Tony Horowitz on Ray Charles and chess

September 21, 2010

Trumpeter Tony Horowitz, one of those portrayed playing chess with Ray Charles, wrote in to compliment Charles on his chess acumen, and acumen at life in general.  Take a look again at Ray Charles and Tony Horowitz playing Chess Games of the Rich and Famous.


Chess games of the rich and famous: Ray Charles and Tony Horowitz

October 10, 2009

Ray Charles plays chess with trumpeter Tony Horowitz.  Undated photo, from Tony Horowitz

Ray Charles plays chess with trumpeter Tony Horowitz. Circa 1973, photo from Tony Horowitz

One more indication of the extreme genius of Ray Charles.  How does a blind person play chess?  Very well, it appears.

Tip of the old scrub brush for inspiration to Grandmaster Raymond Keene and Bishop Berkeley. They also call our attention to this photo — on a school bus?

Ray Charles and chess board - Life Magazine photo

Ray Charles and chess board - Life Magazine photo


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