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|Jan-04-06|| ||Honza Cervenka: <Caissanist><I never remembered him as being among the world's elite>|
He definitely was one of world's elite in late 1970s and early 1980s. According to chessmetrics.com he was even in top ten for a short period.
|Aug-07-06|| ||waddayaplay: He has an energetic and uncompromising style. Good opening knowledge; appears to have studied a lot and developed his own understanding of positions. A fighter, he tries to squeeze the most out of every position.|
Perhaps he could be compared to Korchnoi. Although Korchnoi of course doesn't play 1.e4 .
Interesting game: Tseshkovsky vs Kasparov, 2004
|Sep-19-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: I ended up on this page this morning by way of Istvan Polgar, who was the player of the Black pieces in today’s puzzle (Szabo vs I Polgar, 1969 – position after 22. … b8) and against whom Tseshkovsky played several games that are included in the database.|
It seems like quite a long time since I have heard anything about Vitaly Tseshkovsky, who I suppose is now well along in years. At one time he was quite a prominent GM, with two Soviet Championships on his résumé. His was always a very appealing style of play, so I am glad to have been serendipitously reminded of him.
|Sep-25-08|| ||chessgames.com: <It seems like quite a long time since I have heard anything about Vitaly Tseshkovsky> |
We now have added most of the games from the Agzamov Memorial which took place in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) in March of this year. Tseshkovsky tied for 1st place with 7/10, along with Amonatov and Filippov.
Also we now have a recent photograph (taken from the aforementioned Agzamov Memorial), and we've dubbed him "Player of the Day".
To top it all off, today is his birthday. Happy Birthday to GM Tseshkovsky; we hope that we have many more years of his chess artistry to enjoy.
|Sep-25-08|| ||ILikeFruits: i have been through the desert on a horse with no name...|
|Mar-26-09|| ||stanleys: He plays really well at the Agzamov Memorial - this year he started with crushing 6,5/7!|
Two draws secured him the tournament win ahead of GMs like Amonatov,Kasimdzhanov,Volkov,Kuzubov,Golod...
http://www.uzchess.uz/Championship/... Memorial G.Agzamov/SMWSite/index.html
|Nov-15-09|| ||Tabanus: Now rated 2552, http://ratings.fide.com/id.phtml?ev.... European Senior champion 2009:|
|Apr-19-10|| ||Tabanus: Yesterday in Thessaloniki, Greece he was also European senior champion 2010:|
|Nov-05-10|| ||perfidious: <Caissianist> Tseshkovsky was definitely a top player, as stated; his only crack at the WC series wasn't terribly successful, but that could be said of Walter Browne as well. We're talking about someone who was strong enough to get invited to some decent foreign events, which was no mean feat if you weren't one of the past or present World Champions. He was ~2550, maybe higher, in the late 1970s, on the lists published at the time. While not quite a contender for the title, Tseshkovsky was an interesting and strong player.|
|Mar-21-11|| ||perfidious: One more note re Tseshkovsky: his rating on the official FIDE list published 1.1.77 was 2590, good for equal 18th with Geller and Timman.|
He could play a little.
|Sep-25-11|| ||BIDMONFA: Vitaly Tseshkovsky|
|Dec-24-11|| ||Eastfrisian: He died today, only 67 years old. R.I.P.|
|Dec-24-11|| ||stanleys: Yes,it's true,what a sad news :( He died during a tournament|
R.I.P GM Tseshkovsky
|Dec-24-11|| ||King Death: A very strong player who made a name for himself although he was never in the very first rank of Soviet GMs with all of that talent they had.|
|Dec-24-11|| ||Petrosianic: He was a 2-time Soviet champion. Don't sell him short.|
|Dec-24-11|| ||Prugno: Reading of his death at a relatively early age is not the happiest way to start Christmas Day :-(|
I greatly admired both Tseshkovsky's strength (positional and tactical) and his style of play. It would be nice if this was the occasion to have another look at some of his best games.
"Sit terra tibi levis"
|Dec-24-11|| ||King Death: <Petrosianic: He was a 2-time Soviet champion. Don't sell him short.>|
|Dec-25-11|| ||Phony Benoni: This final-round game boosted him to the first of those Soviet championships. I like the unusual finish, with the king delivering two consecutive discovered checks and the elegant mate.|
Dorfman vs Tseshkovsky, 1978
Please ignore the incorrect result; it should be <0-1>.
|Dec-28-11|| ||bronkenstein: bronkenstein: Few excerpts from Kramnik`s tribute to his late coach (http://russiachess.org/news/report/... , on Russian):|
<The number of unconditionally devoted chessman , as Vitaly Valeryevich was , is small and getting smaller. He was also independent , proud , he didnt like any kind of pressure and behind-the-scenes stuff. Most likely for that reason he wasnt getting to play much international tournaments , because in those times you had to `oil the machine` here and there , a smile , a small present on the right place ... He really was above that , so he was not playing much abroad.
In that sense he belonged to `The Lost Generation`.I believe that , if he could go abroad as Korchnoi , he would become top player , the level of , Lessay, Timman , he would be constantly in top 10. Although its very hard to me to imagine Vitaly abroad , he was so much ours , so connected to the Russian culture and heritage.
Here , he rusted a bit : talent without tournaments. He was even telling me that at some point he lost the interest to building serious chess career. He understood that he is not big name as Karpov , who was `given` all the possible tournaments , and without serious play you cant really raise your level. He , in a way , capitulated and decided to simply play the game for his own pleasure.>
<In 1994. our cooperation ended , because at that point chess started changing drastically. The computers emerged , and Vitaly Valeryevich was working the way he used to for decades , falling behind the enormously growing amount of data.
He analysed unbelieveably deep , but in slow , classical manner. I had the feeling that i can`t accomplish enough in preparation , deciding that its better to sacrifice a bit of depth for the `width`. So I started working with younger folks that were better in computer work.With Vitaly Valeryevich I never had any personal problems , but our ways silently parted.
He was the man of different generation, it was very hard for him to re-orient on computer preparation. He loved chess as game much more than as profession. And in those times preparation became highly professional business. I was already in top 10 , I had to play various positions no matter if I liked them or not. For example , finding clear ways of drawing the weaker endgames that emerged by force in some opening lines ...Vitaly Valeryevich wasn`t mentally prepared for such ways of work , he loved chess creatively , artistically.
I perfectly understand and support such POW , but such approach was insufficient , impractical for reaching the top. We talked few more times since then , anyway our cooperation was very useful to me.>
<It is highy symbolical that he died at the board. He played till the very end , simply because he liked the game so much...
Farewell , Vitaly Valeryevich !>.
|Dec-28-11|| ||Paint My Dragon: <Bronkenstein> Thanks for posting.|
|Dec-28-11|| ||bronkenstein: Eyewitnesses on Vitaly`s last minutes (and chessgame) - http://whychess.org/node/3626 , tribute http://whychess.org/node/3592 (whychess) , also http://whychess.org/node/3617 is much better translation + of the whole Kramnik`s tribute ( which I was obviously unaware of ) and Spassky also stopped to say a word about his friend - http://whychess.org/node/3605.|
|Jan-01-12|| ||Albertan: <Bronkenstein> thanks for sharing the articles with us! Great Work. RIP GM Tseshkovsky!!|
|Jan-03-12|| ||wordfunph: rest in peace GM Vitaly Tseshkovsky..
here's one from Bobby Ang..
|Sep-25-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: GM Tseshkovsky, today you are remembered!
|Sep-25-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Tseshkovshy.|
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