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|Jan-11-13|| ||leka: Bobby Fischer wrote in 1964 that Reshevsky was the best chess player from 1946 to 1956.Altough Botvinnik beat Reshevsky from 1936 to 1955 their games 5 wins 7 draws 2 losess.|
|Jan-11-13|| ||Jim Bartle: A single head-to-head record can't determine who's the better player over an era. Otherwise Gulko would be considered greater than Kasparov.|
|Jan-11-13|| ||jussu: <the number of guys who played both Lasker and Karpov is small.>|
Is there any other? It seems that Botvinnik only played Karpov in a simul, which sort of counts, too (he certainly played Lasker in Nottingham and Moscow 1935). Keres never played Lasker (although they met face to face). Can't think of any other candidates.
|Jan-11-13|| ||jussu: One exceedingly stupid person just wrote <Nottingham and Moscow 1935>. Now that I'm thinking about it, Nottingham took place in 1936, while there were tournaments in Moscow both 1935 and 1936, and I think all three featured both Lasker and Botvinnik.|
|Jan-11-13|| ||keypusher: <jussu: One exceedingly stupid person just wrote <Nottingham and Moscow 1935>. Now that I'm thinking about it, Nottingham took place in 1936, while there were tournaments in Moscow both 1935 and 1936, and I think all three featured both Lasker and Botvinnik.>|
Yes, you're right, except for the exceedingly stupid part of course.
|Feb-23-13|| ||technical draw: Reshevsky played in the 1970 Buenos Aires tournament which Fischer won. Fischer had 4 draws Reshevsky had 13 draws. Now drawing can mean that you are too hard to beat (like Petrossian) or to meek to win. In any case even Reshevsky's wins are draw like. I once had a book of Reshevsky's games and I was very happy. But when I started playing the games I said, What the heck is this? Incomprehensible maneuvering and long drawn out strategies.|
Even in his notable games above there are 4 draws. That said Reshevsky is still one of the great ones.
|Feb-23-13|| ||Phony Benoni: Well, two of those notable draws shouldn't really be considered draws. Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 is the famous "Swindle of the Century", and Szabo vs Reshevsky, 1953 is the game where Szabo didn't realize that you should look for mate in two against Reshevsky.|
|Feb-24-13|| ||RookFile: Reshevsky's mentality when winning was to try to deny his opponent counterplay. Not at all like Tal who just went for the throat. There is a place for the way Reshevsky played. Capa thought his style was a little too restricted - at least that's what he said in "Last Lectures".|
|Apr-22-13|| ||Gottschalk: "If Reshevsky sees a way to make
he does not feel uncomfortable to think 2h and 25 min to seize the opportunity
and turn it into a win."
Zurich Chess tournament Game 137 Reshevsky versus Euwe.
|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...
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