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Reb. to answer your question 3 wins over current GMs no losses or draws.
However two of the GMs were close to being GMs but not quite there when I won from them.
I don't know about IMs but it has to be plus.
@ponz111 Great record. What were the time controls, if you remember?
Was Kane a South Carolina scholastic champ or class champ ? What kind of champ ?
I'm guessing a state champ since he looks around 30 years old.
http://www.scchess.org/history/history.htm scroll down and you will see a list of SC state champs from 1926- present and his name is not there .
Maybe amateur champion?
That seems like the right thing if he's around ~2100.
In 2009 he finished second , half a point behint Timur Aliyev , a 2300 player .
The time control vs the over the board grand master were standard for USCF tournaments whatever that was back 39 years ago maybe 40 moves in first 2 hours?
Vs the correspondence GMs the games took approximately a year each.
I did notice I won from an "SIM" who was the only player I know to be an international master now. I was not aware of titles when I was playing other than semi titles such as US former champ over the board or winner of a correspondence national championship--which are not titles.
I needed 3 more games to get a permanent ICCF correspondence rating and unfortunately at first they were going to rate the prelims to the United States Correspondence Chess Championship where I did quite well in 3 preliminary sections and would have boosted my rating but then a new administrator decided not to count those games. I won 2 of 3 of those sections and scored 10 1/2 1 1/2 in the 3rd. This would have been more than 25 games rated--more than the 3 I needed..
So a very weird situation where I did not get a permanent ICCF rating due to 25 some games NOT being rated. And earlier, some 39 years ago, I did not get my USCF master title [for a 2200 USCF rating] because 8 games I played [and I won all 8] were not rated....
@ThrillerFan I was there that day. A friend & I went to Rock Hill on a whim just to observe the tourney. We weren't going to play so we were in no hurry to get there. But we arrived just in time to see police in the hallway "escorting" Chris away. Needless to say, we both wondered what the freak was going on.
A year or two later I played S. G-Bell in the Class Championship at Cherokee, NC. Nice venue btw. Anyway, our game was about dead even but I was in time trouble. At one point he got up sporting his now graying long hippie hair and began to do some type of yogi stretching exercises. Very distracting but still I tried to focus my attention on the board. Sadly, my skills weren't up to the task because he beat me in a classic Lucena ending which he obviously had memorized by heart (as we all should),
Anyway, he was a weird dude.
I googled the guy and found this funny article:
It seems you need to only break 1500 USCF to consider yourself a chess "expert" and hold simuls. I'd have squashed that peanut in a one-on-one game.
- The Cajun Chess Association - I went to 2 of their events. The first one, in Orlando in October 2003, the guys that ran it were off and busy drinking or doing whatever else. Nobody was there to direct. In 2006, In Charlotte, after they changed management, the woman who did registration and book sales was nice, and appeared to be intelligent, but they bring only 1 director for a 120 player weekend tournament, and he f'ing plays in it! You should NEVER have a tournament over 50 players without a NON-PLAYING Director! Small little 10 or 20 player tournaments where the director plays, fine! 120 player tournament with 3 directors, one of which playing, fine! But NOT 120 players, 1 director, and he plays.
Responding here because I know the lady from Cajun Chess relatively well. The tournaments run in Texas with Cajun Chess are very smoothly run. I know this because my father often works those tournaments (the past few years) and I TD'd one of their scholastic tournaments a few years back.
I know you have had troubles with them in the past (especially that previous guy who had serious life issues, FWIW, and is no longer connected to the company at all), but I promise that tournaments are not poorly run nowadays, at least the ones in Houston.
The most surprising incident happen at a chess tournament?
...and when we got home, we found a HOOK hanging from the CAR DOOR!!!
Anyway, my last run-in with the TD was when I finally beat his daughter in the final round of an open swiss. Every time he paired us, his daughter got white and would end up beating me. Even in the last game she got white, but I changed my opening repertoire and easily beat her. The TD then tried to log it in his computer as yet another win for her, but I caught it and refused to leave until I watched him correct the entry. He resisted for several minutes, but I wouldn't back down. After that, I never played in another one of his tournaments again.
Wow that's pretty terrible.
- Frank Berry - He's just an absolutely obnoxious human being. I've had the misfortune of playing him twice, once in SC, once in Fort Lauderdale at the US Open (a win and a draw, respectively). I understand he runs tournaments in Oklahoma
I've been to at least two of his tournaments before, billed as "North America Open." I've never played him OTB (played his brother once), so I don't know how obnoxious he may be, but the tournaments were well run.
One of the days before the last round they had something like 20 pizzas delivered, free to whoever wanted some pizza.
Playing in a tournament in Vegas. It was my first time in Vegas, so I guess I stayed out a little too late (got to my room at 4:30 am, morning round at 7:00). While playing my first game, my opponent threatened mate. I studied and found a way out of it that started with moving my King's Rook. Sat back to review, picked up my coffee . . . and it was my Queen's Rook! Oops
Beautiful story! It communicates especially well to other coffee lovers, such as myself.
Going to make one now, but I'm going to watch very carefully that I don't drink out of my own queen's rook by mistake.
I'll be drinking to successful defenses against mating threats!
are yougoing to the one in a few weeks?
Bobby Fischer wanted to have a house in the shape of a rook. Maybe it will pay you to get LatvianLover a coffee cup in the shape of a rook before you play him in Vegas .. you never know!
you and your coffee chess.
That's would really be a great example for coffee-house chess
No. I play poker now. I found that I'm not good enough at chess to spend $250 on entry fee. Plus hotel and travel expenses. I make about $12.50 an hour at Hollywood Park Casino. Haven't been active in USCF since about 2002 or 2003. Would like to play something local here in LA, for maybe $100 or less.
My opponent had a passed pawn, I went to capture it with my knight, but accidentally used his knight instead!
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