|Dec-26-04|| ||percyblakeney: Erik Lundin (1904-88) won the Swedish Championship seven times (the last three times he was over 55 years old). Article in Swedish: http://www.jora.info/essayer/lundin... |
|Jun-04-05|| ||Gypsy: It looks like Lundin has a good claim to be considered the true father of "Benko" Gambit!|
Consider Szabo vs E R Lundin, 1948. This clearly is a successful "Benko" treatment (considered distinct from Volga treatment) of Benoni in a high level tournament against a top oposition!
Szabo finished the tournament in the second place, one point behind Bronstein. Since Lundin also used the gambit unsuccessfully against Bronstein Szabo vs E R Lundin, 1948, the gambit de-facto desided the winner of the tournament.
In turn, Bronstein successfully used Lundin's idea against Taimanov in Zurich, 1953 Candidates Tournament, Taimanov vs Bronstein, 1953, and laid out the key strategic motives of the gambit in his famous book; this completed its genesis.
|Jun-04-05|| ||Ziggurat: Interesting observation! Since I happen to have Ståhlberg's tournament book about the Saltsjöbaden Tournament (published in 1949), I decided to look up his comments to these games. |
Ståhlberg comments Black's fifth move (5...b5, initiating the gambit) in the Bronstein-Lundin game thus:
<A pawn sacrifice, which has been used in this position and similar ones by the Czech master Opocensky. In Sweden, the variation has been subjected to thorough analysis by Fritz Kaijser, who has also successfully used it in his own games. Even though it cannot be considered completely sound, it nevertheless gives black good practical chances and leads to a complicated game.>
|Jun-04-05|| ||Ziggurat: I looked around on this site to find any examples of Opocensky playing a "Benko"-like opening and found these:|
Keres vs Opocensky, 1937
J Dobias vs Opocensky, 1934
|Jun-04-05|| ||Gypsy: Opocensky (his Czech nickname was Opo) was definitely an iconoclast when it came to openings -- he co-invented the e7-e5 Sicilians, was an early devotee of Tromp. Opo's Dobias game anticipates the 'Volga Gambit' lines of Benoni, where the white center is weakened from the side by b7-b5, but is then destroyed head on by e7-e6. However, Opo's Keres game is unmistakeably a Nxa6-variation of 'Benko' -- a lesser cousin of of the main 'Bxa6-Benko' variation.|
Conceptually, for Opo the b7-b5 counterstrike surely was a variant of Hromadka System/Indian (= d6 Benoni).
|Jun-05-05|| ||WMD: Is Erik the most popular boy's name in Sweden?|
|Jun-05-05|| ||Saruman: <WMD> It's popular, however not necessarily the most popular. I remember a few years ago Oskar was the most popular.|
|Jun-05-05|| ||acirce: It's the most common man's name, but not the most popular among newly born, although one of the most.|
In Malmö, Sweden's third biggest city, the most popular name among newly born boys is Mohammed.
|Jun-05-05|| ||WMD: Well, the whites just aren't having the kids.|
|Jul-02-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Erik Ruben Lundin|
LUNDIN, Erik R.
|Jul-02-06|| ||plang: It was Szabos loss to Lundin near the end of the Saltsjobaden Interzonal in 1948 that led to Bronstein finishing a point ahead of Szabo.|
|Jun-27-07|| ||whiteshark: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_L...|
|Jun-27-07|| ||whiteshark: Here's a picture av Gosta Stoltz och <Lundin> with Aljechin : http://www.jora.info/essayer/aljech...|
|Feb-04-08|| ||Jesspatrick: Lundin is also credited with a line in the semi-slav Meran, ECO code (D47).|
Here's an example: I Pleci vs E R Lundin, 1935
|Jul-02-08|| ||brankat: R.I.P. GM Lundin.|
|Oct-03-08|| ||GrahamClayton: The Lundin Defence is 1. d4 ♘c6
Source: "Unorthodox Openings", Eric Schiller and Joel Benjamin, Batsford, 1987
|Jul-02-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Happy birthday|
|Jul-02-10|| ||wordfunph: Three of the rooms in the Stockholm Chess Club have been named after Gideon Stahlberg, Geza Stoltz and Erik Lundin, who were the three best chess players in Sweden in the middle part of the 20th century. They were collectively known as the "Three Musketeers".|
|Jul-02-10|| ||getnacke: You mean Gösta Stoltz.?|
|Jul-02-10|| ||Klas Recke: <wordfunph: Three of the rooms in the Stockholm Chess Club have been named after Gideon Stahlberg, Geza Stoltz and Erik Lundin, who were the three best chess players in Sweden in the middle part of the 20th century. They were collectively known as the "Three Musketeers".>|
And I believe Gosta Danielsson was called D'Artagnan
|Jul-02-10|| ||Eric Schiller: I played Lundin in a Gausdal tournament. It was a draw.|
|Sep-20-10|| ||GrahamClayton: When Rudolf Spielmann fled Germany in 1939, he moved to Sweden, and was cared by Lundin and his family until his death in August 1942. Lundin was the chief editor of "Tidskrift för Schack:, and in 1940 Spielmann contributed an article for the magazine called "Chess curiosities and Wonders dished up on the Christmas dinner-table".|
|Dec-05-15|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, Eric Lundin.|
|Jul-02-18|| ||offramp: It is his birthday today. He would have been 113 if he had continued to live, or failed to die.|
He was obviously someone who thought creatively about chess openings, probably like Sveshnikov.
I am sure that he had one famous loss, but I can't remember it. It doesn't appear in his notable games, of course; that is for wins/draws only.