Thursday, February 21, 2008

Perelshteyn Interview on USATE 2008

GM Eugene Perelshteyn, who played Board #2 on the winning GGGg team at this year's US Amateur Team East, is interviewed at Chris Bird's Boston Blitz blog -- see "Blitz Player on Winning Team at USATE." Besides showing his nice win over Teddy Coleman, Perelshteyn says of his team's victory: "If someone thinks this win is a walk in the park, they should think again. I believe that playing with so much pressure on the top boards, needing to win in every round, is not easy. Particularly if we face a team with a GM or IM on board one. I commend Izoria for his tough wins against Schneider and Lapshun."

The final wall chart from the tournament is available from the NJSCF website.


L. Walters said...

Dear Michael:

You posted a photograph of Bobby Fischer playing chess with Fidel Castro (I believe the posting was a number of years ago, but I may be mistaken). May I obtain a copy of that photograph from you? Of course, I would compensate you in advance for any and all costs. I apologize that this "comment" is non-responsive to today's post; however, I do not know how else to contact you. I appreciate your time and consideration. Please feel free to e-mail me at, to let me know whether or not it’s available. Also, feel free to shun me for being a nuisance. :)

Very truly yours,


Michael Goeller said...

The photo is not mine. It appeared in the 1966 or 1967 Chess Review, which I was able to borrow and scan. Yes, the end of both Castro and Fischer coming so close together is interesting.