Thursday, December 03, 2009
Jeff Sarwer, Chess Prodigy Turned Poker Star
Watch EPT 6 Warsaw Day 4: Jeff Sarwer profile on PokerStars.tv
Child chess prodigy Jeff Sarwer (see the film at his official site) is back in the news after finishing third in the 6th season of the European Poker Tour, as discussed in "Chess Prodigy Checkmates EPT" by Martin Derbyshire. See my post "Jeff Sarwer - Josh Waitzkin, National Primary Championship 1986" where I analyzed his famous game (the basis for the concluding scene in Searching for Bobby Fischer).