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|Dec-07-16|| ||Dionysius1: Thanks <zanzibar>, and well done <Moszkowski012273> - that's a great thing to be doing!|
|Dec-07-16|| ||HeMateMe: yes, it's nice to hear a good compassion story in chess. Lombardy is probably a bit hard to get along with, but some folks really did the nice thing.|
There actually are shelters in NYC with beds, indoors, if you have fallen on hard times. And, city agencies will then try and get you into public housing, get you out of the shelters. I think Lombardy is just an outside the system sort of fellow.
The shelters can also be a dangerous place, and are policed with rent-a-cops, not real police, so there could be some danger for an 80 year old man. That may have entered into his thinking.
|Dec-07-16|| ||MissScarlett: NT trumps OT.|
|Dec-07-16|| ||OhioChessFan: It's nice that family took him in.|
|Dec-07-16|| ||Moszkowski012273: The Chess Forum has a few video clips taken of him a day or two before he left I'll try and find the links. Lombardy seems super duper happy and VERY appreciative.|
|Dec-07-16|| ||fedalio: Thanks <moszkowski012273>. I found the videos on their Facebook forum.|
|Dec-07-16|| ||Moszkowski012273: Awesome! The Forums gonna let me know any contact information when they get it.|
|Dec-07-16|| ||Domdaniel: < If someone with an off the rails IQ can't pull any of those things off, how does the rest of the world get by?>|
The logical answer is that an "off the rails IQ" is in some way detrimental to pulling those things off, while the rest of the world - lacking the confusion, distraction, and essential impracticality of high intelligence, can focus on basics.
Just look at all the chessmasters, writers, thinkers etc who have struggled to get by. Fortunately, not all of them had to live in such a crudely Darwinian society as the contemporary USA.
|Dec-07-16|| ||Dionysius1: One of the things I keep coming back to in thinking about high IQs is how lonely it must be to have one. Not the kind of IQ that can do party tricks, but the kind that wants to solve complicated problems and doesn't see the point in chatter. Who can they talk to?|
|Dec-07-16|| ||zanzibar: <Dionysius1> they always have Mensa!|
<Does Mensa Provide Social Interaction?
Mensa meetings are anything but dull! Local groups meet at least monthly. Often it's for dinner and drinks on a Friday night, or for get-togethers featuring a speaker or a lively, freewheeling discussion. All are with fellow members who share your intellectual interests. Some groups have special get-togethers or activities throughout the month. Others, especially the larger groups, have events nearly every day. Of course, participation in local group activities is always entirely at your option. There are also widely attended annual conventions offering workshops, seminars, and parties, plus numerous regional gatherings are held each year, offering social and intellectual excitement.>
|Dec-07-16|| ||HeMateMe: Bob Newhart takes his first I.Q. test
|Dec-08-16|| ||fedalio: <moszkowski012273> He looks very very sharp mentally in the videos and a super nice guy. People writing gibberish comments above about his letters would be well advised in my opinion to look at these videos to get a sense of the man. |
I emailed him but I was told by someone he was never great at reading/responding to email, so if you come across a way would be great. And thanks once again for making me aware of these videos.
|Dec-08-16|| ||Moszkowski012273: Hey my pleasure!|
|Dec-19-16|| ||chessfilmmaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd8...|
|Dec-21-16|| ||chessfilmmaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouR...|
|Dec-24-16|| ||chessfilmmaker: Bill gives a mini lesson on Game 3 of the 2016 World Chess Championship Match. Analysis begins at move 71: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEb...|
|Feb-25-17|| ||Moszkowski012273: Weird.. Lombardy is back in NYC.. Wonder what happened.|
|Feb-26-17|| ||HeMateMe: For some people, it's boring if you've lived here a long time then go elsewhere.|
I would think he'd be happy to have a roof over his head. But, where ever he went to, there was probably no live chess element, not like here. That might be really important to him?
|Feb-26-17|| ||Moszkowski012273: Really wanted to ask him today when I saw him,,,, but didn't. He wasn't looking so great.|
|Feb-27-17|| ||OhioChessFan: I'm with <HMM> and guessing it's the NYC chess scene.|
|Feb-28-17|| ||Moszkowski012273: Still feel like he didn't give Chicago a fair shot. Two months is nothing.|
|Feb-28-17|| ||MissScarlett: Maybe he's got a problem with wind.|
|Feb-28-17|| ||savagerules: Wind and bullets. Winter is about over and he probably thinks he can manage being outside now. As the old Animals song goes "It's my life and I'll do what I want. It's my mind and I'll think what I like."|
|Feb-28-17|| ||HeMateMe: I wonder if Bill was radicalized in Chicago. Was it difficult for him to get back into NYC?|
|Feb-28-17|| ||Betterthan99: Take care William, great player and person. Way underrated, especially at blitz, truly a great.|
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