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|Jun-22-15|| ||Caissanist: Salov has a Facebook page with his current out-there conspiracy theories (mostly in Spanish, with a few in English), pretty similar to Fischer's in RJF's final years: https://www.facebook.com/people/Val... .|
|May-26-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Valery Salov.
This guy was a great grandmaster. Too bad he left chess.
|May-26-16|| ||Petrosianic: Aren't all grandmasters great?|
|May-26-16|| ||TheFocus: I am a Grandmaster of NICE, but it does nothing for my chess playing.|
|Mar-08-17|| ||gmarkzon: It is a tragic figure -> Valery Salov.|
|Apr-02-17|| ||belgradegambit: Looking at the full Wikipedia page and his Facebook page shows he's completely bonkers.|
|Apr-02-17|| ||saffuna: <Looking at the full Wikipedia page and his Facebook page shows he's completely bonkers.>|
"The Babylonian Satanists?"
And I thought something was mssing with Salov when he only claimed Kasparov was on top just because his seconds developed good openings.
|Apr-02-17|| ||Howard: Yes, I remember that claim of Salov's. He said that in Inside Chess back around 1995.|
To some extent, he was probably right I suspect.
|Apr-02-17|| ||saffuna: It's a claim that could be tested by using a set of Informants, assuming that the evaluations in the analysis can be accepted as accurate.|
Look at Kasparov's record and when he gained the advantage (in the open, later, in the endgame). and compare it to Karpov, Salov, and some other top playrs, a couple of 2600 players, a couple of 2650 players, etc.
Of course that would only demonstrate if Kasparov really did win primarily in the opening phase, not that others worked out the moves. But it would be interesting.
|Apr-02-17|| ||Howard: Keep in mind, however, that the games in the Informant are only a sampling of actual games played. For example, decisive games appear much more frequently than draws.|
|Apr-02-17|| ||saffuna: Aren't most of the important games by players like Kasparov, Karpov and Salov in the Informants. In any case I would think they are a representative sample.|
Your point about draws makes it more difficult, though.
I guess you could go to a database for all the games, but where are you going to get the evaluations at move 15, move 25, etc.?
|Apr-02-17|| ||morfishine: <Eggman> On your comment: <...Salov may have rejected modern chess as being over-analyzed and would have preferred to play Fischerandom>|
Thats the path I've taken: I only play Chess960
|May-26-17|| ||cunctatorg: Russian chess could make use of a Valery Salov nowadays but ... they have not such a player!...|
|May-26-17|| ||Howard: Exactly what has Salov been up to the last 15 years, or so ? Why did he give up chess ?|
|Jun-28-17|| ||offramp: He had to pay that fine he was dodging all the time.|
|Jun-28-17|| ||Howard: Huh? What fine ?
Happy 4th of July, at any rate!
|Jun-28-17|| ||offramp: Hey, <Howard>, can you have a look at Fahrni vs Burn, 1911 (kibitz #5) and Panno vs Najdorf, 1968 (kibitz #7) and O Castro vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 (kibitz #3) and Benko vs Reshevsky, 1975 (kibitz #18) and Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957 (kibitz #41) ?|
|Jun-29-17|| ||Howard: Mr Offramp, could you please clarify what you're referring to ? Sounds like you're keeping track of certain comments that I've been making.|
|Jun-30-17|| ||offramp: <Howard: Mr Offramp, could you please clarify what you're referring to ? Sounds like you're keeping track of certain comments that I've been making.>|
Firstly, you asked why that nitwit Salov had to give up chess. I said:
<He had to pay that fine he was dodging all the time.>
This is a reference to the song Valerie, most famously sung by St Mary Whitehorse.
And YES, I have read your posts! And some of your posts ask ME to remind YOU to do things. I have written the things you want me to remind you to do on a scrap of paper, but I spilled tea on it, and I was worried that someone would throw it away, so I made a post HERE reminding you to do all the things that you wanted to be reminded about.
Does that clarify things?
|Jun-30-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: https://kevinspraggettonchess.wordp...|
Some parts are posted here before, but there's some additions.
|Jun-30-17|| ||Howard: Yes, it does "clarify things"---thanks.
As far as I can see, I did follow through on the Benko-Reshevsky '75, as well as the Panno-Najdorf games, as you can see by my follow-up posts.
Granted, I do forget to follow through on things, sometimes. Please remind me, in fact, to make sure I get that new smoke detector installed in my place before the 4th of July is over.
Enjoy the holiday !
|Jul-01-17|| ||Ron: Here is a an interview that Salov gave in 2015, recently reprinted.
This from the interview seems un-intentionally comedic to me:
<Salov: Here's another interesting moment in the chess history. Have you ever noticed the letter pattern: who was the world champion in the first quarter of the 20th century? Emmanuel Lasker. He was a champion for 27 years. And there were two more Laskers, his brother and Edward Lasker. Quite a lot of Laskers, don't you agree? Then, in the middle of the century, everyone was beginning with the letter B: Botvinnik, the world champion, Bronstein, the candidate who drew him, and Boleslavsky, who lost to Bronstein. Everyone on B. And in the latter part of the century, everyone's names were beginning with K: Korchnoi, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Kamsky, there are also Carlsen, Karjakin, Caruana [in Russian, Carlsen and Caruana are also spelled with K]. Look at the pattern: K, B and L. You should pay attention to that, because everything begins with these small details. You have to learn to concentrate on them.
Surov: These players you named are among the eleven who should be disqualified, am I right?
Salov: To tell you the truth, we have decided not to disqualify Korchnoi. Viktor Lvovich is very old, we should spare him and exclude him from the list. Though he was complicit in a big way, too.
Surov: I'm writing down the list. Lasker, Botvinnik, Bronstein...
Salov: No, no, we have only K's and A's in our list. Among the K's, there are Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, also Khalifman from St. Petersburg, the well-known chess organizer Raymond Keene, Bessel Kok also made it. It was too late for Campomanes to make the list though...
Surov: ...the late Campomanes. Yes, he's in a different list now.
Salov: We also added Anand and Carlsen. By the way, Carlsen is a very interesting figure in the chess world; I think Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi once said in an interview for your site that he couldn't understand the non-chess methods Carlsen used to win.
Surov: He said that numerous times.
Salov: Carlsen is very interesting, we're studying him as well. We also added Caruana. How many are there?
Surov: Nine. You haven't mentioned Karjakin.
Salov: No, we don't touch Serezha Karjakin.
Surov: He's not good enough?
Salov: Serezha can sleep well, but he should be careful, he should understand where he is and what games he's about to enter.>
|Jul-01-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: The first champ was Steinitz and what do you know, Salov? His name begins with an 'S'. Selective... aye?|
|Mar-06-18|| ||Howard: Whatever became of Salov, anyway? Why did he give up chess?|
|Mar-06-18|| ||norami: <Howard> They told me that he had gone . . . totally insane. That his methods were . . . unsound.|
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