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|Mar-09-10|| ||Ryan Razo: With all due respect, are you all saying I should junk my copy of Capablanca's "Chess Fundamentals" and tore it to shreds because it was "destroyed" by Mr. De Firmian?!|
Maybe I should buy "My System" instead.
|Mar-09-10|| ||TheFocus: <Ryan Rizzo> Why don't you just buy the original instead of DeFirmian's abomination? You can easily buy a good copy on eBay or AbeBooks.com.|
|Mar-09-10|| ||HeMateMe: what did ND do to Capa's book? Give it algebraic notation, and fix errors? Anyway, does the chess community really think this is a great book? I've heard some players say that this was just Capa cashing in, a quick, hastily thrown together beginners's book. Other GMs have done same...|
|Mar-09-10|| ||TheFocus: <HeMateMe> Even Botvinnik said that this was the greatest chess book ever.|
ND cut out most of Capablanca's annotated games and put some of his own in. The book is a travesty, and ND should be quite embarrassed by it.
|Mar-09-10|| ||HeMateMe: Well, that sounds looney. I can understand a few errors in changing from descriptive to algebraic notation, but moving whole junks of material? Seems hard to believe. |
I don't see this book on any shelves, at Borders, Dalton, or BN books. But, I'll take your word for it.
|Mar-12-10|| ||Ryan Razo: Sorry, I have no credit card, buddy. Can't buy that on eBay with nothing.|
... But I really needed a copy of Herr Nimzo's "My System", BADLY. :)
|Mar-12-10|| ||wordfunph: <Ryan Razo>...how 'bout ebook of "My System" algebraic edition? ok lang sa 'yo?|
|Mar-12-10|| ||Ryan Razo: syanga? saan?|
|Mar-12-10|| ||wordfunph: bro <Ryan>, bawal mag post kasi dito ng ehem link...email me at wordfunph@yahoo dot com para bigay ko sa 'yo mga epektus na link.|
|May-14-10|| ||JohnBoy: Surely ChessGames can come up with a picture of Dif. And, on an aside, there was a great contest between Dif & Christiansen in about '75 at the American Open. Dif was white. Totally crushing LC. Then got cheapo'd in the ending. Anyone have the game score and can submit it to ChessGames?|
|Jul-26-10|| ||ketchuplover: Is Prochess defunct?|
|Jul-26-10|| ||talisman: happy b'day Nick ...need a picture.|
|Jul-27-10|| ||wordfunph: GM De Firmian deserves a picture here..
happy 53rd birthday Nick!
more chess books to write..
|Aug-13-10|| ||Landman: "If you're a GM you should be able to overpower the IM tactically. The GM will often blow out the IM in this area." --- Nick de Firmian|
In one of the middle rounds at the 1986 World Open, Canadian IM Byron Nickoloff was White against de Firmian. It was a complicated Sicilian middlegame with open lines in the center. de Firmian's King was safely castled behind pawns on f7,g7, and h7. While de Firmian was thinking, Nickoloff got up and studied the position on the demonstration board. After a while he stepped out for a break, obviously pretty happy with his position.
While he was away, de Firmian played g7-g5 to attack Nickoloff's Queen on f4. The pawn right in front of his King. That pawn.
When Nickoloff came back, the move on the demo board stopped him. He looked at it for several minutes.
After a while he sat back down and buried his head in his hands. The move had been a shock to him and a shock to his whole position, which soon collapsed.
As mentioned in the biography here, he went on to win the whole tournament, including wins over Lev Alburt and Yasser Seirawan.
|Jul-26-11|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM DeFirmian!|
|Jul-26-11|| ||talisman: happy birthday nick and thanks for the Book!|
|Jul-26-12|| ||Llawdogg: Happy 55 Nicky D!|
|Jul-26-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM DeFirmian!
|Jul-26-12|| ||wordfunph: "If only we could grow old like Korchnoi."
- GM Nick DeFirmian
happy birthday, GM Nick!
|Jul-26-12|| ||redlance: Happy Birthday!!!|
|Aug-23-12|| ||Troller: Unless they have split up, this is Nick's girlfriend/wife:
She is suffering from muscular dystrophy; here is an article in Danish on how this complicated their lives after they had a son in the late 1990's:
|Aug-30-12|| ||RMKvdS: <Landman> Can't find the game on cg.com nor on chessbase... Just curious, cause I tend to lose games on overlooking the less obvious moves as well!|
|Sep-22-13|| ||Karpova: Q: What was your most embarrassing moment at the chess board?|
de Firmian: <When I knocked over my pint of beer against John Nunn in a blitz tournament in Lubeck. That was also painful, because the glass was practically full.>
'Kingpin', <Nick de Firmian: 20 Questions>, 19 September 2013, http://www.kingpinchess.net/2013/09...
|Mar-31-14|| ||Poisonpawns: [Event "Julian Borowski GM"]
[White "De Firmian, Nick E"]
[Black "Sutovskij, Emil"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8.
Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c3 Rb8 12. Nc2 Bg5 13. a3 a5 14. Bd3 Ne7
15. Nxe7 Qxe7 16. Qe2 Qb7 17. O-O O-O 18. b4 a4 19. c4 Be6 20. cxb5 Rfc8 21.
Ne3 g6 22. Nc4 Bxc4 23. Bxc4 Qb6 24. Ra2 Rc7 25. g3 h5 26. Kh1 Kg7 27. h4 Bh6
28. Kg2 Rbc8 29. Bd5 Rc3 30. Rd1 Bc1 31. Rd3 Rxd3 32. Qxd3 Qd4 33. Qxd4 exd4
34. b6 d3 35. b7 Rb8 36. Kf1 f5 37. Ke1 fxe4 38. Kd1 Bh6 39. Bxe4 g5 40. hxg5
Bxg5 41. f4 Bh6 42. Rh2 1-0
|Mar-31-14|| ||RedShield: Do you think the random posting of game scores is helpful?|
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