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|Dec-20-11|| ||brankat: Wishing You a very happy Holiday season!|
|Nov-02-12|| ||zev22407: A great creative playe.|
|Nov-02-12|| ||midknightblue: happy birthday GM LJUBOJEVIC. One of the great contributors to the hedgehog.|
|Nov-02-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday L.L.|
|Jun-30-13|| ||perfidious: On Ljubojevic, from a post at Wesley So:|
<GM Ljubomir Ljubojevic is fluent in several languages and is capable of talking at an amazing speed in all of them so much so that he has acquired the nickname "Motormouth". Having a post-portem with Ljubojevic is usually great fun; he will try to defend any position, no matter how bad, saying over and over "It's not so simple". If you find a nice tactic, he will remark, "You're very trickful". Late news has it that Ljubo no longer says "trickful". The other players had carefully avoided correcting him for years, but some spoilsport must have told Ljubo that the word is "tricky".>
This excerpt originated from John Nunn's Best Games, in the annotations to
Ljubojevic vs Nunn, 1987.
|Jul-08-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: http://www.tatasteelchess.com/news/...|
Found the above piece on the 'net on "LUBO" ... thought I would share it.
|Jul-29-13|| ||cro777: Ljubojevic's impressions about the influence of computers on chess.|
"In terms of openings, chess has developed a lot. But, it is my impression that the middlegame and endgame are still an Achilles’ heel of professionals. This begs the question:
<Has the quality of those game phases stagnated because people got used to relying on computer knowledge?
Or could this be because people get tired faster than before, because they spend less time on exercising their mental skills leaving that to technology?>
In the period when chess relied on personal analyses and when it was difficult to find the information about the latest games played in tournaments worldwide, we depended on how fast we could get these pieces of information. That's why we would analyse for days, sometimes even for months, to be sure if some line is playable or not."
|Jul-29-13|| ||offramp: I always think of him as a more scientific and better version of Velimirovic.|
|Nov-02-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy 53rd birthday to GM <Ljubomir Ljubojevic>.|
|Nov-02-13|| ||chesswar1000: happy birthday Ljubojevic!|
|Nov-02-13|| ||DrNyet: This would be his *63rd* birthday according to the date of birth given in the bio. :)|
|Mar-29-15|| ||zanzibar: It's nice to have a fairly recent photo, but a little unfortunate that he's only in profile.|
An interesting array of older photographers of a younger GM can be found here:
A suggested edit for the bio:
"In his day" was probably intended instead of "On his day".
But I would prefer a little more nuanced phrasing, say...
"On game day he was a danger to any given player, but lacked ...".
|May-22-15|| ||TheFocus: <...Every person has their own moment of lucidity. Even a chess player who is objectively considered as a weaker player can have ingenious ideas. The only question is if he will use that moment of lucidity to make a good result worthy of that ingenious idea…> - Ljubomir Ljubojevic, asked if he had some unique ability to find surprising moves.|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <I have won many games that have not made me happy and when I lose, I am also not happy. My friends ask 'so when are you happy?' That's the way chess is; you are happy only rarely; the rest is grief> - Ljubomir Ljubojevic.|
|Nov-02-15|| ||diagonal: Happy birthday Ljubo! Best wishes from Switzerland for a giant player from the era of the fighters.|
Ljubojevic was ranked <sole third of the World> in both half-year ELO lists in the year 1983 and has won many strong international tournaments including Wiik aan Zee in 1976 (together with Olafsson, ahead of Tal).
Laudatio (2007): http://www.tatasteelchess.com/news/...
Picture (1972): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...
|Nov-27-15|| ||Howard: Just noticed when browsing through Informant 34 last night that Ljubo didn't play in the 1982 interzonals----quite a surprise considering that he was a top-10 player at the time.|
Anyone know why ?
|Nov-27-15|| ||Petrosianic: Probably didn't qualify.|
|Nov-27-15|| ||Nerwal: One guess is that the Yugoslav zonal was set at about the same time than Tilburg 1981 where Ljubojevic played.|
|Nov-27-15|| ||Olavi: According to Timman in Schaakwerk I, Hort and Ljubojevic protested against the decision to award the six ratings based slots only on the basis of the 1.7.1981 Elo list. I believe at least in Hort's case that meant he declined an automatic qualification.|
|Nov-29-15|| ||Howard: Why would they have used the 1-7-1981 list ? Wouldn't the 1-1-82 list have been more logical?|
|Jun-15-16|| ||perfidious: From another post:
<+ Bilbao 1987: GM Ljubojevic was complaining before the tournament started. He was attacking the organizers for inviting females (Chiburdanidze and Susan Polgar). Ljubojevic maintained that the tournament was too strong for women. His score against Chiburdanidze and Susan Polgar was 0-2!>
Oh, the irony--this rather reminds one of what transpired for the losers in Tarrasch-Yates and Capablanca-Bernstein in their first meetings.
|Aug-04-16|| ||brankat: In San Sebastian, 1911, some masters (mostly Nimzovitch) were complaining about Capablanca's and Vidmar's invitation to the premier tourney and suggested they should be in a minor one.|
Capablanca won the event, and Vidmar shared the second place 1/2 a point behind :-)
|Aug-04-16|| ||perfidious: Pas mal, for a pair of 'minor masters' who did not belong.|
|Aug-04-16|| ||morfishine: Sir <Lobo> is such a great player over the years and such an endearing personality. A real credit to chess. This is a person to not only be admired, but emulated and followed by example|
|Sep-23-16|| ||brankat: Only six pages of kibitzing on the site of one of the most talented/spectacular players ever!|
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