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|Mar-11-03|| ||kostich in time: Yanofsky wrote an autobiographical games collection entitled Chess the Hard Way |
|Jul-08-03|| ||fred lennox: Alekhine predicted a promising future to the then 14 year old Canadian, complimenting his typically neat and incisive artistry. For those who like Maroczy, here is a GM you might enjoy. |
|Nov-05-03|| ||Resignation Trap: The first Canadian Grandmaster and also the first in the British Commonwealth.|
An excellent biography by Irwin Lipnowski can be seen here:
|Feb-14-04|| ||marcus13: It is one of the better canadian player. His complete name is Daniel Abraham Yanofsky. He won 8 time the canadian champion title. |
|Aug-06-04|| ||ruylopez900: Is Daniel Yanofsky the same as Canadian GM Abe Yanofsky? (i.e. Abe is his middle name and I don't know it.) or a brother/cousin? Thanks. |
|Aug-06-04|| ||Zenchess: They're the same person; people usually called him by his middle name Abe. |
|Aug-06-04|| ||cuendillar: Does he have some kind of connection to David Janowski? Their last names sounds similar in spite of the different spelling. |
|Aug-06-04|| ||Zenchess: No, they are not related. |
|Aug-06-04|| ||fred lennox: In his day one of the best endgames player along with Smyslov and whoever else belongs on the list. |
|Aug-06-04|| ||ruylopez900: <fred> I believe Capa was excellent at endgames as was Benko. Oh yes and these days anyone with the Nalimov tablesbases at their fingertips and 30+ GB to spare! :) |
|Aug-06-04|| ||Zenchess: He also had extraordinary foresight; in Yanofsky vs Dulanto, 1939 his Q was tied to the g-file on pain of instant mate, but he had worked out the whole continuation from move 13. In Yanofsky vs Botvinnik, 1946 Yanofsky, on move 33, saw further than Botvinnik when he set a vicious trap. Botvinnik took the base and went down to colossal defeat. |
|Aug-07-04|| ||ruylopez900: Yes, the game vs. Botvinnik was quite good. |
|Oct-27-04|| ||nikolaas: Two Janofsky brothers met for the first time in Buenos Aires olympiad, each of them playing for different country. J. Janowski, 45, was born in the Ukraine and left for Argentina in 1919. His father stayed home and later on moved to Canada along with his 6-month-old son Abe Janowski (English spelling: Yanofsky). Abe became the strongest player in Canada and was named to play first board at the Buenos Aires Olympiad. Reading the list of the participants J. Janowsky was very surprised and was eager to meet one A. Yanofsky from the Canadian team. He showed the photo of his father and Abe exclaimed: "that's my father too!" They happily embraced each other. |
|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.|
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