|Feb-29-04|| ||Taidanii: Awww. :( |
|Aug-13-04|| ||WMD: From Soltis's book Soviet Chess 1917-1991:
For serious chess students, the training was intense. Vladimir Zak, who headed the chess section at the Leningrad Palace for more than a quarter century, told his youngsters to spend 12 to 16 hours analyzing each of their games. In Roads to Perfection he urged five steps:
1) Play over the game quickly, in 15 or 20 minutes, "to awaken your thoughts."
2) Play it over in the course of an hour to "synopsize the key moments."
3) Analyze the key moments in detail over three to four hours.
4) Analyze the opening for three or four hours.
5) Play the game over once more and write annotations, taking four to five hours.
|Mar-01-07|| ||Plato: Vladimir Zak was a super-trainer. Very few trainers in chess history can boast such success... Zak coached the likes of Korchnoi, Spassky, Kamsky, and many other future Grandmasters.|
|Feb-11-08|| ||brankat: A brilliant Chess teacher, no doubt.
Thank You for Your work, and Happy Birthday Mr.Zak!
|Feb-11-08|| ||whiteshark: Zak and his Leningrad boys:
|Feb-11-08|| ||brankat: <whiteshark> A great find! Thanks.|
|Feb-11-08|| ||Resignation Trap: Here is a photo of Zak with Spassky: http://www.e3e5.com/upload/articles... .|
Zak is seated directly in front of a teenage Korchnoi here: http://www.e3e5.com/upload/articles... .
And Kamsky is on the front left, Zak on the rear left in this photo:
|Feb-12-08|| ||Tomlinsky: Some great old photographs there <RT> & <whiteshark>. Many thanks.|
|Feb-12-08|| ||Open Defence: seems Korchnoi and Spassky go back a long way.. how come they had a falling out ?|
|Feb-12-08|| ||Tomlinsky: <OD> Great pic that. I wasn't aware that they had fallen out and thought they were still good friends? He speaks kindly of him on his CB DVD's from a few years back.|
|Feb-12-08|| ||Open Defence: Ok maybe they patched up there was something I read about them kicking each other under the table during a game|
|Feb-12-08|| ||Benzol: Korchnoi and Spassky had a bit of a falling out during their 1977 Candidates Match when Spassky absented himself from the actual board and was using the demonstration boards to analyse. This upset Korchnoi and he lost three or four games in a row having previously been a number of points up. IIRC they eventually got over it. The kicking under the table incident happened between Korchnoi and Petrosian and it was a fight neither party was willing to get over. They really liked detesting each other. Strange really.|
|Jun-25-08|| ||Karpova: He ist not to be confused with Georgy Vladimirovich Zak who was born in 1940.|
|Feb-11-09|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Zak.|
|Feb-11-09|| ||zev22407: He tought Spassky the opening of the day -"The Leningrad Variation"|
|Feb-11-09|| ||Torpedyne: Yermolinsky wrote: "..who survives these training methods is guaranteed a bright future! The important thing was to leave Zak before frustation sets in and you decide to quit chess. Salov and Kamsky left early, and became stars in their teens. I stuck around and blew a chance to achieve success in junior chess." Not an easy man, definetely!!|
|Feb-11-09|| ||WhiteRook48: hey Zack, where are you?|
|May-27-09|| ||Jim Bartle: Korchnoi in a 1977 article in Sports Illustrated:
"Zak is still alive, old now and lonely, but he taught us so much more than chess—literature, music, a love-of physical sports. Most important, he taught us to be fearless about the truth. He was a good man and gave us a sense of justice that has stuck with both of us, I think. That's why I have defected, and why Boris is having his own troubles with the regime. Justice.""
|Feb-08-11|| ||wordfunph: GM Genna Sosonko's Russian Silhouettes:
In a winning position, Suetin then a young candidate master, blundered away the exchange and immediately noticed it. Tears welled up in his eyes and Zak allowed him to take the move back. Some ten moves later, Suetin won the game by direct attack.
|Feb-11-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: On this day you are remembered, Vladimir Zak!
|Feb-11-12|| ||BIDMONFA: Vladimir Zak|
|Feb-11-12|| ||brankat: Chess players do remember You Vladimir Zak.|
|Feb-11-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Zak.|