|Aug-30-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
|Dec-14-09|| ||ILikeFruits: cry me...
|Dec-14-09|| ||Raisin Death Ray: Sadly, I'll be crying lots of tears in the near future.|
<<Dredge Rivers is leaving us!!>>
He just announced it on Kibitzer's Cafe!
My old buddy, my old pal. Gone!
|Dec-14-09|| ||ILikeFruits: why...|
|Dec-15-09|| ||Raisin Death Ray: <ILikeFruits> Check out his post on Kibitzer's Cafe and see for yourself!|
|Jan-10-10|| ||ILikeFruits: i often...
cried when my...
|Jun-04-11|| ||Phony Benoni: Does anybody know the actual name of this person? I've seen him listed in a number of US Open crosstables, usually as <C F Tears, Jr.> or <C Fred Tears, Jr.> from Dallas, Texas. "Cath" just doesn't seem to go with "Fred".|
|Jun-05-11|| ||I play the Fred: I seem to remember the "C" standing for "Claude" from an old Chess Life, but I can't get to my archives to check.|
|Jun-05-11|| ||Phony Benoni: <I play the Fred> Touchdown! I should have known to ask you about any chess player named Fred.|
From Alex Dunne's Column "The Check is in the Mail" for October 1998:
<C.F. TEARS (1907-1998)
Claude Fred Tears, Jr. died May 27 of cancer. He was 90.
His son, C.F. "Rick" Tears III, said his father was visited several times by "men in dark suits" because his chess correspondence with Russians during the 1950s resembled what the FBI thought was code. When he died, he was competing in the World Correspondence Chess Championship. Tears also fought on third board for the USA in the V Olympiad, tying for first place on his board and being instrumental in qualifying the U.S. for the finals. He also won CCLA's 1947 Grand National. He was scheduled to become a postal IM at the ICCF Congress in September of this year.
Ken Smith said of Fred, "His dedication to correspondence was nearly unbelievable. He spent days and the midnight oil over a move." An example of Fred's play can be found at the end of the column.>
I also found a Texas chess website that listed some of his OTB achivements, so all these games are clearly by the same person.
One small problem: the Social Security Death Index gives his dates as May 13, 1919-May 27, 1998. But at least I can request we get rid of "Cath".
|Jun-05-11|| ||perfidious: <Phony Benoni> Then there's this player, but the whole truth will never be known: G R Mitchell.|
|Feb-23-14|| ||perfidious: One would think there were but few other non-grandmasters who faced off with Fine and Fischer.|
|Nov-24-14|| ||Phony Benoni: <perfidious> Another non-GM Fischer/Fine opponent that comes quickly to mind is Edmund Nash, who also faced--among many others--Kashdan, Larsen, and me. That's what happens when you play in many US Opens over a 63-year period (1934-1997).|
By the way, don't ask. it was embarrassing.