|Mar-02-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Jaan Eslon
|Feb-21-07|| ||Thrajin: This guy won the first-ever Linares tournament in 1978.|
|May-11-07|| ||Knight13: So what he sucks. Every Linares is supposed to be filled with like 2700 rated players and this guy's like 2400.|
|May-13-07|| ||Thrajin: Still, it's a distinction he holds, and it's good chess trivia.
By the way, saying a 2400 player "sucks" seems a bit exaggerated...|
|May-14-07|| ||Knight13: <By the way, saying a 2400 player "sucks" seems a bit exaggerated...> Just saying that 2400 winning a supposed-to-be-a-super-strong tournament shouldn't deserve that much credit. He won't stand a chance against those 2700 rated players that walked in later on.|
|May-15-07|| ||Thrajin: No argument there. Trivia, my friend, it's all about chess trivia.|
|May-15-07|| ||Legend: He was from Estonia.|
|Mar-31-11|| ||perfidious: <Knight13: So what he sucks. Every Linares is supposed to be filled with like 2700 rated players and this guy's like 2400.>|
The original Linares event in no way resembled the lineups to come in the early 1980s, much less the superstar-studded events which followed.
Have a go at the link below for more information:
<CG.com> Eslon died 24.9.2000 in Las Palmas.
In the mid 1980s, he was involved in the tournament bulletins during another of the Linares events, and when two players agreed a short draw, he referred to them as 'cabrones', believing this meant 'weak-willed individuals', but received a rude awakening when informed as to its correct definition ('cabron' is the Spanish word for cuckold).
|Dec-07-11|| ||GrahamClayton: Photo of Eslon receiving the trophy for his victory at Linares in 1978:|
Eslon died from injuries received in a car accident.
|Feb-04-12|| ||King Death: < Knight13: So what he sucks. Every Linares is supposed to be filled with like 2700 rated players and this guy's like 2400.>|
One more thing to add to the reply by <perfidious>, back in 1978 you couldn't have filled the Linares tournament with 2700 players because Karpov was the only player that was over 2700 on the FIDE list. On Chessmetrics, well that's another story.