|Jun-16-04|| ||offramp: Guess who Romanovsky thought was the best chess player of all time?
The answer is here: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hans4... |
|Jul-20-04|| ||Gypsy: It seems that Romanovsky's IGM title was sacrificed once in order to block Fedor Bohatirchuk from also getting the title
http://members.lycos.co.uk/csarchiv... Romanovsky was a Soviet 1927 co-champion! |
|Jan-02-05|| ||Benzol: Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky
Born 29th July 1892 in St Petersburg
Died 1st March 1964 in Moscow
Awarded the IM title in 1950 he was joint Leningrad champion in 1925 and USSR champion in 1923 and 1927 (jointly).
|Nov-30-05|| ||Eatman: He had a really terrible misfortune in personal life. His wife passed away in 1934 when giving birth to fourth daughter.|
ALL four daughters (ages 8 to low teens) passed away within a month in Leningrad blockade in 1942. He himself barely survived.
|Nov-30-05|| ||Resignation Trap: <Eatman> Right!
He subsisted on "soup" made from potato peels, and his dacha on Krestovsky Island had no furniture, for he had used it for firewood.
He had lost consciousness, and his rescuers had put him on an easbound train. Vladimir Alatortsev found him on a train in Alexandrov. He was on the verge of death, but Alatortsev was able to get him into a local hospital. Four days later Romanovsky regained consciousness and slowly recovered. A few months later he was transferred to a government sanitorium in Ivanovo. There was a tournament at Ivanovo, which Romanovsky won easily 10-0.
Also at Ivanovo he met the woman who later became his second wife, and he began his second family of children.
|Jul-29-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky|
ROMANOVSKY, Pyotr A.
|Oct-25-06|| ||Bufon: <You youngsters fear losing too much. Because of that, at some moment you'll lose the habit of winning>|
--- Romanovsky ---
|Dec-10-06|| ||ivanov90: Romanovsky was strongest USSR chessplayer in 1925-1930 years.|
|Dec-10-06|| ||ivanov90: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_...|
|Apr-19-08|| ||percyblakeney: Some of Romanovsky's results from the 1920's:
Soviet Championships 1920: 2nd after Alekhine: http://members.aol.com/graemecree/c...
Soviet Championships 1923: 1st: http://members.aol.com/graemecree/c...
Moscow 1925: Shared 7th, even with Reti: http://xoomer.alice.it/cserica/scac...
Soviet Championships 1927: Shared 1st with Bohatirchuk: http://members.aol.com/graemecree/c...
Romanovsky had some good results also in the 1930's. In Leningrad 1934 he was far ahead of Euwe, that would become World Champion the next year, behind only Botvinnik (with ˝ point). He also drew Capablanca and Lasker in Moscow 1935, where he had a plus score in a strong field.
Romanovsky won against Lasker (simul), Alekhine and Botvinnik, while his games against Capablanca were drawn.
|Jun-23-08|| ||notyetagm: Does anyone have <PGN> for this game, <Stepanov-Romanovskij, Leningrad 1926>?|
The incredible tactical finish is so -INSTRUCTIVE- that it is given as the only example on the Wikipedia page for the topic <Combination (chess)>: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combin....
< The position below begins a combination which illustrates several forks and skewers.
Stepanov-Romanovskij, Leningrad 1926.
Black to play.
Black played 1... Rxf3+! White dare not take the rook with 2.Kxf3 because of the royal fork 2... Nd4+, which would win the white queen. Retreating with 2.Ke2 instead would run into the same fork. The move 2.Kd2 looks more promising, but after 2...Rf2+ (skewering the white king and queen) 3.Be2 Rxe2+ 4.Kxe2 Nd4+ the white queen will be lost anyway. Therefore White was forced to play 2.Ke4.
After 2...d5+!, White resigned. White still could not take the black rook without losing his queen, but the alternative 3.cxd5 exd5+ 4. Kxd5 Be6+ would leave White with no good defense. Taking the bishop with 5.Kxe6 allows the long-threatened fork 5...Nd4+, while taking the knight with 5.Kxc6 allows the skewer 5...Rc8+ followed by 6...Rxc2. Retreating with 5.Ke4 permits the black bishop to skewer the white king and queen with 5...Bf5+, so White has only one option left: 5.Kd6.
After 5.Kd6, Black would have played 5... Rd8+. White couldn't take the bishop or the knight for exactly the same reasons as before (after 6.Kxe6 Nd4+ 7. Ke7, Black comes out a rook ahead with 7... Nxc2 8.Kxd8 Nxa1), which leaves one legal move, namely 6.Kc7, but then 6... Rf7+ absolutely forces the white king to take the black knight, allowing the skewer 7... Rc8+ followed by 8...Rxc2.>
|Aug-27-08|| ||ravel5184: Please!|
|Aug-28-08|| ||Benzol: <notyetagm> <ravel5184>|
I have submitted the game into the DB but if you can't wait until it appears here is the gamescore.
White: G. Stepanov
Black: P. A. Romanovsky
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qb3 c5 5.Nf3 Ne4 6.dxc5 Nc6 7.Bd2 Nxc5 8.Qc2 f5 9.a3 Bxc3 10.Bxc3 0-0 11.b4 Ne4 12.Bb2 b6 13.g4 Nxf2 14.Kxf2 fxg4 15.Rg1 Qh4+ 16.Ke3 Qh6+ 17.Kd3 gxf3 18.Rxg7+ Qxg7 19.Bxg7 Kxg7 20.exf3 Rxf3+ 21.Ke4 d5+ 0-1.
|Aug-28-08|| ||ravel5184: Thank you sooo much!!!|
|Jul-29-09|| ||WhiteRook48: with 4 Qb3 going crazy|
|Jun-13-11|| ||wordfunph: "Oh, because in life there are many attractions which I did not want to pass by…." (when asked why he did not put more effort into becoming a Grandmaster)|
- IM Peter Romanovsky
(taken from his book Chess Middlegame Planning)
|Jul-29-11|| ||brankat: I found his memoires quite fascinating, particularly the part about his encounters with A.A.Alekhine.|
|Feb-11-12|| ||wordfunph: from the book Queen Sacrifice by Iakov Neishtadt..
<Pyotr Romanovsky, a future USSR Champion, was then iη his twentieth year. Many years later, when chairing
a qualification commission, after examining the games of a young player seeking the grade of candidate
master, he asked him: "How many times have you sacrificed your queen?". And he added: "Α genuine chess player must have sacrificed it not less than ten times...">
|Jul-29-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: One of the great teachers of chess. I heartily recommend his books "Chess Middlegame Planning" and "Chess Middlegame Combinations" (both published by American Chess Promotions, 1990 and 1991 respectively).|
A quote from him:
<In the chess struggle, enterprise and forethought, boldness and composure, daring and persistence, ingenuity in imagination and accuracy of calculation, allow the scientific process of the chess game to become creative....The present book calls upon chessplayers to strive for creativity. In addition it calls for a deep respect and study of chess theory...."
(p.226, Chess Middlegame Planning)
|Jul-29-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Romanovsky.|
|Jul-29-12|| ||backrank: Romanovsky's immortal:
Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927
Other great games by him:
P Romanovsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925
E Zagorjansky vs P Romanovsky, 1943
|Aug-02-12|| ||backrank: And a further remarkable one: V Baturinsky vs P Romanovsky, 1945|