|May-12-05|| ||TheAlchemist: Now this is an iron man! He played Kashdan in 1924 and also some games in 2001!|
|Jan-28-06|| ||jamesmaskell: Also caused Gellar some serious problems. Look at the 1962 Varna Olympiad game between the two of then. Also the 1964 Varna game is worth a look at.|
According to Chesscafe, his emigrating to Germany led to his history being torn apart. Its a great story and well worth looking into.
|Jun-03-08|| ||OhioChessFan: I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.
I do not like them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.
|Oct-03-08|| ||Karpova: The article that <jamesmaskell> mentioned on 2006.01.28 is <Geller's Nightmare> by Marius Ceteras & Olimpiu G. Urcan: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skitt...|
Excerpt: <It is less known that Geller had, like all mortals, his own nightmares. And
one of them was generated by Bela Soos, a Romanian chess player. We
confess we knew little of Soos ourselves, until two years ago when we
discovered some of his games in older issues of Revista Romana de Sah.
One of Romania’s top players since the 1950s, Soos has been practically
erased from the history of Romanian chess as a result of his decision to
emigrate to Germany in the early 1970s. During the Cold War era in most of
the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe, immigration was regarded by the
Party officials and its repressive mechanisms as an act of treason and any
infidel’s name was simply thrown out of history books. And so it happened
to Soos, whose name did not appear in any chess productions following his
leave. The Communist censorship did a professional job, one might say.
Unfortunately, not even after 1989, the year that brought a change of
regimes, no one rushed to repair the injustice done to Soos.>
The article is worth reading and contains three games Soos played against Efim Geller - 2 wins and a draw for Soos. They are all annotated.
|Mar-08-15|| ||MissScarlett: <Paul McKeown of London, UK, informs us that "Simen Agdestein is not the only person to have represented his country at football and chess. Try IGM Vlastimil Jansa, who was three times Czechoslovak chess champion, played at several Olympiads and also, when younger, I believe, played association football for his country. Or Bela Soos, strong IM, who represented Romania at a number of chess Olympiads and also at association football. Other famous footballing chess players include Torkil Nielsen, who has been the Faroer national chess champion and, if I remember correctly, scored the goal in the Faroes 1-0 victory over Austria in a 1990 European championship qualifying game. Or Charles Wreford Brown, who coined the word, "soccer", etc. I think I will stop boring you here, but the point is made, is it not?">|
|Mar-02-16|| ||whiteshark: † Sept-12-2007