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|Aug-15-07|| ||Strongest Force: Roman's legacy as the most prolific online player of alltime will go unchallenged forever. I was one of the few people to know that Roman has a HUGE database of every game that he has ever played on the internet. Now you all know as well.|
|Aug-15-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: Although it is not especially difficult, the combination with which Dzindzichashvili concluded the following game remains one of my favorites: O Dementiev vs Dzindzichashvili, 1972. The combination introduced by 61. ... h1+ combines several tactical motifs (decoy, pin, fork – and even skewer [X-ray], which forbids White seriously to consider declining the sacrifice at move 61) all in a tremendously appealing way.|
|Feb-13-08|| ||Knight13: How do you pronounce this guy's last name?|
|Feb-13-08|| ||WannaBe: <Knight13: How do you pronounce this guy's last name?>|
|Feb-13-08|| ||wolfmaster: <Knight13> Jin-Jee-kash-vee-lee is, I think, the correct pronunciation.|
|Feb-13-08|| ||Shams: <wolfmaster> with stress on which syllable?|
|Feb-13-08|| ||Larsker: The stress is on 'schvi. Shvili is Georgian for "child" or "son". Many Georgians have names ending on -shvili.|
|Feb-13-08|| ||HeMateMe: I remember seeing him playing blitz with odds, he was giving piece odds, along 42d st, when they set up the chess tables during warm weather. He lost that particular game, probably to a strong player. I read somewhere that he used to offer piece odds in blitz matches of up to four or five games, meaning that if you beat him just once in four games, with the extra piece, you would win the wager.|
As I've heard it, he was sort of an unlucky gambler, losing at card and dice games, and going into the hole at casinos. A nice guy though, very accessible. I think he lives in Mass.
|Feb-14-08|| ||Jesspatrick: I remember when Dzindzi came and played in a Grand Prix event in Soux Falls, SD in 1980. He won, naturally.|
|Feb-28-08|| ||Zygote: Roman came and played at the US Amateur Team East with two other GMs (Roman played board 3) with a 178 player as board 4 to meet the rating limit... Of course Roman won every game... but the team was slandered a lot by people who thought that GM stacking was a form of cheating.|
|Feb-28-08|| ||keypusher: <zygote> 178? How is that even possible? I thought the USCF was like the SAT, they give you a couple hundred points if you can write your name. :-)|
|Feb-29-08|| ||Zygote: <keypusher> lmao|
|Mar-02-08|| ||Tomlinsky: From Michael Goeller's Blog for the Kenilworth Chess Club...|
USATE 2008 Called "An Amateur Event Sham"
"An Amateur Event Sham" is the headline of David Sands's chess column in The Washington Times. Sands writes: "this year's winner, GGGg, won all six matches employing a lineup of three grandmasters (Zviad Izoria, Eugene Perelshteyn and Roman Dzindzichashvili) and 5-year-old (yes, that's right) Stephen Fanning. Young Fanning's microscopic 178 rating helped get the squad below the mandatory maximum team average rating of 2200, but the whole setup simply is not in the spirit of such a populist event. / No one broke the rules, but it would be nice to see some changes next year (just two GMs per team, perhaps) to keep the event competitive for those without international titles." I could not agree more. Steve Doyle made a mistake in allowing this team to compete, apparently not consulting fully with the other organizers and putting the interests of GMs above those of the vast majority of amateurs who support this event each year.
|Mar-02-08|| ||Phony Benoni: This sort of team stacking has been used at the Amateur Team for many years, and it doesn't always work; the title often goes to a more balanced team. Since one board is being thrown away, a single upset means the team gets a drawn match--and the event is so large that a perfect match score is almost necessary to win it.|
By the way, the fact that Fanning's rating was only 178 is not that relevant. He could have been rated about 900 and still kept his team under the limit.
|Mar-03-08|| ||Illogic: Interesting. I don't get how a five-year old kid only had a 178 rating. Wouldn't you have to lose a LOT of games to very low-rated players to get that low?|
|Mar-03-08|| ||MichAdams: In less enlightened times, such behaviour might have sparked off a pogrom.|
|Mar-03-08|| ||MaxxLange: <Illogic> The USCF instituted rating classes down to Class K, or whatever 100-200 would be some years ago, intended for scholastic players. Before this, the weakest children had a rating of about 900.|
The USATE is pretty good fun once you bash teams of schoolchildren for a couple of rounds and can start playing chess.
|Mar-05-08|| ||GeauxCool: Pawn and move odds.
Game 1: Dzindzichashvili - Rybka, March 3 12:00 EST (18:00 CET)
Game 2: Dzindzichashvili - Rybka, March 3 17:30 EST
Game 3: Dzindzichashvili - Rybka, March 5 10:30 EST
Game 4: Dzindzichashvili - Rybka, March 5 13:30 EST
Game 5: Dzindzichashvili - Rybka, March 6 10:30 EST
Game 6: Dzindzichashvili - Rybka, March 6 13:30 EST
Game 7: Dzindzichashvili - Rybka, March 7 10:30 EST
Game 8: Dzindzichashvili - Rybka, March 7 13:30 EST
Game 1: draw
Game 2: Rybka lost.
1.Nc3 Nc6 2.Ne4 Nb8 3.Nc5 Nc6 4.Nxb7 Nb8 5.Nc5 Nc6 6.Na4 Nb8
7.Nc3 Nc6 8.Nb1 Nb8 (no b7 pawn) 9.Nf3 Nf6 10.g3 Nc6 11.Bg2
Rb8 12.d4 e6 13.O-O d5 14.b3 Be7 15.Ba3 Bxa3 16.Nxa3 Qd6 17.Nb1
O-O 18.Nc3 h6 19.Re1 Rd8 20.e3 Ba6 21.Na4 Nd7 22.Qd2 Nf6 23.Qc1
Nd7 24.Qd2 Nf6 25.Qc1 Nd7 26.Rd1 Ne7 27.Nd2 Be2 28.Re1 Bb5 29.c4
Bxa4 30.bxa4 Qb4 31.cxd5 Nxd5 32.Bxd5 exd5 33.Nb3 Rb7 34.a5 c5
35.Nxc5 Nxc5 36.Qxc5 Qxc5 37.dxc5 Rc7 38.Rec1 Rdc8 39.Rab1 Rxc5
40.Rxc5 Rxc5 41.Rb8+ Kh7 42.Rb7 Rxa5 43.Rxf7 Rxa2 44.Rd7 a5 45.Rxd5
a4 46.Ra5 g5 47.g4 a3 48.Kg2 Kg7 49.Ra6 Kf7 50.Rxh6 Rb2 51.Ra6
a2 52.Kg3 Re2 53.f3 Ke7 54.e4 Kd8 55.h4 gxh4+ 56.Kxh4 Kc8 57.Kg5
Kb7 58.Ra3 Kb6 59.f4 Kc5 60.e5 Kb4 61.Ra8 Kb3 62.Kf5 Rc2 63.g5
Rc8 64.Ra6 Rf8+ 65.Kg4 Re8 66.g6 Re6 67.Rxa2 Rxg6+ 68.Kf5 Rb6
69.Rd2 Rb5 70.Kf6 Rb6+ 71.e6 Kc4 72.f5 Kc3 73.Rd8 Ra6 74.Kf7
Ra5 75.f6 1-0
|Apr-19-08|| ||mobiegobie: Are there any more roman's lab people out there? Doesn't the Daffy Duck mug make you laugh too? Is that water in there? Did anyone else notice that some of the the openings he suggests he doesn't play? (Nimzo-indian as black, Acc. dragon as black to name two) I'm not knocking I have learned quite a bit from him, I also had to learn alot before I learned from him too!|
|Apr-23-08|| ||Granny O Doul: Here is someone who definitely belongs on the dropdown menu. I don't mind typing out "Keres" or "Tal" but it's not so easy to rememeber this spelling.|
|Jul-30-08|| ||CapAnson: I remember how to spell his name by Dzind -zich -ash- vili ..I can remember 4 shorter "words" better than the whole thing|
|May-05-09|| ||wordfunph: Got chess lessons videos of you GM Roman, happy birthday GM!|
|May-05-09|| ||WhiteRook48: happy birthday!|
|May-05-09|| ||Riverbeast: Happy Birthday, Roman...And happy Cinco De Mayo!|
|Jun-27-09|| ||Phony Benoni: Probably the best way to search for him is to type "Roman", taking advantage of the search engine indexing first names.|
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