|WCGM Fischer, IA Bill Goichberg|
Though I wasn't around at the time, I heard that during Finkelstein's administration, the club almost exchanged the building for that of a nearby synagogue. The latter had only one floor, no tenants, and hardly any place to put tenants. I think this would have been a serious mistake because tenants subsidize the upkeep of the premises.
|Conservative Synagogue of Fifth Avenue|
Doug Bellizzi became the Night Manager, and there was at least some activity with the rapids.
It was during this time that Zilber was playing in the rapids. He was a bit smelly, but a terrific speed player. Even though both of the games in Tal's book were his losses, he beat Tal twice.
|NM Peter Winston|
Around that time, I decided to stay away from chess and concentrate on my education. But in a few years I would get involved in the World Computer Chess Championship, the Baruch College Chess Team, and the Manhattan Chess Club.