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|Sep-01-10|| ||Macnamara: Leontxo means that Pomar wasn´t supported by Franco's regime. For example, he didn't received any financial aid when he travelled to Stockholm to play the interzonal tournament in 1962. He paid all expenses (travel, accomodation, food, etc.)from his own pocket. He was a mailman and had little earnings. He had to ask in his post office for a free month without receiving his wage in order to play that tournament! When the interzonal tornament finished, Bobby Fischer was quoted to say "Poor spanish mailman, now you'll have to put stamps on envelopes again".|
Pomar has been far away the best spanish chess player. His parents were said to be republican (opposite to Franco). Pomar wasn't indeed the kind of person that always says "yes, sir" to authorities, and this is probably the reason for such a mistreatment to a wunderkind like him. Moreover he always suffered from a cronic bad health. A real pity and a tragedy for spanish chess.
|Sep-01-10|| ||DarthStapler: The the 1st of September, eh?|
|Mar-04-11|| ||Penguincw: This player's name kind of reminds me of <Capablanca>.|
|Apr-15-11|| ||myschkin: . . .
"Personajes miticos de ayer y de hoy: Arturito Pomar"
|Aug-11-12|| ||Chessical: "Arturo Pomar did not have the support of the Chess Federation or the Higher Sports Council. He had to fit the tournaments in with his job as postal worker...."I spent all night analysing the games, whilst the other players supported by their Federations had teams of analysts who assisted them" |
FRom: "Personajes miticos de ayer y de hoy: Arturito Pomar"
|Oct-27-12|| ||GrahamClayton: Some footage of Pomar playing in London in 1946:
|May-25-15|| ||wrap99: I marvel that a man who had such a close connection with Alekhine is still around. Alekhine was playing opponents who were born solidly in the middle of the 19th century -- that is approaching 200 years ago. Chess is a wonderful game in this respect.|
|Sep-01-15|| ||NBAFan: Salamanca's top rating was 2655, achieved in 1962. He was ranked World #23 at the time.|
|May-26-16|| ||Resignation Trap: Sad news: the veteran Spanish Grandmaster has died at age 84: http://www.abc.es/deportes/abci-mue...|
|May-26-16|| ||sonia91: R.I.P.|
|May-26-16|| ||cro777: Spanish chess legend, "el mejor jugador español de todos los tiempos", passed away today in Barcelona. R.I.P.|
|May-26-16|| ||diagonal: R.I.P.
Child Prodigy and Legend. IM 1950 (as youngest of all 94 players, awarded with an International Master title by FIDE at its inception). First Spanish Grandmaster in 1962.
12 years and 10 months young, Arturo (Arturito) Pomar drew with Alexander Alekhine in a closed tournament at Gijón in July 1944, becoming still the youngest player ever to draw an official game with a reigning World Champion at classical time control.
Portrait and Palmarès: http://ajedreztenerife.blogspot.ch/... by Angel Jiménez Arteaga
|May-27-16|| ||piltdown man: Another chess hero gone.
|May-27-16|| ||LoveThatJoker: Que descanse en paz esta leyenda!
|May-27-16|| ||juan31: R.I.P. Arturito Pomar|
|May-27-16|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, GM Pomar!!|
|May-27-16|| ||ketchuplover: I agree|
|May-27-16|| ||RookFile: A man who had a clear memory of drawing with Alekhine. Amazing life. RIP.|
|May-30-16|| ||RookedFileFan: Descansa en Paz Sñr Pomar.|
|May-31-16|| ||diagonal: Peter Doggers today published a marvelous and comprehensive biography of Arturo Pomar (including archival footage, film and games):|
|May-31-16|| ||diceman: I never heard of "Salamanca."
Every reference I saw was: "Arturo Pomar."
|May-31-16|| ||keypusher: < diceman: I never heard of "Salamanca."
Every reference I saw was: "Arturo Pomar.">|
I'm sure you know this, but it's normal in Spanish to have two surnames/apellidos -- the father's family name first, the mother's family name second. Most people wind up using one of the surnames, usually the first, more or less exclusively. Certainly seemed to be Pomar's practice.
English speakers encountering these names often assume that the first surname is a middle name and the second is the "real" surname, which causes confusion.
For cg maybe it's a good idea to keep both surnames for tracking/disambiguation purposes.
|May-31-16|| ||diceman: <Macnamara:
He was a mailman and had little earnings. He had to ask in his post office for a free month without receiving his wage in order to play that tournament! When the interzonal tornament finished, Bobby Fischer was quoted to say "Poor spanish mailman, now you'll have to put stamps on envelopes again".>
Poor Fischer, he drew with a <Spanish mailman.>
|Jun-30-16|| ||diagonal: <Poor Fischer, he drew with a <Spanish mailman>> :)) |
These are the most notable international tournament achievements of Arturo Pomar:
Santa Fé 1949: http://www.365chess.com/tournaments...
U.S. Open, New Orleans 1954: 55th US Open (1954)
Madrid 1959: http://www.thechesslibrary.com/file...
Costa del Sol series, three-time (Torremolinos 1961, Malaga 1964 and 1971): http://www.endgame.nl/costa_del_sol...
Palma de Mallorca, 1965 (inaugural edition):
Runner-up at Palma de Mallorca, 1966:
Palma de Mallorca (1966)
Runner-up at Wijk aan Zee, Hoogovens 1972: http://www.tatasteelchess.com/histo...
Alicante 1975: http://www.ajedrecito3.galeon.com/i...
|Jun-30-16|| ||diagonal: To avoid confusion: Madrid 1959 was an Invitation tournament, Madrid 1960 (mentioned in the bio box) a Zonal: http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/zon... (four way-tie, Gligoric won the play-off, Portisch and Pomar advancing too, Donner failed)|
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