|Feb-19-08|| ||whiteshark: Yakov Vilner (* 1899 – † 29 June 1931, Leningrad) was a Ukrainian chess master.|
Vilner won the Odessa chess championships four times (1918, 1923, 1925, and 1928). He won the Ukrainian championships three times; at Kiev 1924 (ahead of Fedor Parfenovich Bohatirchuk), at Kharkov 1925 (ahead of Nikolai Sorokin), and at Odessa 1928 (with Vladimir Grigorevich Kirillov). He also won at Odessa 1926 (ahead of Russo), and at Kiev 1929 (with Bohatirchuk).
He played in several Soviet chess championships. In July 1923, he tied for 11-13th in Petrograd (2nd URS-ch; Peter Romanovsky won). In September 1924, he tied for 6-8th in Moscow (3rd URS-ch; Efim Bogoljubow won). In 1925, he tied for 11-13th in Leningrad (4th URS-ch; Bogoljubow won). In October 1927, he tied for 15-17th in Moscow (5th URS-ch; Bohatirchuk and Romanovsky won). In September 1929, he tied for 8-9th in Odessa (6th URS-ch qual.; Boris Verlinsky won).
|Feb-19-08|| ||Resignation Trap: Caricature of Vilner from 1927: http://www.chesspro.ru/pict/rc27-15... .|
Vilner is seated on the far left in this group photo from the 4th USSR Championship in Leningrad, 1925: http://www.rogerpaige.me.uk/histori... .
|Feb-20-08|| ||whiteshark: Interesting photo. Thank you <Resignation Trap>!|
|Feb-20-08|| ||whiteshark: "In June 1919, Alexander Alekhine e was arrested by the Cheka and imprisoned in Odessa. He was charged with anti-Soviet activity and passing on secret information. He was ordered shot, but saved by Yakov S Vilner, who sent a telegram to the chairman of the Ukrainian Council of People's Commissars. The chairman knew of Alekhine and ordered him freed."
Who was <chairman of the Ukrainian Council of People's Commissars> in June 1919?
|Feb-20-08|| ||acirce: <whiteshark> Probably Christian Rakovsky.|
|Feb-20-08|| ||whiteshark: <acirce: <Probably Christian Rakovsky.>> Yes! Thank you <acirce>!|
Extensive bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ...
|Apr-30-09|| ||sleepkid: Died at the age of 32. Anyone know why?|
|May-02-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
According to the ruwiki entry he passed away because of a disease.
. . .
A different person, but name/dates could confuse the issue:
Yakov Vilner (Korets, 1899 - Warsaw, 1941) - murdered in the Shoah.
|Oct-01-09|| ||Resignation Trap: I found another photo, this time a solo shot: http://www.chesspro.ru/_images/mate...|
|May-31-10|| ||stanleys: An article about Yakov Vilner by the same author: http://chesspro.ru/_events/2010/tka...|
A lot of interesting facts,chess games and compositions of Vilner
|Jun-03-10|| ||vonKrolock: First <All->Ukrainian Championship, Kiev 1924: 1st Vilner 9; 2nd Bogatirchuk 8 1/2; 3rd Sorokin 7 1/2; 4rt Tikhenko 5 1/2; 5th & 6th Grigorenko and Gustsky 5; 7-8-9th Gaevsky, Grimberg and Lerner 4; 10th Lastovetz 2 1/2; 11th Ershov 0|
quick transliteration from the crosstable included in that <chesspro.ru> article
<All> Not clear that it included players from parts administrated then by Poland - seems to be a just a <Soviet> event
|Nov-01-13|| ||Karpova: Ukrainian Championship in Kiev, 1924:
On May 15, Bohartychuk will play a match against Vilner for the title of Champion of Ukraine.
From page 158 of the May 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'