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|Oct-25-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Here is an obituary on Pachman written by Bill Hartston after Pachman's death in 2003:|
|Oct-25-08|| ||Gypsy: <if Pachman (or Pachmann as he was now spelling his name in the German fashion)> |
According to Pachman, he never changed the speling of name. But German journalists and editors would insert the second 'n' automatically. (Btw, he was severely rebufed for it behind the Iron Curtain.)
|Dec-11-08|| ||Karpova: Edward Winter's feature article "Pachman, Bohatirchuk and Politics" from 2003: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...|
|Apr-07-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: Does Space Invaders have an entry? :)|
|Jul-06-09|| ||Pawn Ambush: Here is Pacmans 3 strategy books and his 2 tactical books, all are in French.|
|May-11-10|| ||wordfunph: Ludek Pachman's books..
+ Attack and Defence in Modern Chess Tactics
+ Checkmate in Prague - Memoirs of Ludek Pachman
+ Complete Chess Strategy - First Principles of the Middlegame
+ Complete Chess Strategy - Play on the Wings
+ Complete Chess Strategy - Principles of Pawn Play and the Center
+ Decisive Games in Chess History
+ Modern Chess Strategy
+ Modern Chess Tactics
+ Pachman's Decisive Games
+ Pachman's Modern Chess Strategy
+ Queen's Gambit and Other Close Games
+ The Middle Game in Chess
any other books of Ludek?
|May-11-10|| ||Richard Taylor: I read his books on strategy and also his biography - it is very good - I in fact sold a copy via abebooks.com of his bio. His books of strategy are great. Also his great book about important moments in chess history....|
He showed courage to criticse the authorities etc in his own land.
Amazing someone met him!
|May-11-10|| ||Richard Taylor: < Sem: I happened to meet Mr Ludek Pachman in 1988 at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Leaving the fair halls one late afternoon I saw an elder man in a dark coat standing outside, waiting for the bus that would drive visitors to the exits. He carried an oldfashioned briefcase and his posture was that of a battered man. We came to sit next to each other on the bus. His breath smelled sour. He seemed vaguely familiar and on impulse I asked him: 'Are you Mr Pachman, the chess grandmaster?' He said 'Yes' and told me how he made a living in Solingen (Germany), playing for the local chess club and writing articles for magazines and journals. Then the bus arrived at the exit of the fair grounds and we said goodbye.>|
|May-11-10|| ||HeMateMe: < It was the Fischer Era. I played in my first tournament in 1973 when I got out of the stupid army>|
Hey, what if the Panama Canal had been invaded by a foreign power? You alone, were carrying out our foreign policy, on that lonely 3rd shift outpost. suck in that gut, soldier!
|Nov-10-10|| ||Diagonale du Fou: <Karpova: Edward Winter's feature article "Pachman, Bohatirchuk and Politics" from 2003: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... >|
At the foot of the article Winter includes two rare photos of Bohatirchuk. And unfortunately, given the context of his written dispute with Pachman, B. apparently bore a striking resemblance to Adolf Hitler (quite coincidentally, of course, as one of the photos is dated 1927). This happenstance resemblance may have contributed further to his problems with the Soviet dictatorship in 1937.
|May-25-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Luděk Pachman>|
Correct pronunciation of his name-
Audio/visual file: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnX9...
|May-25-11|| ||Gypsy: <jessicafischerqueen: <Luděk Pachman>
Correct pronunciation of his name- >
Yup, it sounds about right.
<wordfunph: Ludek Pachman's books.. >
He apparently wrote about 80 different chess works, including tournament books. His first big text-book was a four tome opening manual: <The Theory of Modern Chess>. Since opening manuals get out of date rather rapidly, I am not sure if it was ever translated into English.
Looking at the shelf behind me, I see at least one book of his in English that has not been mentioned:
<Chess Endings for the Practical Player>.
|Sep-04-11|| ||Oceanlake: He also wrote a nice book on the Queen's Gambit.|
|Sep-04-11|| ||FSR: He also wrote "Semi-Open Games" (1.e4 without 1...e5) and "Indian Defenses." Those, together with his Queen's Gambit book and Barden's book on the Ruy Lopez, were my opening bibles for years.|
|Sep-05-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: anybody else who finds John Watson's comments on Pachman's work in <Secrets of Modern Chess Stragey> slightly disingenuous?|
I revisited the Pachman trilogy and he, throughout, mentions dynamism and the exceptions to rules. Anyone who reads Watson would think Pachman was a dogmatic duffer, IMO
|Mar-03-12|| ||wordfunph: "When you have a hopeless position you should allow your clock to run very short of time. Then you should play blitz in the hopes that your opponent will get excited, move quickly, and make a game-losing blunder! |
- GM Ludek Pachman
|Jun-15-12|| ||MORPHYEUS: He accepts the lose gracefully.|
|Dec-13-12|| ||happyjuggler0: <"When you have a hopeless position you should allow your clock to run very short of time. Then you should play blitz in the hopes that your opponent will get excited, move quickly, and make a game-losing blunder!>|
Here is an account of the actual game where that quote originated from:
The game is in the cg database: Pachman vs Doda, 1965
|Dec-14-12|| ||Gypsy: <wordfunph: Ludek Pachman's books.. |
any other books of Ludek?>
A big piece of work in its time was Pachman's
<Modern Chess Theory>
This is a 4-volume, encyclopedic opening manual; significant work, though I am not clear whether it was ever translated from Czech.
Towards the end of his career, he wrote a number of series aimed more at club and/or beginning players. (Have <Chess Endgames for Practical Player>; it's fairly useful.)
Pachman also wrote some Tournament Books -- an early Capablanca Memorial, a pamphlet on a match Fedor Bohatirchuk played against 8 Prague masters (in late 1944 I think), and so on.
Wikipedia puts ~80 books to Pachman's credit.
|May-11-13|| ||Eastfrisian: Already ten years ago. Time runs.|
|May-11-13|| ||ketchuplover: ...out for us all. sweet dreams :)|
|May-11-13|| ||parisattack: <Gypsy - <Modern Chess Theory> This is a 4-volume, encyclopedic opening manual; significant work, though I am not clear whether it was ever translated from Czech.>|
Wonderful set of books! They and MCO 10 were the 'bibles' of opening theory before the British Invasion in the mid-1970s. Can be had in German or English. Multiple editions in English from 1964-1971. The first English from Seville w/DJs are fairly tough to find.
He also did a nice ongoing opening theory series in the 1980s although only in German, 'Eroffnung- up to date.'
The Practical Players series - sometimes called the Black Series - Openings, Middlegame, Endgame are also great reads.
|Sep-12-13|| ||PhilFeeley: How is it possible this guy doesn't (or didn't, I guess) have a rating?|
|Sep-12-13|| ||Morttuus: Ludėk Pachman also wrote several books about chess psychology. I managed to buy one; it's called "How to outsmart your opponent-Psychology and tricks in chess" (1990). But nowadays, these books are pretty tough to buy, and I am not sure if they were translated into other languages; maybe in German, but I really don't know.|
|Sep-12-13|| ||parisattack: <PhilFeeley: How is it possible this guy doesn't (or didn't, I guess) have a rating?>|
He shows on Chessmetrics. Highest appears to be 2608 in 1959, #20.
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