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|Feb-01-05|| ||Joshka: <whiskeyrebel> Thanks for your comments! I've always been bewildered at the negative comments put forth about the elder statesmen of chess. Lein, Korchnoi, Bisguiser, and others have been thru the chess wars for years. These guys aren't gonna be around forever, why folks would degrade them is simply beyond belief. I kick myself all the time for failing to find somehow, someway the opportunity to see Boris in Reno last October. To be able to have a few words with a legend like Korchnoi?...would be almost unforgivable if given the chance. Lein I have met a couple of times, and cherish the memories. I dunno, I love history anyway, but chess history has always fascinated me. I was at a bar chatting with Bisguiser once for maybe over an hour, just quizzing him on chess lore and history, these kinds of events for me at times are more important than actually playing the games myself. Oh well, comon folks let's give honour to our chess elders! |
|Feb-01-05|| ||whiskeyrebel: Hey Joshka..at the last national open tournament I talked to a group of older guys who were pals. They told me that they looked forward to the U.S. Senior open..because they knew they could enjoy a weekend of chess without having to listen to a bunch of kids run at the mouth disrespectfully (?!). I personally enjoy being around young players..but I admire their feisty "attytude" as they say in Philly. I envy you Joshka for your experiences with the legends. It must be your kind face that encourages them to talk to you. |
|Feb-02-05|| ||Joshka: <whiskeyrebel> Well thanks, I'll take that as a compliment. Although the truth of the matter is probably that when they see me, they know Im over 50, so they might feel secure in chatting! basically all i've done really is that when i see these guys, i dont shy away from them and i walk right up to the them introduce myself with extended hand. Speak with them as you would anyone else who has achieved a high level of skill in an endeavor. Tell ya one guy who i have seen a few times, but never felt comfortable in approaching is Saidy. but then he's only an IM anyway;-) But probably i have yet to catch him in an approachable setting, so I don't really want to admit defeat there!LOL:-) |
|Jul-08-05|| ||sitzkrieg: I believe Lein was veteran world champion somewhere in the 90s..
Geller too.. Not bad..|
|Jan-25-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Anatoly Lein
LEIN, Anatoly Y.
|Jan-25-06|| ||dakgootje: He might like an other picture...-.-|
|Jan-25-06|| ||LancelotduLac: <pinkpanther: Viktor Korchnoi needs to give up chess just like the Pope needs to give up "poping", come on Korchnoi, get with the program, YOU SUCK!>|
You seriously need to get a hobby besides insulting GMs like Lein or the legendary Korchnoi, two of the great elder statesmen of chess. As for the latter, Korchnoi is 75 years old and still near the top 100 players in the world, still playing great chess.
Your remarks about Lein and Korchnoi are like insulting a great boxer because he got older and doesn't happen to be one of the best anymore. Even if these comments were true (and they aren't), they demonstrate a pathetic lack of character.
|Feb-12-06|| ||Sigmund: <LancelotduLac>
Who are you to criticize his comments??? are you Korchnoi son???
|Feb-12-06|| ||Jim Bartle: If ANY GM feels like continuing to play, he should. It's not like boxing where you could actually do long-term damage...|
|Feb-13-06|| ||RookFile: I'm not familiar with Lein's games. Bisquier has a lot of original ideas, and I learn a lot from him. For example 1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 c5 3. e4 dxe4
4. Ne5 is the Budapest Gambit reversed. The nice thing about it is, it comes loaded with a trap: on the inviting ....Qd4, you just play
5. Bb2, and if black takes the bishop,
it turns out white can win the queen for insuffient material for black.
The 'big boys' like Karpov, Fischer, Kasparov, don't play this way, but at levels below this, such original ideas are good as surprise weapons.
|Feb-14-06|| ||Sneaky: <pinkpanther: Viktor Korchnoi needs to give up chess> Pink Panther has been consistently one of the most rude and callous users here. I don't believe that's even his opinion on the subject, he just likes to be the "bad boy" and shock as many people as possible.|
|Feb-14-06|| ||LancelotduLac: I agree <sneaky>, and it's not a surprise that <sigmund>, a.k.a. <truthhurts> comes to his defense over such a repugnant claim.|
|Mar-13-07|| ||Silverstrike: Hey... I wonder if anyone could reccomend a way to study Anatoly Lein's book "Sharpen Your Tactics!". It seems difficult to study comprehensively because unlike many tactical puzzle books the problems in this book range from mate in one and one move fork problems at the beggining to 10+ move combinations which are by no means forced towards the end. So could anyone lend a helping hand?|
|Jan-22-08|| ||porgue: lein gave a simul in akron ohio near where i live
and i was surprised and impressed that he had
enough stamina to continuously walk around
dozens of chessboards and play the way he did
(very strong!) for the amount of time it took. I
think he only lost one game in a field of up to
class a/expert level players.
|Jan-22-08|| ||porgue: wow, additionally, lein is the only gm ive seen on this site without a + record. I think his strength is deteriorating these days...|
|Jan-22-08|| ||MaxxLange: <Silverstrike> If you're reading still...I've heard more than one master recommend that you just go straight through books like "Sharpen Your Tactics", and look up the solutions that you can't see in about three to five minutes. It's OK to look up easy level puzzles if you can't see them. |
Don't spend a lot of time trying to solve any one puzzle, but try hard to solve the hundreds and hundreds of puzzles. Their argument is that it is most important to get lots of correct examples into your mind.
Then, go back to the beginning and do the whole book again.
The point of this style of training is to learn to see tactics quickly and accurately, which will help you calculate complicated positions when you need to.
|Mar-28-08|| ||Resignation Trap: Happy 77th birthday Anatoly Yakovlevich!|
|Nov-17-08|| ||wrap99: I remember years ago someone mentioning that GM Lein was also a professional mathematician who made contributions to the development of radar. Can anyone substantiate/expand upon this?|
|Nov-17-08|| ||whiteshark: Quote Of The Day
"I don't think like a tree - do you think like a tree?"
|Mar-28-09|| ||lentil: lein; korchnoi; gurgenizde... if you want to diss these guys (and any other grandmaster 'losers'), you have to be higher rated than they are/were. not i! potzes taking pot shots revolt me.|
|Mar-28-09|| ||WhiteRook48: player of the day|
|Mar-28-09|| ||fm avari viraf: Well, the sweet memories of my dear friend GM Anatoly Lein come vividly to my mind as I wish him A Very Happy Birthday. May God Shower His Divine Blessings Upon You! I met him during the BHEL Asian Championship in 1978 & we became good friends. My job was to check some interesting games during the Tournament & send them live by Telex to four major cities which were telecast on the big Chess screen for the people to watch. Nowadays, one can watch live on one's PC at home. He is a thorough gentleman & humorous witty GM but very deserved at times. During the Championship, he used to call me & analyse his games with me whereby I was much pleased & honoured. He was much surprised, when I showed him one interesting variation during the Championship which he played & won! I learnt a lot from him during his short stay. Once again, Many Happy Returns of the Day!|
|Mar-28-09|| ||Calli: <avari viraf> Thank you very much for the human interest story.|
|Mar-29-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Lein on me|
|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.
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