Euwe and Kolty

batgirl
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

(and I thought:  "Wow, that guy actually played Alekhine!").

. . .not to mention, beat Alekhine.

batgirl
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

(incidentally, was Browne Vintners affiliated?).

As many times as Browne won the event, they probably took their name from him. 

Seriously, didn't Browne Vintners handle the promotional side of Paul Masson Vineyards?

honeybadger730

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melvinbluestone

" Mrs. Koltanowski was a native of Massachusetts who met her husband, then the chess champion of his native Belgium, on a blind date in New York City in 1944. "

    I stand corrected! I was only kidding, anyway, and wanted an excuse to mention Frank Capra.

          Rest in peace, Leah and George.

ghost_of_pushwood

How capracorny!

melvinbluestone
batgirl wrote:
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

(incidentally, was Browne Vintners affiliated?).

As many times as Browne won the event, they probably took their name from him. 

Seriously, didn't Browne Vintners handle the promotional side of Paul Masson Vineyards?

   No wait.... I think it was Orson Welles........

melvinbluestone
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

How capracorny!

    I remember that..... Henry Miller, right? The rather risque novel, Tropic of Capracorny? I had a copy cleverly concealed in my room when I was a kid.......

ghost_of_pushwood

"We will serve no wine before you lose on time"

ghost_of_pushwood

And (believe it or not) my dad was once the night manager there. happy.png

ghost_of_pushwood

Either way, there was my dad (right in the middle of it).

bumiputra

As for me, I was personally night manager in a fleabag hotel,   that was many years ago as a student.

The grateful dead made no song about that one specifically so I'm not sure if the memory is  relevant.... 

ghost_of_pushwood

Around here nothing is irrelevant (except perhaps chess).

bumiputra

well... Now I've vot this erm... mental picture of a chess player who is a night porter (or of a night porter who is a chess player) ever heard of one?

bumiputra

the best I can get at the moment is Netzetinov and others destroying a hotel or misbeheaving in some hotel can't remember which ...and getting reported to some Central Commitee of some sort

ghost_of_pushwood

All of which reminds me of a cheesy movie involving Charlotte Rampling.

bumiputra

Sure "Night Porter", an ex-Nazi officer who turns night porter and meets one of his victims?