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|Feb-12-10|| ||stanleys: Better later than never: Happy Birthday
Very nice article by Sveshnikov himself with a lot of interesting photos: http://chesspro.ru/_events/2010/sve...
|Feb-13-10|| ||HeMateMe: Everytime I see that name, I'm reminded of the Kalishnikov rifle, the sturdy AK-47, the weapon of choice of third world soldiers.|
A funny anectode from a tournament Svishnikov competed in:
[In the above picture from 1978, Sveshnikov is playing in Cienfuegos, Cuba. In the ChessPro article he recalls that the country was idyllically beautiful, like a scene from the "Bounty" – sand, palm trees, swimming in the sea. "We were warned to look out for sharks in the bay, so one player stood watch while the others swam. I was in the water with the young< Artur Yusupov> when suddenly I felt a terrible pain. Artur rushed to my assistance and then he started screaming in pain. We had stepped on sea urchins! Artur had 30 spines in his foot – and still had a game to play on that day. We were taken to the hospital for treatment, which consists of disinfecting the wounds with iodine. The spines are left in the foot, where they dissolve after two weeks." In Cienfuegos Sveshnikov took the first place, Yusupov came third. "Second place went to the American< Larry Christiansen>. At the closing we all received our cash prizes, the Soviet participants in pesos, the Americans in dollars. I suggested to Larry that we exchange his second prize for my first, but he waved his arms and screamed 'No, no, no!' We were able to exchange our pesos at the embassy, but we had to pay a tax to the state, in my case seven thousand dollars. <And that in a country where an automobile cost $1,500. So I paid up for five Ladas!">]
|Feb-13-10|| ||miguelito: capablanca in memoriam 1979 , no 1978, sveshnikov gano con 11/13 .|
|Feb-16-10|| ||stanleys: As Sveshnikov explains, just before making this picture http://chesspro.ru/_images/material..., he was told that he had a cancer.He writes :"I made this pic for my children"|
|Feb-16-10|| ||Dravus: Sveshnikov is correct. Players should have rights to their games. In chess, intellectual property was never a better term. It's all there on the chessboard, the personalities, highlights and all.|
|Feb-16-10|| ||whatthefat: I like Sveshnikov's namesake opening, but his views on assigning IP rights to players seem ludicrously impractical for a whole host of reasons. To name just a few: |
(1) How could it ever be reasonably enforced? Either top-flight games would have to be made confidential (i.e., the loss of chess's primary purpose, which is to entertain), or else players would simply not be permitted to play something played before and would be expected to be aware of all other players' rights. And how is a player sitting at Linares to be aware of an opening innovation made the week before in an obscure Open by a 1500 player, or in an online correspondence game?
(2) At what point in the game would copyright be applied? Since 1.e4 has been played before, can it no longer be played again? Or are we interested only in innovations from some arbitrary point onwards? If applied strictly, chess would very quickly dry up. Or is it okay to mimic another game so long as the entire score is not identical? The rule rather loses its effectiveness, but even in that case there are problems, e.g., what if the opponent walks into a 4 move checkmate? Can the aggressor deliver mate, or must they play something else? And what of transpositions?
(3) What is to prevent players from selling their rights to other players? Leading players could create monopolies on openings by enlisting large teams of seconds to play critical lines and then sell the rights on to the leading player.
|Feb-16-10|| ||Dravus: Royalties should be paid by media, not individual players (unless they are doing something commercial with it beyond competing in a regular tournament game), for reproducing a player's "unique" positions, I suppose.
You can listen to Elton John with friends, but if you use it at your ballet or dance studio, you have to pay a royalty.
A chess position has been likened to a box score, with no copyright. But it is quite easy to see how a composer should have protection for his composition should it be borrowed in a publication. But enforcement would be hard, and perhaps a player should be paid only $3 per game (or per position) per issue for its reproduction.|
|Feb-17-10|| ||offramp: He is a dead ringer for Roman Polanski.|
|Jun-16-10|| ||bharatiy: I got this link from Susan's blog. nice interview. http://www.scacchierando.net/dblog/...|
|Jul-14-10|| ||Tabanus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evgeny...
Latvian champion 2010 (as he was in 2003):
|Jul-25-10|| ||BIDMONFA: Evgeni Ellinovich Sveshnikov|
|Jul-26-10|| ||Tabanus: He was 5th yesterday in Miguel Najdorf Memorial (Poland) 17-25 July 2010:|
|Sep-27-10|| ||HeMateMe: When I saw this name in the Olympiad, I thought maybe its a common name in Russia, or, perhaps he is a cousin of the man who's name is on an opening...but it is the same Sveshnikov of old.|
Who is he playing for here?
|Apr-02-11|| ||Everett: This GM has one of the most straightforward opening repetoires in the history of the game.|
Opens e4 and plays the following against the 5 major responses:
Petrov Modern Attack
The first two fit together very well.
|Nov-03-11|| ||rapidcitychess: He's playing in the European team championship, apparently.|
|Feb-11-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Sveshnikov!|
|Feb-11-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy 62nd birthday Sveshnikov!|
|Feb-11-12|| ||jurado96: great all or nothing player happy birthday from 8000 miles away|
|Feb-13-13|| ||wordfunph: "I can confidently say that the move 2.c3 has fed me and my family for almost 40 years."|
- GM Evgeni Sveshnikov
|Feb-11-14|| ||waustad: <HHM>He's often played for Latvia. There is also another player with the same last name on the 2010 team.
|Feb-11-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 64th birthday to GM Evgeni Sveshnikov.
<He maintains a unusual opinion, in that he is against the handing over the gamescores believing that the chessplayers should have the right to decide themselves what to do with them (e.g. write a book with exclusive gamescores) and not give future opponents unnecessary advantages.>
So does he mean the fans can't view the gamescores (only the results)?
|Jun-30-14|| ||offramp: I'd like to know what happens to chess gamescores. I never see them for sale on places like eBay. But people obtain and collect them. Where from?|
|Dec-15-14|| ||Conrad93: I have been playing 2. c3 for the past few months. Very few people are aware of the Na3-Nb5 idea, so I get lot of easy wins.|
Great player and a great writer! Definitely worth the 30 bucks I spend.
|Jul-08-15|| ||Penguincw: Sveshnikov is playing a match against Karpov!
|Jul-11-15|| ||redlance: Sveshnikov, is writing a book on openings for blitz. These games maybe a test of lines.|
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