|Aug-10-05|| ||lentil: in the first chess book i ever owned (and i still have it): "the soviet school of chess", the opening we now call the pirc was called "the ufimtsev defence". (of course the book contained a huge heap of propaganda...)|
p.s. i prefer "ufimtsev" to "modern" -- you had no right to assign any name, keene and botteril you chancers....!
|Aug-10-05|| ||Gypsy: Generally, Soviets called <1.e4 d6> Ufimtsev Opening, eastern block Pirc-Ufimtsev, and West called it Pirc or Pirc-Robach.|
Here is an excerpt from the Kotov-Judovich book: <Champion of Kazachstan Anatoli Uimtsev (born 1914) seldom participates in tournaments. Still, each of his performance genuinely delights chess enthusiasts, who apreciate the charming, interesting games of Ufimtsev and the wide bearth of his ideas.
Ufimtsev, originally structuring his opening, justified a new system of development 1.e4 d6 both, in theory and practice, and is especially interesting as a chess tactician, as a typical and inventive combinative chessplayer.
But, in Ufimtsev's play is not that enviable steadiness, which many other master has, steadiness guaranteing good results in tournament tables.
Master-artist Ufimtsev still has not shown such sporting results for which he could aspire by his chess tallent. .....>
|Jun-01-09|| ||Phony Benoni: Oh, good grief. I just realized I've been misspelling his name for years. No wonder I can't understand his opening system.|
I've got to remember that Russian spelling rule: "S before T except after M."
In penance, I recommend this game to you: Boleslavsky vs Ufimtsev, 1944. It'll be well worth the trip.
|Jun-02-09|| ||technical draw: The Ufimtsev (Pirc, Pirc-Ufimtsev, Pirc-Robach, Pirc-Porkrinds) looks like an easy set up for black, but soon you find yourself all tied up and locked up and you get slowly strangled. I have a Pirc opening book and most of the games listed are losses!|
|Jun-02-09|| ||Phony Benoni: I used to own a lot of opening books, and regardless of the line most of the games were losses. The remainder were draws.|
|Jun-02-09|| ||technical draw: Very funny PB! I meant the black side were losses.|
|Jun-02-09|| ||technical draw: BTW, <Phony>, since you're a librarian catalog this!|
(It took me an hour to think of that rejoinder)
|Dec-12-09|| ||mulde: Anatoly Georgievich Ufimtsev, (1880-1936) engeneer and aviation pioneer, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatol... |
Is this a brother from the chess player Ufimtsev?
And, a bit in brief and mysterious:
"1935. Ufimtsev, Anatoly born. Developed the Pirc in 1934. Born Ufintsev, but secret police took his father away."
He developed the Pirc one year before he was born??? And what's about this story with his father [may be the engeneer?]?
During the 1980s Anatoly Gavrilovich Ufimtsev was one of the best correspondence chess players all over the world. This might be the next generation.
|Jul-21-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: In 1946 <Anatoly Gavrilovich Ufimtsev> became a Soviet Master of chess.|
He was an 11 time winner of the Kazakhstan chess championship.
He also participated in the semi-final of the USSR Championship in Moscow 1945- He finished +1 in the event, but nowhere near the winner <David Bronstein> who came in at +7.