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|Feb-10-12|| ||brankat: <bronkenstein>
<..and if you are lazy reader or out of money , you can always read this interview instead ;) >
Both :-) But, thank You for the links! I will read the interview.
|Feb-15-12|| ||brankat: <bronkenstein> I just finished reading Y.Averbakh interview. Interesting stuff. Particularly Averbakh's first hand knowledge of the situations relating to Zurich 1953, Botvinnik-Bronstein 1951 match, and anti-Keres conspiracy theories. |
Hopefully, Averbakh's work will help put those "theories" to rest. which would be about time.
|Feb-16-12|| ||bronkenstein: <brankat> , I´m afraid that RJF or Reshevsky will , for many , remain bigger authorities on Russian ´conspiracies´.|
PS I have just realized that Averbakh´s bio is ( just another ) photo-less ... and I was worried about Tomashevsky =)
|Feb-16-12|| ||brankat: <bronkenstein> <I´m afraid that RJF or Reshevsky will , for many , remain bigger authorities on Russian ´conspiracies´.>|
"It is remarkable to what lengths the human mind will go, in order to justify doing what it wanted in the first place." -– Peter Svidler
|Feb-16-12|| ||bronkenstein: Speaking of Svidler´s memorable quotes:
´My games with Kramnik were like waiting on a buss ... nothing for a long time and then 2 victories in a row´
Peter during one of his Tal Memo 2011 post -mortems =)
|Feb-17-12|| ||cornwallman: Happy Birthday Yuri Averbakh, 90 years old today , and now the worlds oldest living Grandmaster.|
|Feb-17-12|| ||Harvestman: World's oldest living GM, and no pic?|
|Feb-19-12|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "I have seen two geniuses in my time. One was Tal. The other was Fischer." >
|Feb-19-12|| ||jackpawn: < "I have seen two geniuses in my time. One was Tal. The other was Fischer." > |
It's interesting that he didn't consider Karpov or Kasparov to be geniuses.
|Feb-19-12|| ||Blunderdome: Well, it doesn't say what year the quote is from.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||pawn to QB4: http://www.chesscircle.net/forums/s... - 1990 apparently. He does give Kasparov a "maybe". Of course, he's old enough to consider Capablanca, Alekhine and Botvinnik to be "in my time" if he wishes.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||polarmis: Here's a new interview with Averbakh on his 90th birthday:|
|Feb-20-12|| ||bronkenstein: Finally an interview with Yourri without all those conspiracies on and on, the choice of questions is very refreshing , even unexpected - nice for a change.|
TY again (...and again ...=) <polarmis>.
|Mar-09-12|| ||laurenttizano: I don't have time to finger those books authored by old man Averbakh,But I have doubts if Gm Mark Taimanov .
Family of Grandmasters!!!!!
God Bless us AALLLL!
Thanks for the space provided!
Love yah guys!
|May-20-12|| ||bengalcat47: I have Averbakh's book Queen and Pawn Endings. This book is well written, and is an excellent treatment of playing a very difficult endgame.|
|Feb-21-13|| ||alexmagnus: Bio: <Yuri Lvovich Averbakh was born in Kaluga, Russia (formerly USSR).>|
Actually, the "formerly USSR" can here be left out, as the Soviet Union was founded some months later (on December 30th 1922).
|Aug-24-13|| ||csmath: Tons of Averbakh's games are missing in this database. Some of the topical theoretical games important for opening theory among them.|
|Nov-15-13|| ||Mudphudder: Is he still the oldest living GM?|
|Nov-15-13|| ||Shams: <Mudphudder> Yup. Until nonagenarians start earning norms, that's a title you keep until you die.|
|Dec-01-13|| ||Swedish Logician: I greatly admire Averbakh's book "Schachtaktik für Fortgeschrittene", Sportverlag, Berlin, 2nd edition 1983 (Eng. tr: "Chess Tactics for Advanced Players" 1984, but the German version is better.). His analysis of "contacts" (Ger. Bindungen) and the analysis of the genesis of combinations is truly impressive. It is a first-rate intellectual achievement that provides a conceptual apparatus leading to a genuine THEORY of the combinatorial middle game phase
However, in spite of ardent search I have not come across any other writers that make use of Averbakh's pioneering work. Can anyone help me out here?
|Dec-27-13|| ||Benzol: I don't understand this part of his bio <he co-edited a four-volume anthology on the endgame, Shakhmatnye okonchaniya, which was revised in 1980-84 and translated as a four or five volume work titled Comprehensive Chess Endings (the existence of a fifth volume is in doubt).>. The Wikipedia article in the notes lists 5 volumes in the Comprehensive Chess Endings series where the ISBN numbers are also given. Averbakhs' book of his own selected games published in 1998 also says it's a 5 volume series. So did the fifth volume fail to appear or what?|
|Dec-27-13|| ||Phony Benoni: <Benzol> Well, the Library of Congress and Amazon.com both agree it exists. Can there be any doubt? |
Not that I'm going to buy a new copy anytime soon.
To quell any doubt, here is the catalog record from the Cleveland Public Library, clearly specifying 5 volumes.
If we can't believe the Cleveland Public Library, then I give up.
|Dec-28-13|| ||Benzol: <PB> Thanks for the confirmation. Wonder where the person who did the bio got the idea that the fifth volume was bogus?|
|Dec-29-13|| ||Benzol: Found out that a number of Averbakh's books are available at Fishpond including the Comprehensive Chess Endings series.|
|Mar-02-14|| ||twinlark: Belated happy birthday to the world's oldest living GM.|
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