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|Apr-01-10|| ||keypusher: I have a 1980 Soviet book on Stein by Gufeld and Lazarev. Unfortunately it's in Russian.|
|Jul-24-10|| ||vonKrolock: <tie-break playoff with Vlastimil Hort and Samuel Reshevsky> There's some confusion in the databases about the venue and date of this match-tournament, and also details missing about the order in which the games where played (one game per round, but which the schedule?!) - sometimes appears sic <"Sousse"> and <"1967"> yes, the play-off was from the Tunisia Interzonal - but <"Los Angeles"> and <"1968"> should be the only correct form.
***** The eight games vs Reshevsky and Hort are the only samples of Stein's <match-play> !? - Soviet Chess from the 40's were quite scarce in individual encounters, by the way. Just from the '65 Candidates on we can finally appreciate a more extensive record of individual matches in the classical taste featuring players from the former S.U. (with exception of the World Ch finals and some training matches, of course)|
|Jul-27-10|| ||vonKrolock: The answers are on-line and mostly in this very page! Kudos for cg.com, <Resignation Trap>, <Pawn and Two>, <Tomlinsky>, <Bill Wall> etc |
<From February 8 through March 2, 1968, he played in an interzonal playoff with Stein and Hort <<<at the Herman Steiner Chess Club>>> in Los Angeles. Reshevsky had 8 draws and qualified for the Candidates. > source: Bill Wall's online article <Reshevsky in California>
from <Res Trap> posted above in Nov 2003 (page 1): <...<At the end of the Sousse Interzonal, the S-B standings were: Reshevsky 129.5, Hort 120, Stein 117.
Let us go to the standings just before the final lap: 1st Stein, 1 win 5 draws; 2nd Reshevsky, 6 draws; 3rd Hort, 5 draws 1 loss.
<<<Round 10, February 28, 1968>>>>
According to Wade: Reshevsky-Stein drawn after 41 moves. The American obtained such a dominating position that research must surely produce an overlooked way of winning or increasing the advantage.>
nota bene: The above mentioned game is here Reshevsky vs Stein, 1967
Round 11, March 1, 1968
Stein vs Hort, 1968
Round 12, March 2, 1968
Hort vs Reshevsky, 1968
|Jul-27-10|| ||talisman: <parisattack> i would really like to see those games.|
|Nov-12-10|| ||parisattack: Happy Birthday to GM Leonid Stein - one of my ATF modern-era players! |
Stein had a very unique aggressive/power play style with a healthy dollap of hypermodernism. His games with a double-finachetto are just awesome.
|Nov-12-10|| ||kingfu: Excellent, parisattack.
When I was doing Club Chess, I saw many double fianchetto games. They usually turned out to be the most boring, I do the same move as you, type of games. I would not actually want to do ANYTHING that unbalanced the position because I am so worried about my rating and my standing in the Chess World.
Let's play Chess.
Let's play Chess like Leonid Stein in his memory.
Happy Birthday , Leonid!
I hope God has a cigarette lighter!
|Nov-12-10|| ||Everett: If one wished to attack using the English opening, his games are some of the best to study.|
|Nov-18-10|| ||drnooo: pretty amazing percentage of wins.
He was of world championship calibre, no doubt about it. In his prime he might have even been the best, period, given a mite more seasoning. His record in the russian championships speaks for itself.
|Dec-09-10|| ||kingfu: Here is Leonid's record against the Soviet Chess Champions:|
He was also +4 against Taimanov and +3 against Bronstein. He was -1 to Fischer in a long Spanish Game where Leonid had a draw.
Why was there only 4 games between GM Stein and Botvinnik?
Why was there FOUR years between game one in the Ukraine Championship and game two in The Armed Forces championship? Do we have any games for Leonid from 1951 to 1954?
It sounds like Leonid was in the military. We played chess all of the time when I was in the military.
|Dec-09-10|| ||Kazzak: Leonid Stein was not the right kind of Ukrainian, and therefore didn't get the opportunities you would think his record would earn him.|
A brilliant player - going through all his games pushed my rating way up.
|Dec-11-10|| ||Fusilli: <kingfu> but 1-2 against (who else?) Bent Larsen.|
It doesn't mean anything. Stein was a formidable player.
|Dec-11-10|| ||kingfu: I love and miss Bent Larsen! When I visit his page, I notice that the first four games are ALL King's Gambits, Larsen with white. And the score is 4-0!|
I admire Larsen's unique style.
I very much admire Stein's pugnaciousness.
|Feb-03-11|| ||wordfunph: According to Anthony Saidy in 1973, Leonid Stein looks handsome and fit but smokes too many cigarettes. When Saidy asked him if he maintains a healthy phsical regimen, he just shrugged and lit another.|
|Feb-24-11|| ||M.D. Wilson: Died too young. He could have challenged Korchnoi and Karpov had he lived, and who knows what he could have achieved.|
|May-04-11|| ||drnooo: of all the players of the last say 40 years it just might be that Stein was the best. He was beating the best. He could beat the best. Fischer to his credit spoke very hightly of him and decried his loss. Had he started playing earlier, who knows? A super strong player. Pretty amazing record, even though I have said that earlier, but then I went and forgot just how many he had beaten.|
|May-04-11|| ||drnooo: slight caveat here: I looked up his record against, yep you know whom: Geller. Geller flat out had his number. But then Geller seemed to have everybody's number.|
|Aug-16-11|| ||Strongest Force: Stein was a bad mother...... if I could bring him back in a time machine he would be Russian champ again.|
|Sep-18-11|| ||theodor: <<Richard Taylor>: It's not good to see him smoking - probably bad eating habits, drinking and smoking killed him.> my first impression and reaction were the same; I was about to post a warning to young people, frequenting this site. my second thought was the kgb factor: totalitarian countries hated to lose talanted people, acting against them later!(especially in the 'rossia' hotel - a place where all foreigners resided, where even the lowest staff was 'engaged'!) remember Korchnoy, Spassky?-and this in the eighties. what about seventies. do you remember the 'loyal' Karpov and the 'bad guy' Kasparov?(he still is!) the slaves have a slave mentallity: ''we must keep together, if not, you're a traitor!'' one cant have a different point of vew! it's disgusting!
at the end: - this guy is very tough - stats shows that by themselves;what a pity he passed away so young!honour to you Stein, Steinitz would be proud of you!|
|Sep-18-11|| ||talisman: <theodor> how stein died is not hard to figure out or find out...it's here on the pages...if this was a game of CLUE the answer would be...'it was in the bedroom and he was not alone and he was heterosexual'....some say he had a smile on his face when he said bye bye.|
|Nov-12-11|| ||brankat: L.Stein's much premature death was certainly a great loss to chess, to all players and fans.|
Hard to believe it's been 38 years already.
|Dec-23-11|| ||dinekum: Fischer-Stein, best game in 60MG|
|Dec-23-11|| ||M.D. Wilson: Definitely one of the best.|
|Feb-06-12|| ||AlphaMale: <Garry Kasparov wrote that Stein "went beyond the bounds of Botvinnik-Smyslov harmony, expanding the limits of our understanding of the game, changing our impressions of the correlation of material and quality of position, of situations with disrupted material and strategic balance, and created the grounds for the emergence of modern, ultra-dynamic chess".>|
<<Everett: I find Kasparov's quote above puzzling. He said nearly the same exact thing about Bronstein, and who knows what he said about Tal.>>
Well, that quote from <OMGP III> was talking generally about the trio of Stein, Tal and Spassky.
|Apr-07-12|| ||Octavia: This discussion is amazing - starting in 2003 ! & such a long one considering he died before the discussion began!|
I've become interested because of Nigel Davies "The Power Chess Program: Book 2" where he said that "...is one of my own favourite players" & he devoted a ch to him.
|Apr-07-12|| ||talisman: <Octavia> and sadly the victim of the "only 3 Russians" rule of the interzonals. <died before the discussian began!> and he died with a smile on his face.|
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