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|Jun-15-09|| ||Phony Benoni: The Lein of that picture bears a striking resemblance to my younger brother, who is the real chess genius of the family.|
When we were growing up, I was fascinated by chess, reading and studying every chance I got. He seemed to have no interest in the game at all.
Then out of nowhere, in the mid-70s, he joined USCF and began playing correspondence chess. His goal was a simple one: get a higher correspondence rating than mine.
He accompished this in a couple of years--without using books at all--then stopped and hasn't played since.
But just to keep on topic ... I observed Lein and Shamkovich from afar when they first emigrated to the U.S. in 1976. Lein struck me as the kind of guy you'd like to have by your side for an evening stroll through the rough part of town. Shamkovich struck me as the kind of guy you'd like to have by your side the next morning in court.
|Nov-25-09|| ||MikeB20: What a shame Anatoly Lein is such a weak chess player.
He almost looks the part.|
|Nov-25-09|| ||whiskeyrebel: A "weak chess player?" You're a jackass.|
|Jan-12-10|| ||I play the Fred: Ignoring the trolls,I have a Lein-related question.
In Mortal Games, Fred Waitzkin relates a story about Lein developing a strong opening novelty. Lein agreed to share this novelty with an unidentified GM on the condition that he credit Lein for the discovery. Shortly thereafter, the novelty was played with success by another GM and being attributed as the idea of the first GM.
Any idea who these mystery GMs are? Waitzkin's story places this event in about 1988 or 1989, I guess.
|Jan-26-10|| ||GrahamClayton: I remember when a pair of international tournaments were held in Australia in 1979, one at Brisbane and one at Sydney. Lein was one of the overseas GM's invited to compete in both tournaments, and won the Brisbane tournament ahead of Raymond Keene. I went down to the venue for the Sydney tournament so that I could see what a real GM looked like!|
|Mar-28-10|| ||wordfunph: At the World Open held in Philadelphia in July 2003, GM Anatoly Lein told a photographer to please not to take his picture. He pleaded that his shirt was not fit for picture-taking and he needed a shave. Sure enough, there he was the next day, clean shaven in fresh blue shirt.|
happy 79th birthday GM Lein!
|Oct-04-10|| ||jrofrano: I met GM Lein the other day at the Cleveland open. He was telling me (and others nearby) about a great Kholmov game (with Keres) as he was looking through an old game collection by Kholmov. A real interesting/funny guy.|
|Mar-14-11|| ||Marmot PFL: Will turn 80 in a few days, the good lord willin. Still rated over 2300 last i saw.|
|Mar-14-11|| ||Resignation Trap: @ jrofrano: The game Kholmov vs Keres, 1959 was undoubtedly the one being reviewed.
Speaking of Kholmov, he and Lein can be seen in this photo: http://visualrian.com/storage/Previ... (their names on the signs are in Georgian), during this game: A Lein vs Suetin, 1969 .
And don't forget: he's only five days younger than Korchnoi!|
|Mar-28-11|| ||Resignation Trap: Happy 80th Birthday, Anatoly Yakovlevich!|
|Jul-24-11|| ||Fusilli: He played the World Open in Philadelphia in early July. His rating has continued to suffer, but who cares... he is 80 years old, for God's sake! I think it is wonderful that he still plays. He obviously loves the game and it still gives him joy.|
|Nov-30-11|| ||wwall: Wrap99, I don't know if Lein was a professional mathematician, but he was listed as an engineer in Leningrad (source: Chess Life, April 1967). In 1967, Lisa Lane was US co-champion. Anatoly's wife, Marina Lein, was a noted chess player in Moscow at the time.|
|Mar-28-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Lein!|
|Mar-28-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday Lein!|
|Mar-28-12|| ||wordfunph: 1998 World Open in Philadelphia:
68-year-old GM Anatoly Lein is full of sense of humor. When Jerry Hanken's time to depart with him, Hanken said: "Good night, Anatoly." The GM smiled and shot back, "Good bishop."
Happy Birthday, GM Lein!
|Mar-28-12|| ||jackpawn: I literally ran into Lein once. Soon after he came to the US he and I played in a tournament in Chicago. It was before the first round and we were all quickly making our way to our tables. In my haste I ran into an older gentlemen (at least in my young eyes). I said 'excuse me' and didn't think anything of it. Once we all sat down he was introduced as International Grandmaster Lein from the USSR! He wasn't well known in the US so I didn't make the connection when I ran into him. Anyway, my small (very small!) brush with fame.|
|Mar-28-12|| ||waustad: You are now a perfect square! Congrats.|
|Aug-05-12|| ||Joshka: Playing in the Cleveland Open this weekend and Lein is still at the chess wars! He's fit and looks great as well!!|
|Dec-06-12|| ||wordfunph: "I forgot to buy cigarettes, can you please bring me some packets?" |
- GM Anatoly Lein (to deputy arbiter Guilherme Junqueira upon arriving on the board in 1979 Sao Paulo City Tournament against IM Herman van Riemsdijk)
|Sep-13-14|| ||hansj: "I forgot to buy cigarettes, can you please bring me some packets?" That story about how many packets he smoked during that long game appears in New in Chess by IM van Riemsdijk.|
|Mar-28-15|| ||Strongest Force: That's exactly why I came here today. That is precisely how I remember AL: "please buy me this, that and the other..."|
|Mar-28-15|| ||eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Lein!|
|Jul-20-15|| ||wrap99: I remain interested if anyone can shed light on his mathematical background. From a casual conversation, I know he knew about number theory. As I mentioned, I had heard he did work in developing radar for the USSR.|
He also was in Leningrad during the siege of that city during The Great Patriotic War.
|Sep-20-15|| ||optimal play: Anatoly Lein won the 1979 Brisbane International but I notice none of his games from that tournament are on the CG database.|
This one is probably worth submitting...
[Event "Brisbane International"]
[Site "Brisbane, Australia"]
[White "Lein, Anatoly"]
[Black "Robatsch, Karl"]
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 b6 3.c4 Bb7 4.Bg2 g6 5.b3 Bg7 6.Bb2 d6 7.d4 Nbd7 8.O-O e6
9.Nc3 Ne4 10.Nxe4 Bxe4 11.Qd2 O-O 12.Rfd1 Qe7 13.Rac1 a5 14.Ba3 Rad8 15.
Qe3 Bb7 16.Ne1 Bxg2 17.Nxg2 Rfe8 18.Rc2 c5 19.Bb2 Nb8 20.Qf3 Qc7 21.Rcd2
Nc6 22.e3 a4 23.h4 Na5 24.Rd3 axb3 25.axb3 d5 26.cxd5 Rxd5 27.Nf4 Rdd8 28.h5 Qb7 29.Qe2 c4 30.bxc4 Nxc4 31.hxg6 hxg6 32.Rb3 Nxb2 33.Qxb2 e5 34.Rxb6 Qe4 35.Ne2 exd4 36.Nxd4 Rd5 37.Rb8 Red8 38.Qb7 Rxb8 39.Qxb8+ Kh7 40.Qb1 Qg4 41.Ne2 Rf5 42.Nf4 Be5 43.Rd5 Bxf4 44.Rxf5 gxf5 45.exf4 Qg6 46.Qd3 Qe6 47.g4 Kg8 48.Qxf5 Qe1+ 49.Kg2 Qd1 50.Qg5+ Kf8 51.Qh6+ Kg8 52.Qh3 Qd5+ 53.Qf3 Qe6 54.f5 Qe5 55.Qe3 Qd5+ 56.Kg3 Qd6+ 57.f4 Qc6 58.g5 Qb5 59.f6 Qc6 60.Qe5 Qc4 61.Kg4 Qc6 62.Kg3 Qc4 63.Qe8+ Kh7 64.Qf8 Kg6 65.Qh6+ Kf5 66.Qh7+ Ke6 67.Qh3+ Kd6 68.Qf5 Qb3+ 69.Kh4 Qf3 70.Qg4 Qh1+ 71.Qh3 Qd1 72.Qe3 Qh1+ 73.Kg3 Qh5 74.Qd3+ Ke6 75.Qf3 Qh7 76.Qc6+ 1-0
click for larger view
Lein finished in clear 1st place with a score of 7½/10 (+6/=3/-1)
ahead of Ray Keene 6½/10 (+3/=7/-0) and Ian Rogers 6/10 (+4/=4/-2).
|Mar-28-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Anatoly Lein.|
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