Benzol: I think it's possible Mr Tamargo may have got annoyed with other kibitzers about the interest shown in his game with Bobby Fischer and stopped posting as a result.
<Oct-20-03 JoeTamargo: No, we all found out in 1957 that he was the real article. My f5 was the kind of impetuous move a young player makes; probably should have built first. Also managed to trade off my good bishop. Enough of this. Bye.>
<Oct-19-03 drukenknight: I have a question for Mr. T:
did you know at that time the game was played that he was a future superstar or just another pretty good young player?
Also in this game. A nice opening, but it seems that black has a lead in development when you decided to open up the game with 13 f5. Thoughts on that?>
Premium Chessgames Member chessgames.com: It is indeed an honor, Mr. Tamargo. First-hand Fischer anecdotes are always welcomed here.>
Premium Chessgames Member Eggman: Thanks for the first-hand acount, Mr. Tamargo! Maybe if someone at Chessgames.com is reading this, they can finally correct the spelling of your name!>
<Oct-19-03 JoeTamargo: I don't remember which move I made to hang the rook. It was a move or two later. Disgusted with myself I didn't bother to write it down, just resigned. Of course I didn't think anybody would ever care. Bobby had all the talent anyway. Eventually I saw the light and made money betting on him.>
Premium Chessgames Member Eggman: Gosh, this is exciting! Living chess history! Mr. Tamargo, do you mean to say that you played 41.Rg7 (the only move that would put the Rook en prise)? If this is what was played, why is it not included in the score? Did you play the move and then resign before pressing your clock?>
<Oct-18-03 JoeTamargo: The explanation is that I put my rook en prise a move later. I was upset because I had offered a draw and little Bobby piped up "Are you crazy?" Note the spelling of my name. It's Tamargo, not "Tomargo." I'm a well known New York master. They've been misspelling it for nearly fifty years, ever since Jack Spence (who was a nice man but maybe not the brightest guy in the world) got it wrong in the tournament book. --Joe Tamargo>