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by LizRand
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 37
Views: 10237

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

He was born Alexei and that was Americanized to Alex when he came to the US. I don’t know about the collegiate chess title, but he did like to play chess at fundraisers when I was a child. He would play 12 simultaneous games, new players would fill in when someone lost and at least in my memory he n...
by LizRand
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 37
Views: 10237

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

Oh and I meant to add that Alex was born in Milan so that all fits.
by LizRand
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 37
Views: 10237

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

Hi folks - Nice to know people are interested! Alex’s birthday was December 14 1930 and he died March 11 1999. This Vladimir is my grandfather. I remember hearing the story about the bullet wound which resulted in the loss of a lung. He later died of pneumonia according to my father’s stories, I’m n...
by LizRand
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 37
Views: 10237

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

Hi - I see the last post in this chain was over a year ago, but in case anyone is still interested in my father, I am Alex Bernstein's daughter. His father was Vladimir Bernstein who died young during WWII (Vladimir Bernstein was also a mathematician). When I was young and wanted to look at a few su...