|Apr-22-07|| ||wolfmaster: A GM with no kibitzes? Now, there's a rarity!|
|Apr-22-07|| ||Deceptor: He still plays in team events at the age of 75.|
|Apr-23-07|| ||TheAlchemist: He recently published a book named (translated) "Theory of Chess Combinations", somekind of his magnum opus, although sadly it was self-published, so very few volumes are available (sadly for me :-)). Apparently he also wrote monographs about Tarrasch and Philidor, the latter was published in France. He was a university physics professor until 1997. He is married with wIM Tanja Belamaric (T Belamaric) and he's the brother-in-law of a player from my chess club (Goran Belamaric).|
|Apr-22-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Juraj Nikolac|
|Apr-22-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Nikolac!|
|Apr-22-08|| ||whiteshark: Many happy returns GM Nikolac!
more games: http://www.365chess.com/players/Jur...
|Apr-22-08|| ||Pianoplayer: this guy is old!!! but happy b-day anyway|
|Apr-23-08|| ||brankat: <Pianoplayer> Believe it or not: |
-- GM A.Lilienthal is 21 years older, and still going "strong",
-- Smyslov 11 years older,
-- Gligoric 9 years older, and just a few months ago played on the first board in the old-timers team Match "USSR-Yugolsavia".
-- Korchnoi is 77 and still an active player :-)
I'm sure there are others, too.
You should hope that You'll enjoy such a long, interesting and productive life.
|Apr-22-10|| ||wordfunph: Happy 78th Birthday GM Nikolac!|
|Feb-20-11|| ||Sonny Rollins: I have known him as a cautious and very friendly man. A real gentleman. He was member of our first team Münchener SC 1836 and played there between oct 1984 - dec 1989 with Unzicker, Robatsch and later with Smejkal in the German Bundesliga. He left our club because of the beginning problems in his homecountry. I hope he is in good health.|
|Apr-22-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Happy 80th, GM Nikolac!
|Dec-28-12|| ||wordfunph: amusing story :)
<Dortmund 1979: On the day of the Nikolac-Bohmfeldt game, the round started an hour earlier than usual. A few minutes after the start of the round all players had turned up except for Bohmfeldt. After half an hour Nikolac started to look worried. A win by default would not count towards his norm, and the norm would be mathematically impossible if Bohmfeldt were automatically defaulted for being more than an hour late. Nikolac waited nervously outside the tournament hall, and when he spotted Bohmfeldt in the distance he practically dragged the astonished German into the tournament hall. He was just in time - five minutes more and it would have been too late. Nikolac won the game easily.>
Source: Secrets of Grandmaster Chess by John Nunn
|Dec-29-12|| ||perfidious: <wordfunph> See the kibitzes to J Nikolac vs Nunn, 1979 for a little background on Nikolac's run to the title at Dortmund.|
By the way, I've noticed some other passages from Secrets of Grandmaster Chess you've posted. Did Nunn rewrite that book? The quote above is certainly not something from Peter Griffiths' account in the 1980s edition.
|Dec-29-12|| ||wordfunph: <perfidious> i think yes.|
accounts taken from this book..
..and your source from the book co-authored with Peter Griffiths.