Alexander Borisovich Roshal
Number of games in database: 26
Years covered: 1962 to 1966
Overall record: +13 -9 =4 (57.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
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|ALEXANDER BORISOVICH ROSHAL
(born Aug-26-1936, died May-21-2007, 70 years old) Russia
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|Alexander Borisovich Roshal was born on August 26, 1936. He was a merited chess trainer of the Soviet Union when in 1968 he switched to journalism and, together with Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian he founded the chess magazine "64", the most influential chess magazine in the USSR.|
Vera Tsvetkova wrote: "For many, Roshal embodies chess journalism, acting as the public voice of chess for the greater masses. This energetic and sociable person completely belies his age--he is active, sharp-witted, and talkative--one could listen to him for hours, like a nightingale".
Monologues of a Chess Guru, by Vera Tsvetkova, 2006. http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skitt...
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|May-04-06|| ||Caissanist: Alexander Roshal is a longtime Russian (he would probably say "Soviet") chess journalist. Chesscafe has a bizarre and fascinating interview with Roshal here: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skitt.... Many thanks to <keypusher>, who first posted the link on the Reshevsky forum.|
|May-22-07|| ||Resignation Trap: Roshal just died yesterday at age 71.
|May-23-07|| ||stanleys: Many things could be said about him(unfortunately not only positive),but in such moments it's useless|
RIP Mr Roshal
|May-25-07|| ||BIDMONFA: Alexander Borisovich Roshal|
ROSHAL, Alexander B.
|Aug-26-10|| ||wordfunph: Interesting is the interview with the 69-year-old Alexander Roshal who is the long-standing editor of "64". In the course of his 40 years as a journalist, he has witnessed the rising of many Russian talents (and future world champions). Once, he played a blitz game with a very
young Anatoly Karpov. Karpov won and Roshal went on to explain the spectators exactly why he had lost. They played the next game, the same result, and again Roshal indulged in
lengthy didactic explanations for his defeat. And so it went on and on, until Karpov shyly said, "Maybe it's just because I'm better than you."|
|Aug-27-10|| ||wordfunph: "I have often written that Karpov is like an iceberg. Well, Kasparov was the Titanic."|
- Alexander Borisovich Roshal
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