[FRIAM] Chess and Horses

barry.mackichan at mackichan.com barry.mackichan at mackichan.com
Fri Jun 1 18:34:30 EDT 2018

Well done, runner, horse, and canter, all brought together in a short paragraph even if none is a propos the others.

BTW, Andy Beyer, the author was a classmate, but I didn’t know him well.


On Jun 1, 2018, 5:51 PM -0400, Frank Wimberly <wimberly3 at gmail.com>, wrote:
> Nothing has appeared here for awhile as far as I know.
> This morning at "physical" Friam I mentioned that in 1967 a research organization that I worked for hired a young guy as a "runner".  He carried boxes of cards and printer output between our offices and the University of Pittsburgh computer center.  In the meantime, he was a chess master and could beat everyone in the office simultaneously while blindfolded.  His father was Cantor, apropos of nothing.  Here is a link I found:
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1979/02/01/chess-player-wins-horse-on-first-trygame-player-lowers-odds/e8a02f9b-bf2f-4194-913e-b8e582908aff/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.4e7c416473b8
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