|Jan-03-06|| ||matthiaspfau: Who is A. Selezniev a.k.a. Seleznev?|
|Jan-03-06|| ||WMD: Is this a quiz question? Anyway, it seems unlikely he played Taimanov in the Soviet Union in 1960.|
|Jan-04-06|| ||matthiaspfau: I was just wondering if anyone here can tell me anything about his bio or achievements? I couldn't find a source on the internet, well except maybe the ones in russian which didn't do me much good. So no it is not a quiz question.|
|Jan-05-06|| ||Gypsy: < Aleksey Selesniev (1888-1967) was both a player of master strength and a gifted endgame composer. He played in a number of pre-revolutionary tournaments at the Moscow Chess Club when Alekhine was beginning to make a name for himself. He was a member of the delegation of Russian players that played in the ill fated Mannheim Tournament and who found themselves interned for the duration of the First World War. (Except for Alekhine who somehow managed to escape.) After the war Selesniev along with some of the other masters decided to stay in Germany.|
In 1920 he was honoured by the then World Champion, Em Lasker who edited a book of his studies. ( 35 Endspielstudie von Schachmeister A. Selesnieff, by Em. Lasker ) In 1923 he had his best OTB result when he came 4th at Moravska Ostrava tournament ahead of a host of world class players. A year later Seleniev returned home to a country that had radically changed in his absence. By the late 20's he seemed to drop out of the chess scene. Many chess authorities never mention him or tell of his fate.> From http://members.aol.com/brigosling/p...
Chessmetrics rank him as #15 in the 1919/20 season, with top rating of 2619. It seems that he played two short matches, drawing Bogolubov in 1917 and defeating Teichmann in 1921
|Jan-06-06|| ||Resignation Trap: This player's name has been spelled so many different ways that perhaps even Viktor Korchnoi would be envious. Apart from the spelling on this page, I've found Seleznyov, Seleznyev, Selesniev, Selesnieff, Selesniew and Selesnev. There are probably more!|
Selezniev was born in the Russian city of Tambov in 1888. The son of wealthy merchants, he was a graduate from Moscow University's law faculty.
He and Efim Bogoljubov had careers that followed similar paths. Both players were interned in Triberg Germany for the duration of World War I, and decided to stay there until 1924. That year, both players were sent invitations to participate in the third USSR Championship, and somehow Nikolai Vasilyevich Krylenko convinced them to play and stay in the USSR. Selezniev had his best results in Germany in the 1920's, and became recognized as a master to all.
Selezniev participated in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth USSR Championships (1924, 1925, 1927 and 1929), but had only mediocre results each time. In the 1929 event, he was eliminated in the quarter-final of play.
After this last event, his active playing career ended.
He was living in the Ukranian city of Donetsk when it was overrun by Nazis.
Bogoljubov helped him get transferred to Triberg, and he eventually made his way to France.
He died, half-forgotten in Bordeaux in June 1967.
|Jul-14-08|| ||rjfsworstnightmare: Count me in the half who'll never forget him, since I read that 1960 book by Chernev. Kasparian wrote of his '100 Chess Studies,' written in 1940; Emanuel Lasker wrote of 35 of them. I've looked for both and found neither; anytime any publisher wants to reissue them, just let me know. If you know where I can get them or would burn off a copy at the nominal fee for me... A somewhat Russian database lists 78 of his games from 1907 onwards, if you're interested. God bless Bogo!|
|Dec-30-08|| ||whiteshark: More biographical material: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexey...|
|Jan-03-16|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: Russian: Алексе́й Серге́евич Селезнёв, so the most helpful English transliteration is Seleznyov.|
|Jan-25-18|| ||zanzibar: So many versions -
Often <Selesneff> in the old literature.
Also <Selezneff>, <Selesniev>, <Selezniev>, <Selesnjev>, <Selesniew> ...
|Jan-26-18|| ||Retireborn: Chessbase, as here, uses Selezniev; I assume that's the French transliteration and may have been his official name after WWII.|
|Jan-26-18|| ||zanzibar: Never met a Selesneff I didn't like.|