|Apr-24-04|| ||WMD: TWIC reports from the Beer Sheva Rapid event: "Leader after day 2 Avrukh lost all remaining games by default on days 3 and 4 after withdrawing from the event after the birth of his child."|
Alekhine never had this problem.
|May-15-04|| ||Tigran Petrosian: Rumor has it that Avrukh was the last person to play blitz with Tal right before he died. |
|Sep-04-05|| ||OneArmedScissor: <Tigran Petrosian>
Interesting... where did they play?
|Apr-05-07|| ||JointheArmy: Very impressed with Avrukh's play today. It takes a considerable amount of understanding to play the moves dxc5, b4 and b5!|
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Very impressive the way Avrukh created pawn weaknesses for black.
|Aug-02-07|| ||melianis: Players like Avrukh (their style of play) prove to me that I could never have been an IM, at the same time they keep me interested in chess because half the time I don't have a clue of what they're doing!|
|Oct-04-07|| ||Davolni: Man this is a funny pic of him!!!
|Nov-07-08|| ||notyetagm: http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/produ...:|
Grandmaster Repertoire 1 - 1.d4 volume one
<Expected publication date the 26th of November, but maybe the 19th with some luck.
Table of Contents
Key to symbols used & Bibliography 6
Foreword by Grandmaster Boris Gelfand 7
Foreword by the Author 8
The Catalan 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3
1 4...dxc4 and 5...Bd7 13
2 4...dxc4 and 5...c6 25
3 4...dxc4 and 5...Bb4† 39
4 4...dxc4 and 5...Nbd7 51
5 4...dxc4 and 5...c5 63
6 4...dxc4, 5...a6 and 6...b5 87
7 4...dxc4 and 5...b5 99
8 4...dxc4, 5...a6 and 6...Nc6 111
9 4...dxc4 and 5...Nc6 129
10 4...Bb4† 5.Bd2 Be7 151
11 4...Be7, 5...0-0 and 6...Nbd7 185
12 4...Be7, 5...0-0 and 6...dxc4 203
The Slav 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3
13 3...dxc4 247
14 3...Nf6 4.e3 g6 255
15 4...a6 267
16 Stonewall 281
17 4...Bg4 287
18 4...e6 Meran Style 297
19 4...Bf5 and 5...a6 307
20 4...Bf5 and 6...Be4 315
21 6...Bg4 and 6...Bg6 329
The Queen’s Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.c4
22 2...Bf5 343
23 2...c5 349
24 Albin Counter Gambit 355
25 Tarrasch Defence 369
26 Chigorin Defence 389
The Queen’s Gambit Accepted 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3
27 Minor lines 405
28 3...Nf6 4.Bxc4 e6 5.Nf3 a6 6.0-0 c5 7.Bb3 427
29 7...b5 437
Index of variations 450>
|Dec-22-08|| ||notyetagm: http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/docs/...
December 17: IM Sam Collins on Avrukh
Our first review of Grandmaster Repertoire 1 - 1.d4 Volume one and it is ecstatic. A few sample quotes:
“The unusual thing about this book is the playing strength of its author.
Avrukh is a top GM, a consistent member of the Israeli team, with a rating normally around 2650. For such a player to write an opening book on
his own is almost unprecedented...”
“I was extremely surprised when I heard that Avrukh had agreed to take on this project, and I view his authorship as a significant coup for the Quality Chess stable, comparable to their discovery of Mihail Marin.”
“Avrukh's strength as an analyst is not in doubt, and is in fact even better
than his high rating would suggest, since he has unusually good opening
preparation and has been retained as the second of top players for
important matches. He couples this with a very nice writing style in
“...but the depth to which he analysed the lines in this book is still surprising –
there are literally hundreds of novelties (including some for Black!), all deeply analysed and very well explained.”
“...this book is really rather special and, I would say, brings opening literature to a new level.”
“Highly Recommended *****”
<<<Read the full review in Chess Today 2962>>>>
|Feb-10-09|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Avrukh!|
|Aug-20-09|| ||timhortons: http://avrukhboris.wordpress.com/20...|
It was definitely a very successful tournament for me. I scored incredible + 6 ( 7,5 out of 9) and shared 1-2 with Ukranian Grandmaster Areshchenko. Apparently one of my greatest achievements in my chess career. There was a lot of luck in my last game against Alexander Morozevic, but to win such a strong tournament you definitely need some:). So in general I had a fantastic summer , sharing 1-2 place in two very strong Opens and gaining a lot of elo points.
Here in my blog I want to share my thoughts about last round game from Zurich Open, Kuzubov-Areshchenko , which cost me about 7,500 franks. I have no doubts the game was pre-arranged the day before, which was very obvious to any GM in the tournament. They are two friends and I will never believe that such a solid player like Kuzubov, will lose so badly (in 20 moves) with White pieces, then draw secures a big prize for both players. I also heard in tournament hall, that Morozevic was complained about this game and he was a bit shocked when he saw such an easy win for Black (during our game). It’s true I cannot prove nothing ( I didn’t have a recorder or camera to catch them), so I just have no respect to these players.
|Sep-16-10|| ||JG27Pyth: chessgames.com should put this game in the db (and put it in the GOTD queue as soon as a suitable pun is produced):|
[Event "Linares Anibal op 8th"]
[White "Avrukh, Boris"]
[Black "Skripchenko, Almira"]
1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Qxd4 Nf6 6.Nc3 c6 7.Bg5 d5 8.O-O-O Be7 9.Qh4 Nbd7 10.Rhe1 dxc4 11.Bxf6 gxf6 12.Ne4 O-O 13.Ng3 Kh8 14.Nf5 Bc5 15.Qh5 c3 16.Re4 Qb6 17.b3 Rg8 18.Qxf7 Qa5 19.Rxd7 Ba3+ 20.Kb1 Qxf5 21.Re8
|Aug-07-11|| ||whiteshark: I like the approach given in the foreword of Avrukh's book:|
"It is our conviction that you will eventually be more successful by <playing the main lines>, simply because they are based on better moves. Instinctively most players know this, but they fear losing to a prepared line and thus turn to unambitious systems, or unhealthy surprises. The opponent will not be able to use his preparation but, sadly, will not need it. <These sidelines generally end in uninspiring positions almost automatically.>"
|Feb-10-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy 34th Birthday GM Avrukh!|
|Jan-19-14|| ||offramp: I think he was referring to Y Kuzubov vs Areshchenko, 2009.|
|Jan-19-14|| ||juanjoj: I do not understand why, in the game Kuzubov Areshchenko,instead of agreeing on a draw, by which both secured a good prize, supposedly Kuzubov let win Areshchenko. The prize would be higher? Merit for Areshchenko for being the winner of the tournament? Please clarify the reason for a supposed cheat. Thank you|
|Jan-21-14|| ||offramp: I believe the logic goes like this:
Suppose that if two players drew their game they would finish 2nd=. They would receive £100 each.
But if one lost and finished 3rd=, and one won and finished 1st=, then they <might> end up with £125 each.
IF that was a possibility then that <might> lead to one player throwing the game on the understanding that the prizes would be split between the two conspirators.
|Feb-10-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 36th birthday to GM Boris Avrukh!|