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|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.
|Jul-11-13|| ||markwell: One of the original group of Grandmasters, and his bio should say so.|
|Jul-11-13|| ||RookFile: He had a pretty good rating floor.|
|Aug-24-13|| ||dehanne: Surely this legendary player deserves a picture?|
|Sep-29-13|| ||Karpova: His brother also played chess, see my post Karjakin (11th Kautsky Memorial 1934). |
On p. 349 of the November 1935 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung', <M. Flohr> is among the participants of the XIIth Kautsky Memorial. This would mean, that J Dobias vs Flohr, 1935 for example was not played by Salomon.
|Oct-01-13|| ||Karpova: In order to raise money for the Czechoslovakian team to travel to Folkestone*, Flohr gave Simuls in Czechoslovakia in 1933 with the result +504 -18 =78|
Source: P. 188 of the June 1933 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Oct-09-13|| ||Everett: His match with Botvinnik Botvinnik-Flohr Match (1933) is a strange omission from his bio.|
|Oct-09-13|| ||perfidious: <Everett>: At a glance, that is by no means the only pertinent item found wanting.|
|Oct-09-13|| ||TheFocus: <In 1938 he was invited to the AVRO tournament in Holland, which was intended to <select a challenger> for World Champion Alexander Alekhine, but finished last.>|
This old chestnut needs to be deleted as it has been disproven.
No mention is made of his winning the Czechoslovakian championships of 1933 and 1936, or his excellent results in the Olympiads.
|Oct-10-13|| ||offramp: Flohr was the Staunton of the inter-war period.|
|Oct-10-13|| ||keypusher: <offramp: Flohr was the Staunton of the inter-war period.>|
I don't see it. Though short, he was not nasty or brutish.
|Oct-11-13|| ||offramp: Just in his technical playing style.|
|Nov-21-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. GM Salomon Flohr.|
|Nov-21-13|| ||talisman: talk about a hard childhood and overcoming!!! ...R.I.P. forever.|
|Dec-07-13|| ||offramp: In my mind Reuben Fine and Salomon Flohr go hand-in-glove as forgotten men in world chess. |
They were both potential world champions in the 1930s and 1940s, but now thier games lie forgotten and disregarded, rotting away in a corner of chess history we all want to forget. The Pewter Age of chess where technique was sole dictator; technique used to take the game to the safe haven of for white and = for black as soon as possible; a time when 1.e4 was considered scandalously old-fashioned and bishops could have been welded on to KN2 and QN2.
Thankfully a generation of modern thinkers such as Geller, Tal, Fischer and Larsen came along to shake up the old chess world.
|Dec-07-13|| ||Gypsy: <Everett: ... Botvinnik-Flohr Match (1933) is a strange omission from his bio. > |
|Aug-05-14|| ||Conrad93: Can someone put a picture up?
Wikipedia already has a good photo of him:
|Nov-21-14|| ||grasser: Well with the WC going on, good luck getting any Birthday wishes Salomon Flohr. Oh how soon we forget. One day Carlsen and Anand will be a distant memory too.|
|Nov-21-14|| ||OhioChessFan: I have it on good authority he doesn't much care about the missing birthday wishes, and likewise doesn't need any more RIP wishes.|
|Nov-21-14|| ||ketchuplover: May he RIP forever|
|Nov-21-14|| ||Petrosianic: How will you know whether he does or not?|
|Nov-26-14|| ||Yopo: For practical players,
art is just a
exception to the canon rules.
But you can not get away from the art .
just as one can not escape the second teeth.
Until Flohr could not to escape.
Flohr vs Rellstab, 1931
|May-03-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess, like love, is infectious at any age> - Salo Flohr.|
|Aug-23-16|| ||offramp: In <The Reliable Past>, p162, Sosonko says:|
"Salo knew Czech quite well, but when he spoke in it it was immediately apparent that it was not his native language, and so more frequently [he and Vera Meisnerova] spoke in German, Flohr's strongest language."
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