Qg5 15.Kh1 Bd7 16.Rg1 Nf6 17.g4? fxg3 18.Rxg3 Qh6 19.Nd1 Nh5 20.Rg1 Bxh3 21.Be3 Nf4 22.Nf2 Bf6?! 23.Rg3 Bd7 24.Nfg4 Bxg4?! 25.Rxg4 Qg7?! 26.Rag1 Be7 27.Qd2 Rf7 28.R1g3 Raf8 29.Bxf4 Rxf4 30.Rh3 Qf7 31.Rgg3 Bh4 32.Rg4 Bf2 33.Bd1 1/2-1/2

The game:

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