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|Dec-24-11|| ||Korifej: <Lost in time>Yes!Poluga was very tough opponent for all,especially for 8th WC Mikhail Tal.|
|Dec-24-11|| ||M.D. Wilson: Yes, but less so than Korchnoi.|
|Feb-14-12|| ||brankat: <perfidious> <He was certainly one of the strongest players in captivity for a long while,>|
|Feb-14-12|| ||King Death: <brankat> That's a figure of speech I've heard once in awhile too.|
|Mar-04-12|| ||StrongSquare: <brankat> <Captivity?>...LOL..it's a Cold-War thing, you had to be around in those days to understand.|
|Nov-17-12|| ||Cemoblanca: No profile pic for Lev??? Noooooo! ;) Just found 1! :D http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_n3U4gKrbZ...|
|Nov-20-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. GM Polugaevski.|
|Nov-20-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <SirChrislov: Sir<thegoodanarchist>, Sir<I play the Fred>,|
The proper pronounciation of his last name is <pah-loo-gah-YEV-skee> according to Bill Wall.>
I thought it would be more like "paul-you-guy-EV-skee."
As to the first name and patronymic, I suppose they'd translate as Louis Son of Abraham.
|Nov-20-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <brankat: <perfidious> <He was certainly one of the strongest players in captivity for a long while,>|
That reminds me of when I played at Mechanics' Institute in 1984.
I enlisted in the Navy, and when I came back on leave, Alexander Sinkievich (kibitzer emeritus) greeted me with: "You escape long time!"
|Nov-20-12|| ||gars: <Maatalkko>: Karpov's comment on Polugaevsky repeats Tal's words about Semion Furman in "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal".|
|Nov-20-12|| ||Eggman: <<To state that only those two K's were stronger is a stretch ... whereas Polu never made it to even a Candidates final>>|
Saying that only the two Ks were stronger doesn't mean that Polugaevsky was the third best player in the world, it just means that he was tied for third, and I don't think this is much of a stretch at all for the period 1976-1980. And Polugaevsky didn't make it to the candidates final in 1980 because he was eliminated in the semi-final by Korchnoi. Given that Korchnoi only prevailed in overtime, I'd say that Polugaevsky had great chances to become World Championship challenger at the time.
|Nov-20-12|| ||talisman: he certainly had an "indian sign" on Tal.|
|Nov-20-12|| ||ketchuplover: Happy Birthday Lev :)|
|Mar-27-13|| ||offramp: If you study his games you are a poluologist.|
|Mar-27-13|| ||TugasKamagong: I kinda hope the Polish GM Grzegorz Gajewski will produce a son he'll name Paulo. Seems to me "Paulo Gajewski" would be pronounced very much like "Polugaevsky."|
|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.
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