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|Aug-13-06|| ||Albertan: [Event "Empresa A"]
[Site "Montreal CAN"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 Re8 8.
Qc2 Be4 9. Qb3 c5 10. Nc3 Bxf3 11. Bxf3 Nc6 12. dxc5 Nd4 13. Qa4 Nxf3+ 14.
exf3 bxc5 15. Bf4 d5 16. cxd5 exd5 17. Be5 d4 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. Ne4 Be7 20.
Rac1 Bf8 21. b3 Re5 22. f4 Rd5 23. Qc4 Qd7 24. Qd3 Re8 25. Nd2 Rxe1+ 26.
Rxe1 Rd6 27. Re5 Re6 28. Nc4 f6 29. Rxe6 Qxe6 30. f5 Qd5 31. f3 Bd6 32. Kf2
Bc7 33. Qe4 Qxe4 34. fxe4 g6 35. h3 Kg7 36. Nd2 Kf7 37. g4 Bf4 38. Nc4 Ke7
39. Ke2 Kd7 40. fxg6 hxg6 41. h4 Ke6 42. Kd3 f5 43. gxf5+ gxf5 44. a4 Kf6
45. a5 a6 46. Nb6 fxe4+ 47. Kxe4 Bd2 48. Nd7+ Kg6 49. Nxc5 Bxa5 50. Kxd4
[Event "Empresa A"]
[Site "Montreal CAN"]
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 e6 3. c4 c6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Bf4 Bd6 7. Bxd6 Qxd6
8. e3 Bf5 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Nbd7 11. O-O O-O 12. Rab1 1/2-1/2
|Jan-31-07|| ||Dr.Lecter: <Luviasean><aw1988> But Gulko has a plus score against kasparov. He deserves more credit.|
|Feb-09-07|| ||duchamp64: Happy Birthday Boris!|
|Feb-09-07|| ||who: Also, Teimour Radjabov has a plus score against Kasparov in classical games.|
|May-20-07|| ||vesivialvy93: i am looking for a game Gulko played in 2002 vs deep shredder , i know deep shredder won with whites but i can't find the game ?!
|May-20-07|| ||Chessdreamer: <Deep Shredder vs.Gulko, 2002> NICBase:|
[White "COMP Deep Shredder, "]
[Black "Gulko, Boris Frantsevich"]
[NIC "FR 14.1.6"]
1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5 3.Nd2 b6 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 c5 6.O-O c4 7.Be2 dxe4 8.Ng5 Bb7 9.Nxc4 Be7 10.Ne5 O-O 11.Bc4 Bd5 12.Be2 h6 13.Ngxf7 Rxf7 14.Nxf7 Kxf7 15.Bf4 Bb7 16.c3 Nc6 17.f3 exf3 18.Bxf3 Qd7 19.Qe2 Re8 20.Bh5 g6 21.Bg4 Nxg4 22.Qxg4 Kg7 23.Bxh6 Kxh6 24.Qh3 Kg7 25.Rf7 1-0
|May-20-07|| ||vesivialvy93: <chessdreamer>THANKS ! that's the game ! ... i can't sleep this night and i took my anthology of chess combinations and the combination start at 23.Bxh6+... now i can go to bed !
thx again !|
|Aug-06-07|| ||talisman: congratulations Boris! 3-time usa champion! remember right around your birthday crawfish come into season...come check us out!|
|Mar-13-08|| ||spasskey69: Gulko is one of the heroes of chess. His life and games deserve a great biography and games collection. Does anyone know if someone is working on this?|
|Dec-06-08|| ||gogulko: I believe Gulko himself is working such a book.|
|Feb-09-09|| ||brankat: The only player to have become the Champion of both the USA and the USSR!|
Which proves that the two ideologies and systems were not so incompatible? :-)
|Feb-09-09|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Boris!|
|Feb-09-09|| ||fich: Such talent. Back in the USSR, he wasn't much given a chance by the government and nurtured Karpov more. |
All the same, Happy Birthday Mr. Gulko!
|Feb-09-09|| ||Granny O Doul: Well, I guess jail isn't the MOST nurturing environment. But there is usually some chess activity.|
|Feb-09-09|| ||fich: Funny. I meant chance to compete outside USSR, exposure.|
|Feb-09-09|| ||WhiteRook48: think I've heard of him before|
|Jul-05-09|| ||returnoftheking: About the quote of "searching for bobby fischer".
If Averbakh is the first contact, who is the 2nd...?
And what's more, what player is the informant?
|Jul-05-09|| ||kurtrichards: The only player to be both US and USSR Champion. Cool. :)|
|Jul-06-09|| ||HeMateMe: Related topic--Lev Alburt has won the championship of Ukraine one or more times, and has won the US Championship 3 times. Are those two the only people to have won a championship in the USA and another country? Good trivia question.|
|Jul-06-09|| ||whiteshark: <HeMate: <Good trivia question.>> You just have to work through the list:
|Jul-06-09|| ||whiteshark: How about Lubomir Kavalek|
<He's been Czech Champion in 1962 and 1968, was joint US Champion in 1973 and West German Champion in 1981.> !!!
* And according to the wiki-page also sole US champion in 1978.
|Jul-06-09|| ||Phony Benoni: Walter Browne, Australian Champion in 1969 as well as being Mr. Six-Time.|
|Jul-06-09|| ||HeMateMe: so kavalek has ruled 4 countries? He's a regular dictator, he is. Thanks for the info. The USA is lucky to have him, I think he has played for the US in Olympiad play.|
|Oct-05-10|| ||HeMateMe: Gulko is a major part of the new book "The KGB Plays Chess."|
"Boris Gulko, Vladimir Popov, Yuri Felshtinsky and Viktor Kortschnoi [sic], The KGB Plays Chess: The Soviet Secret Police and the Fight for the World Chess Crown (Russell Enterprises, 2010). 176 pp. $19.95.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. –Thoreau
Get busy living, or get busy dying. –The Shawshank Redemption
The KGB Plays Chess is a fascinating volume, focused primarily on the seven years GM Boris Gulko and his wife, WGM Anna Akhsharumova, spent as “Refuseniks” in the USSR. Viktor Korchnoi and Anatoly Karpov both feature in the story in an integral way, and many other chess players show up in cameo roles. It’s really the Gulko story that’s at the heart of the book, however, so for those who weren’t around when all of this was going on, I’ll offer a brief recap.
Gulko was an extremely strong GM in the late 1970s, twice winning the Soviet Championship, and his wife was one of the strongest women in the country as well. In 1979 they, along with many other Soviet Jews, applied for permission to emigrate to Israel, and they were refused (thus “Refuseniks”). There may have been any number of reasons for the refusal, but among them was the fear that Gulko might help the defector Korchnoi to beat Karpov in a subsequent world championship match.
Korchnoi, who defected in 1976, was persona non grata to the Soviet establishment, while Karpov was the communist government’s golden boy. Karpov’s power and prestige were such that legendary players like Mikhail Tal, Lev Polugaevsky and Efim Geller had to work in his employ to ensure their good standing in the USSR. Worse yet, Korchnoi’s son was basically held hostage in the USSR, and Gulko was trapped as well. Korchnoi himself stated in the Western press that Gulko would help train him, and this worrisome prospect only helped keep Gulko stuck in the USSR. (In fact, Gulko seems to think Korchnoi harmed his family by omission as well as commission. Korchnoi's failure to include the Gulkos' release as one a precondition for making up the Candidates match with Kasparov "prolonged our stay in the USSR for two and a half years".)"
I remember following this story when it was happening. Chess Life wrote about it. Joel Benjamin gave a simul at yale, as a benefit for Gulko's new expenses, upon arrival in the USA. Boris G. quickly regained his old form, and was a threat to win the US Championship.
|Jan-12-11|| ||GrahamClayton: <HeHateMe>Gulko was an extremely strong GM in the late 1970s, twice winning the Soviet Championship, and his wife was one of the strongest women in the country as well. In 1979 they, along with many other Soviet Jews, applied for permission to emigrate to Israel, and they were refused (thus “Refuseniks”). There may have been any number of reasons for the refusal, but among them was the fear that Gulko might help the defector Korchnoi to beat Karpov in a subsequent world championship match.|
Gulko gave an excellent interview in the 'New York Magazine', dated December 17, 1984, in which he discusses in detail the "Refusenik" years. In 1980, Gulko and his wife went on a hunger strike to protest their non-participation in tournaments. Gulko was allowed to compete in the 1980 Moscow City Championship, which he won.
When being presented with the trophy at the Central Chess Club, Gulko made a speech stating that Viktor Korchnoi's wife and son be allowed to emigrate from the USSR.
In 1982, the Gulkos demonstrated outside the Interzonal, and were thrown in jail. When Gulko returned to the tournament as a spectator, he was assaulted, and thrown in jail again - "The crowd got to see a more interesting show than inside the hall - a former champion of the Soviet Union being kicked on the street".
The interview is part of a large article by Fred Waitzkin, and is well worth reading in full.
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