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  1. 09 Aug '08 02:47
    Hi Fat Lady - the 'Blonde Bomshell', your nickname for Jack Rudd.
    Well he needs a new name.

    http://chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=286
  2. 09 Aug '08 23:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Fat Lady - the 'Blonde Bomshell', your nickname for Jack Rudd.
    Well he needs a new name.

    http://chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=286
    I'm still trying to think of one.

    Whilst Googling Jack Rudd I noticed he was eligible for the Disabled Prix. Does anyone know the nature of his disability?

    (By the way, it was "Blond", not "Blonde", as he is male).
  3. 09 Aug '08 23:27
    I have been told he has asbergers syndrome, although I am not exactly sure of the spelling.
  4. 09 Aug '08 23:56
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    I have been told he has asbergers syndrome, although I am not exactly sure of the spelling.
    Asperger Syndrome.

    I thought all chess players rated over 2000 have that.
  5. 10 Aug '08 00:05 / 2 edits
    I'm surprised there aren't more disabled chess players around, especially physically disabled ones, as it's something where they can take on able bodied people on equal terms.

    Off hand I can only think of the American player Michael Aigner:
    http://www.fpawn.com/

    I used to play chess with a very short sighted person. He came to the club very excited once because he'd just had an eye test and his sight had deteriorated to the extent that he qualified as a blind player and so could enter the British blind players' championship. From his reaction you'd have thought he'd won the pools!
  6. 10 Aug '08 00:09
    It is like Colin Crouch - he plays for the Braille 4ncl team now but doesnt seem too blind to me. Neither does their coach, Tyson Mordue, who is rated 2300.
  7. 10 Aug '08 00:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    It is like Colin Crouch - he plays for the Braille 4ncl team now but doesnt seem too blind to me. Neither does their coach, Tyson Mordue, who is rated 2300.
    I think Colin had a stroke a few years ago. He's definitely partially sighted now, though obviously not blind.

    I've heard Jonathan Speelman is very short sighted now. A year or so ago he played a simul in Oxford and lost one game because he checkmated his opponent's queen after mistaking it for his king!
  8. 10 Aug '08 02:15
    I used to help organise the Blind Champion in Edinburgh.

    There was always a crowd of guys up from England.
    I took them to Bells one night and they sat drinking excellent beer
    and going over games in their heads. Brilliant.

    Derek Hayes (who later won the Brain of Britain) and Steve Eastwick
    are just two of them I can remember now (it was 1980).

    Was in Bells tonight - it's crawling with celebs up for the festival.

    Spent an afternoon with Speelman once at the Edinburgh Chess Club.
    We really do look alike.
    I asked him how to improve (about 1980 again when I was ultra keen).

    He said before any important game get a good nights sleep.
  9. Standard member eldragonfly
    leperchaun messiah
    13 Aug '08 21:51
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    I'm surprised there aren't more disabled chess players around, especially physically disabled ones, as it's something where they can take on able bodied people on equal terms.

    Off hand I can only think of the American player Michael Aigner:
    http://www.fpawn.com/
    i know mike, didn't know he had a webpage thanks.