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|Aug-31-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Away from the chess board Aronin's job was as a meteorologist.|
|Aug-31-08|| ||Red October: so he knew which way the wind blew ? :)|
|Sep-02-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Source: Andy Soltis "Chess Lists", 2nd edition, McFarland Publishing, 2002|
|Jul-20-09|| ||sfm: Lev Aronin may have been one of the strongest IMs ever! He won the Moscow championship in '65.
There's a list on
and I see many famous GMs.
How many other "only IM"s on the list?
|Jul-20-09|| ||whiteshark: Player of the Day
Bio, it's worth reading.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lev_Ar...
|Jul-20-09|| ||Ragh: When I saw this CG player of the day, for a moment, I thought it was Lev Aronian. Incidentally, Aronian was born in the same month (October) in which Aronin died (but with a year gap).|
|Jul-20-09|| ||Knight13: <Lev Aronin may have been one of the strongest IMs ever> Tell a GM-strengh player to keep away from getting enough GM norms and reach 2700, and he'll become the "strongest IM ever." |
No, I don't recognize this "strongest IM ever" title.
|Jul-20-09|| ||WannaBe: Question for the historians on this site, Lev was awarded the Soviet Master, was this an equivalent of GM? Or IM? FM? And was (back then) each country awarded their own chess title?|
|Jul-20-09|| ||dx9293: <WannaBe> Soviet Master would probably be between today's FM and IM.|
About "each country," I would think so, but I don't know for sure. Here in the USA, for instance, the master title ("National Master") is about 100 points weaker than FM.
|Jul-20-09|| ||WannaBe: <dx9293> Thanks!! That does bring to mind the title of Life Master for US, which I believe, have gone by the way of the do-do birds.|
|Jun-01-10|| ||Ychromosome: His games are a great find.|
|Aug-04-10|| ||BISHOP TAL: His pic page sure has a dark likeness.Why have a pic at all if u cant see um.|
|Dec-31-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Was this brilliant attacking game played in the 1965 Moscow City Championship?|
[White "Aronin, Lev"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. d4 Bd7 5. Nc3 exd4 6. Nxd4 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. f4 Ne7 10. f5 Bf6 11. Kh1 gxf5 12. exf5 c5 13. Ne6 Qc8 14. Ne4 Be5 15. Bf4 fxe6 16. Bxe5 dxe5 17. Qh5+ Kd8 18. fxe6 Bxe6 19. Rad1+ Bd5 20. Qxe5 1-0
Source: Bill Wall, “500 Ruy Lopez Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises Inc, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 1986
|Feb-02-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Lev Aronin> Here is a brief biography and photograph of the great Russian Master:|
Soviet chess player, International Master (1950). An engineer-meteorologist. In the mid-60's got the right to play the match for the title of Grandmaster of the USSR. His competitor was Tigran Petrosyan, who won and went on to become a world champion. He played in eight USSR championships and was champion of Moscow in 1965. He was a member of USSR team that won the European Championship in European championship in 1957. He contributed to chess theory in the Ruy Lopez and the Sicilian. He died in Moscow on October 4, 1982. (translated from Russian text on the website)
Here is his photograph taken in 1920:
Here is the internet source (in Russian):
|May-06-11|| ||kevins55555: I think that <Lev Aronin> is actually a DUPLICATION of <Levon Aronian>, a top chess player in the 2800s.
|May-06-11|| ||kevins55555: What do you think <pavel.aronian> and <jessicafischerqueen> about my last post? =D|
|Mar-06-12|| ||wordfunph: "Aronin was a truly strong player who had participated in the Soviet championship several times, and even finished equal second on one occasion. His main regret was never to have achieved the grandmaster title. This fact he supported badly, sometimes saying "Lev, if I don't merit the title, who else does, then?"|
- GM Lev Polugaevsky (from the book Sicilian Love by Polugaevsky)
|Mar-06-12|| ||ughaibu: Jessicafischerqueen: you reckon that's a photo taken in 1920? The year of his birth!|
|Jul-20-12|| ||HeMateMe: Thanks, <Jessica>. How can a player possibly be strong enough to compete eight times in the old USSR championship, and not be a GM? My guess is he was GM strength, but didn't play in enough events in the West to get the international GM title.|
|Jul-20-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: It seems to me that Lev Aronin did deserve the title of GM!|
GM Aronin, today you are remembered!
|Aug-06-12|| ||Caissanist: The competition at the top of Soviet chess in the fifties was mind boggling, it's not really surprising that Aronin never got many chances to play abroad. His performances in Soviet championship were good but not dominating, with the exception of 1950, when he tied for second. One of the players who tied with him was Isaac Lipnitsky, who never even got the IM title, much less GM.|
|Jul-11-14|| ||jerseybob: HeMateMe: And why didn't he compete in enough events? Maybe he offended one of the powers-that-be by say, smiling -or maybe NOT smiling - at the wrong time.|
|Jul-11-14|| ||perfidious: Commissar: You <must> lose to David Ionovich again today.|
Aronin: I already lose twenty times to that scum Bronstein--why don't you make his pal Boleslavsky do it?
C: One more, throw this game or you go to GULAG.
A: Bronstein is nichevo. I play real, solid chess. But I don't like Siberia.
|Jul-20-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. IM and Olympiad gold medal winner Lev Aronin.|
|Mar-01-17|| ||alexmagnus: Another case of a historical anachronism when it comes to the birthplace in the bio. Neither was the city called Kuibyshev (it was renamed that in 1935) now was there Soviet Union (founded in 1922) in 1920. |
The correct birthplace is Samara, Soviet Russia (do not confuse Soviet Russia (1917-1922) with the Soviet Union (1922-1991)).
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