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Andrew Soltis
Number of games in database: 174
Years covered: 1967 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2407
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445

Overall record: +50 -52 =69 (49.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (51) 
    B23 B89 B88 B87 B57
 King's Indian Attack (8) 
 Vienna Opening (6) 
    C26 C27 C28
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C91 C85 C73
 Alekhine's Defense (5) 
    B03 B02
 Robatsch (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (22) 
    E62 E95 E94 E69 E67
 Robatsch (19) 
 Old Indian (8) 
 Sicilian (6) 
    B56 B90 B27 B77 B31
 Modern Defense (6) 
 Scandinavian (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Soltis vs D B Gurevich, 1981 1-0
   Soltis vs Browne, 1970 1-0
   Soltis vs Romanishin, 1989 1-0
   Soltis vs Suttles, 1973 1-0
   Soltis vs Quinteros, 1975 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1979)
   Lone Pine (1981)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1996 Bermuda by gauer

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(born May-28-1947, 72 years old) United States of America

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Andrew Eden Soltis was born on the 28th of May 1947 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA. Awarded the IM title in 1974 he became a GM in 1980. He finished 1st at Reggio Emilia 1971-72 and 1st= at New York 1977. He is also known as a writer and author on the game.

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 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 174  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Soltis vs A J Whiteley 1-0271967WchT U26 14thC00 French Defense
2. L Day vs Soltis  ½-½191967Atlantic OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. Soltis vs Plachetka  1-0391968WchT U26 15th qual-EB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
4. Plachetka vs Soltis  1-0411968WchT U26 15th fin-AE61 King's Indian
5. Huebner vs Soltis 1-0331968WchT U26 15th fin-AB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. Tseshkovsky vs Soltis ½-½401969WchT U26 fin-A 16thB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
7. Soltis vs Browne 1-0151970Eastern Experts OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
8. Soltis vs E Paoli  ½-½341970Reggio Emilia 7071B89 Sicilian
9. M Czerniak vs Soltis  0-1551970Reggio Emilia 7071B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
10. Soltis vs P Travnicek  1-0421971Reggio EmiliaB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
11. R Cosulich vs Soltis 0-1141971Reggio Emilia (SoltiB15 Caro-Kann
12. Fischer vs Soltis 1-0251971Manhattan blitzB33 Sicilian
13. Pilnik vs Soltis 1-0281973NorristownB06 Robatsch
14. E Paoli vs Soltis  ½-½181973NorristownB08 Pirc, Classical
15. Soltis vs Suttles 1-0571973Chicago USCF InternationalB06 Robatsch
16. Soltis vs Gheorghiu  ½-½191974Los AngelesC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
17. Tarjan vs Soltis  ½-½231974Los AngelesC78 Ruy Lopez
18. Soltis vs Gligoric  1-0561974Los AngelesB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. Soltis vs Korchnoi 0-1411974New York blitzC16 French, Winawer
20. K Rogoff vs Soltis  ½-½141974US ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
21. Soltis vs A Karklins  ½-½151974US ChampionshipC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
22. Saidy vs Soltis  ½-½221974US ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
23. Soltis vs Reshevsky  ½-½121974US ChampionshipC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
24. L C Gilden vs Soltis 1-0401974US ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
25. Zuckerman vs Soltis ½-½221974US ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
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Feb-08-13  Wyatt Gwyon: I didn't realize he wrote non-chess stuff until I saw his byline today on a Post article linked from Drudge.
Mar-11-14  jerseybob: Wyatt Gwyon: Andy Soltis has worked for the N.Y. Post for over 40 years, his wife Marcy nearly that long, and chess writing has been only a small part of his excellent output. But sadly, I read in Phil Mushnick's column of Sunday 3/9/14 that the two are are hanging it up after a total of 84 years and nine months at the Post. I pray he'll at least continue the chess column.
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  perfidious: Nice touch from Mushnick at the end of that day's column:

<Couple of quitters.>

Mar-12-14  capafischer1: I find some of his books helpful. What I can't stand is when he only gives game fragments rather than showing the whole game. I like to see how they got to that position even if it has no notes.
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  perfidious: It is possible that Soltis gave portions of those games due to restrictions placed on the length of the book by his publisher.
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  chancho: Andrew Soltis.

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  Domdaniel: Andrew Soltis = Win Loss Trade = Drawn Loss Tie.
Nov-23-14  tranquilsimplicity: <Domdaniel> You possess one of the most interesting profiles; jocular, intelligent, enlightening and eccentric. Just my style though I've recently turned very quiet. And therefore mine falls under the "Peregrine Ng" category. He..he..he..#
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  Domdaniel: <tranquilsimplicity> Thanks. Drop by my forum anytime - though I confess I've also become less active.
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  HeMateMe: Phil Mushnick is an untalented idiot. His beat for many years at the Post was specifically to report on sports as it is covered on television. For example, it the commentating is horrible, or if certain cities have bad camera set ups, or the sound quality is bad at certain arenas he would write a column on these topics---completely boring drivel. I rarely read his column.

There was a time when the Post and the Daily News were each 25 cents, so you bought one or both of them every day, just to get the street news--find out who got bludgeoned to death, rumors or facts on politician graft, police brutality, public nudity, stuff like that. Give it a five minute skim, then throw it in the garbage. It covered things that the Times didn't, so it was worth a quick look. Since the cost of the paper went up to $1 daily, I stopped buying the Post. I'm surprised Mushnick still has a job there.

Nov-25-14  Jim Bartle: I disagree, <hmm>. He's a very talented idiot. But an idiot nonetheless.
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  HeMateMe: JB have you been reading the on line NY Post or News, over the years?
Nov-27-14  Granny O Doul: I like Mushnick's column, though it does get repetitive. He used to sometimes get on announcers for insulting the intelligence of the viewers, and he'd give a quote from the announcer and then explain just why the statement was insulting to viewers' intelligence. BUT he doesn't do that anymore.

At any rate, he is a whole lot better than his would-be imitator Bob Raissman in the Daily News, who once praised the "great" (sic) Warner Wolf (former ABC then CBS local sports news guy), and credited him for not spoiling results of tape-delayed broadcast games. When in fact, not only DID Wolf regularly spoil, he even held up cardboard signs with late scores at the end of the broadcast, to the consternation of all who thought themselves safe for having turned the sound off.

Nov-27-14  Jim Bartle: <hmm> I've read Mushnick a lot over the years, for entertainment. And I used to read Peter Vecsey on the NBA all the time. He was arrogant and sometimes offensive, but he knew his stuff.
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  HeMateMe: I remember watching Warner Wolf maybe 20 years ago. I assume he's long retired. He's a local guy--why would you be familiar with the local news personalities in NYC? He had a following here, but I think top ratings went to nbc every single year, who had Marv Albert doing both the 5pm and 11:00 news here for many years, as well as announcing every possible game, from here to Madagascar. Give Marv some credit. Not many men would recover from having to explain red panties and sodomy in a Virginia court of law, and regain their place at the top of network newscasters.

When Marv left local news here he was replaced by Len Berman, who I think had worked as a high school intern for Albert, going way back. Berman gets some international exposure because he has always been part of the NBC team when they cover the Olympics.

I always liked Peter Vesey's columns. He might be a bit too opinionated for some, but his stuff is usually not dull. He worked out less well as a tv commentator. Just not a camera-viable friendly looking guy.

If you're familiar with Peter Vesey then surely you're familiar with Dick Young and his sports column "Young Ideas." His was a sort of Larry King type column, all over the place, a little bit racist in spots (I think he was one of the old guard that resented the new dominance of African Americans in sports). One supposed letter from a fan read: Q: "How can we stop dunking in the NBA?" [Young thought dunking should have been banned.]

A: "glue broken glass on edges of the rim!"

Nov-27-14  Granny O Doul: After Young's death, the Village Voice ran a series of "Dick Young from Hell" columns titled "Terminally Young Ideas". Unfortunately I missed most of them because the Voice wasn't free then.

Jerry Girard on WPIX-11 was the local guy who actually did give viewers a chance to look away before seeing scores of to-be-aired-later games, in very marked contrast to Wolf.

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  TheFocus: <Failing to open the center at the right moment - a common error by White in the Exchange Lopez - can allow Black an excellent game> - Andy Soltis.
May-21-15  zanzibar: Some editor beat me to it... his FIDE card must have just been added.
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  TheFocus: <I don’t know when I was hooked, or why for that matter. Maybe it was for the reason Botvinnik gave: Some people like to think and chess is the best way to satisfy the urge> - GM Andy Soltis.
May-22-15  zanzibar: What's wrong with quantum gravity?
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  TheFocus: <Too often amateurs get the impression that grandmasters are calculating wizards who constantly think 10 and 15 moves ahead. Actually, there are few times in a game where you have to look more than 4 moves ahead> - Andy Soltis.
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  TheFocus: <Masters…know when to panic> - Andy Soltis.
Feb-02-18  Howard: The latest issue of CL has an interview with Soltis on the very last page, and in it he alludes to a game he played at a NY Open in which he a won position!

Any idea what game that was ?

Feb-02-18  Olavi: <Howard> Have a look here. Soltis' game isn't featured.

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  MissScarlett: Soltis and McFarland are threatening to release the book <Tal, Petrosian, Spassky and Korchnoi

A Chess Multibiography with 207 Games>.

Multibiography? God, that's horrible!

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