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|May-24-07|| ||IMDONE4: Its unfortunate that Yermo has not had any success in tournaments recently; can you contribute that to his age or the obvious rust of his play? I dont believe he studies chess theory much at home anymore.|
|Sep-20-07|| ||keypusher: <I have heard good things about Yermolinsky's book "The Road to Chess Improvement".|
Did anyone read it? Would you recommend me to buy it?
It's a wonderful book, even if you don't play his openings (I don't). Quite apart from instructional value, it's just a joy to read.
|Sep-20-07|| ||plang: It is an excellent book. Yermolinsky is a very good writer. He is an adherent of Tals (and Keres) writing style in that he mixes analysis with explanatory prose.|
|Apr-11-08|| ||brankat: Fifty years young today!
Happy Birthday Alex!
|Jun-03-08|| ||WannaBe: When did GM Yermo changed his address?! He is now listed as South Dakota, for the longest time, he was in California!!|
|Aug-25-08|| ||siamesedream: You can find the Yerminator youtube lecture here: http://iwijetunge.googlepages.com/y...|
|Dec-13-08|| ||Richard Taylor: I've got a book by Yermolinsky called - "The Road to Chess Improvement" - he seems an interesting character and I liked the idea of have a book on chess by someone who was or is not a "Super" GM as such and had more or less to fight his way up as he says...|
[Yes - the book is certainly worth buying I would say]
He's played some great games here it seems also.
|Apr-11-09|| ||wordfunph: In 1996 Yerevan Chess Olympiad, Lithuania's Woman board 1 Camilla Baginskaite met American GM Alex Yermolinsky. A year after, they married and lived in US. They are now blessed with two sons.|
Happy Birthday GM Yermolinsky!!!
|Oct-13-09|| ||muwatalli: could anyone describe yermolinsky's style of playing to me?|
|Feb-10-10|| ||Robin01: Alex will be participating in the U.S. Amateur Team North Championships in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this upcoming weekend. He will also be giving a simul in the Milwaukee area at a local chess club.|
|Feb-10-10|| ||HeMateMe: The "Yerminator", 3 times champion of the USA.|
|Mar-16-10|| ||rapidcitychess: <mutawatilli> I cannot tell you his style, but I can tell you his aura. This guy seems to look at you and crumble you. He is one of those guys that even if he was rated 900, he could beat you by looking at you. Once he talks to you, you think "He is so cool...", like some kind of anime hero. (If you watch prince of tennis he is Tezuka;)) If he says you played this game well, you think you are on top of the world. When tells you "do better on this part" you feel like begging him saying "Have mercy O powerful teacher! Have mercy upon your student!" He seems to envelope in his power and cunning.|
|Apr-11-10|| ||wordfunph: i forgot where i lifted this bit of information..
GM Alex Yermolinsky learned to play chess at the age of nine, at the Young Pioneer's Palace in Leningrad (Young Pioneers was an organization in the Soviet Union for kids).
"I would go there three or four times a week. It was a long ride for me. I had to take the bus or the subway and Mom would worry that something might happen to me in the city." GM Alex Yermolinsky
happy birthday GM Yermolinsky!
|Nov-05-10|| ||Xeroxx: Love his sexy russian accent.|
|Dec-31-11|| ||ganso: Yermo was once asked who was the greatest chess talent who ever lived. He answered that he couldn't make up his mind between Fritz and Deep Junior.|
|Apr-11-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Yermolinsky!|
|Apr-11-12|| ||wordfunph: <1995 World Open Press Conference: GM Alex Yermolinsky made a stir when he said that when he woke up one morning, when he was 7-year-old, he suddenly knew how to move chess pieces. He added that he forgot who really taught him chess.>|
Happy Birthday "The Yerminator"!
|Apr-20-12|| ||zooter: Has a great show on ICC -- "Every Russian Schoolboy knows"|
|Jul-06-12|| ||Kinghunt: <zooter> Agreed. His show is my favorite of all the ICC shows. It's well worth purchasing an ICC membership just to be able to watch them all.|
|Oct-18-12|| ||ketchuplover: Kudos to herr "Yermo" on his upcoming induction into the US chess hall of fame!|
|Dec-10-12|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: Yermo just won the Western Idaho Open, beating out a deep field of weekend-swiss patzers. Congrats. |
|Dec-12-12|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: Here are the games if anyone is interested in watching a 2541 former US champion take out a sub-1700 club player. |
|Dec-13-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Should give him confidence to play in the All-Idaho championship.|
|Dec-13-12|| ||Shams: <Wyatt> FM Raptis from Portland and NM Sinanan from Seattle are not too shabby. The latter last week won a crucial last-round game as White to secure the USCL 2012 Championship for Seattle. (Flying Varuzhan Akobian in for Board 1 didn't hurt either.)|
|Apr-11-13|| ||hedgeh0g: Happy birthday to a great player, teacher and student of the game!|
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