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|May-26-08|| ||brankat: Had never visited this page until today. And I regret it big time, missed out on so much fun around here last year :-)|
As some say: "A woman's tongue is a sword which never rusts."
|May-26-08|| ||Nikita Smirnov: S dnem rozhdenie Valja!!
(I don't have the russian letters on my keyboard)
|Jun-20-08|| ||depraved: <Troller> In fact, Salov played in the 1990 IZ in Manila, held 29.6-14.7.1990, scoring +2-2=3 before withdrawing. Anyone suppose it was the enervating lowland climate of the Philippine summer that did him in? At least the organisers of Korchnoi-Karpov 1978 had the sense to hold that match in Baguio City, in relatively cooler circumstances.|
|Jul-29-08|| ||Caloy: <depraved>I remember that one, saw him in the first few rounds then suddenly withdrew. Reports said he has Varicella (chickenpox).|
|Nov-25-08|| ||stoy: Varicella in an adult is very serious - sometimes fatal. It is good that he survived.|
|Oct-10-09|| ||Benzol: Has Salov retired from chess completely?|
|Oct-10-09|| ||nescio: <Benzol: Has Salov retired from chess completely?> Looks like it. There is no evidence for any games later than Las Vegas 1999. The games here 2002-2008 were all played by Sergej Salov|
|Jan-16-10|| ||shalgo: Does anyone know what Anand might be referring to when he said of the queen and pawn ending in his game today that "if I could give it to Salov to play on, happy to, but not if I have to do this myself"?|
Why would he mention Salov in particular, who hasn't played in ten years?
|Jan-28-10|| ||waddayaplay: here is some recent material: http://www.bs-chess.com/latin/tourn...|
|Jan-28-10|| ||Mr. Bojangles: Am sure I read some where that Salov lost his mind and that he suffering mental illness.|
I hope he gets better.
|Jan-29-10|| ||waddayaplay: I read a little from his web site. Got tired quickly, lots of tirades with little substance. He has some politically extreme opinions. From reading his web site I am not sure what they are, but he mentions Israel, chess politics, and some people he has a grudge again: Seirawan, Kasparov and the editor of TWIC.|
|Mar-26-10|| ||wordfunph: "I almost withdrew after winning the first mini-match against Chinese GM Ye. I caught the flu and was quite ill, but fortunately my sense of professionalism got the upper hand and I continued to play. I drank a lot of hot milk and recovered. I told my wife Tanya that if I survived my first match, I would make it to the final and that's exactly what happened." |
GM Valery Salov (after winning the 1994 Tilburg's first prize of $54,550)
|Mar-26-10|| ||wordfunph: "Rating is important nowadays. If mine goes down under 2600, it is time to consider another profession and I mean that." (in 1994)|
|May-22-10|| ||indianchessupdates: one of the forgotten players|
|May-27-10|| ||uscfratingmybyear: Maybe he retired cuz he was worn out from playing for 5 years before he was born.|
|Feb-01-11|| ||Caissanist: The similarities between Salov and Fischer seem eerie, and to me troubling. I wonder how much of the craziness in today's world comes from geniuses who have lost a constructive outlet for their abilities, now that manipulation of databases has largely replaced traditional thinking.|
|Mar-09-11|| ||wordfunph: According to the book Chess in the Fast Lane, GM Michael Adams describes GM Valery Salov as fairly unique in the chess world. When annotating games for magazines, he is just as happy to commentate on his losses as his wins!|
|Nov-15-11|| ||whiteshark: The Russian grandmaster Valery Salov said the following: |
< "While Fischer's clock has already won universal and almost unanimous recognition, his ideas of shuffling the pieces before the start of the game still await their turn.
If accepted on a professional level, this innovation would mean a return to the golden age of chess: the age of INNOCENCE and CREATIVITY will return, without us losing any of the essential attractions of the game we love. In this case the words < the best player in the world > will again acquire some sense, they will refer to a person who plays chess better than all the others ( who finds the best moves OVER THE BOARD ), rather than one who has more money, more seconds, better databases, computers, etc. " >
|May-06-12|| ||JohnDahl: Salov writing in NIC 98/5, ostensibly a match report of Shirov's ill-fated victory over Kramnik in Cazorla in 1998:|
<The most perspicacious readers have probably noticed a slight anti-Kasparovian bias in my writings. Well, it's nothing more than a sign of good taste on my part and it bears no comparison to the bacchanalia of base instincts that the mere sight of these graphomaniacs might have aroused in a less hardened soul than mine. I know quite a few grandmasters who are so familiar with the true situation in the chess world that they simply can't read the chess press any more - because of the incredible number of shallow remarks, banalities, cheap rhetoric and plain disinformation produced by some WC candidates that are readily parroted by the journalists and maliciously thrown right into the face of a defenceless chess public. Some of them even find a perverse pleasure in justifying Gilbert Keith Chesterton's appreciation of this profession: 'Journalism is a false picture of the world, thrown upon a lighted screen in a darkened room so that the real world is not seen.' In the Russian and Spanish press, in addition, this picture is very often shown upside-down. Even at risk of contradicting my previous material (NIC 98/2), I can't resist the temptation of reproducing here the words of Thomas Jefferson: 'I really look with commiseration over the great body of my fellow citizens who, reading newspapers, live and die in the belief that they have known something of what has been passing in the world of their times.' As you can see, 200 years ago even US Presidents had their moments of lucidity.>
|May-06-12|| ||Jim Bartle: "...because of the incredible number of shallow remarks, banalities, cheap rhetoric and plain disinformation produced by some WC candidates that are readily parroted by the journalists and maliciously thrown right into the face of a defenceless chess public."|
A role now having been assumed by chessgames kibitzers.
|May-18-12|| ||wordfunph: Steve Giddins on GM Salov and Linares..
<Every year the players in Linares are presented with a beautiful commemorative plaque. When Salov moved out of his house here in Linares he left the three plaques he had behind the door. He could have taken them with him and thrown them out of the car somewhere. Anything. But he should not have left them there as an insult.>
Source: New In Chess - The First 25 Years 1984-2009 by Steve Giddins
|May-19-12|| ||King Death: Why this bothers Giddins so much I don't know but Salov obviously had some bad memories about those tournaments. What that writer doesn't get is that if Salov had done like he said that Luis Rentero wouldn't have known and it wouldn't have meant a thing. This way Rentero gets the message: ^#)! you and your boy Kasparov!|
|May-19-12|| ||Call Me TC: Did Giddins explain why Salov's nose was out of joint?|
From Dirk Jan Ten Geuzendam 's <Linares! Linares!>:
<The same cannot be said of another grandmaster who settled in Linares. With its two grandmasters, Linares was the strongest chess town in Spain for a while. Even Madrid and Barcelona couldn't boast more than one grandmaster each. Ljubojevic had Valery Salov for company after Salov changed Leningrad for Linares with the help and support of Rentero. Rentero offered him an apartment, paid him a monthly fee and made several promises. He promised to set up a chess school for talented young people and he promised to find a job for Salov's wife. He should not have made these promises. Not much headway was made with the chess school and a job for Mrs.Salov wasn't easily found either. To Salov, this breach was unacceptable. That he didn't have to work for his monthly fee gave him no satisfaction whatsoever. He only asked Rentero to keep his word. To anyone who listened to Salov it was clear that a break would be inevitable. After three years in Linares and three years of waiting for his chess school, Salov evacuated his apartment and moved to Madrid.> Mention is then made of the discarded plaques.
|Jan-06-13|| ||Everett: <Jim Bartle: "...because of the incredible number of shallow remarks, banalities, cheap rhetoric and plain disinformation produced by some WC candidates that are readily parroted by the journalists and maliciously thrown right into the face of a defenceless chess public."
A role now having been assumed by chessgames kibitzers.>|
Like Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln, sharing some truth but leaving out enough to hoodwink those who want an easy story/answer.
|Feb-21-13|| ||seventhirty: Where is he living right now? What is he doing?|
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