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Norman Weinstein
Number of games in database: 127
Years covered: 1967 to 1984
Last FIDE rating: 2450

Overall record: +31 -26 =70 (52.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B52 B84 B46 B56 B83
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C95 C84 C72 C65 C91
 Sicilian Scheveningen (6) 
    B84 B83 B85
 Pirc (6) 
    B08 B09
 French Defense (6) 
    C07 C10 C09 C05
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B18 B17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B67 B84 B31 B69 B42
 King's Indian (10) 
    E92 E62 E75 E77 E95
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (6) 
    B67 B69
 English (5) 
    A16 A10 A15
 Sicilian Scheveningen (4) 
    B84 B83 B82
 English, 1 c4 c5 (4) 
    A30 A37 A34
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N Weinstein vs Rohde, 1977 1-0
   N Weinstein vs Browne, 1977 1/2-1/2
   W Martz vs N Weinstein, 1968 1/2-1/2
   E S Jackson vs N Weinstein, 1968 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1975)
   US Championship (1974)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Lone Pine (1979)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   US Championship 1978 by suenteus po 147

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(born Oct-04-1950, 70 years old) United States of America

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Norman Stephen Weinstein was awarded the IM title in 1973. He was US Open Champion in the same year and was also 2nd at Portimao 1975 and 1st= at New York 1976.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 127  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Avram vs N Weinstein 0-133196768th US OpenE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
2. R Byrne vs N Weinstein  1-040196768th US OpenB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
3. R Potter vs N Weinstein 0-150196768th US OpenE70 King's Indian
4. N Weinstein vs W Goichberg  ½-½25196768th US OpenB89 Sicilian
5. Rossolimo vs N Weinstein  ½-½33196768th US OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. J Pundy vs N Weinstein  0-138196768th US OpenB56 Sicilian
7. N Weinstein vs S Levine  1-020196869th US OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. J F Shaw vs N Weinstein  0-143196869th US OpenA10 English
9. N Weinstein vs Robert Parmelee  1-024196869th US OpenB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. Browne vs N Weinstein  1-051196869th US OpenB32 Sicilian
11. G R Forman vs N Weinstein  0-134196869th US OpenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
12. E Formanek vs N Weinstein  ½-½20196869th US OpenB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
13. N Weinstein vs K Burger  ½-½45196869th US OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. W Martz vs N Weinstein  ½-½51196869th US OpenE77 King's Indian
15. E S Jackson vs N Weinstein  ½-½55196869th US OpenE92 King's Indian
16. N Weinstein vs R J Gross  1-024196869th US OpenC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
17. J A Curdo vs N Weinstein 1-0331970Boston opB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. L Day vs N Weinstein  ½-½381970NA Intercollegiate Carleton-MITA07 King's Indian Attack
19. N Weinstein vs Larsen  0-127197071st US OpenB89 Sicilian
20. N Weinstein vs Suttles  ½-½321973Chicago InvB08 Pirc, Classical
21. N Weinstein vs Browne  ½-½25197374th US OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. N Weinstein vs Suttles 0-145197374th US OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
23. Tarjan vs N Weinstein  ½-½271973Chicago USCF InternationalB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. N Weinstein vs Suttles  ½-½451973Chicago USCF InternationalB08 Pirc, Classical
25. Gligoric vs N Weinstein 1-0411974Los AngelesD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
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  wordfunph: from Grandmaster Chess - The Book of the Louis D. Statham Lone Pine Masters-Plus Tournament 1975..

<The other great result was by Norman Weinstein, who earned a GM norm in this tournament. Thereafter, he had another GM result, but then missed getting his required third GM norm by a half point three times. He eventually gave up without ever getting the Grandmaster Title.

- Sam Sloan>

Aug-26-11  Strongest Force: I knew both SS and NW. NW always wanted to play me at the ICC. SS and myself once sponsored two kid's hefty fees at this one tournament. I think the girl he sponsored was Judit Shipman who was the daughter of IM Walter Shipman. Judit and the other kid were good friends who were with me when Sam showed-up and the rest was history.
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  wordfunph: <Strongest Force>

User: samsloan

Aug-26-11  Strongest Force: Its good to see Sam is on when I knew him he was connected to Wall Street in some way. His Zilber story reminds me of "KK": a very young African master who spent tons of money on me: as if I was his young date!
Apr-18-14  Conrad93: < perfidious: <Caissanist: ...In terms of chess players who worked at Bankers Trust, the list includes Girome Bono, Max Dlugy, Anna Gulko, Sal Matera, David Norwood, in addition to myself.> Seeing this list brought back some memories-I got to face all these players except Norwood, though I had the pleasure of meeting him when he played an invitational at Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1986. Nice guy.

The last time I saw Weinstein, he mopped the floor with me in the first round of the 1983 New England Open in twenty-odd moves.>

You like to talk about yourself quite often.

Are you a narcissist?

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  perfidious: <Conrad>, to see a narcissist, all you need do is look in the mirror.
Apr-18-14  Conrad93: Would I see you?
Apr-19-14  Conrad93: Well, in the eyes of an idiot they would seem like stupid conclusions.

It helps to have an open mind.

May-19-14  Caissanist: <Conrad93: Would I see you?>

If you are who you want us to think you are then yes, you would probably see him, minus about 35 years. And 35 years from now you'll probably be hanging out on something similar to this site, telling stories about your glory and semi-glory days. Which is just fine, in fact it's one of the things I come here for.

Jun-12-14  Howard: In the 1978 U.S. Championship, he drew all of his games but one. The one exception was his crush of Christiansen.

Weinstein retired from chess shortly later.

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  wordfunph: IM Weinstein never played the Alekhine Defense from his 105 games here in CG but interestingly he authored The Alekhine Defense published by Chess Digest in 1977..

Sep-23-14  Strongest Force: Norman would show up with his wife from time to time to kibitz some big tournament games. When he was 16 he saw me working at Macy's and wanted to know how he could also get such a big summer job like me (he couldn't know he would make hundreds of millions at the time). Also, once, he also once laughed out loud when he saw me wearing bellbottom pants which were a fad of the sixties. Another big laugh he got was when he saw junior champ Walter Browne playing both me and Vinnie Livermore (the Fishburn character in Searching For Bobby Fischer) in blitz at the same time for money!! Me and Vinnie both became master-level blitz players.
Apr-06-15  JohnBoy: Weinstein won the following game in brilliant fashion. It should be in this database.

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  perfidious: <JohnBoy> Remarkable game indeed; if you have not submitted it, I shall.
Apr-06-15  JohnBoy: Thx, <perf>. I let my membership lapse (lassitude), and need to take care of it.
Jan-06-19  Eastfrisian: Any photo of him?
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  MissScarlett: I wouldn't worry. It's <Raymond Weinstein> you need to be looking out for.
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  perfidious: Weinstein was featured on the cover of <Chess Life & Review>; believe it was in 1975.
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  whiteshark: a.m. cover:

the short-lived source:

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  whiteshark: here's another cover:

similar source:

Jan-07-19  Eastfrisian: <MissScarlett> I did already before. Interesting and sad indeed. <whiteshark> Thank you.
Jan-07-19  Howard: Didn't know he made the cover TWICE! I definitely remember the August 1975 one.
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  perfidious: Had forgotten about the cover from '73, but well remembered the reprise.
Jan-08-19  Howard: How long have you been a USCF member ? Personally, I've been a member for 44 years!
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  perfidious: Me? Joined in October 1972, and about the first cover of CL&R I got in the post featured the late Al Horowitz, just after his final US Championship appearance and death.
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