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|Feb-18-05|| ||Catfriend: <RT> I said "master" - obviously there were many grandmasters easily outscoring Mikenas! Among the masters, I still think he holds the lead. Talking about Keres - Mikenas won against him twice, a thing not every grandmaster could say about himself...|
|Feb-18-05|| ||Resignation Trap: <Catfriend> Oh, so THAT is what you meant, now I understand. FIDE awarded Mikenas with the IM title in 1950. In 1987, FIDE awarded the GM title to Mikenas for his results from a half century earlier.|
|Feb-19-05|| ||Catfriend: An interesting fact - Mikenas was the couch in the 1985 WC match Karpov-Kasparov.|
|Feb-19-05|| ||offramp: <Catfriend: An interesting fact - Mikenas was the couch in the 1985 WC match Karpov-Kasparov.> That is interesting. Did they both sit on him?|
|Feb-19-05|| ||euripides: He provided a sound foundation for the analysis. |
|Feb-19-05|| ||Catfriend: <offramp> lol No, maybe only the winner:)I suppose that's the reason they have several in every official match:)|
|Feb-19-05|| ||Backward Development: Is it this one or his son whom the 'Mikenas Attack' in the Nimzo-Indian-English is named after?
(1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4!?) It was always one of my favorites lines in the English. |
|Feb-20-05|| ||Resignation Trap: <Backward Development> It was this Mikenas who came up with that line. He played in ten USSR Championship finals from 1940-1970. If I counted correctly, he also played in 22 USSR Championship semi-finals during the same period. |
|Apr-17-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Vladas I Mikenas|
MIKENAS, Vladas I.
|Apr-17-07|| ||gambitfan: PLOD 17/04/2007|
|Apr-17-08|| ||brankat: During the 1930s, while still in his twenties, V.Mikenas was considered a very promising young master. Some games/results seem to corroborate the notion: |
-- Wins against Alekhine, Vidmar, Maroczy, Sultan Khan, Flohr.
-- Draws with Alekhine, Tartakower, Keres.
|Aug-06-08|| ||jon01: He was Estonian champion in 1930 and 1973.|
|Aug-23-08|| ||whiteshark: Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladas...
and a bunch of historical photos: http://www.chess.lt/lithuania/lit/h...
Olimpbase statistics http://www.olimpbase.org/players/nt...
|Sep-07-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Mikenas competed three times "hors concours" in the Georgian Championship, finishing 3rd (1941), 1st (1945) and 2nd (1946) respectively.|
Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld "Oxford Companion to Chess", 2nd edition, OUP, 1992
|Dec-06-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Mikenas achieved the unusual double of being both a chief arbiter and a player in the USSR Championship. He was the arbiter for the 32nd USSR championship, played at Kiev in 1964/65, and then played in the 33rd championship in Tallinn in 1965.|
|Apr-17-10|| ||wordfunph: <offramp: <Catfriend: An interesting fact - Mikenas was the couch in the 1985 WC match Karpov-Kasparov.> That is interesting. Did they both sit on him?>|
|Apr-17-10|| ||backrank: One of the most brilliant sacrificial games I've ever seen:|
V Mikenas vs N Lebedev, 1941
Maybe it should be labeled 'Mikenas' immortal'.
|Apr-17-10|| ||Benzol: <backrank> Have a look at this one too.|
V Mikenas vs L Dreibergs, 1939
|Apr-17-10|| ||backrank: <Benzol> Thanks a lot! I wasn't aware of that game before! Black must have felt like a punching ball there.|
|Mar-09-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Here is a photograph of <IM Vladas Mikenas> defeating <Alexander Aljechin> at the great <Kemeri 1937> tournament-|
with the black pieces!
Photograph is of this game: Alekhine vs V Mikenas, 1937
In addition, <Mikenas> was one of the major theorists and practitioners of Aljechin's Defence (1.e4 Nf6). <Mikenas> published an influential monograph on this opening in <Chess in the USSR> magazine.
Here are all the games from <Kemeri 1937>, courtesy of User: Resignation Trap
Game Collection: Kemeri 1937 International Tournament
|Mar-28-11|| ||Lovuschka: He was a very beautiful and charming boy, as we can see from the photo. And he played great chess.|
A shame that natural beauty is gone as of the 1937 photo Jessica posted.
|May-31-12|| ||Llawdogg: I'm sure he was a great couch!|
|Aug-21-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <Resignation Trap, whiteshark, JFQ> Excellent stuff on espousing that awesome link on Lithuanian Chess.|
The portrait given both here on <CG> and the link you provided is great!
This picture is also pretty neat: http://www.chess.lt/lithuania/lit/h...
|Sep-08-12|| ||Karpova: Mikenas gave a Simul in Leningrad around 1934/35 with a bad result: +8 =6 -16|
From page 13 of the 1935 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Apr-17-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <Llawdogg: I'm sure he was a great couch!>|
In later life, I understand he gained a lot of weight, and was thereafter more suitable for use as a bed.
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