First Three-move National was When? -- Answer

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First Three-move National was When? -- Answer

Postby rich beckwith on Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:44 am

Any trivia buffs know when three-move play began in National Tournaments? I'm thinking either 1937 (Asa Long's win in Ohio) or 1934 (Hunt in NY), but I don't have the 8th A. Ty. book for 1934. I'm trying to get a report together.
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Re: First Three-move National was When?

Postby Palomino on Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:03 pm

Hi Rich,

I talked to Al Darrow today, he told me the 8th ACA National Ty was the first time for 3-move to be used, this was in Jamestown, NY Aug. 13-29, 1934. (Won by Edwin Hunt)

I cut and pasted the following from Richard Fortman's bio of Hunt:
He entered the 8th US Open at Jamestown, New York in 1934, the first played on the new 3-move style. He defeated DeBearn, Apel and Ryan while losing to Rubin on an oversight. He then went on to defeat the Detroit Grandmaster Rubin in two successive rounds to win the US title. Many years later he told me he considered this the greatest victory of his long career

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