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Alekhine takes on 28 opponents in Paris, blindfold.
Koltanowski takes on a few blindfold. His record was 34 games at once.
Alekhine and his cat "Check" playing Erich Elkiases.
This is the authentic picture of V.I.Lenin playing chess with Gorky at Capri in 1908.
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...
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!
Claude Frizzel Bloodgood
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."
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.
another of Mr. Fischer.
Amos Burn and Rev. John Owen (Alter) around 1885
great posts, great pics t/y all
Robert (Bob) Wade (right), Queenstown NZ 2006, nice tea set. !
Spassky, Tal and Petrosian - 1958
Alekhine is the scariest looking world champion. I put Tal as second-scariest and Kasparov as third.
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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gg = Rub It In?
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Pieces do not move
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