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|Mar-02-05|| ||pazzed paun: an anecdote... I met josh waitzkins at a tournament. I told him the one thing could not understand about the movie every time it showed the kids playing tournament games it never mentioned their ratings. HE did not answer my question and looked at me like I was STUPID! |
|Mar-02-05|| ||ENERGY1: <Knight 13> by the way, Ed Frumkin isn't a master. |
|Mar-30-05|| ||cuendillar: <energy1> In his chessmaster video on that game, he presents Frumkin as a Life-time US Master. Being a master does not necessarily mean to have a FIDE title. |
|Mar-30-05|| ||AgentRgent: Edward A Frumkin http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlMa... has a USCF rating floor of 2000 which means techically he's a "Life Expert" But it also means that his rating was once as high as 2200 which is Master level. |
|Mar-30-05|| ||RookFile: Well, you can make the case that Bobby Fischer, at the age of 14,
was stronger than Josh has ever been in his whole life. |
|Mar-30-05|| ||Chris00nj: So a Life Master must have had a rating over 2400 at some point to have a rating floor of 2200?|
So with his karate and his chess, is Josh the World Chess Ninja? There is chess boxing, which seems to be popular in Holland when I was there.
|Mar-30-05|| ||RookFile: There was an older way to get a life master rating, which I believe was to play 300 or more games while rated over 2200. That method has been removed, but those who achieved this are grandfathered in. |
|Apr-01-05|| ||Stangg: Joshua isn't that good, I beat him on my CHessmaster game |
|Apr-01-05|| ||maoam: <Stangg: Joshua isn't that good, I beat him on my CHessmaster game>|
You literally attacked Waitzkin while he was perched on a copy of Chessmaster?
|Apr-01-05|| ||azaris: <maoam> I doubt he could beat Waitzkin, that guy's pretty good in martial arts. |
|May-15-05|| ||Caissanist: The United States produced hundreds of Joshua Waitzkins in the seventies and eighties--not necessarily quite as good as he was, but good enough to earn an international title (though not all of them did so). The great majority gave up competitive chess when it became clear that they were not the next Bobby Fischer and needed to make a living. A number have found lucrative second careers on Wall Street--expertise in chess seems to be good training for things like bond and foreign exchange trading.|
|May-15-05|| ||The Bloop: I didn't see this mentioned on this board, but in the movie "Searching For Bobby Fischer" there is a scene early in the movie in which Josh is playing chess in the park... they then show a guy in the crowd saying to Ben Kingsley (who plays Bruce Pandolfini) "Young Fischer" (referring to Josh, of course)....
Turns out that the guy who speaks the line to the MOVIE Pandolfini happens to be the REAL Bruce Pandolfini... that was his only line from the movie, I think...|
I think that was a nice touch. And, regardless of any artistic license they took regarding tournament outcomes, it was a great move...it wasn't about chess, so much as about the dilemna parents face when they have a child who shows immense talent in an area at an early age... And the movie has a great ending.
|May-15-05|| ||The Bloop: <the Bloop> it was a great move...|
I meant to say, it was a great MOVIE.
|Jun-08-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Josh's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/wait.html|
|Jun-10-05|| ||Knight13: Why isn't this guy playing chess at tournaments anymore? Did he retire?|
|Jun-10-05|| ||CapAnson: http://www.joshwaitzkin.com/
He is more interested in Martial Arts and giving seminars these days.. I think chesswise though he hit a wall where he was stuck at 2500 for 5 years of so and just gave up.
|Jun-10-05|| ||aw1988: Which is actually suprising, since one of the main factors in Orient Art is to not give up.|
|Jun-26-05|| ||Knight13: Someone submit a Picture of Joshua Waitzkin! Chessgames.com needs it! There are lots of Joshua Waitzkin's pictures out there.|
|Jun-27-05|| ||James Tiberius Kirk: He made a cameo in "Kill Bill" as Uma Thurman's GO trainer and sparring partner.|
|Jul-02-05|| ||knight openings: does any one know about the kasparov-waitzkin or waitzkin kasparov exhibition games? i wan' to see if he at age 12 or 13 realy did draw against the world champ.|
|Jul-02-05|| ||knight openings: has waitzkin ever used the alapin variation of the sicilian?(1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4.)|
|Jul-05-05|| ||chancho: Joshua Waitzkin just has too many other interest. To become an elite player one has to dedicate a lot of time to reach that level.Chess is just too high maintenance a game. One HAS to devote the requisite time, if one wishes to get stronger at playing it.|
|Jul-05-05|| ||micartouse: Personally, I admire it more that he has chosen to excel in several different fields. It's lonely at the top, and he is better than the vast majority of chess players, so he should be proud of his accomplishments.|
I bet he is a very happy person. :) I hope I can continue to develop new interests in addition to developing old ones. What an inspiration!
|Jul-20-05|| ||Knight13: <Chessgames.com> I've submitted the missing game Garry Kasparov vs Joshua Waitzkin, 1988, a simul game, to you guys. It ended in a draw. If the notation is wrong, please let me know.|
|Aug-02-05|| ||turkishgrandmaster: He is my favourite chess player. Ed Frumkin IS a master and Waitzkin beat him when he was ten.|
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