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|Apr-08-07|| ||Eastfrisian: Chessgames.com should update his bio above.|
|Apr-08-07|| ||atripodi: And ban BIDMONFA while they're at it.|
|Apr-08-07|| ||DutchDunce: What exactly is bidmonfa? A bot that creates a wiki about players and then posts the link on CG?|
I don't like it, but neither do I believe it is against any of the posting rules. Unless I'm missing something...
|Apr-08-07|| ||gambitfan: PLOD 08/04/2007 Payer of the Day!
|Apr-08-07|| ||Warrush: Agreed on banning bidmonfa, he is only posting because noone will go to his site. Its just plain annoying.|
|May-06-07|| ||ganstaman: I think I've once seen <BIDMONFA> make a post that showed he's human and not robot. I don't know how good an excuse this is, but his site links back to chessgames.com all over, so it's maybe a mutually beneficial arrangement. And since his site seems harmless enough, I guess they let him stick around. Maybe if someone could get him to talk right now we could sort things out...|
|Sep-22-07|| ||whiteshark: Trivia
Arthur Dake (Darkowski) who scored so well at the Warsaw Olympiad 1935 sailed back to America as he met Ms. Helen Gierwatowski at the ship. She had Polish ancestors as well and she was just visiting her forefather's land. He immediately fell in love, proposed and married her soon upon their arrival in New York. Their marriage witnesses were Marshall and Horowitz, members of the winning Olympic team. They have been married for almost 60 years until Helen's death in 1994, in case any of you had doubts whether this was too hasty move!
|Oct-26-07|| ||sfm: A book gave the below as an example of fine sportsmanship:|
During an Olympics game Dake's opponent was brought a telegram, and turned pale upon reading it. Dake asked "Bad news?" to which his opponent could only nod. Without inquiring further Dake instantly offered a draw.
The news were indeed bad: the death of the chess player's fiancée from falling when climbing a mountain in the Dolomites.
|Apr-08-08|| ||brankat: A very fine Master and a true gentleman, Mr.Dake. Had enjoyed a good, productive and long life.|
|Nov-20-08|| ||mjmorri: Dake is one of a hand-full of American born players to defeat a reigning world champion.|
Dake vs Alekhine, 1932
He was certainly a very formidable speed player, perhaps second only to Capablanca, in the 1930's.
|Nov-20-08|| ||AnalyzeThis: Let's not get excited. There was Capablanca, sure. Dake doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as him. That's certainly how Reuben Fine, no slouch himself, felt.|
|Nov-20-08|| ||mjmorri: <AnalyseThis> Capa, of course, was in a class by himself.|
Dake's prowess, though, makes one wonder if he too was primarily an intuitive player, like Capa.
|Apr-08-09|| ||talisman: happy birthday GM Dake!|
|Apr-08-09|| ||Shams: in addition to his win over Alekhine, Dake also had Capablanca on the ropes. I recommend his memoir, "Grandmaster from Oregon".|
|May-02-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: He takes the Dake!|
|Jun-12-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
"... Mr. Dake had a brilliant although abbreviated career as a chess player. He learned the game at 17, very late for someone who would later become a top player. By the time he was 28, his career was essentially over as family responsibilities compelled him to look for a more stable and better-paying job. In that short time, however, Mr. Dake had established himself as one of the country's best players, and he helped the American chess team win three world team championships. ..."
|Jul-10-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: I'm strong to the finish,
cause I eats me spinach,
I'm Dake the sailor man!
|Apr-08-10|| ||wordfunph: <Warrush: Agreed on banning bidmonfa, he is only posting because noone will go to his site. Its just plain annoying.>|
sorry <Warrush> but i appreciate <BIDMONFA>'s effort..
happy birthday Maestro Arthur Dake!
|Apr-08-10|| ||Riverbeast: Dake was apparently an incredible natural talent
He learned the moves at 17, and five years later he was beating Alekhine in a tournament game
There are also stories about how he enraged Alekhine after beating him in a rapid transit match
|Apr-08-10|| ||rapidcitychess: Happy B-day dead guy!!!!! That was awkward...|
|Jul-04-10|| ||JohnBoy: Dake has some staying power - dead 10 years and still a 2300 FIDE rating!|
|Sep-24-10|| ||GrahamClayton: 1932 photo: http://www.nwchess.com/images/Chess...|
|May-21-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Live film footage of the USA vs. RUSSIA match held in Moscow, 1946. Included are <Mikhail Botvinnik>, <Vassily Smslov>, <Samuel Reshevsky>, <Arnold Denker>, and <Arthur Dake>:|
|Nov-11-11|| ||kbob: According to this database Dake's lifetime score against Reuben Fine was six wins to three, with three draws.|
|Jan-27-14|| ||Caissanist: Fine was a teenager when most of those games were played. After Fine turned 21 they only played two games, with Fine winning one and the other being drawn.|
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