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Default Chess Master Peter Manetti has died

Peter Manetti has died

Chess Master Peter Manetti died in Guerneville, Sonoma County,
California on March 8, 2006 of prostate cancer. He succumbed after a
long illness. Two years ago he was given six months to live. He
outlived his prognosis.

Manetti rarely played tournament chess but he played in the first
great master's tournament at Lone Pine 1972. His performance there,
where he drew grandmasters Denker and Evans, established him as a
master strength player. He had a USCF rating of 2158. His specialty
was blitz chess, where he was a master and a 2300 player. He often
held chess parties at his house high on a hill above the Russian River
in Guerneville, to which he would invite San Francisco masters and
experts and provide them with food and drink.

Manetti was about 66 years old. Originally from New Jersey, he served
in the US Marines. He came to California in about 1965. After living
for several years in Oakland, he moved to the remote village of
Guerneville, where he made his living as an agriculturist, growing and
distributing agricultural products to the local communities. Manetti
also worked as an artist, selling his woodcuttings, paintings and
other works of art in San Francisco. He also taught chess to several
promising young players in the Santa Rosa area.

Late in life, Manetti revealed that his real original name was not
Manetti. It was Schumbacher or something similar. In the aftermath of
World War II there had been discrimination against Germans, so either
he or his father had changed his name from a German name to an Italian
name.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Genarosa Manetti, who has made a
name for herself as a philanthropist, for her free donations of feline
animals, and by his three daughters, Diana, age 41, a performing
artist, Barbara, 36, of Guerneville and Xhana, of Windsor, California.

Sam Sloan


[Event "op"]
[Site "Lone Pine"]
[Date "1972.??.??"]
[White "Manetti, Pete"]
[Black "Evans, Larry Melvyn"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A94"]

1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.Bg2 c6 6.O-O Bd6 7.b3 O-O
8.Ba3 Bxa3 9.Nxa3 Nbd7 10.Qc1 Qe7 11.Ne5 Qd6 12.Qb2 g5 13.e3 a5
14.Rac1 Qe7 15.Nc2 Qg7 16.Ne1 Kh8 17.N1d3 g4 18.Nf4 Nxe5 19.dxe5
Ne4 20.Bxe4 fxe4 21.Nh5 Qg6 22.Nf6 Kg7 23.Qa3 Rxf6 24.exf6+ Qxf6
25.Qd6 Qf8 26.Qxf8+ Kxf8 27.Kg2 Bd7 28.h3 gxh3+ 29.Kxh3 Be8 30.f3
exf3 31.Rxf3+ Ke7 32.Rcf1 Bg6 33.g4 a4 34.cxd5 axb3 35.axb3 exd5
36.R3f2 Kd6 37.Kg3 Ra3 38.Rb2 Kc5 39.Rf4 Be4 40.Rf7 Ra7 41.g5 Kb4
42.Kf4 Kc3 43.Rh2 Kxb3 44.Rhxh7 Bxh7 45.Rxh7 Ra1 46.Rxb7+ Kc4
47.g6 Rg1 48.g7 c5 1/2-1/2


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Default Chess Master Peter Manetti has died

That is sad news. I knew Peter slightly during the time I lived in
Sonoma County (1980-88). He used to play blitz each week with a small
group that met in Occidental, as I recall in a deli operated by a man
with the interesting name of Moses Moon. Peter had long hair and a
beard, and very much fit in with the area's hippie-style culture. I saw
a few of his woodwork projects -- quite impressive.
As I recall, he spelled his name Minetti, but I could be wrong on
that.

Sam Sloan wrote:
Peter Manetti has died

Chess Master Peter Manetti died in Guerneville, Sonoma County,
California on March 8, 2006 of prostate cancer. He succumbed after a
long illness. Two years ago he was given six months to live. He
outlived his prognosis.

Manetti rarely played tournament chess but he played in the first
great master's tournament at Lone Pine 1972. His performance there,
where he drew grandmasters Denker and Evans, established him as a
master strength player. He had a USCF rating of 2158. His specialty
was blitz chess, where he was a master and a 2300 player. He often
held chess parties at his house high on a hill above the Russian River
in Guerneville, to which he would invite San Francisco masters and
experts and provide them with food and drink.

Manetti was about 66 years old. Originally from New Jersey, he served
in the US Marines. He came to California in about 1965. After living
for several years in Oakland, he moved to the remote village of
Guerneville, where he made his living as an agriculturist, growing and
distributing agricultural products to the local communities. Manetti
also worked as an artist, selling his woodcuttings, paintings and
other works of art in San Francisco. He also taught chess to several
promising young players in the Santa Rosa area.

Late in life, Manetti revealed that his real original name was not
Manetti. It was Schumbacher or something similar. In the aftermath of
World War II there had been discrimination against Germans, so either
he or his father had changed his name from a German name to an Italian
name.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Genarosa Manetti, who has made a
name for herself as a philanthropist, for her free donations of feline
animals, and by his three daughters, Diana, age 41, a performing
artist, Barbara, 36, of Guerneville and Xhana, of Windsor, California.

Sam Sloan


[Event "op"]
[Site "Lone Pine"]
[Date "1972.??.??"]
[White "Manetti, Pete"]
[Black "Evans, Larry Melvyn"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A94"]

1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.Bg2 c6 6.O-O Bd6 7.b3 O-O
8.Ba3 Bxa3 9.Nxa3 Nbd7 10.Qc1 Qe7 11.Ne5 Qd6 12.Qb2 g5 13.e3 a5
14.Rac1 Qe7 15.Nc2 Qg7 16.Ne1 Kh8 17.N1d3 g4 18.Nf4 Nxe5 19.dxe5
Ne4 20.Bxe4 fxe4 21.Nh5 Qg6 22.Nf6 Kg7 23.Qa3 Rxf6 24.exf6+ Qxf6
25.Qd6 Qf8 26.Qxf8+ Kxf8 27.Kg2 Bd7 28.h3 gxh3+ 29.Kxh3 Be8 30.f3
exf3 31.Rxf3+ Ke7 32.Rcf1 Bg6 33.g4 a4 34.cxd5 axb3 35.axb3 exd5
36.R3f2 Kd6 37.Kg3 Ra3 38.Rb2 Kc5 39.Rf4 Be4 40.Rf7 Ra7 41.g5 Kb4
42.Kf4 Kc3 43.Rh2 Kxb3 44.Rhxh7 Bxh7 45.Rxh7 Ra1 46.Rxb7+ Kc4
47.g6 Rg1 48.g7 c5 1/2-1/2


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In the previous article, Sam Sloan wrote:
Peter Manetti has died


Please post a source for this story. I'd like to check it.
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I have no source. It's my words against yours.

Sam Sloan

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In the aftermath of
World War II there had been discrimination against Germans, so either
he or his father had changed his name from a German name to an Italian
name.

But the Italians were our enemy in WW 2, also!



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Sam Sloan wrote:
I have no source. It's my words against yours.

Sam Sloan


J. D.'s just making a pun.

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Default Chess Master Peter Manetti has died

Mr. Sloan thank you so very much for this terrific summary, albeit
tragic news..Mr. Manetti was a prince.This is the real Sloan- operating
at his best. .... Jude Acers
Sam Sloan wrote:
Peter Manetti has died

Chess Master Peter Manetti died in Guerneville, Sonoma County,
California on March 8, 2006 of prostate cancer. He succumbed after a
long illness. Two years ago he was given six months to live. He
outlived his prognosis.

Manetti rarely played tournament chess but he played in the first
great master's tournament at Lone Pine 1972. His performance there,
where he drew grandmasters Denker and Evans, established him as a
master strength player. He had a USCF rating of 2158. His specialty
was blitz chess, where he was a master and a 2300 player. He often
held chess parties at his house high on a hill above the Russian River
in Guerneville, to which he would invite San Francisco masters and
experts and provide them with food and drink.

Manetti was about 66 years old. Originally from New Jersey, he served
in the US Marines. He came to California in about 1965. After living
for several years in Oakland, he moved to the remote village of
Guerneville, where he made his living as an agriculturist, growing and
distributing agricultural products to the local communities. Manetti
also worked as an artist, selling his woodcuttings, paintings and
other works of art in San Francisco. He also taught chess to several
promising young players in the Santa Rosa area.

Late in life, Manetti revealed that his real original name was not
Manetti. It was Schumbacher or something similar. In the aftermath of
World War II there had been discrimination against Germans, so either
he or his father had changed his name from a German name to an Italian
name.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Genarosa Manetti, who has made a
name for herself as a philanthropist, for her free donations of feline
animals, and by his three daughters, Diana, age 41, a performing
artist, Barbara, 36, of Guerneville and Xhana, of Windsor, California.

Sam Sloan


[Event "op"]
[Site "Lone Pine"]
[Date "1972.??.??"]
[White "Manetti, Pete"]
[Black "Evans, Larry Melvyn"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A94"]

1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.Bg2 c6 6.O-O Bd6 7.b3 O-O
8.Ba3 Bxa3 9.Nxa3 Nbd7 10.Qc1 Qe7 11.Ne5 Qd6 12.Qb2 g5 13.e3 a5
14.Rac1 Qe7 15.Nc2 Qg7 16.Ne1 Kh8 17.N1d3 g4 18.Nf4 Nxe5 19.dxe5
Ne4 20.Bxe4 fxe4 21.Nh5 Qg6 22.Nf6 Kg7 23.Qa3 Rxf6 24.exf6+ Qxf6
25.Qd6 Qf8 26.Qxf8+ Kxf8 27.Kg2 Bd7 28.h3 gxh3+ 29.Kxh3 Be8 30.f3
exf3 31.Rxf3+ Ke7 32.Rcf1 Bg6 33.g4 a4 34.cxd5 axb3 35.axb3 exd5
36.R3f2 Kd6 37.Kg3 Ra3 38.Rb2 Kc5 39.Rf4 Be4 40.Rf7 Ra7 41.g5 Kb4
42.Kf4 Kc3 43.Rh2 Kxb3 44.Rhxh7 Bxh7 45.Rxh7 Ra1 46.Rxb7+ Kc4
47.g6 Rg1 48.g7 c5 1/2-1/2


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A QUICK CORRECTION

Mr. Sloan thank you so very much for this terrific summary... -- Jude
Acers.

Welcome to this forum, Jude.

Black was Roy Ervin (not GM Evans) In this game cited by Sam
Sloan.

[Event "op"]
[Site "Lone Pine"]
[Date "1972.??.??"]
[White "Manetti, Pete"]
[Black "Evans, Larry Melvyn"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A94"]

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Default Chess Master Peter Manetti has died

I have finally been able to reach a family member and I have some
corrections in my obituary of Peter Manetti.

Peter Manetti died at 2:47 AM on Friday, March 10, 2006 (not on March
8 as I originally reported). He died in a home for assisted living in
Sebastapol, California, not in his own home in Guerneville. He has
been cremated. He was born in 1939 not in 1940 in Germany not in New
Jersey and his original name was Schilling not Schumbacher. His mother
changed his name from the German name of Schilling to the Italian name
of Manetti after they arrived in America.

One person contested my statement that Manetti lived high on a hill.
This person said that Manetti lived next to the river. I have found
out that both statements are true. He lived high on a hill which was
next to the river. This is important because the Russian River often
floods but Manetti's house was high enough that the flood waters never
reached there..

There has been a big debate on a private e-mail group as to whether
Manetti was an expert or a master. Peter always said that he was a
master but his rating was generally expert. Consensus seems to be that
he nosed above 2200 just before Long Pine 1972 which had a minimum
rating of 2200 as a requirement.

Grandmaster Larry Evans reported that he could not remember playing
the game against Manetti which was found in the databases.
Unfortunately and rather surprisingly, nobody has been able to find a
cross table of the great Masters Tournament in Lone Pine 1972, so this
question has not been resolved conclusively. John Donaldson is
researching this subject and now believes that Manetti played that
game against Roy Ervin, not against Grandmaster Evans. Incidentally,
Roy Ervin is most famous for having been reported dead and then
showing up to play in the Roy Ervin Memorial Tournament. Let us hope
that Peter Manetti does the same thing.

Sam Sloan

On Mon, 13 Mar 2006 21:28:55 GMT, (Sam Sloan)
wrote:

Peter Manetti has died

Chess Master Peter Manetti died in Guerneville, Sonoma County,
California on March 8, 2006 of prostate cancer. He succumbed after a
long illness. Two years ago he was given six months to live. He
outlived his prognosis.

Manetti rarely played tournament chess but he played in the first
great master's tournament at Lone Pine 1972. His performance there,
where he drew grandmasters Denker and Evans, established him as a
master strength player. He had a USCF rating of 2158. His specialty
was blitz chess, where he was a master and a 2300 player. He often
held chess parties at his house high on a hill above the Russian River
in Guerneville, to which he would invite San Francisco masters and
experts and provide them with food and drink.

Manetti was about 66 years old. Originally from New Jersey, he served
in the US Marines. He came to California in about 1965. After living
for several years in Oakland, he moved to the remote village of
Guerneville, where he made his living as an agriculturist, growing and
distributing agricultural products to the local communities. Manetti
also worked as an artist, selling his woodcuttings, paintings and
other works of art in San Francisco. He also taught chess to several
promising young players in the Santa Rosa area.

Late in life, Manetti revealed that his real original name was not
Manetti. It was Schumbacher or something similar. In the aftermath of
World War II there had been discrimination against Germans, so either
he or his father had changed his name from a German name to an Italian
name.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Genarosa Manetti, who has made a
name for herself as a philanthropist, for her free donations of feline
animals, and by his three daughters, Diana, age 41, a performing
artist, Barbara, 36, of Guerneville and Xhana, of Windsor, California.

Sam Sloan


[Event "op"]
[Site "Lone Pine"]
[Date "1972.??.??"]
[White "Manetti, Pete"]
[Black "Evans, Larry Melvyn"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A94"]

1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.Bg2 c6 6.O-O Bd6 7.b3 O-O
8.Ba3 Bxa3 9.Nxa3 Nbd7 10.Qc1 Qe7 11.Ne5 Qd6 12.Qb2 g5 13.e3 a5
14.Rac1 Qe7 15.Nc2 Qg7 16.Ne1 Kh8 17.N1d3 g4 18.Nf4 Nxe5 19.dxe5
Ne4 20.Bxe4 fxe4 21.Nh5 Qg6 22.Nf6 Kg7 23.Qa3 Rxf6 24.exf6+ Qxf6
25.Qd6 Qf8 26.Qxf8+ Kxf8 27.Kg2 Bd7 28.h3 gxh3+ 29.Kxh3 Be8 30.f3
exf3 31.Rxf3+ Ke7 32.Rcf1 Bg6 33.g4 a4 34.cxd5 axb3 35.axb3 exd5
36.R3f2 Kd6 37.Kg3 Ra3 38.Rb2 Kc5 39.Rf4 Be4 40.Rf7 Ra7 41.g5 Kb4
42.Kf4 Kc3 43.Rh2 Kxb3 44.Rhxh7 Bxh7 45.Rxh7 Ra1 46.Rxb7+ Kc4
47.g6 Rg1 48.g7 c5 1/2-1/2



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Sam, do you have an obit that you could post ahead of time so that everyone
could debate it while you are still alive and can make changes?


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