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|May-18-09|| ||YoungEd: <GrandpatzerSCL> asked this a couple of years ago, but does anyone know what specific ailment(s) Colle had? I used to have Reinfeld's book of Colle's best games, but it had no details--just a remembrance by Hans Kmoch saying that Colle was always wracked with pain.|
|May-18-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
<@Ed> He had the operations because of <gastric ulcer>.
Addendum: Isn't his name Edgar<d> Colle?
|May-18-09|| ||YoungEd: Thanks, <myschkin>!|
|Jan-02-10|| ||speedmerchant 49: Any opening can be deadly if played right. As a sportsman, you don't need the biggest gun to kill your opponent. All you need to perfect aim.|
|Jan-02-10|| ||gezafan: The Colle is a good opening, especially at the club level. |
There is nothing wrong with beginners using it but I do agree that at some point beginners should experiment with open games.
|Jan-03-10|| ||PierreTheLion: I adopted it specifically to get closed game experience. In my early stages, I might as well have had 1.e4 tattooed on my forehead. A book I saw advertised on this site linked to a cute youtube video where a girl tries to sell a lion sock puppet on the tactical chances afforded in the Colle. Through the looking glass we go!|
|May-18-10|| ||Phony Benoni: In response to earlier questions about Colle's death: he suffered from a gastric ulcer and died after undergoing a fourth operation for the condition.|
|Aug-03-10|| ||mrandersson: What do people use the most on here. either c3 or b3 with the bishop on b2? I like either system and i think the colle is a good opening my self.|
|Aug-03-10|| ||Eric Schiller: b3 always! My book The Rubinstein Attack is filled with exciting games. Many strong players use it, few use c3.|
|Jan-14-12|| ||einherjar: Colle is a fine opening indeed.|
|Dec-30-12|| ||FSR: Isn't his first name Edgard?|
|Dec-30-12|| ||Phony Benoni: Could be. Jeremy Gaige's "Chess Personalia", generally considered accurate for this sort of information, uses <Edgar>, but Edward Winter uses <Edgard>. I don't think Winter would deviate from Gaige without good reason..|
It might be an English vs. European difference. Any Colle or Belgian experts out there?
|Dec-30-12|| ||Karpova: I don't have the book but whoever does - Winter's <A Chess Omnibus> (Russell Enterprises, 2003) and look up <348> - with more information on the forename.|
|Dec-30-12|| ||IndigoViolet: <Although virtually all chess reference books put Edgar, almost all contemporary sources had Edgard. The latter was also the spelling on his gravestone (see page 37 of <Histoire des maitres belges> by M.Wasnair and M.Jadoul). It was, moreover, the way he signed his name alongside the photograph in the booklet <Le match Colle-Koltanowski>, published in Brussels in 1926.> |
From C.N. 2382.
|Dec-30-12|| ||thomastonk: There is a chess academy "Edgard Colle" in his hometome Ghent.|
He is probably not the only Edgard who lost here and there the final letter. Another one is the composer Varèse. BTW, who knows Varèse's relation to chess?
|May-18-13|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Colle.|
|May-18-13|| ||backrank: Reinfeld's book on Colle is rather good:
Game Collection: Colle's chess masterpieces by Fred Reinfeld
Maybe it's still the only book on this remarkable attacking player?
|May-18-13|| ||dark.horse: Chernev's book "Logical Chess Move by Move" has a number of Colle System games. The potential of the Colle System is well explained in it.|
|May-18-13|| ||waustad: I had a dedicated chess computer board many years ago and could draw it consistently by playing the Colle system. It probably had a Z80 as the CPU to give a notion of how long ago it was.|
|Oct-03-13|| ||Karpova: Beat Georges Koltanowski in a match in Belgium +4 -0 =3 according to p. 13 of the January 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'.|
|Nov-06-13|| ||Karpova: Colle won the Brussels Championship 1924 with 10.5/12. Championship of Belgium was scheduled to begin on September 14.|
From page 272 of the September 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Nov-08-13|| ||Karpova: Belgian Championship, September 14 to 16, 1924, in Brussles, double round-robin:|
1. Colle 8.0
2. Tackels 6.5
3. Varlin 5.0
4. Lancel 4.0
5. Engel 3.5
6. Censer 3.0
Colle scored +7 -1 =2 (loss to Censer, draws against Tackels).
Koltanowski (no prolonged vacation from military) and Deevrese (business) should also have played but withdrew.
From pages 290-291 of the October 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|May-18-14|| ||offramp: He would have been 117 today.|
|Oct-05-14|| ||ljfyffe: The Colle hasn't got much of a bite to it.|
|Oct-27-14|| ||ljfyffe: Seriously though, it's not that much of a dog:
<Zukertort-Colle Variation: 1d4 d5 2Nf3 e6
3e3 Nf6 4Bd3 c5 5b3 Nc6 60-0 Bd6 7Bb2> with a
look to a king-side attack by White.
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