LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old July 2nd 08, 05:17 PM posted to,,alt.chess,soc.culture.baltics
external usenet poster
First recorded activity by ChessBanter: May 2006
Posts: 14,870
Default Israel Zilber

Israel Zilber is famous for winning the chess championship of Latvia
in 1958, for beating future World Chess Champion Mikhail Tal in a
tournament game and for playing Josh Waitzkin in Washington Square
Park in the book and movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer".

Every assumes that Zilber must be dead since he has not been seen
since the late 1980s.

I just did a search and Zilber is not listed in the Social Security
Death Index, unless his chess biographies have his birth year of 1933
wrong. I think that it is quite likely that he is still alive, but
just locked up in a lunatic asylum somewhere.

Does anybody know? Can we resurrect him and bring him in as an unrated
player for the World Open?

Sam Sloan
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anti-Semitism on FICS (Free Internet Chess Server) Israel Silverman (Computer Chess) 55 March 29th 08 01:39 PM
Anti-Semitism on FICS (Free Internet Chess Server) Israel Silverman (Chess General) 55 March 29th 08 01:39 PM
U.S.-Israel Out of Lebanon and Gaza! - Editorial from The Organizer Newspaper (Summer 2006) wen.kroy (Chess Politics) 0 July 20th 06 06:17 AM
Lipnowski v Basman (Israel early 1980s). Game sought Tim_Gluckman (Chess Analysis) 1 December 16th 05 07:20 PM
Reply to Affidavit of Leroy Dubeck Sam Sloan alt.chess (Alternative Chess Group) 26 March 29th 05 04:44 PM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 ChessBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.

About Us

"It's about Chess"


Copyright © 2017