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|May-18-08|| ||brankat: Sorry to be late, but for what it's worth:
Happy Birthday Jeff!
|Jun-01-08|| ||MichAdams: <It is, however, but an example of Vanity Fair's ethical challenges. Since 1992, media outlets have reported on the magazine's penchant for libel, which has led to numerous lawsuits. The suits came from a wide range of people including: a former chess prodigy, Julia Sarwer....>|
|Jun-01-08|| ||norami: Vanity Fair also claimed that JFK Jr.'s father was not JFK Sr. Come to think of it, JFK Jr. didn't look like a Kennedy.|
|Jan-29-09|| ||dbquintillion: Just discovered this page and knew nothing about this guy before. What happened to the book by his sister?
Both his and her websites are now completely dead links. Very disappointing and slightly mysterious. And count me as another who would find a Fischer-Spassky style rematch between Waitzkin and Sarwer a total thrill. There's got to be someone who would put up some sponsorship money to make that happen. Even just a 6 or 8 game classical match. That would be great!
Any way, here's hoping Jeff Sarwer resurfaces and we get more info about his sister's book, which I'd definitely read.|
|Apr-27-09|| ||TheTamale: <dbquintillion>, as of this writing the web site www.jeffsarwer.com is active. In the "gallery" link he has included some old media clips of him. The most interesting is the one from the (presumably) Canadian program "Monitor."|
You can't watch it without wondering how the years that followed went for Jeff and his family. I would love to read an autobio by the man. I wonder if the market for it would be considered too "specialty" and would have a hard time attracting a publisher...? I'd certainly buy it. The wikipedia info on him is scant and only adds fuel to one's curiosity.
|Jun-16-09|| ||CapAnson: I guess he's disappeared again...|
|Jun-16-09|| ||MaxxLange: <a Fischer-Spassky style rematch between Waitzkin and Sarwer>|
What a grotesque idea.
Such a match seems to me very, very unlikely. These players seem to be interested in living their real lives, not in reliving their scholastic chess years.
|Jun-24-09|| ||kooley782: Hello, Jeff! It's Ethan, if you remember me! I really enjoy watching you play. Especially in your games against Waitzkin. True masterpieces. :) Great performance in the Malbork Castle tourney as well! Amazing play for not having played in so long! Hope to see some more of your games posted, and I'll see you around the site!|
|Jul-30-09|| ||julia nee sarwer: Hi everyone! I agree that my brother Jeff is an amazing chess player, and also an amazing person. We went through a lot growing up. I have in fact written a 38-chapter memoir about our childhood which will answer all the questions about "Whatever happened to them?". At the same time I have a young family now too, so I can only devote a few hours a week this fall to working with an editor on finishing the book and getting it ready for publishing. When it will actually hit bookshelves is anyone's guess, but hopefully sooner than later. It seems that there will be quite a lot of interest in our story, not only from the chess-playing world but from the general population as well. I'll keep you posted! Thank you for your interest and support.|
|Jul-31-09|| ||DWINS: Thanks for the update, Julia. I'm eagerly awaiting the publishing of your book, but I certainly understand that your first priority must be your family. Good luck with everything.|
|Jan-13-10|| ||Riverbeast: Jeff -
Congratulations on your recent poker successes!
If you are ever in a poker tournament or sitting at a table with Ylon Schwartz (He's an FM and finished fourth at the 2008 WSOP Main Event) say hello to him...He's very approachable and a good friend of mine (you know my real name and so does he)
If you beat him at poker or chess, please let us know so I can bust on him for it...And so I can tell him that I sent you to him ;-)
<Julia Sarwer> It's good to see you've resurfaced also...You and I never spoke but I was playing at the Manhattan CC when you and Jeff were, and I remember both of you well...I was about fifteen years old at that time.
And count me as another who will be very interested in reading your book when it comes out!
|Apr-15-10|| ||bambino3: jeff whats your handle on ICC?|
|Nov-13-10|| ||timothee3331: "Check ?! You just said check ?? Do you want to play some chess !?
-You gotta be kidding me ?!
-No, I'm not !"
Lol :) Nice to see you here !
|Feb-14-11|| ||Caissanist: Jeff has been playing poker the past couple of years; as with so many chess masters, he seems to have made a big splash at the start before tailing off somewhat. Here is a fairly recent interview: http://www.bluffeurope.com/intervie....|
|Feb-14-11|| ||Caissanist: Haven't seen anything about Julia's planned book lately, the cited article says that Jeff is "writing the script for a biographical film". Of course, it also says that the film is "likely to be filmed in 2010", so who knows.|
|Mar-08-12|| ||Llawdogg: Any updates from Jeff or Julia?|
|Sep-25-12|| ||Mudphudder: What's the highest rating Sarwer achieved before he dropped out of chess?|
He seemed to be Josh Waitzkin's rival in childhood and seems (at least from what I've seen) to have beaten Josh much more. Yet, Josh made it to IM and I don't think Jeff made it anywhere near that title.
|Sep-25-12|| ||Eggman: I seem to recall Sarwer being rated 1900 something by the CFC (Chess Federation of Canada) when he was 9 years old, but I'm not sure how close in time that was to his "retirement." I just know that I didn't hear much about him after that.|
|Oct-28-12|| ||happyjuggler0: A couple of years old, but Jennifer Shahade interviews Jeff Sarwer at Chess Life Online here:|
Eye opening to say the least, especially if you got your info on him from "Searching For Bobby Fischer".
|Jan-10-14|| ||OhioChessFan: Surely there's some published games of Julia's to create a player page for her?|
|Jan-10-14|| ||OhioChessFan: From the Shahade interview:
<The only reason I even played that tournament was because they wanted to ban me playing because I was home-schooled.>
I remember that, vaguely. I know I read a news story that suggested they were homeschooled so as to study chess all day instead of normal academics. Back then, home schooling did have a pretty negative vibe.
|Feb-27-15|| ||dehanne: Ioan Gruffudd lookalike.|
|Feb-27-15|| ||perfidious: <dehanne> I'll sign that, having met Jeff on occasion at Montreal through a mutual acquaintance in the mid-late 1990s.|
|Feb-27-15|| ||perfidious: <Caissanist> It was surprising really to see that Jeff has played poker; for I had not run into him anywhere in my travels in the States. His only American cashes are at the WSOP, where I intend to play next year, though likely not this spring.|
Jeff's most recent score, from last week, at Tallinn: http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/eve...
|May-03-15|| ||Caissanist: Recent interview with Jeff, mostly about poker. He now lives in Finland and has two small children: http://www.pokernews.com/news/2015/... .|
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