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|Mar-24-17|| ||saffuna: Don't forget "Inside Chess."|
|Mar-24-17|| ||TheFocus: I have a full run of "Inside Chess."|
|Mar-24-17|| ||saffuna: So do I, but spread into every nook and cranny of the house. My only connection to the world of chess back in the 90s.|
|Mar-24-17|| ||hansj: I would like to echoe Ironmanth's fine words. Happy Birthday Yasser! and many good returns.|
|Mar-24-17|| ||Howard: Well, what about a certain GM who was world champion from 1957-58? As Yasser himself has pointed out, the two of them shared the same birthday.|
|Mar-24-17|| ||gars: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster Seirawan! I wish you the best.|
|May-23-17|| ||saffuna: A promising junior: http://cdn.simplesite.com/i/46/c1/2...|
|May-24-17|| ||Boomie: <saffuna: A promising junior...>|
Nice picture. That's the Yaz I kept in lunch money at 5 minute back in the day. Within about 4 years, Yaz was one of the best 5 minute players in the US. Aside from a boatload of talent, he worked harder on the game than anybody else.
|May-24-17|| ||perfidious: Dang, that photo even antedates the tough player I first saw at the old Bond Court Hotel in Cleveland in May 1977.|
|May-01-19|| ||Helios727: Has anyone else noticed that in Seirawan Chess an Elephant generally defeats a Rook or Bishop Pawn on the 7th rank (even if defended by its king), while a Queen generally only draws?|
|May-01-19|| ||Joshka: The only American GM to visit with Bobby during his 92 Match with Boris. Bobby was very much appreciative. Happy belated Birthday and have many more!! PS You were the first GM I ever had the chance to meet and greet back in 1987 in Nevada at the National Open. You and Boris Gulko tied for first I believe and you guys were playing a tie breaker!? Anyway you were so gracious and made my first impressions on GM's very positive!!|
|May-01-19|| ||Joshka: Yasser also has a resume any chess player would be able to boast about!! Scalps from Spassky, Karpov and Kasparov!! You can also throw in Korchnoi! In fact Korchnoi thought so much of Yasser he hired him to be his second in a Championship Match against Karpov. Any other American GM's who can claim these same scalps!??|
|May-01-19|| ||Joshka: He also must have played some blitz games with Bobby as well. Has anyone ever asked him if he was able to beat Bobby a game or two? If he did that would be 4 World Chess Champions plus Korchnoi , who most agree was the strongest NON World Champ!! Let's give Yasser some props!!|
|May-02-19|| ||JustAnotherMaster: Didnít V Pupols, just another master as myself beat this wimp down like clown?|
|May-02-19|| ||JustAnotherMaster: Korchnoi said Aronian had infinite more chess talent than Carlsen...lmao|
|May-02-19|| ||saffuna: <Korchnoi said Aronian had infinite more chess talent than Carlsen...lmao>|
The player with more talent is not necessarily the better player.
|May-02-19|| ||perfidious: The world is rife with examples of those--and by no means is this true only in chess--with the harder-working of a pair making the most of themselves.|
|May-02-19|| ||saffuna: Not just that--there's mental strength, ability to concentrate, deal with off-the-board factors, etc.|
|May-02-19|| ||beatgiant: <Joshka>
<Any other American GM's who can claim these same scalps!??>
Kamsky has scalps from Tal, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand, Carlsen, and Korchnoi.
|May-02-19|| ||perfidious: <saffuna>, in one of the Baseball Abstracts, James quotes a manager discussing talent in what I considered an incisive way--do not believe he even mentioned the manager's name, but it went something to the effect of 'What the hell is talent? Talent is just doing what you're supposed to do' or some such words.|
|May-02-19|| ||moronovich: <saffuna: Not just that--there's mental strength, ability to concentrate, deal with off-the-board factors, etc.>|
Things which also can be improved by hard work.
|May-02-19|| ||keypusher: People think of talent as something youíre born with and hard work, gumption, strong nerves etc as something you do for yourself, but in fact all psychological traits are substantially heritable (see Robert Plomim, Blueprint). |
Itís not particularly relevant here anyway. I think MC has better nerves and probably superior physical endurance than Aronian, but is that enough to explain his superiority over him? I doubt it. Korchnoi was talking rot.
|May-02-19|| ||saffuna: Of course the ability to concentrate and hold your nerve during a game could be considered a talent.|
|May-05-19|| ||Helios727: Too bad Bobby chose to belittle him on the radio shows that came later.|
|Jul-23-19|| ||PawnSac: < In July, 1990, he was #10 on the FIDE rating list at 2635. >|
and today #10 is almost 130 pts higher.
talk about rating inflation!
But the Yaz is a very fine positional player. I enjoy his live commentary very much, and my pet peeve is when lesser players talk over him. He is very reserved but usually has some excellent observations.
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