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|Jun-04-10|| ||redlance: happy birthday to henry grob,
hope sam sloan reprints grobs attack someday!!!!
|Feb-20-11|| ||ketchuplover: There's an article on herr Grob at http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... (2-20-11).|
|Jun-04-11|| ||talisman: happy birthday|
|Jun-04-11|| ||wordfunph: happy birthday Grob Attack!|
|Jun-04-11|| ||redlance: Happy Birthday Henri Grob!!!!|
|Jun-04-11|| ||parisattack: His defense works well against the English; at least that has been my experience.|
|Sep-07-12|| ||Karpova: Grob beat Jacques Mieses at Zurich in a match with +4 =1 -1 in 1934.|
From page 93 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Feb-19-13|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: What kind of lunatic opens 1.g4? That's just badass.|
|Jun-04-13|| ||talisman: happy birthday g4! ...........|
|Jun-04-13|| ||wordfunph: 1.P-KN4, Happy Birthday!|
|Jun-04-13|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday IM Grob!|
|Jun-04-13|| ||Conrad93: The Grob is practically refuted.|
|Jun-04-14|| ||redlance: Happy Birthday Henri Grob!!!
Long Live the Grob!!!
|Jun-04-14|| ||diagonal: Happy birthday, Henry Grob!
Chessgames offers us a beautiful picture of Henry Grob, playing an exhibition match vs. French Lady Chantal Chaudé de Silans, one of the rare non-soviet female chess stars after World War II:
Grob vs C Chaude de Silans, 1951
The match was played in 1951 at the Jelmoli (Zürich), an upmarket department store, the swiss Harrods. This game with the photo here on chessgames, was her big upset and win. The match was tied http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanta...
|Jun-04-14|| ||diceman: <diagonal: Happy birthday, Henry Grob! |
Chessgames offers us a beautiful picture of Henry Grob, playing an exhibition match vs. French Lady Chantal Chaudé de Silans, one of the rare non-soviet female chess stars after World War II:>
13.g4 ...the delayed Grob!
|Jun-04-14|| ||diagonal: :))
Grob donated his whole chess life in promoting the 1.g4 opening (subsequently introducing his own name), he played hundreds of games with 1.g4 in the <NZZ Fernschachzentrale> (correspondance chess against readers of the noble 'Neue Zürcher Zeitung') and published the book GROB's ANGRIFF:
Personally I prefer 1.g3 (seems to be sound), compared to 1.g4...
|Apr-02-16|| ||diagonal: reading about the life of an early chess professional: nice portrait of Henri Grob (IM 1950 at the FIDE titles inauguration) by IM Richard Forster in the NZZ, leading swiss newspaper:
|Jun-04-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Henri Grob.|
|Jun-28-16|| ||diagonal: newly written pictorial portrait of Henry Grob: author, bohemian, chess player, inventor and painter (pencil drawings of Alekhine, Flohr, Fischer, Najdorf, Koltanowski, and Madame Chantal Chaudé de Silans are reprinted):
|Jun-28-16|| ||chancho: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9Anx7qrQQ...|
|Jun-04-17|| ||redlance: Happy Birthday Henri Grob!!!|
|Jun-04-17|| ||Dionysius1: Why do people wish dead chess players happy birthday? Is it a way of inflating the number of their kibitzes without adding anything to the forum?|
|Jun-04-17|| ||perfidious: <Dionysius1: Why do people wish dead chess players happy birthday? Is it a way of inflating the number of their kibitzes without adding anything to the forum?>|
In one frequent poster's case, it is such a mechanism, mais certainement.
|Jun-04-17|| ||Mr. President: Winning again!|
|Jun-04-17|| ||GrahamClayton: Some background information on Grob's simultaneous CC games against NZZ readers.|
1. For the games conducted during WW2, there was no charge for any soldiers, officers or auxiliaries of the Swiss defence forces who wanted to play Grob, while private civilians had to pay a fee of 4 Swiss francs by a postal cheque. After the end of WW2, there was a flat fee of 2 Swiss Francs for anyone who wanted to play Grob.
2. Players could choose to have either the white or black pieces.
3. Moves were not transmitted by postcard, which would have been impractical and also difficult due to the need for secrecy. Instead each game was given a number and the morning editions of the NZZ published lists of the latest moves. Grob's opponents only had to read the newspaper to see Grob's latest move. They responded on postcards, citing the game number and the latest moves. The postcards were originally sent to the NZZ offices, although later games were sent to Grob's home address.
Tim Harding, The Great Grob CC Simultaneous, "The Write Move" anthology, Chess Mail, Dublin, 2005. p. 119-130
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