Maurice Fox

(1898-1988)

2000 Canadian Chess Hall of Fame

Record eight times Canadian Champion (1927, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1940, 1949)

2nd place Canadian Championship (1937, 1941, 1946)

1950 13th place, U.S. Open Championship (only undefeated player)

Many times Montreal Champion, Speed Champion

1929 5th place, Bradley Beach, New Jersey, USA

1923 Arrived in Canada

1921 Electrical engineering degree, University of London

Born Ukraine

Defeated future World Champions Jose Capablanca and Robert Fischer, and drew future World Champion Alexander Alekhine:

Jose Capablanca - Maurice Fox, Simultaneous Exhibition, London, England, 1919.09.18

Alexander Alekhine - Maurice Fox, Toronto, Ontario, 1924

Robert Fischer - Maurice Fox, Canadian Open, Montreal, Quebec, Round 4, 1956

 

Contributors: John Donaldson (photo); Hugh Brodie.

Copyright 2011. David Cohen.

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