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|Oct-09-07|| ||parisattack: I believe his wife often accompanied him to tournaments. Couple of pics of her + Salo on the Internet. Pleasant looking woman it seems.|
|Jun-21-08|| ||Resignation Trap: <weisyschwarz> and <parisattack> Flohr and his wife apparently liked cats as well: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... .|
|Jun-21-08|| ||whiskeyrebel: I know from experience that cats can keep quiet during a players long hours of chess study. Dogs (and some spouses too so I am told) yap too much.|
|Nov-21-08|| ||brankat: One hundred years today, since Salo Flohr's birth!
|Nov-21-08|| ||talisman: happy birtday salo.|
|Nov-21-08|| ||Pyke: Happy Birthday to "my" second!|
|Nov-21-08|| ||GeauxCool: Happy Birthday GMSF!|
|Nov-21-08|| ||fich: Happy Birthday Mr. Flohr! It sure is an honor to have the same birthday with a great player as you. R.I.P.|
|Feb-09-09|| ||parisattack: I just finished playing over the games of Flohr in Jimmy Adams' book and - once again - amazed at seeing so many undiscovered jewels! He certainly seems close to Rubinstein and Smyslov in style.|
|Nov-21-09|| ||eternaloptimist: Salo Flohr will always be a special player to me. The 2nd collection of chess games that I ever studied was Salo Flohr's Best Games of Chess, by Salo Flohr (1985 - translated from Russian by Gregory S. Donges). It is a great book & had a profound influence on my playing style. Only Karpov influenced me more. Karpov's book My Best Games was the 1st collection of chess games that I studied. I studied Flohr's book back when I was in my teens shortly after the book was published. He was a great endgame player, & he also made some major contributions to opening theory: there is a 'Flohr variation' in the Caro-Kann Defense, the Ruy Lopez, the English Opening, and the Grünfeld Defense. I'm sure there are at least a couple more variations that were named after him. He must be considered a legend among chess players & a player that will be remembered for the huge impact that he made on chess.|
|Nov-21-09|| ||HeMateMe: I remember reading remenisences of players from Flor's era. Some said, at his peak in the '30s, Flohr was more feared than Alekhine, Capa or any other player at that time.|
|Jun-29-10|| ||parisattack: <HeMateMe: I remember reading remenisences of players from Flor's era. Some said, at his peak in the '30s, Flohr was more feared than Alekhine, Capa or any other player at that time.>|
I am not sure on all of that - but - for a few years in the 1930s he played some of the most beautiful games of chess of all time! I see him more in the Rubinstein/Smyslov lineage than Karpov although more than a little overlap.
There are three English language collections of his games; all worth having, studying.
|Aug-11-10|| ||Resignation Trap: Photo of Flohr at Podebrady 1936: http://smzsnzz.wz.cz/fotky1/0115.JPG|
|Nov-21-10|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday and R.I.P. GM Flohr.|
|Nov-21-10|| ||talisman: happy birthday to one of my all-time favorites.|
|May-18-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Salo Flohr>
Live film footage of <Flohr> vs. <Botvinnik>:
|Aug-09-11|| ||Antiochus: 1161 games of Salo Flohr are here:
|Nov-21-11|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Salo!|
|Nov-21-11|| ||HeMateMe: I'm Flohred by his chess.|
|Nov-21-11|| ||talisman: happy birthday salo.|
|Nov-21-12|| ||brankat: Best wishes. once again.|
|Nov-21-12|| ||HeMateMe: Maybe you could reach korchnoi, and, with a medium, have a consultation game with Salo?|
|Nov-21-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday to one of the all-time greats.|
|Feb-25-13|| ||Conrad93: It's hard to believe how few Jews there are no in Ukraine after World War II.
Kiev is famous as the Yiddish writer's capital of the world.|
|Apr-21-13|| ||Everett: Hello all Flohr admirers.
From Botvinnik's notes on this game Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971
... he writes after Petrosian's 17th:
White has mobilized all his pieces, but Black's position is invulnerable as the one of a curly. During the years 1930-40 it was Flohr who created similar positions>
I am guessing "curly" means "coil." Anyways, can anyone point me in the direction of games like this? Thank you very much in advance! If I see some "coiled" games myself, I will post them.
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