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|Mar-25-15|| ||TheFocus: <All chess players know what a combination is. Whether one makes it oneself, or is its victim, or reads of it, it stands out from the rest of the game and stirs one's admiration> - Eugene Znosko-Borowski.|
|Mar-25-15|| ||TheFocus: <… though combinations are without number, the number of ideas are limited> - Eugene Znosko-Borowski.|
|May-03-15|| ||TheFocus: < All conceptions in the inner game of chess have a geometrical basis> - Eugene Znosko-Borowski.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <Inexperienced players have a fear of this piece, which seems to them enigmatic, mysterious, and astonishing in its power. We must admit that it has remarkable characteristics which compel respect and occasionally surprise the most wary players> (speaking about the knight) - Eugene Znosko-Borowski.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <It would be idle, and presumptuous, to wish to imitate the achievements of a Morphy or an Alekhine; but their methods and their manner of expressing themselves are within the reach of all> - Eugene Znosko-Borowski.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <A defeatist spirit must inevitably lead to disaster.> - Eugene Znosko-Borovski.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <The middlegame I repeat is chess itself, chess with all its possibilities, its attacks, defences, sacrifices, etc> - Eugene Znosko-Borovsky.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <It is unjust, and sometimes very untrue, though it is a common theory, to hold that it is sacrifices which make the beauty of a combination, and that the combination is prettier by the magnitude of the sacrifices> - Eugene Znosko-Borowski.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <It is not a move, even the best move that you must seek, but a realizable plan> - Eugene Znosko-Borovsky.|
|May-22-15|| ||TheFocus: <One despairs when one thinks of all the effort expended on the study of chess, and of the poverty of results. Year after year the same elementary mistakes are repeated, the same antediluvian traps claim their victims. It is almost incredible, yet so it is...> - Eugene Znosko-Borovsky, in How Not to Play Chess (first published in 1931).|
|Jun-01-15|| ||TheFocus: <The middlegame I repeat is chess itself; chess with all its possibilities, its attacks, defences, sacrifices, etc.> – Eugene Znosko-Borovsky.|
|Aug-28-15|| ||Nosnibor: According to Wikipedia his birthdate was August 16th 1884 and this is also confirmed by the obituary in the B.C.M.1955,page 102.An amendment is required to the bio.|
|Aug-28-15|| ||NeverAgain: Corrections should be submitted via the "suggest your correction" link under the "Leave a comment!" text box. You can't expect the admins to keep pace with all the comments on the thousands of game and player pages.|
|Aug-28-15|| ||Stonehenge: It may be just a Julian/Gregorian Calendar thingy.|
|Aug-28-15|| ||wrap99: Looked through the kibitzing can't find this mentioned and maybe it is a different player who suffered a head injury and had to relearn the game and was a master afterwards. If it isn't Z-B,who is it?|
|Aug-28-15|| ||NeverAgain: That was Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky , who went on to beat Capablanca at the Moscow 1925 with a Queen sacrifice.|
|Aug-28-15|| ||wrap99: <NeverAgain> Ah, thanks, a similar-sounding (in memory) name.|
|Dec-31-15|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, Eugene.|
|Mar-03-16|| ||zanzibar: Correction to the bio:
He was evacuated to Constantinople, and from there he and his family proceeded to Paris.
From p ix of Introduction (the original intro, not Reinfeld's - Dover Edition).
|Aug-16-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Eugene Znosko-Borovsky.|
|Oct-14-16|| ||wwall: In Chernev's book, 'Wonders and Curiosities of Chess,' he wrote "In a tournament held in St. Petersburg in 1903, no less than three Znosko-Borovskys won prizes." There is no tournament like that listed in Gino Di Felice's book, 'Chess Results 1901-1920.' Assuming that two of them were Evgeny Alexandrovich Znosko-Borovsky (1884-1954) and his brother, Sergey Alexandrovich Znosko-Borovsky (1879-1911), who is the third Znosko-Borovsky? And is this story true and is there a better source than Chernev? There is no other Znosky-Borovsky mentioned in Gaige's book 'Chess Personalia.'|
|Jan-09-17|| ||Nosnibor: >wwall> But there was also N.A.Znosko-Borovsky where a game is shown in this database Methinks that this is the third man referred to by Chernev|
|Jan-09-17|| ||Nosnibor: Further to my last post N A Z-B may well be another relative. He cannot be the brother mentioned who died in 1911 because N A Z-B was in attendance at the 1914 St Petersburg Tournament.|
|Jan-12-17|| ||wwall: <Nosnibor> You are right! Seems to be a Nikolay Alexandrovich Znosko-Borovsky. Perhaps the father of the other two. Looks like Amos Burn played all three at one time. I found a fourth one - Alexander F. Znosko-Borovsky (1908-1983) who was a musician. And a book on Stalin mentions a Prince Znosko-Borovsky.|
|Jan-12-17|| ||Straclonoor: Znosko-Borovsky was big family of literators and intellectuals.|
Father - Alexander Eduardovich (son of Edward) Z-B - episodically wrote in "History courier" in 1900s
Eugene - theater critic, dramauturgist, author of stories and biographist some Russian writers (M.Kuzmin etc.). Chess player of course.
Alexander Alexandrovich Z-B - oldest Eugene's brother - bureaucrat in Russian land ministry before revolution.
Nikolay Alexandrovich Z-B (twin brother of Eugene?) - accountant in ministry of education in Russia before revolution.
Sergey Alexandrovich Z-B (1879-1911) - chess organizer
Konstantin Alexandrovich Z-B - geography teacher in Saint-Peterburg, executed by firing squad in 1921
Sister - Nadezhda Alexandrovna Z-B - actress, wife of writer Sergey Auslender
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