< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 43 OF 43 ·
|May-22-17|| ||Granny O Doul: I just learned that Keres is the fourth-most spoken language in New Mexico. I couldn't wait to share the good news here.|
|Sep-10-17|| ||drnooo: these two fine posters, very knowledgeable as they are...and they are...oddly enough miss the point, as most of the best do about Keres. I've posted this before. KERES WOULD HAVE LEFT AND NEVER COME BACK, ESCAPED TO THE EAST AND THEN.....PROBABLY CHANGED CHESS HISTORY FOREVER. It is recorded even with a photograph of him and his wife during the turmoil of the second world war, they were poised to escape by boat and missed at the last moments and he was plunged back into the mess and never had a chance for another shot.
The 48 championship was as rigged as the Clinton Sandars affair: he knew by 1945 it was hopeless, he barely escaped hanging as it was in 46
Look at his bloody stats. They very nearly rival Capas and Fischers.
In their prime I would only put Capa ahead of him. Only Capa, nobody else. Bronstein 3rd. And only then Botvinnik...and Reshevsky after that. Had Keres fled to the west...Fischers claim to be being the best player in the west would have folded under Keres domination and record...he would have beaten everybody and it would have taken the KGB to take care of him with either poison or a bullet.|
|Oct-02-17|| ||Stonehenge: From a 1946 simul:
|Oct-11-17|| ||ahmadov: Some years ago, I was playing chess online with a guy from Estonia. He asked me if I knew Keres. I said yes and he started speaking further about Keres and suggested sending me a book about Keres. Some days later I received the book and a banknote with Keres picture on it. Unfortunately, I lost that guy later. If he visits this page and remembers me, I would love to resume my contacts with him.|
|Dec-03-17|| ||tpstar: https://images.chesscomfiles.com/up...|
|Dec-11-17|| ||ahmadov: <tpstar>, exactly, this is the banknote I received :-)|
|Jan-07-18|| ||Sularus: happy birthday! RIP|
|Jan-07-18|| ||Magpye: Is there a good bio on Keres?|
|Jan-07-18|| ||botvinnik64: Happy 102 Paul!
|Jan-07-18|| ||transpose: I am surprised Keres never defeated Karpov, but then i only see two quick draws between the two. Too bad.|
|Jan-19-18|| ||Sularus: <transpose>
just in case you haven't, consider their age difference, the age of keres and karpov when those games were played. imho, those draws were already quite an achievement for keres.
|Jan-19-18|| ||Absentee: <drnooo: The 48 championship was as rigged as the Clinton Sandars affair>|
<Had Keres fled to the west...Fischers claim to be being the best player in the west would have folded under Keres domination and record...he would have beaten everybody and it would have taken the KGB to take care of him with either poison or a bullet.>
Counterfactuals aren't a very solid argument.
|Jan-19-18|| ||TheFocus: <drnoo> <<Had Keres fled to the west...Fischers claim to be being the best player in the west would have folded under Keres domination and record...he would have beaten everybody and it would have taken the KGB to take care of him with either poison or a bullet.>|
Fischer won his first two games played between them, and won four of the first 7 games.
Overall: Fischer had 4 wins, 3 losses, and 3 draws.
|Jan-22-18|| ||offramp: <Absentee: <drnooo: The 48 championship was as rigged as the Clinton Sandars affair>|
<drnooo> means that it wasn't rigged at all.
|Jan-22-18|| ||keypusher: <Clinton Sandars affair> Brain bleach, stat!|
|Jan-27-18|| ||diceman: Stonehenge: From a 1946 simul:
<Paul Keres holds a simultaneous game of chess on 40 boards with sailors of the Baltic fleet aboard the battleship "October Revolution", Tallinn, 1946.>
|Feb-08-18|| ||Senk: Great article series: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/pa...|
|Mar-07-18|| ||todicav23: http://estonianworld.com/culture/a-...|
"Over 100,000 people lined up the streets at his state funeral in Tallinn".
|Mar-07-18|| ||ughaibu: As he kept coming second in the candidates tournaments, why wasn't he nicknamed Paul the Third?|
|May-12-18|| ||morfishine: God Bless Paul Keres!|
|Sep-06-18|| ||JimNorCal: <paavoh>: " ... it is a great gesture that Tallinn has erected a statue for him. Happy to have found it on my last visit to that charming city."|
I've seen it too- not so easy to find! Any chess player visiting Tallinn should attempt to see it.
|Sep-06-18|| ||Boomie: I played in Keres last tournament, which he won, of course. There were some fine players there. For example, Walter Browne. But none in Keres class. I never got a shot at the champ, but my good friend, Jim McCormick did: J McCormik vs Keres, 1975|
His bio here is a disgrace, by the way. He deserves so much more.
|Sep-07-18|| ||pazzed paun: Hard to imagine ....
That McCormick had friends
|Sep-07-18|| ||Nisjesram: <boomi> , i saw your interest in omv. <johnlspouge> and i defeated <big pawn> in omv debate very thoroughly and later <nok> too defeated <big pawn> in omv debate .|
If you have any questions , you are welcome.
|Sep-07-18|| ||nimh: That photo of Keres above is actually outdated by now. The open spot where the statue once was has been liquidated and a residential building is now being erected there. |
The new location for the statue will be much closer to the street in front of the new house, and easier to find.
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 43 OF 43 ·