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|May-09-18|| ||DanQuigley: That's the game. My submission was just approved then! Abramavicius posted a rare win with the Black pieces in this QGD variation.|
|May-09-18|| ||hemy: I found a game Abramavicius - Aleksander Macht in French newspaper "L'ACTION FRANÇAISE", April 20, 1931, page 4.|
In the final position Macht announced checkmate in 9 moves.
Aleksander Macht (kibitz #18)
This game was played in Lithuanian chess championship, (Kaunas, January 20 - February 8, 1931).
|May-10-18|| ||Telemus: <chessgames.com: S Landau vs L Abramavicius, 1930> That was fast. I would wish my submission were added at a similar rate. |
<Abramavicius games> I have four games and one fragment (with dates and round numbers) from the Lithuanian championship 1948. If anyone is interested, I would submit the games.
|May-10-18|| ||hemy: <Telemus> <I have four games and one fragment (with dates and round numbers) from the Lithuanian championship 1948.>
Among the participants of Lithuanian championship 1948 were S. Disleris, I. Vistaneckis, M. Farber and O. Chacet. All of them are a subjects of my research for the book "Jews in Lithuanian chess history". If you have any games of them, full or fragments, please let me know.|
|May-10-18|| ||Dr Esenville: Grandmaster Evgeni Vasiukov (5.03.1933 - 10.05.2018)|
|May-10-18|| ||Telemus: <hemy> I temporarily opened my forum and posted the games of the Lithuanian Ch 1948.|
|May-10-18|| ||hemy: <Telemus> many thanks. What was the source?|
|May-11-18|| ||Telemus: <hemy: What was the source> A database called Leguan from the year 2006.|
|May-11-18|| ||Telemus: <chessgames.com> Thank you for adding the games!|
Maybe one of the editors likes to add something from the discussion a few days ago to the new player page of Martin Beheim-Schwarzbach.
|May-11-18|| ||Stonehenge: OK, I have written a few sentences.|
|May-11-18|| ||Stonehenge: More can be/should be added, but stuff like this isn't really my cup of tea.|
|May-11-18|| ||hemy: <Telemus> Many of the games you shared are great addition to the book. The 2nd edition's draft is ready, but still can be updated.
Eugenijus Paleckis will translate those games notation to Lithuanian language. He is writing the book, I'm making the research and Boris Rositsan is working on funding of the book printing.
We are volunteering on this project from 2008, 1st edition was published in 2015.|
|May-11-18|| ||Retireborn: "Chess Marches On" arrived today - smells a little musty but otherwise in Fine condition. I'm delighted with it!|
|May-11-18|| ||Retireborn: Not surprisingly, Fine has a few things to say about the "Boche" and refers to Hitler as the "Furore" - a witticism I have not seen before, but I hope to pass it off as my own.|
|May-11-18|| ||Paint My Dragon: <Retireborn> Excellent. Even better is his follow up - <The World's A Chessboard>. Basically, more of the same ... and a hundred pages longer.|
Ah, those were the days ... when Bronstein was a promising newcomer and the champion of Spain was a 14 year old lad. Even the Nazis couldn't put a dampener on our beloved game!
|May-12-18|| ||Retireborn: <PmD> Thanks. Is anything known about the occasion(s) of games 39 (Tarta-Golombek) and 41 (Alexander-Mieses)?|
I'm wondering if the L.Alexander of the latter was actually Hugh Alexander, and the games are from the same event.
|May-12-18|| ||Paint My Dragon: <Retireborn> I don't have any knowledge of a London Tournament in 1941, but if it was armed services, then probably you'd need to consult the magazines or newspapers of the time. Certainly, Di Felice and Feenstra Kuiper have no record of it.|
Regarding Alexander, this is most likely <Frederick Forrest Lawrie Alexander>, who lived in London and possibly used Lawrie as his chosen name. <Hugh> would have been close to his prime, almost grandmaster standard in 1941, whereas Mieses, at 76, some way past his peak. If he'd beaten Hugh, then Fine would have made more of it, I'm sure.
|May-12-18|| ||Retireborn: <PmD> Thanks again. Must admit I'd never previously heard of Lawrie Alexander.|
Fine's writing is mostly on the dry side, but he's amusing when commenting on Alexander's 15th move; "Despite seven years of intensive study I can find no reasonable explanation for this move."
|May-13-18|| ||Paint My Dragon: I can't think of Mieses without recalling the classic:|
<When he was 84, and defeated the 86 year old Dirk Van Foreest, he exclaimed afterwards "Youth has triumphed!">
I do hope that isn't just an apocryphal tale.
|May-13-18|| ||Paint My Dragon: ... And the occasion where the hotel receptionist said: ‘Greetings Mister M-a-ises!’, and he replied ‘I am not Mister M-a-ises, I am Meister M-i-ses!!’ ” |
That's a play on words worthy of The Two Ronnies.
|May-13-18|| ||takchess: Can I submit games from " A Legend on the Road ,Bobby Fischer's 1964 Simul Tour" by John Donaldson to Chessgames.com ? Those games not presently found here.|
|May-13-18|| ||MissScarlett: Which games are those?|
|May-13-18|| ||takchess: @MissScarlett I thought I found a few and they may be more a mistake in my searching technique than in the database. I will check out further.|
|May-13-18|| ||MissScarlett: I uploaded about 60 of them awhile back from the latest edition. Let me know if I missed any.|
|May-14-18|| ||zanzibar: Here's an attempt to document an important, almost essential, tool set for biographers:|
I assume some are familiar with these techniques, but if you're not, and you want to work with foreign language sources...
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PS - I know I'm a bit behind in replying to both posts and correspondence, so apologies to all... I'll try to catch up.
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