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|Apr-18-08|| ||Petrosianic: <suenteus po 147> <I have found in my years of uploading games and complete tournaments in the database that US Championships are so deficient because few to no complete records exist, at least online.>|
That could be. The 1940 championship is probably easy to find because there was a book published on it which was easy to get fairly recently.
<You're more likely to find a complete tournament PGN from 1859 than to find even one game played in the 1953 US Championship.>
Well, by the 50's it's pretty good. There's only one game from the 1951 championship that I couldn't find.
Similarly, there's only one game missing from the 1961 championship (which Bernstein played in, making it marginally on topic.) Chess life printed every game from this tournament, but left out Seidman's win over Benko, either by mistake, or because Benko was proofing that issue.
Oddly though, there are a dozen missing games from the 1960 championship, including about 4 played by Robert Byrne. You wouldn't think any tournament Fischer had been in would have that many missing games. Neither Chess Life or Chess Review printed a complete set of games that year, so they're probably gone for good.
|Apr-18-08|| ||unsound: <<Sidney Bernstein was born in New York City on July 13, 1911.>
His biography above says 1931, which would indeed be impressive if he played in the US Championship at the age of 5.>|
I find it still more impressive that, according to the database, he won his first game at the age of minus eight.
|Apr-29-08|| ||samsloan: I am writing a book about Sidney Bernstein. I need to get as many of his games as possible. If you have any of his games, in any format, please send them to me by email. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Apr-29-08|| ||WannaBe: Is that the real Sam Sloan? =)|
|May-01-08|| ||Karpova: A long and very interesting feature article by Edaward Winter: "A Great Chess Figure", 2004|
Sidney N. Bernstein was a contributor to Chess Notes and Edward Winter therefore gives insight into their correspondence (taking place during the late eighties): Reinfeld (Reinfeld as a ghostwriter, the end of their friendship), Dr. Fine (Bernstein contacted him several times to gather information (on Bogoljubov) for Chess Notes), Bernstein's own simul events (especially the encounters with Capablanca and Alekhine are mentioned) and recent (i.e. 1988) events also.
|May-03-08|| ||samsloan: Yes. I am the Real Sam Sloan. (This is a legitimate question because the Fake Sam Sloan is still posting out there.)|
Does Karpova suggest that Reinfeld was a Ghost Writer for Bernstein or the other way around?
The Real Sam Sloan
|May-03-08|| ||Karpova: <samsloan: Does Karpova suggest that Reinfeld was a Ghost Writer for Bernstein or the other way around?>|
No, quite obviously not as is evident from Edward Winter's article.
|Jul-13-08|| ||brankat: The biographical data here on Mr Bernstein is a mess. There are 3 sets of conflicting data:|
-- data below his name at the top of the page contradicts
-- the first line of the Bio which
-- contradicts the second line of the Bio.
|Jul-13-08|| ||Benzol: <brankat> <The biographical data here on Mr Bernstein is a mess. There are 3 sets of conflicting data:
-- data below his name at the top of the page contradicts |
-- the first line of the Bio which
-- contradicts the second line of the Bio.>
<brankat> The first game given here might have been played by someone else.
How does the first line in the bio contradict the second line?
|Jul-14-08|| ||brankat: <Benzol> The first game was probably played by Dr.Ossip Bernstein. Looks like a simul game.|
<How does the first line in the bio contradict the second line?>
It doesn't any more :-)
But only yesterday the first line read:
"...born July 13/1931.."
the second line:
"...born July 13/1911..".
So, it has been corrected.
|Jul-15-08|| ||Resignation Trap: I've been steadily (but not systematically) uploading games by Sidney Bernstein to our database. My goal is to have all the games from his book here, as well as all available games from the various U.S. Championships and from the Ventnor City events.|
Meanwhile, I hope that www.chessgames.com properly deals with the games S Bernstein vs Fischer, 1968 and S Bernstein vs NN, 1903 by giving other players named Bernstein credit for playing them.
|Sep-19-08|| ||Mibelz: Sidney Bernstein did not play against Bobby Fischer at Netanya 1968. Actually, it was Yaacov Bernstein who took 14th place there (http://netanyachess.com/en_ev/ev_Ne...).|
|Dec-24-10|| ||Lonnie Lurko: Has there been a stronger chessplaying Sidney than this?|
|Dec-24-10|| ||vonKrolock: Probably not, but for <Norman> and <Bernstein> we have Norman Weinstein and Ossip Bernstein as candidates|
|Feb-14-11|| ||wordfunph: In 1931, U.S. Master Sidney Bernstein turned up 1 hour 59 1/2 minutes late for a match, but he overcame the obstacle of 40 moves in 30 seconds and drew his game!|
(Source: S.T.A.R. Chess by Paul Motwani)
|Jul-01-11|| ||Gaius Marius: Sidney Bernstein has played a game before he was born!
Date of birth July 13 - 1911
Date of his first game S. Bernstein vs NN 1-0 1903 Berlin.
|Jul-13-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Sidney Bernstein.|
|Jul-13-14|| ||Strongest Force: I played Bernstein only once in a tournament that Danny Kopec won. It was a 19-move draw. I was on adjacent boards, in that tournament, a couple of rounds with Joel Bejamin and we both viewed each other's games as much as our own. In between rounds Kopec wanted to play me in blitz but when I tried to get him to play Max Dlugy Kopec though Max was some kind of fish. Little did he know.|
|Jul-13-16|| ||BIDMONFA: Sidney Norman Bernstein|
BERNSTEIN, Sidney N.
|Jul-13-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Sidney Bernstein.|
|Dec-31-16|| ||yiotta: <<Lonnie Lurko>Has there been a stronger chessplaying Sidney than this?><vonKrolock>Probably not...>> May I offer for your consideration Sidney Thomas Sharp who deserves to be remembered for beating Capablanca 5 times in simuls! As the 10 time Pennsylvania champion, he also scored 2 wins and a draw vs. Lasker in simuls as well as a win vs Alekhine, drawing Reshevsky and beating Kashdan and Marshall in classical games among other fine results.|
|Dec-31-16|| ||vonKrolock: <yiotta> I see, Sydney Thomas Sharp is a very respectable player too - interesting to know the both Sidneys particular score - if there was any ?!|
|Jan-06-17|| ||notatiger54: Am submitting just now to the webmaster a game I played against Bernstein in 1983, that isn't currently in the database.|
|Jul-13-17|| ||JohnTal: One of the few players who would aggressively sacrifice a piece against Fischer and survive, even though he never beat Bobby -- at least he was entertaining and not simply an intimidated wimp who lacked any fight.|
|Jul-13-17|| ||Howard: As I recall, Soltis said in his book on the U.S. championship (all three editions, in fact) that starting with the Fischer era, in 1957, "no member of the old guard ever achieved a plus score in a U.S. championship again". He even had that phrase in italics!|
He did add that there were two exceptions. One was a one-time exception on Bernstein's part.
The other was the "constant exception" of Reshevsky.
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