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|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.
|Jan-26-14|| ||offramp: I gave up smoking years ago but I really don't believe I could play professional chess without having a fag at some point or another. The nervous tension is huge, after 6 hours I'd be climbing up the walls for a cigarette.|
|Jan-26-14|| ||offramp: <FSR: <Everett>...I don't know if you remember when Nelson Rockefeller died...>|
Orson Welles hated Rockefeller and the least likeable character in <The Lady From Shanghai> is played by Glen Anders who is a Nelson Rockefeller lookalike.
Welles hated Rockefeller because the veep asked OW to go on a goodwill tour of South America and Welles missed out on the editing of <The Magnificent Ambersons>. Which is a pretty hard-to-watch fillum and wouldn't be much better even in a 4-hour version LOL!
|Jan-26-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: <FSR: <Everett> ...
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... It was only a couple of years ago that I heard the Megan Marshack story. http://nymag.com/news/features/scan>...|
Heh! I never know WHAT I am going to learn when I come to chessgames.com!
|Jan-26-14|| ||parisattack: Rocky's adventures with Ms Marshack covered here a couple years back.|
"Hi ya, fella!"
|Jan-26-14|| ||FSR: From Kevin Spraggett 's blog:|
<In the summer of 1973, shortly before the Petropolis Interzonal that he had qualified for, Stein died of a heart attack at the Rossiva Hotel in the center of Moscow . (I remember reading this in the Montreal newspapers at the time!) He was just 38 years old and in his prime. Even the reclusive Bobby Fischer expressed his saddness at this loss. The newspaper accounts of the day pointed to Stein’s excessive smoking and drinking as contributing factors to his early passing…
The story that I have been told (from reasonably reliable sources) is that it was not smoking and drinking that contributed to Stein’s demise as much as it was the stunning beauty of the 18 year old daughter of grandmaster Yuri Averbakh–Nadya Averbakh! As the story goes, she once confided that her secret ambition was to seduce each and every Soviet grandmaster…and that she succeeded!
Alas, poor Stein died of a heart attack in bed. La femme fatale: check and mate!> http://kevinspraggettonchess.wordpr...
Spraggett has a picture of Ms. Averbakh with her husband (GM Mark Taimanov) in 1997. As he says, she is quite the babe.
|Jan-26-14|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: I never encountered any chess groupies here in the US. I think a guy came on to me in the men's room during a tournament circa 1980.|
|Jan-26-14|| ||FSR: <GSM> I recall circa 1975 hearing of a bet between two prominent U.S. woman chessplayers as to who could bed the higher-rated player. I remember the women's names but I'm not going to name them. Speaking of chess groupies, Jana Malypetrova Hartston Miles Bellin comes to mind for some reason.|
|Mar-10-14|| ||jerseybob: FSR: Rocky was no longer Veep when he died in January '79. That gig ended at noon on 1/20/77.|
|Mar-10-14|| ||FSR: <jerseybob> Right. Some time after I posted that I realized that I had been in error on that point. Since no one was talking about that story anymore, it didn't seem worth bothering to correct myself.|
|Mar-11-14|| ||jerseybob: FSR: Sorry! I almost felt guilty posting it. There are mistakes in some of my posts which I've not corrected.|
|Mar-11-14|| ||FSR: <jerseybob> No need to apologize. If I hadn't already realized the error (which you had no way of knowing), I'd want to know.|
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