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Default A Defeat Which Could Not Be Forgotten

On Monday, February 20, 2017 at 8:47:42 PM UTC-5, raylopez99 wrote:
On Monday, January 9, 2017 at 2:53:25 PM UTC-5, wrote:

Mark told me he pitied the young Russian player's chess experience — there you are, best player in some regional capital, and have won your ticket to Moscow or Petersburg — but how brittle or vulnerable thereafter, he said, is such a life, such as if you do not succeed. He himself could fall back on his music.

Cordially, Phil


It doesn't hurt that GM Mark T. had something like seven wives


4

and lived until his 90s if memory serves, died a short while ago.


At age 90. He was among the world's top 20 players in the quarter century from 1946 to 1971, and there were not nor are many of those.


RL

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