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|Sep-21-07|| ||ILoveThisSite: Anyone else think he looks like Bobby Knight?|
|Sep-21-07|| ||WannaBe: Let's see how far he can throw a chair first, then I'll decide.|
|Dec-28-07|| ||Nikita Smirnov: He looks like the Swedish writer Jan Gilliou|
|May-18-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Gennady!|
|May-18-08|| ||WannaBe: Just another So-so player! =)|
|May-20-08|| ||stanleys: Sosonko in the 60's
|May-18-10|| ||wordfunph: more books to come!
happy birthday GM Sosonko..
|May-18-12|| ||brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday Genna!|
|Jun-21-12|| ||achieve: Brankat missed three years, but Gennadi is a powerhouse analyst and commentator, my second favorite to Hans Ree as a Dutch enthusiast.|
Approaching 70 years of age no doubt in some style.
|Dec-27-12|| ||achieve: Surprisingly the cg database doesn't include the games Sosonko played for his club <En Passant>, Bunschoten, from 2009 onwards. Sosonko is "by far" the most senior active GM in the Netherlands, followed by Jan Timman and John van der Wiel, who find themselves among a new group of players born around 1985- 1990 that have in recent years added to the number of active GMs in Holland.|
|Dec-27-12|| ||Caissanist: In fact he's the most senior GM in the Netherlands active or inactive. In Sosonko's prime it was much harder to get the GM title than it is today, and none of his contemporaries did.|
|Dec-27-12|| ||achieve: Except for Hans Ree (whom I'd overlooked, apologies), I'm sure, about the same age as Sosonko, who, if I am not mistaken, already had become a GM prior to acquiring Dutch citizenship?|
Need to check up on that.
|Dec-27-12|| ||achieve: Gennadi did in fact become a GM in 1974, two years after "defecting" to Holland. Hard to believe he'll hit 70 years of age in a few months; he looks mentally and physically quite a bit younger, very fit.|
|Dec-27-12|| ||Caissanist: I stand corrected, tx. I knew that Ree is a GM but not that he was only a year younger.|
|May-18-13|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Sosonko!|
|Jul-15-13|| ||FSR: I just read his book "The World Champions I Knew." Weirdly, it goes from Capablanca through Petrosian. He didn't literally know Capablanca and Alekhine, of course, but interviewed people who had known them (such as Capablanca's widow Olga Capablanca Clark). Not sure why he stopped with Petrosian.|
|Jul-15-13|| ||talisman: <FSR> I just saw this book and was thinking about getting it. do you recommend it?|
|Jul-16-13|| ||FSR: <talisman> It's pretty good. Struck me as not quite as good as some of his prior books. I was a little disappointed that he stopped with Petrosian.|
|Jul-16-13|| ||talisman: thanks <FSR>...i'll think i'll get it.|
|Jul-17-13|| ||Caissanist: Sosonko seems to prefer to write about people who are no longer alive, so he can write more honestly. He and Spassky apparently knew each other fairly well, I am sure he will have plenty to say after Spassky is gone.|
|Nov-03-13|| ||Conrad93: His names gets mentioned often when it comes to the Winanwer.|
|Nov-05-13|| ||perfidious: Sosonko has no games with the Winawer French in this DB-what are you maundering on about now? He has always played the Sicilian.|
|Apr-22-14|| ||Conrad93: Many books mention Sosonko when referring to the Winawer.|
|Apr-22-14|| ||Conrad93: The fact that the database is small, and the fact your are unfamiliar with the French is not my problem.|
|Apr-22-14|| ||N0B0DY: <perfidious> Oh, I see 'the idiot' is making untenable assertions once again.|
For the facts:
Sosonko has played only two French games:
Tseshkovsky vs Sosonko, 1977 <Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)>
and R Ravisekhar vs Sosonko, 1984 a <Classical C13 French> by transposition
based on the latest chessbase database with 5.79 million games.
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