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|Oct-08-16|| ||MissScarlett: <Few people know that, for quite a while now, IM John Donaldson has been putting together the most detailed and enjoyable book on Bobby Fischer that’s ever been written. At the moment it’s being offered on Amazon in Kindle form, but eventually it will come out as one huge volume.|
When it does appear in paper form, it will be (quite rightly so) expensive. So for those that have iPads and iPhones and other such devices, you have a chance to get the book in four extremely inexpensive parts.>
Some time ago, I told that dick <TheFocus> to start submitting some of the new Fischer simul games found by Donaldson & Tangborn, but it appears he's done absolutely nothing on that front.
|Oct-08-16|| ||ughaibu: Why doesn't anybody call Morphy "Paul"? After all, if it's yankee culture to refer to people by their private names, as exemplified by the freedom with which Fischer is referred to as "Bobby", why the discrimination against Paul?|
|Oct-08-16|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <keypusher: <Allanur>
In your first post, you didn't say anything about Philidor beyond mentioning his name.>|
You mean (quote) 'the Frenchman?' Something with pawns?
The only truth is: Fischer became kind of absentminded IMO
|Oct-08-16|| ||diceman: <ughaibu: Why doesn't anybody call Morphy "Paul"? After all, if it's yankee culture to refer to people by their private names, as exemplified by the freedom with which Fischer is referred to as "Bobby", why the discrimination against Paul?>|
I think it has more to do with Fischer being a prodigy.
If you're an adult, and alive, while a
"kid" is having fantastic success, you'd more likely use "Bobby" vs. "Robert James."
|Oct-08-16|| ||Sally Simpson: "Why doesn't anybody call Morphy "Paul"
Because Morphy is Morphy. We know right away who it is. It's the same with Tal.
You rarely see Alexander Alekhine or Emanuel Lasker being used, though in the latter case it should used more often because of Edward Lasker.
You do see Tigran Petrosian and Boris Spassky often linked because these name seem to go well together.
Again rarely do you get Mikhail Botvinnik or Vasily Smyslov and Anand's first name 'Vishwanathan' has been turned world wide into 'Vishy.'
Euwe will always be Euwe. Max is something you call a dog.
Just saying 'Paul' encourages thoughts of Keres, McCartney, Simon or Pope John Paul ( Karol Wojtyla )
Type in 'Paul' on the search thingy bit on this site and you get:
Now go away, sit in a dark corner for half an hour and think of another mundane question to waste my time with.
I enjoy answering them.
|Oct-08-16|| ||ughaibu: ""Why doesn't anybody call Morphy "Paul" Because Morphy is Morphy. We know right away who it is. It's the same with Tal." |
Like we wouldn't know who we were talking about if we said "Fischer", saying "Bobby" makes it clearer? On your @#$%* bike.
|Oct-08-16|| ||MissScarlett: <I think it has more to do with Fischer being a prodigy.>|
Likewise with pint-sized Reshevsky; everyone called him Sammy, nobody called him <Rzeschewski>.
|Oct-08-16|| ||Sally Simpson: Nicknames can also be used and everyone usually recognises them.|
Gazza, Chucky, Capa, Spider....
Longer nicknames not so often used but again recognisable.
Victor the Terrible, The Lion of Kentucky, The Black Death, Vlad the Impaler, the Austrian Morphy.
One of the Polgar sisters once rejoiced in the nickname 'Tal in a skirt'.
|Oct-08-16|| ||ughaibu: The Tal in skirts was Nona Gaprindishvilli, and who the hell was the lion of Kentucky?|
|Oct-08-16|| ||ughaibu: I guess it's because nobody ever said I play like Canal in a balaclava that I got the nickname "not Canal in a balaclava".|
|Oct-09-16|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi ughaibu,
"Polgar, Judit (1976- ) is the strongest woman chess player in the world. Vassily Smyslov nicknamed her “Tal in a skirt.”
And anyway Nona Gaprindishvilli always wore slacks.
The Lion is Jackson Showalter.
A bit dated I know but it's a nik that once seen is fairly easily remembered.
My nickname was 'Half a Chess Set Chandler' Because by move 20 I'd be left with 4 pawns, 1 Knight, 1 Rook, 1 Bishop, no queen and a hanging King.
My nickname at school was 'Silver Sleeves' because I never had a handkerchief.
|Oct-09-16|| ||HeMateMe: I was known in GM circles as "the slow developer."|
|Oct-09-16|| ||perfidious: Judit did not always wear skirts:
<In 1987, Alex and I played the under-2400 section at the New York Open; his first-round opponent was a little girl with a teddy bear, and she rolled him up.
We now know her well as Judith Polgar.>
|Oct-09-16|| ||diceman: <MissScarlett:
nobody called him <Rzeschewski>.>
It looks like they actually did. :)
Was looking at something else, and stumbled across this:
(little more than halfway down the page)
|Oct-09-16|| ||MissScarlett: My point. He didn't become Reshevsky, and therefore semi-pronounceable,
until about 1924.|
|Oct-13-16|| ||keypusher: I suspect ughaibu is right and "Tal in a skirt" was first applied to Gaprindashvili. I found this on her player page.|
<wordfunph: "I have been told that I play like Tal in a skirt, so I tried to mate all my opponents."
- Nona Gaprindashvili>
I think by the time Judit came along that moniker would have been skirting the edge of propriety, so to speak.
|Oct-14-16|| ||diceman: <keypusher: I suspect ughaibu is right and "Tal in a skirt" was first applied to Gaprindashvili. I found this on her player page.>|
Gaprindashvili was "Tal in a skirt."
Polgar was "Tal in a scrunchie"
|Oct-14-16|| ||tpstar: <Tal in a skirt> Transgender!|
<998> So close, yet so far.
|Oct-15-16|| ||TheFocus: <MissScarlett> <Some time ago, I told that dick <TheFocus> to start submitting some of the new Fischer simul games found by Donaldson & Tangborn, but it appears he's done absolutely nothing on that front.>|
I don't submit games to CeeGee.
You know what my bio says: <Never give away for free what someone else will pay you for.>
Are you willing to pay me?
And, I am not a "dick." Although I notice that you often are.
|Oct-16-16|| ||MissScarlett: <I don't submit games to CeeGee.|
You're either a liar or senile, possibly both.
|Oct-16-16|| ||perfidious: <Divine Miss S: You're either a liar or senile, possibly both.>|
Even if <TheFocus> were what you claim, better those traits than to be the flaming bigot you personify.
|Oct-17-16|| ||TheFocus: <MissScarlett> <I don't submit games to CeeGee.
<<You're either a liar or senile, possibly both.>>
I tried submitting games in the past but the upload would take months, so why bother?
Why would I lie? I'm not doing free work for CeeGee. I have made that plain in the past.
Go bother someone else with your garbage.
|Oct-17-16|| ||todicav23: 60 years ago today, Fischer played the game of the century:|
|Oct-18-16|| ||Howard: Personally, I think the real "game of the century" was Fischer's win against Donald Byrne's brother, in 1963/64.|
|Oct-18-16|| ||Petrosianic: I don't know if that was the game of the century, but I do Robert Byrne vs. Fischer to be Fischer's best game.|
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