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|Jun-04-11|| ||wordfunph: <nimh: I once read a funny anecdote about Kostic. In a tournament, whilst having a difficult position, he went to WC and analyzed it there for half an hour altogether.>|
Hans Ree in NIC Magazine 2004/07..
<A well-known anecdote about Boris Kostic, who supposedly found analyzing an on-going game in the lavatory. The arbiter put a sign on the lavatory door saying 'Grandmaster Kostic's study', and later in the tournament, when Tartakower had to go to a lavatory and found them all occupied, he rages: 'Everywhere Kostic!'
I don't believe this story to be true, but that doesn't matter. Tartakower's absurd complaint is funny anyway. A slight injustice to Kostic may have been done, but nothing too serious.>
|Jun-04-11|| ||nimh: I read that in a chess book issued in Estonia in 1995 which in turn is a facsimile of a 1936 book.|
|Nov-12-11|| ||brankat: It would be nice to (finally) have a photograph of Borislav Kostic.|
|Dec-10-11|| ||brankat: Perhaps next year.|
|Jan-04-12|| ||wordfunph: in 3 years, i bet $1k.|
|Jan-05-12|| ||brankat: <wordfunph> February-24 will be 125th anniversary of B.Kostic's birth. A photo would make a nice birthday present :-)|
|Feb-13-12|| ||brankat: Ten days to go :-)|
|Feb-24-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday Kostic!|
|Feb-24-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Sir!|
|Feb-24-12|| ||brankat: Still no photo. Sigh..|
|Mar-08-12|| ||brankat: I stand corrected.
Thanks to a connection in high places, we now have a nice photograph of GM Borislav Kostic.
Thank You kindly!
|Mar-08-12|| ||Stonehenge: Thanks <CG>, nice work!|
|Mar-08-12|| ||brankat: <Stonehenge> You ARE CG? :-)|
|Mar-08-12|| ||WannaBe: Nice sox! =)|
|Mar-08-12|| ||brankat: <WannBe> Very perceptive! I've not even noticed :-)|
|Mar-26-12|| ||wordfunph: <wordfunph: in 3 years, i bet $1k.>|
lost $1k :(
won the photo :)
|Apr-10-12|| ||brankat: <wordfunph> For everything You lose, You gain something :-)|
|Jul-15-12|| ||Karpova: In Cologne, April 1911, Kostic played a match against Georg Jakob Wiarda where this game is from G Wiarda vs B Kostic, 1911.|
Game 1: Kostic with White played the Queen's Gambit and it ended with a perpetual check.
Game 2: Wiarda played the Ruy Lopez and the endgame was drawn.
Game 3: Kostic played the Ruy Lopez and won the endgame thanks to his free h-pawn.
Game 4: Wiarda faced Kostic's French and attacked on the King's side, while Kostic attacked on the Queen's side. But Wiarda blundered the exchange and Kostic won.
Game 5: Kostic went for the Queen's Gambit again and won a pawn but it was not enough to win the game.
Game 6: Wiarda facing the Petroff blundered a piece and resigned after 10 moves (apparently he got the move order wrong).
Game 7: A Queen's Gambit again and this time Kostic managed to win after Wiarda made a mistake in time trouble.
Game 8: G Wiarda vs B Kostic, 1911
So Kostic won +5 =3 -0
Source: '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung', 1911, pages 233-234.
|Jul-29-12|| ||Karpova: Wer ist ihr Lieblingsglossator?
Dr. Savielly Tartakower: <Kostitsch, der stets seine Seele ausschüttet, was sehr amüsant und lehrreich ist.>
From page 169 of the 1929 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Aug-05-12|| ||Karpova: Edward Winter's C.N. 7744 addresses Stefan Zweig's playing strength. I will post it here since there is no other fitting page and Kostic seems to be the most likely inspiration for Mirko Czentovic from the 'Schachnovelle' so this might be of some interest.|
Oliver Beck (Seattle) found it in Ernst Feder's contribution to 'Stefan Zweig: A Tribute to his Life and Work' where Feder describes his visit to the Zweigs shortly before they committed suicide:
<At the time I didn’t know ... why his wife gave him a long astonished look when he agreed to play a game of chess with me. I suggested this because I hoped that the game he enjoyed so much would divert him from his gloomy thoughts. In itself it was no pleasure to be his opponent on the black-and-white board. I am a poor player myself but he knew so little about chess that I had difficulty in wangling an occasional win for him.>
|Aug-20-12|| ||brankat: Very interesting indeed!|
|Aug-21-12|| ||Karpova: He won the Budapest Winter tournament in 1909 (?):
1. Kostic 12.0
2-3. J. Gajdos 11.5
2-3. G. Petenyi 11.5
4-5. K. Mattusch 10.0
4-5. K. Sterk 10.0
6-7. L. Merenyi 9.0
6-7. M. Neumann 9.0
8. A. W. Donegan ?
Information is a bit scarce, e. g. it is said that Gajdos came in 2nd and Petenyi 3rd but both had the same amount of points so either there was a tie-break system or a typo (perhaps Petenyi scored only 10.5). It's not said how many points Donegan scored. Also, it's not clear how many rounds were actually played and I'm not sure when it took place.
From page 244 of the 1909 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Nov-20-12|| ||cro777: 17th Bora Kostic Memorial starts today in Vrsac, Serbia. (Kostic, the first serbian grandmaster, was born on 24 February 1887 in Vrsac).|
Rating favorite is Bulgarian GM Kiril Georgiev (2660).
|Jul-22-13|| ||offramp: The photo of him is such a good one. We had waited so long I was expecting a loch Ness Monster-style daguerreotype.|
|Oct-17-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Does everyone named Borislav have footwear issues? This one has the left shoe partly off, exposing socks of ... unusual ... design. The other daren't remove his shoes at all.|
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