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|Jan-15-10|| ||Albertan: Caissanist you are right! My local paper has even decided to start placing the TV Times on their website (for a 3 week period). This used to be only available if you purchased the Friday paper (and it only showed tv programming for the next week).|
|Jan-30-10|| ||jrobichess: I emailed the Washington Post to petition their decision to cancel GM Lubomir Kavalek's chess column. I encourage everyone to do the same. Contact information on my blog: http://tinyurl.com/yb2fmzc|
|Jan-31-10|| ||Caissas Clown: Same happened here a few years ago: The Australian Financial Review cancelled the column by GM Rogers.|
Philandering "celebrity"? Reality TV participant? Politician? Athlete ? COME ON IN !! But a chess enthusiast?
Sorry we just don't have enough space in the newspaper for those nerdy freaks !
|Jun-01-10|| ||ycbaywtb: he now writes for the huffington post, you can see his first article with 2 games from the US championship in chessbase.com|
|Jun-01-10|| ||waustad: I'm glad to see that he's back at chessbase. That is a better interface than the newspaper, since you can play along and see comments. It isn't ideal but it is better. I hope it is working out well with him. |
I once met him at a simul in Silver Springs played by Tigran Petrosian. Sadly the book (Nimzo's Chess Praxis) both GMs signed is no longer in my possession.
|Jun-02-10|| ||HeMateMe: ...Curious about the citizen aspect here. If Lubo has been champion of Czeckoslovakia, the USA and West Germany, at various times, did he have to give up one of his passports? Is it possible to have citizenship in more than two countries at the same time?|
|Aug-25-10|| ||shortsight: I don't know about others, but I find Kavalek comments of other GMs lack the respect. He's blasted van Wely at the latest chessbase news: newsid=6628
|Aug-25-10|| ||paavoh: @caissanist + others: Yes, it is a sad way a sad way the world is turning to. In Finland too, the major national newspaper stopped their weekly chess bridge columns. Instead, more crossword puzzles and sudokus. Needless to say, the smaller and regional newspaper followed suit. Too bad!|
|Aug-25-10|| ||Caissanist: <HeHateMe>: Kavalek emigrated from Czechoslovakia to the USA after the 1968 Prague spring. He was actually stateless for a while, since he lost his Czechoslovakian citizenship before he obtained his American one. |
The German championship used to be an international tournament every second year, Kavalek was one of several foreigners who became "German International Champion".
|Aug-25-10|| ||unsound: <shortsight> It's not just you. I find him smug and annoying--never seems to miss an opportunity to trumpet his own achievements in his column. Modest and irrelevant as those achievements are, compared with those he criticizes.|
|Dec-09-10|| ||wordfunph: "When you start feeling sorry for other competitors, you start killing your chances."|
- GM Lubosh Kavalek
|Dec-17-10|| ||Calli: Lubosh now blogs at the HuffingtonPost site.
|Dec-29-10|| ||wordfunph: George Koltanowski on Lubosh Kavalek:
As a boy, Lubomir was a member of his school's soccer team. One afternoon, during an interscholastic match, he kicked the ball for a goal and missed. The ball crashed into a group of spectators, two of whom, were playing chess on a magnetic board. The pieces were knocked all over the place and when Kavalek went to retrieve the ball he was scolded in no uncertain terms. "Oh, come on." he said, "Who plays this silly game anyway? Only sissies!" The argument became more serious and ended only when Lubomir's teammates pulled him away from the group.
But the boy was impressed --- so may people thought that chess was much more exciting than soccer. So the next day the young Kavalek went to the library and found a book on chess; it was written by Ludek Pachman.
He learned fast. One day, Pachman came to his school to give a lecture and exhibition. Kavalek played and lost but he managed to have a talk with Pachman, who invited him to his home in Prague if the youngster ever found himself there. Kavalek let no grass grow under his feet - it was not too long before he was ringing Pachman's doorbell and telling the Czech grandmaster that he was ready to learn everything he could.
He thus became a pupil of Pachman and soon won the championship of Czechoslovakia, defeating his teacher in the process!
(Source: Chess Life & Review 1970)
|Aug-09-11|| ||Eggman: Kavalek was ranked as high as 10th in the world in the '70s, but perhaps his greatest achievement was coaching Short through the 1993 World Championship cycle. I wonder what Short might have achieved if they'd stuck together.|
|Aug-09-11|| ||talisman: happy birthday Kav!|
|Aug-09-11|| ||WhiteRook48: happy birthday GM Kavalek!|
|Nov-18-11|| ||OhioChessFan: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lubom...|
|Jul-06-12|| ||Granny O Doul: Kavalek was among the 35 featured in a full-page Carnegie Corporation ad in the NY Times on the Fourth titled "Immigrants: The Pride of America". Wtg, Lubosh!|
|Aug-09-12|| ||waustad: Happy B'day! I met you once at a simul in Silver Springs given by Tigran Petrosian.|
|Aug-09-12|| ||wordfunph: "There is no physical punishment in chess; suffering goes on inside the mind."|
- GM Lubomir Kavalek
Lubosh, happy birthday!
|Aug-09-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: <"There is no physical punishment in chess; suffering goes on inside the mind.">|
And what about kicking under the table?:-)
Všechno nejlepší k narozeninám, Luboši!
|Aug-09-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<Honza>
the yoghurt part of the tale is worse!
|Aug-09-12|| ||backrank: His immortal game is certainly
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962
Watch the situation after Black's 28th move:
click for larger view
Black has only a bishop and 5 pawns against White's two rooks ... and 4 moves later White resigned!
It began with a sac of a minor piece for 3 pawns ... then black sacced the exchange ... and then another exchange!
|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! :)|
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