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|Jan-20-13|| ||Cemoblanca: He looks definitely like Lino Ventura.
1 of my fav players of all time. RIP!
|Jan-20-13|| ||Cemoblanca: http://seagaard.dk/review/images/bo...|
Havanna 1966, Bobby "The Dressman" Fischer looking at Steins scoreheet
|Mar-10-13|| ||IndigoViolet: <he collapsed of an apparent heart attack in the Rossiya Hotel in Moscow>|
He didn't break the cardinal rule in politics: never get caught in bed with a dead woman or a live man, but it was a career-ender all the same.
|Mar-10-13|| ||parisattack: <GM Keene> would probably know the true story, but guessing he's not telling.|
|Mar-11-13|| ||Benzol: From page 2 of this forum <ray keene: i am sending today to chessgames .com my detailed notes to the game stein won against me at hastings 1967 68-i hope they will be up and available within a couple of weeks. steins 30th move was particularly fantastic-the game itself is doubtless on the chessgames.com database already but i hope my notes will make it even more enjoyable. i do know how he died and the most i will say is he died very suddenly but as a very happy man.i used to play a lot of bridge with him. he was enthusiastic but not very strong. he once trumped his own card in a hand with myself hort and les blackstock!! > see page 3 too for a little more on this.|
|Mar-12-13|| ||IndigoViolet: Let's just be grateful his parents didn't call him Semyon.|
|Jul-30-13|| ||jerseybob: Cemoblanca: That Fischer-Stein photo appears in the Stein game collection, mis-labelled, and you've passed on the mistake. There's no way that's from Havana '66; they both look too young. Interzonal '62 is more like it.|
|Jul-31-13|| ||TheFocus: <jerseybob> You will notice that country flags are next to Stein. They did not use flags like that at the 1962 Interzonal. The picture is from the Havana Olympiad 1966.|
|Jul-31-13|| ||TheFocus: Here is a photo of Bobby and Spassky at the 1966 Olympiad.|
|Jul-31-13|| ||jerseybob: Focus:The second photo is correctly labelled as 1966; in the earlier one Bobby is using "Greasy Kid's Stuff" in his hair, while Stein's face is younger and his hair different. Chess Life has a slew of shots from the '62 I.Z., and the earlier shot is clearly from that.|
|Jul-31-13|| ||TheFocus: <jerseybob> <Chess Life has a slew of shots from the '62 I.Z., and the earlier shot is clearly from that.>|
OK, thank you. Must have been wrong about the flags at the Interzonal.
|Aug-28-13|| ||ColdSong: One think in memory of this great player,who may have obviously changed the Chess History in the post-Fischer era.|
|Aug-28-13|| ||Ron: A Fisher-Stein match would have been awesome, a real slug fest. Imagine every game either a Sicilian or KID.|
|Oct-02-13|| ||RedShield: <The Sublime Soviet> by Dominic Lawson|
<Perhaps he was never likely to become world champion and not just because he came to the game so late. His love of chess as a form of art was wonderfully evident in his best games, which have a geometric beauty that touches on the sublime. But his defensive skills were not of the highest — and it is impossible to become world champion without that.>
|Nov-12-13|| ||Kikoman: <Player of the Day>|
R.I.P. Sir Leonid Stein.
|Nov-12-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: IM Leonid Stein.|
|Nov-12-13|| ||FSR: The story I heard almost 40 years ago was that Stein was having sex with a "teenybopper" when he suffered a fatal heart attack.|
|Nov-12-13|| ||Petrosianic: Did you have any reason to believe it?|
|Nov-12-13|| ||Everett: < Ron: A Fisher-Stein match would have been awesome, a real slug fest. Imagine every game either a Sicilian or KID.>|
Funny, since their famous game is a Ruy.
|Nov-12-13|| ||FSR: <Petrosianic> I dunno. If you've looked at the prior posts on this page, it's a widely disseminated (no pun intended) story. I remember reading an article by Gufeld, I think, where he didn't discuss the allegation but seemed to be at pains to emphasize what a devoted family man Stein was.|
|Nov-13-13|| ||Everett: <FSR: <Petrosianic> I dunno. If you've looked at the prior posts on this page, it's a widely disseminated (no pun intended) story. I remember reading an article by Gufeld, I think, where he didn't discuss the allegation but seemed to be at pains to emphasize what a devoted family man Stein was.>|
I seem to remember Keene taking great pains to keep his mouth shut on the matter, out of respect. Who knows...
|Nov-13-13|| ||FSR: <Everett> That seems suggestive in itself. If one hadn't heard anything untoward, I would think one would either say, "The guy had a heart attack. It happens." or "I don't know anything about the circumstances of his death."|
I don't know if you remember when Nelson Rockefeller died. The story came out in a very strange way, with a lot of vagueness about what had happened. The guy was the Vice President of the United States at the time; his death would normally be a big story, the circumstances would be widely reported, everyone would be paying tribute to him and saying what a tragedy it was, flags would be flown at half mast, yadda yadda. None of that happened, at least that I noticed. It was only a couple of years ago that I heard the Megan Marshack story. http://nymag.com/news/features/scan...
|Nov-13-13|| ||FSR: An interesting article about the stories of women who've had abortions. Those of you who just think that women who have abortions are murderous sluts might find it enlightening: http://nymag.com/news/features/abor...|
|Nov-13-13|| ||Everyone: What a tragedy it was!|
|Nov-13-13|| ||FSR: Sorry, my previous comment was intended for the Rogoff page.|
<Everyone> I was expecting that back in 1979, but better late than never. Thanks.
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