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|Jul-21-12|| ||wordfunph: rest in peace, Jacqueline..
|Jul-22-12|| ||HeMateMe: <http://images.search.yahoo.com/imag...>|
Ms. P passed away july 15, age 100. I do wish she had kept her tournament running, we have so few good ones here, these days.
|Jul-23-12|| ||brankat: A very fine person!
I didn't know about her being also a sculptor. After seeing the photos of some of her work (provided here by <Riverbeast>) I'd say she was a talented artist, too.
|Jul-23-12|| ||andrewjsacks: Those of us who had the honor and great good fortune to know her personally benefited in many ways, as did American chess as a whole. She was truly one of a kind, and in terms of our nation's chess heritage, her name should be emblazoned shoulder to shoulder with the greatest players we have produced.|
|Jul-23-12|| ||talisman: thanks for the memories.|
|Oct-19-12|| ||OhioChessFan: http://www.trbimg.com/img-500b6539/...|
|Oct-20-12|| ||brankat: A fabulous chess sets' collection!|
|Sep-08-13|| ||Karpova: Edward Winter's feature article <Chess: Jacqueline and Gregor Piatigorsky>: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...|
|Sep-08-13|| ||TheFocus: Nice article. I am mentioned in it.|
|Sep-08-13|| ||JoergWalter: <TheFocus> respect.
<Nikolai Brunni (Honolulu, HI, USA) has found several of Jacqueline Piatigorskyís games in Chess Life, 1955>|
Now, I have an indication that you are not <Eric Schiller> :-)
|Sep-08-13|| ||TheFocus: It's a ficticious name to throw <AJ> off my tracks.|
|Sep-08-13|| ||TheFocus: It's a shame that only 6 of her games are available. I have several not in here I will submit.|
Don't you think her life would make a good chess movie?
|Sep-08-13|| ||JoergWalter: With Merryl Streep in "the devil plays 3 knights"?|
|Sep-08-13|| ||JoergWalter: <TheFocus: It's a ficticious name to throw <AJ> off my tracks.>|
Oh, how tricky you are. But <AJ> is a first class watchdog and won't let you off.
|Nov-06-14|| ||PhilFeeley: Since she was quite an active player, there should be more of her games here.|
|Nov-06-14|| ||Nosnibor: <PhilFeely> To help your request for more games of this lady despite <TheFocus> offering to submit more games of this player I append a game that she won in Los Angeles in 1952 during a County Championship. White:J.Piatigorsky,Black:Madrid Sicilian,Plycount B58.1e4,c5.2Nf3,Nc6.3d4,cxd4.4Nxe4,Nf6.5Nc3,d6.6-
|Nov-06-14|| ||TheFocus: <Nosnibor> I submitted all I had.|
|Dec-07-14|| ||Stonehenge: Some great stuff here:
|Dec-07-14|| ||MissScarlett: That's some nose on her.|
|Dec-07-14|| ||WannaBe: <Stonehenge> Thanks for that, great read!! (Bobby Fischer throws a fit, what else is new?)|
|Dec-07-14|| ||chancho: <Jacqueline Piatigorsky: Chess Renaissance Woman>|
|Jun-08-18|| ||wrap99: I am wondering if anyone knows when she quit completely playing tournament chess? Was she still around LA-area chess tournaments in the late 1970s or early 1980s? There were very few female players in those days but I have vague recollections of someone who might have been her.|
|Jun-08-18|| ||andrewjsacks: <wrap99> Ever-busy and creative, she got interested in sculpting and basically abandoned chess organizing and patronizing and playing around 1977, after her husband, Gregor's, death in 1976. Some of her fine sculptures can be found by Googling. She had works on display in several art galleries in the L.A. area.|
|Jun-10-18|| ||wrap99: <andrewjsacks> Hmm, still not impossible. I definitely met people who knew her. In those pre-Internet days, the significance of who a person was was not as easily discovered but there were many world-class intelligent/talented people at tournaments in non-chess fields who just played chess for fun. Also more than one actor who one would recognize even if not top stars.|
|Jun-10-18|| ||AylerKupp: <<wrap99> No, itís not impossible that she was playing tournament chess in the 1970s and 1980s. But both <andrewjsacks> and I met Mrs. Piatigorsky several times while we were both active in the Herman Steiner Jr. / Student Chess Club which she sponsored. I donít know about <andrewjsacks> but I donít remember any mention of her tournament chess activities in the 1960s, and her tournament chess participation was not mentioned in, for example, http://www.chessmaniac.com/hollywoo... , although some of her earlier tournament activities were. And there is no mention of her tournament activities in http://www.chessdryad.com/articles/.... So I suspect that she was not active in tournament play in the 1960s, at least not in a major way.|
Of course, she could have taken a break from tournament activities in the 1960s and resumed in the 1970s and 1980s. But I doubt it. She had many interests and I think that by the 1960s she shifted her efforts from playing in chess tournaments to sponsoring chess tournaments and matches such as the first and second Piatigorsky cups in 1963 and 1966 and the 1961 Fischer-Reshevsky match plus her support and encouragement of the development of junior chess. For which many of us are very grateful.
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