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|Feb-03-05|| ||aw1988: I would like to correct a previous post- not completely unknown, but completely forgotten. |
|May-08-05|| ||hintza: http://dictionary.reference.com/sea...|
|Nov-03-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here is a little collection of puzzles from Jan's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/smej.html|
|Mar-22-06|| ||Mameluk: Jan Smejkal, elite player of the 70´s, now completely unknown to some kibitzers here :( turns 60 today. Pity he doesn´t play anymore, he doesn´t write books or train youngsters.|
|Feb-25-07|| ||ChessNe1: why does David Goodman get a picture and Jan Smejkal not? I have heard more about Smejkal than Goodman.|
|May-13-07|| ||ALEXIN: Smejkal unknown ? Not for me. A great player when I was 15 old :-)|
|Aug-08-07|| ||PAWNTOEFOUR: i try and not pay attention to some of these guys.......i strongly suggest that you do some some homework first.......remember it's better to be thought a fool then open your mouth and remove all doubt.......i won't mention any names,i'll just look at the guilty party and whistle.......<hailmorphy>|
|Aug-08-07|| ||Troller: <ChessNe1: why does David Goodman get a picture and Jan Smejkal not? I have heard more about Smejkal than Goodman.> Good question. Goodman, is he the IM who has written some books? Oh, wow. Smejkal is, if not exactly legendary, then one of the great masters of the 70's.|
Smejkal was known for getting into time trouble. Larsen won a famous game against him (Smejkal vs Larsen, 1976), where he deliberately tried to exploit this. Rumour has it that Smejkal for the last 10 moves before time control really needed to go to the rest room, but did not dare. While Larsen would take his time for his moves, and then move the pieces slowly across the board.
Smejkal does have an even score against Larsen, though, his best win probably being from Milan 1975:
Smejkal vs Larsen, 1975
|Apr-08-08|| ||Resignation Trap: Photo of Smejkal with Robert Eugene Byrne during the 1973 Leningrad Interzonal: http://www.e3e5.com/upload/articles... .|
|May-13-08|| ||percyblakeney: <The first thing I thought of when I seen his name was the word 'precious'..>|
The first thing he thinks if he sees that is surely "we hate those kibitzes"...
|Mar-22-09|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday my old friend!|
|Mar-22-09|| ||WhiteRook48: happy birthday!!|
|Jul-07-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Smejkal is now a Councillor on the FIDE Medical Commission:|
|Mar-22-11|| ||BIDMONFA: Jan Smejkal|
|Mar-22-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday POTD!|
|Mar-22-12|| ||haydn20: Finally someone my own age! Tho' I've forgotten a lot about the 70's, I remember his name very well, and it's fun to look at some of his games from back then.|
|Mar-22-12|| ||Sonny Rollins: He was one of the top players in our first team here in Munich from 1985 to 1993. Happy birthday Jan and all the best.|
|Jun-06-12|| ||Cemoblanca: Just checking out some games of the tournament in Game Collection: Milan 1975 and he attracted my attention immediately! Until today he was unknown to me! His win against "The Great" Larsen in this tournament was really great! Very interesting opening indeed: 9.Nf1!?, 10.Nxg2!?, 11.e4!? and finally Ne3!? to control the center! Very fine moves here! :0)|
|Mar-22-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Jan Smejkal.|
|May-29-16|| ||tjipa: It is a pity this man seems to have quit playing 15 years ago. Does anyone know what happened? Health? Mental problems? Disillusionment?|
|Dec-03-16|| ||RookFile: He wised up?|
|Mar-22-18|| ||gars: Jan Smejkal, Larry Evans and Edmar Mednis were all born in March 22nd.|
|Mar-22-18|| ||Sally Simpson: As were grandmasters:
Kenneth Rogoff, Liuben Spassov, Alexander Donchenko, Nazar Firman and Florian Handke.
The 22nd of March seems to be a happy day for Chess players.
|Mar-22-18|| ||diagonal: some addition to the bio:
In 1976 (January – December), Smejkal ranked 11= in the FIDE Elo list with his peak rating of 2615, joint with Mikhail Tal, according to chessmetrics (historical Elo), Smejkal also is peak ranked 11, joint with country fellow Vlastimil Hort, with a rating of 2704 in January list 1976.
Team silver (CSSR) at the Chess Olympiad in Lucerne 1982.
He also took the strong New York Open in 1986, as 1st-2nd, winning after a play-off vs. Gyula Sax, this turned out to be Smejkal’s last major international tournament success.
|Mar-22-18|| ||Retireborn: Favourite Smejkal game is
Smejkal vs Ulf Andersson, 1976
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