Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Robert Sobel
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1953 to 1957
Overall record: +3 -5 =0 (37.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Robert Sobel
Search Google for Robert Sobel

(born Feb-19-1931, died Jun-02-1999, 68 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]
Robert Sobel was born in New York City. He was a master-level player who represented the United States at two Student Olympiads (1957 and 1958), and defeated thirteen-year-old future world champion Robert James Fischer at the Canadian Open in 1956. Shortly thereafter he became a history professor at Hofstra University and gave up serious competitive chess. Today he is better-known for the over 50 books he published after his chess career was finished, including a series of business histories and the alternate history novel For Want of a Nail.

Wikipedia article: Robert Sobel

 page 1 of 1; 8 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Sobel vs E Hearst  0-140195354th US OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
2. Dake vs R Sobel  1-043195354th US OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
3. R Cintron vs R Sobel  0-149195354th US OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. R Sobel vs J F Donovan  0-141195354th US OpenB50 Sicilian
5. R Sobel vs R Brieger  1-033195354th US OpenC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
6. R Kerr vs R Sobel  1-0311956CAN-opE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
7. R Sobel vs Fischer 1-0271956Montreal CA-openA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
8. R Sobel vs Fischer 0-1491957New JerseyA04 Reti Opening
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Sobel wins | Sobel loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-12-08  monopole2313:
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC