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|Jun-27-14|| ||offramp: He always reminds me of those Easter Island statues.|
|Jul-05-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: Belated happy birthday, and rest in piece beloved champion (8 times!)|
<Najdorf was playing at the Buenos Aires Olympiad in 1939 when World War II broke out, and decided not to attempt to return home>
How awful to lose your country and your family in one fell swoop. You overcame! You persevered! You lived to the ripe old age of 87, innovated in chess your entire life, and inspired numerous World Champions with your major branch in the Sicilian (to say it is a "line" in the Sicilian would be insulting).
Cheers to you, Miguel Najdorf!!!!
|Sep-25-14|| ||alexmagnus: Najdorf was the second oldest top-100 player in Elo history, having held a top-100 position at 74 in 1984 (Korchnoi beat im by one year, having been top-100 at 75 in early 2007)|
|Apr-03-15|| ||WannaBe: I won't play with you anymore. You have insulted my friend! - (when an opponent cursed himself for a blunder) - Miguel Najdorf|
|Apr-15-15|| ||Fusilli: Players of the day! Maestro de maestros! Happy 105th birthday, Don Miguel!|
|Apr-15-15|| ||ketchuplover: Black's(my) queenside dark squares(mostly b6) are tough to defend :(|
|Apr-15-15|| ||Rookiepawn: Gracias troesma!|
|May-19-15|| ||TheFocus: <The successful farmer is said to have a 'green thumb' since everything he touches springs into fruitful bloom. In chess, Najdorf has a similar gift. Combinations blossom in his games like buds in a fertile garden> - Hans Kmoch.|
|May-26-15|| ||TheFocus: <As for me, I am unfortunate enough not to possess a happy temperament like Najdorf, who views every happening in a rosy light and avoids any possibility of self-criticism. I am one of those unlucky skeptics who never overlook the dark side of even the happiest experience> - Savielly Tartakower.|
|Apr-15-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Najdorf!!|
|May-22-16|| ||perfidious: <Young people do not think with their little heads, now everybody have computers.>|
To think that Najdorf had not seen anything like the worst of the computer age in chess when making the above remark: it is now impossible to succeed at the very highest pinnacle without employing teams of analysts using silicon to crunch positions to death, plus the numerous well-documented cheating scandals involving software at humbler levels.
|Jun-26-16|| ||brankat: Offences like these should be punishable (severely). Then, perhaps we can get back to playing Chess :-)|
Alas! It's too late.
|Dec-09-16|| ||offramp: <Fusilli: Players of the day! Maestro de maestros! Happy 105th birthday, Don Miguel!>|
Did he died?
|Dec-15-16|| ||ketchuplover: New in Chess now has NajdorfxNajdorf available for purchase|
|Feb-08-17|| ||Fusilli: Miguel Najdorf was born on tax day and died on independence day. My brother was born on tax day and I was born on independence day. Why was he always the more popular kid??|
|Feb-08-17|| ||WannaBe: <Fusilli> While at Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit at the Getty Museum in LA, I learned he too, was born on tax day. =)|
|Jul-19-17|| ||Bratek: <Najdorf died in Malaga (Spain) on July, 5, 1997, aged 87, still passionately observing contest of world’s top players. That reflects the way he treated chess: “Chess is my passion. When playing chess, especially blitz, I forget all the troubles of daily life. I feel like listening to music since chess resembles a symphony by Mozart to me. It inspires me with new ideas, revives my fighting spirit.”>|
|Feb-08-18|| ||Fusilli: <Bratek> I don't know who you are citing, but Najdorf died July 4. I remember this well because July 4 is my birthday, I was with friends celebrating, and someone arrived with the bad news.|
|Feb-08-18|| ||Fusilli: A nice photo of the two Argentine legends:
|Feb-08-18|| ||perfidious: <Fusilli>, was that shot taken from Najdorf vs Panno, 1963?|
|Feb-08-18|| ||Fusilli: <perfidious> I don't know. The page does not specify. I tried to email the webmaster to ask, but their "contacto" feature is not working well.|
I assume you checked the position on the board against that game...?
|Feb-08-18|| ||Fusilli: <perfidious> Well, it has to be. The clarification of the player's country indicates an international tournament, and not that there are many other international options when we look at the history of games between these two players.|
|Apr-11-18|| ||WannaBe: Well, I may have posted this before, but...
M. Najdorf (playing black) have faced his own opening 62 times B90-B99
31 times Najdorf won, 16 times he lost, 15 times he drew.
Now, when M. Najdorf (playing white) and come up against his own opening, 4 times. All of them B93, 3 times against Reshevsky, two wins with one loss. The other time was against Blau, which ended in a draw.
Now you know. =))
|Mar-31-19|| ||hemy: 2nd Polish Team Chess Championship, Katowice 1934.
11th April 1934, 3rd round match Warszawa - Wilno 5.5:0.5 |
1st board, David Przepiorka - Natan Judelewicz 0.5-0.5
2nd board, Najdorf - Tirsztejn 1-0.
The game Najdorf - Tirsztejn (Tirstein) was published in the book "Selección de Partidas Comentadas de Miguel Najdorf", Najdorf, Inforchess, page 4 (game 29).
[Event "2nd Polish Team Championship 1934"]
[Site "Katowice, Poland"]
[White "Najdorf, Miguel"]
[Black "Tirsztejn, Shlomo"]
[Source "'Selección de Partidas Comentadas de Miguel Najdorf', Najdorf, Inforchess, page 4"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.g3 b6 5.Bg2 Bb7 6.0–0 d6 7.Nc3 Nbd7 8.d5
0–0 9.Nd4 Re8 10.f4 Rb8 11.Bh3 Nc5 12.f5 Nfd7 13.b4 Na6 14.fxg6 hxg6
15.Rxf7 Kxf7 16.Be6+ Kf8 17.Qd3 Ne5 18.Qe4 g5 Qf5+ Bf6 20.Qh7 1–0
|Jul-02-19|| ||Patszer: The Argentinians loved Miguel and and as far as they were concerned Najdorf was 100% Argentine.|
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