|May-28-04|| ||iron maiden: Dus Chotimirsky's greatest tournament may well have been St. Petersburg 1909, where he failed to qualify for a prize but defeated both Lasker and Rubinstein (who shared first place, two and a half points ahead of the field) in their individual encounters. |
|May-28-04|| ||Gypsy: David Bronstein aggrees with you. <For his wins in Petrsburg 1909, Dus-Chotimirsky was called 'the scourge of champions'.> Btw., here is how Bronstein describes their KG encounter Dus Chotimirsky vs Bronstein, 1954,
nearly 1/2 century later (200 Open Games):
"As soon as my oponent played 2.f4. I heard his angry: 'Either you take the pawn or I do not play!' There was nothing I could do; I accepted the old maestro's gambit.
"Several moves later Dus Chotimirsky played a hurried move and, whilst I was considering my reply, decided ... to change his move. Spectators gasped and judges wanted to stop the clocks. But Fjodor Ivanovich suddenly shouted at everyone: 'What on earth is this? I just made a bad move and now I am changing it for a good one. To hell with rules, this is Chess!... Besides, you do not object?' said my oponent turning to me. 'Go ahead, its my pleasure.' And the game went on as if nothing had happened."
|Jul-11-04|| ||nikolaas: Here's what I know from this guy.
Born 26 September 1879 in Kozel, Russia he became a very strong player. In 1903, he participated in a tournament in Kiev: He finished 15th out of 19, but defeated Rubinstein. In 1907 he participated in a tournament in Karlsbad, where he defeated among others Nimzovich, Mieses and Janowsky. He always claimed that he gave some lessons to Alekhine and that indeed seems to be true. In st Petersburg 1909 he beated Lasker, Rubinstein and Tartakover and some others. He hated fast draws; between 1901 and 1910 he drawed not a single game in less than 20 moves. In 1911, he appeared again in Karlsbad and defeated again Tartakover. In a tournament in Moscow 1925, he beated Yates and Spielmann. In 1950, he received the official IM title. He died in 1965. A picture can be found at http://www.chesslive.de/scripts/ser...
|Jun-17-05|| ||chesswonders: A giant crusher!|
|Mar-08-06|| ||JG7: Herehttp://nimzowitsch.com/Tourn_and_Ma... is better picture of him|
|Mar-22-06|| ||Resignation Trap: Dus Chotimirsky was playing <hors concours> at the 1947 Armenian Championship and tied with Petrosian and Kasparian for 2nd-4th, behind Bondarevsky.|
He had the pleasure of inflicting upon the USSR Junior Champion his only loss:
White to play.
click for larger view
Despite the threatening black pawns and severe time trouble, Dus Chotimirsky instantly found a winning combination: 1.Rxh6 Qd8 2.Rxh7+ Kxh7 3.Qf3 Rf8 4.Qh5+ Kg8 5.Qh6! g6 6.Rh3 with inevitable mate.
|Mar-22-06|| ||Resignation Trap: I forgot to mention that the game above was Dus Chotimirsky - Tigran V.Petrosian|
|May-02-07|| ||wolfmaster: Certainly a candidate for longest name on database, though probably not a winner.|
|May-02-07|| ||tpstar: The longest name list = Baron Tassilo Heydebrand und der Lasa|
|Jun-01-08|| ||WilhelmThe2nd: In the discussion of the San Sebastián, 1911 photo here:
I am pretty sure the unidentified man to the left of Leonhardt in this photo is Dus:
He writes in his book of games (page 88, Fyodor Dus-Chotimirsky. "Selected Games". Moscow: Physical Culture & Sport, 1954) that he attended the tournament as a journalist.
You can compare him with the photos of Dus at Karlsbad 1907 & 1911 here:
and the 1913/4 All-Russian Masters photo here:
|Jul-30-08|| ||whiteshark: Bio + picture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fyodor...|
|Sep-05-08|| ||JustWoodshifting: If the story by Bronstein is, indeed, true, I would have been very uncomfortable playing Dus Chotimirsky OTB. In my 3rd or 4th OTB game, I ran into a similar situation with a very large man who actually was growling at me, while leaning across the board. It unnerved me so that I made some very basic mistakes. In the end he snarled at me, "You have a lot to learn!", to which I replied "I am humbled.".|
|Sep-26-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky|
DUZ KHOTIMIRSKY, Fyodor I.
|Sep-26-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Dus Chotimisrky finished =3rd in the 1923 and 1927 USSR Championship, and was the St Petersburg city champion in 1910.|
|Sep-26-08|| ||whiteshark: Can you respell his name properly?|
|Sep-26-08|| ||Resignation Trap: Here's a solo shot from 1923: http://www.chesspro.ru/pict/rc23-9.... |
He is in a group photo from the 1923 USSR Championship: http://www.chesspro.ru/pict/rc23-0.... , and again from the 1925 USSR Championship: http://www.chesspro.ru/pict/rc25-1.... . In both of these photos, Dus-Chotimirsky can easily be identified, as he is the only one not to take off his hat for the photograph.
And here is a caricature from 1933: http://www.chesspro.ru/pict2/rc33-6... .
|Feb-25-09|| ||Sem: In a book full of anecdotes I read that it was not uncommon for Dus Chotimirsky to translate poetry WHILE he was playing an end game in a tournament game.|
|Aug-17-09|| ||Open Defence: <Fyodor Ivanovich Dus-Chotimirsky was born in 1879 in Kozul, Russia> is there a Kozul in Croatia ? or only the player Kozul...|
|Jun-24-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Chotimirsky was involved in a controversial incident with Mikhail Botvinnik during the 8th USSR Championship, held at Leningrad in 1933.|
Botvinnik defended a R + P ending which eventually ended up with both sides having K + R. Despite being a draw, Chotimirsky continued to play, and the game was only declared a draw by the intervention of the tournament committee. Botvinnik later learned that Chotimirsky had planned to play 150 moves before offering a draw.
|Apr-01-11|| ||MaczynskiPratten: Duz-Chotimirsky was summed up by Marshall in one word; "excitable". The context was in describing the following entertaining game; Marshall vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911|
|Sep-26-11|| ||parisattack: We had a fellow at the club in the 1960s, Joe Mirsky - apparently a distant relation to Dus. Whenever Joe would make what he thought to be a good move he would say, "She-she yedyats, dash-a-bouts.' I assume yiddish as it doesn't sound Russian to me. If someone knows and its not profane, please share.|
RIP, Mirskys - Dus and Joe.
|Sep-26-11|| ||TheTamale: I believe an anglicized version of Dus Chotimirsky's name would be Theodore John Rankins.|
|Sep-26-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Dus Chotimirsky.|
|Sep-26-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: IM Dus Chotimirsky, today you are remembered!