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|Feb-04-08|| ||brankat: If E.Grunfeld came up with the idea of the Neo-Grunfeld, then, I wonder who was the originator of the Grunfeld. :-) Alekhine?|
|Sep-11-08|| ||Karpova: C. N. 5750
Edward Winter received information from Michael Ehn:
<‘His birth certificate says that he was baptized “Grünfeld Ernest Franz”. The rather exotic “e” was subsequently omitted for the sake of simplicity.’>
(from "Ernst Franz Grünfeld" (Vienna, 1993) - the original text in German: <‘Seine Geburtsurkunde besagt, daß er als “Grünfeld Ernest Franz” getauft wurde. Das etwas exotische “e” ließ man später der Einfachheit halber weg.’>)
|Nov-23-08|| ||brankat: 115 since E.Gruenfeld's birth.
R.I.P. Master Gruenfeld.
|Mar-28-09|| ||Andrijadj: This guy was fascinating...He had extensive opening knowledge and nice tactical style of play...If he had been born in let's say 1972(instead of 1892) and equipped with rybka and other monsters,he would be easily top 5...His style reminds me of aronian...|
|Mar-28-09|| ||Andrijadj: and he had equal scores with Capablanca and Lasker,and beat Euwe 3:1...|
|Jun-09-09|| ||WhiteRook48: "I never make a mistake on the first move!"
-Gruenfeld, who never played 1. e4
|Jul-03-10|| ||Sydro: <"I never make a mistake on the first move!"
-Gruenfeld, who never played 1. e4>
3 times according to chessgames.com
Gruenfeld vs Capablanca, 1929
Gruenfeld vs Mieses, 1918
Gruenfeld vs Taimanov, 1950
|Nov-21-11|| ||brankat: All chess players owe You a debt of gratitude!
R.I.P. master Gruenfeld.
|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."
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