|Oct-12-04|| ||mack: I simply have to bring Abram Model to the attention of you all after being linked to this very interesting article: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hans4... |
|Oct-12-04|| ||offramp: I quoted the exact same article under James Mason! |
|Oct-13-04|| ||mack: Indeed, that's what I was referring to when I was said I was linked to it. Thanks for showing it to me by the way, very interesting. |
|Aug-04-05|| ||viensotrs12: daugavpils is not russia.|
|Aug-04-05|| ||Benzol: <viensotrs12> Thankyou for the correction.|
|Jun-23-06|| ||sixfeetunder: Well, in 1896 Daugavpils was Russia|
|Jun-23-06|| ||blingice: <mack> Except few, I'd believe, would really buy that at all. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... shows quite the opposite: Botvinnik was much better. Few people even think Botvinnik is the best. Sure, Model was good, but you can't call him the best because he wins a few games in simuls against problemists.|
|Jun-23-06|| ||mack: Christ, this is a blast from the past!|
|Oct-18-07|| ||whiteshark: Model during the war:
|Oct-20-07|| ||Mibelz: <sixfeetunder> Well, in 1896 Daugavpils and Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Lodz, etc. were in Russian Empire, not in Russia.|
|Oct-20-07|| ||Calli: We can safely say he would be Model citizen of any country.|
|Oct-23-07|| ||BIDMONFA: Abram Y Model|
MODEL, Abram Y.
|Jan-13-08|| ||pawnofdoom: There was an article in US Chess Life that brought me to this page. I believe Mack had already mentioned a different version of it below.|
It described how Model won a telephone simul against 10 of the greatest masters, with 7 wins and 3 draws. However, no one knew who he was until after the simul. Very interesting story. if anyone wants to look it up, its on uschess.org
|Mar-13-08|| ||norcist: Leningrad Champion in 1944....erm just after the siege, i wouldn't think many would be in a chess playing state (wasn't there like massive starvation)|
|Mar-13-08|| ||Calli: <norcist> See whiteshark's link|
|Mar-13-08|| ||whiteshark: Not guilty, Your Honor!|
|Aug-28-08|| ||GrahamClayton: I have read that the journal "Shakhmatny Listok" actually asked Model to investigate who the mysterious "Mr X" was!|
Apparently Model was not considered as "X" because of his inconsistency, as he would perform well in one tournament, and then badly in the following tournament.
|Sep-03-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Source: "Batsford Book of Chess Records", Yakov Damsky, Batsford, 2005|
|Oct-23-09|| ||Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Abram Y Model!!!|
|Jun-10-10|| ||Marmot PFL: He seems to have disappeared for a few years after 1933. I guess that was common in the 30s.|
|Oct-23-11|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Model.|
|Oct-23-12|| ||brankat: The link <whiteshark> provided 5 years ago is still functional. There is some great stuff there.|
I've always marveled, as if in a state of awe at this special kind of Love for, and Dedication to Chess, so much alive in Russia.
Even the siege of Leningrad, with all its barbaric aspects, didn't prevent the people of the city to pursue their chess activities. Tournaments, matches, lectures...
It was much the same with Music, Literature, Theater!
A city which was supposed to be doomed, which according to Hitler himself had no reason for further existence,.. lived a life of deprivation, but lived it to the fullest.
Happy Birthday Abram Yakovlevich!