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|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.|
|Mar-08-17|| ||bubuli55: GM Anatoly Lein will celebrate his 86 years on the 28th. His last tourney was at the 2013 Ohio Chess Congress, Open section placing 6th with a score of 4/6. Advanced Happy Birthday!|
|Mar-15-17|| ||wrap99: I knew him many years ago. I wish him the best.|
|Mar-16-17|| ||Granny O Doul: I heard he also worked as a circus acrobat. As for I Play the Fred's question above, I don't know, but maybe the game L Bass vs K Spraggett, 1983 relates. I remember Lein talking about having looked with Bass at the idea of playing to capture the a-pawn, and I think I remember him also complaining that someone else got credit. Bass's game was written up by Byrne in the NY Times, though. As for Lein's joke to Hanken above, I think "bad bishop" instead was the mot juste.|
|Mar-18-17|| ||wrap99: I heard about the circus/acrobat. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I think he was a professional mathematician who made contributions to Soviet radar. He also may have lived through part of the siege of Leningrad -- probably was evacuated. He certainly played some great players, beat Tal. He is one of the last of an era.|
|Mar-02-18|| ||Stonehenge: RIP GM Lein:
|Mar-02-18|| ||Eastfrisian: Sad news. R.I.P Master Lein.|
|Mar-02-18|| ||wordfunph: RIP GM Lein..|
|Mar-02-18|| ||Joshka: Sad news for me personally. Living in Northeast Ohio, I never had the chance to have chats with many GM's. Lein was one of the few I was able to converse with at tourneys and elsewhere.
I was waiting at an airport with Lein and we were both headed either to Vegas or Florida for some big tourney. His stories about the Soviet GM's from his youth while in the Soviet Union (now Russia) were very interesting. He always seemed to be in great health, fit and trim. Recall his intense concentration while playing in a tourney in Cleveland maybe 5 years ago. Always pleasant and quick to smile. I was honored to know him. God Bless his family in their time of grief.|
|Mar-02-18|| ||tpstar: Condolences to his family and friends.
A Lein vs T Palmer, 2004
|Mar-02-18|| ||alexmagnus: Ratings:
Peak FIDE: 2570 on the (inofficial) 1968 list
Peak Chessmetrics: 2662 in February 1967
FIDE at death: 2231 (last games played in October 2013).
|Mar-05-18|| ||zanzibar: <Lein emigrated from the former Soviet Union in 1976, according to his family.|
"Anatoly was a giant in the chess world," his stepdaughter, Aimee Gilman, said in an email. "At his height, he was one of the five best players in the world, and was Cleveland's only international grandmaster."
A winner of the World Open, Lein was inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame in 2004 and was the author of at least four books on chess.
An engineer by profession, he moved to Greater Cleveland to be close to his in-laws. He was less than enthused about the local weather, he told a Plain Dealer reporter in 1999, but not for the usual reason.
"I prefer to be in Alaska," Lein said. "It's pretty hot here sometimes."
Chess Life magazine referred to Cleveland as "GM city USA" -- GM as in grandmaster -- in 1999 because of its influx of top chess players including Lein. He was at that time ranked first among American senior citizens, and tied for first in some senior world championships.>
|Mar-05-18|| ||ughaibu: "At his height, he was one of the five best players in the world, and was Cleveland's only international grandmaster."|
Are those contentions simultaneously supportable? About the first, when other than round six in the 1967 USSR championship, could it have been true?
|Mar-05-18|| ||alexmagnus: His peak ranking was 26 on chessmetrics and 24 on FIDE.|
|Mar-05-18|| ||zanzibar: https://new.uschess.org/news/hall-f...|
|Mar-05-18|| ||zanzibar: The man himself put it this way:
<"I was a big name," boasts Lein, 74, who now lives in a spare apartment in Shaker Heights with his wife. >
|Mar-05-18|| ||morfishine: For the Chess World, this is a great loss
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