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|Feb-07-11|| ||theodor: trade mark!|
|Feb-07-11|| ||BLarsen1967: <kingfu> Well said!! -- It appears some ppl only 'remember' M.T. for his disastrous 0-6 result vs Fischer. That of course does show the unquestionable superiority of Mr. Robert James.. -- But Taimanov was a real Chess Hero in his own right,not a 'weak' player,and indeed a multi-talented human being,he even did have a sense for Female Beauty - More Power to Mark Taimanov !|
|Feb-08-11|| ||kingfu: I have an opening named after me.
It is 0-1.
Or perhaps NN.
Love that avatar!
As Miles Davis was to Music.
So Bobby Fischer was to Chess.
|Feb-15-11|| ||polarmis: He's still in fine form, and I've translated some of the interviews he gave for his 85th birthday last week: http://www.chessintranslation.com/2...|
He talks a lot about how chess has changed, and, in contrast to Spassky, has nice things to say about Nakamura!
|Feb-16-11|| ||ketchuplover: chessbase.com has a feature on Mr.Taimanov|
|Feb-16-11|| ||alexmagnus: His twin children are 6 years old? Sorry for cynism, but is he really the father? I wonder what the record for the oldest father ever is...|
|Feb-16-11|| ||alexmagnus: <I wonder what the record for the oldest father ever is...>|
Apparently 94: http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/852273...
|Mar-23-11|| ||stoy: I have read that Taimanov fathered children 57 years apart. Is this true?|
|Mar-23-11|| ||polarmis: Yes, click on the link 4 posts up! :)|
|Mar-23-11|| ||HeMateMe: Are you saying Taimonov could "tickle the ovaries"?|
|Jul-13-11|| ||Shams: <HeMateMe> God, that's terrible and I wish I'd said it.|
|Jul-19-11|| ||ozmikey: <HeMateMe> My God, I would be utterly ashamed of a pun like that...which wouldn't prevent me from saying it. ;-)|
|Jul-19-11|| ||tamar: Or you could say he had Taimanov for Love|
|Jul-20-11|| ||HeMateMe: Must be some sort of record. Only Tony Randell fathered a kid later in life, and he was already dead at the time.|
|Aug-03-11|| ||rapidcitychess: <At least I still have my music>|
I wonder if he wrote some blues afterwards.
|Feb-07-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy 86th birthday GM Taimanov! Hopefully, if you were to play Fischer again (impossible), you won't be crushed 6-0. :)|
|Feb-07-12|| ||TheFocus: I just bought <Taimanov's Selected Games> last week.|
Good book with some deep annotations.
|Feb-07-12|| ||parisattack: Its a 'sleeper' for sure <TheFocus>. I have a Russian book on Taimanov with a picture of him playing the piano, Smyslov with one hand on the piano apparently singing. The caption 'Bareton' (Russian = Baritone. I tried to paste it here but no luck.)|
Boleslavsky's games edited by Adams in English in the same category.
|Jun-02-12|| ||stanleys: Taimanov took part in a film as a child - a picture: http://chesspro.ru/guestnew/upload/...|
|Jun-08-12|| ||Cemoblanca: <stanleys> He looks like the little 'Sascha' Luzhin in "The Luzhin Defence"!! ;0) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36vw... @ 05:30!!|
|Jun-11-12|| ||piroflip: Thankfully the pressure was off him a little after Fischer crushed Larsen.|
|Jul-30-12|| ||vonKrolock: Taimanov and the <Russian Nobel Prize> - (named after Ludwig <or Ludvig ?!> Nobel) ... <"elder brother of Alfred. The difference between the premiums of approximately the same as that between «Volvo» and «Lada-Kalina". The Swedes give $ 1 million, we have - one million rubles. "> (NOTE: There's a medal too) ... <"Following his death in 1888, a special prize was established in his honor in Russia."> NOTE: With funds bequeathed by himself <" It was forgotten in 1917 but has been reborn in recent years. Laureates of the prize include the first women in space Valentina Tereshkova, Chess Grandmaster Mark Taimanov, Academician Sergei Kapitsa, artist Mikhail Shemyakin and others."> ... 2010 <"This year's winners were the historian Edvard Radzinsky, the choreographer Vladimir Vasiliev and Grandmaster Mark Taimanov.
Banquet, jubilee awards, held in the capital's legendary restaurant "Yar"">|
... and a fifteen minutes video:
2:30 Taimanov appears ; 3:08 Excepts from a 1936 Soviet film - Taimanov acted as a young violinist, playing u.o. Beethoven's Concerto <!> ; 4:52 passim Sister Irina also interviewed (and a brief appearance of his brother Roald) ; 7:00 Chess in the USSR etc ; 10:18 The piano player and his duo with Liubov Bruk ; !0:57 Back to Chess, the Fischer match etc
|Feb-07-13|| ||talisman: happy birthday to one of the greats.|
|Feb-17-13|| ||Jafar219: <talisman: happy birthday to one of the greats.>|
The man who lost 0-6 can`t be called one of the greatest.
|Feb-18-13|| ||FSR: <Jafar219> Don't be mean. Fischer made all of his opponents look weak; he went 6-0 against Larsen too, which no one imagined was possible. Taimanov has won games against Botvinnik (twice), Smyslov (thrice), Tal (thrice), Petrosian (four times), Spassky (thrice), and Karpov. Not too shabby.|
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