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Old June 21st 05, 09:34 PM
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Here is a short list of famous chess masters I beat in rated
tournament games when they were kids:

Sal Matera (twice)
Bruce Pandolfini
Paul Truong
Eugene Meyer
Dimitry Schneider
George Kane
Steve Tarin
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Old June 21st 05, 09:42 PM
 
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Steve Tarin? I don't keep up with all the latest, but that name has no
ring of fame....

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Steve Tarin? I don't keep up with all the latest, but that name has no
ring of fame....

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Old June 21st 05, 10:43 PM
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Sam Sloan wrote:
Here is a short list of famous chess masters I beat in rated
tournament games when they were kids:


More in our continuing series of fascinating Sloan games:

Garcia-Sloan, World Open, Philadelphia, 1989

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 The Berlin Defence. No doubt Kramnik was
inspired to use it against Kasparov in their 2000 World Championship
match by Sloan's pioneering effort here. 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Be7 6.Qe2
Nd6 7.Bxc6 bxc6 8.dxe5 Nb7 9.Nc3 Nc5 10.Rd1 O-O 11.Nd4 Qe8 12.Nf5 f6
13.Qg4 Ne6 14.Bh6 Rf7 15.Rd3 fxe5 White has a bit of an attack, but
Black's defensive resources look adequate, and now he has an extra
pawn. 16.Rg3 d6 17.Qh5 Nf4?? An amazing blunder. With 17...Bf8 Black
could have held. 18.Rxg7+ Kh8 19.Qxf7 Bxf5 20.Rxh7+ 1-0.

Sloan-Wisener, World Open Action Quad, Philadelphia, 1989

1.g4 h6 2.Bg2 d5 3.d3 Bxg4 4.c4 e6 5.Qb3 Qc8 6.cxd5 c6 7.dxe6 Bxe6
8.Qa4 Nf6 9.Nc3 Be7 10.Nf3 Nbd7 11.Rg1 Nb6 12.Qc2 Nfd5 13.Bh1 Rg8
14.Bd2 (14.Bxh6!? wins a pawn, but maybe it's better not to open the
h-file.) 14...Qc7 15.Rc1 Nb4 16.Qb1 Rd8 17.a3 N4d5 18.Nb5 Qb8 19.Nbd4
Bc8 20.b4 (A good idea, increasing pressure on the c-file.) 20...a6
21.e4 Nf4 22.e5 Nbd5 23.Rc4 Kf8?! (better 23...Ng6) 24.Nxc6! Nxd3?
(Better 24.bxc6 25.Bxf4 Nxf4 26.Rxf4 g5, when Black probably stands
better.) 25.Qxd3 bxc6 Now with 26.Qh7! White would be in good shape.
Instead ... 26.Rxc6?? Nxb4! 0-1

Lehman-Sloan, Foster City 1996

This one may not be an actual Sloan loss, judging by the final
position, but he certainly blew a won game around moves 22-27.

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.d4 d5
8.Bd3 Bg4 9.Bxf4 Nc6 10.Nb5 O-O 11.Bxc7 Qd7 12.Be5 Nxe5 13.dxe5 Ne4
14.Nd6? Gives up a pawn for little or nothing. 14...Nxd6 15.exd6 Qxd6
16.Qd2 Bf6 17.c3 d4 18.Kh1 Rfd8 19.Ng5?? (better Rad1) 19...dxc3
20.Bxh7+ Kf8 21.Qf2 cxb2 22.Rab1? (better 22.Rae1) 22...Qd5? Missing a
chance to win immediately by 22...Qd4!. Now Black drifts from OK to bad
to worse. 23.Ne4 Bd4 24.Qg3 Qh5?! (better ...Be6) 25.Qa3+! Ke8 26.Rbe1
Be6 27.Bf5 Be5? (27...b1Q! 28.Rxb1 Be6 and Black is equal or better,
but now he is lost.) 28.Ng3 Bxg3 29.Qxg3 Qh6? (There was a bit more
hope in 29...b1Q 30.Bxb1 Kd7.) 30.Rxe6+! fxe6 31.Bg6+ Kd7 32.Rf7+ Kc6
33.Qc7+ Kb5 34.Qxb7+ (34.a4+! Kxa4 Qc4+ and mate soon) 34...Kc5 35.Rc7+
Kd4 36.Qxb2+ Ke3 37.Rc3+ Kf4 38.Qb4+ Ke5 39.Qe4+ Ke7 40.Qd4+? Mate
could have been forced by 40.Rc6+ etc. Now actually Black is better.
40...Ke7 41.Rc7+ Kf8 42.Qf2+ Kg8 and the database says 1-0 here, though
Black is not lost on the board.

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Old June 22nd 05, 12:28 AM
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I want to add that the first player I ever beat who became a chess
master was David Steele.

http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlTnmtHst.php?10207380

I beat him in the North Carolina 30-30 in Raleigh in 1957 or 1958 when
I was 12 or 13 years old. He was a year or two older than me, I
believe.

It was an amazingly bad game. I was black. He moved his knoght to b5
and then to c7, forking my king and rook, winning my rook.

I then did the same thing to him. I moved my knight to b4 and c2,
forking his king and rook, winning his rook. I eventually checkmated
him.

In spite of this, he was a much stronger player than I was. He later
beat me two games that I can remember.

I did not include him in my list of famous chess masters I defeated
because he was not famous.

Another game I won in the same tournament was I defeated Miss Gilham
MacMahon, who later married Dr. Norman Hornstein and played postal
chess as Gilham Hornstein, becoming one of the top female postal
players in the country (but her husband was obviously making the
moves), This is one of the "masters" that Taylor Kingston so proudly
proclaims that he defeated in postal chess.

My game against Gillham MacMahon was noteworthy because after she lost
to me she went out in the hallway and cried like a baby. For years
after, my father talked about how all the male chess players gathered
around her and told her not to feel bad about losing because of how
good I was.

Sam Sloan


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Old June 22nd 05, 12:40 AM
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Sam Sloan wrote:
Another game I won in the same tournament was I defeated Miss Gilham
MacMahon, who later married Dr. Norman Hornstein and played postal
chess as Gilham Hornstein, becoming one of the top female postal
players in the country (but her husband was obviously making the
moves), This is one of the "masters" that Taylor Kingston so proudly
proclaims that he defeated in postal chess.


Wrong as usual, Sam. I played Norman Hornstein, not Gilham, in the
1981 Golden Knights Finals 1981, and the game was a draw.

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Old June 22nd 05, 02:01 AM
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On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 00:44:06 GMT, (Frisco Del
Rosario) wrote:

In article ,
wrote:

Here is a short list of famous chess masters I beat in rated
tournament games when they were kids:


When Laura Ross makes master, Sam is going to make a serious mess of this list.

--
Frisco Del Rosario
A First Book of Morphy --
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1412039061


I never beat Laura Ross a tournament game.

I did once give her odds of queen, knight AND bishop in a teaching
friendly game when she was about six years old in 1994 and beat her. I
lost several other games to her at the same odds and finally decided
that she was too good for those odds.

I beat Jeffrey Sarwer (famous for being depicted as the losing
finalist in the movie "Searching for Boibby Fischer") in a tournament
game, but he never made master.

I just remembered that I beat Louis Cohen who I believe did make
master before he quit chess, but when I beat him he was not really a
kid any more and he was rated about 2160.

Sam Sloan
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Old June 22nd 05, 02:19 AM
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Sam Sloan wrote:
On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 00:44:06 GMT, (Frisco Del
Rosario) wrote:

In article ,
wrote:

Here is a short list of famous chess masters I beat in rated
tournament games when they were kids:


When Laura Ross makes master, Sam is going to make a serious mess of this list.

--
Frisco Del Rosario
A First Book of Morphy --
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1412039061


I never beat Laura Ross a tournament game.

I did once give her odds of queen, knight AND bishop in a teaching
friendly game when she was about six years old in 1994 and beat her.


OH MY GOD!!

You're the MAN, Sloan! Beating a six-year old at queen, knight and
bishop odds??! My God....I can't believe you're not in contention for
the world championship.

MN

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Old June 22nd 05, 02:20 AM
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how many times did you beat Jeroen Meat?


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