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|Nov-21-10|| ||theagenbiteofoutwit: I've always wondered how strong Dvoretsky would be if he just started playing again.|
He knows the correct move for a LOT of very difficult positions, plus he wrote the book on endgame technique.
I imagine if he recalls all the stuff he writes about, it wouldn't be a problem for him to get a GM title just by winning the Senior World Chess Championship, if they still automatically award the title to the winner.
|Nov-26-10|| ||WiseWizard: Does anyone know the typical defincies he saw in American chess players from his book Secrets Of Chess Training?|
|Dec-09-10|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Mark!|
|Dec-09-10|| ||theagenbiteofinwit: <Does anyone know the typical defincies he saw in American chess players from his book Secrets Of Chess Training?>|
<<<<<<<In the summer of 1991 I gave lessons to some young American players. To my surprise I observed that many of them, when playing important games or meeting more eminent opponents, did not want to play actively and thought only about a draw. Clearly, the result would often turn out directly the opposite-ultra-cautious, passive play usually leads to a worsening of the position.>>>>>>
He then analyzes some games by Chris Talbert, Stan Garber, and Josh Waitzkin to support his argument. He concludes
<<<<<<<Now I will express my version of events. In America parents begin closely following the competetive achievements of their children from their very first steps in chess. Too much emphasis, even in junior competitions, is given to ratings, prizes, isolated successes in games with strong opponents, and so on. Such an approach is of course passed on to the children, and they try to give their paents joy and boast to the contemporaries about any current successes. For the sake of momentary successes they become cautious. Alas, the result sometimes turns out just the opposite and, more important, it sharply slows the creative growth of the children.
An improvement process is only effective when the work is done with a future aim. This means that trainers should teach young players to sensibly combine fighting for successes in competitions and experimenting and taking creative risks. The fostering of a depressing pragmatism from early childhood cannot be good>>>>>>>
|Dec-09-10|| ||Jim Bartle: Interesting comments, a good explanation of why many top teenage players never reach the top levels, why players lesser known when younger pass them by.|
|Feb-18-11|| ||vonKrolock: Article <"My Last Game"> currently online http://www.chesscafe.com/dvoretsky/... Black was De Jong, and place Apeldoorn 2010 <"Quite possibly this was the last <"<serious>"> game of my life>|
|Jul-26-11|| ||Sneaky: From Dvoretsky’s excellent “Endgame Manual 2nd Edition”, it's White to play and win in the position below:|
click for larger view
Positively devious endgame puzzle. It can even stump some chess computers (the ones which aren't armed to the teeth with tablebase.)
|Jul-26-11|| ||bronkenstein: Ty for that Sneaky , but since ˝the source˝ is Dvoretsky , I believe that even trying to solve that one would be pointless =)|
BTW , the books of this man are highly recomended ... ANY book , or article , his fart , whatever you can find . And prepare to read/solve them for months per piece , at least.
|Sep-23-11|| ||tacticalmonster: < Sneaky > Indeed a very tough puzzle. I took a long time but I managed to solve it without the assistance of software.|
candidate: 1 b6
a) 1 axb6 2 a6 Kc6
a1) 3 Bxd6 b5 4 Bc5! Kc7 5 Ba7 b4 6 Kd3 b3 7 Kc3 b2 8 Kxb2 Kc6 9 Bc5 Kc7 10 Ba7 Kc6 =
a2) 3 Be7! Kc7 4 Bxd6+ Kc6 5 Kd3 b5 6 Bc5 b4 7 Kc4 b3 8 Kxb3 Kc7 9 Ba7 Kc6 10 Kb4
a3) 3 Be7 b5 4 Bd8 b4 5 Kd3 d5 6 Kd4 b3 7 Kc3 d4+ 8 Kxb3
b) 1 Kc6 2 Be7! Kb7 (2 axb6 3 a6 transpose to a) ) 3 Bd8 Kc8 4 Bc7
Time spent: about an hour
|Nov-14-11|| ||bronkenstein: Just stumbled over loads of Mark`s ChessCaffe articles . Highly recommended for anyone below 2900 Elo and willing to work - http://www.chesscafe.com/archives/a... .|
|Nov-14-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<Bronkenstein>
Indeed so. All of us are lucky to be ELO 3000+, so it's all trivial!
Some of the earlier, revised, chesscafe Mark articles are to be found in "Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual"
|Nov-14-11|| ||bronkenstein: It seems that many of them (at least in pieces =) can also be found (in Russian) in bit more interactive format @ http://www.chesspro.ru/_events/2011... (list of all the articles ie links to them is in the upper right corner).|
|Dec-09-11|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday master Dvoretsky!
Thank You for great books.
|Dec-09-11|| ||bronkenstein: What , it is today? I ordered his Endgame Manual virtually 2 hours ago.|
Happy B-day Mark , check is in the mail =)
|May-24-12|| ||vinidivici: i just have his book endgame manual book not for so long, maybe this looks like rookie but this is the first book i completely understand the tactic (although just first part). now i masters the pawn and king endgame (outflanking, opposition, key square blah blah blah.|
|Nov-03-12|| ||vinidivici: Hail to the great author. The first his manual i got|
|Nov-03-12|| ||waustad: Oh no, I worked through BCE decades ago and remember less than I should. Do I really need to go through that again with today's b'day boy? In any case: Have a happy B'Day!!!|
|Nov-03-12|| ||vinidivici: <waustad>
too early at least a month!!!
|Nov-03-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <vinidivici: <waustad>
too early at least a month!!!>
I noticed that, too.
Makes me wonder: Why is Dvoretsky Player of the Day today? Wasn't anyone born on 3 November? And will he be honored again a month and six days hence?
|Nov-03-12|| ||ketchuplover: Happy Birthdays :)|
|Nov-23-12|| ||Naniwazu: <humangraymatter> it is possible to 'translate' the article if you google the link http://www.chesspro.ru/_events/2007... and press 'translate this page'. It's not a very good translation but with a bit of effort one can comprehend it.|
|Nov-23-12|| ||HeMateMe: What an interesting middle name. Is it
a sort of Russofied version of "Israel"? Just curious.
|Nov-23-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: Possibly <HMM>. Russians/Soviets are/were a very diverse people given the vast size of the place and the people it encompasses or did. One only need see the list of fine Soviet GMs who emigrated after 91 and now represent Israel. Boris Gelfand is one obvious name.|
Jews also live(d) in Russia/USSR and have been subject to dreadful anti-Semitism, don't forget.
|Dec-09-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Mr.Dvoretsky!|
|Dec-09-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy 66th birthday to IM and chess author Mark Dvoretsky!|
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