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  • 6 years ago · #121

    goldendog

    Alekhine takes on 28 opponents in Paris, blindfold.

  • 6 years ago · #122

    goldendog

    Koltanowski takes on a few blindfold. His record was 34 games at once.

  • 6 years ago · #123

    anonym

    Alekhine and his cat "Check" playing Erich Elkiases.

  • 6 years ago · #124

    AWARDCHESS

    #89
    by anonym
    United States 
    Member Since: May 2008
    Member Points: 95

    This is the authentic picture of V.I.Lenin playing chess with Gorky at Capri in 1908.

     

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    Lenin played with Rebel Bogdanov, as I can recall back to my Russian's Library 15-20 years ago... Maksim Gorky /Peshkov, by original name/ is looking aside on Top of photo...

     

  • 6 years ago · #125

    AWARDCHESS

    14th March 2009, 08:33pm
    #126
    by batgirl
    NC United States 
    Member Since: Jun 2007
    Member Points: 3566

                                  Claude Frizzel Bloodgood
                              

    . . . a petty thief who killed is own mother and managed to attain a USCF chess rating of 2702 due to the closed prison pool along with possible rating manipulations. His high rating and US championship eligibility pushed the USCF to re-vamp their rating system. 

     

     

    .......

    I Won all two Tournaments Games against him and I won all 12 Friendly Games, too... Maybe he was too old and sick?

     I knew, that he was been at the Prison somewhere in USA at that Time, but we never discussed it!

     Last year I saw some little Info about him Online...

     

     We Played at USCF Correspondent Tournaments, by mail cards!

     

    Greg

  • 6 years ago · #126

    phishcake5

    batgirl wrote:

                                  Claude Frizzel Bloodgood
                             

    . . . a petty thief who killed is own mother and managed to attain a USCF chess rating of 2702 due to the closed prison pool along with possible rating manipulations. His high rating and US championship eligibility pushed the USCF to re-vamp their rating system. 


     That photo wins "creepiest prize" hands down.  He looks a little like Morla from "The Never Ending Story" doesn't he?  "Not that it matters, but yes."

  • 6 years ago · #127

    phishcake5

    billwall wrote:

    Reshevsky, the later years

     


     That is a great photograph.

     

    Edit:  There is a handsome photo of Sammy playing in a masters tournament New York 1922 at the age of 11 in Fred Wilson's "A Picture History of Chess."  I'd post it but I don't have a scanner. 

    FYI If you really enjoy these old classic photo's Wilson's book is a must win.  It has almost 300 photographs and illustrations along with either comments or stories about them. 

  • 6 years ago · #128

    MSturtevant

    another of Mr. Fischer.

  • 6 years ago · #129

    batgirl

            Amos Burn and Rev. John Owen (Alter) around 1885

     

  • 6 years ago · #130

    MSturtevant

    one more.....

  • 6 years ago · #131

    batgirl

     The man on the left in this 1935 photo is  Leonid Ilich Brezhnev
                           
                                 Vladimir Iljitsch Uljanow Lenin
          
                                            Helmut Schmidt
                
  • 6 years ago · #132

    kissinger

    great posts, great pics t/y all

  • 6 years ago · #133

    kco

     

    Robert (Bob) Wade (right), Queenstown NZ 2006, nice tea set. !

  • 6 years ago · #134

    batgirl

                                              Konrad Adenauer
           
             Menachem Begin and Zbigniew Brzezinski at Camp David, 1978.
               

                                                    Mikhail Gorbachev
                            
  • 6 years ago · #135

    batgirl

                                   Tigran Petrosian at 16
        
  • 6 years ago · #136

    batgirl

                                         Sean Lennon
                     
  • 6 years ago · #137

    batgirl

                               Spassky, Tal and Petrosian - 1958

             

  • 6 years ago · #138

    kco

    Humphrey Bogart

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          Charles Boyer (left), Herman Steiner (center), international Chess Champion and Humphrey Bogart (right) absorbed in a game of cheff between Boyer and Bogart with Herman Steiner as the referee in between scenes of the Warner Bros film «Confidential Agent» (Herman Shumlin, 1945)  
             
         
             
             
         
             
             
         
             
             
  • 6 years ago · #140

    anonym

    Larry C. Morris/The New York Times

    At the Manhattan Chess Club in 1971, a crowd gathered around a speed match between Mr. Fischer, left, and Andrew Soltis.


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