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|Aug-08-09|| ||kurtrichards: Hmmm...|
|Jul-07-10|| ||wordfunph: IM Jay Bonin with 2314 elo, happy birthday Bigman Jay!|
|Jul-07-11|| ||BIDMONFA: Jay R Bonin|
|Jul-07-11|| ||waustad: A win against Reshevsky would put anyone on cloud 9.|
|Dec-22-11|| ||Whitehat1963: Interesting name.|
|Dec-23-11|| ||WannaBe: A lot of people are named Jay...|
|Dec-23-11|| ||Whitehat1963: LOL! Exactly.|
|Feb-14-13|| ||hansj: How come there isnt more research on Jay Bonin. Surely he has set an all time record for winning most tournaments? I worked out that he had played more than 15000 tournament games since 1990!|
|Feb-14-13|| ||Strongest Force: Jay told me he played his first rated game ever against me. If anyone wants to know who I am, just ask Jay.|
|Jan-23-14|| ||dx9293: Bonin beat Alexander Shabalov yet again, this time in Round 1 of Foxwoods 2014. As far as I can tell, he is now 3-0 against the 4-time US Champion, all in classical time control games 11 years apart, with wins in 1992, 2003, and 2014.|
|Jan-23-14|| ||perfidious: It has not all been sweetness and light for Jay when facing Shabalov (and I agree with those who see him as a nice guy):|
|Jan-23-14|| ||dx9293: <perfidious> Aha, hadn't seen the National Chess Congress game (New York Masters is rapid of course). Still, an inconvenient opponent, for sure.|
|Jan-23-14|| ||HeMateMe: no games in the database for 2013--has he been ill?|
|Feb-09-15|| ||Caissanist: <hansj>: According to the Wikipedia entry for world records in chess, John A Curdo has won more tournaments, than anyone else--865, as of December 2011.|
|Feb-09-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: I remember a tournament in 2002 or 2003 in upstate NY, could have been as late as 2004. Jay Bonin playing Yudasin! (Game is not in this data base). My friend Isaac (known as pawntificator on gameknot.com) and I were looking at the pairings and the results sheet and noticed Bonin had entered 1/2-1/2.|
I turned to Isaac and wondered "How did Bonin draw with Yudasin?"
Just then up walks...
Yudasin himself! He heard my comment, and to my surprise he got a sheepish look on his face. He then said to me "I forgot the idea of my opponent."
|Aug-28-15|| ||HeMateMe: Is it true that Bonin had himself cloned, so that he could compete in even more tournaments?|
|Aug-28-15|| ||TheFocus: <HeMateMe>< Is it true that Bonin had himself cloned, so that he could compete in even more tournaments?>|
It is true. When they first began the cloning, sometimes he would be paired against his clone.
I never knew who to root for.
|Dec-18-16|| ||naisortep: His book has just been released on the forward Ipad app and will be available on Amazon in February.|
|Jan-25-17|| ||naisortep: Disclaimer I purchased this book first and foremost because IM Jay Bonin - the most active chess player in history - is a friend.
But I have been pleasantly surprised at how much I am learning from the book about positional chess. Jay does an excellent job of concisely explaning the key elements of the position. Great stuff for players who want to learn about how to take advantage of good pieces, pawn majorities, and endgame play. Also, plenty of attacking chess.
This is a classic.|
|Jan-25-17|| ||HeMateMe: The 'Bone, on Amazon:
|Jan-25-17|| ||Howard: For the record, I remember back around 1982 Chess Life ran an interesting piece on America's two most active USCF members at the time---Leslie Braun (who died a long time ago) and...Jay Bonin. |
The two of them had played far more tournament games than any other USCF members in 1981 or 1982 (don't recall the exact details). If I remember correctly, the story said that Bonin had been known to play in two different tournaments SIMULTANEOUSLY at the Manhattan chess club.
|Jan-25-17|| ||HeMateMe: The NY Times covers Bonin:
|Jan-25-17|| ||Granny O Doul: The late Robert Feldstein (approximately 1900-2000 [the ELO ratings, not the years]) played simultaneously in two tournaments separated by two or three miles (at the Marshall on West 10th Street or perhaps the Chess Center on West 14th, and the Casa de Espana on East 39th, where Jose Cuchi had his tourneys). |
In fairness to Jay, I'm sure he played better moves and probably scored better results.
|Mar-04-17|| ||wrap99: <Granny> I remember Robert doing this I think at Paul Masson in the 1970, played in two separate sections.|
|Jan-18-19|| ||WTHarvey: Here's are a couple dozen mates and combinations from Jay's chess games: http://wtharvey.com/boni.html Find the winning move.|
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