Number of games in database: 5
Years covered: 1956 to 1976
Overall record: +1 -4 =0 (20.0%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
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(born 1921) Poland (citizen of Canada)
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|Josef (Joe - "kill as you go") Smolij was a chess hustler that would play all night on Toronto's Gould street tables (near Ryerson University's Garden district) for a few quarters/game. "I'm poor in the pocketbook but rich in the mind" has also been uttered by him with his thick Polish accent. He moved out at age 14 and migrated to Canada in 1954, working as a machinist for the next 2 decades - until his boss would no longer allow his chessboard nearby him at work. He won the Ontario chess championship in 1959.|
References: Montreal Gazette, January 28th, 1978, http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/va...
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