My Morphy Number

January 5, 2016 at 4:43 am 2 comments

For details on the Morphy Number see, for instance, the wiki page.

Mine is 4. I’ve played Frank Sulik. Sulik was one of Australia’s top players for many years, but rarely played at national level. He dominated chess in Adelaide. Before WWII he played for Poland in two Olympiads both of which saw Poland come second. After WWII he emigrated to Australia, like many Baltic players at that time.

Sulik played Tartakover, who is a 2.


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  • 1. Ben Thompson  |  July 19, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Mine’s a 5, which I reckon is not too shabby for someone who barely played

    I played Darryl Johansen (in a speed simultaneous thing when I was a kid – he generously let me off with a draw), who played Borislav Ivkov, who played Tartakower.

    Perhaps even more ridiculous is that I have an Erdos number of 3. I published a few papers with my dad, who published with Mark Kac (who published with Erdos).

    • 2. cathyc  |  July 29, 2016 at 5:24 am

      I have bad news for you, Ben. Simuls don’t count. But Manny is super jealous of your Erdos number.


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