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Pavey, Max

While a student in Scotland, Max Pavey (1918-1957) won the Scottisch Champion in 1939.  He was U.S. Ligntnng Champion in 1947.  He was New York State Champion in 1949.  In 1950, his U.S. Chess Federation rating was 2442 (#15 in the U.S.).  In 1951, Pavey was the first master that Bobby Fischer played.  It was a simultaneous exhibition that Pavey was giving, and Fischer lost.  He died of leukemia and radium poisoning.

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