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|Dec-04-15|| ||Sularus: Capablanca's meat. :)|
|Jun-22-16|| ||JimNorCal: Sounds like an excellent guy, with admirable chess achievements considering it was a hobby for him. Still, this snip from his bio above seems a bit of a stretch:
"In tournaments ... he was ... 4th at New York 1927."|
OK, he was 4th. Out of six players. He scored 50% in that tourney. A tough field (Capa, Alekhine) but not the kind of result that is usually chosen as notable.
|Jun-22-16|| ||andrewjsacks: Happy birthday to a great player who often does not get the recognition he deserves. Capa said that had Vidmar been a full-time professional player, his (Capa's) WC title might be thus in jeopardy.|
|Jun-22-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Milan Vidmar.|
|Jun-22-16|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday! The same date of birth as Paul Morphy.|
|Jun-22-16|| ||brankat: Some 10 years ago I had compiled Vidmar,s (partial) stats against the leading masters of the period between about 1906- to 1935. Quite revealing. That would be on page #1 .|
|Jun-30-16|| ||diagonal: The <Vidmar Memorial> series is relaunched as international invitation tournament. These are the players of the XX jubilee edition in 2016: http://www.vidmarjevmemorial.si/vel...|
Fist edition Held in 1969, causing an upset: Albin Planinc was the darkest of dark horses: Vidmar Memorial (1969) (Chessgames), a MUST Read for all who are interested in tournament history.
Albo d'Oro: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidma... (Wikipedia)
|Aug-04-16|| ||brankat: A big time upset indeed. I remember it quite well. All of us following the tournament could hardly believe what was happening.|
|Jun-22-17|| ||RookFile: I've been playing over some of Vidmar's games and find that he was quite strong, in the same league as Nimzovich.|
|Jun-22-17|| ||sudoplatov: Vidmar did write the two-volume set of Karlsbad 1911. When I was at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I looked up Vidmar's books. This one on chess; many others on electrical engineering.|
|Oct-11-17|| ||zanzibar: Recent <CB> article on him:|
|Oct-11-17|| ||Retireborn: <z> Another interesting link. I recall reading somewhere, about the New York 1927 tournament, Vidmar recounting a chat he had with Nimzowitsch. They were on good terms, but Nimzo couldn't conceal his resentment of "amateurs" playing in important tournaments.|
|Oct-11-17|| ||john barleycorn: Classical games: Milan Vidmar beat Aron Nimzowitsch 4 to 2, with 8 draws. Not bad for an amateur|
<Retireborn> Vidmar gives that anecdote in his book "Goldene Schachzeiten".
Nimzowitsch thought that those "amateurs" with an income outside chess put the masters at a handicap with the prize money etc.. But Nimzowitsch was always convinced that he got the smallest protion on the plate in any restaurant.
|Oct-11-17|| ||Retireborn: <jb> Yes, Nimzowitsch wasn't using "amateur" to mean "weak", he just thought people with paying jobs should not be competing with him.|
In those days professionals like Nimzowitsch and Yates lived in quite reduced circumstances, I believe.
|Oct-12-17|| ||zanzibar: His bio should probably make mention of his son, who earned an IM in 1950:|
|Nov-11-17|| ||simaginfan: I have posted some stuff on vidmar on my blog on chess.com. working on a translation of the London rules stuff in Goldenene schachzeiten which I will post separately in the next couple of weeks. My post has 4 sets of vidmar's game annotations translated from the book if anyone is interested- they are great stuff.|
|Nov-11-17|| ||Retireborn: <simaginfan> Could you post a direct link? Thanks.|
|Nov-12-17|| ||simaginfan: https://www.chess.com/blog/simaginf...|
Thanks for your interest Retireborn. Fell free to post any comments there.
|Nov-12-17|| ||Retireborn: <simaginfan> Many thanks, interesting games.|
|Jun-22-19|| ||andrewjsacks: Happy birthday to GM Dr. Vidmar, a great player much respected and complimented by Capablanca.|
|Jun-22-19|| ||RookFile: Vidmar was good enough of an amateur to post a match victory over Nimzo.|
|Jun-22-19|| ||thegoodanarchist: < RookFile: Vidmar was good enough of an amateur to post a match victory over Nimzo.>|
Good point, <RookFile>. "Amateur" does not mean "weak".
Case in point, the good Doctor Max Euwe was a teacher of mathematics, professionally. So he was an amateur chess player who happened to win the title of World Chess Champion.
|Jun-22-19|| ||thegoodanarchist: Happy Birthday, GM Vidmar! He was born on one of the 3 longest days of the year.|
|Jun-22-19|| ||brankat: The same birth date as Paul Morphy!
Aside from Nimzo, Dr.Vidmar won against Chigorin, Burn, Tarrasch, Rubinstein, Reti, Tartakower, Bogoljubov, Alekhine, Marshal, Spielman, Euwe, Fine.
Not shabby at all.
|Jul-10-19|| ||The17thPawn: <brankat> - not to mention Schlechter.|
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