Never Give Up!

Never Give Up!

kenytiger
kenytiger
Dec 7, 2008, 12:00 AM |
21 | Amazing Games

Eighty-seven-year-old Dan Mayers played the following game during the 2008 World Open in Philadelphia. The 218-player Under 2000 section was, as it always is, a brutal competition.

"After a win in the first round, Dan dropped five in a row. A lesser man would have given up. Heck, I would have given up! Not ol' Dan! He hunkered down and you could see him with his signature magnifying glass intensely studying the board. He finished with a flourish, winning his last three! In round eight he produced this delightful "Parting with the Lady."

(Notes by Jerry Hanken)

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