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|Nov-21-11|| ||FSR: Your defense still rocks!!|
|Apr-21-12|| ||JohnDahl: Must have been a big bloke. Alekhine was about 6'2" but Grunfeld puts him in the shade:|
Pic from Alekhine vs Gruenfeld, 1931.
|Apr-21-12|| ||WannaBe: He was sitting on a booster chair. :-))|
|Apr-21-12|| ||JohnDahl: Karlis Ozols could be the tallest chess player ever: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...|
He looks about 8 foot tall; that or he's standing on some steps.
|Aug-23-12|| ||perfidious: This photograph was taken at Meran 1924 with no caption provided in my source:|
How many of these players can be identified? There are several obvious ones, but I'm completely stumped on some.
|Nov-21-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Gruenfeld.|
|Aug-04-13|| ||Karpova: <perfidious>
the site has moved and this is the new link: http://storiascacchi.altervista.org...
|Oct-31-13|| ||Karpova: Dr. Lasker: <Für Grünfeld empfinde ich eine gewisse Achtung. Er wird sich sehr langsam, aber umso sicherer entwickeln. Er erinnert sehr an Max Weiss und nicht, wie allgemein behauptet wird, an Schlechter.>|
(I feel a certain respect for Gruenfeld. He will very slowly, but all the more definitely develop. He reminds me very much of Max Weiss and not, as is commonly claimed, of Schlechter.)
From an interview in 'Schachmaty', reprinted on page 87 of the March 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Nov-10-13|| ||Karpova: Tour through Germany:
26-board Simul in Berlin: +13 -3 =8
Consultation game against E Post in Berlin which he won.
Hamburg Chess Club: +17 -3 =6
Hamburg selected team: +12 -11 =1
Munich: +11 -1 =11
Breslau: +17 -0 =7
Dresden: +25 -2 =3
Ölsnitz: +19 -0 =0
From page 332 of the November 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Nov-21-13|| ||LoveThatJoker: Two awesome posts were posted on this page on November 21st, 2011.|
I couldn't say it any better myself.
Thank you, Master Gruenfeld!!
|Nov-21-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. GM Ernst Gruenfeld.|
|Dec-05-13|| ||Karpova: Some details from Georg Marco 's short article on Grünfeld on p. 81 of the May 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung':|
- Grünfeld only started to occupy himself with chess in 1910
- Siegfried Reginald Wolf could be called his mentor. They played about 300 or 400 games against each other. Thereby, Grünfeld became quite strong quickly. That's also why Grünfeld's play is characterised by correctness.
- In 1912, he came in 2nd at a handicap tournament of the <Landstrasser> Chess Association.
|Sep-12-14|| ||MissScarlett: Bio: <He lost a leg in an early childhood which was beset by poverty.>|
Wikipedia: <He nearly lost a leg in his early childhood, which was beset by poverty.>
Either he lost a leg, or he didn't. Unless he lost part of a leg.
|Sep-12-14|| ||john barleycorn: < MissScarlett: Bio: <He lost a leg in an early childhood which was beset by poverty.>|
Wikipedia: <He nearly lost a leg in his early childhood, which was beset by poverty.>>
The "nearly" is all what was lost in copy&waste action.
But what is the artist going to tell us with this sentence??? When you are poor watch your leg?
|Sep-12-14|| ||john barleycorn: The german wikipedia writes that at the age of 5 one leg was amputated due to a calamity. He did not lose it.|
|Sep-12-14|| ||MissScarlett: What was gained was superior grammar. Wikipedia's description left open the possibility that his leg alone was beset by poverty.|
|Sep-12-14|| ||john barleycorn: A german saying goes:
"Besser arm dran als Bein ab."
|Nov-21-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Ernst Gruenfeld.
In honour of his 121st birthday, in Game 10 of the 2014 WCC, the game is opening up a Gruenfeld (D97).
|Nov-21-14|| ||MissScarlett: I'm going to honour the man by getting legless this evening.|
|Nov-21-14|| ||kamagong24: Salute to Gruenfeld! wherever you may be...|
|Nov-21-14|| ||SteinitzLives: <Miss Scarlett> <I'm going to honour the man by getting legless this evening.>|
You can always use pegs for your legs
to match those driven by your scriven
well into your head,
which is also quite dead.
|Feb-20-15|| ||offramp: Wikipedia says, bizarrely:
<He died in Ottakring, Vienna, of obesity on April 3, 1962.>
I find it hard to visualise that svelte young man in the profile photograph as an obese septagenarian - but in any case how do you die of obesity? Did the crane collapse as they were trolleying him down to the Kino to see A Fridge Too Far?
|Feb-20-15|| ||Stonehenge: Here's a document but it doesn't specify the cause of death:|
Note that his name is spelled Ernest, not Ernst.
|Aug-05-16|| ||FSR: He encountered 1.d4 120 times in the database, but only played the Gruenfeld four times! Repertoire Explorer: Ernst Gruenfeld (black)|
|Aug-05-16|| ||FSR: He had another three games where he reached it by transposition. Repertoire Explorer: Ernst Gruenfeld (black)|
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