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|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
|Apr-30-15|| ||knightour: Do not buy the book titled "Isaac Boleslavsky" by Jesse Russel and Ronald Cohn. It doesn't have any chess games of the grandmaster or anyone else for that matter. The worst chess book I ever bought.|
|Apr-30-15|| ||Petrosianic: Ludek Pachman's book, Checkmate in Prague, doesn't have any games in it, either. It doesn't mean it's a bad book, necessarily.|
|Apr-30-15|| ||offramp: <knightour: Do not buy the book titled "Isaac Boleslavsky" by Jesse Russel and Ronald Cohn...>|
How much did that book cost?
|Apr-30-15|| ||knightour: The book currently costs $19.95 and $2.95 shipping.Perhaps someone can give a review of the book and point out the positive values. I bought the book to get some sort of collection of Boleslavsky's games.I no longer have the book.|
|May-01-15|| ||offramp: I've bought it! I hope it's good!|
|May-01-15|| ||offramp: It has just arrived! What a piece of @#$%! Who recommended that! Total and utter garbage. I want my money back!!|
|May-01-15|| ||john barleycorn: <offramp> which part of the world are you from where they work on "labour day" delivering books?|
|May-01-15|| ||offramp: I'm in Peking.|
|May-01-15|| ||john barleycorn: good for Peking|
|May-01-15|| ||offramp: I'm slightly unlucky in that I was born in Hong Kong to British parents but in 1997 I became a Chinese citizen and I was called up into the Chinese air force. I regret that I have killed about five thousand people.|
|May-01-15|| ||john barleycorn: Your profile says:
<I was born and I live and work in London. My father was from Limerick and my mother is from Chorlton-cum-Hardy, near Manchester.>
|May-01-15|| ||Olavi: The 1957 book by Boleslavsky on his selected games feels good, but I don't read Russian.|
|May-01-15|| ||offramp: <john barleycorn: Your profile says:
<I was born and I live and work in London...>
Yes, indeed. Wonderful, wonderful days.
|May-01-15|| ||Benzol: <Olavi> You might not have to read Russian. Jimmy Adams did a translation of Boleslavsky's book that can still be obtained although it maybe a bit pricey these days. See Game Collection: Isaac Boleslavsky - Selected Games as a sampler.|
|May-01-15|| ||zanzibar: The Russell-Cohn book is among a long list of books by the same:|
For the Boleslavsky book there's this blurb:
<High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Isaac Yefremovich Boleslavsky (Ukrainian: Ісаак Єфремович Болеславський, Исаак Ефремович Болеславский) (June 9, 1919 Zolotonosha, Ukraine – February 15, 1977 Minsk) was a Soviet–Jewish chess Grandmaster.>
Many (most?) of the other books are also wiki reprints.
|May-02-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: <offramp: I'm in Peking.>|
I recommend that you try the duck.
|May-02-15|| ||zanzibar: <offramp> you mean to say "I'm <off> in Peking" don't you?|
|May-02-15|| ||john barleycorn: <zanzibar> is that <off> related to an opium den?|
|May-02-15|| ||zanzibar: I don't really know where <offramp> draws his inspiration from. I always thought it a bit transcendental, but perhaps the source is indeed a bit more terrestrial. |
|Jun-09-15|| ||TheFocus: Happy Birthday, Isaac!!|
|Nov-02-15|| ||zanzibar: A picture of the tombstone on his grave:
Is there a discrepancy for his dod?
<The picture features Boleslavsky’s son, Stanislaw, and his daughter, Tatiana (David Bronstein’s widow). Our correspondent mentions that Boleslavsky’s grave is about ten paces away from that of Bronstein, his son-in-law (see C.N. 5859).>
http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... (CN #6389)
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