|Jul-22-03|| ||brulla: Who is this?? |
|Jul-22-03|| ||Honza Cervenka: See http://www.chesslive.de/scripts/ser... |
|Jan-01-07|| ||BIDMONFA: Alexey Vyzmanavin|
|Feb-18-08|| ||plang: Vyzmanavin was a strong player who is not that well known. I was just looking to Bologan's notes to his 1997 win over Vyzmanavin at Savastopol (not in this database). Bologan's quote: " This would be one of Vyzmanavin's last serious tournaments. After this, he made one more effort to return to serious chess, but by that time he no longer had any real grip on life; he sank into despair, fell apart - and then the madness overcame him.." Does anyone know more about him?|
|Nov-26-08|| ||Karpova: Maurice Ashley: <"He's a dangerous one, the V-man, looking like a cat, ready to pounce.">|
From "The New York Times" - "Fast, Furious, Chess, ESPN Style" by Rick Bragg, 1994.06.28: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpa...
|Nov-26-08|| ||Karpova: Jude Acers reported on January 25, 2000:
<Moscow, Russia. A. Vyzmanavin dies ..... Another great young world chess federation (FIDE) 2600+ ELO player has died amidst reported poverty, depression. Alexey Vyzmanavin, age 40, died of apparent natural causes while living alone, his body not being found for six days. Mr. Vyzmanavin, a legendary competitive demon in Moscow "blitz" chess parks was USSR co-champion in 1990. Well known worldwide, he won "serious money" in long forgotten Kasparov "PCA" events. Mr. Vyzmanavin had not played in two years.>
|Jan-01-09|| ||GrahamClayton: Winner of the following tournaments:
Naleczow 1986, Tashkent 1987, Moscow 1988 (=1st), Sochi 1989 and the Rilton Cup in Stockholm, 1990.
|Jan-01-09|| ||dx9293: Another talented and tragic figure in chess history.|
|Jan-01-09|| ||WhiteRook48: it is a sad story... all these players dying early. Well, at least we still have NN!
I MEANT STRONG PLAYERS why do they die early??|
|Jan-01-09|| ||Benzol: <WhiteRook48> As I've mentioned elsewhere 2008 has seen the passing of a number of well known players, Bobby Fischer, Bukhuti Gurgenidze and Bob Wade are among the list and I'm sure there must be others. Perhaps there should be some sort of memorium to them.|
|Jan-01-09|| ||cornflake: What a tragic end to such a strong GM. I had no idea he was dead. In the 1990's he was an awesome blitz player- super strong.|
|Sep-25-09|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: <plang>
<Does anyone know more about him?>
I do, now. Until today, I had never heard of him before. I have the first Intel Grand Prix DVD (also known as "Grandmaster Series #10), and he was definitely a monster at quick chess.
In the first Intel Grand Prix event ever held (of 8 total), a 16 player knockout rapid event, he managed to defeat no less a player than Alexey Shirov in his first match. This was the decisive game:
Shirov vs Vyzmanavin, 1994
The very next round, he downed Victor Korchnoi by displaying impressive resourcefulness in a completely lost position:
Korchnoi vs Vyzmanavin, 1994
Finally, Kramnik disposed of him in the semifinal- although only in the Armageddon game after Vyzmanavin inexplicably offered a draw in a completely won position (when he had white and had to win). But just imagine! He was still playing when players like Short, Shirov, Adams, Smirin, Kamsky, Timman, and Kasparov himself had all already been sent packing.
So it was very unpleasant for me to come to this page, just trying to find out who the man is, and learn of his death under such unfortunate circumstances.
|Sep-25-09|| ||dx9293: What did Bologan once say? Something to the effect that "there are more than ten people who know how to play chess!"|
|Mar-28-10|| ||wordfunph: GM Vyzmanavin died of stroke in Moscow although he wasn't discovered for several days after that.|
|Feb-24-13|| ||stanleys: One genius of blitz versus another, Vyzmanavin playing Arbakov|
|Sep-25-14|| ||The17thPawn: Had never even heard or seen this guys name then I stumble upon him through the opening explorer QGD Lasker Variation. Will have to check out his games he has some impressive victories.|
|Jan-01-15|| ||Caissanist: Chessgames could probably make a whole year of POTDs just from great Russian players nobody has ever heard of.|
|Jan-01-15|| ||plang: Vyzmanavin was rated #29 in the world on the 1/1/93 rating list and remained in the top 45 until late 94|