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|Feb-04-12|| ||parisattack: <TheFocus: Nice interview <parisattack>. Thanks for sending it to me.> You are welcome, sir. It is a nice memory; those were good times chess-wise for me.|
|Feb-04-12|| ||King Death: <AlphaMale> <Bios are not the place for links to newly published articles/interviews. >|
This is ridiculous, where else should they go? Putting them in the kibitzing isn't much of a solution.
|Feb-04-12|| ||AlphaMale: A solution in search of a problem...
If people want the latest chess news and interviews, I suggest they visit sites such as TWIC, Chessbase and Chessdom.
|Feb-16-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Lajos Portisch> tribute by Capivaron:|
|Feb-16-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Agree 100 per cent with <twinlark> and <King Death> on the bio links.|
Also, there are many people who read the bios carefully. Many more will come here to read them carefully if they continue to be improved and expanded, as they have been at our website.
Thanks to you guys and <Benzol> and <Phony Benoni> and <Stony> and all the rest of the TOP SECRET biographers.
|Feb-16-12|| ||OhioChessFan: I agree about the bio links. I am not sure what the shelf life is of a recent interview, and I could see a lesser known player with a link to a recent interview sitting unchanged for 5 years. Not sure if that would be all bad either. As for letting people know about the ongoing updates, perhaps a homepage link to "recently updated bios"|
|Feb-16-12|| ||AlphaMale: Stupidity loves company.|
|Feb-16-12|| ||twinlark: <Ohio>
I made the same suggestion at chessgames.com chessforum a couple of weeks ago, but there appear to be problems with this, unfortunately.
|Feb-16-12|| ||brankat: <AlphaMale>
<If people want the latest chess news and interviews, I suggest they visit sites such as TWIC, Chessbase and Chessdom..> Why?
After all CG.com is not only a fine chessgames database, but also a community of players, fans, chess enthusiasts. Why then should we not have some chess related news and interviews posted here?
|Feb-16-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <brankat> "Alpha Male" has only one purpose at this website, which is to make people angry for its own sake, for his own personal enjoyment.|
He's a prime example of the kind of guy you'd make sure was at the other side of a room at an Anthropology mixer.
Luckily, at this website there are even better options.
You are quite right of course- CG.com is already the best chess website on the internet, by far- why not pitch together with the admins and make it even better?
|Feb-16-12|| ||brankat: Right on Jess!|
|Apr-04-12|| ||wordfunph: 1972 San Antonio Church's Fried Chicken First International Chess Tournament: |
<GM Lajos Portisch is very sensitive to noise, both during the games and when he is trying to sleep. The Hilton Palacio del Rio, serves as a tournament headquarters just across the street. Portisch who had been assigned in room 1607 was moved to 1908 in a search for a quiet air-
conditioner but he didn't like it and was moved to 1739. Portisch said he thinks one day he will buy a house on a lonely island in the middle of Lake Balaton in Budapest so he can
finally get some sleep.>
happy birthday, GM Lajos!
|Apr-04-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday!... how many GM's have said that if you played it it must be correct!|
|Apr-04-12|| ||HeMateMe: I wonder if he still plays in the Hungarian closed championships?|
|Apr-08-12|| ||ketchuplover: belated happy birthday :)|
|Jul-15-12|| ||achieve: I tremendously enjoyed the 2-part Chessbase interview with <Lajos Portisch>!|
It's linked at the bottom of the Bio section of this Player Page.
Portisch was a specialized Wijk aan Zee performer, winning a whopping 50% of the ones he participated in... Four wins out of just eight participations!
Neither Short, nor Timman himself, can match the Hungarian!
Kortchnoi also won 4, but out of 14 entries. = 29%
And Anand, record holder with a total of 5 victories, out of 16! participations. = 31%
The Great Anatoli Karpov scored 50%, scoring 2 wins out of (only) 4 participations.
Portisch was a fine player, and his stories are priceless.
|Dec-12-12|| ||Fusilli: <achieve> True, very enjoyable interview. |
I thought his proposed time control was quite reasonable. Portisch says:
"I have studied chess history, and in the early 20th century and even later, the first time control was after thirty moves, not forty. Why not shorten the time of the first time control to one hour for thirty moves? Everyone knows the openings extremely well nowadays, with the internet, ChessBase, New in Chess and so on. That way there would be more time for the ending. Certainly what is going on now is no good."
|Sep-10-13|| ||parisattack: I interviewed GM Portisch for the university newspaper when he was touring the U.S. on the way to the Church's tournament in San Antonio, Texas late 1972. He was a very pleasant, proper gentleman in the manner of GMs of yesteryear.|
Larsen had recently spoken of a Danish School of Chess. I asked him with the lineage of Charousek, Maroczy, Breyer, Barcza and himself if there could be spoken of an Hungarian School of Chess. I don't recall his exact words but they were to the affect, "No, I cannot speak so optimistically as Larsen." Rather reserved, I think it was the only point in the interview he smiled.
|Apr-04-14|| ||gars: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster Portisch!|
|Apr-04-14|| ||offramp: Portisch reminds me of one of those correct opening batsmen who can play Lillee allright but has trouble against a less accurate and less predictable bowler like Thomson. Portisch could play the top players because he could guess their moves but he could struggle against the less predictable tailenders.|
|Apr-04-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 77th birthday to GM Lajos Portisch!|
|Oct-27-14|| ||Zugzwangovich: Was there ever any other player who could lay claim to having beaten Tal, Petrosian, Spassky and Keres in the same tournament?|
|Nov-21-14|| ||zanzibar: According to this site:
<Now thereís a name thatís unknown to a lot of players today, [...]>
Can that possibly be true?
(Wonder who conducts the surveys to determine this)
Tartajubow finishes with links to the two part Chessbase interview found in the bio above.
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <Your only task in the opening is to reach a playable middlegame> - Lajos Portisch.|
|May-19-15|| ||TheFocus: <He approaches the chess board as if about to perform a sacrament, and when one watches his deep concentration at play, even his silence seems different from the silence of the others> - (on Portisch) - Grigor Piatigorsky.|
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