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|Oct-15-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Sokolov just pounded this guy in 1986|
|Oct-15-09|| ||Vazken Proudian: Happy Birthday GM Vahanian. Thanks for so many wonderful games.|
|Oct-15-09|| ||tpstar: Hooray! A picture! :-)
Happy Birthday, GM Vaganian.
|Oct-15-09|| ||Davolni: Happy Birthday GM Vaganian!
All the best to you!
|Oct-15-10|| ||wordfunph: "No, I never had one particular chess idol. Though I did have a model - Fischer. I knew all his games, I was in love with his playing. Like him I tried never to offer a draw, I always played to the bitter end."|
- GM Rafael Vaganian
happy birthday GM Vaganian!
|Oct-15-10|| ||AgentRgent: Happy birthday GM Vaganian! Your games have been a great source of insight and entertainment for me. Thank you so much!|
|Dec-21-10|| ||Everett: Sure it's been said somewhere on this thread, but I did not realize Vaganian was the 3rd best player in the world through most of '84 and '85, behind the two K's. In early '86 he was brought down to the pack of Korchnoi, Yusupov, Timman and Beliavsky.|
|Mar-26-11|| ||suenteus po 147: A modest little tournament won by Vaganian some years back: Game Collection: Ter Apel Klooster 1992|
|Jul-08-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Rare live film footage-
<Karpov> v <Vaganian> Blitz training games 1975
(with special guest appearance by Semyon Furman)
|Aug-28-11|| ||BobCrisp: <Vaganian> played a simul against the strong London Central YMCA chess club, some time in early 1975. <Jimmy Adams> wrote it up as <Rafael Vaganian in London Town> for the April 1975 <BCM> (alas, he omitted the date!). |
<Rafa> had a tough time over 30 boards, scoring only +13 -10 =7. Unfortunately, none of the scores have made it into the <cg.com> DB....so far!
|Oct-15-11|| ||talisman: happy birthday to a great player!|
|Oct-15-12|| ||FSR: A leading Chicago player used to refer to this player as "Vagina Man" because he didn't know the correct pronunciation. I've heard Christiansen say "vahg-ahn-yahn" and he should know.|
|Oct-15-12|| ||paavoh: @FSR: <Vagina Man??> You are telling me that he could not be bothered to check the proper or less offensive pronunciation? Did anyone ever correct him?|
|Oct-15-12|| ||FSR: <paavoh> I believe I told him the correct pronunciation.|
|Oct-15-12|| ||paavoh: @FSR: Good for you - I think Vaganian deserved a better moniker than that!|
|Oct-15-12|| ||PhilFeeley: What's he doing these days? Playing anywhere?|
|Oct-15-12|| ||parisattack: <FSR: A leading Chicago player used to refer to this player as "Vagina Man" because he didn't know the correct pronunciation. I've heard Christiansen say "vahg-ahn-yahn" and he should know.>|
Some years back I was re-watching an old James Bond movie - I think You Only Live Twice. There was a scene of a Russian spacecraft countdown with the Russian counting ... dva, oden (two, one) and then he said what sounded like 'vaganian' which I thought might mean blastoff or zero, but apparently not.
Any Russian scholar know what word he did say, what it meant, if it was at all like 'vaganian?'
|Oct-15-12|| ||FSR: <paavoh: @FSR: Good for you - I think Vaganian deserved a better moniker than that!>|
True, though "Vagina Man" could be a fine name for a transgendered superhero.
|Oct-16-12|| ||Manoloo: The Vaganian Monologames|
|Dec-12-12|| ||EdZelli: His true name is Vahanian. *Russians can't render the letter H hence the G substitution.|
|Oct-15-13|| ||Kikoman: Happy 62nd Birthday GM Rafael Vaganian :D|
|Oct-15-13|| ||kereru: His win against Reshevsky deserves to be in any greatest games of all time collection.|
|Oct-15-13|| ||whiteshark: <kereru> Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976|
|Oct-15-13|| ||EdZelli: Sammy and Rafael, both legendary players.|
|Oct-15-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday <POTD>: Rafael Vaganian.|
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