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Gender MALE
Industry Engineering
Occupation Retired
Introduction Retired Project Manager for manufacturing firm. Started playing postal chess in 1959. Played OTB off and on 1961-1980. Originally played CC in Al Horowitz' Golden Knight events (US Open Postal Champ); six times qualified for finals. Highest OTB rating ever achieved: 2095. Gave up chess: 1980 to 2004; returned to postal chess with CCLA (rating 2060) before switching to server play at Chessworld (2360)and finally Queen Alice playing under name Odie_Spud; rated about 2300. Claims to fame: Draw with Reshevsky, loss to Rossolimo, two losses to former US Championship competitor Arthur Feuerstein. Once met Max Euwe. Biggest chess thrills: Game annotated by John W. Collins published in Chess Review magazine. Witnessing an International tournament in Cleveland, Ohio in 1975 and several US Championships back in the days they were round robins and meeting the likes of Bisguier, Lombardy, Reshevsky, Browne, Soltis, Miles, Mednis and a host of others too numerous to mention. And of course there was the time I was browsing in Dr. Albert Buschke's used chess book store in New York City and Bobby Fischer walked in. I didn't actually meet him but did a lot of gawking.
Interests Chess, Military History (US Civil War & WW2)