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  1. Subscriberlemondrop
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    10 Nov '15 21:45
    I posted this in the chess only forum awhile back
    might reach a wider audience here
    if you played bobby fischer, you would have a fischer number of one
    if you played someone who played bobby fischer, you would have a fischer number of two and so on
    does anyone have a fischer number of one?
    mine is two
    how about yours?
  2. Subscriberroma45
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    10 Nov '15 22:19
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    I posted this in the chess only forum awhile back
    might reach a wider audience here
    if you played bobby fischer, you would have a fischer number of one
    if you played someone who played bobby fischer, you would have a fischer number of two and so on
    does anyone have a fischer number of one?
    mine is two
    how about yours?
    OTB or online?
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    11 Nov '15 00:04
    I checked that topic on Chess forum but it's been "expired" and now is closed.
    I looked for it, because Tounisisan GM Slim Bouaziz (I thought he was older!) is going to play in Open Malta which starts in a few days.
    I was so certain he had played with Fischer sometimes during sixties, and was looking forward to aquire official No-2.
    I checked it on Chessgames.com, and - pluff! - he never played with Fischer not even in Soussse 1967 or some Olympiad before.
    Damned.
    Time's going only in one direction, we are not getting any younger, there are less and less chances for chessists to acquire No2...
  4. Subscriberlemondrop
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    11 Nov '15 00:37
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    I checked that topic on Chess forum but it's been "expired" and now is closed.
    I looked for it, because Tounisisan GM Slim Bouaziz (I thought he was older!) is going to play in Open Malta which starts in a few days.
    I was so certain he had played with Fischer sometimes during sixties, and was looking forward to aquire official No-2.
    I checked it on C ...[text shortened]... we are not getting any younger, there are less and less chances for chessists to acquire No2...
    true
    My two fischer rating comes from playing gligorich who was giving a simultaneous exhibition
    Svetozar Gligorich had a long time friendship with Fischer and had, I believe, a winning record against Fischer
  5. Subscriberradioactive69
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    11 Nov '15 00:47
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    true
    My two fischer rating comes from playing gligorich who was giving a simultaneous exhibition
    Svetozar Gligorich had a long time friendship with Fischer and had, I believe, a winning record against Fischer
    Did you beat Gligorich?
  6. Subscriberlemondrop
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    11 Nov '15 00:571 edit
    Originally posted by radioactive69
    Did you beat Gligorich?
    of course
    🙄
  7. Subscriberradioactive69
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    11 Nov '15 01:02
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    no
    I had just learned the game
    my father took me to the exhibition
    we both lost
    I think it cost two dollars each to play
    there were about 50 entries
    gligorich lost 3 games
    Yeah.....nice. Did he talk to you or give you any advice? I take it you were only a little whippersnapper when you played him.
  8. Subscriberlemondrop
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    11 Nov '15 01:03
    Originally posted by radioactive69
    Yeah.....nice. Did he talk to you or give you any advice? I take it you were only a little whippersnapper when you played him.
    he shook my hand
  9. Subscriberradioactive69
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    11 Nov '15 01:08
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    he shook my hand
    He beat you in a "Fools Mate"?
  10. Subscriberlemondrop
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    11 Nov '15 01:15
    Originally posted by radioactive69
    He beat you in a "Fools Mate"?
    I don't think I ever got my queen into play
    it was over quickly
    no fools mate
  11. Subscribermoonbus
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    11 Nov '15 05:061 edit
    Anyone who can trace his line to Gligoric links to every world's champion from Steinitz toFischer. Gligoric's career spanned generations: he played Spassky, Petrosian, Smyslov, Botvinnik, Tal, and Euwe; early in his career he played Milan Vidmar, Bogo, and Tartakower, and through them the link goes back to Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, and Steinitz.



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  12. Subscriberradioactive69
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    11 Nov '15 06:02
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Anyone who can trace his line to Gligoric links to every world's champion from Steinitz toFischer. Gligoric's career spanned generations: he played Spassky, Petrosian, Smyslov, Botvinnik, Tal, and Euwe; early in his career he played Milan Vidmar, Bogo, and Tartakower, and through them the link goes back to Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, and Steinitz.



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    Lemondrop is a celebrity !!!
  13. Subscribermoonbus
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    11 Nov '15 10:00
    Originally posted by radioactive69
    Lemondrop is a celebrity !!!
    You mean you've never heard of Morphy vs. the Duke of Brinswack & Count Lemondrop ?
  14. Subscriberroma45
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    11 Nov '15 10:10
    Originally posted by moonbus
    You mean you've never heard of Morphy vs. the Duke of Brinswack & Count Lemondrop ?
    i think you spelt count wrong...

    just joking

    well done lemondrop, do you have a copy of the game?
  15. Subscribersonhouse
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    11 Nov '15 12:26
    I played Larry Evans so I guess that puts me at F2.
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