Chief Edwin Compass is long-time friend and the strongest non-tournement player I know bar none! Edwin is the Litmus test for Chess Gym Students advancement to the next level.
Daaim Shabazz author and creator of The Chess Drum, the premier cite for current chess events, articles, games, etc. I would not be coaching, playing or teaching chess were it not for Daaim's hrescue efforts for me and my family during the aftermath of Katrina. Thanks Bro! www.thechessdrum.com
The Brothers from Philly! Pete Rogers, Elvin Wilson, Jeff Johnson, Keith "the Iceman" Thompson and Peter Moss and many other players in Philly I am eternally grateful for having met.