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|Nov-25-05|| ||Pawsome: The game analyzed by Kavalek and offered by <aragorn> is in the database if you wish to follow it there. And, it's a gem! Just key in Ivanov-Zaltsman.|
|Nov-29-05|| ||LIFE Master AJ: If you go to my "news" page, (and the archives) ... there is a link to several articles about Ivanov. |
My hope is some GM will drop what he is doing, and find the time to write a nice book about Igor, and annotate about 50 of his best games.
|Nov-30-05|| ||hayton3: <LIFE Master AJ> Did you have any luck finding the games you purportedly played against Ivanov? Or are they gone the way of the Morphy notebooks?|
|Nov-30-05|| ||chancho: <hayton3> Those Ivanov gamescores are problably in a state of "virtual decay". Like the Morphy papers he alleges to have read at Tulane.(?! Maybe)|
|Nov-30-05|| ||dufresne: I watched him play blitz chess at the Newburgh, NY, chess club one night in the early '80's and still remember how mind blowing it was to see the pieces flow effortlessly out of his fingers in a constant stream before his opponent would even finish making his moves. What a lasting impression that made on me.|
|Dec-01-05|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <dufresne> We played a number of times. He once beat me at a big "Southern Open," the first 20 or so moves, I think he used all of 3 seconds. (He won pretty easily, but at least I made him slow down and think a few times.)|
|Dec-01-05|| ||Averageguy: <chancho><Those Ivanov gamescores are problably in a state of "virtual decay". Like the Morphy papers he alleges to have read at Tulane.(?! Maybe)> And like all those annotated games that were over 30 pages long but were deleted.|
|Jan-03-06|| ||THE pawn: http://www.onegoodmove.org/1gm/
it is an extremely nice text made by a friend of GM Ivanov, who has written his best memories of him and his long-time friend. It's a tribute to him, now that he is, sadly, dead. There's also a video where you can hear the piano virtuosities of the GM. Wonderfully played and extremely touching.
|Jan-07-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Igor Vasilievich Ivanov|
IVANOV, Igor Vasilievich
|Feb-10-06|| ||Phony Benoni: I once had the pleasure of listening to an impromptu piano recital by Ivanov.|
At the 1988 U.S. Open in Boston, a fire alarm sounding at 3:00 in the morning sent everybody outside. Eventually, the All Clear was sounded, and 400 people swarmed toward the four elevators in the lobby.
Several youngsters began fooling around on a piano in the lobby. Suddenly Ivanov, who had a commanding physical presence, chased them away--sat down at the piano, and treated everybody to a selection from a Beethoven sonata.
|Oct-26-06|| ||nomaster: In chessbase it says that he once tied for first place playing simultaneously two Canadian championships!
Has anyone more information on this? Did he actually play two games at the same time or were day scheduled at different hours?
|Apr-21-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: It is surprising that the following win against the then-reigning World Chess Champion is not currently among Igor Vasilievich's Notable Games:|
Igor Ivanov vs Karpov, 1979
|Nov-19-07|| ||grasser: I didn't like him too much.
He and Dzinzihasvilli would raid minor tournaments for the prize money.
|Apr-28-08|| ||znprdx: <Phony Benoni:> Thanx for feedback: some chess players refuse to recognize this critical component of what makes Chess so unique and exciting.|
With respect to my speculation regarding ratings difference I was using CG stats: "highest rating achieved in data base", nevertheless as I posted earlier - Black's 'come and get me if you can play' is hard to believe at this level...
|Mar-14-09|| ||wrap99: <grasser> they were chess pros and i am sure most of the players friggin loved the fact that they were in an event w/world class players.|
|Mar-29-09|| ||grasser: <wrap99.> Well not me. I was King of my roost. 1981 Connecticut State Champion with only an Expert rating. Sure the TD was in heaven. I even picked them up at the train station at his request. I picked up the man that would defeat me. Dzindzi, the invader, crushed me. I am still ticked to this day because what they did was like raiding a scholastics.
It was Hartford. They must have known there would have been no masters there.|
|Jul-23-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Site dedicated to the memory of GM Igor Ivanov:
|Mar-20-10|| ||jul059: Many more games from Ivanov that were played in Canada are available on the official chess federation of Quebec. Anyone willing to add them to chessgames? I haven't browsed through all of them, but some ought to be good.|
|Mar-26-10|| ||wordfunph: 1997 North American Open in Las Vegas: Before 5th round game, Jerry Hanken saw IM Igor Ivanov examining the pairings and asked him, "Why the long face?" "Bad news. I have black against Gulko. My record is one draw and nine losses with him." Ivanov replied. Their game eventually ended in a draw…|
|Feb-03-11|| ||Texas Skybear: Good Ivanov showed up. Gulko is a tough match. I would have tried my luck in the Baccarat instead.|
|Jan-03-13|| ||waustad: I'm pretty sure I saw him playing at the Cardinal Open one year. If I recall correctly he was there as well as Roman Dz... and Joel Benjamin. They played up on a stage away from the riff raff like me.|
|Nov-17-14|| ||ketchuplover: still resting in peace hopefully|
|Jan-17-15|| ||Howard: Igor Ivanav did play at the 1988 Cardinal Open, I believe. Pretty sure I saw him there.|
Patrick Wolff was definitely there, as well as Ben Finegold. Had a nice chat with Wolff---rather articulate young man.
|Mar-01-15|| ||Strongest Force: I think Igor may have drank himself to death. The few times I saw him in the park, he always had a large bottle of something. It seemed he could handle it; his play was always supreme and nobody could beat him.|
|Mar-01-15|| ||perfidious: <grasser: I didn't like him too much.
He and Dzinzihasvilli would raid minor tournaments for the prize money.>|
This reminds me of the time I met Ivanov in a serious game, at the 1982 Greater Boston Open, when Dzin dropped in as well. They went 4.5/5 for equal first, playing (bet you can't guess) a quick draw.
N B It was prize money and Grand Prix points, which were worth a little by year's end as well.
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