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|Aug-31-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<Owerbart>
some attractive Portisch games/finishes:
Portisch vs S Johannessen, 1966
Portisch vs I Radulov, 1974
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1974
Portisch vs J Benjamin, 1987
(Hat tip: Informator 85)
|Sep-06-11|| ||Owerbart: Thanks a lot for the info!|
|Sep-06-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @Owerbart
you're welcome. I have ordered the 1979 Varnusz book of Portisch's best game recently, so no doubt I will come across some other attractive games which I can post about here.
|Sep-25-11|| ||wordfunph: entertaining Portisch trivia from Grandmaster Chess by Glenn Flear..|
<Postisch, who is noted for practising his singing in his hotel room during tournaments(!) has been one of the top players in the world for thirty years.>
|Sep-25-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<wordfunph>
Portisch told me that he might have followed singing if he hadn't followed chess. He was like Smyslov: a talented GM and singer.
|Sep-25-11|| ||wordfunph: <SimonWebbsTiger> thank you.|
|Sep-25-11|| ||perfidious: <spawn2: <Eduardo Bermudez> |
<Actually, Portisch played in 20 olympiads!!!>
In this coming Olympiad, GM Eugenio Torre of the Philippines will equal the record of the great Mangyar Chess Legend.>
Maybe so, but there's no comparison between the two players' careers, solid one though Torre has had, with a Candidates appearance to his name, which even some of his better-known contemporaries never managed.
|Sep-25-11|| ||ewan14: Zagreb 1965 - Portisch comes fourth
despite beating joint
winners , Ivkov and Uhlmann , and beating
World Champion Petrosian ( again )
|Oct-05-11|| ||JohnBoy: There is a beautiful game lost by Portisch as black - like 25-30 moves long w/ queenless middlegame king hunt. Clearly not it LP's notable games. Bonus points for anyone who can identify it for me. It ought to be GotD.|
|Oct-06-11|| ||Retireborn: <JohnBoy> that sounds like the famous Botvinnik-Portisch game from Monte Carlo 1968, it wasn't queenless though.|
|Oct-10-11|| ||JohnBoy: <Retire> - nah - that's not it. White was some lesser eastern euro (not rooskie) master. Don't even know if the guy was a GM.|
|Oct-12-11|| ||JohnBoy: Here it is - Portisch was white, my bad, against Pinter. Pinter was not a GM when I was active, although he was when this was played. It has already been game of the day. I love it.|
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984
|Oct-13-11|| ||Retireborn: <JohnBoy> Oh yes, that's one of my favourite games too. 27.Bxa6 would have just about saved the game, according to Pinter's own notes in Informator.|
Another spectacular Portisch loss that I enjoy revisting is this one:
Hartston vs Portisch, 1974
That's evidently been GotD too.
|Nov-20-11|| ||jackpawn: Sad that such a great player has only 5 pages of comments. Portish was a world class player for about 25 years, but apparently he's forgotten today.|
|Feb-02-12|| ||twinlark: Interesting interview with Portisch (linked in the bio).|
|Feb-02-12|| ||ketchuplover: bump!!!|
|Feb-02-12|| ||parisattack: An interesting Interview with GM Portisch on ChessBase.com.|
Something I personally found interesting:
Q - How would you characterize your own style in chess?
A - Positional. I was always very positional.
I interviewed Portisch for the school newspaper when he was in Denver on the way to the Church's Fried Chicken tournament. I had always thought he said he and Fischer were both tacticians. But upon reading the CB piece, I pulled the actual news clipping (Colorado Daily) for 22 Nov 1972:
Q - What of the new World Champion? You have played him often and have a credible record against him. How would you say your style differs from his?
A - As far as style, there is actually little difference. We are both positional players. The biggest difference is that I prefer to open the game with 1. P-Q4 and Fischer always prefers 1. P-K4.
Portisch was very pleasant through the entire interview - but it was tough to get him to volunteer much more than a basic answer to my questions. He seems to have opened up some in the intervening years.
|Feb-02-12|| ||bronkenstein: That shameless bump reminded me of the mentioned interview part one ---> http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... and freshly available part two (the final part) --->http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...|
|Feb-03-12|| ||twinlark: Doesn't anyone read bios? The interviews were posted there as soon as chessbase published them.|
|Feb-03-12|| ||WannaBe: Bios?! Bios!? We need no stinkin' bios.|
|Feb-03-12|| ||AlphaMale: Bios are not the place for links to newly published articles/interviews. |
<Portisch was very pleasant through the entire interview - but it was tough to get him to volunteer much more than a basic answer to my questions. He seems to have opened up some in the intervening years.>
I'm confused. When did you interview him?
|Feb-03-12|| ||TheFocus: <parisattack> I knew you were a renowned international author, but conducting chess interviews too? Their are many interesting facets to you, my friend.|
|Feb-03-12|| ||parisattack: <TheFocus: <parisattack> I knew you were a renowned international author, but conducting chess interviews too? Their are many interesting facets to you, my friend.>|
:) I did the chess column for the school during the high-tide of the Fischer interest when just about everyone wanted to learn chess. The club went from 15 or so members to over 100 for a few months. A few perks there - but perhaps not for the younger CG.com ears. Over a beer or two or three at the Shorebird beach bar, perhaps soon?
I did also interview Linda Ronstadt right after she broke from the Pony. WHAT A DOLL!
|Feb-03-12|| ||parisattack: <AlphaMale ....I'm confused. When did you interview him?>|
Evening of 20 November 1972. Went to the then fashionable Playboy Club with him and the club 'big wigs' afterwards. Recounted earlier in this Forum.
|Feb-03-12|| ||TheFocus: <Over a beer or two or three at the Shorebird beach bar, perhaps soon?>|
You got it. Shorebird used to be my hangout on Sundays after a morning in the sun. I would go for mai tais and a mahi mahi sandwich!
They have a great breakfast and lunch buffet too.
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