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Andrew Soltis vs Miguel A Quinteros
"Winner Soltis" (game of the day Feb-17-2018)
Cleveland (1975), Cleveland, OH USA, May-??
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1-0

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Aug-29-06
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  ToTheDeath: "What happened in this game is that Quinteros has been repeatedly victimized by his own Achilles heel, an impractibility that often leads him to grab pawns he shouldn't and defend positions without a sense of danger".

-Soltis, Confessions of a Chess Grandmaster

Feb-17-18
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  Phony Benoni: Andrew Soltis. A Man For All Seasons.
Feb-17-18
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  ajk68: <"What happened in this game is that Quinteros has been repeatedly victimized by his own Achilles heel, an impractibility that often leads him to grab pawns he shouldn't and defend positions without a sense of danger".>

I don't think you could say he repeatedly grabbed pawns. He grabbed one.

Computer analysis shows it to be about equal at that point.

Feb-17-18
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  RookFile: Quinteros gets a pawn, Soltis gets all the dark squares.
Feb-17-18  ughaibu: Is "winner Soltis" supposed to be some species of pun on 'winter solstice'? It's just a mispronunciation, as far as I can tell.
Feb-17-18
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  drleper: <ajk68: I don't think you could say he repeatedly grabbed pawns. He grabbed one.>

The quote means that this game is an example of his general tendency to grab pawns without sensing danger. Whether that's a fair assessment of his play or not, I have no idea.

Feb-17-18
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <drleper>, Soltis might have made a reasonable assessment--have a glance at Browne vs Quinteros, 1974.
Feb-17-18
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  drleper: And the "repeatedly victimized" bit I think refers to not noticing the danger as the game went on. Made for a nice looking attack from white's side though.
Feb-17-18
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  drleper: drleper: <An Englishman: Good Evening: <drleper>, Soltis might have made a reasonable assessment--have a glance at Browne vs Quinteros, 1974.>

Amazing, it's not too often that you see a GM losing a game like that!

Feb-17-18
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  Check It Out: The pun would have had more effect on December 21st.
Feb-17-18
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  Check It Out: Great DSB play by Soltis in this game.
Feb-17-18
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  HeMateMe: wasn't quinteros given a lifetime ban from FIDE events for playing an exhibition match in South Africa, in the late 70s or early 80s?
Feb-17-18
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  Retireborn: <HMM> Doubt it, given that Korchnoi, Miles, Huebner, Nunn, Andersson, Unzicker, Lein all played South Africa 1979-1981.
Feb-17-18
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  drleper: <HeMateMe> There's an old 1987 news article about it:

<SEVILLE -- Argentine chess grandmaster Miguel Quinteros has been banned from official tournaments for three years for breaking a ban on playing in South Africa, International Chess Federation (FIDE) officials said on Tuesday.>

https://news.google.com/newspapers?...

Although his page on chessgames.com also says: <He was to meet with Fischer in Yugoslavia under the embargo therefore was excluded from international tournaments organized by FIDE.>

Feb-22-18
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  ajk68: <drleper: <ajk68: I don't think you could say he repeatedly grabbed pawns. He grabbed one.>

The quote means that this game is an example of his general tendency to grab pawns without sensing danger.>

You're right. This is what he meant; it is not what he said. "What happened in this game" locates the critique in the context of _this_ game.

Mar-02-18
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  drleper: @ajk68 Yes, it's an awkward phrasing.
Sep-16-18  kungfufighter888: impressive win by white

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