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|Jun-16-17|| ||Latviandevil: I am searching two games of our GM Arturo Pomar in US Open 1954, rounds 3 and 9, this one against Great Nicolas Rossolimo.
Also Crosstable/games of North Central Open Ch. in Milwaukee 1955 (94 players). Pomar dis many simultaneous in 1952, 1954 and 1955 too; I have some information about but I will appreciatte more !.
ANY HELP ?|
|Jun-16-17|| ||Phony Benoni: <Latviandevil> I am sorry, but I cannot be of much help. I carefully checked the sources available to me for games from New Orleans 1954, and Pomar's round 3 and 9 games could not be found.|
This is a tragedy (especially in the case of Pomar's important win over Rossolimo), but is also not unusual. Games in United States Swiss System tournaments are generally not well-documentd or even preserved, and we are probably lucky the record is as good as it is.
As for your other questions, I doubt I could find any more information than you have now. The US Open is the only area about which I have any special expertise at all.
Finding information about Milwaukee 1955 or Pomar's simultaneous exhibitions would require a lot of digging through local newspaper, or through regional chess publications if these could be found.
I have reposted your inquiry at Biographer Bistro (kibitz #16787) in the hopes that you can find a little bit of help there.
Best of fortune in your work.
|Jun-17-17|| ||Phony Benoni: Unfortunately, the introductory commercial is a bit screwed up. Stick around. The play is worth it.|
|Jun-17-17|| ||Penguincw: This isn't the first time he's done it. Check out what he did in the 2013 ALCS, G5.|
All 3 of the Tigers' outs that innings were on incredible plays. Iglesias also had a nice charging play where he flipped the ball into his hand and Upton robbed what might've been a homerun.
|Jun-17-17|| ||takchess: Based on your collection and commentary on the London System, I am going to give it a try. I am primarily a 1. e4 player. It seems to be played a lot by members of my local chess club. Cheers, Jim|
|Jun-17-17|| ||Phony Benoni: <takchess> I believe you have made that comment about the London System in the wrong place. I have no such collection, nor do I recall ever commenting about the opening.|
|Jun-17-17|| ||takchess: Thanks.You are correct. Although I confused you with White Shark, I did play like DIRP today. It seems in learning some new openings the London System and the Benko, I have forget the one I normally play the King Gambit. Cheers, Jim|
|Jun-18-17|| ||FSR: <Phony Benoni> I remembered another game from the 1979 U.S. Open. Ove Kroll had White against Jeremy Silman. The game followed Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 for at least five moves, but at some point soon thereafter Kroll (of course) deviated. The game ended in a short draw.|
|Jun-18-17|| ||Phony Benoni: >FSR> Thanks. Don't yet have enough information on either player to determine the round, but every fragment helps.|
|Jun-19-17|| ||WannaBe: Tim Kurkjian looks into the crystal ball:
|Jun-19-17|| ||saffuna: Concerning speed of play as Kurkjian addresses it, let's have some sort of limit on the number of pickoff throws. Say only two unsuccessful throws for each runner per batter. On the third unsuccessful throw the runner moves up a base.|
No throwing the ball around the horn after an out? That takes about six seconds and is nice to look at.
The biggest problems are time betweeen innings (commerrcials) and pitching changes. How about only three warmup pitches for a pitcher coming in mid-inning.
|Jun-19-17|| ||Penguincw: < let's have some sort of limit on the number of pickoff throws. >|
I like that idea. A little while ago, I think I had a radical idea that any pickoff throw, successful or not, counts as a <ball>. With 3 balls on the batter, I think a special rule could be made to adjust for that. This would encourage runners to take bigger leads, and possibly steal more bases, and more runs.
< No throwing the ball around the horn after an out? That takes about six seconds and is nice to look at. >
Agreed. It probably takes about 6 seconds for the batter to go to the on-deck circle to the batter's box anyhow.
< The biggest problems are time betweeen innings (commerrcials) and pitching changes. How about only three warmup pitches for a pitcher coming in mid-inning.>
I'm sure plenty of time can be saved with 1 less commercial/break. Pitching changes, I think it's like a basketball game, with all those fouls and timeouts near the end. It probably has to stay. It's part of the strategy of the game (but so was the intentional walk, but whatever). And warmup pitches, perhaps fewer is good, but I'm sure a lot of the time is the pitcher trying to get his footing properly on the mound.
Looking at elsewise in the article, I like the idea of a pitch clock. There's actually a never used rule in the book that says with no runners on, a pitcher has 12 seconds to throw the ball, otherwise a ball is called. Enforce that rule. Again, the rule can be adjusted for when runners are on.
Batters, do you really need to adjust your batting gloves after taking ball 1? Probably not. Limit the amount of times a batter is allowed to step in and out of the box.
Runners on base to start the 12th or 13th inning? I personally like the long marathons (maybe because I'm not playing). I don't like this idea, but it may be necessary.
Retractable roofs to prevent rain delays? Definitely yes, although this will be very expensive.
Shift needs to stay. It can be hard to enforce anyhow.
I'm sure those who are fans of baseball appreciate the game the way it is (minus some small changes). I'll like baseball 'til it feels more like MLB The Show than an actual game. I don't think these possible future rule changes would attract many fans (probably would lose more fans than gain, especially with the salary increase it mentions). Most of these changes are probably meant to benefit people who have shorter attention spans (in that case, choose a different sport) or anyone who is trying to maximize as much money as possible...
Ooh, a butterfly.
|Jun-19-17|| ||WannaBe: Re: Commercials, 2 breaks per inning (unless pitching change), minus one or two break (game's over after top or end of 9th).|
One commercial would be on average, what? 20 seconds? So 40 seconds per one inning of play, multiply by 8.5 gets you 340 seconds.
On average there are about 7 pitching changes per game(?) that's another 140 seconds.
Total time saved: 480 seconds, or 8 minutes, approx. Ball-park figure, pun fully intended.
|Jun-19-17|| ||WannaBe: Re: Roof... I am fully supportive of this idea. Over the weekend (and today) very high temperature in the Bay area and inland, Sacramento was over 103.|
(SFG's Triple-A club is located at Sacramento, and they had a Sunday afternoon game... Ugh!! That's just not right.)
NYY at OAK, box score said game time temperature was 90, I think it was higher on the field.
Roofs would be very nice, not only to your multi-million dollar investments, I mean players, but also for the fans. And those medical personnel treating heat-related fainting.
Further, it will also prevent BAL and WAS GMs whining at each other.
|Jun-21-17|| ||FairyPromotion: Mr Moody,
Counting on your understanding, I would point out to a mistake. In your GotD collection yesterday's GotD should be listed as <Thrill of the Hunt> instead of <Thrill of the Chase>.
|Jun-21-17|| ||Phony Benoni: <Fairy Promotion> Thanks. I don't mind having mistakes pointed out. For me, accuracy is more important than ego.|
|Jun-21-17|| ||WannaBe: Sumthin' going on at Miami... This Max guy is dealin'!!|
|Jun-21-17|| ||WannaBe: 98 pitches by Max after 7 full innings...|
|Jun-21-17|| ||WannaBe: Never mind...|
|Jun-21-17|| ||saffuna: And then, an error, a wild pitch, and a loss.|
|Jun-21-17|| ||WannaBe: Baseball, what a cruel game. Max lost his no-no and then went on to lose the game 2-1, both runs <NOT EARNED>, OUCH!|
As a consolation prize, he got a CG.
|Jun-21-17|| ||Penguincw: I've seen it many times before. A pitcher is carrying a no-hitter/perfect game late into the ballgame. As soon as the first baserunner reaches, or the first hit is given up, it quickly goes downhill. Of course, Scherzer only gave up 1 more hit after that, but still sucks.|
Could be worse though. What happens if you <do> throw a no-hitter, 0 ER, and still lose (which has happended before, maybe not the "0 ER" part).
On a somewhat related note, how come HBP doesn't count as WHIP, but things like IBB do? I always wondered that...
|Jun-21-17|| ||WannaBe: Um... Seattle. That's all I will say.|
|Jun-22-17|| ||WannaBe: Um... I didn't do it.|
|Jun-22-17|| ||Penguincw: Hmm, Scherzer denied his 3rd no-hitter earlier, now Verlander gets denied his 3rd no-hitter.|
And Arrieta is pitching on Thursday...
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