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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Vintage Chess Video - Chicago Coffee House Chess Talents!

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Hi everyone,

We found this very nice vintage collection of portraits put up as a chess video collage by Matthias Pfau. We don't have the details and would appreciate if someone sent us all the names. However, enjoy the video. Do you play chess in Chicago?

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  • At July 27, 2012 at 7:50 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    very interesting - many are chess players unseen

  • At July 31, 2012 at 11:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    what a nice tribute to so many unknown players of the game. The music fits right in.. very nice

  • At August 1, 2012 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Matthias Pfau said...

    All of the players depicted in the video are amateurs and only two of them received any chess related media coverage in the past. They are the recently deceased Ron Washington, and Tom Murhpy. The fact that all of them are real characters caught in a contemplative moment makes the images work. Their chess qualifications don't matter for the purpose of the video. They hang out in Chicago at the North Ave beach and a Starbucks nearby. My sole intent was to capture the mood of the venues and people that is all. Thanks for noticing the video.


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