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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Can you recognize this chess player?

Can you recognize this chess player? And, where was this photo taken?

This person has played chess for 50 cents a game at Sixth Avenue, New York, during hard times. He later started playing chess for a dollar a game at an arcade.

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If you still cannot guess then we must tell you that he was also on the cover of Chess Review magazine once and was doing very well in another industry before the Depression of 1929!

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