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Member since May-03-05 · Last seen Dec-23-17
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 234 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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
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, ...
   Mar-04-17 Jay R Bonin
wrap99: <Granny> I remember Robert doing this I think at Paul Masson in the 1970, played in two separate sections.
   Feb-25-17 Theodore Bullockus
wrap99: I remember a game he played I think in 1977 or so against Rainer Rickford. Rickford fell asleep during the game and a friend woke him up. Bullockus argued that this was illegal. I could see someone telling a player that they forgot to hit his clock as being illegal but unless you are
   Feb-20-17 Gisela Kahn Gresser
wrap99: First Female Master Question: I am pretty sure it was Diane Saveride. I wonder if the reason is that it was a title not achieved merely by breaking 2200 but doing so for, for example, a certain number of games or successive months. By the way, Master used to really mean something; ...
   Jan-18-17 Edwin Ziegler Adams
wrap99: <bluemooner> Not Dangerfield, Henny Youngman.
   Jan-14-17 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
wrap99: <MissScarlett> This is probably in The Adventure of Chess, a book I have not seen in decades but that sounds about right. BTW, he really was a great chess writer and that book has a very early mention of Bobby Fischer. I in fact asked Lasker what he thought of Fischer (this was
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