|Oct-08-09|| ||tranquil simplicity: HI! There seems to be very scant or no info at all about a very strong Chess player (GM?) with a line named after him (Sicilian Taimanov- Bastrikov Variation). ANY INFO??|
|Dec-23-10|| ||Maatalkko: Ditto the request for info. His Taimanov sub-system, if indeed it is his, is pretty crucial.|
|Sep-12-15|| ||zanzibar: <CT> has 153 of his games:|
I think <365chess> has 128 games:
Here's his chessmetrics page:
I wonder if this player on OlimpBase is the same?
|Sep-12-15|| ||zanzibar: Checking against the 1990 edition of the Russian Chess Encyclopedia, there are just three minor entries for this player (and no dedicated entry, unfortunately). |
He gets an acknowledgement for being a coach in the 1950-60's:
<Advances players PC FS P in dec. All-Union. and int. sortions in many ways due to the fruitful work of the coaches:
in 1950-60 gg.-
S. Asaturyana, <G. Bastrikova>, J. Bondarevsky V. Golenishcheva, N. Krogius, Alexander Livshits, Nezhmetdinov;
in 1970-80th gg.- O. Averkina, Gratvola L. Yu Gurfin-Nickel, B. Korea, Yu Meshkov Ya Rusakova, MA Soloviev, M. Sher et al.>
Not such bad company.
|Sep-12-15|| ||zanzibar: OK, I found a good source, in Russian:
<Georgy was one of the first to Sverdlovsk
chess players left on the All-Union arena before the war
time. He became a member of many championships and the RSFSR
THE USSR. He was the head coach for Russian junior team. With
his involvement lot of Sverdlovsk, in different years, the speakers for the
team later became masters.
Chess a wide range of creative, always had many
fresh original ideas in the opening, it is because of its charm
He has high vain to convince their pets on the team.
Gentle man of good humor, witty conversationalist, joyous,
He has excellent organizational qualities. He was respected
and loved by all players. His whole life is connected with chess
society "Spartacus" for which he has performed in competitions and
where he worked in the last years of his life.
Georgy was one of the first leaders
Chess Club Sverdlovsk Palace of Pioneers and schoolchildren
1939 to 1941. His appearance was always impressive and
... Deceptive. With slow flowing movements, huge
expressive eyes, he inspired the youth chess
piety and unconditional trust. But outside
good humor at the chessboard, we observed this
Interesting memories Y. Rebrov in "Chess Review» №9
(1989) in the article "How young we were ...", where he writes about the arrival of a
Bastrikova performances in Magadan in the 50s, "came the master
Bastrikov GV - His name at the time was fairly well known. - … AT
Magadan guest performed successfully, crushing many
participants in sessions out of the competition by winning the championship of the Magadan
playing field and triumphantly with the best set of pyatiminutok
Magadan chess. Overweight, with large features and
unhurried inhibited movements, he calmly
click your clock, and it seemed nothing could bring it out
state of complacency and serenity of Indian yoga. But when
him get into a bad situation, or to remain without the material, both from
This tranquility and not a trace. In the eyes appeared
determination, he forcefully clear rearranged the figures, with
bang shook the long-suffering, and even watches are clearly marked
second chin disappear somewhere. From such willful head
the opponent loses, he began to think in the easiest positions
and usually something substituted a ".
Chess acute, enterprising style, he was a great master
for all sorts of inventions and traps.
Georgy traveled around the country, lecturing and
simul to residents of Uzbekistan and
Turkmenistan, the Far North and Kamchatka and, of course, the Urals. AT
chess he most appreciated the beauty and always sought to
The title "Master of Sports" was awarded in 1958.
The last years of his life led the chess club is not
Georgy was one of the best trainers in Russia
Included in the Book of Remembrance of the Ministry of Sports of the Sverdlovsk region
under the number 94
Known in the recent past, the master George Sverdlovsk
Bastrikov once uttered: "When I play the first party - I
angry when the second - fierce, and when the third - I was "ready
It also has a low quality photo of the man, and a few of his games, annotated.
|Sep-12-15|| ||zanzibar: And here is a pdf with 163 of his games, perhaps the most definitive source?|
|Sep-12-15|| ||zanzibar: There's also this scanned image:
But it isn't OCR'ed, so I can't translate.
|Sep-12-15|| ||zanzibar: One of his very last photographs can be found here:
(Much better quality than the previous)
It also includes some commentary on the man. E.g.
<"In chess, according Rashkovsky Uncle Jora [Bastrikov] most valued beauty and has always sought to initiative. Sam tried to play schemes and demanded it from his pupils. He has always been carefully analyzed in the reserve side options or the most popular sequel, which often wound up rivals to a standstill. People usually start to worry, make mistakes, and easy enough to Bastrikov sought in such parties victorious outcome.>
|Sep-12-15|| ||zanzibar: A fantastic picture of him, from the 1938 All-Leningrad ch can be found here:|
I believe Bastrikov is playing Black, and is sitted on the right, facing away.
Here's the game:
<[Event "Trade Union Leningrad Championship"]
[Site "Leningrad, USSR"]
[White "Mazel, Isaak"]
[Black "Bastrikov, Georgy"]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 Qxd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Qa5 6.Bd2 Qb6 7.Qc2 Bg4
8.Na4 Qc7 9.Ne5 Nbd7 10.Nxg4 Nxg4 11.e4 e5 12.d5 Rc8 13.dxc6 Qxc6 14.
Qxc6 Rxc6 15.Bb5 Rc7 16.O-O Bd6 17.Rfd1 Ke7 18.Nc3 Ngf6 19.Bg5 Nb6
20.a4 a5 21.Ne2 h6 22.Ng3 Ke6 23.Nf5 Bf8 24.Bxf6 Kxf6 25.Rd8 Rc8 26.
Rad1 g6 27.Ne3 Bc5 28.Rxc8 Rxc8 29.Ng4+ Ke6 30.Nxh6 f5 31.exf5+ gxf5
32.g4 fxg4 33.Nxg4 Bd4 34.b3 Rc3 35.Rd3 Rc2 36.Kg2 Rb2 37.Kg3 Nd5 38.
Bc4 Kd6 39.h4 Ne7 40.Rf3 e4 41.Rf4 Be5 42.Nxe5 Kxe5 43.Kg4 Rb1 44.Rf7
Rg1+ 45.Kh3 Nf5 46.Rxb7 Nd4 47.Re7+ Kf4 48.Rf7+ Ke5 49.Rf8 Nf3 50.Be2
Nd4 51.Bc4 Nf3 52.Be2 Nd4 53.f4+ exf3 54.Bxf3 Nf5 55.Re8+ Kf6 56.Rf8+
Ke6 57.Be4 Nd6 58.Bh7 Rh1+ 59.Kg4 Rg1+ 60.Kh3 Ke5 61.Ra8 Kf4 0-1>
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It appears that White is winning, so one might assume that Mazel lost on time (or mistakenly resigned).