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|Feb-05-09|| ||Jim Bartle: Going back to Buffett: The difference is that he's always made money by good investments in companies which produce something of value, rather than just manipulating money with "financial instruments."|
|Feb-05-09|| ||pacorrum: One of Warren Buffett's most famous quotes is 'There are three I's in finance: Innovators, Imitators, and Idiots'. That carries over to chess as well.|
|Feb-05-09|| ||eternaloptimist: It is good to see Patrick back in the chess world. He played in the U. S. Chess League last year. I see that chessgames has 3 of his games from it in their database. He EASILY drew Kudrin w/ black in 1 of those games, which is normally not the easiest thing in the world to do. Kudrin doesn't hand a game to someone on a silver platter very often. If you beat (or draw him), you almost always have to earn it. Although, Patrick made it look easy in this game. Obviously, Patrick went for a long time w/o playing in a tournament or match before he starting playing in the USCL, so I'm sure he couldn't complain after drawing Kudrin & Zivanic. Anyway, have a Happy Birthday Patrick!|
|Feb-05-09|| ||WhiteRook48: howl, Wolff!!|
|Feb-05-09|| ||Richard Taylor: It seems he is a good player - and I wish him all the best - but it seems from the above that is an evil capitalist.|
|Feb-05-10|| ||talisman: happy birthday u.s.a. champ!|
|Feb-18-10|| ||piroflip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgHB...|
Anybody wanting to see Wolff's famous simul win over G.K. follow the above link. It is a video converted from an old VHS recording that I uploaded to youtube recently.
|Jun-13-10|| ||Caissanist: Today's NYT chess column covers the post-chess careers of Wolff and two other onetime child prodigies, Michael Wilder and Stuart Rachels. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/c....|
|Sep-17-10|| ||wordfunph: "Several days after the tournament was over, I was eating Christmas dinner at the home of my girlfriend's boss…seated immediately to my left was Charles Fried, the former Solicitor
General in the Reagan Administration. We were exchanging pleasantries when he asked me what I do. What I do, of course, is play chess..but if I try to explain this to someone I find that
his eyes will glaze over. I had come to falling back on what I am --- that is, a chess grandmaster. This time I responded for the first time in my life, "I am the U.S. Chess Champion."
Ah, of course. To merely play chess is silly. But if you are U.S. Chess Champion, then it all makes sense."|
- GM Patrick Wolff (in the book The United States Chess Championship 1845-1996 by Andrew Soltis)
|Aug-29-11|| ||ProjectR: This is the guy who when playing in a simul against Kasparov for the US juniors,told him to "shush" as Kasparov was telling one of the other players off for offering a draw !! Kasparov apologised !!|
|Aug-30-11|| ||Pyke: <ProjectR: This is the guy who when playing in a simul against Kasparov for the US juniors,told him to "shush" as Kasparov was telling one of the other players off for offering a draw !! Kasparov apologised !!>|
No, Stuart Rachels told Kasparov to be quiet.
Wolff played in the simul and was the only one to win against Kasparov.
|Aug-30-11|| ||BobCrisp: <Shush> seems to be a universally recognised sound that commands almost automatic respect. I read an article by <Peggy Noonan> in which she said that whenever she had to make a public address at political rallies, the usual exhortations for quiet often had little effect but <SHHHHHH!> was a sure fire way to command attention.|
|Aug-30-11|| ||ProjectR: <pyke> Yes,you are indeed correct. My mistake|
|Sep-09-11|| ||ProjectR: Is this the guy who wore that ridiculous hat in 'An american gambit' ??
Brilliant documentary by the way,never realised Kasparovs prep went so deep in what essentially is a "documented simul" !|
|Sep-09-11|| ||perfidious: <Pyke: ...Stuart Rachels told Kasparov to be quiet.>|
At the 1984 NY Open, Wolff, with whom I was then well acquainted, introduced me to Rachels, who struck me as a decent kid, not at all the arrogant prodigy type.
The way <ProjectR> narrates it, though in error, would have struck me as the more plausible.
|Feb-05-12|| ||Penguincw: < One of Patrick's proudest moments was when he participated in a simultaneous exhibition in 1988 and, with the black pieces, forced world champion Garry Kasparov to resign in a mere 25 moves. >|
|Feb-05-12|| ||Isolani: It seems that he had difficulty when facing the Najdorf as white (using this database only) - 0 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses.|
|Feb-05-12|| ||drkodos: ^ This is a ridiculously spartan database in some areas ... make generalizations at your own peril .... :-)|
|Feb-05-12|| ||King Death: < drkodos: ^ This is a ridiculously spartan database in some areas ... make generalizations at your own peril ....>|
And one of those areas is any player from the pre computer period that isn't at the very highest level. If I remember right Wolff used to play a lot of open Swisses so there'll be a lot of games missing from those.
|Feb-05-12|| ||Isolani: << drkodos: ^ This is a ridiculously spartan database in some areas ... make generalizations at your own peril ....>
And one of those areas is any player from the pre computer period that isn't at the very highest level. If I remember right Wolff used to play a lot of open Swisses so there'll be a lot of games missing from those.>|
I was already well aware that the database does not encompass every played game during his lifetime, but thanks for pointing that out anyway. Nevertheless there may be enough games included to conduct a non-scientific litmus test.
I just made an off-hand observation that this GM who almost exclusively played 1.e4, not to mention was also partial to main Sicilian lines as white as well, seemingly had difficulty playing against a rather common variation as that color.
|Feb-15-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday Wolff!|
|Feb-15-12|| ||eternaloptimist: I had the privilege of meeting & talking to Patrick @ a chess tournament in new orleans back in '92 when he was the reigning US chess champion. (He also won it in '95). Unfortunately he's not playing in tournaments now but he did come back briefly & play in the US chess league in '08. Happy birthday Patrick!|
|Feb-15-12|| ||Sneaky: User: PatrickWolff|
|Dec-30-12|| ||happyjuggler0: Here is an extremely rare 1)d4 by Wolff. If memory serves it was from the US (closed) championship and had a TN in it...although I don't play the QGA myself so I can't be sure.|
Also, if I recall correctly, in Inside Chess Seirawan commented that Rachels should have played *anything* but 1)...d5 in response because it was clear opening prep by a player who only play[s] 1)e4.
|Dec-30-12|| ||Jim Bartle: I remember Seirawan's comment, but I thought it was not to play the QG accepted.|
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