|Oct-29-08|| ||whiteshark: Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan...|
|Oct-29-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Nathan Joseph Divinsky|
DIVINSKY, Nathan J. H.
|Oct-29-08|| ||whiteshark: Just 2 posting robots :D|
|Oct-29-08|| ||johnlspouge: I received my BSc in mathematics from the same Math department, at University of British Columbia, and his daughter Mimi (truly a wonderful person) was in the same medical class (UBC '79).|
It's a small world.
...a 3rd posting robot :)
|Oct-29-08|| ||Ron: http://www.genealogy.ams.org/id.php...
4th posting robot
|Feb-18-09|| ||Tabanus: http://www.chessbc.ca/nd.html|
|Oct-29-09|| ||Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Nathan Joseph Divinsky!!!|
|Oct-29-09|| ||Moonstone: Almost the same lifetime percentage record as Bobby Fischer! Happy Birthday!|
|Oct-29-09|| ||WhiteRook48: was Fischer's 75%?|
|Oct-29-11|| ||whiteshark: <Player of the Day>|
|Oct-29-11|| ||number 23 NBer: You notice he only has one game as black here? That seems odd.|
|Oct-29-11|| ||waustad: This sample is hardly exhaustive.|
|Oct-29-11|| ||Sho: Fine name for pun of the day: "Divine Intervention" or "Divinity" (around Christmas time). |
|Jun-18-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: Nathan Divinsky passed away at the weekend.
|Jun-18-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: RIP, Nathan Divinsky.
|Jun-18-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: A game which could be uploaded to the cg.com database can be found in the following obituary:|
|Jun-18-12|| ||Cibator: Dr Divinsky, as he then was, came and delivered a lecture at my north London chess club one time in the mid-70s (when BTW he was still married to the future - but sadly very short-term - Canadian PM Kim Campbell). |
A memorable evening, full of wit and humour. One of the games he presented to us was
Marshall vs Lasker, 1914
where we see Lasker deploying the kind of set-up that would become very popular about 30-40 years later, but which was regarded in 1914 as highly unorthodox.
The other game the good doctor showed us was
Janowski vs Ed Lasker, 1924
which he turned into a real chess shaggy-dog story. I'll never forget his comment as he made the final moves on the demo board: " ... and the game's drawn. SORRY!"
|Jun-19-12|| ||wordfunph: rest in peace, master Divinsky..
|Jun-19-12|| ||eternaloptimist: It's sad that divinsky died a few days ago but for me he will be remembered for co-authoring (w/ GM Keene) the book "warriors of the mind" in 1989. Divinsky was the mathematician that Keene chose to come up w/ a system for determining the best chess players of all time. Some people think they were biased in the book...perhaps so...still I think it's a very good book! Here is a link for different methods for comparing the best chess players in history. Choose for yourself which is the best. I personally like sonas' chessmetrics the best!
Look under "statistical methods": http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comp...
There is also a book "who was the strongest? - warriors of the mind 2" that came out in 2006. Keene & divinsky again were the authors but this time they included sonas to help them.:
I haven't seen it yet but I plan to get it soon!
|Jun-20-12|| ||wordfunph: "Machines can certainly solve the mysteries of chess. As soon as this happens the game will vanish. It will become another mathematical theorem locked away in a cold book. Few will look at the body as it is buried. Few will know the details of the inhuman calculation. They will only know that a good and warm friend has perished."|
- Nathan Joseph Divinsky
|Oct-29-12|| ||whiteshark: <Player of the Day>|
|Aug-12-16|| ||diagonal: Biography and Obituary by John William Donaldson, including a simul game from Divinsky played vs. Reshevsky at Winnipeg in 1954, annotated by Divinsky: http://www.kwabc.org/archive/Homepa...|