|Sep-10-03|| ||PVS: Born ~1922. He was a Ukrainian theoretician and professional teacher. He fought at Stalingrad and was decorated four times. He finished 15/16 in the 1951 USSR championship. |
|Sep-10-03|| ||pawntificator: Chess players named Isaac are the coolest of all ;) |
|Sep-10-03|| ||Sneaky: Wasn't it the biblical Isaac who swindled Noah on the ark with that sneaky Ruy Lopez trap? ;-) |
|Sep-12-03|| ||pawntificator: Yes, if I remember my Sunday School lessons correctly, I think you are right. What I didn't learn until much later, reading the works of the later Catholic Saints, was that Noah came out with a Sicilian Dragon in the next game, and Isaac skewered that bad boy too. In a fit of pique, Noah killed one of the dragons on the ark, and after 500 years the other one died, and with no way to reproduce, that is how they went extinct. |
|Sep-17-03|| ||Benzol: <PVS> Still in dark on how Lipnitsky died. |
|Sep-17-03|| ||PVS: I have no facts on his death. You might ask Kulla Tierchen if he comes online. |
|Sep-17-03|| ||Benzol: <PVS> Thanks for that. |
|Jun-17-04|| ||henrilin: Wow! What a guy. He was second after Keres in the USSR ch 1950 and smashed opponets like Smyslov, Geller Petrosian and Averbakh. according to Jeff Sonas he was among the top 10-15 from 1950 upto 1954 when he died 32 yeras old. |
He was probably as good as Geller and Gligoric by then, but never got the chance to climp into the real elite. Does anybody at this forum have more facts about him?
|Nov-19-07|| ||whiteshark: <Benzol> there is a longer bio:|
although the circumstances of his early dead aren't further mentionend there, too.
|Nov-19-07|| ||Benzol: <whiteshark> Thanks. The circumstances surrounding his death seem to be a mystery.|
|Feb-08-08|| ||Gypsy: < ... I analysed a game by Kiev's candidate master Lipnitsky with his annotatations. I think he is chessplayer with a great future. ...> Botvinnik, 1949.|
Further per Kotov/Yudovich:
A pupil of Konstantinopolsky.
1942-1947 Red Army; combat from Stalingrad to Berlin; 4 decorations, 3 medals.
1949 - Champion of Ukraine
1950 - 2nd in Ukraine Ch. (> Geller, Ragozin, Sokolsky, Panov, ...)
1950 - 1-2 "Spartak" Ch. (> Furman, Cholmov, Ufimcev, ...) Becomes master.
1950 - 1-2 Kiev Semifinal of USSR Ch. (=Sokolsky)
1950 - 2-4 in USSR Ch. (1.Keres +6; 2-4.Lipnitsky, Aronin, Tolush +5; 5-6.Konstantinopolsky, Smyslov +3; 7-10.Boleslavsky, Flohr, Geller, Alatorcev +1; 11.Mikenas =; 12-13.Bondarevsky, Petrosian -1; Averbakh, Borisenko, Suetin, Lubinsky, Sokolsky.)
Featured game: Lipnitsky vs Smyslov, 1950
|May-11-08|| ||eremite: Lipnitsky was an author of a very instructive book entitled "Problems of Contemporary Chess Theory" (in Russian, Kiev, 1956). The 1st part of this book is very useful for studying positional play, the 2nd one represents quite comprehensive analysis of Ragozin defence on a basis of the 1st part. This book has influenced Fischer. Recently the 1st part was published again in Moscow, but 2nd part was replaced by Lipnitsky's selected games. This book should appear in English in June 2008:
Lipnitsky (similar to Bronstein) was a part of Kiev chess school, listening to the lectures of Bohatirchuk, Konstantinopolsky, et al. Since early 50th he suffered serious illness of blood...|
|May-11-08|| ||Benzol: <eremite> I will welcome its appearence. It's long overdue. Do you happen to know what caused Lipnitsky's death. He wasn't that old.|
|May-14-08|| ||eremite: That was polycythaemia, a kind of chronic leucosis. It was mentioned in a small, but interesting book "Isaak Lipnitsky" by Vadim Teplitsky (Israel, 1993, in Russian). According to this book, an author was the last person, who visited Lipnitsky at the hospital. The book about Lipnitsky, as well as the book by Konstantinopolsky about Vsevolod Rauzer, just another famous master from Kiev, were planned by Physcultura & Sport Publishing (Moscow) for 1991 or 1992...|
|Nov-28-08|| ||ketchuplover: He reportedly succumbed to leukemia. His book "Questions of Modern Chess Theory" is out now.|
|Aug-24-09|| ||Benzol: The 1954 USSR Spartak Team Champions included Lipnitsky and some other later well known names.|
Seated in front is Tigran Petrosian flanked by two ladies.
Standing left to right are unknown, Semyon Furman, Vladimir Simagin, Rashid Nezhmetdinov, Ratmir Kholmov and Isaak Lipnitsky.
|Jul-07-10|| ||GrahamClayton: <ketchuplover>His book "Questions of Modern Chess Theory" is out now.|
Here is a review of "Questions of Modern Chess Theory". According to legend, Bobby Fischer learned Russian so that he could read this book.
|Jul-30-11|| ||64rutor: A wonderful game is Beylin-Lipnitsky, Dzintari 1950. (Page 188-190 Questions of Modern Chess Theory)|
|Jul-08-12|| ||wordfunph: "He played like a grandmaster and wrote like a grandmaster." |
- GM Eduard Gufeld (on Isaak Lipnitsky)
rest in peace, master Lipnitsky..
|Aug-21-12|| ||Polerio: "Questions of Modern Chess Theory" is undoubtedly one of the best chess books ever written!|
|Sep-19-12|| ||brankat: A very talented player. A master candidate in '49, and then shared second in the very strong field of the USSR championship! |
A great author. It is really incredible that it took more then 50 years to have his work translated.