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|Mar-06-08|| ||eremite: http://www.newinchess.com/Masterpie... - this new book is full of well annotated games of Bohatirchuk, as well as of rich citations of his unique memoirs. It should be translated and published somewhere in US or UK|
|Mar-06-08|| ||MichAdams: <Meet Botvinnik in his younger years, his rivalry with Nikolai Ruimin, Levenfish, Alekhine(!) and many other early-Soviet giants.>|
He didn't play Alekhine until 1936, so I don't know if this is just an error, or deliberately misleading.
And they spelled <seperately> incorrectly, as well.
|Mar-06-08|| ||Calli: A friend who reads Russian tells me that the book is great but much of it already in Voronkov's columns at Chesspro.ru|
|Mar-07-08|| ||eremite: Right, but if one cannot read in Russian, he can enjoy neither articles at chesspro.ru nor a book...|
|Mar-28-08|| ||Resignation Trap: For a photo of Bohatirchuk in the role of a radiologist see: http://dfcc.narod.ru/FCCU/Tournamen... .|
|Mar-28-08|| ||Resignation Trap: If that link doesn't work, try: http://dfcc.narod.ru/FCCU/Tournamen... .|
|Jun-25-08|| ||whiteshark: "My great attraction to chess was much because it was democratic: race, religion, class, or age had no bearing at all. In chess, we are just like children, being interested, first of all, in everything unexpected, new,
-- Fedor P. Bohatirchuk
|Oct-28-08|| ||stoy: Bohatirchuk's lifetime score against M.M. Botvinnik was 3.5 / 0.5 - pretty good!|
|Oct-30-08|| ||Karpova: C.N. 5816 shows a photograph of Bohatirchuk's grave (taken by Irene Ben-Tchavtchavadze) and Yakov Zusmanovich writes: <Currently I am cooperating with Sergey Voronkov on his book about Bohatirchuk. We are going to re-issue Bohatirchuk’s volume 'Moi zhiznenny put’ k Vlasovu i Prazhskomu Manifestu', which was published in Russian in San Francisco in 1978. In addition to Bohatirchuk’s own text, the book will include a collection of his games, articles and documents. There will be an extensive introduction by Boris Spassky.>|
Readers who can help him (they <are particularly interested in the games from Bohatirchuk’s match against Stepan Popel in Cracow and from a tournament in Radom. Both events took place in 1944.>) should contact Edward Winter.
|Dec-11-08|| ||Karpova: Ludek Pachman: <However, while reminiscing about those days I find some consolation in the knowledge that I conducted debates of this type only with people who lived in safety and have not harmed a single person who lived under our system. Precisely because of this I am now meeting in exile people of whom I must ask forgiveness for my past remarks. This I would also like to do in our case.|
When in your reply to my article in "CHESS" you made me an offer to come to Canada, where you would help me, I used to consider it a mockery. Only later it became clear to me that your invitation was a serious and sincere expression of your noble character and your true love for a fellow human.>
From a letter to Fedor Bohatirchuk (26 January 1979, originally written in German) printed on pages 156-157 of "CHESS", April 1980.
Source: Edward Winter's "Pachman, Bohatirchuk and Politics", 2003.
|Dec-15-08|| ||maxi: What is the evidence for Bohatirchuk being the role model for Dr. Zhivago in Pasternak's novel?|
|Feb-14-09|| ||whiteshark: Here is a link to his xl wiki-bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedor_...|
|Mar-07-09|| ||Benzol: Anything yet on those games from Prague 1944 that <Gypsy> mentioned on page 1 of this thread or have the wheels stopped on the project?|
|Mar-15-09|| ||Richard Taylor: <Gypsy: At one point I came accross a thought that a soviet-style system could have succeeded if it were composed of people like Botvinnik. The flaw of that thought is that Botvinnik would not stand another Botvinnik in the same land. He took a resolute preemptive action against any, real or perceived challenge to his top-dog possition (Levenfish, Bronstein, ...) When Botvinnik did not feel challenged, he was a humorless but benevolent king. Most understood that and kept safe by giving Botvinnik wide berth (Ragozin, Flohr, Keres, ...). ..>|
Despite everything that is said about this bloke - and I know Stalin was a bad egg - but this Bohatirchuk may have collaborated withe Nazis..which would make it understandable that Botvinnik wasn't keen on him... or his book published by (and for?) the Nazis...also these chess rivalries lead to statements such as "hang him" etc but it is heresay - Botters was probably a bit grumpy but this doesn't necess. mean he was evil.
And the model for Zhivago? Sounds as as though the bloke romanticised himself... also... was he that good?
Still it is very interesting.
|Mar-15-09|| ||rchczrms: This guy looks like Chaplin without the hat.|
|Mar-15-09|| ||Benzol: I don't want to steal anyones thunder or rain on anybodys parade and I'm not even sure about its authenticity but I found the following gamescore.|
[Site "Prague, Czechoslovakia"]
[White "Pachman, Ludek"]
[Black "Bohatirchuk, Fedor P"]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qf3 Be7 8.O-O-O Nbd7 9.Be2 Qc7 10.Qg3 O-O 11.h4 Kh8 12.f4 Nc5 13.Bf3 Bd7 14.e5 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ng8 16.Bf4 Rfd8 17.h5 h6 18.Rhe1 Be8 19.Qf2 Rd7 20.Rd2 Rad8 21.Red1 Bf8 22.g4 Ne7 23.Qe3 Qb6 24.g5 Nf5 25.Nxf5 exf5 26.gxh6 gxh6 27.Nd5 Qe6 28.Kb1 Ne4 29.Bxe4 fxe4 30.Qxe4 f5 31.Qf3 Bf7 32.c4 Qc6 33.Qc3 Be6 34.Qb3 b5 35.cxb5 axb5 36.Qc3 Qb7 37.Ne3 Qe4+ 38.Nc2 Rxd2 39.Bxd2 Rc8 0-1
Perhaps someone can tell us if it's really the game they played in Prague in 1944 that <Gypsy> alluded to on page one of this thread.
|Apr-13-09|| ||Gypsy: <Benzol> Yes, that is the Game 1 of the 1944 Match that Bohatirchuk won (7.5-0.5) against the local masters in Prague (Pachman: "Eight games by GM Bogatyrchuk").|
Pachman spoiled the game in time scramble; control was at move 38, if I recall correctly.
I do hope that those games will get published soon.
|Apr-13-09|| ||Gypsy: <... or his book published by (and for?) the Nazis ...>|
I may be the source of a misconception here. Just to make it clear: The "book" (8-Games of GM Bohatirchuk) were notes/pamphlet personally typewritten by Pachman, sometime during the Winter of 1944/45. Nazi propaganda and or printing resources had really nothing to do with it. (We just did not know what it was til a copy was discovered by IM Gerard Welling.)
|Jul-19-10|| ||GrahamClayton: A thorough biography can be seen at:
|Nov-26-10|| ||Antiochus: Fyodor reached his second soviet title with brilliant tactics:
F Bohatirchuk vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1938
F Bohatirchuk vs S Belavenets, 1938
F Bohatirchuk vs N Kopaev, 1938
|Jun-12-11|| ||beatgiant: Where can I see some of his games before 1923 (earliest in this site as of now)?|
|Jun-12-11|| ||perfidious: <beatgiant> I've looked on two other sites, and they also have no games earlier than 1923.|
|Jun-13-11|| ||TheFocus: Here is an consutation game against Capablanca from 1914.|
Bogoljubow, E., Bogatirchuk, F., & Evensson, A. – Capablanca
Queen’s Gambit Declined
Kiev, March 5, 1914
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 O-O 7.Rc1 b6 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Qa4 Bb7 10.Ba6 Bxa6 11.Qxa6 c5 12.O-O c4 13.Rfd1 Qc8 14.Qxc8 Raxc8 15.Ne5 Rfd8 16.Nb5 a6 17.Na7 Rc7 18.Nac6 Nxe5! 19.Nxe7+ Rxe7 20.dxe5 Rxe5 21.Bxf6 gxf6 22.Rxc4 dxc4 23.Rxd8+ Kg7 24.Kf1 Ra5 25.Rd6 b5 26.a3 c3 27.bxc3 Rxa3 28.g4 a5 29.Rb6 Rb3 30.Ra6 Ra3 31.Rb6 Rxc3 32.Rxb5 Rc1+ 33.Kg2 a4 34.Ra5 Ra1 35.Ra6 Kg6 36.h4 Kg7 37. Ra8 a3 38.Kf3 Ra2 39.Ra6 Ra1 40.Kf4 Ra2 41.f3 Rh2 42.Kg3 Ra2 43.h5 Ra1 44.Kf4 Ra2 45.Ke4 h6 46.f4 Rg1 47.Rxa2 Rxg4 48.Kf5 Rg3 49.e4 Rg1 50.Rh2 Rg3 51.Rh4 Re3 52.Rg4 Kf8 53.Rg1 Re2 54.Rg3 Re1 draw.
|Jun-15-11|| ||beatgiant: <TheFocus>
Very interesting; thanks!
|Jul-08-11|| ||chancho: Bohatirchuk and the Mrs.
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