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|Feb-21-11|| ||YourNickname: Did Polugaevsky ever gave simuls? I can't find any simul games of him. Can someone post them for me.|
|Feb-26-11|| ||GrahamClayton: Here is a Polugaevsky win not in the database:
[White "Polugaevsky, Lev"]
[Black "Kholmov, Ratmir"]
1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 e6 3. ♘f3 ♗b4+ 4. ♘c3 c5 5. g3 cxd4 6. ♘xd4 O-O 7. ♗g2 d5 8. ♕b3 ♘c6 9. ♘xc6 ♗xc3+ 10. ♕xc3 bxc6 11. O-O ♕e7 12. b3 ♖d8 13. e3 a5 14. a4 ♖d7 15. ♗a3 ♕d8 16. ♖fc1 ♗a6 17. cxd5 cxd5 18. ♕d4 ♖b7 19. ♖ab1 ♖ab8
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20. ♖c6 ♖xb3 21. ♖xb3 ♖xb3 22. ♖xa6 ♖xa3 23. ♕b2 ♕c8 24. ♖xa5 1-0
24...♖d3 25.♗f1 traps the Rook.
Source: Bill Wall, “500 English Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 1990
|May-01-11|| ||DanielBryant: Where the player's picture normally would be, I'm instead seeing an ad promising me cute local singles with lots of pictures of attractive ladies. Advertising can be unintentionally humorous.|
|May-01-11|| ||Dionysius: Hi Chessgames.There are so many images of the great man from a search of google images that I can't see why you haven't included one. Never mind, I'm off now, so over to you. Best wishes all, Dion|
|May-01-11|| ||DanielBryant: In all seriousness, I agree it's a shame that such an important player doesn't have a picture.|
|May-02-11|| ||perfidious: Someone could always upload the shot of him kibitzing Fidel Castro at Havana 1966.|
Funny, I always thought Castro's prospects in life were as a left-handed pitcher, till he became a rabblerouser!
|May-02-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Regarding <chessgames.com> uploading a photo of <Lev Polugaevsky>, and many other masters who currently don't have a photo on the profile:|
Because <chessgames.com> is a registered business, they have to be very careful that any photo they upload is free of copyright claim.
There are only two kinds of photos they can upload safely-
1. Photos with permission of copyright holder
2. Photos that are documented to be free of copyright claim.
Look at the Wikipedia photograph here:
Now look at the copyright information, particularly this part:
"To the uploader: this tag is not a sufficient claim of fair use. You must also include the source of the work, all available copyright information, and a detailed non-free use rationale."
Even though the copyright holder of this photo is not actually known, it's still not safe for a <for-profit> business to upload it.
|Sep-01-11|| ||lost in space: Lev without photo. Scandal! He was one of the best in his time. Only Karpov and Korchnoi were better.|
|Sep-08-11|| ||perfidious: <lost in space: ....He was one of the best in his time. Only Karpov and Korchnoi were better.>|
He was certainly one of the strongest players in captivity for a long while, but if he even got as high as third in the world, it wasn't for very long.
To state that only those two K's were stronger is a stretch; by 1982, there was a third K in the mix, and when Fischer was active, fuhgeddaboutit! Even in the period 1972-82, there were players who could make a case to be as high as third, whereas Polu never made it to even a Candidates final, same as Geller, who's worshipped by some fanboys here because he had those fine records against all the world champions.
|Dec-24-11|| ||Korifej: <Lost in time>Yes!Poluga was very tough opponent for all,especially for 8th WC Mikhail Tal.|
|Dec-24-11|| ||M.D. Wilson: Yes, but less so than Korchnoi.|
|Feb-14-12|| ||brankat: <perfidious> <He was certainly one of the strongest players in captivity for a long while,>|
|Feb-14-12|| ||King Death: <brankat> That's a figure of speech I've heard once in awhile too.|
|Mar-04-12|| ||StrongSquare: <brankat> <Captivity?>...LOL..it's a Cold-War thing, you had to be around in those days to understand.|
|Nov-17-12|| ||Cemoblanca: No profile pic for Lev??? Noooooo! ;) Just found 1! :D http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_n3U4gKrbZ...|
|Nov-20-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. GM Polugaevski.|
|Nov-20-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <SirChrislov: Sir<thegoodanarchist>, Sir<I play the Fred>,|
The proper pronounciation of his last name is <pah-loo-gah-YEV-skee> according to Bill Wall.>
I thought it would be more like "paul-you-guy-EV-skee."
As to the first name and patronymic, I suppose they'd translate as Louis Son of Abraham.
|Nov-20-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <brankat: <perfidious> <He was certainly one of the strongest players in captivity for a long while,>|
That reminds me of when I played at Mechanics' Institute in 1984.
I enlisted in the Navy, and when I came back on leave, Alexander Sinkievich (kibitzer emeritus) greeted me with: "You escape long time!"
|Nov-20-12|| ||gars: <Maatalkko>: Karpov's comment on Polugaevsky repeats Tal's words about Semion Furman in "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal".|
|Nov-20-12|| ||Eggman: <<To state that only those two K's were stronger is a stretch ... whereas Polu never made it to even a Candidates final>>|
Saying that only the two Ks were stronger doesn't mean that Polugaevsky was the third best player in the world, it just means that he was tied for third, and I don't think this is much of a stretch at all for the period 1976-1980. And Polugaevsky didn't make it to the candidates final in 1980 because he was eliminated in the semi-final by Korchnoi. Given that Korchnoi only prevailed in overtime, I'd say that Polugaevsky had great chances to become World Championship challenger at the time.
|Nov-20-12|| ||talisman: he certainly had an "indian sign" on Tal.|
|Nov-20-12|| ||ketchuplover: Happy Birthday Lev :)|
|Mar-27-13|| ||offramp: If you study his games you are a poluologist.|
|Mar-27-13|| ||TugasKamagong: I kinda hope the Polish GM Grzegorz Gajewski will produce a son he'll name Paulo. Seems to me "Paulo Gajewski" would be pronounced very much like "Polugaevsky."|
|Nov-20-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. World Championship challenger: Lev Polugaevsky.|
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