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to see a list of the businesses that help to sponsor all of
my chess efforts.
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for many more pictures
of myself and my children.
(There are also a few pictures of my wife, Julie - click here
- for her story.)
recently revealed photograph of Bobby Fischer.
nice user (maybe fan?) recently sent me this in an e-mail. I passed this along
to a few friends, they say both the pic and the autograph are genuine.
Apparently, these items ARE for sale ... IF the price is right! Please contact
this person, the pertinent information can be found just below.
of Fischer poloroid: William J. Hopkins 2129 N. Josey Lane
/ Carrollton, Texas 75006
Phone: 972-898-2668 Fax: 972-428-5001
you are interested, you can see the original documents that he sent me, all I
did was to rename them, (for organizational reasons).
wife of 12 of the best years of my life, (Julie Ann Goldsby); lost her battle
with cancer on January 13th, 2008. Her spirit and her soul went to heaven,
however, her physical body was interred at the Barrancas
National Cemetary on the U.S. Naval Air Station on Pensacola, FL. If you
want to read her story or see a picture of her, then please click here.
(or here) to go to the website for Cowderoy Graphics.
They have lots of graphics and many
to go to the web page of Photographer Jerry Bibuld.
He has many
nice photo's also.
(Jerry's work has been featured in many chess magazines,
Chess," and "Chess
(left) A (cropped) picture of
me taken around Easter, 2008. | (right) A surreal
picture that I took with my cell phone.
(I am not as near as old as this
particular picture makes me look! I am going bald, this is why I usually wear a
hat!!!) ||| Its noteworthy only because of the poor - almost baroque
August 12th, 2006.
I won the 2006 "Gulf Coast Quick Chess
Championship." (This event was played in Mobile, AL) I only gave up one draw - to Joe Jurjevich,
(and won all my other games); here is my trophy. (This
event was NOT USCF rated. Naturally, I would have preferred that it was rated,
especially now that I won! Hee, hee, hee.) But it
was fun to play in a tournament again, I have been fairly inactive the last few
years. (Not by choice!)
I won the Birmingham Challenge on March 17th,
2012. Above is a picture of Ceasar handing me the trophy.
A professionally made photo of me.
(A.J. Goldsby I)
A picture of me at a chess tournament.
(Thanks to Mr.
Harvey Lerman & "floridaChess"
for this picture.)
this page, I will try to get as many photographs as possible.
Pics, not just of me, but players through-out the South.
Here is a page I borrowed from the PCC's web site.
(The quotes are as exactly appeared on the PCC web-page.
My comments, outside the
quotes, are underneath.)
"The Pensacola Quarterly Tournament"
Quarterly, May 5th thru the 7th. Year = 2000?)
"A.J. Goldsby I, the tournament winner, plays Rick Frye to a draw in the last round."
Rick played the dreaded Trompowski's Attack. I was fortunate to
(I am the guy [The Good-Looking one!!], in the black baseball
cap, in the background of the above photograph.)
"Steve Muhammed makes an appearance by traveling from
Atlanta, GA; to take part in the tournament, adding to the excitement of the tournament
(You can barely see Steve ... He's on the right. Mark Liatti
is on the left. The quality of the photograph is a little low. Steve is one of the South's
most formidable home-grown players. Steve defeated GM A. Goldin at the World Open in
1999.) Rick Frye and I are playing in the background.
"The youngest tournament player on
the left, begins the
last round ...
a little late."
(Paul Woody on the left, plays David Yarbor on
Both are my students!!!)
The game ended in a draw.
(I can't identify the two gentleman in the
background of the
"Jason, on the left, was the scholastic
winner in the competition."
(I don't know who the arm [of Jason's opponent] belongs to!)
Jason Parker is an extremely talented young player. He is a
member of the Pensacola Chess Club, and his future looks bright in chess.
"Bart makes a move against Mike.
Look out for a phalanx of tactics!"
Heikimian is one of the club's stalwart players. He also
speaks fluent French!!
Mike Thornton was the club Secretary and the one of the
leading persons in his own successful CPA firm. Visit his company's web site at
My friend Mike Thornton, sent me this
cartoon in an e-mail and
called it, "A.J. works out a chess problem in the bathroom..."
"Results to be posted
I won the event with 4.5
out of 5. I defeated three very strong players, including
Moshe Khatena and Stephen Muhammed. Jason Parker scoring a perfect 5-0,
torched his section.
(I will post a complete tournament
(Thanks to the Pensacola Chess Club for this page and
these photo's. Visit this site by clicking here.)
Later on this page, I
will have more photo's and lots more stories about
the tournaments I play in, and other
local tournaments also.
Here is a nice photo of me playing in a tournament in
am the person on the right. I am deep in thought, pondering my move. I won this
tournament with a 4-0 score. The name of the tournament was the "Old Master's
Open," and it was played in Jan. 2000.)
to Leo Cabana and the FSU web-site
for this photo.]
The picture below shows Vladmir Kramnik, (2770); on the left;
Garry Kasparov, (2849); on the right. The picture was taken just before
game # 4.
(From the "Brain Games" Chess World Championship.)
(Thanks to the L.C.C. and "Sports <dot> com," for this
Kasparov and Kramnik before the 15th game. Nov. 2nd, 2000.
my photo, but a really fine one of the city at night ... and a beautiful
one to gaze at.
truly beautiful sunset.)
is a screen shot that my daughter took of the "Halo: Reach"
(The character - Emile - states: "It's been an honor,
On March 4th, (and 5th) 2015, my daughter's cat (Tyet) had six
kittens. (Tristan, Akane,* Nephthys,* Shotgun,* Raphael and Netjeri.)
Unfortunately, three died, (April 2nd-5th); see my FaceBook page
for more details.
In case my daughters ever wanted it, I wanted a permanent record of the picture
(and the event) on the Internet - especially here, on my website. (Click here
to see a YT video of the remaining three kittens.)
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