|Sep-16-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Michael Wilder|
|Aug-18-07|| ||chancho: The guy wins the US championship in 88 and quits the following year. I wonder why?|
|Aug-18-07|| ||chancho: You guys might find some humor here:
|Aug-18-07|| ||Strongest Force: Chancho, maybe Wilder thought it would easier being a tax lawyer with the IRS than it is playing chess?|
For many years, Wilder, Benjamin and Fedorowitz were 3 young GM friends willing to share the joys and sorrows of chess that good friends share: traveling to many different tournaments together.
Many years ago when Benjamin and Wider were room-mates at Yale, i noticed them a few rows in front of me at a Times Square movie theater. I was tempted to sneak-up on them and act like i was a mugger and demand their money! I always wonder how they would reacted if i had done that. I decided to let them watch the movie: The Mystery Of Chess Boxing.
|Aug-20-07|| ||Maynard5: Michael Wilder retired from chess, and went into law. Today he is a practicing attorney. There are many other instances of young players who either left the game or became inactive, and then went on to successful professional careers. Examples are Ken Rogoff, today an economics professor, and Ken Regan, a professor of computer science.|
|Aug-02-08|| ||Caissanist: When Wilder won the US Championship he said publicly that he was quitting and would probably not be defending his title (he didn't). He mentioned the difficulty of making a living but also said that he thought the game was played out, there wasn't a lot left for him or anyone else to do in chess.|
|Aug-17-08|| ||ravel5184: Hipy papy bthuthdth thuthda bthuthdy!|
|Jun-13-10|| ||Caissanist: From http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/c...: |
<I never gave serious consideration to being a professional chess player, Wilder said. I kind of had the sense that I would play chess for a while and then do something else.
Money was an issue for Wilder, who is married and has two daughters. I knew that I wanted to be a family man, he said, and I thought there are other things that I find interesting that might be a more stable career. >
|Mar-11-12|| ||esundel: <Strongest Force>, i used to know mike back in the day when we were both kids. pity he gave up, he had a great talent for the game (about 2200 when i was 1800). i gave up the game too quite a long time ago but i am thinking of getting back in it. came to this website to look up some of my buddies to see how they are doing. it is reassuring to see that people from our generation are still alive, doing well, and posting on here. i would be interested in getting touch. <Strongest Force> please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. maybe we knew each other back in the day, and it would be nice to talk about old memories.|
|Dec-05-12|| ||srgntshultz: This is a game I remember from almost thirty years ago. Thought it would be included in CG database. It was published in CL Dec. '85, and Atlantic Chess News. Among my chess programs, only Fritz finds 19...Bf4 (at a low ply) and gives it a -0.01. Not the earth shattering move I thought it was at the time. As I recall, Wilder was really happy with 28...Qd8 - redeploying the queen to the other side.|
[Event "World Youth Team Championship"]
[White "Bischoff, K.."]
[Black "Wilder, M.."]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Be2 e5 7. d5 Nbd7 8. Bg5
h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Nh5 11. h4 g4 12. Nh2 Nxg3 13. fxg3 h5 14. O-O Bh6 15. Bd3
Nc5 16. Qe2 c6 17. Kh1 a5 18. Rf2 Kg7 19. Rd1 Bf4 20. gxf4 g3 21. Nf3 exf4 22.
Rff1 Bg4 23. Nb1 Bxf3 24. gxf3 Qxh4+ 25. Kg1 Rae8 26. Nc3 Rh8 27. Bb1 Re5 28.
Qg2 Qd8 29. Ne2 h4 30. Nxf4 h3 31. Nxh3 Qb6 32. Qxg3+ Kf8 33. Kh2 Reh5 34.
Qxd6+ Ke8 35. Kg3 Rxh3+ 36. Kf4 R3h4+ 37. Ke3 Nxe4+ 38. c5 Nxc5 39. Rfe1 Ne6+
40. Kd3 Qd4+ 0-1
|Dec-06-12|| ||Strongest Force: Mike was a friend but two of his close friends were more closer as friends with me: Benjamin & Fedorowitz. I think The Fed still teaches chess & Benjamin helped me with my students when I was heavy with teaching.|
How can Mike say there is nothing left in chess when there is Magnus Carlsen?