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|Mar-08-12|| ||AlanPardew: Or even http://www.chessarch.com/archive/00...|
|Mar-08-12|| ||TheFocus: Thanks <Alan>. I posted the wrong link.|
|Mar-08-12|| ||AlanPardew: <What's the evidence that Alekhine's brother was murdered in 1939?>|
Apparently, none, unless we consider everyone who died in the Soviet Union to have been a victim of communism.
|Mar-08-12|| ||brankat: <AlanPardew> <<What's the evidence that Alekhine's brother was murdered in 1939?>|
Apparently, none, unless we consider everyone who died in the Soviet Union to have been a victim of communism.>
True. The link You posted offers none either.
|Mar-08-12|| ||AlanPardew: If there was any firm indication that Alexey died an unnatural death, my old friend Tomasz would almost certainly have recounted it. The solitary information in that regard we have so far comes from the none too reliable reminiscences of Hans Kmoch. I mean, if you're going to report a homicide, at least get the decade right.|
|Mar-18-12|| ||Dr. Yes: Re: murder of Alexander Alekhine's brother, some posters who deny his being murdered must not be reading their own Wiki-Pedia Bible.|
|Jun-11-12|| ||wordfunph: "We would study openings all day and by evening he wouldn't remember anything we looked at."|
- GM Pal Benko (on Sammy Reshevsky)
Source: What it Takes to Become a Chess Master by GM Andrew Soltis
|Jul-07-12|| ||twinlark: <TheFocus>
<<AlanPardew> < What's the evidence that Alekhine's brother was murdered in 1939?>
Well, for me, it is pretty conclusive. I mean the guy was shot several times, had a knife stuck in his back, and was hanging from a tree by a rope around his neck.>
That seems highly specific information about Alexei. Do you have a source for this info?
|Jul-08-12|| ||RookFile: Reshevsky was one of the guys who believed the middlegame started on move 1.|
|Jul-14-12|| ||Pulpofeira: Sammy would have win a match against Botvinnik in 1915.|
|Aug-21-12|| ||Helios727: On the Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._C...) for the U.S. Chess Championships, it says that for 1942 "An erroneous ruling by the director allowed Reshevsky to tie for first with Isaac Kashdan.
Reshevsky won a playoff match against Kashdan 6 months later." |
Does anyone know what the "erroneous ruling" was?
|Aug-21-12|| ||perfidious: <Helios727> See the kibitzing here (Reshevsky vs Denker, 1942).|
|Aug-23-12|| ||Helios727: <Pulpofeira> Sammy might have even beat Botvinnik in 1954 or 1957 (in a set match). But if he could not win the preliminaries to get there, too bad.|
|Sep-01-12|| ||Pulpofeira: <Helios727> Totally agree.|
|Nov-26-12|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Speaking of Wikipedia, the website's Picture of the Day (11/26/12) consists of 8-9 year old Sammy giving s simultaneous display. He's probably walloping all of the old men.|
|Nov-26-12|| ||RookFile: We don't have to speculate too much because Reshevsky did beat Botvinnik in a 4 game set to in 1955. Bronstein admitted later that the Candidates 1953 was fixed.|
|Nov-26-12|| ||ughaibu: RookFile: nice to see you still have your sense of humour.|
|Nov-26-12|| ||perfidious: It does not necessarily follow that Reshevsky would have won a longer match vs Botvinnik because he scored 2.5/4 in what was, after all, a team event. Using the same logic, we might conclude that Larsen was the equal of then-champion Spassky due to his result of +1 -1 =1 in the first USSR-Rest of World match, held in 1970.|
|Nov-26-12|| ||RookFile: I don't think Botvinnik was in great form in 1955. His results that year look like that of an strong GM rather than that of a world dominator. I think he was more preoccupied then with engineering pursuits, while Reshevsky was basically in his prime.|
|Nov-26-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: One thing which could have had crucial importance in a Reshevsky-Botvinnik match could have been openings.|
Maybe I am doing Sammy an injustice here; it does seem Botvinnik's approach of thorough preparation, including middlegame positions, would have been too much in view of Sammy's lack of opening knowledge. Add to this the former was well known for severe time trouble too....
|Nov-26-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday Sammy.|
|Nov-26-12|| ||RookFile: Reshevsky would have booked up for Botvinnik, of course. He did the same for Fischer in 1961 and unleashed some interesting opening ideas in that match.|
|Nov-26-12|| ||Poulsen: <perfidious><Using the same logic, we might conclude that Larsen was the equal of then-champion Spassky due to his result of +1 -1 =1 in the first USSR-Rest of World match, held in 1970.> I would say, that Larsen indeed was very equal to Spassky in 1970 - although Spassky would have an edge off course. |
Larsens problem was, that he was - for several reasons - never a really great matchplayer - and thus was destined to never become WCh.
|Nov-26-12|| ||perfidious: <Poulsen> I have long believed that in the period spanning roughly 1967-1970, Larsen's tournament record was superior to that of any player, Fischer and the Soviet GMs included. Trouble was, his optimism (which I regard as an important factor in his successes) got punished at the very highest levels, as Bogolyubov's had before him.|
|Nov-26-12|| ||Eduardo Bermudez: The only chess player who beat every one of the world champions from Lasker to Smyslov and as well like special gift to Bobby Fischer !!|
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