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|Apr-15-12|| ||wordfunph: "If you want to succeed, put chess first in your life. But that is not enough, you must also put it second and third, as Fischer has done!"|
- Miguel Najdorf
happy birthday, Maestro Miguel!
|Apr-15-12|| ||kardopov: <"If you want to succeed, put chess first in your life. But that is not enough, you must also put it second and third, as Fischer has done!"> I've seen lot of players with this kind of attitude at the chess plaza and they are the kind of people you wouldn't want to become. I pity those people who are totally ingrained to chess but lacking subsistence for survival.|
|Apr-15-14|| ||gars: In the Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979) he came as a journalist. Once I saw him in a conversation with four people, to whom he talked in high speed Spanish, English, Russian and German. Amazing!|
|Apr-15-14|| ||RookFile: I think the Najdorf quote shows why he believed he wasn't world champ. He had some other interests. In the end, he must have reasoned that he didn't want to become champ, because the price was too high.|
|Jun-25-14|| ||falso contacto: Ten years without dropping a pawn.
Muchas gracias to all of you.
And specially to my longtime friends <technical draw>, <NakoSonorense> and <meloncio>.
|Jun-25-14|| ||technical draw: Gracias, <falso>, y felicidades. Sabes que en una ocasiˇn juguÚ contra Miguel Najdorf? Adivina el resultado.|
|Jun-26-14|| ||falso contacto: Me imagino quien puede haber ganado, pero espero que le hayas hecho pasar un buen susto de todas formas.|
|Jun-26-14|| ||technical draw: <falso> El me ganˇ con sacrificio de dama.|
|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.”>|
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