|Jan-19-05|| ||dac1990: The wonderful bird, the Pelikan,
Can hold more in his beak than his belly can,
He swoops down quite low, Three fish in his stow,
And no one quite knows how the hell he can.
|Mar-13-05|| ||JoshuaJ8588: is this person responsible for the pelikan variation of the sicilian? |
|Apr-23-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Jiri Pelikan|
|Nov-10-06|| ||Phony Benoni: It may be too late to be serious here--but yes, this is the "Pelikan" of the "Pelikan Variation", usually called the "Sveshnikov" (and "Svesh" does have a nice ring to it), but which should probably be named after Emanuel Lasker (Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910). On the other hand, Sveshnikov and Lasker have other variations, so maybe we should give Pelikan a break.|
|Apr-23-07|| ||WannaBe: Alas, someone need to update the bio section, Jiri past away a while back, (1985) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ji%C5%...|
|Jul-20-07|| ||Willem Wallekers: Jacques Mieses seems to have been the first to play this variation:
Tarrasch vs Mieses, 1888|
|Jul-20-07|| ||Phony Benoni: With all these comments on the Pelikan variation, I'm surprised that nobody has pointed out that he played the Bird quite a bit.|
|Sep-13-07|| ||bravado1: It always makes me wonder who a particular variation should be named after. The person who played it first, or rather the one who contributed to its development, provided the basis for theory, played it regularly etc. I.e. I haven't found a single game in this database where Winiawer plays the Winiawer. Similar situation here - even if it was Mieses who played it first, it was Pelikan and Sveshnikov who really deserve their names to be associated with early e5 in the Sicilian, I think.|
|Apr-23-08|| ||brankat: <bravado> Well said.|
|Feb-06-09|| ||blackburne: Her most famous victory:
Pelikan,J - Schweber,S [C00]
Chacabuco Chacabuco (4), 1968
1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Cd2 c5 4.Cgf3 Cc6 5.g3 Cf6 6.Ag2 Ae7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Te1 b5 9.e5 Cd7 10.Cf1 a5 11.h4 b4 12.C1h2 Aa6 13.Af4 a4 14.a3 bxa3 15.bxa3 c4 16.d4 Ca7 17.Cg5 h6 18.Dh5 De8 19.Cg4 Axg5 20.hxg5 f5 21.Cxh6+ gxh6 22.g6 Cc6 23.Dxh6 De7 24.g7 Tfe8 25.Axd5 Dxg7 26.Axe6+ Txe6 27.Dxe6+ 1-0
|Apr-23-09|| ||WhiteRook48: I don't understand that kind of chess notation|
|Nov-30-09|| ||Caissanist: In Spanish chess notation, C (Caballo) means knight, A (Alfil) is a bishop, D (Dama) queen, T (Torre) rook, and R (Rey) king.|
|Jan-28-10|| ||Fusilli: <<blackburne>: Her most famous victory>|
"His" most famous victory.
|Apr-23-10|| ||wordfunph: now i know how Spanish Notation works...thanks <blackburne> and <Caissanist>.|
|Apr-23-10|| ||rapidcitychess: The prelude to the Sveshnikov... Happy B-Day!!!|
|Apr-28-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Can someone download the moves of the game Kleinstein v Pelikan, Buenos Aires Olympiad 1939?|
|Apr-28-10|| ||TheFocus: Here ya go!
Kleinstein – Pelikan
Buenos Aires Olympiad 1939
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5.e4 d6 6.Be2 Nbd7 7.O-O e5 8.d5 Nc5 9.Qc2 a5 10.Bg5 h6 11.Be3 Ne8 12.Nd2 f5 13.f3 f4 14.Bf2 g5 15.a3 Na6 16.Na2 h5 17.b4 g4 18.c5 Rf7 19.Nb3 Bf8 20.Kh1 Rg7 21.c6 b6 22.bxa5 bxa5 23.Nxa5 g3 244.Bg1 Qg5 25.Bb5 Nc5 26.Nb7 Bh3 27.Bxc5 dxc5 28.Rfd1 Rxa3 29.gxh3 g2+ 30.Kg1 Rxf3 31.d6 Rf1+ 32.Bxf1 gxf1(Q) 33.Kxf1 Qg1+ 34.Ke2 Qe3+ 0-1.
|Apr-28-10|| ||GrahamClayton: <TheFocus>Here ya go! |
Thanks for that - a very wild game!
|Apr-22-12|| ||JohnDahl: Not a man to be crossed lightly.|
|Oct-27-12|| ||GrahamClayton: Pelikan has had both OTB and CC Memorial tournaments named after him. Are there any other players who have received this unusual tribute?|
|Sep-11-13|| ||offramp: Playing chess on one leg ... Mouthful of shrimp .... One leg in acid...|