|Apr-12-04|| ||Tigran Petrosian: This guy died on a barge in 1941 during the siege of Leningrad. |
|Apr-12-04|| ||BiLL RobeRTiE: Was he Cheka/KGB? |
|Apr-12-04|| ||acirce: Is he the Ilyin-Zhenevsky named in (for example) http://www.marxists.de/russrev/trud... and who wrote "The Bolsheviks in Power"? I'm interested in Soviet history, so would be nice to know.|
And well no, strictly the KGB didn't exist until after the death of Stalin, but I know what you mean Bill.
|May-04-04|| ||barrister: Fortunately, Capablanca was able to even his score with this guy at the least. |
|Nov-06-04|| ||Calli: <acire> I think it is the same person. "Ilyin-Zhenevsky" is not his real name. He adopted a "nom de plume" to protect himself. This because his brother was Fyodor Raskolnikov who was involved in the uprising at Kronstadt. It makes sense that he wrote a book about the revolutionary activities. |
|May-10-05|| ||pazzed paun: being on a barge during an airraid is not a good idea! <see the movie "Enemy AT the Gates" to see what a German Stuka can do to people on a open river barge.|
|May-10-05|| ||Zymurgy: I saw Enemy at the Gates. When I read his bio I thought of that scene in Lenigrad.|
|May-10-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some diagrams of crucial positions in Alexander's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/ilji.html|
|May-10-05|| ||keypusher: Here is an interesting article about Old Bolshevik and chess master Ilyin-Zhenevsky from the e3 e5 site:|
|May-10-05|| ||Gypsy: <Iljin-Zenevskij (1894-1941) -- an official of Soviet State and Party, publicist; brother of F.F. Raskolnikov; ... a victim of repressions during the cult of personality era; poshumously rehabilitated.> from F.F. Raskolnikov, "An October Closeup."|
|Nov-28-07|| ||BIDMONFA: Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky|
ILYIN ZHENEVSKY, Alexander F.
|Nov-28-07|| ||Alphastar: Rauzer vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1937|
Is a very nice game of todays Player of the day.
|Jan-13-08|| ||pawnofdoom: I guess it's pretty interesting that this guy got to learn to play chess twice in his life. And both times, he learned it really well and became a great player.|
|Feb-20-08|| ||brankat: An outstanding personality. A talented player, too.|
|Jul-18-08|| ||myschkin: <The Russian master who had to learn the game twice> He was gassed, then shell-shocked in World War I, which took awy his memory. He had previously been champion of Geneva where he added the city's name to his own. He had to learn the game all over again, starting from how each piece moved. He was a member of an underground Bolshevik organization in high school, which led to his expusion. Forbidden to re-enter any Russian school, he went to Geneva where he performed party work for Lenin. During the October Revolution and Russian Civil War he was the head of the Moscow Reservists. He organized the first USSR chess championship in 1920. He won the first Trade Unions Championship of the USSR in 1927. In 1941, while trying to escape from Leningrad on a barge with dozens of other passengers, the Germans bombed the barge. Alexander was the only one killed.|
|Sep-16-09|| ||Tabanus: http://www.e3e5.com/article.php?id=...|
|Feb-10-10|| ||Petrosianic: <He had previously been champion of Geneva where he added the city's name to his own.>|
Yes, according to The Fireside Book of Chess, his name was Alexander Ilyin, but he added "Genevsky" to his name after winning the championship of Geneva. I don't know how you explain that kind of thing to your parents. (And you thought wearing a Starfleet uniform on jury duty was bad).
|Feb-27-10|| ||Peligroso Patzer: The winner of today’s GotD against Capablanca (Capablanca vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1925), also had a win over Botvinnik (when the latter was 19 or 20 years old, which may account for the fact that this win over a future world champion is not currently included in Ilyin-Zhenevsky’s notable games): Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Botvinnik, 1931, as well as this near-win: Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Botvinnik, 1938.|
|Feb-27-10|| ||Benzol: There are more games of his that were uploaded some time ago. Hopefully they will appear soon.|
|Mar-22-10|| ||Benzol: Great to see the games are now loaded up.|
|Oct-06-13|| ||Karpova: Leningrad City Championship, 1926:
1. A. Iljin-Schenewski 7.5
2-3. M. Botwinick 7.0
2-3. J. Rabinowitsch 7.0
4. Rochlin 5.0
From page 264 of the August-September 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
(i. e. Ilyin-Zhenevsky, Botvinnik, I. L. Rabinovich and Rokhlin)
|May-15-15|| ||zanzibar: Would be nice to ref the different sources for how he died, at least one for each side. |
Hartson, in his book <The Kings of Chess (1985)>, p125, explains name (and more) as follows:
<Alexander Fyodorovich Ilyin-Zhenevsky (1894-1941). The hyphenated name, incidentally, was pure affectation; he added the second barrel after winning the chess championship of Geneva (Zhenevsky = of Geneva) in 1914. Educated in Switzerland, ~ returned to Mother Russia after the revolution. A supporter of Lenin's ideals, ~ became Chief Commissar at the hq of the General Reservists Organisation in Moscow.
Ilyin-Zhenevsky fought on two fronts. He encouraged chess among the military, stressing its avlue as a means of learning discipline, strategy, persistence and proper caution. [...] To sell the idea of chess among the masses, his tactics were more blatant. It was not just something to be tolerated under Communism, but could be presented as a valuable weapon in the vanguard of the development of the new national character.>
Hartson links the emergence of modern Soviet chess to I-Z and Krylenko both, in this fashion:
<In the great battle to establish chess in post-revolutionary Soviet culture, Ilyin-Zhenevsky and Krylenko were to be the Marx and Lenin; the pragmatic thinker allied to a fanatical man of action.>