|Aug-23-04|| ||lao tzu: Norman is a member (even an investor) at worldchessnetwork.com who plays 1 minute games daily...and actually has the most amount of games played there(!) - for those interested, he's a tough competitor- and just fun to watch |
|Aug-23-04|| ||DanielBryant: I thought he was serving a life sentence for murder. |
|Aug-23-04|| ||paulalbert: You are thinking of Raymond Weinstein, not Norman. They are not related. Paul Albert |
|Apr-06-05|| ||Caissanist: Weinstein gave up competitive chess (OTB chess anyway) in order to become an investment banker, where he was quite successful. In fact, there is a story (on http://www.hhgross.net/chessintro.h...) about how, in 1990, Weinstein convinced his firm (Banker's Trust) to put an ad in Chess Life inviting strong chess players to apply for commercial banking positions. Supposedly they wound up hiring two GMs and three IMs as a result. If true, it would be very interesting to know if any of the people who were hired in fact had successful careers. |
|Oct-13-05|| ||Caissanist: It appears that the two GMs that Bankers Trust hired from the ad were Maxim Dlugy (who seems to have done well as a financier before running afoul of the Russian authorities) and the Briton David Norwood (who has been very successful and is now CEO of the "IP2IPO Group plc"). Since neither one of them appears to have had any significant financial background before they were hired, it would seem that Norman was onto something. Still no information on any of the IMs, however.|
|Sep-27-06|| ||Caissanist: IM Weinstein posted the following reply when I asked about this topic at http://www.chessninja.com/dailydirt...|
In terms of chess players who worked at Bankers Trust, the list includes Girome Bono, Max Dlugy, Anna Gulko, Sal Matera, David Norwood, in addition to myself.
|Oct-04-07|| ||Strongest Force: Happy Birthday!|
|Aug-14-11|| ||perfidious: <Caissanist: ...In terms of chess players who worked at Bankers Trust, the list includes Girome Bono, Max Dlugy, Anna Gulko, Sal Matera, David Norwood, in addition to myself.>|
Seeing this list brought back some memories-I got to face all these players except Norwood, though I had the pleasure of meeting him when he played an invitational at Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1986. Nice guy.
The last time I saw Weinstein, he mopped the floor with me in the first round of the 1983 New England Open in twenty-odd moves.
|Aug-26-11|| ||wordfunph: from Grandmaster Chess - The Book of the Louis D. Statham Lone Pine Masters-Plus Tournament 1975..|
<The other great result was by Norman Weinstein, who earned a GM norm in this tournament. Thereafter, he had another GM result, but then missed getting his required third GM norm by a half point three times. He eventually gave up without ever getting the Grandmaster Title.
- Sam Sloan>
|Aug-26-11|| ||Strongest Force: I knew both SS and NW. NW always wanted to play me at the ICC. SS and myself once sponsored two kid's hefty fees at this one tournament. I think the girl he sponsored was Judit Shipman who was the daughter of IM Walter Shipman. Judit and the other kid were good friends who were with me when Sam showed-up and the rest was history.|
|Aug-26-11|| ||wordfunph: <Strongest Force>
|Aug-26-11|| ||Strongest Force: Its good to see Sam is on cg.com. when I knew him he was connected to Wall Street in some way. His Zilber story reminds me of "KK": a very young African master who spent tons of money on me: as if I was his young date!|