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|Mar-09-09|| ||number 23 NBer: Happy birthday to a great Soviet grandmaster.|
|Feb-21-11|| ||stanleys: http://www.e3e5.com/upload/articles...|
An article about his life (in Russian,first time published in 2002) http://www.e3e5.com/article.php?id=...
|Mar-09-11|| ||gars: Let us not forget that today is Bobby Fischer's birthday!|
|Mar-09-11|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday Grigory Levenfish.|
|Mar-09-11|| ||botvinnik64: Silly Question: Love Levenfish but why isn't Bobby Player of the Day??? And why do we not celebrate en masse despite his antics off the board?|
|Mar-09-11|| ||Penguincw: < botvinnik64: Silly Question: Love Levenfish but why isn't Bobby Player of the Day??? And why do we not celebrate en masse despite his antics off the board? > |
Maybe because Fischer was already Player of the Day on January 17th earlier this year.I don't know the answer to your second question though.
|Mar-09-11|| ||wordfunph: <botvinnik64: Silly Question: Love Levenfish but why isn't Bobby Player of the Day???>|
maybe just a tribute to Levenfish who is a David compared to Goliath Bobby..
|Mar-09-11|| ||Phony Benoni: <chessgames.com> likes to rotate Player of the Day, and Levenfish certainly deserves the honor.|
Considering that Fischer has over 30,000 kibitzes more than any other deceased player, he's hardly being neglected. Indeed, he's probably honored every day of the year.
|Apr-19-11|| ||GrahamClayton: <brankat>Unlike Alekhine and Bogoljubov in the '20s, Levenfish opted to stay in the USSR, which may have been a mistake.|
The April 2011 issueo of "CHESS" magazine has an excellent article by Leonard Barden about the 1947 Britain-USSR match held in London.
Levenfish was one of the USSR reserves, and during the match he was re-united with Paul M List, who had last played Levenfish way back in 1912 in the All-Russian championship, before emigrating to England in the late 1930's after residing in Germany since the 1920's.
List had represented Britain in a 1946 radio between Britain and the USSR, but was deemed ineligible for the 1947 match. Levenfish warmly greeted his old friend, but this was noted by the security man who always travelled with any USSR representatives playing abroad. As a result, Levenfish was never again allowed to travel to the West for tournaments.
|Dec-14-11|| ||FSR: I hear that after Fischer swept the 1963-64 U.S. Championship, the Soviets pooh-poohed the achievement, saying that Fischer had merely beaten 'leven fish.|
|Dec-14-11|| ||WannaBe: Groan...|
|Dec-14-11|| ||FSR: Hey, bad puns are what this site is all about.|
|Mar-09-12|| ||brankat: One of the original 27 Grandmasters of 1950.
Happy Birthday GM Levenfish.
|Mar-09-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P.|
|Mar-09-12|| ||RookFile: < FSR: I hear that after Fischer swept the 1963-64 U.S. Championship, the Soviets pooh-poohed the achievement, saying that Fischer had merely beaten 'leven fish. >|
|Aug-22-12|| ||Karpova: He won the Spring Tournament in St. Petersburg 1909:|
1. Levenfish 12.0
2. Platz 10.0
3. P. A. Romanovsky 9.0
4-5. Helbach 8.5
4-5. Heukhusen 8.5
6. Kamkin 8.0
7-8. K. Rausch von Taubenburg 7.0
7-8. A. Chepurnov 7.0
From page 372 of the 1909 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Mar-07-13|| ||Stonehenge: According to Russian Wiki he was born on the 7th (19th) of March.|
|Mar-07-13|| ||Absentee: What kind of fish was Levenfish? A barracuda or a pampered goldfish?|
|Mar-07-13|| ||nimh: Levenfish is a Russian transliteration of the German word 'L÷wenfisch' (a lionfish). |
An '÷' in German texts is transliterated as an 'e' in the cyrillic script.
|Nov-01-13|| ||Karpova: Double round-robin Leningrad Championship tournament 1924:|
1. L÷wenfisch 8.5
2. Rabinowicz 7.5
3. Romanowski 4.5
4. Jl. Zenewski 4.0
5. A. Kubbel 3.0
6. Gotthilf 2.5
Levenfish remained undefeated with +7 -0 =3, winning all his mini-matches.
They say that it just ended, so it was concluded at the end of April.
From page 141 of the April-May 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Mar-09-14|| ||gars: <Phony Benoni> and <botvinnik64>: chessgames.com may rotate the players as much as it wants, but March 9th SHOULD BE Bobby Fischer's Day forever, along with November 9th (Tal), November 19th (Capablanca) and Morphy's birthday.|
|Mar-09-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. GM Grigory Levenfish.|
|Mar-09-14|| ||Phony Benoni: <gars> Why restrict the honor to so few players? Why not April 13 for Garry Kasprov Day? May 23 for Anatoly Karpov Day? December 24 for Emanuel Lasker Day? June 22 for Milan Vidmar Day?|
Picking another player for March 9 is no slight against Fischer, but a chance to give a lesser-known but still great player some recognition. Why should Levenfish suffer because Fischer happened to be born on his birthday?
|Mar-09-14|| ||Shams: Are there any famous players born on Feb. 29th?|
|May-12-14|| ||wwall: On Feb 29, 1812, Hermann Hirschbach was born in Berlin. He is famous for the Hirschbach variation.|
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