|Nov-07-04|| ||WMD: Austrian GM, born 1928. Helped popularise the defence that (sometimes) bears his name.|
Lost a memorable game to Fischer: Fischer vs Robatsch, 1962. Played in the 1974 Chigorin Memorial in Sochi. Finished in 15th place from 16. Scored 6/15 (+2 =8 -5). Both wins took 14 moves each, one being:
Robatsch vs Jansa, 1974.
|Apr-03-05|| ||dac1990: Half of this guy's games are draws- either a statistical improbability, boring player, or both. |
|Oct-08-05|| ||Helios727: In Fischer's MSMG book, he said that Robatsch claimed to have had good results with his offbeat version of the centre-counter (as black). Does anyone have any examples of games where Robatsch actually won as black with the centre-counter?|
|Jan-26-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Karl Robatsch|
|May-02-06|| ||DutchDunce: ??? This dude plays 1...g6 SIX times out of 101, and they name the opening after him??|
|Nov-11-07|| ||pawnofdoom: Well I guess it's just whoever plays it first. Whichever famous person plays it first, that is.|
A worse case is Alekhine, who has the Alikhine defense named after him. He employed his defense 30 times out of almost 2000 games! And I don't think he actually invented it. He only popularized it, but because he was famous, the defense wa named after him.
|Nov-11-07|| ||Calli: <Pawnofdoom> See Game Collection: Alekhine plays Klyatskin's Defense|
|Oct-14-08|| ||brankat: GM Robatsch's best years were from about the mid-fifties to the mid-sixties, with a number of good results.|
|Aug-04-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: He played like a Robat! :)|
|Aug-04-09|| ||blacksburg: oh god. that was uncalled for.|
|Aug-06-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: <blacksburg> OK. He played like a Karl. Are you happy now?|
|Oct-14-09|| ||Thrajin: <blacksburg> I agree. That was unKarled for.|
|Oct-14-09|| ||Richard Taylor: Photograph?|
|Oct-14-09|| ||Benzol: <Richard> See <BIDMONFA>'s post earlier for a picture of Robatsch.|
|Oct-14-09|| ||vonKrolock: ... or this one http://www.olimpbase.org/1966q/img/...|
|Oct-14-09|| ||WhiteRook48: and he doesn't play the Robatsch that often|
|Oct-14-09|| ||parisattack: Ujtelky really the father of the ...g6 defence and especially the Hippo variation(s). Later Suttles played it almost exclusively.|
When the center is closed with e5 the Bg7 very often comes back to Bf8. I've seen games where it never even goes to Bg7, making ...g6 'a high class waiting move.'
|Oct-14-09|| ||Richard Taylor: If you look in the year 2008 in the game list of Robatsch's or Moderns you will find my sacrificial masterpiece v FM M. Steadman! (Played near this time last year...|
<Benzol> I'll check it out. Thanks.
|Oct-14-09|| ||Richard Taylor: Chess is infinite.|
|May-22-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: God bless you, GM Karl Robatsch!
|Sep-07-12|| ||waustad: He played in 11 olympics from 1954 through 1994.
|Oct-14-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Karl Robatsch.|
|Jun-01-14|| ||waustad: It is a minor nuisance that when one enters his name correctly in the Search text field on the search page on cg.com, it doesn't get to his page. Using the Advanced Search text field one gets to his page, but for the name it defaults to the defense instead of the player, claiming that Karl Gilg never played Robatsch (B06)|