|Jun-24-08|| ||RookFile: This guy is rated 2460 and is an IM - no bio?|
|Jun-24-08|| ||micartouse: Best known for causing the World Champion to fly into a hysterical rage after accepting a theoretical draw. :)|
|Jun-24-08|| ||keypusher: <micartouse: Best known for causing the World Champion to fly into a hysterical rage after accepting a theoretical draw. :)>|
More than most of us will ever be able to say. There's your bio, <RookFile>.
|Jun-24-08|| ||RookFile: I played him once. He won.|
|Jun-25-08|| ||square dance: <rookfile> does this mean you are in fact(as i have long suspected) zsofia polgar? Zsofia Polgar vs D Edelman, 1994|
|Jun-25-08|| ||brankat: <...to fly into a hysterical rage after accepting a theoretical draw. :)>|
Good thing Kasparov doesn't seem to have much, if any, political future.
|Jun-25-08|| ||whiteshark: Edelman on Polgars: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpa...
|Mar-05-10|| ||Kazzak: Edelman played cowardly against Kasparov, and drew.
Fortunately, we have a video record, and we can see that there were no hysterics from the World Champion, just disappointment.
In part one of the video, Edelman states that he wishes to create "beauty" in the game against Kasparov, and that the outcome doesn't matter as much as the opportunity to create a memorable game.
Then, when given the opportunity to go for a draw ending the game on move 14, see above, he does so. Meanwhile, his team mate Fishbein, presented with the same opportunity, declines the draw and plays for a win, in spite of the position being complicated.
Kasparov is utterly disgusted with Edelman's decision, stating that "You have white, you're playing the World Champion, and you do this?"
Edelman later observes that Fishbein declines the draw "we'll see how smart that decision was. We'll see how well he does in the future."
You'll enjoy the video:
|Oct-05-11|| ||RMKvdS: <Kazzak> Fanboy. Chess is a game where the fault is all yours when you lose or draw. Kasparov did it himself, and it was Endelman's good choice to draw against the WC since Kasparov gave him the option. Don't bring your subjectivity into this matter.|
|Jan-26-12|| ||timhortons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtrU...|
<check out the vid at 3:52>
|Jan-26-12|| ||timhortons: what happened to this edelman and other young masters who played garry? I cant here their names in any competition, did chess end up as a hobby for them?|
|Jan-26-12|| ||Caissanist: The USA produced hundreds of Danny Edelmans between about 1975 and 1995, in the aftermath of the Fischer boom. Most of them gave up the game before they reached 30, to make money elsewhere (most often in finance or high tech). A few still play occasionally in tournaments, or on ICC.|
|Jan-26-12|| ||timhortons: I cant <here>see! their names in any competition|
|May-16-13|| ||RookFile: I agree with Caissanist's comments, and am somewhat reminded of what the computer said at the end of "War Games" regarding the Thermo Nuclear War game: "Strange game. It seems that best move is not to play."|
|May-16-13|| ||perfidious: <Caissanist: The USA produced hundreds of Danny Edelmans between about 1975 and 1995, in the aftermath of the Fischer boom....>|
In those days, I played my share of them, including Edelman himself on two occasions.