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|Oct-12-05|| ||WannaBe: <refutor: ... is that true? $70K is nothing to sneeze at> I wonder if that's tournament winnings only, not counting if you write books (Eric Schiller) be a tournament arbitor (Eric Schiller) write articles/puzzles for papers (Nigel Short, Ray Keene, etc.) And participate in Geek Cruises (Susan Polgar)...|
|Oct-12-05|| ||AlexanderMorphy: He is curenly 40 years old(Check his bio) <admiralnemo>|
|Oct-12-05|| ||centercounter: GM Goldin is very talented apart from chess. He plays acoustic guitar and juggles very well. He is friends with a local chess store/school owner here in Orlando and comes to do simuls/lessons, as well as tournaments.|
|Nov-24-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here is a little collection of Alexander's quick wins: http://www.wtharvey.com/gold.html|
|Feb-27-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Alexander Goldin|
|Apr-28-06|| ||a30seclegend: Will be participating at the dayton chess club in ohio April 29th in the Midwest open team chess festival. <Deefree> since you live in columbus you should look into it not too far from where you are.|
|Aug-03-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
Interview with the 25 year old <Alexander Goldin> back in 1989 by
|Sep-09-08|| ||DarthStapler: I think I played this guy in an online simul in ICC once. He beat me.|
|Oct-09-08|| ||DarthStapler: Although I did manage to win a pawn early on|
|Jan-04-09|| ||WhiteRook48: that may have been a pawn gambit. I thought you never lost games.
Seems this guy liked looking for gold.|
|Feb-27-11|| ||wordfunph: 1996 World Open Goldin-Yermolinsky 5 Minutes Playoff Game: |
In the middle of the game, a table holding many spectators collapsed and people fell over each other like logs! The game went on as if nothing happened..
though i couldn't find the game here in CG..
|Jun-04-11|| ||chancho: http://kcachess.webs.com/Goldin.jpg|
|Jun-04-11|| ||Check It Out: <wordfunph> You are amazing...where do you come of with these tidbits??|
|Feb-27-12|| ||wordfunph: <CIO> mostly from chess magazines and books.|
"In Russia and continental Europe, a Grandmaster feels he's on top of the chess pyramid. Here in US, everyone asks me for autographs, but no one provides a hotel room or spending
- GM Alexander Goldin
happy birthday GM Goldin!
|Sep-16-14|| ||MarkFinan: Goldin vs A J Goldsby, 1998|
I've just been through this guys game with AJ and it's pretty good. I'm not posting with any intention of criticising Goldsby even if he did make 2 or 3 bad blunders, I'm posting it because every single move matches those of Stockfish's first choice. Maybe the paranoia that seems to affect a lot of chess players on this site is setting in, lol.
Or maybe I just realised he's a GM and obviously should have found all the moves!? Duhhh, lol. My bad. Nice little game though although AJ should have seen the final combination leading up to his queen being snatched a mile off!
|Sep-16-14|| ||john barleycorn: Mark, the weaker the opponent the more likely a GM will find the best moves according to an engine. Because the best moves may be pretty obvious.|
|Sep-16-14|| ||MarkFinan: True Jay-B. But unless you're playing a very very weak player who plays every move like a starter then I wouldn't have thought that every move would match those of an engine. I know all the super GM's play "near perfect chess" (to borrow a quote, lol) and their moves are usually 9/10 spot on accurate. Maybe I'm just joining the rest of the paranoid chess players on this site, lol. Nah, I'm obviously not saying this guy cheated but if I hadn't realized he was 2600+ and he was more my strength then I might have been suspicious.. I've realized that a lot of chess players are just paranoid, I even saw one or two comments questioning Caruana after his tournament win the other week!? Just insinuations not accusations but even so? ✌|
|Sep-16-14|| ||john barleycorn: <But unless you're playing a very very weak player who plays every move like a starter then I wouldn't have thought that every move would match those of an engine.>|
He may have forgotten his CHECKLIST that day. It happens.
|Sep-16-14|| ||Caissanist: I don't think there were widely available engines in 1998 that were significantly stronger than Goldin himself. Deep Blue was much better of course, but of course it only played against Kasparov. Rebel was probably the best on commercial hardware, but it was still a few years away from being at Deep Blue's level.|
|Mar-20-15|| ||zanzibar: Another photo of him:
(He's the guy on the left in case you were wondering!)
It comes from a 2003 chessbase article, wiki refs, about all the Russians living/playing in the US:
|Mar-21-15|| ||Karposian: <Caissanist: I don't think there were widely available engines in 1998 that were significantly stronger than Goldin himself.>|
I believe that is correct.
|Mar-21-15|| ||Retireborn: <Karposian> I believe so too. Worth pointing out that much of Goldin-Goldsby was known theory at the time; only 19...Rxe5 was new. Given that 20.Rxe5 and 21.Rxc5 are very obvious captures, 10 moves is a very small sample to compare against an engine.|
|Mar-21-15|| ||zanzibar: Of course 19...Rxe5 is "new" because it puts Black in hot water. The developing blockade move 19...Bd7 looks more natural to me.|
After that, White just plays with precision. While I wouldn't find all the moves, I'd expect them to be found by a 2600+ player, as the position does suggest all of them.
Maybe 25.Nd5 stands out as being the nicest of the bunch.
On the other hand, did AJ really play all the way out to losing the Q before resigning? I'm doubtful.
|Mar-21-15|| ||FSR: Goldin vs A J Goldsby, 1998|
|Mar-21-15|| ||perfidious: <zanzibar> In A J Goldsby vs Tkachiev, 1995, White played to mate against a player who would be awarded the GM title the following year.|
To each his own: if still active, I should prefer to save energy for the game to come over playing out such a hopeless cause.
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