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|Mar-30-06|| ||offramp: Also part of a second's duty is to go to the board, stop the clocks and say, "Okay. I think my boy's had enough."|
|Mar-31-06|| ||Bobak Zahmat: What are you talking about?|
|Sep-27-06|| ||RonB52734: This evidently is a picture of Epishin: I wonder if acirce actually saw this face in his dream? :)http://www.newinchess.com/Archives/...|
|Jun-12-07|| ||midknightblue: Epishin was at the HB Global a couple years ago. He is a very large man. Perhaps the worlds expert on the sicilian Kan. I am always interested in his lates Kan games. I noticed he was in an OKELLY just yesterday|
|Jul-11-08|| ||whiteshark: Happy Birthday, GM Epishin!|
|Mar-23-09|| ||slomarko: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...|
|Mar-23-09|| ||JoseMacuteJr: GM Epishin plays sicilian Kan. Is Kan similar to Paulsen? Anybody?|
|Mar-23-09|| ||slomarko: yes similar|
|Mar-24-09|| ||JointheArmy: There's a story a I heard on the now defunct website WCN. I vaguely remember this, so it's not entirely accurate, but here it is.|
My friend was playing at the Canadian Open and goes outside at night in the cold only to see GM Epishin. He's smoking and asks him if he knew who won the FIDE KO tournament in Libya. When my friend told him Kasimdzhanov won and Adams was one move away from winning, he said, <Kasimdzhanov is World Champion?> Then he shook his head, put out his cigarette and walked away.
|Mar-24-09|| ||JoseMacuteJr: I find it quite confusing in Kan and Paulsen openings. Up to the 10th move they are becoming similar to Taimanov and Scheveniningen, then we have the new one - svesnikov. American books mentioned Paulsen while most of those from europe mention Kan. ???|
|Mar-25-09|| ||jetskyindian: Per Chessbase: "Epishin called the arbiter while pressing on his side of the clock. Anish tried to press down on the lever, but did not have a chance against the burly Russian GM."|
Nice behavior Mr. Epishin, using your size against a little kid. Were you abused as a child? If I were arbiter I would disqualify you and ban your rear end so fast it would make your head spin. I would also report the incident to police - though they probably couldn't do anything - and write a letter to FIDE and recommend the strictest disciplinary action possible.
I hope you never get invited to another chess event in your life. You have absolutely zero place in the public chess world. Do us all a favor and GET OUT.
|Mar-25-09|| ||lorker: well, if he was really such a bad guy as <jetskyindian> and chessbase would like us to believe, why would Epishin agree a draw when his opponent only had 14 seconds left. People shouldn't believe the biased reports coming from chessbase. Epishins behavior doesnt seem so bad if you think about it, and it was only a blitz tournament, and his opponent had been moving in an unsporting manner.|
|Jul-11-10|| ||wordfunph: GM Vladimir Epishin's Quotes..
"Top players do not play gambits because they are too risky. Top players prefer safe draws."
"Anand is stronger than Kamsky, but Anand has psychological problems."
"GM Vladimir Kramnik is a hard worker, but his problem is that he enjoys having fun, including a preference to drink."
"One should spend three times as much time studying one's own games than that of others since there are simply too much information around nowadays to study other people's games."
"Karpov is quite capable of winning the world title back from Kasparov."
happy birthday GM Epishin!
|Jul-11-10|| ||wordfunph: "Epishin, even with his rating of 2667, was the kind of man I felt an instinctive pity for: he was a step beyond plump, his hair was disheveled, his clothes were old and unwashed, and his heavy glasses slid down his nose like wax on a candle."|
- J.C. Hallman
|Jul-11-10|| ||talisman: happy birthday vladimir..."we want more quotes".|
|Jul-11-10|| ||whiteshark: Epishins Erben --> http://www.epishin.de/|
|Jul-19-10|| ||Remizatorul: Nice pics gallery here...
and here too...
|Nov-10-10|| ||SvetlanaBabe: My favourite chess player.|
|Jul-30-12|| ||whiteshark: Vladimir Epishin is the winner of the third edition of the Festival “Land of the Elimi”, which was held in Erice (TP) July 25 to 29, 2012. The Russian GM lost only half a point in seven rounds and claimed the gold with 6,5/7.|
|Nov-04-12|| ||alexmagnus: http://whychess.com/en/node/4116|
|Jul-11-13|| ||brainzugzwang: < wordfunph: GM Vladimir Epishin's Quotes ... "GM Vladimir Kramnik is a hard worker, but his problem is that he enjoys having fun, including a preference to drink." >|
That's rather funny. Forgive me if I'm wrong here, but I seem to recall a Chess Life report on a New York Open around 1989 or '90 or so -- I believe Khalifman won, and a bunch of young -up-and-coming Soviets were in it -- where these young guys, including Epishin, found a club with a couple rounds to go in the event that was especially hospitable to Russians.
The CL report went on to say that none of them was in much shape to play the day after, most taking quick draws, and whoever drew Epishin that round was lucky because, well, it wasn't a pleasant sensory experience to sit across the table from him that morning. Anyone who can further enlighten, or correct, the story, please do so.
|Jul-11-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 49th birthday to GM Vladimir Epishin.|
|Aug-25-14|| ||MissScarlett: < At 9, [Kamsky] beat a 18 year old boy: it was Epishin, now trainer of Karpov's team.>|
|Apr-06-16|| ||john barleycorn: A nice finish against the 12 year old Kamsky (game is not in this database)|
<Epishin, Vladimir - Kamsky, Gata 1-0
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Bg7 5. e4 Nc6 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Nc3 d6 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O Bd7 10. Qd2 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Bc6 12. f3 a5 13. Kh1 Nd7 14. Bxg7 Kxg7 15. f4 Nc5 16. Bf3 a4 17. Rad1 Qa5 18. Qe3 Qb4 19. e5 Bxf3 20. Rxf3 Qxc4 21. f5 dxe5 22. Rh3 Rad8 23. Qxe5+ Kg8 24. Nd5 f6 25. Qxe7 Rd7 26. fxg6 h6 27. Rxh6 Qxd5 28. Rh8+ Kxh8 29. g7+ Kh7 30. gxf8=Q+ 1-0>
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of course, 26....Rxe7 is followed by 27.Nxe7+ Kg7 28.Rxh7
|Jul-11-18|| ||OrangeTulip: Happy birthday to GM Epishin!
5 Years ago he won the open rapid tournament of our chess club. Several GM’s participated. But fysically he was a shadow of the man he usd to be.
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