|Jul-17-05|| ||aw1988: Look at his games! This appears to be a very strong player.|
|Jul-17-05|| ||Ron: An interesting discovery. cheesbase.com has more of games--for example a loss to Capablanca which is not yet here.|
|Jul-17-05|| ||Gypsy: It seems that Aurbach was a Frenchman. He played in the thematic Abbazia (Opatia) 1912 KGA tournament, but got sick and had to leave after the first round (+5 -5 =1).|
|Jul-17-05|| ||Calli: Aurbach is an interesting player. He played both Capablanca and Alekhine very well. Think I read somewhere that when Alekhine moved to Paris, he had a great deal of trouble with Aurbach in their offhand games and no wins in their formal contests. Unfortunately, IIRC, Aurbach turned to the dark side after 1925. :-> |
The win over Capablanca here was a casual game played in Aurbach's apartment. Then they played a 2 game match as part of Capa's famous tour. The Cuban won both of those. I can submit them if you there is demand.
|Jul-17-05|| ||offramp: ...And he has the same last name as Yuri Averbakh.|
|Jul-17-05|| ||Calli: He does? What about Red Auerbach? His real name was even Arnold. http://www.hoophall.com/halloffamer...|
|May-28-08|| ||whiteshark: A rather vague bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold... (English);|
maybe better: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold... (Polish)
|Aug-23-11|| ||GrahamClayton: <Calli>Unfortunately, IIRC, Aurbach turned to the dark side after 1925.|
What do you mean?
|Mar-15-15|| ||MissScarlett: I doubt chess prowess alone would merit informal matches with Alekhine and Capablanca. He must have been generous with his hospitality. I also doubt it's a coincidence that his victories over them made their way into print. C.N.3963 relates an exhibition game he played against Yates: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...|
Polish Wikipedia refers to a chess 'holiday' he shared with British PM, Bonar Law, which may well account for this record: http://discovery.nationalarchives.g...
|Mar-15-15|| ||MissScarlett: <C.N.3963> mentions the promoter, Leo Nardus, so it's possible that he supported Aurbach's career, such that it was.|
|Feb-06-16|| ||waustad: When I saw his name I though of a cigar joke, but I hate cigars, so I won't even go there.|
|Feb-06-16|| ||siggemannen: According to mobile wikipedia, he died in 32 January 2017...|
|Feb-06-16|| ||HeMateMe: How did he make time for chess, while building all of those great Celtics teams?|
|Feb-06-16|| ||perfidious: <HMM> He had his minions rip off opponents to get high draft picks for next to nothing.|