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|Sep-26-16|| ||cro777: This is the English version of the original announcement:|
"Mark Izrailevich Dvoretsky, Honored Trainer of USSR, Russia, and Georgia, FIDE Senior Trainer, author of many best-selling chess books, passed away on September 26 at the age of 68 ..."
|Sep-26-16|| ||cro777: Artur Jussupow: "I knew that Mark was very seriously ill. It became much worse in the last few weeks. It was rather sudden ... Mark was the best coach in the world. It was extremely important to meet him, and it had a huge impact on my chess career. I also learnt a lot on a personal level. He more or less opened the world for me, the horizons. He introduced me to e.g. Russian music, but was also critical towards the [Soviet] system."|
Yussupow was among Dvoretsky's first successful pupils.
|Sep-27-16|| ||kamagong24: RIP...|
|Sep-27-16|| ||Honza Cervenka: RIP, Master.|
|Sep-27-16|| ||moronovich: R.I.P|
|Sep-27-16|| ||wordfunph: RIP Mark Dvoretsky..|
|Sep-27-16|| ||keypusher: A giant. As long as the game is played, he won't be forgotten.|
|Sep-27-16|| ||kevin86: RIP time for a round with Arnold P!|
|Sep-27-16|| ||RookFile: Sad news.|
|Sep-27-16|| ||ketchuplover: Wishing him pieceful days and knights forever|
|Sep-27-16|| ||CountryGirl: Dvoretsky's famous card index system - I wonder what will become of that? I have a number of his books, and they are generally based on the card examples he built up over many years. He was a great chess analyst and a sincere lover of our game. RIP.|
|Sep-27-16|| ||zanzibar: <CountryGirl> is there any other place on the web discussing his index cards?|
I wasn't really able to find any mention (and was actually hoping to see a couple of scans).
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BTW- what's going on in the photo of him playing above?
Is he really moving with one hand and using the other to hit the clock?!
|Sep-28-16|| ||Paint My Dragon: <z> Neat observation. However, there is no corresponding button on the opponent's side of the 'clock', which leads me to suspect that it's not a clock, but a Dictaphone, and he is playing back some recorded, spoken analysis for a student.|
Nice shirt btw - it has that vintage 1980s Fila/Ellesse pro-tennis look, which, according to my brother, has recently been making a comeback.
|Sep-28-16|| ||offramp: <Paint My Dragon: <z> Neat observation. However, there is no corresponding button on the opponent's side of the 'clock', which leads me to suspect that it's not a clock, but a Dictaphone, and he is playing back some recorded, spoken analysis for a student.>|
That is not likely.
I think he has moved a student's piece back and is now about to press his own clock so as to make it once again his student's move.
|Sep-28-16|| ||Virgil A: Rest in peace. His contribution to chess is immeasurable.|
|Sep-28-16|| ||Paint My Dragon: <Offramp> Aha. Yes, when I look a bit closer, there is indeed a depressed button on the opponent's side after all. So probably just retracting a student's bad move and asking him to reconsider.|
|Sep-28-16|| ||zanzibar: chuckle.|
|Sep-28-16|| ||swordfish: RIP IM Mark Dvoretsky. No doubt one of the great teachers the game has ever known.|
|Sep-29-16|| ||Sally Simpson: RIP Mark Dvoretsky, A chess coach/teacher whose love for the game influenced 100's...1,000's.|
Re the picture he could be taking back an illegal move by his opponent in a light hearted blitz game and at the same time restarting his opponent's clock.
|Oct-05-16|| ||zanzibar: Also, notice the clock is on White's right.
Do Russian wear wristwatches like Americans do, i.e. on the dominate hand? In other words, is Dvoretsky left-handed?
And if Dvoretsky wasn't, then I wonder if the Black player is/was?
|Nov-13-16|| ||ZonszeinP: I've just finished reading the excellent last interview given by Mr Dvoretsky to Mr Sagar Shah (on chessbase) .
On regards of the above picture, I humbly believe it should be replaced|
|Jul-27-17|| ||Eagle41257: No, Russians usually wear wristwatches on the left hand.|
|Jul-27-17|| ||zanzibar: <Eagle41257> thanks for that info. |
Here's another photo of Dvoretsky, which is strongly indicative of him being left-handed.
So, if that's the case, he seems to be wearing his wristwatch on his dominant hand.
|Jul-28-17|| ||Eagle41257: Yes, here his feature coincided with the Russian national peculiarity)|
|Mar-31-18|| ||Caissanist: I've been hearing raves about Dvoretsky's books for years. The latest praise comes from newly selected WC challenger Fabiano Caruana, who credited Dvoretsky's work with helping him prepare for his Candidates' tournament victory, although <I really hate doing it, because it's hard!>|
Uh, I think I'll pass, actually.
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