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|Sep-25-08|| ||Sularus: no pic for this ancient eh|
|Sep-06-09|| ||wordfunph: GM Zoltan Ribli Happy Birthday..|
|Sep-06-09|| ||WhiteRook48: i believe i have heard of this guy|
|Mar-22-10|| ||ozmikey: How to tell a chess tragic. When my baby daughter spills some of her milk during a feed, I now refer to her as Zoltan Dribbly.|
|Jun-16-11|| ||Antiochus: Ribli achieved a definitive-artistic win with a creative opening Ribli vs B Thorfinnsson, 2005|
|Sep-06-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <BishopofBlunder: I like anybody with a cool name like Zoltan. It sounds like a comic book super-villain.>|
You mean to say you've never heard of Spider-Man's great adversary, Joltin' Zoltan?
Under Hungary's Soviet-aligned former regime, he ran a museum of curiosities: Ribli's Believe It Or Else.
|Sep-06-12|| ||HeMateMe: Best chess name ever.|
|Sep-06-12|| ||Eggman: It'd be nice to have a pic for this two-time candidate and former world top ten. Oh, and happy birthday!|
|Sep-07-12|| ||waustad: He's now the captain for the Austrian Open Olympic team. Happy B'day, but losing 0-4 to the Czech squad probably wasn't what he had in mind for today.|
|Sep-06-13|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Zoltan!|
|Sep-08-13|| ||RedShield: Not to be confused with <salt and vinegar>.|
|Sep-04-14|| ||waustad: Markus Ragger speaks well of him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPh...|
|Feb-24-15|| ||zanzibar: I found this commentary online about Ribli's good performance in <Subotica izt (1987)>:|
<In the first tournament in Subotica, Sax, Short, and Speelman qualified. Lubomir Kavalek withdrew after six rounds; his results are not included in the totals for the other players. Robert Hübner was invited, but declined to participate. As a result, Ribli had a free day during the last round. To show his displeasure, he refused to take part in a playoff against Tal, which could have been important, if a reserve spot had opened up in the Candidates Tournament. >
Does anybody know if this is true?
I know that Ribli didn't do the play-off with Tal for the alt spot, but was it really because he was unhappy over a last round bye?
(Which would be unfortunate scheduling - since he couldn't play all-out for a win at the end.)
|Feb-24-15|| ||Paint My Dragon: <Z> It would be hard to get to the absolute truth behind this, because players who don't observe the rules can be punished. He therefore told Tal that he was going home to seek medical advice. Reading between the lines of BCM's report however, it was clear that Ribli had arrived with the plan of drawing with his closest rivals and defeating the rest. Unfortunately, it didn't work out like that for him and he was probably generally disappointed, in addition to his thoughts on the last round bye fiasco. In actual fact there were many disruptions to the schedule, not just the Hubner debacle. Kavalek also scratched part way through in controversial circumstances, causing more byes. Alburt and Tal both took illness breaks meaning that planned rest days were filled with re-scheduled games and some games I believe were even played in hotel rooms. Hard to imagine how that could happen! And other strange stuff - Short wearing shorts caused an uproar (yes, there was a FIDE dress code even then). Also, Tal was giving regular simul exhibitions during the tournament - a bit crazy, it didn't seem to help him in the end.|
|Feb-25-15|| ||Retireborn: <Paint my Dragon> According to Jon Speelman's tournament report in NiC it was actually only Ribli who complained about Short's shorts, in consequence of which Nigel did *not* wear said shorts v Ribli. I don't think anybody else cared. Speelman mentioned that somebody else - I think it was Lev Alburt - was also wearing shorts. It was a hot June, no doubt!|
A few years later I played against Ribli myself (in a simul!) and he was a nice enough guy. Probably he was having an unhappy time in this tournament because of the muddled schedule, as you say.
|Feb-25-15|| ||Paint My Dragon: <Retireborn> Thanks. Yes, I should have said "caused an uproar in the media". The incident got front page attention in the UK national newspapers. <Infra dignitatem>, or an infringement of dignity, was how it was termed. Short had previously incurred the wrath of Campomanes at Biel in 1985 for a similar offence. But as you say, only Ribli officially complained this time, and Short had to make the undertaking not to wear the offending items if anyone else objected in advance, in writing. Temperatures were recorded above 30 Centigrade.|
|Feb-25-15|| ||zanzibar: Can't help but chuckle at this thread. What is it about British and pants?!|
A mention in the tournament bio surely is merited, with a pointer to the above.
<Infra dignitatem>, might even deserve an entry in the vocabulary list.
|Sep-06-15|| ||Eduardo Bermudez: 1) Tigran Petrosian: 94
2) Boris Spassky: 86
3) Vasily Ivanchuk: 84
4) PaulKeres: 76
5) Zoltan Ribli: 67
6) Vladimir Kramnik: 64
7) Mikhail Tal: 62
8) Borislav Ivkov: 51
9) Julio Bolbochán: 50
10) Gennady Sosonko: 47
More consecutive games without losing in Olympiads !!
|Aug-09-17|| ||diagonal: Ribli wins a World Chess Legends Exhibition in Spain: http://www.scacchierando.it/rapidbl...|
World Chess Legends was a Rapid and Blitz combined round-robin tournament of four former top players which took place from 27-30 June 2017 in Platja d'Aro, Spain:
Karpov, Ljubojevic, Ribli and Timman played six rounds of Rapid, followed by another six rounds of Blitz.
Ribli won the blitz play-off against Karpov 2-0 (note: some sources were published before the play-off, or do only show the Rapid or Blitz standings alone).
Official website: www.platjadarochessfestival.cat/en/;
|Oct-14-17|| ||zanzibar: One of his wins was Mexico City (1980):
<Zoltan Ribli, a Hungarian grandmaster, won the $4,000 first prize in the Mexico City International Tournament with a 10-2 score.>
By ROBERT BYRNE
October 27, 1980,
Section Sports, Page C20
|Oct-14-17|| ||Retireborn: <z> According to your Di Felice link he won eight games at Mexico, but only one (against Romanishin, present on here) made it to Informator.|
I'd love to see the others if they ever turn up. At his best Ribli has an elegant, Capablanca-like style.
|Oct-14-17|| ||zanzibar: <RB> you've given me an excuse to get away from politics for a bit (thankfully). |
The games from the GM and Master section are terribly mixed up in <MillBase>, and I doubt <CB> online is much better. Let me check 365chess (normally the best site, at least until <CG> gets its bulk-submission act together)...
Whoa, no mention at all on 365?!
Just checked <CB> online, specifically for Ribli, and found four games
<mexico city 1980 ribli>
I did find one additional game, Ribli--Nogueira (1980) 1-0, a French Tarrasch, in Boletin de Ajedrez N1 (1981).
|Oct-14-17|| ||Retireborn: <z> Thanks. Must admit that, though a CB user, I have never got to grips with CB online. Must get myself an account.|
As for 365, my impression is that (at least for older stuff) it simply matches my CB Big 2002, so it's no surprise that they don't have this tournament either.
|Oct-14-17|| ||zanzibar: <<RB> Must get myself an account.>|
Having an account has advantages, I'm sure, but they're kind enough to allow guest usage - which is quite handy in and of itself.
|Oct-14-17|| ||zanzibar: PS- I would agree that <365> ~= <CB>.|
Maybe not entirely, but quite likely.
I once was in a phase of actually comparing tournament games one-by-one between the various online database sources, actually looking for discrepancies and reliability. There's probably a few blog posts on the matter that I won't bother to bore you with.
The fact that <CG> still refuses to conform in player name format (using <First Last> instead of <Last First>) made such work unnecessarily complicated, and I fear I was the only one to even try it.
Ah - but I said I was trying to stay away from politics!
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