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|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...
|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.
* * * * *
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.
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