|Jan-28-04|| ||Resignation Trap: Factor was a prominent figure in the Chicago area for many years. Nearly all of his chess career he was an American, but the best source of information on him is on a Polish website:|
|Apr-21-05|| ||soberknight: "Fear Factor" (pun potential for games he won). |
|Apr-05-08|| ||biglo: Pity there are more than 10 wins of his in the database because you could have said he had the X Factor|
|Sep-22-09|| ||johnlspouge: When in doubt, ... ???
If you had taken math at my high school, you'd know what to do.
|Sep-22-09|| ||cuendillar: He was a D Factor from Poland though.|
|Sep-22-09|| ||whiteshark: Does <D> stands for <decisive>?|
|Jan-27-10|| ||Phony Benoni: Factor appears here, in a group shot taken at the 8th American Chess Congress, Atlantic City, 1921:|
Hope you can view it sideways. The key is on the next page, but most of the big names are seated in the second row, viewing from left to right: <Frank J. Marshall, Samuel D. Factor, Vladimir Sournin, David Janowski, Rev. B. M Neill, Norman T. Whitaker> (now you now why the Rev. is in there), <Charles Jaffe, Stasch Mlotkowski>. At the very end of this row is <I.S. Turover>
|Nov-03-10|| ||technical draw: Samuel Factor was Max Factor's nephew not brother as some say in his games. Samuel's father Daniel was Max's brother.|
|Sep-22-12|| ||andrewjsacks: <TD> That relationship is correct: nephew, not brother. People better *makeup* their minds to understand it properly.|
|Sep-22-12|| ||Abdel Irada: I can only hope that "The Samuel D. Factor" will be a better show than "The O'Reilly Factor."|
At least it has better inbuilt rap potential.
|Sep-22-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <Phony Benoni>: Great old image — especially after I downloaded it and rotated it 90 degrees. But where is Marshall's trademark cigar? He can't expect to do a proper job threatening Nimzovich without it.|
|Sep-22-12|| ||TheFocus: Wasn't one of the Factor brothers a notorious gangster?|
|Sep-22-12|| ||andrewjsacks: Yes, his half-brother John, I believe.|
|Sep-22-12|| ||perfidious: <andrew> cha-CHING!!!|
|Mar-06-13|| ||Caissanist: Curiously, Edward Lasker's <Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters> does not mention Factor at all, although Factor was obviously Lasker's main rival as leading player in Chicago during the 1920s and 1930s. Perhaps there was bad blood between them, but it may just be that Lasker found his two losses to Factor a bit embarrassing. At one point he claims that "[I]n 1923 I had been acknowledged as the only serious contender for Marshall's title" as U.S. champion, which would not have seemed as credible were he to mention his loss to Factor (and resulting third place finish) in the 1922 Western Open.|
|Sep-19-14|| ||acmilan03c1: Samuel Daniel Factor, apparently. See this link (and others, not many): http://www.myfamilybusiness.org/fam...|
|Sep-22-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Samuel Factor.|
|Sep-22-16|| ||whiteshark: Samuel Factor 1927-1928: https://ajedrez.chess.com/blog/henr...|
|Jun-28-18|| ||wrap99: Caissanist: I am not sure but probably it was in Hilbert's Whitaker bio there are some excerpts from Lasker's correspondence which not only show that Lasker and Whitaker were apparently friends but I think Factor is mentioned.|