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|Feb-21-06|| ||Chess Champ: Ok, so he died, rip!|
|Feb-21-06|| ||Chess Champ: Yea but what of?|
|May-16-06|| ||Gypsy: <...The Boleslavsky was specifically designed as a response to 6.Be2..the Leonhardt/Fischer/Sozin attack Cc4 is an entirely different setup>|
In fact, Boleslavsky was instrumental in turning <Sozin> into a respected weapon for White. Bronstein gives
Boleslavsky vs Aronin, 1949 as a landmark game and recalls how Boleslavsky showed him the entire White blueprint right before the game.
|Jun-09-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Isaac Boleslavsky|
|Oct-31-06|| ||WTHarvey: Here's a collection of puzzles from Boleslavsky's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/bole.html|
|Nov-13-06|| ||ahmadov: <WTHarvey:> Your web site is great. It would be great if you activated your forum to discuss more puzzles there.|
|Jun-05-07|| ||spasskey69: I am looking to purchase Jimmy Adams's translation of Boleslavsky's games -- anyone know where I can get a copy?
drop a line to me at Brenan61 @yahoo.com|
|Jun-05-07|| ||Tomlinsky: <spasskey69: I am looking to purchase Jimmy Adams's translation of Boleslavsky's games -- anyone know where I can get a copy? drop a line to me at Brenan61 @yahoo.com>|
Here you go...
|Dec-20-07|| ||nescio: Today I noticed that Boleslavsky's name his isn't included on the drop-down player list in the advanced search section. I would like to raise my glass to the memory of this giant of chess strategy. Great player, famous trainer/coach and, above all, superb analyst and annotator, Boleslavsky's strategical ideas were among the most influential and in this I think only Rubinstein can claim a higher percentage.|
Already mentioned here were:
-His work on the King's Indian with e5xd4 and the centre formation c6-d6 (the Boleslavsky Wall), and active play on both wings.
-The Najdorf Sicilian with d6-e5 and subsequent play on the queen's wing, trying for the advance d6-d5.
-The idea Bc4 in the Sicilian (which later became Fischer's favourite).
But there is more:
-It cannot be claimed that the manoeuver Qd1-e1-g3 in the Sicilian with d6 and e6 is his invention, but the energetic way he employed it in Saltsjöbaden had a large impact.
Boleslavsky vs L Steiner, 1948
Boleslavsky vs Stahlberg, 1948
Boleslavsky vs Book, 1948
-The idea c6 and b5 in the Grünfeld-Indian. Again he was certainly not the first to play it, but he made it a first-class weapon. I don't think it is played much these days, but it probably will, because it is an active defence and I'm not aware of a straightforward refutation.
V Makogonov vs Boleslavsky, 1947
Smyslov vs Boleslavsky, 1949
Flohr vs Boleslavsky, 1950
-As a curiosity I should mention his fondness of the move a2-a4 on the white side of the closed Ruy Lopez. He rarely omitted this move and he even played it when there was no Black pawn at b5: Boleslavsky vs O'Kelly, 1946.
|Feb-21-08|| ||whiteshark: Interesting to note the different contents of various wikipedia pages:|
|Jun-09-08|| ||maxi: Interesting comments, <nescio>.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||Wild Bill: Here's to David Bronstein's very good friend, fierce rival and posthumous father-in-law.|
He's not on the drop-down list? I hope that oversight is soon remedied.
|Jun-18-08|| ||Marmot PFL: If you are looking for chess books by Isaac Bolesavsky don't get The First Six Lessons. It turned out to be an acting book by Richard Boleslavsky.|
|Jun-18-08|| ||Calli: <Marmot PFL> Get any gigs yet? :-)|
|Oct-02-08|| ||Open Defence: <Feb-21-06 Chess Champ: Yea but what of? > well its a long time since the question but I believe he slipped and fell and then died of the injury|
|Dec-06-08|| ||dramas79: Just curious, what is coming out of his ear/head in his photo? Is it just poor photo quality?|
|Feb-20-09|| ||Thrajin: <dramas79>, I was wondering the same thing. It looks as if he's the T-1000 (from the movie "Terminator 2: Judgment Day") and he's in the process of reforming himself after having been blasted with heavy shrapnel.|
|May-23-09|| ||Phony Benoni: I think it's real, since it's casting a shadow on his face. Perhaps it's a stray leaf from a bouquet of flowers being held at his left during an awards ceremony.|
|May-24-09|| ||Phony Benoni: Here's a slightly larger version of the Boleslavsky picture.
|Jun-09-09|| ||Cees Verhagen: Isaac Boleslavsky,s Selected Games is one of the best chessbooks. And Happy Birthday|
|Jun-09-10|| ||wordfunph: Grand Maestro of Argentinean chess GM Miguel Najdorf did not want to exert himself so he offered Ukrainian GM Boleslavsky a draw. Boles said "No." Najdorf asked, "You want to win?"
Boles said "No." Najdorf asked, "You want to lose?" Boles said "No." Najdorf (obviously irritated) asked, "I don't understand. What you want?" Boles said, "Play chess."|
|Jun-09-10|| ||ughaibu: I different version of what's probably the same story, here: Boleslavsky vs Najdorf, 1953|
|Jun-09-10|| ||talisman: happy birthday david bronstein's father in law(right?).|
|Nov-01-10|| ||rapidcitychess: I remember a story...
Najdorf: Did you play that move for the win?
Najdorf: For a draw?
Najdorf: To lose!?!?!?
Boleslavsky: I played what fitted the needs of the position.
|Jan-11-11|| ||Benzol: I'm very happy to say that after a number of months that Game Collection: Isaac Boleslavsky - Selected Games is now finally complete. I hope you enjoy it.|
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