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|Sep-15-09|| ||parisattack: <Strongest Force: Back in my schoolboy days Kmoch use to run the Manhattan Chess Club. When i would play he would often watch me play. Sitting close by, he told me he liked the way i played the pawns after i finished. Later he introduced me to other masters and we would play "pots" where you had to beat every member of the participating group to win the money. My alltime favorite book is Kmoch's Rubinstein's 100 Best Games.>|
Although it has been superseded by the Donaldson/Minev books it is still my favorite Kmoch AND Rubinstein book! There's good stuff in Pawn Power - if you can work through the ...ummmm... 'unique' terminology.
|Jul-25-10|| ||stoy: I remember Hans Kmoch as manager of the Manhattan CC in the early 1960s when it was at the Henry Hudson Hotel. He tried to get each visitor to join the Manhattan CC. I did not, being already a Marshall CC member. Still, Hans made the visit memorable!|
|Jul-25-10|| ||talisman: happy birthday(is it "han" or "hands"?) hans.|
|Jul-25-10|| ||rapidcitychess: Happy birthday Kmoch!|
|Jul-25-10|| ||thegoodanarchist: <MaxxLange: "Pawn Power in Chess" is a great book and is flawed only by the grotesque terminology that Kmoch invented and which no one ever used (example: "Leucopenia" for "light square weakness")>|
I agree wholeheartedly! I wound up selling the book without ever finishing it. Maybe that's why I'm not a master!?
|Jul-25-10|| ||thegoodanarchist: < parisattack>
Did you give back one of the double order to Mr. Kmoch??
<just a kid: Isn't this the guy who came up with the Quart grip>
LOL Yes!!! I had forgotten about that one. Thanks for reminding me because it always makes me laugh..
|Jul-25-10|| ||Eric Schiller: I was fortunate to get some tips and go over some games with Kmoch when I was a junior at the Manhattan Chess Club but his vocabulary was sometimes hard to follow.|
|Jul-25-10|| ||ketchuplover: Too bad he wasn't the guy who gave "the game of the century" its' name.|
|Jul-26-10|| ||TheFocus: <ketchuplover> Who did, then?|
|Jul-31-10|| ||BobCrisp: Did Kmoch really have published <Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces (1941)> during the German occupation of the Netherlands? If so, was this a Dutch or foreign language edition?|
|Aug-01-10|| ||sneaky pete: <BobCrisp> Rubinstein Gewinnt! was published in Vienna in 1933. See
Only the American edtition, translated by Barnie Winkelman, dates from 1941.
|Aug-01-10|| ||BobCrisp: OK, thanks. It just struck me as a little strange that Kmoch could complain about the Alekhine PZ articles referring to his Jewish wife when he published a book on Rubinstein in the same year, but maybe I'm just being obtuse.|
BTW, do you have Whyld's booklet of the complete Alekhine articles in your library?
|Aug-01-10|| ||sneaky pete: <BobCrisp> I don't know Whyld's booklet that you refer to, but I do have a 1983 edition published by the Grießhammer Verlag, with an introduction by Herbert Grießhammer. |
The text is taken from the publication (in 3 parts, dated March 22 and 28, and April ??, 1942) in the Deutsche Zeitung in den Niederlanden.
It's very depressing literature, and I won't copy it all on the Alekhine page of this site. I might commit suicide before I can hit the <Kibitz!> button.
|Aug-06-11|| ||whiteshark: <The battle for the ultimate truth will never be won. And that's why chess is so fascinating.>|
- Hans Kmoch
|Feb-10-12|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "The open file, being cleared of pawns, offers no permanent targets. The advantage of controlling an open file consists mainly in the chance of penetrating the enemy position and switching to horizontal activity." >
|Feb-28-12|| ||whiteshark: <laskereshevsky:
Yeah, Master Kmoch...
we all love to PENETRATE the enemy positon to have same HORIZONTAL activity.... >
I guess that's why it's repeated so often.
|Feb-28-12|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "The successful farmer is said to have a "green thumb" since everything he touches spring into fruitful bloom. In chess, Najdorf has a similar gift. Combinations blossom in his games like buds in a fertile garden." >
|Jul-25-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: IM Hans Kmoch, today you are rememebered!
|Jul-25-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Kmoch.|
|Jul-29-12|| ||Karpova: Strong performance at the 13th Leopold Trebitsch Memorial, Vienna 1930. He shared 1st place together with Spielmann and scored 12 points (+8 =8) with no losses. Mueller came in 3rd with 11 points while Gruenfeld disappointed with 10 points and a shared 5-6th place.|
Source: Page 5 of the 1930 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Sep-07-12|| ||Karpova: Hans Kmoch visited the Netherlands from December 1933 to January 1934 with those results among others:|
Match against Dr. Bergsma +3 =1 -0
1. Kmoch 3.0
2. Mulder 2.0
3. Speyer 1.0
4. Van Hoorn 0.0
From page 45 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jan-31-13|| ||JimNorCal: Kmoch is one of my top 2 chess writers. I never finished Pawn Power, but his other books are terrific. I've lost track of how many times I would be reading along, think "I wonder what happens if Blacks play gxh?" and see a note "If gxh, White wins with ...".
Kmoch's notes are pitched at the precise PERFECT level for my chess understanding.
I wish a knowledgeable person would put a list of his books here so I could see what I've missed! :)
Besides the Rubinstein classic, he did the notes for the Bled 1931 tournament book put out by Caissa Editions. Also, for the 1948 World Championship Match Tournament (World Chessmasters in Battle Royale).|
|Jan-31-13|| ||WannaBe: <jimNorCal> Hey, do you want to meet up and push some wood around?? (I am terrible, by the way) |
I am in San Mateo County, drop me a note in my forum, if you wish.
|Sep-23-13|| ||DoctorD: Hans Kmoch is quoted as saying,"Where there are four chess players, there are at least three enemies" in the January 5, 1958 Chess Life, Aben Rudy's regular column "Chess Life in New York".|
|Oct-12-13|| ||Karpova: Blindfold Simul Tour in <Oberösterreich>:|
Steyr: +9 -3* =0
Linz: +8 -1 =1
Wels: +6 -2 =2
Ebensee: +6 -4 =0
Braunau: +11 -0 =0
Overall score after 53 games: +40 -10 =3
* it says <(+9, 3)> but I deduced that it were 3 losses from the overall score
From page 109 of the April 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
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