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  1. 19 Sep '09 13:54
    I just finished reading " The Chess Artist". Does anyone know of Glenn Umstead , and whatever became of him? Just curious.
  2. 19 Sep '09 14:31
    Originally posted by dirtysniper
    I just finished reading " The Chess Artist". Does anyone know of Glenn Umstead , and whatever became of him? Just curious.
    I don't know the guy, but his most recent tournament appearance was in the 2008 World Open in Philadelphia, according to USCF information.
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    19 Sep '09 23:10
    I knew Glenn Umstead when he was an expert (US ELO 2100) back in my home state of Virginia in the late 80's and early 90's. I was a lowly 1300-1400 player just starting out in tournaments when I was in College, and he was just a really nice guy. He would play anyone at the club, and really loved to play speed chess. I haven't seen him in years, and I would love to hear good news about him myself.

    Paul Leggett
  4. 20 Sep '09 16:02
    I played him once. It was the last round of the 1993 National Chess Congress, Under 2200 Section. Prior to the game, we each had a score of 3.5-1.5. He won the game and his score of 4.5-1.5 was good enough to finish in the cash. We analyzed the game afterwards and I do not recall him being particularly friendly or unfriendly.

    I just looked up his rating on the USCF website.
    Regular = 2068 Quick = 2114
  5. 20 Sep '09 17:01
    Originally posted by dirtysniper
    I just finished reading " The Chess Artist". Does anyone know of Glenn Umstead , and whatever became of him? Just curious.
    was this a good book? would you recommend it?
  6. 23 Sep '09 02:39
    For those that have not read "The Chess Artist" , very interesting. I recommend it.