|Dec-22-03|| ||CapablancaRules: I have pride in saying that I know Mr. Segal in person. A very funny guy! |
|Aug-13-07|| ||vonKrolock: A very original combination in the "Pearl of Dresden", Segal's most famous game, and still (!) lacking here - a PGN following, but here already, for those who want a preview <Sorin, me desculpe por não ter percebido antes a falta...>|
[Event "WchT U26 fin-A 16th"]
[Black "Segal,Alexandru Sorin"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.e5 Ne4 5.Qxd4 d5 6.exd6 Nxd6 7.Bd3 Nc6 8.Qf4 g6 9.0-0 Bg7 10.Re1+ Be6 11.Ng5 0-0 12.Nxe6 fxe6 13.Qg4 Qf6 14.Qg3 Nb4 15.Rf1 Nf5 16.Qxc7 Rac8 17.Qxb7 Nxd3 18.cxd3 Ng3 19.hxg3 Rxc1 20.Rxc1 Qxf2+ 21.Kh1 Qxg3 22.Qe7 Qe3 23.Qxf8+ Kxf8 24.Rc8+ Ke7 25.Rc7+ Kd6 26.Rxg7 Qc1+ 27.Kh2 Qxb2 28.Rxh7 Qxa1 29.Na3 a6 30.Nc4+ Kc6 31.a3 Kc5 32.Rh3 Qf6
33.Kg1 Kd4 34.Rf3 Qg5 35.Kf2 e5 36.Ne3 Kxd3 37.Nf1+ Kd4 38.Rg3 Qe7 39.Ne3 Qh4 40.Nf1 e4 41.Ke2 Qf4 42.Rb3 Qg4+ 43.Kf2 Qd1 44.Rg3 g5 45.Kg1 a5 46.Kf2 a4 47.Rh3 e3+ 48.Nxe3 Qd2+ 49.Kf3 Qxe3+ 50.Kg4 Qe4+ 51.Kg3 Qf4+ 0-1
|Aug-14-07|| ||THE pawn: Very nice game!
18...Ng3! was a powerful blow.
Was 23.Qxf8+ the only plausible move for black?
|Aug-14-07|| ||vonKrolock: <THE pawn> For me it seems that the combinated threat over 'c1' and of a check in 'h6' forced the surrendering|
|Aug-21-07|| ||whiteshark: It's <51...Qf4#>|
|Aug-21-07|| ||whiteshark: Pictures:
|Aug-22-07|| ||vonKrolock: I'm sure he's a potential GM - not only for his tactical abilities, but also because of his wide knowledge and fine concepts in positional play - maybe lacked to him the systematical ambition and fighting mood...|
|Aug-22-07|| ||vonKrolock: :) Opening night in an Open - the venue was Thalia's Society Gymnasium, covered but quite spacious and ventilated. Middle May is still southern Autumn, but in that night the polar air arrived quickly with it's grim grip... The players from Chile, Uruguay etc, surrounded tha head organizer: "How we will play in this freezing chamber?!" - "Sorry, the wave of cold arrived sudenly and untimely - But, please, wrap You better just for this night, and tomorrow we will provide gas for the heating..." - "Wrap - how? We came for a tournament in Brazil, not in Antarctica - nobody carried more than a jumper or so... We will freeze to death befroe the fourth hour". In this moment arrives... Segal, from São Paulo - With a heavy coat, wool trousers, and a furred cap - He was ready not just for a cold night in southern highlands, but for a whole winter in transilvanian alps: "Hello, guys... What about starting soon the first round!?"|
|May-26-09|| ||vonKrolock: Bad Pyrmont, 1969 - The complete tournament on-line http://www.brasilbase.pro.br/ti1969...|
|Aug-23-09|| ||vonKrolock: A recent (São Paulo, July or August 2009) photo showing Segal (at right), the chess historian Waldemar Costa (middle), and Francisco Garcez Leme, from Solis Editions (left, signing a contract) http://www.brasilbase.pro.br/gEpop....|
|Sep-15-12|| ||Antiochus: Life and games: