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|Apr-26-05|| ||offramp: Wasn't there a horror film in the 1950s called 'I Was Petrosian's Trainer'?|
|Apr-26-05|| ||aw1988: I think it was called "I was Petrosian's Opponent'!|
|Apr-27-05|| ||Benzol: Was it true that Rona Petrosian slapped Suetin's face when Petrosian was playing his candidates final match with Fischer in 1971?|
|Apr-27-05|| ||Gypsy: <aw1988: And Averbakh, I believe.> A great choice for the adjournement work.|
|Apr-27-05|| ||aw1988: <Gypsy> That reminds me of an amusing anecdote.|
Paul Keres as you all know was quite the unlucky duck. In one Candidates tournament he had to play Pal Benko, whom he had defeated nine times previously. The game was adjourned in a complex endgame, and Benko analyzed it all night, and he won in only six moves later the following day. Korchnoi later asserted "With Petrosian's help!" since Petrosian was leading the tournament and the game was quite important to him.
|Apr-27-05|| ||Gypsy: <aw1988> Lol. Well, it maybe a tall story but it sounds plausible. Check out the story of the L Sanchez vs Pachman, 1959 game.|
|Apr-28-05|| ||Resignation Trap: <aw1988> and <Gypsy> "Korchnoi later asserted "With Petrosian's help!" since Petrosian was leading the tournament and the game was quite important to him."|
Pal Benko has a different version of this story. Let me connect a few games with Benko's version of the Saga of Paul Keres at Curacao. Start here:
Keres vs Benko, 1962
|Apr-28-05|| ||aw1988: <Resignation Trap> Quite interesting.|
|Apr-29-05|| ||Gypsy: <Resignation Trap> Thanks for weawing the Benko's side of the story with the games. Well done!|
It seems to be one of those times where the facts more or less check -- it was Petrosian and Geller who came to help Benko -- but the interpretation differ. Benko claims he kicked them out unceremoniously: <A while later, Petrosian and Geller came to me in secret and offered to help me beat their own countryman! I was disgusted. Telling them that it would be a draw with best play, I demanded that they leave.> Of course, looking at the overall records of the four protagonists, I can see how Korchnoi could have arrived at his interpretation of the events. (And, for that matter, how Keres could have arrived at his.)
The lifetime results amongst the four protagonists are like this:
Benko-Keres +1 -10 =6
Benko-Petrosian +0 -7 =9
Benko-Geller +1 -3 =5
Keres-Petrosian +3 -3 =30
Keres-Geller +9 -7 =21
Petrosian-Geller +3 -5 =35
For the grand totals of:
Keres +22 -11 =57 (56%)
Geller +15 -13 =61 (51%)
Petrosian +13 -14 =74 (49.5%)
Benko +2 -20 =20 (28.5%)
|May-12-05|| ||soberknight: It's hot outside. Alexey is Suetin.|
|May-31-06|| ||jaime gallegos: who is the current World Senior Champion ?|
|Sep-10-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Alexey Suetin|
SUETIN, Alexey S.
|Nov-16-06|| ||WTHarvey: <jaime gallegos> Victor Korchnoi is the Senior World Champion of 2006: https://www.chessbase.com/newsdetai...|
|Nov-16-06|| ||Phony Benoni: Good for Victor! But now we'll have to take him off the list of "Strongest Players Never to Become World Champion."|
|Nov-16-07|| ||timhortons: suetin is a witness on how chess cheating is done on high level..anyways may you rest in peace...id read that these gentleman die after a game of chess|
|Jan-24-09|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
< The work of a chess player is similar to a blast furnace process: it is continuous and demands a heated passion for chess.>
-- Alexander Suetin
|Jan-24-09|| ||Pyke: Hey <Sharky>, good to see you're still around. I just marked your post, because I put the same quote on my own forum ... but as usual, it turns out you were faster than me ... :-)|
|Jul-24-09|| ||whiteshark: <Pyke> Yet, again! :D|
|Nov-26-09|| ||Domdaniel: < The work of a chess player is similar to a blast furnace process: it is continuous and demands a heated passion for chess.> |
As this was written in the USSR, it can be seen as part of the propaganda effort to depict chess as industrial work. If written in the USA, it might be an appeal for sponsorship aimed at a smelting company. And in England it would be a begging letter to the rock group Blast Furnace & The Heatwaves, asking them to play for free at the post-match party.
|Nov-26-09|| ||whiteshark: Early bird <Ddl>, you've posted that at 04:37 hrs CET. :D|
|Nov-27-09|| ||Domdaniel: <Sharky> True. But on this occasion I was a late bird who hadn't gone to bed yet.|
|Jan-09-10|| ||notyetagm: http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/blog/...
GM Jacob Aagaard on the Quality Chess blog:
<However, we will have two other books on positional themes this year. We will publish another book in the Chess Classics series, called <<<SOVIET CHESS STRATEGY by Suetin>>>. Also, we have another book planned by a very interesting author on positional chess sacrifices; however, I do not want to announce this one too soon.>
Anyone know anything about this book? Thanks
|Nov-16-10|| ||wordfunph: GM Alexey Suetin claimed he walked like 20 miles just to get to the library so he could copy down page by page the book of Nimzovich's "My System".|
|Mar-14-11|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day:
< "The work of a chess player is similar to a blast furnace process: it is continuous and demands a heated passion for chess." > The quote was actually by someone named Alexander Suetin,but it could be him.
|Feb-09-12|| ||ewan14: '' Chess through the prism of time ''
Kasparov gives this as the source of ( absolute ) proof of collusion in 1962 between Petrosian , Geller ( & Keres )
Has anyone read the relevent part ( of the book ) ?
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