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|Jun-09-11|| ||kingfu: Spasibo, Grandmaster Boleslavsky.|
|Jun-09-11|| ||bronkenstein: One of all time greats that missed the WC title shot in blitz tiebreak against Bronstein , his childhood friend.|
Ahnyway , he became one of the greatest theoreticians and analysts the royal game ever had .
|Jun-09-11|| ||ughaibu: "Blitz tiebreak"!!!??|
|Jun-09-11|| ||parisattack: Buy the book of his games! You will not regret it.
To paraphrase Botvinnik, 'Before Boleslavsky we did not understand the King's Indian.'
|Jun-09-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @paris attack
I could not agree more.
For those who don't know it, it is an enlarged edition of the Russian collection of his best games (annotated by Isaac) by the brilliant Jimmy Adams the Caissa publishers.
I was rather struck that the book intro mentions it had an influence on Bobby Fischer! It's an intriguing thought. Young Bobby, learning a smattering of Russian, was influenced by Zürich 1953, Boleslavsky and Lipnitsky's "Questions of Modern Chess Theory". It explains all those King's Indians and Ruy Lopezs at any rate.
|Jun-10-11|| ||TheFocus: I agree that Jimmy Adams is brilliant.
Did anyone see his book on the Dresden 1926 tournament won by Nimzowitsch over Alekhine and Rubinstein. A superb work with good annotations.
And I really love his rather lengthy poem about Bobby Fischer's life and career.
|Jun-10-11|| ||parisattack: Adams does a top-flight job on every book. I had heard he was working on a Breyer tome some years ago. Anyone in contact with him, an update?|
|Jun-10-11|| ||TheFocus: I would like to see a good and complete book on Breyer's career.|
A good and worthy endeavor.
|Jun-10-11|| ||TheFocus: <parisattack> By the way, today is King Kamehameha Day. Holiday from work. Parade tomorrow. Gonna sit at King Street and watch it.|
|Jun-10-11|| ||parisattack: <TheFocus>
Buschke and a fellow by the name of Streeter began a Breyer book in the 70s - got no further than a collection several hundred unannotated games. I bought a copy circa 1979, passed a copy of the copy sometime back to AA to pass to Adams.
Yes, noticed; I read the Advertiser online. Enjoy the holiday today and tomorrow! I am sure he would roll over if he saw what has transpired since his unification. Push a haole off the Pali to celebrate!
|Jul-13-11|| ||I play the Fred: Viktor Korchnoi on Boleslavsky: "He was silent his entire life." (from Soltis' Soviet Chess)|
Sounds a little bit hostile, but Korchnoi is always cranky. What would his best friend say?
David Bronstein, regarding an incident at a chess tournament: "Even the always silent Isaac Boleslavsky had something to say." (from Bronstein/Furstenburg's The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
|Jul-13-11|| ||plang: <bronkenstein: One of all time greats that missed the WC title shot in blitz tiebreak against Bronstein , his childhood friend. >|
Of course, there were no blitz tiebreaks in those days but the match could not have been any closer decided 3-2 by Bronstein's win in the last (14th) game of the match.
|Jul-13-11|| ||diceman: <TheFocus: I would like to see a good and complete book on Breyer's career.
A good and worthy endeavor.>
Never played the Ruy Lopez, but I like his ice cream.
|Jul-13-11|| ||TheFocus: Yum! Breyer's ice cream.|
|Jul-13-11|| ||bronkenstein: <Of course, there were no blitz tiebreaks> True . The 14th (2nd tiebreak) game , and therefore the match , was decided in Boleslavsky`s severe time trouble , that`s where ˝blitz ˝ association came from.|
|Aug-09-11|| ||Antiochus: 903 games of Boleslavsky are here:
|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).
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