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|Oct-11-04|| ||tpstar: <mack> Presumably you're just counting simuls against pure amateurs, otherwise this one would be notable = Kasparov vs Adams, 1988 |
|Oct-11-04|| ||Giancarlo: Was ferocious beast in the simul? :-) |
|Oct-11-04|| ||aw1988: LOL Giancarlo. |
|Oct-11-04|| ||ConLaMismaMano: Tomas Oral is a GM. |
|Oct-11-04|| ||Maroczy: Maybe chessgames can add a simuls category; I think us non-GM players can learn from how players of Kasparov's caliber handle "book" openings by lower rated players. What do you think? |
|Oct-11-04|| ||mack: <Maroczy> Maybe that might be an idea. Such exhibition games are already excluded from database statistics, of course, but I for one love playing though simul games, with GMs trying to be as inventive as possible against relative patzers. I WILL get those Fischer games uploaded, I promise... |
|Oct-11-04|| ||Hidden Skillz: may i ask what fischer games? |
|Oct-11-04|| ||Dudley: <Maroczy> I think it shows that there are a lot more playable lines than you would think by just playing through modern master games. No doubt many of the off lines are refutable-by another master,that is. I think the simul games are very instructive as long as they are not lost by stupid blunders. |
|Oct-12-04|| ||mack: <Hidden Skillz> Just a load of Fischer simul games from 1964 - though I guess <chessgames> are putting emphasis on quality encounters between masters now, so I'm not sure. |
|Oct-12-04|| ||BishopBerkeley: At Bobby Fischer's website, the following letter is referenced with the words, "Are you WEAK enough to play Garry?"|
Fischer, or whoever was writing at his site (sure matches Bobby's tone), points out the requirement that participants in a simul with Mr. Kasparov must be rated under 1990 or below.
But a wholly authentic and more charitable reading of the letter could result in a different conclusion: that this restriction is here for the sake of the opposing PLAYERS, not for Kasparov's sake! If this restriction were not there, there would be a tendency for very strong players to monopolize all the seats. And one of the functions of a simul is to give amateurs an opportunity to engage a very great Chessplayer. To me, this does not at all seem a farfetched interpretation of the letter (which is dated March 20, 1998).
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: I do NOT support the hurtful rhetoric that Mr. Fischer perpetually spews from his website. Indeed, I find it not only offensive, but very inaccurate. I do admire Bobby's truly Olympian Chess talent, and I even have affection for him as a person (I really don't want to see him sent up to the Big House for "offenses" committed long ago), but I do wish he'd put a cork in it at times.
(: ♗B :)
|Oct-12-04|| ||offramp: $30 000 for a 20-player simltaneous. Isn't that $1,500 each? Seems a bit steep. |
|Oct-12-04|| ||Joshka: <offramp> Fischer was charging 250.00 on his tours in 1964...50 boards. Travel fees..accomodations...so do the math. Allowing for inflation. These are the types of things, Bobby propelled to chess. Think that is Garry's fee even in Europe and the USA. |
|Oct-12-04|| ||offramp: Was that $250 each or for a whole display? In today's money $250 (1964) is $1482 - so I assume it is $250 per person. |
|Oct-12-04|| ||WMD: Looking through the chessgames DB, the following games appear to be Kasparov's simul losses to non-titled players:|
Kasparov vs W Runkel, 1985
Skribanek vs Kasparov, 1985
H J Cordes vs Kasparov, 1986
Kasparov vs Holzke, 1988
M Sharif vs Kasparov, 1988
Kasparov vs W Cotrina, 1993
Kasparov vs H K Simonsen, 2001
Playing black in regular simuls is quite rare, so it would be interesting to know more about those occasions.
|Oct-12-04|| ||alexandrovm: Here are some facts about Kasparov simuls (he even played one a simul against a team of GM's and won!). I also posted some other sites at the "Kasparov kibitz": |
: Kasparov going around NY
: How Kasparov manages some of his personal time :)
"I have looked at all games played by Kasparov against opponents with ELO 2200 to 2500 from the year 1990...", more at: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
|Oct-12-04|| ||Joshka: <offramp> No, NOT per person...for the whole 50 board simul!...and this was considered HIGH!....I believe a year earlier Lombardy was giving 50 board simuls for 100.00!!...So Garry is REALLY taking greed to another level...just my opinion:-) |
|Oct-12-04|| ||WMD: Kasparov lost two games in a simul given on May 15 1989 in Cheshire, England. He was beaten by David Tebb and Robert Furness. I'll enter the Tebb game for upload. |
|Oct-15-04|| ||alexandrovm: "The challenge between Grandmaster Garry Kasparov (rated 2838), the World’s number one ranked chess player versus the powerful Czech National Chess Team composed of GM's Sergej Movsesjan (2631), Zbynek Hrácek (2610), Vlastimil Babula (2565) and Tomáš Oral (2546) who are competing in a two day clock simultaneous match, lived up to its billing in the first day..."
"Total Day Two: Garry Kasparov - Czech National Team: 3-1
Final Match score: Garry Kasparov - Czech National Team: 5.5 - 2.5"
|Oct-15-04|| ||alexandrovm: More about Kasparov's legacy:
|Oct-15-04|| ||poktirity: Impressive results :) |
|Oct-16-04|| ||alexandrovm: Considering many of them chess olimpics, that is also very impressive. |
|Oct-17-04|| ||JohnnyPawn: Some pictures of this event are here:
|Oct-18-04|| ||alexandrovm: nice collection of pictures |
|Oct-30-04|| ||Ernesto7: can someone tell me which is (in their opinion) the best game of this simul im in a time rush and would appreciateit :)
PS:i like sacrifices....PZ |
|Nov-17-07|| ||randzo: there were so bad players how can Kasparov done a fork in simul?they have maybe 5 minutes to one move and fork?|
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