|Nov-05-03|| ||Resignation Trap: The death of this Grandmaster is a tragedy. In November of 1994, he found two thieves in his apartment. They murdered him. |
|Sep-24-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from Igor's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/plat.html|
|Sep-25-05|| ||sharkbenjamin: If any more history can be obtained please post thank you.|
|Sep-25-05|| ||Resignation Trap: Igor Vladimirovich Platonov was born in Odessa, Ukraine on January 18, 1934. He first gained the attention of the public by his fine debut at the 1967 USSR Championship (the Swiss System event). He also played in the next four USSR Championships, his best performance was in the 37th annual event when he scored 12.5/22 and tied for 7th-9th.|
|Dec-01-05|| ||PivotalAnorak: Platonov vs Cortlever, 1970
In this game, his opponent presented him with a gift of 1/2 point.|
|Dec-27-05|| ||lopium: Who murdered him? And why.|
|Jun-28-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
GM Igov Platonov (1934–1994) from Ukraine.
|Oct-27-10|| ||Eastfrisian: Is there any photo of him?|
|Oct-27-10|| ||whiteshark: <Eastfrisian: Is there any photo of him?> Unfortunately no success even for Игорь Плато нов. A second try was via tournament photos, especially Hoogovens 1970 and Capablanca Memorial in 1972 (his non-Russian tournaments). GDR magazine Schach 5/1972, p.131 shows the tournament hall but you can barely identify any players. Maybe you have more luck with the Dutch one.|
Maybe User: Petrosianic and User: Resignation Tracould help with some other, more successsful re-sources / research methods
|Sep-27-11|| ||stanleys: Finally found a pic of him,it is from the 37th USSR championship - http://visualrian.ru/ru/images/zoom...|
I don't know why the CG underestimates his result at the 35th championship in 1967 - he shared the 3rd place with Vasiukov and Taimanov: http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A7...
|Jan-18-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. GM Platonov.|
|Oct-16-13|| ||kereru: Given that he had a "Soviet Grandmaster" title and a peak rating of 2515, it's odd that he never received even an IM title from FIDE. Some politics going on here?|
|Oct-16-13|| ||perfidious: <kereru>: Platonov seldom played international chess, and during much of his active career, one had to make the norms necessary for a title within a rolling period of three years, else the oldest would lapse and it was back to square one.|
In earlier days also, attaining a particular rating plus norms did not guarantee one a title, though it is clear that, had Platonov lived outside the Soviet Union, he would have eventually made GM.
|Sep-19-14|| ||Fusilli: <perfidious> So does the "GM" in his bio refer to a Soviet title? Shouldn't "GM" be reserved for FIDE GMs? Even if he probably deserved to earn the FIDE title, luck was against him, and "GM" in the bio seems misleading.|
|Sep-19-14|| ||perfidious: <Fusilli> In my opinion as well, therefore I have modified the text; do not recall whether I had such privileges at the time of last year's post.|
|Sep-19-14|| ||Fusilli: <perfidious> Cool, while you are at it, you may want to edit Vitaly Tseshkovsky bio. See my comments there.|
|Oct-18-15|| ||whiteshark: Platonov was one of the most profound thinkers and theoreticians in the old Soviet Union, which held a grip on the world chess championship for decades, as the title passed from one of its stars to another...|
|Oct-18-15|| ||zanzibar: There's this book:
<Platonov's Chess Academy
Using Soviet-era methods to improve 21st-century openings
by Lev Alburt, Sam Palatnik
Platonov's Chess Academy>
Publisher: CIRC, 2012
Edition: Paperback small
Pages : 176
<Igor Platonov was one of the most profound thinkers and theoreticians in the old Soviet Union, which held a grip on the world chess championship for decades as the title passed from one of its stars to another.
Platonov's visionary insights, examined and explained here for the first time, provide you with the keys to understanding the foundation concepts of the game - and give you effective methods of training that will help you to find the most powerful moves.>
WikiCommons has a picture of him and Anderssen from Wijk aan Zee (1970):