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|Jun-06-05|| ||offramp: "GM Vladimir Savon (1940-2005) has died in Kharkiv, Ukraine.|
Vladimir Savon won the 1971 USSR Championship ahead of players
such as Bronstein, Geller, Karpov, Polugaevsky, Smyslov, Stein,
Taimanov, and Tal."
|Jun-07-05|| ||Mameluk: Anyone else finds it strange and sad, that even TWIC doesn´t mention this??|
|Jun-07-05|| ||Benzol: <Mameluk> Yes, I do too. Wonder where <Tigran Petrosian> and <offramp> heard about it?|
|Jun-07-05|| ||offramp: I heard about it on a chess newsgroup; I posted it here exactly as I saw it there. I'll bet that that's where TP saw it as well. I doubt that it's a hoax.|
We get signal.
|Jun-09-05|| ||aw1988: What !|
|Jun-12-05|| ||offramp: There is an obituary by Malcolm Pein here, http://188.8.131.52/search?q=cache:...|
|Jun-12-05|| ||TheAlchemist: May he rest in peace.|
|Nov-14-05|| ||pazzed paun: <Knight13> there has been some significant inflation in elo ratings since the early 1970"s a median rating of 2500 back then would have been quite
respectable ,back then no more than ten players were rated over 2600!|
A story- a patzer says to Grandmaster are you a weak G.M. OR a strong GM- he replies -some elephants are big some not so big-the end!
|Dec-19-05|| ||PizzatheHut: On www.ebay.com, I actually just ordered 13 older tournament books complete with all of the games. Both the 1971 Soviet Championship and Petropolis 1973 are included. I can't wait until they arrive!|
|Dec-19-05|| ||greyfox: someone here playing at chessmaniac.com??? i cant view the site anymore and i certainly dont know why.. i will lose my games if i cant link there until 6am.. please if someone here also playing there and does know something about my frustration you can reply to this message now or send me message via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.. any reply is highly appreciated..|
|Dec-20-05|| ||PizzatheHut: I see that Savon won the 1971 Soviet Championship, but does anyone know what years were his prime years? I assume that '71 would be the peak, but I'm curious as to when he rose to the upper ranks.|
|Sep-26-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Vladimir A Savon|
SAVON, Vladimir A.
|Sep-26-06|| ||Caissanist: <Did you ever see a grandmaster that played bad? (In general, not in particular games. I know Benkö used to blunder away a rook some times.)>|
Nowadays yes, most famously the 2588-rated Alexandru Crisan. Back when Savon got his title, no.
|Sep-26-06|| ||positionalgenius: "Did you ever see a GM that played bad?" Well yes every once in awhile.Anand at Dortmund 2001,he scored 3/10.|
|Sep-26-07|| ||brankat: Topalov & Leko in 2007 Linares tied for last spot :-)|
|Sep-26-07|| ||Manic: How about Shirov's 0.5/9 in that rapid tourney? That must've hurt.|
|Oct-25-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <kostich in time: *** Savon is [also] famous for Reshevsky[']s infamous superblunder against him at Petropolis 73. *** >:|
Reshevsky vs Savon, 1973
|Oct-18-08|| ||sleepkid: Savon was a very good player, but he was also famous for his nervous temperament, which led to his very uneven results. At his best, he was a dangerous opponent, and of world class caliber. However, he often lacked the mental stamina for demanding positions and long tournaments, and thus never really achieved his full potential.|
|Jan-16-09|| ||WhiteRook48: hmm... 55.3% wins... not bad. And his wins seem to be spectacular.|
|Sep-26-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: GM Savon, today you are remembered!
|May-29-13|| ||Cibator: Had a brief but dubious fame in the UK as having been Michael Basman's defeated opponent in the England-USSR match at the Student Olympiad, Harrachov 1967. England sensationally won 3-1 with no individual losses. The USSR team also included Tukmakov and Gulko.|
|Sep-26-13|| ||Kikoman: <Player of the Day>
Rest in Peace GM Vladimir Savon.
|Sep-26-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Vladimir Savon.|
|Dec-06-13|| ||offramp: That's a very good picture of him. He looks very dashing!|
|Mar-03-15|| ||offramp: It was very brave of the 19-year-old Savon to take time out from his huge commitments in the USSR to go to New York to play Myers vs Savon, 1959. The Moscow State Department must have viewed him very suspiciously after that episode.|
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