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|Aug-06-16|| ||SteinitzLives: <keypusher> Yes, a contemporaneous article would naturally trump wikipedia. In this specific case, note that accountants come in all forms and fashions, public private, gov't, solo practitioners, tax or audit specialists, not to mention, do I dare: consultants and frauds, (sorry for the redundancy). |
Having worked at one of the big 5-8 (depending on the year) accounting firms, some time ago, "busy season" for the tax side was Jan. 1 to April 15th.
My sense (looking at Reshevsky's chronological playing record) was that he had some job flexibility and could play not only when circumstances allowed, but also when the opportunity to make some extra cash (which he was notorious for diligently chasing) came his way.
If he had some big paying clients he was responsible for, he probably stayed away from chess, when he didn't, and got a good invite, hello chess.
|Aug-06-16|| ||MissScarlett: Hastings and St Leonards Observer, Saturday 27 July 1935, p.20:|
<A curious happening occurred on Saturday of the first week. Reshevsky, who is a Polish Jew, told the committee his religion would allow him to play the game, but not to take a record of it, so in case of a win he could not hand in a record as required by the rules. This was met by a steward being deputed to sit by his side for nearly four hours, recording the moves he made and keeping the clock going.>
The event was the Major Open of the BCF Congress held in Great Yarmouth.
|Aug-06-16|| ||MissScarlett: <Gordon's bio has 55 games from the 1920-22 tour and dates for 52 simuls>|
Thanks. We're not doing too bad here. Looks as if we have 45, give or take (are those 55 just simuls?). If I ever get around to doing a simul tour collection for Reshevsky, I might have to buy Gordon's book.
|Aug-07-16|| ||MissScarlett: Here's Reshevsky's playing record from 1931, when he re-emerged as a professional player, until 1949, that I've been able to establish with the help of the DB. I've stuck to major tournaments and matches, but, at least according to the DB, the number of extraneous games seems to be remarkably few.|
<1931 Western Ch 9 games
1932 Western Ch 11 games; Pasadena 11 games
1933 Western Ch 13 games
1934 Western Ch 16 games; Syracuse 14 games
1935 Margate 9 games; Great Yarmouth 11 games
1936 US Ch 15 games; Nottingham 14 games
1937 Kemeri 17 games; Stockholm Ol 16 games; Semmering/Baden 14 games; Hastings (1937/38) 9 games
1938 US ch 16 games; AVRO 14 games
1939 Leningrad/Moscow 17 games; ACF Congress 17 games
1940 US Ch 16 games
1941 US ch match 16 games; NYSC Ch 10 games
1942 US Ch 15 rounds; US ch p/off 11 games
1943 NYC Rapid Transit ch 18 games
1944 US Open 17 games
1945 Pan-American Congress 11 games, USA-URS radio match 2 games
1946 US Ch 18 games; USA-URS match 2 games
1948 FIDE WC t 20 games
I'll come onto his later career, uhhh, later.
|Apr-23-17|| ||zanzibar: A fairly rare piece of actual live footage of Reshevsky vs. Najdorf (1953):|
Must be one of these games:
Reshevsky - Najdorf (1953)
Which one, I wonder?
|Apr-23-17|| ||zanzibar: Oh, wait a minute - the clip shows Najdorf and Reshevsky, but not necessarily both at the same board at the same time.|
What are we seeing?
|Apr-24-17|| ||RookFile: Reshevsky waited too long in his career to study the opening.|
|Apr-25-17|| ||offramp: Najdorf & Reshevsky were born one year and 136km apart.|
|May-27-17|| ||Budo: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...|
|Jul-23-17|| ||mifralu: |
click for larger view
White to play and checkmate in 3 moves.
This little problem by A.B. Hodges was shown to Samuel Reshevsky during his visit of the Manhattan Chess Club, 3 November 1920.
He solved it in less than 4 minutes.
|Jul-23-17|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi Zanzibar,
It is not Najdorf v Reshevsky 1953.
The game in the video is Najdorf vs H Huguet, 1951
This is the position in the vid.
click for larger view
It looks like analysis because Najdorf played Qe2. in the video he plays (looks at) Nxe6.
|Dec-22-17|| ||offramp: I wonder if child prodigies make blunders less often than normal chess players?|
|Dec-22-17|| ||MissScarlett: <Writers sometimes err by putting a question mark after an indirect question, especially one beginning with I wonder. If you are asking a question, then yes. If you are simply telling people what you're wondering about, then it isn't a question and it should not have a question mark.>|
Your New Year's resolution. <NoMatesHe>, also take note.
|Dec-22-17|| ||offramp: Well spotted, MissScarlett. I know that you are right. Sometimes I go by the voice in my head. If it sounds like a question I put a question mark. |
For "I wonder" and "Perhaps" this is wrong, as you say.
I normally forgive myself when I do it, though?
|Dec-22-17|| ||MissScarlett: Are you wondering if prodigies make less blunders as children or adults or both?|
|Dec-22-17|| ||offramp: <MissScarlet> as adults.|
Botvinnik said that he often made childish errors because he had NOT been a child prodigy. But is that true? Did Blackburne blunder more often than Capablanca? Well, yes.
But overall I'd say there was no real difference.
|Jan-05-18|| ||Dr Winston OBoogie: https://twitter.com/HistoryInPix/st...|
An 8 year old Reshevsky playing a simul in 1920.
|Apr-03-18|| ||RookFile: Keres helped out by dying relatively young. Bronstein kept his mouth shut for a while, but as he got older, he saw no reason not to unload a few thoughts.|
|Feb-08-19|| ||Caissanist: A man named Howard Langer, whose grandfather was Reshevsky's (and Horowitz's) dentist, shares some of his grandfather's stories here: https://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/21... . His grandfather was a friend to Reshevsky for nearly 50 years, but the end was less than pleasant:|
<My grandfather’s friendship with Reshevsky extended from Reshevsky’s childhood until the 1970s, when it ended abruptly. One day, Reshevsky was in his office and my grandfather showed him a game he was playing. (Between patients, my grandfather would play postal chess and when you would come into his office, you were likely to find him studying his chess games. He had spiral bound books with tabbed cardboard chess boards in which he recorded the moves, which were exchanged on post cards. Games took months, often years.) Reshevsky suggested a move, but it didn’t sit well with my grandfather and he lost sleep over it. The next time Reshevsky was in the office, my grandfather questioned him about the consequences of the move they had discussed. Reshevsky, apparently offended at my grandfather’s presumption in questioning the move he’d suggested, exploded at him, stormed out of the office, and never spoke to my grandfather again.
My grandfather, an Orthodox Jew like Reshevsky, had rabbis mediate to no avail. An almost 50-year relationship ended over a chess move.>
|Feb-08-19|| ||RookFile: The moral of the story is: when you're going to cheat, just accept the GM's help, and don't question it.|
|Mar-12-19|| ||perfidious: The nerve of Dr Greenberg, using his skills in critical thought.|
|Apr-21-19|| ||Dionysius1: Without wanting to do a biographer's job, I wish they wouldn't say "immigrated to the United States" for example, because that is only grammatically correct if the reader is in the US at the time. "Emigrated to the United States" would be right, because it was from Poland, but may be hard to swallow from a US pov.|
|Apr-21-19|| ||OhioChessFan: <Dion> it's not that clear cut. I looked at the matter once, and gave up in despair. It seems that whether the country leaving from or arriving at is the point of emphasis also impacts the immigrated/emigrated issue.|
|Apr-21-19|| ||ChessHigherCat: <Dionysius1: Without wanting to do a biographer's job, I wish they wouldn't say "immigrated to the United States" for example, because that is only grammatically correct if the reader is in the US at the time. "Emigrated to the United States" would be right, because it was from Poland, but may be hard to swallow from a US pov.>|
Maybe that's why here in Costa Rica they talk about "migración" and "policía migratória" instead of immigration. Being a Murkan, I still tend to say "inmigración" by mistake instead of "migracíon", which reminds me of reindeer anyway.
<Migration Offices in Costa Rica Crowded With Nicaraguans - Costa ...
Jun 26, 2018 - The morning Monday June 25th, the offices of the General Directorate of Migration in Costa Rica were abnormally crowded by Nicaraguans>
|May-05-19|| ||thegoodanarchist: <OCF>
Thank you very much...
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