"He was 70 when he appeared on the cover of The Chessmaster 2000, and that same image was used on Chessmaster games for the next 16 years. A professional actor to the very end, Hare passed away in 1997, not in a hospital but on stage, during a rehearsal at Manhattan's famous Actor's Studio"
Jeff Sarwer was the intimidating 8-year-old chess prodigy who drew against Josh Waitzkin to share a US Junior Chess championship title (the basis for the dramatic finale in the film "Searching for Bobby Fischer"). He's a professional poker player now.
There’s something hypnotizing about watching a guy known as “the Mozart of chess”—a player who is quantifiably better than Bobby Fischer—taking a big gulp of beer, announcing his position as “completely winning,” then singing along to Dr. Dre saying “motherfuck the police” while coasting into another quick checkmate.