Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1941 to 1947
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|Oct-24-10|| ||krippp: Apparently, Mr. Finkelstein was among the greatest mental calculators of all time, as told by the Wikipedia-article on him at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salo_F...|
Curious is the note that "After failing to secure himself a job that matched his abilities and unwilling to become a stage calculator, he attempted a career playing chess between 1941–1949."
It seems like his awesome calculating abilities did him little good in chess, if his two games here on chessgames.com are of any indication. Especially atrocious is his loss to the blindfolded Koltanowski, which shows very little strategic understanding on Finkelstein's part.
It's also curious how he seems to have disappeared, or rather, was forgotten about so thoroughly, that not even his death-date is known. But hey, maybe he never died...
|Oct-24-10|| ||vonKrolock: Another source (NICbase online) attributes the S Finkelstein vs Santasiere, 1941 game to Milton Finkelstein , a player <"from the USA, born 1920">|
|Oct-24-10|| ||Stonehenge: 365chess too: http://www.365chess.com/game.php?gi....|
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