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jeff sarwer
Member since Oct-01-07 · Last seen Jun-07-14
Born: May 14th 1978, Kingston Ontario, Canada.

Currently resides in Gdansk, Poland.

Current nationality's, Finnish, Canadian.

Lived in Amsterdam,(NL) New York,(USA) Montreal, Ottawa,(CAD) Gdansk, (PL) and for short periods in various other countries around Europe.

Speaks: English, French, Dutch, German, Polish, and a little Finnish ( from mother's side of family)

Likes to currently play: Football,(European) Tennis, Ice Hockey.

Played: Water-Polo (for clubs "St.Henri" Montreal Canada 1990-1992 "Rapido 82" in Haarlem Holland 1993-1994, and "Vieux Montreal" 1997-1999) won a Bronze Medal at the "Jeux De Quebec" (Quebec Games)for 3 Meter Springboard under 14's (Diving)in 1992.

Likes to make music, and writes.

Traveled to over 80 countries.

Played chess from ages 6-10 years old. (strength up to approx. elo 2000) Played little chess since and has approx. current strength of anywhere from FM-IM level. Recent tournament result here:

Family was the subject of many articles in magazines such as GQ, Sports Illustrated, People, etc. Family frequented various talk shows.
Jeff and sister Julia were both panelists on the PBS series, "1986 Karpov-Kasparov World Championship Match" with GM Edmar Mednis and host Selby Lyman. Was also a subject of book and film "Searching for Bobby Fischer".

From the ages of 8-10, once a year played 40 boards simultaneously on Parliament Hill, Ottawa (July 1st, Canada Day celebration)

Was made a lifetime member of the Manhattan Chess Club by former coach Bruce Pandolfini.

Was friends of the Polgar family in the 1980's.

Won the -10 World Youth Chess Championships in 1986 at the age of 8 representing Canada.
Julia won the -10 girls section.

Currently is a Real-Estate Professional with various projects around Poland, and Europe.

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   jeff sarwer has kibitzed 32 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-08-08 J Sarwer vs Waitzkin, 1986 (replies)
jeff sarwer: hi, the games against waitzkin posted here on chessgames are correct, the same as on my website.
   Oct-28-07 Jeff Sarwer (replies)
jeff sarwer: hey no problem tactic! There is very little anyone can say on the internet to make me feel bad :) Lots of people say things on the web, and lots of people are misinformed about me, but maybe that is partially because I tend to let people just say what they want, and don't ...
   Oct-26-07 J Sarwer vs R Jedynak, 2007 (replies)
jeff sarwer: speaking of jedynak, did you see his game from when he was younger (Probably when he was about 16 back in 2001?) When you click on him it is under notable games, a real beauty. All these 20-something Polish GM's are fun players, shame they all live down around Warsaw, since I am
   Oct-23-07 J Sarwer vs P Bobras, 2007 (replies)
jeff sarwer: or even 14. f4!?
   Oct-23-07 M Reverby vs Alexander V Ivanov, 2005 (replies)
jeff sarwer: Wow, nice game against Ivanov :)
   Oct-23-07 H Bieluszewski vs J Sarwer, 2007 (replies)
jeff sarwer: thank you Riverbeast :)
   Oct-23-07 F La Rota vs J Sarwer, 1988 (replies)
jeff sarwer: In Response to CApAnson's question: "How problematic would it be for you to reach the IM or GM title at this point? Well, I estimate for me to reach the GM title it would take me 1-2 years of structured training.(Something I never had except for the fundamental beginner level, ...
   Oct-23-07 J Sarwer vs K Jurkiewicz, 2007 (replies)
jeff sarwer: does black have anything else other than 35..rab8? I think not as he cannot allow white to play Rb1.
   Oct-08-07 J Sarwer vs S Sloan, 1985 (replies)
jeff sarwer: sorry, I was actually 6 years old going on 7 at the time. :) Lucky me staying up all night without bedtimes! Although sometimes without a bed. :(
   Oct-02-07 Waitzkin vs J Sarwer, 1985 (replies)
jeff sarwer: Ah yes, the other Waitzkin game :) I dont recall ever playing any other tournament games against him, except the "famous" SFBF draw. I remember liking to give him 5-2 time odds in Blitz though....:) He has been a wonderful ambassador for Chess and Tai-Chi. Seems like he turned
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