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|Jun-09-09|| ||Marmot PFL: A much simpler interpretation is that anyone smart enough to be a strong master should be smart enough not to waste their on something as trivial as chess, at least in the view of society at large.|
|Sep-19-09|| ||norami: It says Finegold, at the Spice Cup, is still going for his last GM norm at age 40. What's the record for oldest new GM?|
|Sep-19-09|| ||MaxxLange: good luck to him
the record is older than 40, but not by much
|Sep-21-09|| ||Billy Vaughan: He'll have to wait another few decades to beat Janis Klovans, who became a GM at age 62.|
|Sep-26-09|| ||arthurp: I am glad that Benjamin is getting his GM title after the Spice Cup is over!BUT why has it taken 20 years to get the title?He was an IM in 1989.|
|Sep-26-09|| ||whiskeyrebel: The little norm monkey's have certainly directed their mischief towards BF, but now it seems official that he has earned the GM title. Bravo!|
|Sep-26-09|| ||Resignation Trap: As for that title, "Well, It's About Time!!"|
|Sep-26-09|| ||notyetagm: Congratulations, GM Finegold.
|Sep-26-09|| ||MaxxLange: Good job, and raise a glass to GM Finegold and to Korchnoi, the patron saint of old guys who still play chess|
The oldest guy to get the GM title was 62? That beats Emory Tate making his IM title at 50-somtehing, a feat unusual enough to get notice in the NYT chess column.
|Sep-26-09|| ||Susan Polgar: 2 videos were posted. One was when he got the draw and norm. The other one was during the celebration at my home.|
|Sep-27-09|| ||kurtrichards: Benjamin Finegold, USA's newest grandmaster. Congratulations!|
|Sep-27-09|| ||zanshin: Wow! Rating of 2604 for an IM?
Congrats on becoming a GM!
|Sep-27-09|| ||Billy Vaughan: Congratulations, Mr. Finegold! And what a dominating performance!|
|Sep-27-09|| ||micartouse: Congratulations from a MI patzer to Mr. Finegold!
He's the strongest player I ever confronted in rated play, and it was a blast. An extremely talented player with a practical view of the game.
And what's all this talk about old guys? :) Only in chess and figure skating is 40 old; everywhere else 40 is the new 30.
|Sep-27-09|| ||Wild Bill: Congratulations, Grandmaster Feingold.|
|Sep-27-09|| ||HeMateMe: I wonder if Jay Bonin will ever get that elusive GM title? He's an IM in NYC who plays dozens of events each year, going back to the 70s. I think some years Chess Life has listed him as 'the most active player in the country'. He has never quited done well enough to get those GM norms.|
|Sep-28-09|| ||Billy Vaughan: <And what's all this talk about old guys? :) Only in chess and figure skating is 40 old; everywhere else 40 is the new 30.>|
And it's not even really that way in chess. 30 is old. 40 is when you resurge!
|Sep-29-09|| ||Phony Benoni: Some videos from the SPICE Cup in Ben's blog at http://finegoldchess.blogspot.com/|
Also some mention of his son, Spencer, who is rated 1929 and coming up fast. And, even more frightening for us oldsters, Spence is attending Michigan State this fall. Where have the years gone...
|Oct-15-09|| ||Billy Vaughan: http://www.chessbase.com/news/2009/...|
|Oct-23-09|| ||Joshka: Looking forward to meeting America's new GM at this weekend's Cleveland Open. Any other folks attending? If ya are, hope to see you!:-)|
|Oct-24-09|| ||HeMateMe: Isn't cleveland where Fischer won his first US championship?|
|Oct-24-09|| ||Joshka: <HeHateMe> No, he won the US Open in Cleveland, 1957.|
|Oct-24-09|| ||Joshka: GM Feingold wasn't there tonight, he's playing in the two day section, hoping to meet him tomorrow. GM Anatoly Lein is playing as well. He's 79, and a product of the Soviet system which produced, Korchnoi, Tal, Geller, ect.|
|Oct-24-09|| ||HeMateMe: I think Lein was one of the early chess emigres from Russian, mid 70s. Maybe he was one of the small percentage of jewish people filling out paperwork to leave the ussr, who actually got to do so. In his 40s, I guess the USSR chess authorities decided he was no threat. Most went to Israel, I think. A Leningrader (st. Pete) he might have games in the database with Spassky and Korchnoi.|
|Jan-02-10|| ||mysql: Why is he not part of USA in the WTCC?|
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