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Christopher Eagle
Number of games in database: 25
Years covered: 1983 to 1992
Overall record: +9 -12 =4 (44.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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 page 1 of 1; games 1-25 of 25  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Eagle vs R Beltramello  1-0151983Detroit East opB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
2. M Koteles vs C Eagle  0-1321983Detroit East opC78 Ruy Lopez
3. W J Donaldson vs C Eagle  1-0351983Detroit East opA34 English, Symmetrical
4. T Manion vs C Eagle  1-0571985Westland SE MI opA00 Uncommon Opening
5. T Mazuchowski vs C Eagle  1-0411985Motor City opC22 Center Game
6. Johnny Thomas vs C Eagle  0-1471985Motor City opC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
7. Martin vs C Eagle 1-0281985Lansing ch-MI opC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
8. G Bailey vs C Eagle  0-1351985Westland SE MI opA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
9. T Mazuchowski vs C Eagle  1-0341985Westland SE MI opA58 Benko Gambit
10. C Eagle vs M Everett  ½-½171985Westland SE MI opC56 Two Knights
11. C Eagle vs J Brooks  0-1331985Motor City opB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
12. C Eagle vs O Haakonstad 1-0131985Motor City opC55 Two Knights Defense
13. C Eagle vs Darrell Turner  ½-½351985Lansing ch-MI opB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
14. C Eagle vs M Rogan  0-1191985Lansing ch-MI opC18 French, Winawer
15. C Eagle vs K A Falkowski  1-0541988Lansing-ch MI opD85 Grunfeld
16. C Eagle vs L Chachere 0-1291988Lansing-ch MI opA58 Benko Gambit
17. D Gurevich vs C Eagle  1-0351988National OpenA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
18. C Eagle vs K Czuhai  0-1261989Lansing-ch MI opE70 King's Indian
19. C Eagle vs J T Duncan  ½-½341990Flint-ch MI M/XE00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. C Eagle vs E Torman  0-1421990Detroit opA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. C Eagle vs L Gawarecki  1-0281990Detroit opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
22. C Eagle vs Bisguier 1-044199293rd US OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
23. Weeramantry vs C Eagle  ½-½31199293rd US OpenC45 Scotch Game
24. C Eagle vs R Levit  0-151199293rd US OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
25. C Eagle vs B June  1-034199293rd US OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
 page 1 of 1; games 1-25 of 25  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  BishopBerkeley: Might this be Chris Eagle, a former student at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor?
Feb-01-05  dafish298: No, its... E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES!!!
Feb-01-05  cuendillar: "Houston. Tranquility Base here. Eagle has landed." -Neil Armstrong

This must be the place to discuss space travel...

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  cu8sfan: Roger, Tranquility. We copy you on the ground. You've got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
Feb-01-05  Larsker: The place to discuss filesharing. That former Eagles guy doesn't like it...
Feb-18-05  aw1988: "Sometimes I fly like an eagle..."
Apr-10-05  yoozum: Welcome to the Hotel California.
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  tpstar: Such a lovely place
Apr-10-05  Saruman: Listen very carefully to the Gollum rap;!
Apr-11-05  Ken MacGillivray: It is hard to soar like an eagle when you are surronded by turkey's. Well; at least that's my excuse!!
Sep-28-05  kgodden: BishopBerkeley, I don't know if Chris went to UofM, but he does live in Ann Arbor, and is an IT director at Borders. He told me that at this tourney where he played Gurevich, Tal was there and Chris actually got invited to drink vodka with him and a bunch of GM's in Tal's hotel room.
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  BishopBerkeley: <kgodden> Thank you for this information! I played against a Chris Eagle on the U of M campus in the early 80s, and he seemed to be a fine fellow (to the extent that one can tell such things OTB).

Perhaps you know that Borders Books originated in Ann Arbor, and I believe the headquarters is still there. I used to hang out at the original Borders and recall being struck with disbelief when a SECOND BORDERS popped up in Southfield, Michigan! After that, they started popping up like mushrooms.

It would be nice to have him post on here! Should you see him again, please tell him that at least one person has very good memories of playing Chess against him!!

(It would also be nice to get some more of his games!)

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

Sep-29-05  Resignation Trap: Eagle - Bisguier, US Open 1992: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 Nbd7 6.0-0 c5 7.Nbd2 Nb6 8.Nxc4 cxd4 9.Nxb6 Qxb6 10.Nxd4 Be7 11.Nb3 0-0
12.e4 Rd8 13.Qe2 e5 14.Be3 Qb4 15.Bd2 Qa4 16.Rfc1 b6 17.Bc3 Ba6 18.Qe1 Nd7 19.Nd2 Nc5 20.Qd1 Qe8 21.Qd1 Qe8 22.Bf1 Bb7 23.Nc4 Nxc3
24.Rxc3 Bb4 25.Rd3 Rxd3 26.Bxd3 Rd8 27.Rd1 Bc5 28.Ne3 Bxe3 29.Qxe3 Qa4 30.Rc1 h6 31.Bc4 Rd1+ 32.Rxd1 Qxd1+
33.Kg2 Qb1 34.Bd5 Ba6 35.h3 Qf1+
36.Kh2 Be2 37.b4 g5 38.g4 Kg7
39.Qg3 f6 40.a4 a5 41.bxa5 bxa5 42.Qe3 h5 43.Qa7+ Kh6 44.Bg8 1-0
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  BishopBerkeley: <Resignation Trap> Thank you for this game!

Would you consider submitting it via the PGN Upload Utility page? It would be nice to have at least one victory in the database for Mr. Eagle, who is a longtime devotee of the Royal Game. (I believe he was "Expert" (USCF) when I played him many years ago.)

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

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  BishopBerkeley: <cu8sfan: Roger, Tranquility. We copy you on the ground. You've got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.>

Very memorable lines, indeed! But what was not known by the public at the time was that the last few minutes of the descent to the moon were vexed with an unexpected challenge: Neil Armstrong saw that the automatic guidance system of the Eagle was steering the ship toward a field of boulders!!

Armstrong himself bypassed the computer guidance system and took manual control of the Eagle. This in itself must have been very frightening to those at Tranquility Base.

You can actually hear the audio of this, with a bit of reporting overlay, at this site. Simply click the "Listen" button beneath the title. (Probably assumes you have the "Real" player or some equivalent installed.

It's well worth hearing!

There's more than one reason those guys on the ground were about to turn blue!!

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

Sep-30-05  offramp: Has anyone here heard the rumour that the film Capicorn One was filmed on Mars?
Oct-02-05  kgodden: BishopBerkeley, you can find a TON of Chris Eagle's games at, including his victory against GM Bisguier that was posted above a couple days ago.
Premium Chessgames Member Due to the interest in Mr. Eagle, we added a few more games.
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  BishopBerkeley: Bravo, <Resignation Trap>! Bravo, <kgodden>! And bravo, <>! Very nice indeed. All sorts of wonderful Michigan names in the list above: Lansing, Westland, Flint, Detroit.

<offramp> Of course, the reason they shot Capricorn One on Mars was the prohibitive cost of studio space in and around the greater Los Angeles area. Though interplanetary travel can be pricey, it pales before the costs incurred in the southern part of the Golden State. (There's also much less traffic.)

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

Feb-09-06  Bonecrusher: A couple other Chris Eagle facts:

Chris Eagle can divide by zero.

Chris Eagle can solve a Rubic's Cube in one move.

Chris Eagle taught the Kool-Aid man how to burst through walls.

Nov-03-06  SeaEagle: Geez. I goggle myself, and they've added more games "due to interest". Heh. Even with the extra games I'm still Punching Bag of the Chess Stars.

B.B., I am indeed the Chris Eagle from 1980's Ann Arbor. I have many fond memories of the now-defunct U of M Chess Club. And a few bad ones of some guy who called himself Bonecrusher.

Dec-21-12  Bonecrusher: Anymore updates on Mr. Eagle? It appears the last game we have shows Eagle crushing GM Bisguier. He seemed destined for chess stardom. Did he simply disappear like so many of the other great prodigies of the Americas? Morphy, Fischer, Mecking and that kid that drew Josh Waitzkin at the end of that movie?

I heard a rumor that tried to turn pro on the underground Missile Command circuit but lost his first match by one warhead and was devastated.

Sep-26-13  epistle: His eyes see everything.

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