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wrap99
Member since May-03-05 · Last seen Apr-20-18
Long-time fan, been going to tourneys since the early 1970s. Spectator at Lone Pine couple of times. Met Max Euwe at Paul Masson tournament in 1974, Petrosian, others at Lone Pine. Tal at Manhattan Chess Club Spoke with Judit Polgar when she was 11 and saw Reshevsky when he was a senior citizen still kicking ass.

   wrap99 has kibitzed 241 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-17-18 Wilhelm Schlumberger (replies)
 
wrap99: He was an operator of The Turk.
 
   Apr-07-18 Orlando Husbands
 
wrap99: I think it is valuable for non-GMs to discover that GMs can be beaten at BH -- I am not sure I have ever beaten a GM at standard blitz, but I have beaten multiple GMs, even 2600 rating, at BH. Maybe there is some luck, or at least more luck than in standard chess.
 
   Mar-15-18 Roy C Ervin
 
wrap99: Recent posters here, especially Roy's family: How strange that I just thought of looking here and after 3 years, there are a slew of posts, including one also from Bart whom I met 40+ years ago! As I mentioned in previous posts, Roy seemed like a very bright guy and it is sad that ...
 
   Feb-10-18 Edward Lasker (replies)
 
wrap99: If you look at photos of Ed. Lasker and of her, there is a family resemblance. I am very glad she is still around. Ed. Lasker would be 133 this year; I am guessing she knew him quite well and maybe even her son met him. If you have not read his popular books, you are missing out -- ...
 
   Feb-10-18 Philipp Meitner
 
wrap99: Around the time of Meitner's death, his daughter I think was struggling to be accepted into the world of academia, dealing with having to use a separate entrance from males, etc. He could never have imagined what his daughter would discover or experience. I doubt if many ...
 
   Nov-28-17 Zineb Dina Abdi
 
wrap99: like to play bughouse online
 
   Nov-02-17 Haridas Pascua
 
wrap99: He doesn't play bughouse so good.
 
   Apr-04-17 M A Schapiro vs Reshevsky, 1920
 
wrap99: MissScarlett: Does this mean then that SR was indeed master strength at 9? If so, what other prodigy was comparable to him? I would guess Judit Polgar and maybe Morphy and Capablanca.
 
   Mar-20-17 M Shapiro
 
wrap99: The Manny Shapiro I am thinking of probably was in the USA in 1932.
 
   Mar-18-17 Anatoly Lein (replies)
 
wrap99: I heard about the circus/acrobat. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I think he was a professional mathematician who made contributions to Soviet radar. He also may have lived through part of the siege of Leningrad -- probably was evacuated. He certainly played some great players, ...
 
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