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|Feb-06-05|| ||pawn52: <Benzol> Anytime, if you need anymore info, holler and I'll see if I can find it. |
|Feb-06-05|| ||Benzol: <pawn52> Did you volunteer to be a biographer.
The only two I know of are <iron maiden> (bless him) and myself.
If it is only the two of us it's going to take a bit of time. LOL.
|Feb-06-05|| ||pawn52: <Benzol> No, I didn't. But now I wish I did. Can I still get into it. |
|Feb-06-05|| ||shor: RFC?
no, I play magic the gathering.
|Feb-06-05|| ||Benzol: <pawn52> I don't know if you still can but I would suggest contacting <chessgames.com> by e-mail to see if it's possible. |
|Feb-06-05|| ||TheEyeOfMordor: Who is the Correspondance Champion now? It has been some time since 2002... |
|Feb-06-05|| ||pawn52: <Benzol> I just e-mailed <chessgames.com> about volunteering for the effort. Hopefully I'll hear from them tomorrow. In the meantime, I'm going to hit the sack after I take care of some business on my computer. It's coming up on 2:00 AM Mountain Time. |
|Feb-06-05|| ||pawn52: <Benzol> Btw, I've literally been covered up with so much junk on my computer It's not even funny. But I'll save that story for another day. I am upset that I lost two UCCCT games and my lead in the tournament because of the internet connection problems. |
|Sep-29-05|| ||who: I didn't realize it, but his brief foray into OTB chess includes wins against people like Taimanov.|
|Apr-20-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Yakov Estrin
ESTRIN, Yakov B.
|May-15-06|| ||refutor: <http://www.ottawachessclub.com/patz... > wow that is still floating around? i figured it would have been relegated to dust in the internet wind by now ;)|
|Apr-21-08|| ||DarthStapler: Estrin's birthday|
|Apr-21-09|| ||whiteshark: Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakov_...|
|Apr-21-09|| ||whiteshark: "Only by playing gambits will the chessplayer begin to understand that getting active positions, with the possibility of landing combinative shots, will compensate him for the material sacrificed."|
|Apr-21-09|| ||WhiteRook48: he's just a bit younger than my deceased grandfather!|
|Apr-21-10|| ||wordfunph: In 1946, Averbakh, then a 24-year-old engineering student in Moscow, discovered an idea in the Vienna Variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined. It was a neat discovery but the Vienna was falling out of fashion in the 1940s and Averbakh had to wait a long time for an opportunity to use it. The chance finally came against Yakov Estrin, a celebrated opening theoretician, in the 1964 Soviet Championship Semifinals. Estrin walked into the 18-year-old land mine, and the game ended almost immediately on the 17th move.|
|May-22-10|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: <wordfunph>, you mean Averbakh vs Estrin, 1964?|
|Feb-05-11|| ||GrahamClayton: [Event "?"]
[White "Estrin, Yakov"]
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗c4 ♗c5 4. c3 ♕e7 5. d4 exd4 6. O-O d3 7. b4 ♗b6 8. e5 d6 9. ♗g5 f6 10. exf6 gxf6 11. ♖e1 ♘e5 12. ♘xe5 dxe5 13. ♕h5+ ♔d8 14. ♗h4 a5 15. ♖xe5 ♕f8 16. ♗xg8 ♖xg8
click for larger view
17. ♖e8+ ♕xe8 18. ♗xf6+ ♕e7 19. ♕d5+ 1-0
Source: Bill Wall, “500 Italian Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 1987
|Apr-21-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, Champ!
|Apr-21-15|| ||AsosLight: Great player!|
|Apr-21-15|| ||TheFocus: Discovered estrogen.|
|Apr-21-15|| ||juan31: This day is about Master Yakov Estrin, but a see the picture of Master Fischer, at that time playing in Russia surrounded by all these people, being so young, ¿ does anyone doubt his masters ?|
|Apr-21-15|| ||eternaloptimist: IM/GMC Estrin was 1 of the pioneers in correspondence chess. He was a specialist in double king pawn openings.|
|Apr-21-15|| ||Sally Simpson: Estrin's book on the Two Knights was for quite a while the only book I ever opened.|
It actually has some errors in it, not typo's but actual errors in analysis.
This was before computers got good enough to trust so you had to do all the glorious work yourself.
As the Two Knights is probably the most tactical of all openings, hidden within it are - The Max Lange, the Fried Liver, the Wilkes Barre not to mention all the other mainlines, this was wonderful training.
I know I owe that book a lot, we spent many happy entertaining and instructive hours together as Estrin would shoot off on some truly wonderful imagainative flights of fancy.
I was not trying to ground him, I was trying to get him even higher!
More, plus examples of what I am going on about.
Hmmm...re-reading this and it might appear I'm having a pop at Yakov Estrin.
Far from it. Putting that book together with all those tricks, traps and tactics hidden behind every move was a minefield.
He was not a modern writer hiding behind a computer. He was hands on and often it was a case of 'come fly with me.' and soar we did.
Estrin and I have been to places on the chessboard that other players never knew existed.
|May-22-15|| ||TheFocus: <Only by playing gambits will the chessplayer begin to understand that getting active positions, with the possibility of landing combinative shots will compensate him for the material sacrificed. The path followed by the chessplayer in his development will thus repeat the historical path followed by the art of chess itself. Its starting point is combinational creativity, on whose basis thereafter was laid the art of positional play> - Yakov Estrin.|
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