Belgian given birth to American chess participant most widely known for the headlining building chess he played while blindfolded. He started taking chess significantly at age 14 and quit a fledgling profession as a gemstone cutter to try out full-time. He performed an archive 56 chess fits blindfolded and he was honored the International Professional name in 1950 when the name was initially officially set up by FIDE. He discovered chess from his dad and old brothers. He competed against Canadian professional Daniel Yanofsky.