|Sep-14-04|| ||Mingrelian: I read his name was Stepan Isaakevich Izbinsky. He was Kiev Champion several times, beat Bogolyubov in a match shortly before he died(1912).
His first big tournament was when the All-Russian Ch was held in his hometown in 1903. He had made himself noticed before that by scoring +3=0-1 in simuls against Chigorin.
He died young of TB, iirc.
I wonder how representative these games are of his playing style. Might he have had a part in influencing the formation of the dynamic Ukrainian school/style of chess evolved by Bogolyubov, Bohatirchuk, Vilner, Konstantinopolsky, Rauzer, Boleslavsky, Bronstein, Geller, Stein and others?
A lot of the propaganda about the "Soviet Style" of chess ignores that a great deal of it was born in the cafes of Kiev and Odessa in Tsarist times.
|Jul-17-09|| ||whiteshark: I would like to see his match games vs Bogoljubov here.|
|Jul-17-12|| ||brankat: A pity master Izbinsky died so young. A promising talent, he did beat not only Bogoljubov, but also Z-Borovsky, Pyotr Romanovsky (later the USSR champion), drew against Chigorin and Bernstein.|
R.I.P. master Izbinsky.
|Jul-17-12|| ||whiteshark: The wiki-link actually states that he
< shared 1st with Efim Bogoljubow and lost a play-off match against him (+0 –2 =0) at Kiev 1911 >.
Was there a second match between them in 1911?
|Jul-17-12|| ||whiteshark: Here's a picure from 3rd All Russian Tournament, 1903 in Kiev with Ibinsky standing 2nd to the left: http://files.chess.com/albums/batgi...|
backrow: Rabinovich,<Izbinsky>, Kylomzin, Lebedev, Znosko-Borovsky, Levitsky, Kalinsky, Ben'ko, Lowtzky
frontrow: Rubinstein, Vengerov, Salwe, Chigorin, Loxting, Count Plater, Yurevich, Bernstein, Schiffers, Duz-Chotimirsky
Plater was the tournament patron, Loxting and Vengerov were tournament officials.
|Jul-17-12|| ||brankat: <whiteshark> As well informed as ever!|
Thank You for the links.
I don't know whether there was a second match. The games vs. Bogoljubov are not listed in the database. Nothing beyond 1909.
|Jul-18-12|| ||whiteshark: <brankat> You are welcome!|
|Oct-21-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <brankat> <whiteshark> Gino Di Felice's <Chess Results, 1901-1920> lists the results of a second match between Izbinsky and Bogoljubov in 1911 as given in the biography, but gives no other details.|
|Oct-21-12|| ||tamar: Quite a decent player. I found this stunning game on Chess Tempo. Is it genuine? There were of course no ratings in that day.|
Izbinsky, Stefan (2535) vs Bogoljubow, Efim (2610)
Event: Odessa UKR, Odessa UKR
Opening: Spanish Game, Cozio Defense, General (C60)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nge7 4. O-O g6 5. d4 exd4 6. Nxd4 Bg7 7. c3 O-O 8. Bg5 h6 9. Be3 Kh7 10. f4 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Bxd4+ 12. Qxd4 c6 13. Bd3 Qb6 14. Qxb6 axb6 15. f5 gxf5 16. exf5 f6 17. Nd2 d5 18. Rae1 Rf7 19. a3 Bd7 20. Nf3 c5 21. Nh4 Nc8 22. Ng6 Nd6 23. Ne7 c4 24. Bc2 Ra5 25. Rf4 Ne8 26. Re3 Rc5 27. Rd4 Ng7 28. g4 Bc6 29. g5
click for larger view
29...Rf8 30. g6+ Kh8 31. Rh3 h5 32. Rdh4 Re8
|Oct-21-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <Tamar> Di Felice lists a tournament in Odessa beginning 1910.01.10 where Izbinsky defeated Bogoljubov. If that represents the "New Style" calendar date (which Di Felice consistently uses), the starting date would be 1909.12.28 under the "Old Style" calendar.|
There are a few other events where Izbinsky defeated Bogolyubov around this time. They appeared to have been well matched.
|Oct-21-12|| ||tamar: <Phony Benoni> thanks, perhaps the games were not preserved.|