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|Aug-09-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday!|
|May-31-13|| ||Cemoblanca: What a creative player! Just enjoyed the "NOTABLE GAMES" section! Crazy stuff! ;) All the best Lubosh! :)|
|Aug-09-13|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Kavalek!|
|Aug-09-13|| ||Honza Cervenka: Všechno nejlepší k narozeninám, milý Luboši!|
|Aug-09-13|| ||waustad: Happy 70th!|
|Aug-09-13|| ||Nightsurfer: He is one of the finest players of the USA: Happy 70th birthday, GM Kavalek! Therefore, on the occasion of that very day, it is a very nice birthday greeting that Chessgames.com has nominated your great game H Kokkoris vs Kavalek, 1968 to be the <Game of the Day on August 9th, 2013>!|
|Feb-13-14|| ||Gambit86: His chess columns are awesome!|
|Feb-20-14|| ||offramp: As someone said a few posts ago, if Short had stuck with Kavalek then the sky would've been the limit. |
Kavalek had a streak of genius s bit like Bronstein's.
|Feb-20-14|| ||Shams: <offramp> If I remember correctly from Lawson's book on the match, Kavalek basically stopped working about a third of the way through. If true, anybody would have sacked him. |
I think in hindsight he was a poor choice at 50 years old. You need a young man's energy to be a good second.
|Feb-20-14|| ||Jim Bartle: Kavalek wrote a long two-part article in Inside Chess, claiming that it became impossible to work with Short as he refused to listen to him any more. Or something like that. An excellent article, very detailed, don't know how true it is.|
What was really interesting is that it went through how a player and his coach go about preparing openings for a match.
|Feb-20-14|| ||perfidious: <Shams> My recollection is on similar lines to yours. If someone pulled a stunt like that with me, they would get the bum's rush.|
|Feb-20-14|| ||Shams: <JB><Kavalek wrote a long two-part article in Inside Chess, claiming that it became impossible to work with Short as he refused to listen to him any more.>|
If this is the best he can come up with in defending his conduct, I think it's pretty telling. It wasn't Short's job to listen to Kavalek; it was Kavalek's job to listen to Short.
|Feb-20-14|| ||Jim Bartle: I don't remember the details. But Kavalek definitely thought he should have the biggest voice in what openings were chosen.|
|Feb-20-14|| ||Shams: <JB> Well, that's not entirely unreasonable but of course that should have been discussed prior to his being hired. |
Did he respond at all to the charge that he stopped working? Because if he just glossed over that, I'm ready to call the fight right now.
|Feb-20-14|| ||Jim Bartle: No, he certainly said he kept working.
Here's a nasty back-and-forth between the two from 2005:
|Feb-20-14|| ||Shams: <JB> I'm keen to read that, but your link isn't happening for me.|
|Feb-20-14|| ||Jim Bartle: Try "short kavalek "inside chess"" in Google, it was the first one for me: "Short : I am not dead."|
|Feb-20-14|| ||Shams: Thanks. Adding a hyphen to the end of the URL you link to repairs it.|
|Feb-20-14|| ||RedShield: <Kavalek had a streak of genius s bit like Bronstein's.>|
Neither was bald, either. They both just had one hell of a parting.
|Feb-21-14|| ||offramp: It was Short and Kavalek that had the parting.|
|Feb-21-14|| ||RookFile: <Kavalek: His recent claim that I did not contribute any original ideas sounds strange; he certainly did not tell me that at the time. Moreover, it now seems like the fewer ideas I had, the more money he wanted to pay me. >|
End of story, as far as I'm concerned. Anybody who has spent 5 minutes with Short knows that he wouldn't agree to pay money unless it was worthwhile to him.
|Feb-21-14|| ||Shams: <RookFile> <Anybody who has spent 5 minutes with Short knows that he wouldn't agree to pay money unless it was worthwhile to him.>|
As opposed to other GMs who would happily flush money down the drain?
|Feb-21-14|| ||RedShield: As far as opening preparation went, it's hard to see that Nigel had any cause for complaint; this was the one area in which he was more than a match for Garry.|
|Feb-21-14|| ||Benzol: I can remember playing through most of the games in the 1993 match and Nigel certainly obtained a number of excellent positions. I'm not sure why but somehow he just wasn't able to capitalize on many of them.|
|Feb-21-14|| ||RedShield: After the openings, the gods have placed the middle game.|
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