|Jul-29-03|| ||PVS: Nikolai Nikolayevich Riumin (1908-1942) was considered a rival to Botvinnik to whom he finished second in the 1931 Soviet Championship after having lead most of the way. He beat Capablanca (on time, but would have won anyway) at the Second Moscow International Tournament: Riumin vs Capablanca, 1935
. He won the 1935 Moscow Championship but beginning in 1937, his health then when into rapid decline. He had tuberculosis and smoked heavily. |
|Jul-30-03|| ||Ashley: Has something happened to call attention to this player? |
|Jul-30-03|| ||Sylvester: The controllers asked about information on him. There was another player page with a name like this one. PVS said it was this guy. |
|Jun-08-04|| ||Tigran Petrosian: Riumin had a lifetime plus record against Capablanca and Euwe. |
|May-14-05|| ||paladin at large: <Tigran Petrosian> Not true, Capablanca was two wins and one loss against Riumin. But Riumin blundered away his queen in a complex game in one of his losses, so overall he played Capa pretty tough. His games deserve attention. |
Ryumin is a more common transliteration from the Cyrillic, I believe.
|May-14-05|| ||Calli: BCM offers a book on Ryumin and Belavenyets. Scroll down the page a bit to see it.|
They also spelled the name with a "y".
|May-15-05|| ||paladin at large: <Calli> Thanks!|
|Nov-12-05|| ||WannaBe: Nikolai's children becomes Riumin-lans.
Okay, someone shoot me now, just get it over with.
|Nov-12-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Nikolai's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/rjum.html|
|Nov-21-05|| ||Koster: What did he to do to get sent to Siberia? Was it dropping his queen to Capablanca?|
|Mar-22-06|| ||paladin at large: <Koster><What did he to do to get sent to Siberia?> There were a lot of Russians regrouping in Siberia in 1942. You would not have wanted to be a Russian in western (German-occupied) Russia in those days.|
|May-04-06|| ||Gypsy: <In 1935 he won a match against Nikolay Dmitrievich Grigoriev (+6, =1, -1)...> Kotov/Yudovich give 1931 as the date for this match.|
|May-13-06|| ||Benzol: <Gypsy> You're quite right. Thanks I'll fix that.|
|Sep-05-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Nikolai Nikolaevich Riumin|
RIUMIN, Nikolay N.
|Sep-05-07|| ||brankat: Second behind Botvinnik twice (only 1/2 point), wins against Capablanca, Euwe, Stahlberg, 3 times Moscow Champ, which in itself was no small feat! |
All this while still in his twenties. Must have been a very talented, and strong master. Pity, he died so young. Could have gone far.
|Sep-05-07|| ||whiteshark: player of the day|
|Sep-05-07|| ||Resignation Trap: Here's a photo with him from the 1933 USSR Championship: http://www.chesspro.ru/pict2/rc33-7... : Left to right: Ilia Abramovich Kan , Nikolai Nikolaevich Riumin , Mikhail M Yudovich Sr. and Nikolai Sorokin .|
|Sep-05-08|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Riumin.|
|Apr-20-09|| ||DWINS: This guy was a fantastic attacker. Chernev says that "so bewildering were his conceptions that they once caused even the great Capablanca to lose his bearings and forfeit a game to him on time limit!"|
|Sep-05-09|| ||laskereshevsky: <Mikhail Botvinnik wrote of him "... ...He, undoubtedly, was one of the strongest representatives of the younger generation of chess masters. He loved chess passionately and he was a very pleasant man...>|
Thisis to be frame!... Thought never read so gently words about another chess-player from BOT....
|Sep-05-09|| ||whiteshark: I wonder if friends wrote him as NN on the score sheet?|
|Sep-20-09|| ||whiteshark: Never touch a riumin' system!|
|Sep-25-11|| ||wordfunph: "If you want to become a master, you must learn to lose, you must learn to
withstand a blow, so that in the game following a defeat you play as if nothing had happened!"|
- Nikolai Riumin (to the young Yuri Averbakh)
Source: Averbakh's Selected Games