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Eugene B Meyer
Number of games in database: 48
Years covered: 1967 to 1998
Last FIDE rating: 2443
Highest rating achieved in database: 2510

Overall record: +14 -22 =12 (41.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (9) 
    A05 A04
 King's Indian (4) 
    E67 E97 E94
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B42 B40 B43 B20 B28
 Sicilian Kan (9) 
    B42 B43 B41
 King's Indian (9) 
    E90 E91 E70 E97 E80
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Dzindzichashvili vs E B Meyer, 1989 1/2-1/2
   E B Meyer vs J Peters, 1975 1-0
   E B Meyer vs A Mcdaniel, 1975 1-0
   E B Meyer vs G Garcia, 1978 1-0
   V McCambridge vs E B Meyer, 1977 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Lone Pine (1978)

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(born Jun-27-1952, 68 years old) United States of America

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Eugene Bown Meyer is an International Master (1980).

Last updated: 2020-12-01 05:37:11

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 48  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L David Truesdel vs E B Meyer  1-027196768th US OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. E B Meyer vs F F Simpson  1-037196768th US OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. E B Meyer vs Larsen 0-182197273rd US OpenE14 Queen's Indian
4. E B Meyer vs B Diesen  1-033197374th US OpenA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
5. Timman vs E B Meyer  1-033197475th US OpenB40 Sicilian
6. E B Meyer vs A Mcdaniel  1-022197576th US OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. E B Meyer vs J Peters 1-033197576th US OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
8. E B Meyer vs T Wozney  1-032197576th US OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. E B Meyer vs Shamkovich  ½-½571977USAD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. L Christiansen vs E B Meyer 1-0261977Lone PineB42 Sicilian, Kan
11. E B Meyer vs M Diesen  ½-½101977Lone PineA05 Reti Opening
12. E B Meyer vs Quinteros  0-1311977Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
13. V McCambridge vs E B Meyer  0-1371977Lone PineB20 Sicilian
14. W Martz vs E B Meyer  ½-½211977Lone PineE74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
15. E B Meyer vs Denker 1-0561977Lone PineA05 Reti Opening
16. H Olafsson vs E B Meyer 0-1321977Lone PineE97 King's Indian
17. E B Meyer vs J Kaplan  0-1381977Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
18. Bisguier vs E B Meyer  ½-½341977Lone PineE70 King's Indian
19. Westerinen vs E B Meyer  0-1501978Lone PineB40 Sicilian
20. E B Meyer vs Portisch  0-1391978Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
21. Janosevic vs E B Meyer  1-0231978Lone PineB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. Fedorowicz vs E B Meyer 1-0591978Lone PineB41 Sicilian, Kan
23. E B Meyer vs G Garcia 1-0361978Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
24. N Weinstein vs E B Meyer  ½-½551978Lone PineB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. E B Meyer vs R Bogdanovic  0-1661978Lone PineA05 Reti Opening
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Jul-25-05  WMD: Eric, were you ever a shareholder in Braingames Network PLC or did you just participate in their activities?
Jul-25-05  Koster: That's horrible! I heard this Roberts guy is against women, blacks and even endangered animals. What can we do??
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  keypusher: <koster> Don't believe everything you read.

Here is the full text of Roberts' opinion in Rancho Viejo v. Norton, which is the source of the belief that he is "against" endangered animals.

The panel's opinion in effect asks whether the challenged regulation substantially affects interstate commerce, rather than whether the activity being regulated does so. Thus, the panel sustains the application of the Act in this case because Rancho Viejo's commercial development constitutes interstate commerce and the regulation impinges on that development, not because the incidental taking of arroyo toads can be said to be interstate commerce. See Rancho Viejo, LLC v. Norton, 323 F.3d 1062, 1071-73.

Such an approach seems inconsistent with the Supreme Court's holdings in United States v. Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995) and United States v. Morrison, 529 U.S. 598 (2000). The Court in those cases upheld facial Commerce Clause challenges to legislation prohibiting the possession of firearms in school zones and violence against women. Given United States v. Salerno, 481 U.S. 739 (1987), such a facial challenge can succeed only if there are no circumstances in which the Act at issue can be applied without violating the Commerce Clause. Under the panel's approach in this case, however, if the defendant in Lopez possessed the firearm because he was part of an interstate ring and had brought it to the school to sell it, or the defendant in Morrison assaulted his victims to promote interstate extortion, then clearly the challenged regulations in those cases would have substantially affected interstate commerce, and the facial Commerce Clause challenges would have failed.

That is precisely what the Fifth Circuit concluded recently in rejecting the approach the panel took in this case. See GDF Realty Inv., Ltd. v. Norton, 326 F.3d 622, 634-35 (5th Cir. 2003). As the Fifth Circuit explained, "looking primarily beyond the regulated activity ... would 'effectually obliterate' the limiting purpose of the Commerce Clause," and, under such an approach, "the facial challenges in Lopez and Morri- son would have failed." Id.

The panel's approach in this case leads to the result that regulating the taking of a hapless toad that, for reasons of its own, lives its entire life in California constitutes regulating "Commerce ... among the several States." U.S. Const. art.

I, 8, cl. 3. To be fair, the panel faithfully applied National Association of Home Builders v. Babbitt, 130 F.3d 1041 (D.C. Cir. 1997). En banc review is appropriate because the ap- proach of the panel in this case and NAHB now conflicts with the opinion of a sister circuit - a fact confirmed by that circuit's quotation from the NAHB dissent. See GDF Realty, 326 F.3d at 636 (quoting NAHB, 130 F.3d at 1067 (Sentelle, J., dissenting)). Such review would also afford the opportuni- ty to consider alternative grounds for sustaining application of the Act that may be more consistent with Supreme Court precedent. See Rancho Viejo, LLC v. Norton, 323 F.3d at 1067-68 n.2.

I am not sure of the source of the belief that he is "against" women and blacks. He did marry a woman lawyer, and allowed her to continue to practice law EVEN AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED. So perhaps he isn't so bad.

If, however, you continue to oppose Roberts, your duty is clear: you must get elected to the U.S. Senate IMMEDIATELY, and vote against John Roberts' confirmation.

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  Eric Schiller: <WMD> No, despite many promises Braingames never delivered a job after the 2000 K-K match. I simply worked for them as arbiter of that match, and then was supposed to be arbiter of the Kramnik Man vs. Machine match, but I was pushed out by ChessBase, and never got paid for any of the work. Details of that are at
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  Eric Schiller: <keypusher> I wasn't commenting on Roberts, that's a purely political point not involving chess (though I do oppose his nomination). I was simply pointing out the nexus to our community through the Federalist Society, run by chess master Gene Meyer. If I have something to say about politics, I take it to where I post as MakeChessNotWar.
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  keypusher: <eric schiller> I was replying to <Koster>'s post, which sounded rather hysterical to me, and not yours, which seemed completely accurate & factual.
Jul-25-05  Koster: <If, however, you continue to oppose Roberts, your duty is clear: you must get elected to the U.S. Senate IMMEDIATELY, and vote against John Roberts' confirmation.>

Mine both voted against Thomas too for all the good that did. I just hope when they do overturn Roe v. Wade one of those fetuses grows up to be the next Fischer.

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  Eric Schiller: <keypusher> thanks for the clarification. I don't quite agree with your conclusion. I've got Barbara Boxer looking after my interests on this one, though my other "public servant", DiFi, will seek out the middle of the road and lie there until run over by events in the real world. But I haven't starred in enough movies to run for office in Kollywood-fornia.
Aug-08-05  Resignation Trap: Eugene Meyer finished in clear third place with 9.5/12 at the 1975 US Open in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was only a half point behind the joint winners, Lombardy and Benko.
Aug-09-08  OneArmedScissor: Roberts is absolutely terrible.
His recent decision in the Habeas Corpus for Gitmo Prisoners case is absolutely despicable and morally reprehensible.
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  norami: Supposedly there are some District Attorneys who want to put Bush on trial for murder after he leaves office in January. Would Roberts and the Supreme Court allow this?
Oct-30-08  Caissanist: New York Times article on the tremendous influence the Federalist society has had in appeals court nominations--"Appeals Courts Pushed to Right by Bush Choices".
Oct-31-08  samiam7458: I knew Gene Meyer in the 70s when we were young rivals in upstate NY. He is a very nice guy and an excellent chess player. I met him again later when he was working for the Tax Limitation group in DC. Then he moved on to the Federalist Society gig, which he has been doing for a long time now. Roberts, Scalia, and Thomas (1/3 of the Supreme Court) have all been associated with the FS. So have a very large fraction of Bush appointees both in the Federal judiciary and the Justice Department. The FS is a big deal.

I have never been able to understand Gene's philosophy. There seems to be no place at all for the concept of a social contract, and nothing to fill the void that its absence leaves. One thing I will say for the original "movement conservatives" like Gene, however, is that they were not corrupt - idealistic, in fact. But by impugning the legitimacy of government, they opened the door to Abramoff and his ilk, who have looted the Treasury and destroyed the economy.

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  monopole2313: What a Kan artist.
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  Phony Benoni: I remember Eugene Meyer particularly from an incident at the end of the 1983 US Open in Pasadena. And I do mean the end.

Korchnoi and Kasparov were scheduled to play their Candidates match at Pasadena in conjunction with the Open, so naturally it drew an enormous crowd. The match was cancelled at the last moment, but Korchnoi figured that, as long as he was in town, he might as well stick around and win the tournament. Which he did, in conjunction with Larry Christiansen. (Their tournament game, Christiansen vs Korchnoi, 1983, was probably the most exciting I ever witnessed in person.)

But that was long over by 1:30 AM in the last round, when about the only game left was C-player Wosczyna vs. D-player Bovitz. Wosczyna had ♖+♗ vs. ♖, and by cracky, he was going to give it his best shot.

So here's the scene around 4:00 AM. Hotel staff had been quietly clearing around the other tables and chairs. Nothing in the room was left but two lonely players battling away, with a single spotlight illuminating the board.

And one spectator: Eugene Meyer, studying a game between two players whose combined ratings barely exceeded his own, but as rapt and respectful as if they had been combatants in a Candidates Match.

Finally around 5 AM after ten hours of play without a break, Bovitz found a combination that left bare kings on the board. The players shook hands and conducted a brief post mortem. Then Bovitz, who had been patiently defending all those hours, said,

"Come on. I'll buy you some breakfast."

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  TheFocus: <Phony> You always have such interesting stories to tell.
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  Phony Benoni: <Frank Straus Meyer>, political thinker, father of Eugene and John, and also a tournament chess player. Judging by his rating (1568 in 1964), his philosophical ideas had more of an impact on the boys than his chess ideas.

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  FSR: <Phony Benoni> Your link doesn't work on this site because of the parenthetical. This one does: In one of the issues of <Chessworld> (a magazine that published three issues or so c. 1964, notably including Bobby Fischer's list of the 10 greatest players) Frank Meyer debated someone on whether or not U.S. chessplayers should play in events with Soviet players, or should try to avoid them. Not surprisingly, Frank takes the "try to avoid them" side. I could dig it up if anyone cares.
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  Phony Benoni: <FSR> While invetigating the 1964 US Open in Boston, I saw a summary of that debate in the August 2, 1964 issue of the "Boston Globe".Meyer's "opponent" was Jerry Spann, former USCF President.

The summary seemed biased toward Spann, but I gather that Meyer started by suggesting a boycott on moral grounds. Spann countered that for the US to develop they must play the strongest competition possible. Meyer was of the opinion that the current system was too biased in favor of the Soviet Union to allow fair competition.

I was mainily interested in Frank Meyer as a source of Eugene Meyer's ideas. Do you think he might have influenced Fischer as well?

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  FSR: <Phony Benoni> Right, that is the debate I was thinking of. As to whether the senior Meyer influenced Fischer's ideas, it's possible, but I know of no evidence one way or the other. (As contrasted with books like <Mein Kampf> and <Protocols of the Elders of Zion>, which we can plausibly suggest influenced Fischer's thinking because he (a) owned copies of them and (b) spouted anti-Semitic rhetoric consistent with them. See )
Aug-21-16  Granny O Doul: Phony, seems like it must have been a hell of a combo that Bovitz found to win a piece and trade the rooks. Be interesting to see it.

Apropos of almost nothing, I walked past Fischer's old Brooklyn building today. He lived within just a few blocks of Ebbets Field, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Public Library.

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  Phony Benoni: <Granny O'Doul> It wasn't much; something like this:

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1.Rc7 Rh6+ 2.Be6 Rxe6+ 3.Kxe6 Kxc7

Still, it ranks with the greatest combinations I have seen in a tournament game at 5:00 in the morning.

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  WTHarvey: Black to move and win.

Bernard Zuckerman vs Eugene Meyer
New York, 1979

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Solution (in reverse)

Qxf1 27.Kxg3 Rxg3+ 26.Qg3 if or mates Bh4+ 26.Kf2 if Rg8+ 25.Kxg2 24...Rxg2+

Dec-01-20  cameosis: middle name is bown:
Dec-01-20  Granny O Doul: Uh-oh, cat's out of the bag!
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