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Old August 19th 05, 06:05 PM
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I have just created a Wikipedia page about Raymond Weinstein. If
anybody has any additional information, they are welcome to post it at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Weinstein

Raymond Weinstein
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Raymond A. Weinstein was born on April 25, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York.
He won the 1958 US Junior Chess Championship in Homestead, Florida.
Weinstein played a total of five times in the US Chess Championship.
Weinstein was on the US Team that won the 1960 World Student Team
Championship in Leningrad, USSR, the only time the US Team has ever
won that title. Weinstein played on the US Team in the 1960 World
Chess Olympiad in Leipzig, East Germany.

Weinstein is an International Master recognized by FIDE, the World
Chess Federation. Weinstein defeated at one time or another every top
US chess player, including Samuel Reshevsky and Pal Benko, except that
he never defeated Bobby Fischer, although he drew Fischer several
times. Weinstein is a life member of the United States Chess
Federation.

Unfortunately, in about 1965 Weinstein developed schizophrenia and
went completely crazy. He was reportedly arrested for assault in the
Netherlands and deported to the US. There, he was detained in a
half-way house. He reportedly murdered one of the other inmates in the
halfway house. Weinstein was deemed too insane to stand trial, so he
was locked up in an insane asylum, the Kirby Forensic Psychiatric
Center on Manhattan's Ward's Island, where he remains to this day, 40
years later.

The greatest achievement of Raymond Weinstein came in the 1960-1961 US
Championship. There, Weinstein finished third behind Bobby Fischer and
William Lombardy. As this was a zonal year, this result qualified
Weinstein to play in the World Interzonal tournament. This result also
gave Weinstein the automatic International Master title. Weinstein
defeated Lombardy, Reshevsky, Arthur Bisguier and Robert Byrne in this
tournament. The results of this tournament were Fischer 9-2, Lombardy
7-4, Raymond Weinstein 6 1/2 - 4 1/2, Bisguier, Reshevsky, James
Sherwin and Charles Kalme 6-5, Benko, Hans Berliner, Robert Byrne and
Anthony Saidy 4 1/2 - 6 1/2, Herbert Seidman 2 1/2 - 8 1/2.

Chess players have not forgotten Raymond Weinstein, even though he has
been absent from the scene for 40 years. He regularly receives a few
votes in the annual elections for Executive Board of the United States
Chess Federation. Supporters say that, if elected, Raymond Weinstein
will clean up the USCF.

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Old August 20th 05, 12:47 AM
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"Sam Sloan" Supporters say that, if elected, Raymond Weinstein will clean
up the USCF.


The Weinstein/Sloan slate!!! What a Dynamic Duo! After 40 years, I bet
Weinstein could get out for Chess conventions. Too bad he has been neglected
for so long. I bet nobody has tried to help him in many years. That guy
should be released.


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Old August 20th 05, 01:52 AM
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"Semge Halsen" wrote in message
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"Sam Sloan" Supporters say that, if elected, Raymond Weinstein will clean
up the USCF.


The Weinstein/Sloan slate!!! What a Dynamic Duo! After 40 years, I bet
Weinstein could get out for Chess conventions. Too bad he has been

neglected
for so long. I bet nobody has tried to help him in many years. That guy
should be released.


Sam Sloan has visited him sometime in the past few years. You're being
unfair.
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Old August 20th 05, 03:48 AM
 
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Was it Weinstein who murdered Abe Turner?

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No, Raymond Weinstein did not kill Abe Turner in 1962. It was a
co-worker at Chess Review named Theodore Smith discharged from the Army
for mental reasons and released from an asylum in 1959.

See Turner Style

http://wcn.tentonhammer.com/modules....rder=0&thold=0



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Old August 20th 05, 05:18 AM
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"ian burton" Sam Sloan has visited him sometime in the past few years.
You're being
unfair.
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After 40 years, that guy should be released. If he was an apparently
brilliant person, why haven't they cured him in 40 years? That is a very
long time to spend in prison/mental hospital compared to the most
cold-blooded killers, who typically get a 25 year (Life) sentence per
murder.

Not that I am saying Weinstein did not deserve a long prison sentence, but
40 years is way more than anyone else gets for the same type of crime.
Someone needs to get Weinstein a lawyer. Where is his family?


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No, Raymond Weinstein did not kill Abe Turner in 1962. It was a
co-worker at Chess Review named Theodore Smith discharged from the Army
for mental reasons and released from an asylum in 1959.


So Jerry Bibuld changed his name, then?


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See Turner Style

That was the Evans reporting style I grew up with, great stuff, thanks
for the link, Larry.

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