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|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.
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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!
|Aug-07-13|| ||ekanth: what was he doing for a
|Oct-07-13|| ||thomastonk: From the biography: "In his autobiography, he claimed to have invented the name 'Dragon Variation' of the Sicilian Defense." |
Can anybody give a more precise reference to his autobiography? A page number, or even the text?
|Oct-11-13|| ||Calli: Lubomir Kavelek says that Duz told the story (a Dragon's tale?) in his notes to A Rabinovich vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1908 |
The Kavelek article is here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lubom...
|Mar-02-14|| ||Karpova: Dr. Emanuel Lasker mentioned (Berlin, May 18, 1911), that the chess masters call Fyodor only <Dus>. Dus-Chotimirsky is a man who firmly maintains his positions. He was raised to become a priest, but abandoned his career as he didn't sympathize with the party of the powerful during the commotion of the last years. He then became a journalist and came to San Sebastian as a correspondent for two newspapers. Now he is on his travel back to Kiev.|
Source: 'Pester Lloyd', 1911.05.21, page 9
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