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Georges Koltanowski vs Humphrey Bogart
"The Brain Mutiny" (game of the day Apr-28-2007)
Blind exhibition game (1952) (exhibition), San Francisco, CA USA, Mar-05
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1-0
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Apr-28-07
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  keypusher: Nice pun! And nice Sneaky idea from five years ago...
Apr-28-07  wanabe2000: George Koltanowski played many blindfold exhibits and wrote a chess column for the San Francisco Chronicle for many years.
Apr-28-07
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  fm avari viraf: It was an easy draw as pointed by <sneaky> but sometimes we miss such little combinations due one reason or another.
Sep-17-07
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  sfm: Bogart may be the best "celebrity player" ever.
Sep-17-07
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  Gypsy: Andrei Sakharov, Sergei Prokofiev, Marcel Duchamp, and Victor Dyk, ... probably also deserve consideration.
Sep-28-07  Geronimo: ...not to mention Ray Charles, who may also have been expert level.
Jan-10-08  schnarre: Finished in true Hollywood fashion! ;)
Jan-10-08  Jim Bartle: I believe Che Guevara was a good player, if he counts as a celebrity. Also former ( or current?) Czech president Vaclav Havel.
Jan-11-08  goldenbear: I've read that Aleister Crowley used to play blind simultaneous games. If that is true, he has to be the greatest celebrity chess player ever. Sadly, we have none of his games here on this site.
Jan-11-08
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  Sneaky: After the game, Kolty said "So much for the French Defense!", and Bogart replied, "We'll always have Paris." :-)
Jan-11-08
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  chancho: <Sneaky> And Kolty replied: Here's lookin at you, kid!
Jan-11-08  Jim Bartle: Afterward Bogart couldn't remember the moves, so he asked Koltanowski, "Play it again."
Jan-11-08
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  WannaBe: You guys!! Knock it off! =) I am laughing my be-hind off here.
Jan-11-08  Jim Bartle: You heard him! Round up the usual suspects!
Jan-11-08
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  Sneaky: Of all the chess joints in all the towns in all the world...
Jan-11-08
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  Benzol: "What is this?"

"The stuff dreams are made of".

Sep-17-10  reztap: I never played in a simul against Kolty. I did meet him when he directed a Tourny in Cleveland,Oh in 1975. A very interesting and likeable gentleman. It was won by CSOM.
Sep-17-10  Marmot PFL: here is a site with some games by Aleister Crowley

http://www.chessville.com/misc/Hist...

Sep-17-10  Jim Bartle: I'm sure there are better sources, but in David Niven's autobiography ("The Moon's a Balloon") he wrote that Bogart earned a meager living hustling chess before he started getting roles in the movies.
Sep-17-10
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  HeMateMe: Weren't those guys all drunks? Maybe it was one big hallucination.
Sep-21-12  bengalcat47: In Koltanowski's book Adventures of a Chess Master he describes Bogart as "A real menace. This guy is danger-ous and I'm not kidding." At move 16 K "looked" at the position and said "A nasty, nasty threat," to which Bogart replied, "That's right, bub." After K captured a black knight Bogart said, "Bub, bub, bub, diddle-diddle. Now, I don't know what to do." K replied, "Undoubtedly you will move your Queen's Rook." (The rook at c8.) "Right you are," replied Bogart. At the end of the game, when K moved the f-pawn to f7 and said "check!' Bogart replied "I'm punchy now. I resign." He then said, "I ain't played a serious game for about two years. So long champ. Come and see me in the movies."
Mar-03-17  morfishine: Not too bad play by Bogie vs Kolti, all things considered

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Mar-04-17
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  PhilFeeley: <bengalcat47> Nice story. I didn't know you were allowed to talk during simuls any more than tournaments.
Mar-04-17  morfishine: Einstein vs Oppenheimer, 1933

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Oct-12-17
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  Stonehenge: Photo:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/46/d...

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