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|Dec-15-12|| ||Joshka: Does Susan post here anymore? I'm trying to put the timeline on memorable chess events in my life. I played Susan in a simul when she first came to the states, I believe it was in the early 80's. The simul was at the Boylston Chess club, Boston, Ma. Can anyone help with maybe the exact year /and or date?...thanks in advance!!!!|
|Dec-15-12|| ||Jim Bartle: She posts once in a while on the Wesley So page.|
|Dec-15-12|| ||Joshka: allright, thanks.|
|Dec-16-12|| ||Karpova: <Nicobas> there will be more volumes under the topic 'Judit Polgar Teaches Chess' and the first volume is titled 'How I beat Fischer's record' and covers her early career until 1991 when she became a GM.|
|Feb-13-13|| ||waustad: I was looking to buy bulk chess sets and thought that she used to do that from her blog, but the link to the store doesn't work anymore. I thought I'd buy around 20 sets, put several in watering holes I frequent, keep a couple for parts sets and donate the rest to schools in the area.|
|Feb-19-13|| ||Ron: The March 2013 issue of Wired magazine, which is out on newsstands, has an interesting article about Susan Polgar. She departed Texas Tech and became the chess coach for Webster University in Missouri. Strong, collegiate chess players have emigrated to Webster University.|
|Feb-20-13|| ||IndigoViolet: <I'm trying to put the timeline on memorable chess events in my life. I played Susan in a simul when she first came to the states, I believe it was in the early 80's. The simul was at the Boylston Chess club, Boston, Ma. Can anyone help with maybe the exact year /and or date?>|
So memorable that you've forgotten when it happened? Was Susan really giving simuls in the early 80s? I don't think I'd even heard of her before 1986/87.
|Feb-21-13|| ||Granny O Doul: 1985 was when she first came to the USA, for the New York Open international. Pal Benko had already written her up in Chess Life several years before that.|
|Feb-21-13|| ||Joshka: <IndigoViolet> Yes, she had just visited the United States, and I believe she played a series of simuls, Boylston Chess Club in Boston, Ma. was one of them. I basically rediscovered chess in 1978 during the Karpov/Korchnoi World Championship Match, and then joined the USCF. Jimmy Rizzitano had a simul in 1980/former World Champion Petrosian gave one at the Boylston Chess Club I believe in 1982, then I believe it was 1983 that Zsuzsa gave one there as well. I saved the game score but have misplaced it over the years.|
|Mar-19-13|| ||MMan: The mention of the 1985 New York International reminded me of something.|
This tournament was the end of a three-year period in which she was not allowed to compete outside the Soviet bloc. From the New York Times report of the event:
"For three years, she said, the Hungarian Chess Federation had refused to let her travel abroad. 'I could play only in Soviet-bloc countries,' she said.
'They are angry at me because I will not play in women's tournaments, and because I entered some of the male tournaments without permission,' she said. 'So they have disciplined me.'
But, to her surprise, the federation allowed her to travel to New York."
OK, she became the top-ranked woman in the world during this period. According to Sam Sloan's website, she played mostly in Bulgaria.
Are there any details of what events she played? Were they grandmaster events? Weekend swisses? I don't suppose crosstables or such are available? Other than the odd game from "Targoviste" there doesn't seem to be much I can find in books or on the internet.
|Apr-05-13|| ||al wazir: Here's another piece about college team chess, with Susan Polgar featured as "diva coach": http://www.washingtonpost.com/local...|
|Apr-05-13|| ||waustad: A followup on what I was looking for, I bought several through this site (actually they were the intemediary for the USCF) and have done some of what I planned. The price has gone up a lot in the last few years, so the number punchased shrunk.|
|Apr-05-13|| ||Joshka: <MMan> Well if this report is correct, she was banned from visiting the United States from 1983-1985/so the simul I posted about must have taken place in 1982 or earlier. I also have a bit of memory that makes me believe it even could have been 1979. My residence changed from 1979 to 1980, and thinking about this simul I correlate it to the location in which I was living in 1979.|
|Apr-06-13|| ||HSOL: MMan:
365chess.com seems to have the following competitions more or less complete from those years:
Elekes mem-A 1983
Leipzig BKL 1984
Tatran Cup 1984
Elekes mem op 9th 1984
|Apr-19-13|| ||Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)|
|Apr-19-13|| ||bubuli55: Happy Birthday!|
|Apr-19-13|| ||joeyj: Happy Birthday GM Susan !!!|
|Apr-19-13|| ||torrefan: April 19. As they say in Tagalog: "Magpakanton ka naman, Susan!"|
"Hope is the last gift given to man, and the only gift not given to youth. Youth is pre-eminently the period in which a man can be lyric, fanatical, poetic; but youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything...that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged."
|Apr-19-13|| ||hansj: Happy Birthday Susan!|
|Apr-19-13|| ||WannaBe: Hoppy boithday, to you!!|
|Apr-19-13|| ||Susan Polgar: Thank you very much!|
|Apr-19-13|| ||sleepless in seattle: Happy birthday GM Susan. Magpakanton ka naman means prepare some Chinese noodle coz we will celebrate for your long life, noodles are long strands and signify long life in Chinese.|
|Apr-19-13|| ||torrefan: Your explanation is incomplete. Discuss the place in China called Canton.|
|Apr-21-13|| ||Manuel G. Vergara: Careful, one might suffer the consequences of "slip of the tongue". hehe|
|May-12-13|| ||bubuli55: Happy Mothers Day :)|
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