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Paul Epstein


[photo of Epstein] Paul Epstein is a 48-year-old cab driver from Michigan. He qualifies for this his first WSC on the basis of his high NSA tournament rating.


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Round 1. Epstein faces Rashid Khan, a 31-year-old doctor and top-ranked player from Pakistan.
Epstein lost to Khan 397-361, and is now in 69th place, 0-1 -64.
Round 2. Epstein loses again, to top-rated female American player Lisa Odom, 388-448. He's now in 85th place, 0-2 -124.
Round 3. Epstein loses to Wilma Warwick of Scotland, 421-445, and is now in 89th place, 0-3 -148.
Round 4. Epstein loses yet another game, 372-440 to Sri Lanka's Naween Fernando. He drops to 93rd place, 0-4 -216.
Round 5. Epstein wins his first game against 94th place Johnson Fasuba (Seychelles) 492-237, and jumps to the top of the 1-4 group, the only one with a positive spread, 82nd place, 1-4 +39.
Round 6. Epstein wins his second game against Ishtiaq Chishty of Saudi Arabia, 391-380. He's up to 67 place now, 2-4 +50.
Round 7. Epstein won against Kong Chock Heng (MY) 384-378. Epstein is now #56, with a record of 3-4 +56.
Round 8. Epstein won against Steve Polatnick (US) 522-415. Epstein is now #40, with a record of 4-4 +163.
Round 9. Epstein lost to Ron Tiekert (US) 379-496. Epstein is now #58, with a record of 4-5 +46.
Round 10. Epstein lost to Gareth Williams (WA) 399-420. Epstein is now #65, with a record of 4-6 +25.
Round 11. Epstein won against Jim Nanavati (CA) 394-389. Epstein is now #55, with a record of 5-6 +30.
Round 12. Epstein lost to Lisa Odom (US) 400-414. Epstein is now #65, with a record of 5-7 +16.
Round 13. Epstein won against Bob Lipton (US) 327-308. Epstein is now #55, with a record of 6-7 +35.
Round 14. Epstein won against Kong Chock Heng (MY) 403-368. Epstein is now #47, with a record of 7-7 +70.
Round 15. Epstein won against Arvind Abraham (AE) 449-289. Epstein is now #36, with a record of 8-7 +230.
Round 16. Epstein won against Robert Felt (US) 427-348. Epstein is now #28, with a record of 9-7 +309. Epstein played the bingo HAMArTIA.
Round 17. Epstein won against Kendall Boyd (NZ) 476-449. Epstein is now #22, with a record of 10-7 +336.
Round 18. Epstein won against Odette Rio (PH) 388-356. Epstein is now #16, with a record of 11-7 +368.
Round 19. Epstein lost to David Wiegand (US) 364-501. Epstein is now #26, with a record of 11-8 +231.
Round 20. Epstein lost to Jakkrit Klaphajone (TH) 280-532. Epstein is now #35, with a record of 11-9 -21.
Round 21. Epstein won against Peter Elbourne (MT) 429-385. Epstein is now #29, with a record of 12-9 +23.
Round 22. Epstein won against Gareth Williams (WA) 415-404. Epstein is now #23, with a record of 13-9 +34.
Round 23. Epstein lost to Joel Sherman (US) 479-517. Epstein is now #31, with a record of 13-10 -4.
Round 24. Epstein won against Michael Pray (OM) 405-313. Epstein is now #25, with a record of 14-10 +88.

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