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|Jan-10-12|| ||Penguincw: < He is reputed to have said "Draws make me angry" and remains a strong GM with an aggressive style just a level below the top rank. >|
Interesting. Topalov hates draws so much he'd rather lose than draw.
|Jan-22-12|| ||King Death: <Riverbeast: There is a mistake in this bio that should be corrected: "...but has never qualified as a Candidate"
Romanishin qualified for the PCA candidates matches in 1994>|
It's true, he lost to Viswanathan Anand in the first round scoring -3 =4. Even if this isn't officially recognized I think it's worth mentioning in the bio.
|May-31-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: "Oll the President's Men"
True story of Ossip Bernstein and Timothy Woodward
|May-31-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: "No Smile of Mona Lisa"
A docudrama on 1962 U.S. Women's Championship where Lisa Lane and Mona May Karff had to bow to Gisela Kahn Gresser
|May-31-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: "Colin Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
The tragic tale of a chess expert who, without prior training in Martial Arts, enters an MMA competition to prove his theory that knowledge of a certain technique in chess called 'The Dragon' provides invincibility in fights and protection from wounds.
|May-31-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: "Guelph and Ghibelline"
(Chess Historical Sci fi Thriller)
Boris Gelfand invents a time machine and visits medieval Florence, which is just in the middle of violent political strife between the Church party and the party of Empire. Boris plays a game of chess with Farinata degli Uberti and beats him, then he gives some free lessons on Giuoco Piano to some Church party disciples who are so grateful that they decide to take his name to designate their party. Later Dante lauds him a lot in his Divine Comedy and gives him Beatrice as companion in Paradise, where he visits Lasker, Capablanca and Tal, who promise to be his seconds in the next match for the World Chess champion title. Later in the ninth ring of hell Boris finds Farinata to play chess with Kirsam and Danailov.
|Jun-01-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: <"Oll the President's Men"
True story of Ossip Bernstein and Timothy Woodward>
Of course, I should add that the picture is directed by Tomasz Pakula and that we will see there as featured characters among others Rodney Nixon, Arnaud Colson, Scott Kissinger, Jim H Dean, Bernard W Barker, John Mitchell, G. Gordon Liddy, Adam Hunt, George Sturgis, J McCord, E Martinez, Ron Ziegler, and a lot of people from R Washington Evening Post Ladder. Of course, Bernstein and Woodward will enjoy assistance of enigmatic Deep Thought (Computer), and famous "Katie Graham 's gonna get her tit caught in a big fat wringer" scene will be there too.
|Jun-11-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: E.T. the Extra-Torrestrial
Biographical story of Eugenio Torre.
|Jun-22-12|| ||I play the Fred: "The King and I" - Documentary wherein <IplaytheFred> describes his typical endgame|
|Jan-15-13|| ||HeMateMe: One of the more active older players? Good luck in Holland, Mr. Romanishin.|
|Jan-15-13|| ||fisayo123: No pic? such a shame.|
|Feb-15-13|| ||mistermac: Albertan posted a pic on p#7.
Mr Romanishin looks a thoroughly affable man, I must say.
|Feb-15-13|| ||perfidious: <mistermac> Early in Romanishin's international career, there was a piece which covered one of his tournament victories.|
While I don't recall whether it was in Chess Life or BCM, that article noted that, for all his ferocity at the board, he was very much a gentleman away from it and quite a decent man to meet, unlike some other top players of the time.
|May-19-13|| ||wordfunph: Inside Chess once dubbed him as GM Oleg "Never Say Draw" Romanishin.|
|Sep-23-13|| ||alexmagnus: Funny: first 9 games here are decisive, 8 of them losses. Did Romanishin not win at all when he was a teenager? :D:D:D|
|Nov-01-13|| ||RedShield: From Here to Eternity - Anna Ushenina's latest instructional DVD shows how to mate with B+N vs K.|
The Bitter Tea of Jennifer Shahade - our heroine battles patriarchy, the scales and her aversion to artificial sweeteners.
|Dec-19-13|| ||waustad: Here's a pic from when he was young in Lviv with Mikhalchishin and Beliavsky: http://en.chessbase.com/portals/4/f...|
|Dec-19-13|| ||keypusher: <waustad: Here's a pic from when he was young in Lviv with Mikhalchishin and Beliavsky: http://en.chessbase.com/portals/4/f>...|
Ah, to be young and in Lviv!
|Apr-11-14|| ||tamar: "The Latvian Railway Man"
Vassily Ivanchuk is brilliant in the title role, showing his critics that revenge is never a straight line.
|Mar-05-15|| ||tessathedog: Gee...I sought out this page because I spotted GM Romanishin playing here at Bad Worishofen and really wanted to read up on him...only to have to wade through pages of totally irrelevant postings. I can see that they are amusing, but surely there is a better place for them? is it not disrespectful to a prominent Grandmaster to litter his pages with material of no relevance to him or his achievements? I do not mean to offend anyone, but would like people to reflect a little on how trivial postings might be compromising the pages of highly esteemed players.|
|Mar-05-15|| ||torrefan: We apologize. That's a very rare occurrence here at CG. It won't happen again.|
|Mar-05-15|| ||zanzibar: Here's an interview, and I believe the picture from the broken link above can be found there as well:|
|Mar-06-15|| ||tessathedog: Many thanks Zanzibar for that fantastic Romanishin interview! Exactly what I was looking for. I really appreciate your taking the trouble to post it. Thank you. Now, my immediate ambition is to try and get a photo with Romanishin at the closing ceremony tomorrow. I am glad to read in the interview he speaks English, so he will understand my request...I couldn't manage it in Russian!|
|May-16-15|| ||TheFocus: <A win gives one a feeling of self-affirmation, and success - a feeling of self-expression, but only a sensible harmonization between these urges can bring really great achievements in chess> - Oleg Romanishin.|
|Jan-10-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy Birthday, Oleg!!|
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