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Monday, February 12, 2007

What Did They Do When They Weren't Playing Chess?

From the archives of Chessville comes an interesting list produced by Bill Wall. It lists the profession(s) of perhaps a couple hundred chess players over the years.

Among some of the findings:
  • Prominent tournament director Carol Jarecki is a pilot.
  • Elliot Winslow gave up serious chess to become a professional backgammon player.
  • Boxers include Arnold Denker (Golden Gloves) and Max Euwe.
  • George Koltanowski was a diamond cutter.
Enjoy the article here.

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