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|Feb-08-12|| ||wordfunph: "When I look at chess, I try to represent games as theatre. You can show on a chess board, any kind of play --- drama, tragedy, comedy, ballet. All what is typical for art, you can represent on a chess board."|
- Yuri Averbakh
happy 90th birthday to the living legend Yuri Averbakh!
|Feb-08-12|| ||bronkenstein: <The reviews put me off...> If we are talking the same reviewers I`ve read , these guys simply expected much more conspiracies `revealed` than they found in the book (typical American POW on those times , oiled by Mr. RJF) writing their disappointment down as a `review`. Just don´t mind it.|
PS Happy B-day to the oldest living GM =)
|Feb-08-12|| ||TheFocus: After reading the reviews, I wondered if any of them had read past the introduction.|
I feel that it was a very good book, but it could have used a better translation. Perhaps a non-native speaker translated it.
|Feb-09-12|| ||brankat: Which book (books) do You guys have in mind? I thought his endgame work was an excellent one. I read it in Russian. But I've not read his autobiography/selected games.|
|Feb-09-12|| ||bronkenstein: <brankat> , the mentioned book is `Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes`, Averbakh`s new memoirs (for example , http://www.google.rs/url?sa=t&rct=j...)
and if you are lazy reader or out of money , you can always read this interview instead ;) |
part 1 --> http://www.google.rs/url?sa=t&rct=j...
and part 2 --> http://www.google.rs/url?sa=t&rct=j...
|Feb-10-12|| ||brankat: <bronkenstein>
<..and if you are lazy reader or out of money , you can always read this interview instead ;) >
Both :-) But, thank You for the links! I will read the interview.
|Feb-15-12|| ||brankat: <bronkenstein> I just finished reading Y.Averbakh interview. Interesting stuff. Particularly Averbakh's first hand knowledge of the situations relating to Zurich 1953, Botvinnik-Bronstein 1951 match, and anti-Keres conspiracy theories. |
Hopefully, Averbakh's work will help put those "theories" to rest. which would be about time.
|Feb-16-12|| ||bronkenstein: <brankat> , I´m afraid that RJF or Reshevsky will , for many , remain bigger authorities on Russian ´conspiracies´.|
PS I have just realized that Averbakh´s bio is ( just another ) photo-less ... and I was worried about Tomashevsky =)
|Feb-16-12|| ||brankat: <bronkenstein> <I´m afraid that RJF or Reshevsky will , for many , remain bigger authorities on Russian ´conspiracies´.>|
"It is remarkable to what lengths the human mind will go, in order to justify doing what it wanted in the first place." -– Peter Svidler
|Feb-16-12|| ||bronkenstein: Speaking of Svidler´s memorable quotes:
´My games with Kramnik were like waiting on a buss ... nothing for a long time and then 2 victories in a row´
Peter during one of his Tal Memo 2011 post -mortems =)
|Feb-17-12|| ||cornwallman: Happy Birthday Yuri Averbakh, 90 years old today , and now the worlds oldest living Grandmaster.|
|Feb-17-12|| ||Harvestman: World's oldest living GM, and no pic?|
|Feb-19-12|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "I have seen two geniuses in my time. One was Tal. The other was Fischer." >
|Feb-19-12|| ||jackpawn: < "I have seen two geniuses in my time. One was Tal. The other was Fischer." > |
It's interesting that he didn't consider Karpov or Kasparov to be geniuses.
|Feb-19-12|| ||Blunderdome: Well, it doesn't say what year the quote is from.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||pawn to QB4: http://www.chesscircle.net/forums/s... - 1990 apparently. He does give Kasparov a "maybe". Of course, he's old enough to consider Capablanca, Alekhine and Botvinnik to be "in my time" if he wishes.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||polarmis: Here's a new interview with Averbakh on his 90th birthday:|
|Feb-20-12|| ||bronkenstein: Finally an interview with Yourri without all those conspiracies on and on, the choice of questions is very refreshing , even unexpected - nice for a change.|
TY again (...and again ...=) <polarmis>.
|Mar-09-12|| ||laurenttizano: I don't have time to finger those books authored by old man Averbakh,But I have doubts if Gm Mark Taimanov .
Family of Grandmasters!!!!!
God Bless us AALLLL!
Thanks for the space provided!
Love yah guys!
|May-20-12|| ||bengalcat47: I have Averbakh's book Queen and Pawn Endings. This book is well written, and is an excellent treatment of playing a very difficult endgame.|
|Feb-21-13|| ||alexmagnus: Bio: <Yuri Lvovich Averbakh was born in Kaluga, Russia (formerly USSR).>|
Actually, the "formerly USSR" can here be left out, as the Soviet Union was founded some months later (on December 30th 1922).
|Aug-24-13|| ||csmath: Tons of Averbakh's games are missing in this database. Some of the topical theoretical games important for opening theory among them.|
|Nov-15-13|| ||Mudphudder: Is he still the oldest living GM?|
|Nov-15-13|| ||Shams: <Mudphudder> Yup. Until nonagenarians start earning norms, that's a title you keep until you die.|
|Dec-01-13|| ||Swedish Logician: I greatly admire Averbakh's book "Schachtaktik für Fortgeschrittene", Sportverlag, Berlin, 2nd edition 1983 (Eng. tr: "Chess Tactics for Advanced Players" 1984, but the German version is better.). His analysis of "contacts" (Ger. Bindungen) and the analysis of the genesis of combinations is truly impressive. It is a first-rate intellectual achievement that provides a conceptual apparatus leading to a genuine THEORY of the combinatorial middle game phase
However, in spite of ardent search I have not come across any other writers that make use of Averbakh's pioneering work. Can anyone help me out here?
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