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|Mar-12-11|| ||ozmikey: <When he lectured in English, he would always say "My English is better than your Russian."> Ah, yes...a stock line of his, he used it many times during his two trips to Australia. His use of English was inimitable; he was interviewed on Australian TV just before the third K-K match in 1986, and one of the things he said was "We haff now unique position in chess history. We have two players what is MORE STRONG THAN EVERY ANOTHER!"|
Another Gufeld specialty was the double or triple negative ("You never not understanding nothing about chess, my freeend!!").
<wwall> The FBI may have been acting on more than just paranoia there. I remember Korchnoi writing something to that effect about Gufeld in his autobiography. Certainly a few of the Russian GMs of that era (Antoshin, for one) have long been suspected of having at least watching briefs for the KGB.
|Mar-14-11|| ||SirChrislov: <In March, 2000, GM Eduard Gufeld tied for 1st-13th at the National Open in Las Vegas. At 64, he was the oldest grandmaster in the competition. He defeated Joel Benjamin in the final round with a queen trap, then danced around the table.>|
danced around the table? talk about chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy, huh?
J Benjamin vs Gufeld, 2000
|Mar-14-11|| ||Phony Benoni: Just in case you don't believe a 13-way tie for first could exist:|
|Jun-28-11|| ||JoergWalter: Gufeld vs B Ivanovic, 1979
is now on youtube with Gufeld presenting it in his particular style and english. say what you want: it is better than most instructional videos. very entertaining|
|Aug-11-11|| ||Antiochus: The most artistic victory of a Russian player in this side of Atlantic Ocean?|
[Event "Las Vegas"]
[Site "National Open"]
[White "Eduard Gufeld"]
[Black "G Fritcchie"]
[Annotator "David Borensztajn"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Qd2
Nbd7 9. f3 b5 10. a4 b4 11. Nd5 a5 12. Bb5 Bxd5 13. exd5 Be7 14. Bc6 Rc8 15.
O-O O-O 16. Rfc1 Nc5 17. Nxc5 dxc5 18. c3 e4 19. cxb4 cxb4 20. fxe4 Nxe4 21.
Qd3 f5 22. Bb5 Qd6 23. Rc6 Rxc6 24. dxc6 Qe5 25. Rd1 Rd8 26. Bc4+ Kf8 27. Qxd8+
Bxd8 28. Rxd8+ Ke7 29. Rd7+ Ke8 30. Rd5 Qe7 31. Rxa5 Qh4 32. Re5+ Kf8 (32...
Kd8 33. Bb6+) 33. Rxf5+ Ke8 34. g3 Qg4 35. Re5+ Kf8 36. c7 Nd6 37. Bc5 Qd1+ 38.
Kg2 Qc2+ 39. Re2 1-0
|Mar-19-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Gufeld.|
|Mar-19-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday and thanks for your book on Stein.|
|Mar-19-12|| ||BlackSheep: I like Guefeld he's a character in the mostly personalityless (I just made that word up before a dictionary stasi-agent jumps on it) world of chess .|
|Oct-04-12|| ||wordfunph: from D. Bjelica's Grandmasters in Profile..
<GM Eduard Gufeld told a story from one of the Soviet championships at which he and GM Lev Polugaevsky had played. Lev offered a draw and then immediately noticed that he was in a winning position. Gufeld also noticed and jokingly remarked to the grandmasters present: "Lev has offered me a draw and he is now trying to convince me not to accept it.">
|Oct-04-12|| ||Shams: <wordfunph> Surely this is that game:
Gufeld vs Polugaevsky, 1959|
|Mar-19-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Those anecdotes are pearls beyond price, <wordfunph>. Thank you for compiling and posting them.|
|Mar-19-13|| ||BlackSheep: Happy Birthday Eddie .|
|Jan-26-14|| ||offramp: Once again, thank you <wordfunph>!|
|Sep-08-14|| ||SirChrislov: This month marks 12 years since his passing. He would be 78 years young. His games are his monument. And his big heart. |
One of my recent tournament games, dedicated to my coach/trainer, GM Gufeld
SirChrislov vs. Tomer, Whittier CA, 2014 1.d4 f5 2.e4 d6 3.nc3 nc6 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.f3 fxe4 6.Bg5 d4 7.Bb3 e6 8.fxe4 dxe4 9.Bxf6 Qxf6 10.n1e2 e3 11.Rf1 Qh4+ 12.g3 Qxh2 13.d5 Bd6 14.ne4 exd5 15.Qxd5 ne5 16.0-0-0 Qxe2 17.nxd6+ cxd6 18.Qxd6 nc6 19.Bf7#.
|May-02-15|| ||TheFocus: <For me, chess is life and every game is like a new life. Every chess player gets to live many lives in one lifetime> - Gufeld, Eduard.|
|May-25-15|| ||TheFocus: <After losing a game I play the next one better, after losing the second game I play like a lion, but after three defeats in a row anyone can beat me!> - Eduard Gufeld.|
|Sep-12-15|| ||ozmikey: I've just read GM Sosonko's chapter on Gufeld in "The Reliable Past" - it captures the man perfectly, at least as I remember him from his visits to Australia. Passionate and effusive, great fun to be around, but often manipulative, selfish and sulky. |
Just after his visit, my father made a list of some of the classic "Gufeldisms" for our local chess rag, and I found the list recently. A sample:
"Why not you zis tek?" - Gambit declined
"Pliss tek my elephant!" - Bishop sacrifice
"Now giff mutt!!" - Show me the forced mate
"Oii! Iss trazhedy!" - Blunder
"Tsirkus (Circus)" - Simultaneous exhibition
"Zis pawn says 'fyollow me!'" - 1.e4
|Mar-19-16|| ||andrewjsacks: <ozmikey> Right. And those of us in Southern California did not much see the best of him, as it was late in his life, his playing strength somewhat diminished, and he was scrambling to make money on chess lessons.|
|Mar-19-16|| ||TheFocus: I met him in Hawaii. Very nice man.|
|Mar-19-16|| ||kamagong24: the Sicilian Dragon Maestro!|
|Mar-19-16|| ||ketchuplover: Good job SirChrislov. May Mr.Gufeld rest with pieces.|
|Apr-09-16|| ||john barleycorn: An instructive game in the Richter-Rauzer variant not in this database.|
Gufeld, Eduard - Utasi, Tamas 1-0
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 Be7 8. O-O-O O-O 9. f4 h6 10. Bh4 Bd7 11. Nf3 Qa5 12. Kb1 Rfd8 13. Bd3 b5 14. Rhg1 b4 15. Ne2 e5 16. g4 Be6 17. b3 d5 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. g5 hxg5 20. fxg5 Be7 21. g6 dxe4 22. gxf7+ Bxf7 23. Qh6 1-0
|Apr-18-16|| ||ketchuplover: chessbase has a nice article on him today|
|Apr-18-16|| ||zanzibar: The guy must love red beets...
Maybe a little too much?
|Apr-18-16|| ||Retireborn: <z> LOL - he looks like Hellboy there!|
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