Number of games in database: 52
Years covered: 1938 to 1955
Overall record: +14 -23 =15 (41.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Eigil Pedersen vs I Grynfeld, 1952 0-1
I Grynfeld vs Simagin, 1950 1/2-1/2
I Aloni vs I Grynfeld, 1952 0-1
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| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 52
|1. I Grynfeld vs B Borkum
|| ||1-0||24||1938||Preliminary tournament, Poland ch.||D52 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|2. Sliwa vs I Grynfeld
|| ||½-½||82||1946||POL-ch||A04 Reti Opening|
|3. I Grynfeld vs K Makarczyk
|| ||1-0||46||1946||POL-ch||C66 Ruy Lopez|
|4. E Sojka vs I Grynfeld
|| ||1-0||32||1946||POL-ch||B72 Sicilian, Dragon|
|5. I Grynfeld vs Gligoric
||0-1||34||1947||Warsaw||A47 Queen's Indian|
|6. Sajtar vs I Grynfeld
|| ||1-0||39||1947||Warsaw||A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3|
|7. I Grynfeld vs Smyslov
||0-1||40||1947||Warsaw||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|8. Sliwa vs I Grynfeld
|| ||1-0||62||1947||Warsaw||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|9. I Grynfeld vs Boleslavsky
|| ||0-1||40||1947||Warsaw||B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3|
|10. Sajtar vs I Grynfeld
|| ||½-½||19||1949||POL-CSR||A04 Reti Opening|
|11. I Grynfeld vs Sajtar
|| ||0-1||48||1949||POL-CSR||B58 Sicilian|
|12. I Grynfeld vs Keres
||0-1||29||1950||Przepiorka Memorial||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|13. I Grynfeld vs F Koberl
|| ||½-½||44||1950||Przepiorka Memorial||C61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense|
|14. C Kottnauer vs I Grynfeld
|| ||1-0||25||1950||Przepiorka Memorial||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|15. Foltys vs I Grynfeld
|| ||1-0||57||1950||Przepiorka Memorial||A09 Reti Opening|
|16. I Grynfeld vs Taimanov
|| ||0-1||33||1950||Przepiorka Memorial||B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack|
|17. O Troianescu vs I Grynfeld
|| ||1-0||57||1950||Przepiorka Memorial||D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|18. Szabo vs I Grynfeld
|| ||1-0||38||1950||Przepiorka Memorial||C43 Petrov, Modern Attack|
|19. F Zita vs I Grynfeld
|| ||1-0||38||1950||Przepiorka Memorial||B30 Sicilian|
|20. I Grynfeld vs Geller
|| ||0-1||55||1950||Przepiorka Memorial||E92 King's Indian|
|21. I Grynfeld vs Bondarevsky
|| ||0-1||62||1950||Przepiorka Memorial||B58 Sicilian|
|22. G Barcza vs I Grynfeld
|| ||1-0||28||1950||Przepiorka Memorial||A53 Old Indian|
|23. S Gawlikowski vs I Grynfeld
|| ||0-1||57||1950||Przepiorka Memorial||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|24. I Grynfeld vs Simagin
|| ||½-½||90||1950||Przepiorka Memorial||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|25. H Szapiel vs I Grynfeld
|| ||½-½||28||1950||Przepiorka Memorial||D06 Queen's Gambit Declined|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 52
|Oct-03-03|| ||Honza Cervenka: Izak Grynfeld |
|Dec-17-11|| ||knighterrant999: Grynfeld's signature opening, 1.d4 Nc6 2.c4 b6 3. Nc3 e5 is considered highly speculative.|
|Jan-22-14|| ||whiteshark: Tomasz Lissowski adds (6/9/2012):
Izaak Grynfeld was a strong chess player in Lodz in 1930s. Nobody knows where Grynfeld spent the years of WWII. He participated several times in the championship of Poland (see wikipedia in English).
The official in Polish chess organisation in the 1950s. He translated one chess book from Russian into Polish (as I remember, it was Keres' openings manual). Ca. 1955 he changed his family name - one day he became Ignacy Branicki. It was not such a rare case, many Poles (not only of Jewish roots) did the same after the WWII, from various reasons.
Grynfeld adopted the name of aristocratic family, the prince (!) family, which produced a line of marshals, archbishops and senators. Also first name "Ignacy" was obsolete and rather typical for wealthy noble families (remember Ignacio Loyola!). His biography has many "white spots". Even his date of birth is doubtful. According to some sources Branicki was much younger than Grynfeld - but it is one person!
Mr. Lissowski describes Grynfeld's life and chess career in a two-part article, "Zapomniany Polski Olimpijczyk - Pogromca Donnera" [Forgotten Polish Olympic Player - Donner's "Crusher"] in Vistula Chess Monthly.
|Feb-12-14|| ||chesssalamander: It would be fun if there was a variation of the Gruenfeld Defense named for Izak Grynfeld.|
|Feb-12-14|| ||alexmagnus: Where is the birthdate from? Wikipedia has it at 1920, without a precise date. |
<whiteshark>'s link about it:
<His biography has many "white spots". Even his date of birth is doubtful. According to some sources Branicki was much younger than Grynfeld - but it is one person!>
|Feb-12-14|| ||alexmagnus: Ah, I see the date on Branicki's page. So, the man is indeed 102! Though probably wouldn't be able to verify his age the way longevity record holders have to do it.|
|Feb-12-14|| ||PhilFeeley: It looks like he dropped off the face of the earth in 1955. Perhaps he died soon after? Maybe the Polish chess community could find out?|
|Feb-13-14|| ||Gejewe: <PhilFeeley> Watch the Branicki page for information on that. He was in Austria in 1958 and from that same year on lived in the Netherlands (also Suriname and Netherland Antilles) where he married in 1961, applied for Dutch citizenship in 1964/5, lost his wife in 1970 and was still playing chess in 1979 in London at Lloyds bank masters.
His age can be verified by the tournament table of the Dutch championship from 1961 - he was a competitor - which gives his age as 49 (so that way Branicki/Grynfeld matches)|
|Apr-22-15|| ||Stonehenge: During the 1952 Polish Championship:
|Feb-12-17|| ||benderules: Is he really 105 years old?|
|Feb-12-17|| ||Fusilli: <benderules: Is he really 105 years old?> Check out the discussion in previous posts.|
|Feb-12-17|| ||fm avari viraf: Happy Birthday my Grandpa!|
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