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|Jan-12-10|| ||lorker: <HeMateMe> No such thing happened recently at Stuyvesant. We did have a lot of fires at the school recently and that was in the news. And the chess team's advisor is rated around 1800.|
|Jan-12-10|| ||HeMateMe: I guess it was at one of the private schools. Its easy to think of Stuy. as a private school, because of the quality of the students, but, of course its a public school. |
The private ones are the schools hiring area GMs to coach. Dey got da $$$$$ bucks to do it.
|Jan-12-10|| ||lorker: <HeMateMe> Well the private schools might have the money for GM coaching but our team still got first place at the National High School Championships ahead of all those private schools last year =]|
|Jan-12-10|| ||HeMateMe: No arguments there. Is that the Lenderman Group?|
|Jan-19-10|| ||lorker: <HeMateMe> The Lenderman group?|
|Feb-13-10|| ||Poisonpawns: A game 30 from 2004. I had Hess against the ropes, but lost in the time scramble.
[Event "G30 Marshall C.C"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Be3 Qf6 6. c3 Nge7 7. Bc4 d6 8.
O-O Bxd4 9. cxd4 O-O 10. Nc3 a6 11. f4 Na5 12. Be2 Qh6 13. Qd2 f5 14. Rf3 b5
15. Rh3 Qg6 16. e5 Nc4 17. Qc1 Bb7 18. Rg3 Qf7 19. b3 Nxe3 20. Qxe3 Rfe8 21. b4
Ng6 22. Bh5 dxe5 23. dxe5 Rad8 24. a4 Qc4 25. Bxg6 hxg6 26. axb5 axb5 27. Qc5
Qxf4 28. Qxb5 Rb8 0-1
I went from this beauty:
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and eventually losing.
|Apr-09-10|| ||laskersteinitz: Hess just won the Samford fellowship (http://main.uschess.org/content/vie...). He was also admitted to the Yale College class of 2014, meaning he would enter as a freshman this coming fall. I'm assuming he will defer college for a year and use the money from the fellowship to play in tournaments around the world? Hess has declared he is not interested in pursuing chess as a career, but it can be hard forgetting about chess altogether and suddenly devoting oneself to something else, especially given Hess's natural talent for the game.|
|Apr-09-10|| ||MaxxLange: Hess won the Stamford Fellowship? Excellent.
His prospects for elite college admission will be helped, not hurt, by his taking a gap year for chess.
|Apr-09-10|| ||MaxxLange: He can already go wherever he wants, and he's an even stronger applicant after the Samford fellowship year|
|Apr-09-10|| ||HeMateMe: Stamford is just the name of the award, right? He doesn't have to attend Stamford, does he?|
|Apr-09-10|| ||laskersteinitz: It's S-A-M-F-O-R-D. No T.
Hess has already decided to attend Yale. However, it's not clear when he will decide to enter as a freshman.
|Apr-10-10|| ||HeMateMe: Its the fault of the two colleges, for having such similar spellings. Is the entrance application rejected if you misspell the name of the college? I think thats why I was turned away at Browne University.|
|Apr-10-10|| ||MaxxLange: at Walter Browne College, I majored in chess clock studies|
|May-22-10|| ||WBP: This picture of Hess in football gear (I identify it as such because the photo may be changed soon) has been inverted! (Look at the color of the square upon which black's left-hand-side rook sits on the back rank!) |
Kind of reminds me of those furniture adds in which a chess set appears (presumably to lend "class" to the setting), but with the tell-tale black square appearing on the right side of each side's back rank.
|May-22-10|| ||HeMateMe: <WBP> Very observant! it seems to be wrong about half the time in photos, TV programs, and the movies, unless an actual game is taking place.|
|May-22-10|| ||Shams: <Very observant>
Could anything be *less* observant? Or do the Peglegs print their school name backwards on the uniform, like ambulances? Sorry <WBP>, we all have days where we deduce like Holmes, and other days, not so much... :)
It was a prop at a photo shoot and he was working on his chiseled-chin look and didn't notice. :)
|May-22-10|| ||HeMateMe: Thats a good point. The chess player himself should have noticed, and made some piece adjustments.|
There was a similar photo taken of Bobby Fischer, when he was at Erasmus high school. Fischer was wearing his school Lacrosse uniform (with helmut) and demanded that the board be set up with him holding a winning position.
|May-23-10|| ||SamAtoms1980: Tim Krabbe wrote a multi-part rant about this
http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess2/... (go to #30)
http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess2/... (go to #259)
|May-23-10|| ||WBP: <Shams> you may be correct (animal magnetism sells more than chess capability, at least in this consumer-driven culture). But do hold in mind that photographs are also occasionally published "backwards." There were baseball/football cards and photographs in magazines in the 1960s (when I was a kid) where players were passing/throwing with the "wrong" hand/foot.|
|May-23-10|| ||Shams: <WBP> Very true; this was the exact reason Billy the Kid was mistakenly thought to have been left-handed. The famous photograph had been flipped. Still, Billy the Kid didn't have words on his jersey.|
|May-23-10|| ||HeMateMe: 'Billy the Kid', the skier, or the gunslinger?|
|May-23-10|| ||tpstar: My personal experience with mail order catalogs is that the board is set up incorrectly over half the time, usually wrong corner square but sometimes King & Queen inverted. This is especially surprising for chess computer ads.|
When I started private practice, my group hired a photographer for a newspaper advertisement, so I used one of my favorite wins T Palmer vs W Surlow, 1998 but my White pieces didn't look very good against my white coat, so the photographer had me invert the board where I was playing Black (the Black Queen in my hand as an "action shot"). I was thinking how this new position wouldn't make any sense chess-wise, then I realized *nobody* would notice.
I'll bet a parent or coach set up the board during practice for the photo op, and Hess didn't notice until afterward when he just rolled his eyes.
|May-23-10|| ||WBP: <Shams><Still, Billy the Kid didn't have words on his jersey.> This point is rather conclusive. But how does a player of Hess's strength let this happen, then, unless it's a practical joke of some kind? Maybe <tpstar> is correct.|
|May-23-10|| ||HeMateMe: Maybe there's a disconection here. If this is a publicity photo, and someone shoves a chess board onto a football field, maybe Hess just sees it as a prop, and ignores the way the pieces are set up.|
|Aug-06-10|| ||Blunderdome: Fans will be interested to see his name on the list of participants here:|
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