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Video of Natl. Master Lou Mercuri on Billiards Cafe CC Facebook
NM Lou Mercuri analyzes his win vs. FM John Curdo, 1982 New Hampshire Open, & win vs. Anatoly Karpov, Harvard simul, Feb. 1990

Tournament Details Revised: 3/15/2021 11:41:10 AM
General Information
Event Organizer: Billiards Cafe Chess Club  
Event Location: Online via Zoom, MA   [ Directions ]
Event Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Rounds Time: ZOOM program presented on Sunday, March 14
Inquiry: michaeldavid329@gmail.com   
Event Webpage: facebook.com/Billiards-Cafe-Chess-Club-110639830510138/
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Membership Requirement: none
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: "Virtual Cafe" Reviewing some of NM Lou Mercuri's games, including win vs. former world champion Anatoly Karpov
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • Produced by the Billiards Cafe Chess Club in Ayer,Mass.
  • Nartional master Lou Mercuri presented two games: his win vs. FM John Curdo from the 1982 New Hampshire Open in Laconia,
  • and his win vs. former world champion Anatoly Karpov, from the February 3, 1990 simul at Harvard Univeristy,
  • where Lou was the only winner in the 43-board simul, in which Karpov won 36 games and drew 6.
  • Lou Mercuri is a national master and a longtime teacher of chess.
  • He has run chess training camps for scholastic players for many years.
  • The World Chess Federation awarded him the title of FIDE Trainer at the 37th Chess Olympiad in Turin, Italy in May 2006.
  • Lou has defeated three world champions in chess: Karpov, Bill Robertie (world backgammon champion) and Dan Harrington (world poker champion)
  • Lou won the 2004 Massachusetts Open Speed Championship in Marlborough.

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