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|Nov-20-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. World Championship challenger: Lev Polugaevsky.|
|Mar-29-15|| ||TheFocus: <Analysis, if it is really carried out with a complete concentration of his powers, forms and completes a chess player> - Lev Polugaevsky.|
|Mar-29-15|| ||TheFocus: <Analysis is a glittering opportunity for training: it is just here that capacity for work, perseverance and stamina are cultivated, and these qualities are, in truth, as necessary to a chess player as a marathon runner> - Lev Polugaevsky.|
|Mar-29-15|| ||zanzibar: Hard to believe his portrait isn't here.
Google image search allows filtering on copyright protections, here's a nice photo from wiki commons:
I think I'll submit it.
|Mar-29-15|| ||zanzibar: (Ha - I see out of the various wiki common photos of Lev, that wikipedia choose the same one)|
|May-12-15|| ||TheFocus: <First and foremost it is essential to understand the essence, the overall idea of any fashionable variation, and only then include it in one's repertoire. Otherwise the tactical trees will conceal from the player the strategic picture of the wood, in which his orientation will most likely be lost> - Lev Polugaevsky.|
|May-12-15|| ||TheFocus: <My most difficult opponent is myself. When I am playing I often involuntarily make a world champion out of a candidate master> - Lev Polugaevsky.|
|May-25-15|| ||lost in space: Now with photo!|
|May-25-15|| ||parisattack: His spirited variation in the Najdorf Sicilian still seems viable, yes? In this game black seemed OK out of the opening...Wang Hao vs Nakamura, 2012.|
|May-25-15|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<parrisattack>
there have been a few new ideas in the Polu' variation. Everyman published "Chess Developments: the 6. Bg5 Najdorf Sicilian" by Kevin Goh Wei Ming in 2014.
Ming uses the quoted Hao-Naka game as his illustrative game, embedded with theory, etc.
12...Ra7 seems all but essential. 12...Qe5 looks to be refuted. Naka's 15...Qc7 varied from the big main line with 15...Qxb2.
Some things to look at but it has always been a dangerous line and the computer analysis of variations inevitable now in such a line.
|May-26-15|| ||parisattack: Thank you <SimonWebbsTiger>|
All I have on the Poly per se is the Syzygy monograph from the 70s and of course the Love books. It is not dissimilar to what we used to call the 'Fast Paulsen' - but not much on that after MCO 8 and the Syzygy 'Scheveningen with Early ...b5' volume.
<.... computer analysis of variations inevitable now in such a line.> Sigh... :(
|Jun-21-15|| ||rayoflight: <parisattack>
Do you play on chess.com under Parisstay?
|Jun-21-15|| ||Fusilli: Nice high quality photo of Polu.|
|Jun-21-15|| ||parisattack: Hi <rayolight> No, I don't play Internet chess tho I occasionally play internet Go on the PandaNet server.|
|Nov-02-15|| ||zanzibar: A very nice, very in-depth biography of the man and his games can be found here:|
(Item #5, about 1/3 down)
One to save to your local hard drive...
PS- <CG> finally picked a great photo, congrats and thanks. And thanks to the Dutch, whose open documentation is a true treasure for all the chess world to share.
|Nov-04-15|| ||zanzibar: Check out this caricature of him:
(scroll down just a bit)
|Nov-05-15|| ||Mr. V: <zanzibar> Wow, that is a great blog! Thanks for posting it!|
|Nov-20-15|| ||TheFocus: Happy Birthday, Lev! Thanks for that Sicilian variation.|
|Nov-20-15|| ||Petrosianic: I don't think he'll be having a very happy birthday today.|
|Nov-20-15|| ||Howard: Agreed---his last "happy" birthday was back in 1994.|
|Nov-20-15|| ||zanzibar: From the <Mammoth Book>...|
<In 1981 his classic work <Grandmaster Preparation> was published, a brilliant source of inspiration for those hoping to become top players. [...] Polugaevsky really cared deeply about this work, and spoke out against the tendency for lazy authors to throw books together quickly, and without much thought or effort. His great strengths as a player were his strategic understanding and deep opening preparation, while his Achille's Heel was his tactical vision, which let him down in some crucial games.>
Maybe one of these games is this one:
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958
But then there is this game:
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 (kibitz #20)
<"It goes without saying that an innovation lasting 25 moves is a rarity, but it once more emphasizes what a great return - both competitive and creative - a player can expect from searching, and from experimenting. In itself, such a success far exceeds the disappointments from other, less successful attempts, and it is quite capable of inspiring a player, as the game with Tal inspired me in the USSR Championship" - Lev Polgaevsky>
|Nov-20-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Lev Polugaevsky.|
|Mar-25-18|| ||whiteshark: Here a lecture on / an homage to <Lev Polugaevsky> by GM Alejandro Ramirez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu_... (~44 mins)|
|Nov-20-18|| ||xenophon: In a way it's a shame that for my generation he will probably be best remembered for being "battered" by Korchnoi in 2 candidate matches.|
|Nov-20-18|| ||AlastairMarston: Leeds Rapidplay 1991, I watched him (against an English GM) blitz out a win with the King, Knight and Bishop v King ending. Superb technique!|
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