|Sep-10-03|| ||chessgames.com: Does anybody know... Is this player the same as Dmitri Semenovich Urusov or are they kin? |
|Sep-10-03|| ||Honza Cervenka: They were brothers. |
|Sep-10-03|| ||Honza Cervenka: Sergey was born in 1827 and died in 1897. After him the Urusov Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4!?) got its name. His brother Dmitri was born in 1829 and died in 1903. |
|Feb-24-05|| ||cuendillar: Wouldn't that make Dmitri Semenovich Urusov a prince as well? |
|Aug-03-08|| ||artyom2008: happy birthday prince Urusov|
|Aug-03-08|| ||Knight13: So he's a prince?|
|Aug-25-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
|Aug-03-09|| ||whiteshark: <Urusov Gambit> in the Opening Explorer|
|Aug-03-09|| ||Winter: It's your birthday, supposedly...
A very good Gambit
|Aug-03-10|| ||eightsquare: Happy Birthday!!!|
|Sep-21-10|| ||Honza Cervenka: <So he's a prince?> Yes, Urusovs were descendants of Nogai Horde's royal dynasty of its founder Edigu. They were direct progeny of Khan Urus of Nogai Horde and Tzar of Kasimov and they became Russian princes Urusovs after conversion from Islam to Orthodox Christianity in the late 16th or early 17th century. One prince Peter Urusov killed False Dmitry II in 1610. Btw, Yusupovs (though as far as I know with no connection to Artur Yusupov) and some other Russian noble families are descendants of Nogai Horde royal dynasty as well.|
|Oct-01-11|| ||Ropitybopity: That's not the Urusov gambit, it's the Ponziani gambit, which usually continues with 3...exd4 4.Qxd4. The Urusov gambit occurs on move four with 3...exd4 4.Nf3!? gambitting the pawn on e4.|
|Jan-13-16|| ||zanzibar: Damn, this name was a bit hard to find (see Ourousoff in following)...|
<At length the Committee were able to announce that
Messrs. Anderssen, De Biviere, Paulsen, Steinitz, Dubois,
and <Prince Sergius Ourousoff> would take part in the Tournament.
Mr. Anderssen was the winner in the Tourna
ment of 1851 M. De Riviere stands in the first rank of
French players Mr. Paulsen, whose reputation acquired
an America had preceded him to this country, had proved
himself the winner at the Bristol Meeting Mr. Steinitz
was young player but lately known to fame as the prize
holder in Tournament at the Vienna Club Mr. Dubois
had long been the foremost player of Italy and <Prince
Ourousoff is one of the most skilful amateurs of Russia>.
In other quarters the Committee were not successful, and
had to regret the absence of Messrs. Heydebrand, Morphy,
Petroff, Jaenisch, Harrwitz, Kolisch, St. Amant, Journoud,
Laroche, and Max Lange, who, for various reasons, were
prevented from taking part in the contests. With regard
to British players, the Committee did not know until
the last moment the names of those who intended to com
pete. The list comprised Messrs. Barnes, Blackburne,
Deacon, V. Green, Hannah, Lowenthal, M'Donnell, Mongredien,
Owen, and Eobey. At length, on the 7th June,
the subscriptions having reached the sum of £570, and all
arrangements being, as far as possible, complete, the Committee issued the following as their final programme<<>>>
From p xilv of Lowenthal's <The Chess Congress of 1862>.
|Jan-13-16|| ||Honza Cervenka: <zanzibar: Damn, this name was a bit hard to find (see Ourousoff in following)...> This is quite usual problem with Russian names and their transcription from Cyrillic into Latin in different languages, which are not written phonetically and are using very different way of recording of pronunciation. In original the name is "Сергей Семенович Урусов".|
|Jan-13-16|| ||Honza Cervenka: Here is his portrait from times of Crimean War: http://www.genrogge.ru/1853/f-261.htm|
|Jan-13-16|| ||zanzibar: Thanks <Honza Cervenka>. I wish we could put Cyrillic names in the intro.|
Ourousoff is a name I was very unfamiliar with (same for Urusov).
I'm somewhat aware of the dangers of transliteration by now, but this is a rather extreme example.
It would be nice if <CG> searches recognized such names, and did redirects. As it was, I searched for all Prince's and eventually found him.
|Jul-15-16|| ||truepacifism: Urusov gambit is opening of the day for 7/15/16|
|Feb-01-18|| ||Once: Don't we have any games of Prince Urusov playing the Urusov gambit? That seems a shame.|