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|Jul-16-06|| ||Phony Benoni: A couple of tidbits from Chess the Hard Way:
In 1937, Yanofsky won the championship of Manitoba at age 12. He repeated every year through 1942, when nobody else even bothered to show up. Thereafter, he was banned from further participation in the provincial championship to encourage others to play in it.
In 1939, Yanofsky played at the U.S. Open in New York. At that time, the Open was organized in preliminaries from which you qualfied for various final sections. Yanofsky tied for the last qualifying spot for the top section in his prelim, but lost a tie-breaking coin flip for the spot. The coin was flipped by Tournament Director Fred Reinfeld--who, oddly enough, did not write a book about it.
|Mar-26-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Daniel Yanofsky|
YANOFSKY, Daniel A.
|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.''>
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