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|May-20-13|| ||Tabanus: http://heritageechecsfra.free.fr/im...|
Picture is from the site http://heritageechecsfra.free.fr/19..., sorry if posted before!
|May-20-13|| ||Phony Benoni: Wow! He's playing Albert M Swank!|
|May-20-13|| ||TheFocus: Yep, that's Swank. I could tell from the beard.
<Sammy> See... I move my horsey here and I win your Queen.
<Albert>: Nice game, Sammy.
<Sammy> Swank you!
|Aug-29-13|| ||Dionysius1: From the bio <In 1984, at the age of 72, he took first place in a grandmaster tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland>. As this is the last line in his bio, could it be made more specific (the Rejkjavik Open)? It sounds sad to have a slightly vague fact ending a note of his illustrious career, IMO.|
|Aug-29-13|| ||chancho: <As this is the last line in his bio, could it be made more specific (the Rejkjavik Open)>|
It was an 11 round swiss, 60 players played the event, and Reshevsky scored 8-3 and tied for 1st-3rd.
(5 wins 0 losses 6 draws.)
|Sep-21-13|| ||offramp: So his last event was in Reykjavik. If he had died there he might have been buried in the cemetery of Laugardalur Church.|
|Sep-22-13|| ||TheFocus: No, he played for another 5 years after Reykjavic.
Last event was a 4 game/30 drawn match against Smyslov in 1991.
|Oct-30-13|| ||Karpova: C.N. 8374 links to the article <Sammy Reshevky - America's New Champion> by Philip Slomovitz in the 'Jewish Criterion' of June 5, 1936, forwarded by Harrie Grondijs (Rijswijk, the Netherlands): http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...|
|Mar-01-14|| ||Yopo: Reshevsky at Paris in the year 1920
http://heritageechecsfra.free.fr/19... (in french)
|May-05-14|| ||offramp: I wonder when his best period was?
I'd say 1950 to 1955.
|May-05-14|| ||Petrosianic: Probably more like 1935-1955.|
|May-05-14|| ||RedShield: 1917 to 1991.|
|May-05-14|| ||RookFile: I think Petrosianic is right on this one. It matches a comment Robert Byrne made one time. He noticed that Reshevsky took his game to a whole new level when he was in his 40's - most people are declining then, not Reshevsky.|
|Jun-10-14|| ||GumboGambit: Regardless of how Americans spell/pronounce it, his Polish surname (Rzeszewski) is very similar to Coach Ks. It is pronounced ' Zheshevski '.|
|Jul-05-14|| ||zanzibar: Looking at his bio in <Pan-American Chess Congress (1945)>, I see that he was living in Roxbury, MA (USA) at the time.|
See also: http://heritageechecsfra.free.fr/19...
(in French) where he signed a book with the location as well.
|Jul-05-14|| ||zanzibar: I found refs to him being in Roxbury ~ 1942 (maybe earlier?) - 1950|
<He played less as the years went by, increasingly devoting himself to his religion, classical music and his family in Spring Valley, where he had settled in 1950.>
From his NYT obit: http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/07/n...
|Oct-13-14|| ||sfm: <RookFile: ...a whole new level when he was in his 40's - most people are declining then, not Reshevsky.>
Right, that is probably because most people would already have already developed their talent and topped. In Reshevsky there was still lots of undeveloped resources due to his absence.
I hope he enjoyed being accountant, but I doubt it was better than what he would have been: world champion material. Fischer had the luck that nobody tore him away.|
|Nov-13-14|| ||TheFocus: I have been looking at Reshevsky's career and note that so many of his tournament and match games are missing from the database.|
Scandalous for such a fine player's career to be presented here.
|Nov-13-14|| ||Petrosianic: Speaking of scandalous, calling Reshevsky a "Fine" player is a little impolitic too.|
|Nov-13-14|| ||zanzibar: <TheFocus> Really? <CG> has 1490 of his games. Here's some of the other db's I have:|
(Reshevsky search term)
<Enormous> 1875 (Hyatt's db)
<Fritz 12> 1043
<CG> is actually doing fairly well in comparison.
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PS - Does anybody know an easy way to get the number of filter games from Fritz without saving the games to a PGN and using emacs to count occurrences of Reshevsky? Ugh!
|Nov-13-14|| ||TheFocus: <zanzibar> Gordon's bio has 1768 games.|
I don't submit games though. A biographer would have to do it.
|Nov-13-14|| ||zanzibar: Ha. Well, I think Enormous must have most of them... and I am aware that it has duplicate entries.|
I've been working on software to compare two data sets and cull out non-overlaps. Might be a good acid test.
Any glaring omissions thought? Like a favorite you think unforgivable not to have in the collection?
|Nov-13-14|| ||TheFocus: Not searched far enough yet.|
|Nov-17-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: <sfm: ... Fischer had the luck that nobody tore him away.>|
Well, it wasn't luck, it was Fischer himself. For example, he cut his mother out of his life for a while so he could focus (even more) on chess.
|Feb-24-15|| ||MissScarlett: Dale A Brandreth in <QCH>, Spring 1/1999:|
<As an example, I was very impressed by the account of Alekhine's visit to Hungary in 1927 on the eve of his titanic struggle with Capablanca. His games in the Kecskemet (1927) tournament are given together with a detailed report of the games he played in three simultaneous exhibitions in Budapest and Szenta. Hungary's chess fans idolized Alekhine. Alekhine sought to achieve a good score, but he also strove to give an impressive display of his mastery by the quality of his play.
When I think of the contrast of Alekhine's scintillating performances there and a super-efficient but dull simul (against weaker players) by Reshevsky in the 1980's which I saw in West Chester, Pennsylvania (+25, 0, 0), it is easy to understand why there are so many books devoted to Alekhine and so few to Reshevsky. In fact, after the West Chester performance the consensus was that he would not be invited back, principally because of his dead-fish personality, unfriendly disposition, and total lack of any attempt to entertain.>
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