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|Aug-28-08|| ||GrahamClayton: After scoring 9.5/10 at the 1939 Buenos Aires tournament, Yanofsky was given a silver cigarette holder, an unusual prize for a 14 year old who wasn't old enough to be smoking!|
|Sep-02-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Source: CN 3003 Edward Winter, "Chess Facts and Fables", McFarland Publishing, 2006|
|Feb-09-09|| ||Banoboy: <phoney Benoni> "The coin was flipped by Tournament Director Fred Reinfeld--who, oddly enough, did not write a book about it."|
|Feb-14-09|| ||Freelix: GM Spraggett posted a nice profile of Daniel Yanofsky in his blog http://kevinspraggett.blogspot.com/.... He analyzes positions from several of Yanofsky's games:|
Yanofsky vs A Dulanto, 1939
N Divinsky vs Yanofsky, 1945
Ragozin vs Yanofsky, 1948
Szabo vs Yanofsky, 1967
O'Kelly vs Yanofsky, 1968
J Penrose vs Yanofsky, 1952
|Feb-14-09|| ||Freelix: Hmm, it looks like Spraggett features a different Penrose-Yanofsky (1952) that is not in chessgames and is even more brilliant than the one I just linked.|
|Mar-26-09|| ||WhiteRook48: happy birthday Mr. Yanofsky!|
|Mar-23-10|| ||sdrumovic: I'm looking for the ranking/cross-table from the Stevenson Memorial played ad Southsea 1952. Yanofsky participated and Wade too; also the italian Scafarelli (3rd).|
|Mar-23-10|| ||TheFocus: <sdrumovic> I will check in my British Chess Magazine. Have it for you tomorrow.|
Have you tried finding tournament cross-tables that took place in England at BritBase.com?
|Mar-24-10|| ||sdrumovic: Yes TheFocus, I've already checked on Britbase: there's nothing on Southsea 1952; the only references to that tournament I could find in the net are:|
I also saw your answer on Romi pages; thank you for your help.
|Mar-24-10|| ||TheFocus: <sdrumovic> I must apologize. Last night we had testing in my class and I got home too late to check my BCMs. Will check them tonight.|
|Mar-25-10|| ||TheFocus: <sdrumovic> Southsea was a 10 round Swiss event with 36 players. Do you have a fax number that I can send the cross-table to? Post it here and then when I get it, you can delete it.|
Yanofsky won the tournament.
Do you have access to British Chess Magazine, June 1952, pg. 157-164.
|Mar-26-10|| ||sdrumovic: Thank you TheFocus. I have no fax (and it would be an international call!).|
I have no easy access to any archive of the BCM, or Gaige's or DiFelice's books. I'm collecting data from italian tournaments, and big tournaments played by italians abroad, for a project of the Italian Chess Federation (FSI). FSI has a good library, but its site is not in the town I live in and it is still uncategorized since the last moving.
The output of my research will be soon published on the FSI site; as it'll be launched, I hope to receive contributions from people having access to the afore-mentioned sources, and more.
Instead of a fax, you can send the material to the address given in the Games Archive page (top of the page, just under the banners), another project I'm running for the federation:
Thank you again.
|Mar-27-10|| ||TheFocus: <Sdrumovic> If there is a mailing address, I will mail you the cross-table and the article from BCM, about nine pages. |
I still have to put in the Hastings B cross-table, but not until Monday.
|Mar-29-10|| ||sdrumovic: Thank you the focus. Please write me to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jul-15-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Yanofsky's obituary notice from the New York Times:
|Mar-26-11|| ||DiscoJew: Winnipeg's Finest!
We hold a tournament annually in his honor called the
"Abe Yanofky Memorial"
He was a kind, brilliant man that everyone in our chess circles loved.
He was a respected lawyer, a Queen's Council, a Mayor, Canada's and the Commonwealth's first Grandmaster, He won the British Championship while studying law there, beat Botvinnik in Gronigen in a beautiful White side of a Ruy Lopez, was in the Canadian Navy...the list goes on and on. What a stand out guy!
Rest in peace Daniel Abraham Yanofky!
|Mar-26-11|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Daniel Yanofsky.
< (citizen of Canada) > Hey,I live in Canada too...
|Mar-26-11|| ||Gersch: I have never heard of this player, however his endgame are of the likes of Smyslov and Capablanca.|
|Mar-26-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Yanofsky.|
|Mar-26-14|| ||ketchuplover: ...and thanks for your contribution to chess history|
|Jun-22-14|| ||ljfyffe: Abe won the Canadian chess championship when, in 1943, it was held in New Brunswick at Dalhousie, in the northern part of the province.|
|Sep-30-15|| ||zanzibar: From the bio:
<If he had devoted himself entirely to chess he would certainly have gone much further.>
I find this a bit gratuitous for a bio - it goes without saying. Are we going to put such a comment in all non-professional player's bios?
Also, <As a player his greatest strength was in the endgame.> may be true, but since it isn't an obvious fact it would be nice to back it up with a ref (or example games if said opinion was formed exclusively by whoever wrote the bio).
|Sep-30-15|| ||zanzibar: Something like the quote in his obit by Reschevsky would be better, with regards to his playing skills:|
<Samuel Reshevsky wrote in his book ''How Chess Games Are Won'' that Mr. Yanofsky was a tough opponent. ''His style is defensive but quite accurate,'' he wrote. ''When given the slightest opportunity, he is strong enough to beat the best.''>
|Mar-05-16|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, Abe Yanofsky.|
|Mar-26-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Daniel Yanofsky.|
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