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|Aug-17-12|| ||NakoSonorense: Newsflash from the past:
<Apr-26-07 NakoSonorense: Hey, isn't she Superman's girl?>
|Aug-17-12|| ||technical draw: <Nako> Yes, you asked first. Now I see that Superman's girlfriend is Lois Lane. Lisa Lane is Bart's sister.|
|Oct-31-12|| ||perfidious: <SBC> Nice article on the scene in 1964.|
Sad to learn that Chumley's closed down a few years back and (so far) has not reopened. Got to enjoy the atmosphere on several visits to the city in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
|Apr-25-13|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Miss Lane!|
|Aug-22-13|| ||perfidious: <Marmot PFL: .....USCF started inflating their ratings about that time, to try to halt the membership decline in the post-Fischer era. Lots of bonus points were given out for unusually good (or lucky) tournaments.>|
The classic example: George Francis Kane.
After Kane's meteoric rise, USCF modified their bonus point awards at some level above 2200 and finally eliminated bonus points altogether over 2100 level in fall 1981.
|Aug-22-13|| ||Caissanist: The US Chess Hall of Fame says that Savereide was the second woman to achieve a US master rating, and Gisella Gresser the first. I swear I remember statements at the time that Savereide was the first woman master; since Gresser was born in 1906, I suspect that she was a master when the first ratings systems were getting started, so whether she was the first rated female master could be open to interpretation. In any case, this confirms that Lane was not a master.|
|Aug-29-13|| ||Caissanist: User: FSR has dug up the relevant article--it seems that Gisela Gresser did in fact make master in 1963 (by which time the rating system was of course well established in the USA).|
|Aug-29-13|| ||OhioChessFan: Anyone else think she looks a bit like the missus?
|Aug-29-13|| ||Robed.Bishop: <OCF> The one with blonde or dark hair?|
|Aug-29-13|| ||TheFocus: I well remember the days of tall hair and the ladies at church used to fuss over their beehives so much.|
|Sep-12-13|| ||TwoKnights: Says on the earthlore site she was a 7 time U.S. Champion:|
|Sep-12-13|| ||Tomlinsky: <TwoKnights: Says on the earthlore site she was a 7 time U.S. Champion>|
As far as I can see it states: "Lisa, by the way, was several times the United States women's chess champion."
|Sep-12-13|| ||TheFocus: She won in 1959 and tied with Gresser in 1966. Correction was made in the bio.|
|Feb-23-15|| ||zanzibar: <<Lisa Lane, Chess Players, Quits Tourney Because She's in Love>|
HASTINGS, England, Jan. 2 (Reuters)--Love has checkmated the American women's chess champion, Lisa Lane.>
<<Lisa Lane's Next Move: A Return to the U.S.; Chess Star to Leave Britain Tomorrow for New York Says After Dropping Tourney That She Is Quitting Game>
HASTINGS, England, Jan. 3 (AP)--Lisa Lane, who withdrew from the Hastings chess tournameat yesterday because she was lovesick, said today that she never would play competitive chess again.>
|Feb-23-15|| ||tpstar: <Zanzibar> Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1937|
|Feb-23-15|| ||zanzibar: <tpstar> thanks, here's a direct link to your post:|
Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1937 (kibitz #3)
(For any forum post, right click on the date and "copy link", then just paste it in)
|Feb-23-15|| ||zanzibar: I thought it was interesting to find the original NYT articles. But if you really want to know the chess-playing Lisa:|
it's an extensive archived version of Batgirl's original treatment.
|Feb-10-17|| ||WannaBe: Not sure if this have been posted before (Too lazy to go back and read 3 pages of posts)|
|Sep-29-18|| ||InspirationChess: what a excuse of "quits chess for love" is ridiculous.
She had a rapid development of rookie to professional from his country in just 2 years of playing chess.
what any player would want quickly.
It is a great pity that she has not valued his great potential.
|Sep-29-18|| ||keypusher: <Sep-29-18 InspirationChess: what a excuse of "quits chess for love" is ridiculous. She had a rapid development of rookie to professional from his country in just 2 years of playing chess. what any player would want quickly.
It is a great pity that she has not valued his great potential.>|
As you can see by glancing at the bio at the top of the page, she did not, in fact, quit chess for love. To the extent she decided not to devote quite so many weekends pushing bits of plastic around in dingy hotels, good for her. There’s more to life than chess.
|Sep-29-18|| ||OhioChessFan: To be fair, the average chess player might not be all that attuned to such social niceties as "love".|
|Sep-30-18|| ||HeMateMe: I kissed an older woman tonight.|
|Dec-18-18|| ||sleepyirv: Sports Illustrated has an excellent article on Lisa Lane and women in chess: https://www.si.com/more-sports/2018...|
|Dec-18-18|| ||keypusher: <sleepyirv: Sports Illustrated has an excellent article on Lisa Lane and women in chess: https://www.si.com/more-sports/2018...|
If by excellent you mean regurgitating the usual crap about how top women make less than top men, and omitting that those women make far more than men of comparable strength, then yes. It's excellent. If you mean completely omitting any discussion of why men might play chess more often and better than women for any reason other than sexism, then it's absolutely first-rate.
|Dec-19-18|| ||Caissanist: The SI article overall was pretty meh, but I'm glad that the author at least got her to sit for an extended interview, the first I know of since she stopped playing tournament chess. It's a shame that vision problems have made it impossible for her to play online chess anymore.|
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