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|Dec-27-04|| ||Benzol: Moshe Czerniak
Born 3rd February 1910 in Warsaw
Died 31st August 1984 in Tel Aviv
An IM in 1952 he was Israeli champion in 1936, 1938 and 1955.
|Dec-27-04|| ||WMD: Was it called the Israeli championship before 1948? |
|Dec-27-04|| ||acirce: Palestine Champion is probably correct. |
|Aug-21-05|| ||Catfriend: Or Palestine mandate area Champion, to be even more precise:)|
|Aug-21-05|| ||offramp: A tremendously dogged player, http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...|
|Oct-23-05|| ||Darklight: <A tremendously dogged player> He certainly started his international career against strong opponents: Alekhine, Capablanca, Keres, Najdorf....|
|Feb-03-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Moshe Czerniak|
|Oct-09-06|| ||Confuse: the quote of the day is interesting, although i am unable to find the mentioned game. does anyone have it/willing to upload it?|
|Feb-03-09|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Czerniak.|
|Feb-03-09|| ||zev22407: A strong I.M and a great chess teacher|
|Feb-03-09|| ||WhiteRook48: well, that is an interesting choice for a player of the day, but all players of the day are weird and interesting choices|
|Feb-03-12|| ||Rook e2: <Feb-03-09 WhiteRook48: well, that is an interesting choice for a player of the day, but all players of the day are weird and interesting choices > Who of the Happy Birthday list would you choose? I think it's interesting that he first became champion of Palestine and later played for Israel, or am I missing something?|
|Feb-03-12|| ||Sasportas: <Feb-03-12 Rook e2: it's interesting that he first became champion of Palestine and later played for Israel, or am I missing something? > Yes, you are in a way. The land between the Mediterranean sea and the river Jordan was the British mandatory area of Palestine for almost three decades until 1948. The offcial name in Arabic was Falastin (Palestine), in Hebrew Eretz Israel (land of Israel). Chess life in mandatory Palestine was more or less an all-Jewish, so-to-say "Israeli" affair - just look at the Palestinian team at the Buenos Aires chess olympiad in 1939 of which Czerniak was a member!|
|Feb-03-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Moshe Czerniak.|
|Feb-03-12|| ||whiteshark: Here is a picture of <Moshe Czerniak> amid the Palestine 1939 Olympiad team: http://www.ara.org.ar/chs/ajedrez/p...|
Zelman Kleinstein, Meir Rauch, Heinz Foerder (Yosef Porat), Moshe Czerniak, Salome Reischer, Victor Winz
|Mar-10-12|| ||wordfunph: from Secrets of Opening Surprises Vol. 9 by Jeroen Bosch..|
<He did a lot for chess in Israel by teaching chess all around the country.
writing many books, and perhaps most incredibly: he managed to get a chess show on the nation's only TV channel! Czerniak used to play 'out of the books', using his own brain and talent to create problems for his opponents from the first moves onwards.>
|Dec-23-12|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: Czerniak was the teacher of the fine Israeli player and study composer Yochanan Afek|
|Mar-13-13|| ||gars: <Ribeiro> is right. "El Final" is a very good book and besides this one Czerniak also wrote "Partidas Selectas de Botvinnik", another excellent work. Both books were published by Editorial Mercedes Sopena, Argentina, but I think they are out of print now, which is a pity.|
|May-13-14|| ||offramp: Only 24% of his games are draws. Out of his 761 games here only 33 games are draws in <25 moves. That's 4%!|
He obviously tried his best as often as he could!
|May-13-14|| ||solskytz: More on the origins of the name "Palestine"
After the people of Judea caused a bit too much trouble to the Roman Empire back in the day, and after one unsuccessful rebellion too many - the Romans decided that they had enough. They have exiled the Jews and destroyed their temple - and in addition, changed the name "Judea" into "Palestina" and "Jerusalem" into "Ilya Capitulina" - to erase any memory of the fact that Jews used to live there.
The name remained, for 2000 years, as a formal designation of the area. It was translated into other languages as well.
Now you know how it started and why.
|Jun-19-14|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: The name ‘Palestine’ (Greek Παλαιστίνη Palaistinē) probably comes from the Greek παλαιστής palaistēs, wrestler, from Greek παλαιώ palaiō, wrestle), alluding to Jacob/Israel's wrestling with God (Genesis 32:22–32). See http://creation.com/palestine|
|Feb-03-15|| ||kingfu: The B20 Sicilian should be named for Moshe not the other guy who shall remain nameless and in prison.|
|Feb-03-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Moshe Czerniak, Player of the Day.|
|Feb-03-19|| ||Jambow: While I believe that the Romans called the land Palestine after their enemies the Philistines to punish the Jews for their rebellion the I have never heard of Ilya Capitulina and a cursory glance makes it seem that that title came into use much later. |
However I will reserve judgement until I examine what Jonathan Sarfati has linked for now. Since this page is about Moshe Czerniak who identified as a Jew, he would have called it Israel and is befitting in light of that here at the very least.
|Feb-03-19|| ||Jambow: Ok that didn't take long, once you had shown earlier usage of (Palestine) by Herodotus as well as others predating Roman occupation, there isn't a lot to talk about is there. Circumcision as a local practice, and the description of the Dead Sea makes the place certain enough for me. Last the very different spelling Phylistiim for the Philistines is just icing on the cake. |
I think that was the quickest that I have changed my mind in a while. Thank you for the 411 Jonathan.
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