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Komsomolskaya Pravda (Newspaper)
  
Number of games in database: 4
Years covered: 1970 to 1972
Overall record: +1 -1 =2 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.


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KOMSOMOLSKAYA PRAVDA (NEWSPAPER)
(born May-24-1925, 94 years old) Russia

[what is this?]
During the Soviet era, Komsomolksaya Pravda was the All-Union newspaper of the Soviet Union and an official organ of the Central Committee of the Komsomol. It was established by resolution of the 13th Congress of the Russian Communist Party and the first issue was published on 24 May 1925 in an edition of 31,000 copies. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, on 1 December 1990 the paper shifted from serving as a Komsomol mouthpiece to a Russian nationwide daily tabloid newspaper. During the 1991 August Putsch, the paper was banned by the State Committee of the State of Emergency, or "Gang of Eight," and did not publish from 1920 August, the first time in its history that it failed to appear on schedule. Nevertheless, on 21 August, the newspaper published the entire chronicle of the coup as a historical document.

It is currently owned by Media Partner, which in turn is owned by ECN Group, an energy company led by Grigory Berezkin, who has close links to Gazprom. The newspaper reached its highest circulation in 1990, when it sold almost 22 million daily copies. It is the top-selling newspaper in Russia, with daily circulation ranging from 700,000 to 3.1 million.

Official website: http://www.kp.ru/

Source: Wikipedia article: Komsomolskaya Pravda


 page 1 of 1; 4 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pravda vs Spassky 0-1431970Pravda corrA65 Benoni, 6.e4
2. Spassky vs Pravda ½-½441970Pravda corrB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Pravda vs Kaissa  1-0341972Pravda corrA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
4. Kaissa vs Pravda  ½-½351972Pravda corrB25 Sicilian, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-12-10  Dredge Rivers: Has a rivalry with the New York Times.
Dec-12-10  Dredge Rivers: Motto of the New York Times: All the News That's Fit to Print.

Motto of Pravda: All the News that We See Fit to Print.

Mar-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Pravda also played against Tal:
[Event "?"]
[Site "telephone"]
[Date "1969.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Pravda, Pionerskaya"]
[Black "Tal, Mikhail"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C57/02"]
[Opening "Italian Game (Guioco Piano), Two Knights' Defense, Wilkes-Barre"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 5.Nxf7 Bxf2+ 6.Kxf2 Nxe4+ 7.Kg1 Qh4 8.g3 Nxg3 9.hxg3 Qxg3+ 10.Kf1 Rf8 11.Qh5 d5 12.Bxd5 Nd4 13.Qh2 Qg4 14.Qxe5+ Be6 15.Bxe6 Qf3+ 16.Kg1 Ne2+ 17.Kh2 Qf2+ 18.Kh3 Qf3+ 19.Kh4 Qf2+ 20.Kh5 Rxf7 21.Bxf7+ Kxf7 22.Rh2 Qf3+ 23.Kh4 g5+ 24.Qxg5 Rg8 25.Qh5+ Qxh5+ 26.Kxh5 Ng3+ 27.Kh6 Nf5+ 28.Kxh7 Rg7+ 1/2-1/2
Mar-15-12
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  whiteshark: You can find the game here: White Rook Youth Club vs Tal, 1970
Mar-15-12
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  Penguincw: How can the newspaper even play chess? Or maybe the people who work for it play.
Mar-15-12
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  whiteshark: <Peng> and how can The World even play chess?

http://www.memecreator.com/static/i... :D

Mar-15-12
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  Penguincw: Right. It needs to play Venus (Computer) or something. :)
Mar-15-12
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  offramp: <whiteshark> I thank you!!
Mar-16-12
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  whiteshark: <offramp> You are welcome!
May-24-12
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  brankat: <It is currently owned by Media Partner, which in turn is owned by ECN Group, an energy company led by Grigory Berezkin, who has close links to Gazprom.>

In other words they sold their soul for (quite) a few bucks. So capitalistic...

May You have a very unhappy birthday.

May-24-12
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  wordfunph: Komsomolskaya Pravda deserves a player page photo.
May-24-12
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  HeMateMe: Russian expartes in the West used to joke that Pravda was the only newspaper where you started in the back, and read towards the front page. The "real news" would be buried in the back pages, just a paragraph or two, and the front page would have a bunch of crap like how "In new elections, 99% of the people voted, and 99% voted for the Communist party. Then, on to more exciting news about truck production figures along the Volga.
May-24-12  parisattack: If memory serves the chess column was on the back page. I used to read it at the college library. It arrived amazingly fast - like 3-4 days or so.

<wordfunph: Komsomolskaya Pravda deserves a player page photo.>

Agree! I like this one -

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/201...

May-24-12
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  Wild Bill: I can't resist putting up this bit of Soviet-era wit . . .

<There is no izvestia in Pravda; there is no pravda in Izvestia.>

May-24-12
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  brankat: Not that one CNN (the mouth-piece) and the rest of the lot are any different.
May-24-12
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  cro777: <offramp: Pravda also played against Tal>

Tal played against "Pionerskaya Pravda" - Pioneer's (Child's) Truth (newspaper).

Spassky played against "Komsomolskaya Pravda" - Komsomol (Soviet Communist Union of Youth ) Truth (newspaper).

Feb-24-13
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  GrahamClayton: <offramp>
Pravda also played against Tal:
[Event "?"]
[Site "telephone"]
[Date "1969.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Pravda, Pionerskaya"]
[Black "Tal, Mikhail"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C57/02"]
[Opening "Italian Game (Guioco Piano), Two Knights' Defense, Wilkes-Barre"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 5.Nxf7 Bxf2+ 6.Kxf2 Nxe4+ 7.Kg1 Qh4 8.g3 Nxg3 9.hxg3 Qxg3+ 10.Kf1 Rf8 11.Qh5 d5 12.Bxd5 Nd4 13.Qh2 Qg4 14.Qxe5+ Be6 15.Bxe6 Qf3+ 16.Kg1 Ne2+ 17.Kh2 Qf2+ 18.Kh3 Qf3+ 19.Kh4 Qf2+ 20.Kh5 Rxf7 21.Bxf7+ Kxf7 22.Rh2 Qf3+ 23.Kh4 g5+ 24.Qxg5 Rg8 25.Qh5+ Qxh5+ 26.Kxh5 Ng3+ 27.Kh6 Nf5+ 28.Kxh7 Rg7+ 1/2-1/2

<offramp>,
Position after 26. ♔xh5:


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Tal could have won with 26...♘f4 27. ♔h6 ♖g6+ 28. ♔xh7 ♖g7+ 29. ♔h6 ♔g8!, and mate will shortly follow.

May-24-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday Komsoloskmaya Pravda!
May-24-13  Abdel Irada: <Dredge Rivers: Motto of the New York Times: All the News That's Fit to Print.

Motto of Pravda: All the News that We See Fit to Print.>

Motto of average, local, chain-owned "community newspaper": "All the news that fits, we print."

May-24-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Okay, why does a newspaper get on the birthday list, but a lot of masters are left off?

Ridiculous.

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