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|Apr-17-02|| ||Sneaky: When I think of Bolbochan all I can think of is his stunning debacle at the hands of Fischer, described in <My 60 Memorable Games>|
Fischer vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962
|Dec-12-02|| ||Sneaky: I think PVS asked about his brother. Here's what I found on the net:|
Bolbochan, Julio (1920-1996) Argentine Grandmaster who received the title in 1977 at the age of 57. He won the Argentina championship in 1946 and 1948. His brother Jacobo Bolbochan (1906-1984) won the Argentina championship in 1932 and 1933, and became an International Master in 1965 at the age of 59.
|May-19-03|| ||fred lennox: I love the way Bolbochan plays the rook. What a flair he has to handle these unweildy beasts! It is like the other pieces are servants to the rook. Nothing like a rook to set matters straight! |
|May-19-03|| ||Ribeiro: Bolbochán was a very strong player. For instance, when a match Argentina vs. USSR took place in 1954, he was the second player of his country (Najdorf was the first). His oponent was Paul Keres, and they tied (2-2).|
Argentina had several strong players, and obtained good results in international team competitions. In the Hamilton Russell Cup (1954), the team was: Najdorf, Bolbochán, Panno, Eliskases, Pilnik, Rossetto and Guimard. They took second place (USSR won, with Botvinnik, Smyslov, Bronstein, Keres, Kotov and Geller (!!)). The team from Yugoslavia (third) was Pirc, Gligoric, Trifunovic, Fuderer, Matanovic and Rabar (!).
This indicates how strong has been chess in Argentina.
PS: Bolbochán´s record is quite remarkable!
PS2: I am not from Argentina!:-)
|Jul-31-03|| ||Ribeiro: Unfortunately, I found not in the database a brilliant game against Evans won by Bolbochán in 1952...:-( |
Recently, I read in an old magazine that he played an important role for the development of chess in Argentina as a teacher. If I am not mistaken, the GM Oscar Panno was one of his pupils.
|Jul-31-03|| ||Ribeiro: The game is:
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 a6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Bxc4 e6 6. O-O c5 7. Qe2 Nc6 8.
Nc3 b5 9. Bb3 cxd4 10. exd4 Nxd4 11. Nxd4 Qxd4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. Rd1 Nc3 14.
bxc3 Qb6 15. Qe5 Bb7 16. Be3 Qc6 17. Bd5 Qc8 18. Bxb7 Qxb7 19. a4 Rc8 20.
axb5 Qxb5 21. Qd4 e5 22. Qg4 Rd8 23. Rxd8+ Kxd8 24. Rd1+ Ke7 25. Qf5 1-0
|Jul-31-03|| ||Sneaky: Cool |
|Feb-16-04|| ||LuisGLopez: HI! (this is my first post :))
I am from Argentina. I have a little book from J. Bolbochan; it is intended for the beginner, but has several good advises for everyone. Among other things, it explains the Deletang's method for winning with a Knight and Bishop against King alone. By the way, Deletang was also from Argentina :)
|Feb-16-04|| ||technical draw: <LuisGLopez> Bienvenido, amigo ajedrecista de Argentina. Una vez tuve el privilegio de perder con Miguel Najdorf! Otra vez bienvenido y si quieres jugar estoy en Yahoo bajo el nombre de technicaldraw. |
|Feb-16-04|| ||LuisGLopez: Perdiste con Najdorf (you lost with Najdorf)? Buenisimo (Great)! Gracias por la bienvenida :) (Thank you for your wellcome) |
|Apr-20-04|| ||fred lennox: Bolbochan "has the reputation of being the hardest player in the world to defeat." - Barden. This is in the 50's when Petrosian is developing his defensive skills. The 2 played each other in the 60's 3 times, all drawn. |
|Apr-20-04|| ||ConLaMismaMano: If i'm not mistaken Bolbochan exiled from Argentina because of the dictatorship and lived his last years in Venezuela. |
|Dec-22-04|| ||Benzol: Julio Bolbochan
Born 20th March 1920 in Buenos Aires
IM in 1955 and GM in 1977
He was Argentine champion in 1946 and 1948.
|Jul-21-05|| ||Knight13: See http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches.... He and his brother drew all their 3 games.|
|Jul-21-05|| ||Caissanist: There is a short bio of Bolbochan (in Spanish) on http://www.bostream.nu/taz/lared/aj.... The page makes no mention of any persecution; it appears that he relocated in 1970, because he got a job teaching chess in a Venezuelan university. |
|Mar-10-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Julio Bolbochan|
|Aug-23-06|| ||Phony Benoni: I got to meet Bolbochan when he played in the 1991 U.S. Open in Los Angeles (the last twelve games given here). At the previous U.S. Open, I had struck up an acquaintance with a player from Venezuela named Isidore Cherem, who mentioned that he played often with Bolbochan. Sure enough, the next year he showed up in Los Angeles and brought Bolbochan along with him.|
We didn't talk much, but he seemed like a very nice guy, even posing for a picture which, alas, I have long since lost.
|Mar-15-08|| ||nomaster: In the 1950 he was known in Argentina for his ability to draw against top players. Even if he wasn't the second best player in the country (the first was indisputably Najdorf) he would play second board in the olympiad with quite good results, draws that is.|
|Mar-10-09|| ||WhiteRook48: how many wins did he get then?|
|May-01-09|| ||Augalv: http://www.p4r.org.ar/biografias/ja...|
|Jul-08-09|| ||mcgee: >>When I think of Bolbochan all I can think of is his stunning debacle at the hands of Fischer, described in <My 60 Memorable Games<<|
Debacle implies that Bolbochan played disastrously which is a little unfair. The whole game is testimony to Fischer's superlative ablity to stick his opponents in the vice and squeeze...
|Jul-08-09|| ||mcgee: also don't forget this Tal cracker
Tal vs Julio Bolbochan, 1966
|Apr-29-10|| ||GrahamClayton: <Ribeiro>Bolbochán was a very strong player. For instance, when a match Argentina vs. USSR took place in 1954, he was the second player of his country (Najdorf was the first). His opponent was Paul Keres, and they tied (2-2).|
The following Spanish biography includes a photo of Bolbochan and Keres sitting at the board during the 1954 Argentina v USSR match:
|Oct-09-10|| ||Eduardo Bermudez: G.M. Julio Bolbochan 50 !! consecutives chessgames in olimpyads whitout loses !!|
|Nov-30-10|| ||Fusilli: <WhiteRook48: how many wins did he get then?>|
He must have gotten a few, as he won gold medal on second board at the 1950 Olympiad in Dubrovnik (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9th_Ch... and the article in Spanish from <Graham Clayton>)
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