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Lothar Schmid became an IM in 1951 and a GM and GMC in 1959. He was the head arbiter in several WCHs inc Fischer-Spassky 1972. He played for W Germany in 11 Olympiads, winning 4 silver medals and 2 bronze team medals. He owned the largest private chess library in the world with +50,000 volumes ranging from original publications by Lucena in 1497 to contemporary chess newsletters from the Phillipines.
He recently passed away at age 85. Here's a link to a interesting article about him http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId/211/PostId/4009866/lothar-schmid-19282013-200513.aspx
Checkmating Alzheimer's Disease: http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId/211/PostId/4009870/checkmating-alzheimers-disease-200513.aspx
An endless supply of chess biography, history and trivia http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/index.html
What does "en prise" really mean? http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/enprise.html
Is Chess A Sport?http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId/211/PostId/4009913/vik-hansen-is-chess-a-sport-240513.aspx
Winter's site is definitely the place to go for accurate information on historical chess events and players.
But WARNING: he busts many of the common myths outright.
" The President's Cup Final Round! Hosts GM Irina Krush & GM Zvlad Izoria"
3/29/2015 - Front And Center
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meaninglessness of tactics trainer stats
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What! Out of time!!
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Podium Prediction Plus (PPP) - "US Chess Champs 2015"
by LesuhAn 20 minutes ago
1) Quick question 2) Rook Sac,
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Why can't I delete Sent Messages???
by johnny_BACON 25 minutes ago
Who is the best chess player of all time ?vote here !
by Tatzelwurm 29 minutes ago
If you were allowed only one chess book ?
by Senior-Lazarus_Long 30 minutes ago
a rare interview
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