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wrap99
Member since May-03-05 · Last seen Jul-05-22
Long-time fan, been going to tourneys since the early 1970s. Spectator at Lone Pine couple of times. Met Max Euwe at Paul Masson tournament in 1974, Petrosian, others at Lone Pine. Tal at Manhattan Chess Club Spoke with Judit Polgar when she was 11 and saw Reshevsky when he was a senior citizen still kicking ass.

   wrap99 has kibitzed 319 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jun-25-22 Abe Turner
 
wrap99: Interesting to read of Turner being in the obscure film A Bowl of Cherries (obscure at least to me but suspect few have heard of this 60 year old flick). It just goes to show you how many chess players had other interesting aspects to their lives. I hope when you play live events you
 
   Jun-25-22 Dennis Fritzinger
 
wrap99: <JimNorCal> Greetings from 2022 -- Donald Trump will be elected president and u can't believe what happens then. As for Fritzinger's thoughts on the Philidor, I am not up on the latest but it seems to me the superhuman chess minds of the the AIs have probably led to many ...
 
   Jun-25-22 Felix Sicre
 
wrap99: I have seen it. It is quite interesting to see not just the how close to morphy the people were but implicitly the links to the 19th century. I saw Reshevsky once and because he was fairly old when I saw him and of course started very early, here in 1980 or so was a man who had ...
 
   Jun-22-22 Theodore Bullockus
 
wrap99: <perfidious> no, his name was dave kittinger iirc.
 
   Jun-22-22 G Small vs Hannibal, 1977 (replies)
 
wrap99: Maybe the computer was in the u2000 section. Interestingly, given there were exceedingly few woman and fewer who could be described as old, I think I remember that woman who would be well over 100 now, I suspect. How far computers have come, hard to imagine that humans could beat ...
 
   Jun-18-22 Boris Siff
 
wrap99: I remember my first and possibly only LERA event from 1975, perhaps Siff was there. I for sure met a very young Jay Whitehead, already and expert at 12. Dennis Waterman was there, Nick Maffeo and probably some other masters whom I did not recognize. Ted Yudacufski used to direct in ...
 
   Jun-17-22 M T Mora Iturralde vs Taimanov, 1955
 
wrap99: Did white have chances for perhaps a draw at some point? Not too many times in those days that a female player (if indeed white had chances for a win or draw) did so well against a GM. But I can't judge whether what she did was sound.
 
   Jun-16-22 Morphy vs J Freeman, 1858 (replies)
 
wrap99: <KingG> Greetings from 2022 -- u will be amazed by what occurs. Buy something called Bitcoin as soon as you can in 2010 and hang onto all of it until it reaches 69k. As far as GM blindfold play, I would suggest that the stronger the GM, the less he loses in rating points when ...
 
   Jun-08-22 Albert Sandrin
 
wrap99: What a strange way to become blind -- I do not believe this was watching a solar eclipse. I think this staring at the sun might have been a competitive activity in those days when kids "made their own fun" before they watched a bunch of TV. Joseph Heller goes into the very ...
 
   Jun-08-22 Robert G Konkel
 
wrap99: He is referred to as a 17 year old schoolboy here: https://www.milibrary.org/chess-roo... (history of Mechanics' Institute Chess Room) in 1949 or 1947 and so despite these games being almost 80 years old, could still be around.
 
   Jun-08-22 Walter R Lovegrove
   May-31-22 Jacques Mieses (replies)
   May-26-22 Nick Maffeo
   May-22-22 Charles C Crittenden
   Mar-30-22 Mark A Orfalea (replies)
   Mar-10-22 Sidney J Rubin
   Mar-03-22 David Blohm
   Jan-19-22 Edward Lasker
   Nov-25-21 James Maki
   Nov-18-21 Max Euwe (replies)
   Nov-02-21 Roger Bowen
   Nov-02-21 Nick de Firmian
   Nov-01-21 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Oct-13-21 Tarrasch vs Euwe, 1928
   Aug-19-21 David Janowski (replies)
   Aug-16-21 Adolf Herzog
   Aug-02-21 Walter John (replies)
   Jul-23-21 M Weiss vs B Lasker, 1911
   May-28-21 Samuel Reshevsky (replies)
   May-24-21 Giri vs V S Gujrathi, 2021
   Apr-19-21 Arthur R Spiller
   Feb-16-21 Lewis Cohen (replies)
   Jan-30-21 Larry Remlinger
   Jan-23-21 N Whitaker vs J Frankle, 1974
   Aug-08-18 Richard Chess
   Aug-07-18 Ron Frasco (replies)
   Aug-07-18 Mike Chess (replies)
   Jul-29-18 Topalov vs S Zhigalko, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-29-18 James A Thinnsen (replies)
   Jul-03-18 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
   Jun-28-18 Samuel Factor (replies)
   Jun-26-18 Calvin Blocker (replies)
   Jun-26-18 Z Harari vs M Rodshtein, 2017
   Jun-26-18 Zaki Harari (replies)
   Jun-25-18 William Mark Duckworth (replies)
   Jun-25-18 Maurice Schippers
   Jun-23-18 Perry Youngworth (replies)
   Jun-23-18 E Formanek vs D Fritzinger, 1976
   Jun-20-18 Solomon Gotthilf (replies)
   Jun-20-18 Jung
   Jun-16-18 Fritz Riemann (replies)
   Jun-10-18 Capablanca vs M Karff, 1941 (replies)
   Jun-10-18 Jacqueline Piatigorsky (replies)
   Jun-05-18 Gabor Nagy (replies)
   May-27-18 Dejan Tasev
   May-06-18 Larry Nezhni (replies)
   May-05-18 Frank Street (replies)
   Apr-22-18 Douglas Root
   Apr-17-18 0 (replies)
   Apr-07-18 Orlando Husbands
   Mar-15-18 Roy Ervin
   Feb-10-18 Philipp Meitner (replies)
   Nov-28-17 Zineb Dina Abdi
   Nov-02-17 Haridas Pascua (replies)
   Apr-04-17 M A Schapiro vs Reshevsky, 1920
   Mar-20-17 M Shapiro
   Mar-18-17 Anatoly Lein (replies)
   Mar-04-17 Jay R Bonin (replies)
   Feb-20-17 Gisela Gresser
   Jan-18-17 Edwin Ziegler Adams
   Jan-14-17 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
   Jan-07-17 Aleksandar Matanovic (replies)
   Dec-30-16 Henri Baucher
   Dec-18-16 Rajan Ayyar (replies)
   Dec-07-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Nov-26-16 Robson vs Y Vovk, 2015 (replies)
   Nov-23-16 Aronian vs Rapport, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-20-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship Match (2016) (replies)
   Oct-15-16 Chigorin vs Winawer, 1901 (replies)
   Aug-06-16 Philip Stuart Milner-Barry (replies)
   May-30-16 Alan Turing (replies)
   May-28-16 V Babula Sr vs Giri, 2015 (replies)
   May-08-16 Harry Golombek (replies)
   May-07-16 Evgeny Zagoryansky (replies)
   Apr-15-16 Herman Steiner (replies)
   Mar-04-16 Cyrus Lakdawala (replies)
   Feb-06-16 Carlsen vs Li Chao, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-02-16 E Hearst vs Evans, 1961
   Jan-07-16 Peter Prohaszka
   Dec-14-15 Bronstein vs Socrates, 1992 (replies)
   Nov-29-15 David J Strauss
   Nov-16-15 Koltanowski vs W Windom, 1960 (replies)
   Oct-27-15 Arnold Denker (replies)
   Oct-26-15 P Biyiasas vs F Street, 1976 (replies)
   Oct-22-15 Graf-Stevenson vs Stahlberg, 1944
   Sep-15-15 Paul Morphy (replies)
   Sep-09-15 Edwin M Faust (replies)
   Sep-09-15 Kim Commons (replies)
   Sep-08-15 Joseph Platz (replies)
   Sep-03-15 George Krauss (replies)
   Aug-28-15 Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (replies)
   Aug-28-15 Topalov vs Pomar Salamanca, 1992
   Aug-23-15 Paul Koploy (replies)
   Aug-22-15 Ignas Zalys (replies)
   Aug-20-15 Pal Benko (replies)
   Aug-19-15 Bent Larsen (replies)
   Aug-18-15 A Lein vs Tal, 1955 (replies)
   Aug-17-15 Levon Aronian (replies)
   Aug-14-15 Reshevsky vs Chernev, 1921
   Aug-11-15 Walter Browne (replies)
   Aug-10-15 Isaac Kashdan (replies)
   Aug-09-15 Anthony Wayne Conger (replies)
   Jul-19-15 Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1973
   Jul-19-15 Adolf Jay Fink (replies)
   Jul-16-15 M Sebag vs J Moussard, 2015
   Jul-14-15 Louis Bernard Zapoleon
   Jul-13-15 R O'Kelly vs J Penrose, 1973
   Jul-13-15 Capablanca vs Menchik, 1929 (replies)
   Jul-11-15 Keres vs F Olafsson, 1959
   Jun-26-15 E Formanek vs Browne, 1967
   Jun-26-15 Kavalek vs Suttles, 1974 (replies)
   May-25-15 Norman Tweed Whitaker (replies)
   May-25-15 Arturo Pomar Salamanca (replies)
   May-21-15 Tibor Weinberger (replies)
   May-08-15 V McCambridge vs L D Evans, 1981
   May-08-15 V McCambridge vs J Whitehead, 1977
   Apr-30-15 E Formanek vs M Sisniega, 1976 (replies)
   Apr-28-15 Carlos Torre Repetto (replies)
   Apr-28-15 E S Jackson vs Reshevsky, 1944 (replies)
   Apr-25-15 Fedorov vs Morozevich, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-22-15 B Blumenfeld vs Nimzowitsch, 1903 (replies)
   Jan-01-15 Flohr vs Alekhine, 1931
   Feb-23-14 R Byrne vs Evans, 1965 (replies)
   Feb-23-14 Allan Troy (replies)
   Feb-22-14 Browne vs R Byrne, 1977 (replies)
   Jul-11-13 Janowski vs Steinitz, 1895
   Jul-11-13 Reshevsky vs W S Tevis, 1921
   Dec-29-11 Tarjan vs J Peters, 1977 (replies)
   Dec-31-10 Marshall vs Burn, 1912 (replies)
   Jul-16-10 Humphrey Bogart (replies)
   May-30-10 Spassky vs K Darga, 1962 (replies)
   May-23-10 Saidy vs Fischer, 1960 (replies)
   May-21-10 Francois Philidor (replies)
   May-04-10 Janowski vs Reshevsky, 1922 (replies)
   Apr-21-10 F Schubert vs H Saunders, 1928 (replies)
   Apr-07-10 Ratmir Kholmov (replies)
   Sep-23-09 Beliavsky vs Yudasin, 1981 (replies)
   Sep-15-09 Fischer vs S Rubin, 1964 (replies)
   Aug-14-09 Risto Nevanlinna (replies)
   Jul-27-09 Calli chessforum (replies)
   Jul-26-09 Tom Braunlich (replies)
   Jul-10-09 Miles vs F Ullrich, 1984 (replies)
   Jun-06-09 Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909 (replies)
   May-26-09 C Bauer vs Korchnoi, 2003 (replies)
   May-26-09 G Agzamov vs Anand, 1986 (replies)
   May-24-09 Polugaevsky vs Lilienthal, 1967 (replies)
   Apr-05-09 Tomashevsky vs G Meier, 2004 (replies)
   Mar-14-09 Igor Ivanov (replies)
   Mar-01-09 Imre Koenig (replies)
   Mar-01-09 Blackburne vs Lasker, 1914 (replies)
   Jan-05-09 Paul Vinogradov (replies)
   Dec-24-08 Kamsky vs S Atalik, 1993 (replies)
   Dec-23-08 Kashdan vs J L Sheets, 1932 (replies)
   Dec-23-08 Bogoljubov / Allies vs Alekhine / Frank, 1941 (replies)
   Nov-28-08 Tseitlin vs Tal, 1971 (replies)
   Nov-06-08 Polugaevsky vs Lobron, 1982
   Oct-16-08 Ditlevsen vs Lasker, 1919 (replies)
   Sep-06-08 Benko vs Fischer, 1962 (replies)
   Sep-02-08 Paulette Schwartzmann (replies)
   Aug-17-08 Liu Wenzhe (replies)
   Aug-14-08 N Grigoriev vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1923
   Jul-01-08 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2007
   Jun-23-08 Dubois vs Count Kushelev-Bezborodko, 1858 (replies)
   May-20-08 Fischer vs Geller, 1967 (replies)
   May-18-08 Janowski vs Lasker, 1909 (replies)
   May-15-08 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
   May-13-08 Yuri L Averbakh (replies)
   Apr-29-08 Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander (replies)
   Apr-23-08 S Andriasyan vs D Harika, 2006 (replies)
   Apr-17-08 Reshevsky vs L Christiansen, 1984 (replies)
   Apr-17-08 K G Shirazi vs J Peters, 1984 (replies)
   Mar-28-08 Euwe vs Lasker, 1934 (replies)
   Mar-09-08 Reshevsky vs S Factor, 1917 (replies)
   May-03-05 Tal vs Averbakh, 1954 (replies)
   May-03-05 A Trefler vs Rohde, 1975 (replies)
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