|Oct-08-06|| ||Whitehat1963: Perhaps his real name is Christian Scold, but he noticed how important it is to have a "K" in your name if you want to succeed in chess:|
Lasker, Botvinnik, Keres, Korchnoi, Karpov, Kasparov, Ivanchuk, Kamsky, Kramnik, Leko, Karjakin, etc.
|Oct-08-06|| ||Whitehat1963: Sounds like a Krusader worthy of G.W. Bush!|
|Oct-08-06|| ||babakova: Kristian Sköld, I read a book by him once. I think it was called "schackpärlor" or something like that...|
|Oct-08-06|| ||acirce: Yep, that was one of my first chess books after learning the game as a kid. Found it quite entertaining, I think.|
|Sep-26-09|| ||kramputz: 98 years old !! Chess kept him live long, same as Lilienthal he was born in 1911 also. I would like to see Skold and Lilianthal play a match.|
|Sep-26-09|| ||whiteshark: Player of the Day
He played at 7 chess Olympiads between 1950 and 1968. http://www.olimpbase.org/players/b9...
Det svenska OS-laget 1956. Fr.v. Jakob Ekelund (ledare), Ståhlberg, Åke Stenborg, <Kristian Sköld>, Backlund, Manne Joffe, Ljungqvist och Olle Carlberg (ledare).
Jönköping 1949. Ståhlbergs första turnering i Sverige efter vistelsen i Sydamerika. Fr.v. Sven Johansson, Ståhlberg, <Kristan Sköld>, Stora hotellets hovmästare Olsson och hustrun till Jönköpings SS ordförande körsnär H. Gavelli.
|Sep-26-09|| ||waddayaplay: http://www.schack.se/RK/ssfparm2008... (pdf), page 4.|
I think it says he died in 1988.
|Sep-26-09|| ||WhiteRook48: well that doesn't really make much difference|
|Sep-26-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <acirce>: <Found it quite entertaining, I think.>|
You aren't sure?
|Sep-26-12|| ||Cyphelium: <Abdel Irada> It was one of my first books as kid too and likewise, I found it quite entertaining, I think. I am not sure, because the faint memory of this book from my childhood is mixed with what I remember from reading it again in my late teens, when it didn’t seem so great. Sköld's annotations are light on variations, but instead we get a lot of comments like "Marvelous! Three pieces sacrificed on the Altar of Art!" The selection of games is slightly strange too. For example, he devotes a couple of pages to an exhibition game that he played against Gösta Stoltz in the 50’s. It was played outdoors using a giant chess set where all pieces were real people dressed as pawns, rooks etc. I am sure that this was a memorable occasion for those involved, but Sköld fails to convey this to the reader, partly because the game itself is completely lackluster. If I remember correctly, it was a boring Scotch were the queens came off really early (“and here the charming ladies had to leave the board, much to the chagrin of the ordinance”) and a draw was taken after 20 some moves. (Maybe Gösta had a hang-over.)|
|Sep-26-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <Cyphelium>: Your description reminds me of the Halloween "human chess game" I introduced to UC Santa Cruz in 1982. That year, we played two games, pitting me (as representative of Kresge College) against another student whose name I have long since forgotten (as representative of adjacent Porter College, on whose quad the games were played).|
We marked off squares (about two feet to a side) with masking tape, and the "pieces" stood on them until directed to move. Our side had a bit more élan, with the participants dressed to resemble, as best they could with improvised materials, the respective pieces they represented, and I'm happy to say I won both games, although they were certainly flawed.
I understand that the tradition remained for some time after I departed the university, although I don't know for how long.
|Sep-26-12|| ||OhioChessFan: "Isn't that special?"|
|Sep-26-12|| ||TheFocus: With a name like this, he should put on a jacket or a sweater.|
|Sep-26-12|| ||Abdel Irada: "Who could have caused Kristian Skold to lose all those games and never become world champion?|
I'm sure *I* don't know!
Could it be [echo effect] SATAN?"
|Aug-06-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <kramputz: 98 years old !! Chess kept him live long, same as Lilienthal he was born in 1911 also. I would like to see Skold and Lilianthal play a match.>|
Surely nothing could be so entertaining as a chess match between skeletons.
|Aug-06-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Side note: I think the name Skold has nothing to do with the English "scold" and everything to do with the old Viking "skald" or singer/minstrel.|
|Aug-06-13|| ||Cyphelium: <AbdelIrada> The Swedish word "Sköld" means "shield". The "sk" in the beginning is pronounced similar to "sh" in "shield", whereas the "sk" in skald is pronounced as the "sc" in scold. I don't think the words are related, at least not closely. |
Kristian quite possibly had an ancestor who joined the Swedish army between the 16th century and 19th century. When Swedish men joined the army, they had to change their last name to avoid the confusion of having many men in the same unit with the same patronymicon (Eriksson, Nilsson, Karlsson etc.). Ideally, each man in a particular unit would have a different last name from all the others. Swedish soldier's names are typically one-syllable words for weapons (Hjelm=helmet, Svärd=sword, Dolk=dagger etc.) or for character traits (for example Glad=happy, Modig=brave, Nöjd=content, Kvick=quick etc.).
|Aug-06-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <Cyphelium: <AbdelIrada> The Swedish word "Sköld" means "shield". The "sk" in the beginning is pronounced similar to "sh" in "shield", whereas the "sk" in skald is pronounced as the "sc" in scold. I don't think the words are related, at least not closely.>|
Thank you for correcting my mistaken impression.
So, "Christian Shield" I suppose it is.
|Nov-08-13|| ||Eastfrisian: According to this: http://www.schack.se/tfs/history/19... Site 196, Kristian Sköld died on May 15.|
|Jun-19-14|| ||offramp: Of course Kristian Skold, he's from Sweden!|
|Sep-26-16|| ||TheFocus: "I'll be glad when spring gets here. It's Skold!"|
|Dec-11-16|| ||keypusher: An aggressive, entertaining player, and not afraid of anyone. This game made <Great Battles of the Chessboard> by Coles:|
S Nyman vs K Skold, 1943
A stunning trap:
E E Book vs K Skold, 1956
Here he is going after a couple of world champions, though he falls short:
K Skold vs Botvinnik, 1962
Petrosian vs K Skold, 1962
But he didn't always fail against the giants:
K Skold vs Keres, 1961
|Dec-13-16|| ||keypusher: <keypusher>
<This game made <Great Battles of the Chessboard> by Coles>>
That's <Epic Battles of the Chessboard>, you ninny.