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|Oct-09-05|| ||BaiKosta: Konstantinopolsky is a greek guy.His parents were among the greeks who left the Byzantine empire after the fall of Constantinople on the 29th May 1453.For me and for all orthodox Christians the city will be always Konstantinopolis.By the way the name Istanbul comes from greek "eis tin polin" which means "towards the city". Turk took this name because when they were conquering the Byzantine empire ,they asked the local peasants where are leading the roads and they just said "eis tin polin" -"towards the city".All roads lead to Konstantinopol because this city was center not only of the greek civilization but center of the world as well.|
|Jan-03-06|| ||whoopsi: < SEMENELIN: Did Alexander invented the Konstantinopolsky opening??? The one that will eliminate your opponent in 5 moves?? >|
Can anyone tell me anything about this openning? I can't find much info on it.
|Jan-03-06|| ||Gypsy: <Can anyone tell me anything about this openning? I can't find much info on it.> |
'Debut Konstantinopolsky' 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 <3.g3> ... It plays/feels rather like a type of KIA after 1.e4 e5.
|Jan-09-06|| ||whoopsi: Thanks Gypsy.|
|Feb-02-06|| ||AlexandraThess: Long live for the greek city of Konstantinoupolis!!!|
|Mar-08-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Alexander Konstantinopolski|
KONSTANTINOPOLSKY, Alexander M.
|Mar-29-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: <Long live for the greek city of Konstantinoupolis!!!>|
<AlexandraThess> You might want to see the Greek movie "Politiki Kouzina".
|Mar-30-06|| ||AlexandraThess: Thanks <EmperorAtahualpa> . Indeed i have watched it not less than 6 times:)|
|Mar-30-06|| ||AlexandraThess: Probably Alexander Konstantinopolski is the greatest greek player for all times!|
|Mar-30-06|| ||Appaz: Interesting movie tip <EmperorAtahualpa>, I'll bookmarked it to look for (and at) it later.|
I must admit I've have never heard about this player. Maybe his bio should be made more extensive if he is to be considered "the greatest greek player", as one gets the impression that he is all Ukrainian.
Also about the bio: did he really become a GM 73 years old? If so, it must be close to a world record.
|Apr-03-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: <Thanks <EmperorAtahualpa> . Indeed i have watched it not less than 6 times:)>|
<AlexandraThess> It's a shame this movie is not known internationally! I'm sure I'm one of the very few Dutchmen to own a DVD of this movie. I've watched it twice now.
By the way, does "Thess" in your name stand for Thessaloniki?
|Apr-03-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: <Interesting movie tip <EmperorAtahualpa>, I'll bookmarked it to look for (and at) it later.>|
<Appaz> I hope you will find this movie though, it's hard to find abroad!
|Apr-04-06|| ||AlexandraThess: <EmperorAtahualpa> By the way, does "Thess" in your name stand for Thessaloniki?
Yep nice guess!|
|Apr-22-06|| ||Whitehat1963: A contender for most syllables in a name?|
|Apr-22-06|| ||walker: < AlexandraThess > Do you have a Greek GM? I have never heard of one. Sorry for my incompetence. I love Greek
resorts and food, tho.
|Aug-15-06|| ||Karpova: <walker>, Vasilios Kotronias|
|Jan-16-08|| ||Knight13: So he's that freakin' strong soviet player that never got publicized in the western world, huh.|
|Aug-09-08|| ||Helios727: How did he become a grandmaster at age 73?|
|Aug-09-08|| ||pawn to QB4: Given it as an honorary title, and IMHO well worth it. He finished in the top six of the Soviet Championship four times; one of the world's top players in the 40s; especially noted as the trainer of Bronstein and Boleslavsky. So his group displaced Smyslov and Keres as Botvinnik's closest challengers in the early 50s, and made terrific imaginative contributions in the openings and middlegame. Their revival of the King's Indian alone was worth GM titles all round, after the QGD stodge of earlier times. Pity we never saw Alekhine play their systems, for or against, for instance.|
|Feb-19-09|| ||WhiteRook48: I would think that someone who played from 1931 to 1983 would have more than 300 games.|
|Jul-22-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
".. During the late 1930s, Alexander Konstantinopolsky trained young players and amateurs in Kiev, at the Palace of Young Pioneers. He was widely regarded as a friendly and kindly man. .."
Bio (in English): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexan...
|Feb-19-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday!|
|Feb-19-12|| ||Xeroxx: Awesome name for a player|
|Feb-19-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Konstantinopolsky.|
|Feb-22-13|| ||Yopo: Konstantinopolsky was only 41 years old when he saw his
pupil at chess, Bronstein, contest for the world title. Thing to proud any couch, though it must have been difficult to "Konstantino" motivate yourself to keep playing.
He must had been even more stunned when he read the book Bronstein wrote on the 1953 candidates tournament. How good lessons the teacher should have learnt from the student!|
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