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|Aug-22-11|| ||ewan14: Was '' Boly '' not Petrosian's second when Petrosian won the World Championship in 1963 ?|
|Aug-22-11|| ||ewan14: Sorry , I heard a different variation of the Nadjorf story ,|
the final answer '' to play chess ''
|Nov-24-11|| ||BUNA: <ewan14: Was '' Boly '' not Petrosian's second when Petrosian won the World Championship in 1963 ?>|
Boleslavsky was first of all Smyslovs second in Amsterdam 1956, when Smyslov won the candidates.
(BTW Boleslavsky's friend Bronstein was there too, if I am not mistaken.)
In 1959 Petrosian asked Boleslavsky for help and a relationship was established, that lasted for 10 years.
Until Petrosian lost his title.
|Jun-09-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. GM Boleslavsky.|
|Aug-22-12|| ||Everett: Hello all, does anyone know what were the years Boleslavsky served as Petrosian's main second/trainer?|
|Sep-08-12|| ||OhioChessFan: <Today I noticed that Boleslavsky's name his isn't included on the drop-down player list in the advanced search section.>|
I was going to post the same thing. I won't name names of who should come off the drop down list, but there's a lot of contenders.
|Sep-08-12|| ||perfidious: The drop-down menu is a feature I rarely use, if ever, but I agree: Boleslavsky rates a spot as a prominent player.|
|Jan-18-13|| ||IndigoViolet: <Translation: ‘One of these games [played during the simultaneous exhibitions in Dnepropetrovsk] Capablanca lost to a young first-grade player I. Boleslavsky, a future grandmaster.’|
As recorded on pages 193-194 of The Unknown Capablanca by David Hooper and Dale Brandreth (London, 1975), Capablanca gave 30-board displays in Dnepropetrovsk on 22 and 23 June 1936.>
|Apr-29-13|| ||ozmikey: An interesting passage from Bronstein's book ("Sorcerer's Apprentice"):|
<"During the Budapest Candidates' Tournament Boleslavsky and I had discussed the chances of the next challenger and my friend [Boleslavsky], who had lost seven games to Botvinnik without winning a single one, was of the opinion that a fight against Botvinnik was hopeless..."
"Isaak Boleslavsky was leading in the Candidates' Tournament <but after a talk he had with Boris Vainstein he decided to slow down to allow me to tie for first place with him>. Vainstein would try to arrange a tournament with Botvinnik, Boleslavsky and myself for the World Championship.">
It is, if nothing else, true that Boleslavsky cruised to the end of the Candidates' event with draws (Game Collection: WCC Index (Budapest 1950)).
But is there any reference to such an "arrangement" anywhere else? Bronstein was not above telling the odd tall story now and then (especially if it reflected badly on Botvinnik, whom he absolutely loathed).
|Jun-09-13|| ||brankat: <Bronstein was not above telling the odd tall story now and then (especially if it reflected badly on Botvinnik, whom he absolutely loathed).>|
R.I.P. Mr. Boleslavsky.
|Jun-10-13|| ||KlingonBorgTatar: A friend of mine once told me that if you want to win as black, study Boleslavsky. There is also an excellent book by Suetin in Russian. Btw, just to follow up on <Parisattack>'s and <TheFocus>'s chat above, any news on the Breyer Book advertised in the Boleslavsky book by Adams? I have been waiting to sink my teeth into it since I read the ad decades ago. Thanks in advance.|
|Jun-10-13|| ||parisattack: <KlingonBorgTatar...Btw, just to follow up on <Parisattack>'s and <TheFocus>'s chat above, any news on the Breyer Book advertised in the Boleslavsky book by Adams? I have been waiting to sink my teeth into it since I read the ad decades ago. Thanks in advance.>|
Last I heard was perhaps five years ago when via an intermediary I sent Adams a copy of a manuscript of Breyer's games that was done by Al Buschke and a fellow named Streeter. But <TheFocus> may know more as he is more in the loop these days than am I.
|Jun-10-13|| ||KlingonBorgTatar: Thank you very much <ParisAttack> for the update.|
|Jun-10-13|| ||parisattack: I am sorry I could not be of more assistance, encouraging. I would also love to see such a book!|
I will ask <TheFocus> when next I see him online...like Carnac, he knows all, sees all. :)
|Jun-10-13|| ||TheFocus: I am going to e-mail one of Adams's publishers today and see if he knows anything about it.|
<parisattack> Do you still have a copy of that manuscript? Maybe you should think about doing a book on Breyer!
|Jun-10-13|| ||parisattack: Aloha <TheFocus> - Yes, but it is 'just' games they had collected. I think about 300 or so. |
Al (Buschke, Streeter was also an 'Al' I think) told me the story when I purchased it in the 70s...alas, washed away by too many Asahis at Akasaka. :)
I have the other two foreign language books on Breyer - neither much good IMHO. You and Adams would make a Dynamic Duo!
|Jun-10-13|| ||parisattack: 'William' Streeter - dang those Asahis!|
|Jun-10-13|| ||parisattack: From Wikipedia - perhaps same Streeter -
<In 1946, W.F. Streeter examined the results of 5,598 games played in 45 international chess tournaments between 1851 and 1932. Streeter found that overall White scored 53.4% (W: 38.12; D: 30.56; L: 31.31). White scored 52.55% in 1851–78 (W:45.52; D: 14.07; L: 40.41), 52.77% in 1881–1914 (W: 36.89; D: 31.76; L: 31.35), and 55.47% in 1919–32 (W: 36.98; D: 36.98; L: 26.04). Streeter concluded, "It thus appears that it is becoming increasingly difficult to win with Black, but somewhat easier to draw.">
|Jun-10-13|| ||Phony Benoni: <parisattack> Streeter's work sounds a lot like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Book-Cha...|
|Jun-10-13|| ||parisattack: <Phony Benoni> Yes, tho I am happy I have the original edition instead of Sam's new Ishi edition. |
I liked the old Ishi Go game books but not too impressed with all the new Ishi/Sloan chess books. But its nice to see many of them reprinted, reaching new audiences!
|Jun-11-13|| ||KlingonBorgTatar: Thank you very much<TheFocus>, and thanks again< Parisattack>. Perhaps together with Jimmy Adams you gentlemen can make this "monumental" work on Julius Breyer come to life . Your book will surely be an historical landmark. Thanks again and more power to you gentlemen!!|
|Jun-09-14|| ||CountryGirl: I hadn't realised how close Boleslavsky came to a world championship match: equal first in the Candidates then tying a play-off match. All the fuss over Bronstein tying Botvinnik, and being 'co-world champion' in someone's words, and actually, Boleslavsky was pretty much just as good as either of those two!
And finally, dying from a broken hip after a fall.
This bloke sure had some lousy luck!!
|Jun-09-14|| ||diagonal: Boleslavsky was the first player ever to go through a Candidates' tournament undefeated!|
According to chessmetrics, historical ELO by Jeff Sonas, Boleslavsky was shortly no. 3 of the World, after his performance at Budapest (Candidates) in 1950, and for more than a decade a top-ten player; today a prominet <forgotten player>, it seems he often has not gotten his rightful place in chess history, as from the soviet (post) war era - in no particular order, among others may be most prominently - Nezhmetdinov, Illivitsky, Kholmov, and Iivo Nei (still living):
(hommage by A.J. Goldsby, also known as constructive and sometimes controversial contributor to chessgames.com pages)
|Jun-09-14|| ||dark.horse: Great picture!|
|Jun-10-14|| ||plang: <perfidious: The drop-down menu is a feature I rarely use, if ever, but I agree: Boleslavsky rates a spot as a prominent player.>|
I agree - perhaps if we threaten to go on strike
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