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|Jan-15-05|| ||vonKrolock: <MonsieurL> ok, even so - soyez le bienvenu! (i explained somewhere that to speak -write- in French is easier for me than in English - pour cause: France-Spain-Portugal-Brazil)|
<meloncio> Here "alferes" is an archaic term that designated also a military rank - outdated, but quite alive, for instance, in the bio of some historic personages (by the way - one of the streets that i parcours every day here is 'Rua Alferes Ângelo Sampaio'... )
I believe that it comes also from the Arabian, but from quite a different word - suddenly i realize that maybe "al-faras" : by the way the Chess piece that we call cavalo/caballo: possibly a Knight (so perhaps a military rank too)!! - ¡¿ que te parece?!
|Jan-15-05|| ||meloncio: <vonKrolock> Muito obrigado, senhor. It's a very interesting question, because Knight/Horse have in Spanish similar sounds (Caballero/Caballo), and Caballería (Cavalry) is an arm today outdated, but the name still exists in the Army. |
BTW, I read that in XVI century our today rook (torre) was called 'roque', but I don't know when they changed the name. Perhaps when the 'castling' (enroque) began to be known and used by the same time, more or less.
|Jan-15-05|| ||Benzol: <matein8> found a good link about the names of pieces
|Jan-16-05|| ||vonKrolock: <Benzol> Great link, whith fonts for Russian, Greek, Hebrew, Arabian etc |
<meloncio> Here - in fairly good Portuguese - a neat explanation for "alférez": <Alferes é de origem árabe («al-faris», «cavaleiro escudeiro») e normalmente era o porta-bandeira.>
|Apr-23-05|| ||offramp: Whenever I see his name I think of 'Sad Sack'. |
|Jan-03-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Darmen Sadvakasov|
|Aug-06-06|| ||twinlark: <BIDMONFA>
Have you ever thought of expanding the history on your site of World Championships results to the World Age championships? For example the Under 10, Under 12, U14, U16 etc championships, for boys and girls, as well as the Open and Senior championships?
|Sep-19-06|| ||chancho: Here's an interview he gave to chesscafe.com
|Apr-16-07|| ||gambitfan: Where is his biography?|
|Apr-16-07|| ||iron maiden: Here's everything I could find on him.|
|Apr-17-07|| ||gambitfan: where???|
|Nov-26-07|| ||I3illieJoe: He just won the National Chess Congress tournament. He is my friend's friend. I talked to him and he is very nice and so humble for being such a great player. We even exchanged #s. That's how approachable and nice he is. Congratulations Darmen !|
|Mar-29-08|| ||Karpova: Sadvakasov managed to stay undefeated against Garry Kasparov in their two encounters at astana 2001:|
Kasparov vs Sadvakasov, 2001
Sadvakasov vs Kasparov, 2001
|Jul-14-08|| ||whiteshark: <Karpova: <Sadvakasov managed to stay undefeated against Garry Kasparov in their two encounters at astana 2001>> That's even more impressive as Kasparov - after losing 'his title' against Kramnik - was really 'hot', winning this cat.XX tournament with 7.0 points out of 10 games.|
|Sep-02-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
Interview with <Darmen Sadvakasov>
(by Colin Watson, 10/2003)
|Apr-16-09|| ||jon01: Sadvakasov is back in top. Although it was a bit unfair, after Shulman had defeated him convincingly during the tournament.|
|Apr-17-09|| ||Raisin Death Ray: He's from Kazakhstan? Does he know Borat?|
|Oct-09-09|| ||HAPERSAUD: Wow and to think I'm friends with his cousin LOL it's a shane I'm I Canada and he's in kazahkstan, would be awesome to play him|
|Sep-07-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Here is a report of a simul exhibition that Sadvakasov gave at the American University:|
|Nov-03-12|| ||wordfunph: "I don’t like it when people come to the table, study my position and begin shaking their head and clacking their tongue. This is disturbing indeed!"|
- GM Darmen Sadvakasov
|May-13-14|| ||paavoh: Has Darmen given up on chess?|
|Apr-28-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Darmen Sadvakasov.
Match victories over Karpov and Korchnoi.
|Oct-28-16|| ||Nova: What's Sadvakasov been up to? I noticed his last game played in this database is back in 2010 (which seems like forever ago!). He's had some impressive results against some super strong GMs|
|Dec-03-18|| ||whiteshark: <Nova: What's Sadvakasov been up to? I noticed his last game played in this database is back in 2010 (which seems like forever ago!).> Still ...|
|Dec-03-18|| ||Troller: He played a blitz tournament in August:
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