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Albert Einstein vs Robert J. Oppenheimer - Chess game

This chess game is likely of interest to students of physics. Yes, Albert Einstein played chess, and it was in 1933, Princeton USA, where he played against Robert Julius Oppenheimer. Curiously enough, Einstein chose the Ruy Lopez or Spanish Game, the most theoretical opening, in this 24-move encounter against Oppenheimer.

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  • 14 months ago

    Pippychess

    wow - some of the smartest people in the world 

  • 14 months ago

    sp1234

    wow brilliant play from einstein

  • 15 months ago

    omprakashgm

    Relatively tactical play from Einstien,enjoyed watching it.

  • 16 months ago

    upen2002

    thanks

  • 16 months ago

    Lawdoginator

    I've seen this game before, but never so well analyzed. 

    Experts, like Silman, agree with Bill Wall that the game is apocryphal. 

  • 16 months ago

    chessninja77

    About a level of 1600 from Einstein, I think.

  • 16 months ago

    waynepacific

    I thought Einstein was partial to checkers and Polish sausages or least his wife was.

  • 16 months ago

    bassosoolo

    Relatively good playing by Einstein.

  • 16 months ago

    billwall

    I've been researching this possible game for years, tracing both Einstein and Oppenheimer's career (I do have several degrees in physics).  I have gone through multiple biographies and articles of each man.  I am not convinced that this game was played by Albert Einstein, or even Oppenheimer.    Here is my link on Einstein and chess.

    http://www.geocities.com/siliconvalley/lab/7378/einstein.htm

    If anyone has more research on the these men and chess, I would be interested in the information and sources.

    Also, what is the source of Einstein and Sell game - when and where?

  • 16 months ago

    pesto_genovese

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  • 16 months ago

    Bartleby73

    Einstein played well. It is interesting to note how he later wrote in the foreword of one of Lasker's books that he (Einstein) does not like chess because of its competitive nature. Einstein also believed that chess had put Lasker's mind in shackles. 

    Well, in this game Einstein got competitive and solidly destroyed the Destroyer of Worlds! 

  • 16 months ago

    Daquiles

    great video, i thought i read somewhere Einstein was around 1800ish. Estimated though since he didn't have an actual rating

  • 16 months ago

    Ludanto272

    Good game

  • 16 months ago

    JJZ03

    Video.

  • 16 months ago

    JJZ03

    Nice.

  • 16 months ago

    Blitz-rider

    nice game ,,, thanks jerry

  • 16 months ago

    pullthetrigger

    این که فیلتره. That is in proxy in my country ! We can't see.

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