Number of games in database: 6
Years covered: 1955 to 1989
Overall record: +2 -4 =0 (33.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
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(born Mar-25-1912, died Jun-07-1988) Latvia (citizen of United States of America)
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|Aug-19-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
Edgar was born in Rauna, Latvia on March 25, 1912, and grew up on a farm. He married while a young man and took a job in a sugar factory. But soon the chaos of World War II and the Russian occupation of Latvia were upon him. In 1943 he and his wife escaped to Germany, where later upon Allied occupation of Germany they lived for a time in a camp for displaced persons.
After the war the Sneiders came to the United States, at first working in the tobacco fields of Kentucky for $12 a week. Some of their old friends from Latvia had settled in Lansing, Michigan and the Sneiders soon joined them. In 1951, Edgar began work there as a laborer at the city sewage treatment plant. When he retired in 1977, he was the superintendent of a new $14 million plant. ...
Edgar left us on June 7, 1988
|Sep-23-10|| ||GrahamClayton: US correspondence player best known for interesting ideas in the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, eg 1.d4 d5 2.e4 de4 3.c3 e5 4.h5:|
|Apr-01-11|| ||Shamot: If he died in 1988, how come three of his games in the database are dated 1989?!|
|Apr-01-11|| ||Phony Benoni: <Shamot> Back in the days they were conducted by snail mail, correspondence tournaments took a long time to play. Death was no excuse for not finishing your games.|
OK, pretending for a moment this isn't April Fool's Day, it's quite probable the games from 1989 are a different E Sneiders. <Edgar Sneiders>, who had settled in Michigan, would hardly be playing in German tournaments.
|Sep-19-11|| ||sneaky pete: The "1989" games were played by Edgars Sneiders. These are all correspondence games that were started in 1987 or early 1988. The games are dated 1989, because that's how they appear in Leisebein & Schneider, 500 brandneue Gambitpartien (1990). Sneiders "lost" most of these games after some 20 moves because he died. |
Hans Ree once condemned illness (and inability to play) of a (tournament) chess player as unfair play. His opponent would then be forced to make up for a missed game on a rest day. Following this line of reasoning, dying during a game is of course utterly foul play, and should be punished accordingly.
Editors Leisebein & Schneider are more discreet. At the end of Sneiders' loss against Muster they write "Weiß brach ab" ("white adjourned").
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