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|Oct-31-14|| ||Petrosianic: <- Smyslov ?>
Smyslov had a lot of sympathy around that time for having been excluded from the previous interzonal. It was said by some that he could have given the qualifiers from the Southeast Asian Zonal pawn and move, but he was sitting home and they weren't.
|Oct-31-14|| ||Zonszein: In his book Chess Is My Life Korchnoi tells about how Smyslov got a place in the team when it was supposed to be given to him (Korchnoi)|
|Oct-31-14|| ||Petrosianic: How did he say it happened?|
|Oct-31-14|| ||Zonszein: I don't remember exactly. I have the book somewhere.
Just to say that Smyslov had a lot of "sympathy" from the Chess Federation (if we are to believe Korchnoi)|
|Oct-31-14|| ||Zonszein: Those were hard times. I'm sure Smyslov is not to blame. There were a lot of talented players who's participation in international Tornaments depended on people who sometimes knew nothing about chess|
|Oct-31-14|| ||keypusher: <BUNA> Thanks, that is very interesting. Probably worth pointing out that Spassky, Smyslov, and Tal all tied for first (along with Larsen) at the 1964 Interzonal, with Stein and Bronstein just a bit behind. But I suppose that did not figure in to the Soviets' decision whom to send to Tel Aviv.|
|Oct-31-14|| ||Zonszein: Can anybody ask <keypusher> to unblock me and that I apologise if I said something wrong in the past? Thank you|
|Oct-31-14|| ||Petrosianic: In the absence of a rating system in those days, I don't see how Korchnoi can say he was entitled to the spot. Unless he means that the team spots go to the highest finishers in the last Candidates cycle. In that case, the top 6 Soviets would have been:|
|Oct-31-14|| ||Zonszein: I don't remember which tournament he was referring to and the year, a reason to read the book again.|
|Oct-31-14|| ||chancho: It's either Havana 1963, or the 31st USSR Championship 1963.
From the book mentioned by <zonszein>:|
<Korchnoi: After the championship, a special zonal tournament was arranged as a qualifying event for the interzonal.
It was to be made of the six highest placed in the championship, plus two personally invited players (on the basis of previous successes).
The seventh participant named was Smyslov, who had not taken part in the championship (it was for his sake that this whole system had been thought up), and for the eighth the chess federation nominated me.
Literally a few days before the start of the tournament there was a surprising turn of events.
Smyslov put in an application to the federation, requesting that he allowed to have one of the four USSR qualifying places and go directly into the interzonal. The federation rejected his claim.
He then turned to his friends with access to the government and leading party organs.
From there - from above came an order which was unconditionally accepted by the USSR Sports Committee, and the head of the Chess Federation (at that time Rodionov) was reprimanded.
From this incident the reader can gain an idea of the bureaucratic hierarchy of the heads of sport, in particular of Chess.>
|Oct-31-14|| ||ughaibu: But that's about a place in the interzonal, not on the Olympiad team.|
|Nov-01-14|| ||keypusher: <Zonszein: Can anybody ask <keypusher> to unblock me and that I apologise if I said something wrong in the past? Thank you>|
You are not blocked -- I apologize for whatever I did that made you think you were! I enjoy your posts.
|Nov-01-14|| ||Zonszein: You're right
I wasn't sure
And. <chancho> : thank you for your post
|Nov-06-14|| ||Owl: I'm Looking for Tal game
where Tal queen takes his opponent a8 rook but the opponent a8 rook is protected and the opponent takes back but Tal then uses his Bishop to check the opponent king.
|Nov-07-14|| ||moronovich: Tal vs B Brinck-Claussen 1-0 45 1966 Havana
<Owl> Perhaps it is this game you had in mind.
|Nov-09-14|| ||andrewjsacks: Happy birthday to the hero and idol of my youth.|
|Nov-09-14|| ||TheFocus: Happy Birthday to one of my heroes!|
|Nov-09-14|| ||crazyim5: Happy birthday to one of the greatest of all time!|
|Nov-09-14|| ||ketchuplover: I second that emotion :)|
|Nov-09-14|| ||alfiepa: Thank you for ever Misha !|
|Nov-09-14|| ||Rookiepawn: Simply the best.|
|Nov-09-14|| ||Domdaniel: Hard to believe that Tal has been dead for over 22 years. My battered copy of his best games is forever near to hand.|
|Nov-09-14|| ||Rookiepawn: A guy with aesthetics and sportsmanship in his mind. Not hating opponents, taking things personal, mixing chess with things that have nothing to do with it, whining all the time, changing rules, and all the neurothic, nerdy circus unfortunately so typical of many chess players.|
Tal never needed to add extra chess aspects to his chess career, he could be repectful of any rival while crushing them OTB. Compare that with the chessplayers that try every trick to get their rivals off balance, mix politics with pieces and boo-hoo every second.
|Nov-09-14|| ||Owl: Yes That's it Thx.
There was Steinitz game very similar to that I am looking for. Wondering anyone got it too. Its similar to that in the Diagonal
|Nov-09-14|| ||juan31: Maestro M. Tal another inmortal thanks to his brillant work in the field of chess|
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