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|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <You have to accustom yourself to practical study at home, you have to devote time to studies, to the history of chess, the development of chess, of chess culture> - Mikhail Botvinnik.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <I ... have two vocations: chess and engineering. If I played chess only, I believe that my success would not have been significantly greater. I can play chess well only when I have fully convalesced from chess and when the 'hunger for chess' once more awakens within me> - Mikhail Botvinnik.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <It is peculiar but a fact nonetheless, that the gamblers in chess have enthusiastic followers> - Mikhail Botvinnik.|
|May-16-15|| ||TheFocus: <Every great master will find it useful to have his own theory on the openings, which only he himself knows, a theory which is closely linked with plans for the middle game> - Mikhail Botvinnik.|
|May-16-15|| ||TheFocus: <Memorization of variations could be even worse than playing in a tournament without looking in the books at all> - Mikhail Botvinnik.|
|May-16-15|| ||TheFocus: <It must be clearly understood that Soviet players do not seek simple systems in the opening, but try to formulate opening systems in which everything is complicated, distinctive, or new> - Mikhail Botvinnik.|
|May-17-15|| ||TheFocus: <When my opponent's clock is going I discuss general considerations in an internal dialogue with myself. When my own clock is going I analyze concrete variations> - Mikhail Botvinnik.|
|May-17-15|| ||tallike: Anyone knows where the above photo of Botvinnik was taken?|
|May-19-15|| ||TheFocus: <Botvinnik almost makes you feel that difficulty attracts him and stimulates him to the full unfolding of his powers. Most players feel uncomfortable in difficult positions, but Botvinnik seems to enjoy them> - Max Euwe.|
|May-19-15|| ||TheFocus: <Where dangers threaten from every side and the smallest slackening of attention might be fatal; in a position which requires a nerve of steel and intense concentration - Botvinnik is in his element> - Max Euwe.|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess, like any creative activity, can exist only through the combined efforts of those who have creative talent, and those who have the ability to organize their creative work> - Mikhail Botvinnik.|
|May-27-15|| ||TheFocus: <In opposite colored Bishop endings when both sides have weak pawns one should not try for a big material advantage> - Mikhail Botvinnik.|
|May-28-15|| ||James Demery: Hey ughaibu I read your quote in reference to the games of Botvinnik. I realise it was some time ago, but I was curious who that quote was from?|
|May-28-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess is no whit inferior to the violin, and we have a large number of professional violinists> - Mikhail Botvinnik.|
|May-28-15|| ||keypusher: <James Demery> himself, if I'm thinking of the right quote.|
|Jun-10-15|| ||cro777: For his funeral Botvinnik had ordered:
"No chess players. I want to leave quietly."
|Jun-17-15|| ||James Demery: U were right Keypusher. It was ughaibu that said that on an earlier page. He really does not like Botvinnik's games.|
|Jun-17-15|| ||perfidious: <ughhaibu> is also a leading fan of Fischer.|
|Jun-18-15|| ||James Demery: Lol yes thats true, ughaibu loves Fischer. U can tell by all the positive things he's posted about Fischer over the years.|
|Jul-07-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: Botvinnik was not only a fine chess player, but also a great annotator|
|Sep-01-15|| ||keypusher: <Jun-04-13
Premium Chessgames Member keypusher: Here, incidentally, is the list of people who won world title matches aged 50 or above.
Regrettably, this is not true. Botvinnik was 49 when he closed out the 1961 match in May. He turned 50 in August. The list of people who won world title matches aged 49 or above would be the same, but that just doesn't have the same resonance.
|Nov-13-15|| ||NeverAgain: Mikhail Botvinnik (kibitz #692)
<Jun-20-07 acirce: <euripides><brankat> Thanks, I didn't know 'rodina' was gender-neutral, it's odd then that it is not translated that way.|
Still suppose there must be a difference between 'otechestvo' and 'rodina' in terms of psychological connotation and use, but I don't fully understand what.>
<Jun-20-07 brankat: <acirce> "Rodina" corresponds to "it", "otyechestvo" (fatherland) to "he".
It is hard to translate "rodina" literally into Eninglish. "Roditi" is "to give birth", "rodina", "a land of one's birth". It expresses more than just patriotism in ideological sense, it implies an unbreakable tie with one's soil/roots. More so than "fatherland".
Also "rodina" is used more commonly than "fatherland".>
Actually, "Родина" (usually capitalized) is feminine gender and "отечество" is neutral. The former corresponds to "motherland" and the latter to "homeland", with corresponding differences in usage ("Rodina" is a much more emotionally loaded term).
A classic example of this is the June 1941 mobilization poster "Rodina-mat' zovyot!" (Motherland calls):
a kind of Soviet counterpart of the US "I want YOU for U.S. Army" poster from the WWI days that featured Uncle Sam.
brankat got the rest of his post right, though.
|Nov-13-15|| ||keypusher: < offramp: <TheFocus: <Chess is the art which expresses the science of logic> - Botvinnik, Mikhail.>
A work of art can be copyrighted, so if a game of chess can't be copyrighted it is not a work of art.|
The reason you can't copyright a chess game is that it is created by two people working in opposition to each other. A work of art <can> be copyrighted by two people because they are cooperating.>
Glad that's settled. Can chess problems be copyrighted?
<NeverAgain> Thank you.
|Nov-13-15|| ||Sally Simpson: " Can chess problems be copyrighted?"
No. But woe betide anyone who tries to pass another's composition off as one of his own or tampers with it. (rotating the board, moving the entire problem one file to the left or right or up and down a rank.)
This is a charge laid at the feet of one Francis Percival Wenman.
Francis Percival Wenman
Edward Winter tries to come in from the angle that because Wenman never said the problems were his he might not be to blame.
However he agrees there is no hiding the fact some of the problems were constructed by the methods stated above.
Edward Winter link.
That picture on Winter's page of the 1920 British Chess Championship was taken not far from my house.
I located the exact spot and had some fun with it.
|Nov-13-15|| ||Olavi: My name is Wenman, Francis P.
Some of my problems were composed by me.
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