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|Apr-16-08|| ||popski: <MichAdams: So what was the funny anecdote?> Kostic was a Kramnik's Great Precedessor.|
|May-11-08|| ||brankat: At least Kostic did his own analysis. no help from Fritz or Rybka :-)|
|Aug-05-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
"Verflixt, überall Kostic!"
Beim legendären Turnier in Bled 1931, wo Aljechin den glanzvollsten Sieg seiner Laufbahn errang, kam es zu einem peinlichen Zwischenfall. Die Partie B Kostic vs Kashdan, 1931 war in ein kompliziertes Endspiel übergegangen, wo ein amerikanischer Turm einen jugoslawischen Springer am Brettrand festgenagelt hatte und zu erobern drohte. Kostic jedoch zog sich für längere Zeit an einen Ort zurück, den selbst gekrönte Häupter zu Fuß aufsuchen müssen. Plötzlich breitete sich wie ein Lauffeuer im Turniersaal die Meldung aus, er sei dort überrascht worden, als er jene Kabine nicht zum vorgeschriebenen Zweck benutzte, sondern um mit Hilfe eines Taschenschachs seine laufende Partie zu analysieren! Die Turnierleitung scheute vor drakonischen Maßnahmen zurück. Sie verwarnte den Übeltäter, die Partie wurde fortgesetzt und endete schließlich mit Remis. Ein paar Runden später jedoch kam es zu einem lustigen Nachspiel! Als Tartakower das nämliche Örtchen aufsuchen wollte, fand er sämtliche Lokalitäten besetzt, rüttelte an den Türen und rief erbost: "Verflixt, überall Kostic!"
|Sep-07-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Kostic died after scratching his foot and contracting blood poisiong.|
Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld "Oxford Companion to Chess", 2nd edition, OUP, 1992
|Sep-16-08|| ||brankat: <myschkin> Thank You for this, and also for the posts on Dr.M.Vidmar page. Now, if I only understood German :-)|
<GrahamClayton> B.Kostic was already very ill, mostly due to pneumonia he got in 1962.
|Oct-06-08|| ||GrahamClayton: In 1916 Kostic played 30 games simultaneously blidfold, setting a new record.|
As the article quoted above states, Kostic spent the mid 1920's on a huge world tour, giving exhibitions in many different countries. His Australasian leg of the tour was from April to November 1924. He set a new Australian simultaneous exhibition record in Sydney in June of 60 boards (+42, -0, =18). Of the 1,850 simultaneous games that Kostic played during his Australian tour, he lost only 24.
Kostic also played a short match against CG Watson, winning with a score of +2, -0, =2.
Source: Anthony Wright, "Australian Chess - 1915 to 1930", Melbourne 1997
|Oct-06-08|| ||brankat: A link to an article about B.Kostic, by a writer from his hometown, Vrsac, Serbia:|
|Jan-27-09|| ||Karpova: <GrahamClayton: In 1916 Kostic played 30 games simultaneously blidfold, setting a new record.>|
Are you sure about that? According to C.N. 5941 the first one to play 30 games simultaneously blindfolded was Koltanowski in Antwerp, 1930. In 1916 the record was Ogstrosky's 23-borad simul display at Moscow, 1904. And wikipedia says that Kostic played 20 games: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borisl... (for sure, not the most reliable source. But Winter is quite reliable).
|Jan-23-10|| ||waddayaplay: "Verflixt, überall Kostic!"
<The legendary tournament in Bled in 1931, where Alekhine won the most brilliant victory of his career, there was an embarrassing incident. The Lot B Kostic vs Kashdan, 1931 was passed into a complex endgame, where an American Tower a Yugoslav Springer had nailed to the side of the board and threatened to conquer. Kostic, however, withdrew for a long time to a place where even the royals have to go on foot. Suddenly spread like wildfire in the tournament room from the message that he was then surprised when he did not that car used for prescribed purposes, but to analyze with the help of a pocket chess and its ongoing match! The tournament directors shied away from draconian measures. She testified against the offender, the game continued and ended with a draw. A few laps later, however, there was an amusing epilogue! As Tartakower seek the same village wanted, he was busy all the localities, rattled the doors and shouted angrily: "Damn, Kostic everywhere!"> (google translate)
|Jul-04-10|| ||GrahamClayton: An article about the Singapore leg of Kostic's world tour can be found here:|
|Sep-10-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Here is a picture from the "Argus" showing Kostic's simultaneous exhibition in Perth on the 2nd of May:|
|Feb-24-11|| ||Penguincw: This player is a fairly strong player as he managed to defeat Mashall with the black pieces. Game : Marshall vs B Kostic, 1911|
|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? :-)|
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