|Jul-17-10|| ||wordfunph: drawing with Reshevsky and winning against Alekhine? he must be sharp.. :)|
|Jun-16-12|| ||Phony Benoni: Photo of Sydney T. Sharp in action, 1933:
|Jun-17-12|| ||brankat: Ten times Pennsylvania state Champion!
Mr.Sharp also won against Dr.Lasker. A simul game, 1904. He drew Reshevsky, also a simul game, when Sammy was about 10 years old. his win against Alekhine must have been a simul, too. Alekhine didn't participate in any tournaments in Philadelphia in 1924.
|Mar-29-15|| ||MissScarlett: <The Chess News>, vol. 11, no. 111, p6:|
<Jose Capablanca, who, next to champion Lasker, is one of the most popular chess entertainers, is making a short tour in the east. At the Franklin Chess Club in Philadelphia, he met seventeen, winning 15, losing one, and drawing one. Former state champion S. T. Sharp was the lucky man.>
So Sharp had simul wins over Lasker, Capa and Alekhine, which has to be a unique achievement. Other players to vanquish this eternal golden braid are Tarrasch, Janowski, Rubinstein, Reshevsky, Fine and Botvinnik.
|Mar-29-15|| ||MissScarlett: According to <The Unknown Capablanca>, this simul occurred on the 19th November, 1915.|
|Mar-29-15|| ||MissScarlett: Oh my gawd...according to the 365chess DB, Sharp beat Capa in no less than 4 simuls, all as Black - in 1910/11/15/22. Maybe Sharp should have been giving the simuls! <The Unknown Capablanca> also has 3 consultation games (in 1922/24); all three were drawn. But in their only head-to-head encounter, a club game in 1916, Sharp was crushed like a bug.|
|Mar-30-15|| ||HeMateMe: I love the name...seems almost a stage name for an actor.|
|Mar-30-15|| ||MissScarlett: All Capa-Sharp games uploaded. He fully deserves his victories; he's aggressive in the opening, punishes Capa tactically on several occasions, and, where necessary, outplays him in the endgame. Frankly, he looks like the master and Capa a tyro, and yet in those four simuls, Capa played 96 games, winning 79 and losing just 3 other games.|
|Apr-03-15|| ||MissScarlett: Two more Sharp games on the way....draw with Lasker, defeat of Lasker, both in 1906. That makes Sharp's simul record +7 =1 over Lasker, Capa and Alekhine.|
|Apr-19-15|| ||MissScarlett: One more Capa-Sharp game: they drew in a simul in 1909, but the game score is unknown. I don't think many people realise how active Capablanca was before age and responsibility slowed him down. Between 1909 and 1916 (he played no recorded chess during 1917), he gave over 250 simuls, composed of several tours of the USA, three in Europe and two in South America.|
|Aug-03-15|| ||MissScarlett: <That makes Sharp's simul record +7 =1 over Lasker, Capa and Alekhine.>|
Latest reckoning is +8 =2.
|Aug-04-15|| ||TheFocus: It must have taken a Sharp style to get a record like that.|
|Aug-04-15|| ||Tabanus: Picture: http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/ODIxWDEwM...|
|Jan-20-16|| ||offramp: It's an incredible record in simultaneoi, but he also beat players like Kashdan and Whitaker in standard games.|
|Jan-20-16|| ||yiotta: With the fighting Petrov he won all 4 in the database, 2 vs. Capablanca in simuls, 1 vs. Alekhine (simul), and 1 vs. Marshall in match play.|