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|Apr-20-11|| ||technical draw: I wonder if they called him "Mr. Nine Times" in Rumania?|
|Feb-16-12|| ||waustad: In the 70s I ran into Walter Tevis in a local watering hole and wound up playing blitz with him in his garage until dawn. On the walls he had 2 huge pictures of himself with celebs. I recognized Florin Gheorghiu immediately but needed to be told who David Bowie was. Pop culture clues still trip me up doing crosswords. Oh well.|
|Feb-16-12|| ||brankat: <waustad> <..but needed to be told who David Bowie was. Pop culture clues still trip me up doing crosswords.>|
With me it's the other way around :-) Occasionally. So, out of ignorance and curiosity: Who is Walter Tevis? Thank You.
|Feb-16-12|| ||waustad: He wrote "The Hustler", "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (the reason for the Bowie picture), "Queen's Gambit", ... At that time he was a professor at Ohio University and I was a grad school dropout.|
|Feb-16-12|| ||waustad: Speaking of the Romanian Championship, that's what got me to this page in the first place. It is on right now and I hadn't heard of anybody playing. Nisi was at Aeroflot instead.|
|Feb-16-12|| ||brankat: Thank You <waustad>. |
In regards to the Romanian championship: <It is on right now and I hadn't heard of anybody playing.>
If it is on, then somebody must be playing :-)
|Apr-06-12|| ||wordfunph: GM Florin Gheorghiu won the Philippine (Manila) Open in 1970 with 11/11, beating Bobby Fischer's record of 10.5/11 a year earlier.|
happy birthday, GM Gheorghiu!
|Dec-12-12|| ||waustad: He's been active recently. Maybe someday they'll choose him as an "Old Hand" to play the Snowdrops.|
|Apr-06-13|| ||virginmind: He placed 14th at the Lausanne Young Masters Open in sept. 2008.
|Apr-06-13|| ||waustad: One more year as a sexigenarian!|
|Jul-26-13|| ||galdur: Great player. Bobby´s loss to him at Havana in 1966 was the only competitive game he ever lost to a player younger than himself.|
|Jul-26-13|| ||perfidious: Great player? Not really: he obviously was unsure of himself in some way or other, despite his undoubted strength.|
For those who have doubts, see the kibitzing at Gheorghiu vs L Piasetski, 1977.
|Jul-26-13|| ||galdur: Relax <perfidious> I didn´t say he was a great human being. He played some great chess though, there´s no denying that.|
|Jul-26-13|| ||nescio: <...unsure of himself,,,> Gheorghiu had the talent to reach the candidates matches but his nerves couldn't cope with the tensions of high-level play. See for example the story by <ToTheDeath> under Larsen vs Gheorghiu, 1970|
|Jul-26-13|| ||galdur: So, he´s still a sort of a non-person? Which would explain his meager biography here. It sure is difficult to conform in a perfect world where even Ray Keene denounces you. Amen and qmen.|
|Jul-26-13|| ||perfidious: <nescio>: Never heard that story till now; maybe it was a small down payment on Gheorghiu's karmic debt.|
|May-24-17|| ||keypusher: Now that is a profile pic to die for.
<Also, he won the Philipines (Manila) Open in 1970 with 11/11, beating Bobby's record of 10.5/11 an year earlier.>
Fischer played in the Manila Open in 1969? Really? Guess no one saved the game scores?
|May-24-17|| ||tamar: Yeah, quite a picture. I didn't know Rudolph Valentino played chess.|
|Apr-20-18|| ||epistle: https://joeam.com/2018/04/20/mr-chi...|
|Oct-25-18|| ||zanzibar: Actually the <CG> photo is a terrible photograph, in the sense that Gheorghiu looks to be a blond due to some chemical washing of the photo.|
See the blow-up here:
Photoshopped before photoshop!
He was dark haired (and the above photo misled me due to the hair color when trying to match up players in another photo).
See this extensive, and quite informative, collection of the Romanian player:
(Don't mind the washed-out look, just click on the squares to get a good look at each photo)
Some incredible photos of him as a child player.
|Mar-30-19|| ||siggemannen: Great pics, <zanzibar>!
Check out this one of Gheorghiu together with Suba and two other somehow familiar players: http://www.stere.ro/wp-content/uplo...|
|Mar-30-19|| ||Fusilli: <siggemannen> Nice. The games Kasparov-Suba and Gheorghiu-Karpov happened in two olympiads: 1982 and 1986. As the URL in your link indicates, the photo shows the players at the 1986 Olympiad in Dubai. The games in question were:|
Kasparov vs Suba, 1986
Gheorghiu vs Karpov, 1986
The Romanians held both world champions to a draw.
The third board, Sokolov v Ionescu (not in this database), was also a draw.
The USSR won the match because Yusupov produced this devilish endgame win on board 4:
M V Ghinda vs Yusupov, 1986
(Take a look at that endgame. It's worth pondering on it!)
|Mar-30-19|| ||HeMateMe: what city is the page photo taken in? (The world jr. championship site.)|
|Mar-30-19|| ||Fusilli: <HeHateMe>
The Hague. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World...
|Mar-31-19|| ||Fusilli: <HeMateMe> Apologies, I misread your user name yesterday.|
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