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A Sheransky
  
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Years covered: 1996


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A SHERANSKY
(born Jan-20-1948, 71 years old)

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Wikipedia article: Natan Sharansky


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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kasparov vs A Sheransky 0-1281996Simul, 25bC01 French, Exchange

Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-20-05  who: No kibbitzing on this political figure? And no bio. When I was about 8 I played a few games against him with rook odds and almost drew once. He would give me rook odds, but if I was getting advice from my older brother he would give rook and knight odds as more people working together isn't always a good thing.
Sep-20-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: Which political figure is this?
Sep-20-05  who: Anatoly Sheransky - former minister and current knesset member of Israel.
Sep-20-05  who: As I recall Kasparov threw a hissy fit after losing this game.
Oct-02-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  BishopBerkeley: I believe that the more common spelling of this player's name is "Sharansky", though one also sees "Shcharansky". He is, I am nearly certain, Natan Sharansky, the famous Soviet refusenik and now Israeli Knesset member.

Here's one of his books:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...

and the Wikipedia article on him:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natan_...

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

Jul-28-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: refusenik Nathan Sheransky used to play blindfold chess while in prison in the Soviet Union, i am looking for the drawn simul game Kasparov-Sheransky in October 1994.
Aug-13-13  Gottschalk: Natan Sharansky, read the articles
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natan_...
http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1996/R... http://www.nytimes.com/1996/10/16/w... and by Gabriel Schoenfeld
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2...
Jun-03-15  zanzibar: Probably the name should be changed to match contemporary press coverage (i.e. current usage):

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25...

is a BBC article describing Sharansky's use of blindfold chess during solitary confinement to help him survive.

Jun-03-15  zanzibar: Interested editor might consult links from here:

Biographer Bistro (kibitz #11186)

There is a nice photo of Sharansky playing Kasparov in the simul here:

http://chess-news.ru/sites/default/...

http://chess-news.ru/en/node/19064?...

The ChessBase article's text also says 1996, but look at the picture - that's not a French (else I'm six beers shy of seeing straight).

Jun-04-15  Retireborn: <z> I think the picture may just be a publicity shot and not of the actual game. They are both reaching to make a move, and you can see photographers in the background.
Jun-04-15  zanzibar: I'm not so sure <rb>.

Typically, doesn't one wait till the GM returns to your table to make the move?

(Out of courtesy to allow him to actually see your move rather than trying to figure it out).

I could easily see Kasparov making his move before you could get your hand back.

The look of Kasparov, and the other players, all are focused on the boards as if the "clock" has started.

I don't see anyone looking at the camera. During a posed shot there's almost always at least one like that.

As for photographers, they usually hover around for the first few minutes at least.

I did notice both hands moving in the photograph, but came up with the above after a 2nd thought.

But we're speculating... still, I'm fairly sure that Sharansky played Kasparov in another simul didn't he? Could the picture be from that other one?

Jun-04-15  Retireborn: <z> Yes, if there was another simul the photo could well be from that.

It's the thing Kasparov is doing with his tie that makes me think he's posing, or aware of being photographed.

Jun-04-15  zanzibar: <RB> now I'm curious to see if his other games against Kasparov are available.
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