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|Sep-19-03|| ||Tecumseh: "One of the hardest of King's Indian Hard men."
|Feb-18-04|| ||WMD: Graham Burgess writing in Kingpin magazine, No. 25, Winter 1995:|
Our final theme is a striking one: the sacrifice of a queen for two minor pieces, a bit of centralisation and...well, not much else, it seems. Yurtaev is a major protagonist here; it seems he is only happy once he is a queen down. Those have memorised Informator 43 will recall the following game:Huzman vs Yurtaev, 1987
Well, he's been at it again; look at this one: A Graf vs Yurtaev, 1993
The world has been understandably slow to recognise the merits of these queen sacrifice ideas. [...]
I once heard a rumour that Kasparov offered Yurtaev a lot of money for his opening files. The following game suggests that Gazza has more than a passing interest in his work:
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994
Of course anything can happen in a five-minute game, but later GM encounters showed that Black's idea had a lot going for it.
[Mention is made of the games Gulko vs Van Wely, 1994 and L B Hansen vs Van der Wiel, 1995 ]
|Jun-06-05|| ||chesswonders: <WMD>
<I once heard a rumour that Kasparov offered Yurtaev a lot of money for his opening files. The following game suggests that Gazza has more than a passing interest in his work:
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 >
Wow, what a game...seeing the queen sac in this game, it certainly occurs Gazza is atleast influenced by Yurtaev's queen sac ideas in King's Indian!
|Jun-06-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Leonid's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/yurt.html|
|Jul-26-05|| ||Manus: There's been a question asked whether chess should be called art, science or sports. Lasker said once that it was before anything else a struggle, but with some players like Leonid Yurtaev it becomes an adventure, both to players and kibitzers.|
|May-01-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Leonid Yurtaev|
|May-11-07|| ||ganstaman: So, it's been a while since this topic seems to have been visited. Is there a new word on the soundness of this man's Q for 2 minors exchange/sac? Has anyone tried it for themselves?|
|May-01-09|| ||wordfunph: <WMD: I once heard a rumour that Kasparov offered Yurtaev a lot of money for his opening files.> How true?|
Happy Birthday GM Yurtaev!
|May-01-09|| ||whiteshark: Picture: http://www.newinchess.com/Common/Im...|
|May-01-09|| ||Open Defence: he looks a bit like James T Kirk
I was born in his time and in Russia... well..I would pay him a visit :)
|May-01-09|| ||whiteshark: <Open Defence..I was born in his time..> He's celebrating his 50th birthday today, and I'm a bit confused now regarding you age <Old Defence> ... :D|
|May-01-09|| ||Open Defence: well he is a generation older :) still he's got the looks ;-p|
|Sep-20-09|| ||Albertan: Wow Leonid Yurtaev has quite a record against some of top players in chess.According to my chessbase database he has 3.5/4 points against Gulko in their games. Playing white he has wins against Romaninshin, Tal, Beliavsky, Ehlvest,Ivanchuk,Shabalov, and Khalifman.|
Playing black he has wins against Kasparov (U18 USSR Champ),Gulko,Tukmakov,Curt Hansen,Hjartarson, and Malaniuk. GM Yurtaev, take a bow on your "day" at CG!!
|Sep-20-09|| ||WhiteRook48: this guy actually beat Beliavsky (!!)|
|May-01-10|| ||wordfunph: GM Leonid Yurtaev's deserves a better bio than "(born May-01-1959) Kyrgyzstan"..|
happy birthday GM Yurtaev!
|Jun-05-11|| ||polarmis: Yurtaev passed away in the last few days.
It's noted at Chess-News that in his youth his talent was compared to that of a young David Bronstein: http://chess-news.ru/node/2693
Kazakhstan GM Murtas Kazhgaleev says he was a guru for generations of players, and would freely share his opening ideas. Kazhgaleev tells a story of how in 1994 Vlad Tkachiev (one of Yurtaev's students) phoned to say that Yurtaev "had refuted the Ruy Lopez"! He'd come up with what's now known as the Arkhangelsk Defence or sometimes the Tkachiev-Malaniuk-Onischuk Variation - though Tkachiev campaigned to have it named after Yurtaev. http://chess-news.ru/node/2696
|Jun-05-11|| ||wordfunph: sad news, rest in peace GM Yurtaev..|
|Jun-08-11|| ||stanleys: A very creative player with a lot of fresh ideas in the openings - especially the King's Indian defence|
RIP GM Yurtaev
|Jun-09-11|| ||Eastfrisian: R.I.P.|
|Jun-26-11|| ||wordfunph: Leonid Yurtaev (1959-2011) by Bobby Ang..
<Yurtaev is not very well known since he does not regularly compete in international chess tournaments. In fact, he does not even have an entry in Wikipedia. This column serves as my tribute to the memory of someone who loved chess, and was bubbling over with attacking ideas.
Leonid Yurtaev loves to do research on opening lines. Kazakh GM Murtas Kazhgaleyev says he was a guru for generations of players, and would freely share his opening ideas. Kazhgaleyev tells a story of how in 1994 Vladislav Tkachiev (one of Yurtaev’s students and the 2007 European Champion) phoned to say that Yurtaev "had refuted the Ruy Lopez"! He’d come up with some deep research that showed that after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 Black gets good play. Tkachiev and Onischuk became its most ardent supporters and even Alexei Shirov took it up with great success. Later, when Shirov did a DVD on this line he called it the "Spanish Tkachiev." Tkachiev himself campaigned that it would be more appropriate if we called it the "Spanish Yurtaev.">
|Sep-12-11|| ||stanleys: Tribute to Yurtaev by his pupils and friends (in Russian,with many interesting examples from Yurtaev's games)|
GM Andrei Kovalev: http://chess-news.ru/node/2712
GM Murtas Kazhgaleev:http://chess-news.ru/node/2696
GM Vladislav Tkachiev:http://chess-news.ru/node/2729
FM Sergei Kim:http://chess-news.ru/node/2882
GM Darmen Sadvakasov: http://gmschool.kz/component/k2/ite...
|Sep-27-11|| ||DrMAL: Thanx <SimonWebbsTiger> for referring me to this page and the Feb-18-04 post, you are very helpful! :-)|
|Sep-27-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: you're welcome.
Another famous KID Q for 2 bits sac is from
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1956
The variation is pretty much busted today but trust the imaginative David Bronstein to try it out!
|Sep-27-11|| ||whiteshark: --> Game Collection: 53_Middlegames_2 minor pieces for a Queen|
|Sep-27-11|| ||DrMAL: Thanx gents it's just the kind of topic I've been looking for to further improve my attacking abilities, cheers.|
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