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|Aug-28-08|| ||ravel5184: Thank you sooo much!!!|
|Jul-29-09|| ||WhiteRook48: with 4 Qb3 going crazy|
|Jun-13-11|| ||wordfunph: "Oh, because in life there are many attractions which I did not want to pass by…." (when asked why he did not put more effort into becoming a Grandmaster)|
- IM Peter Romanovsky
(taken from his book Chess Middlegame Planning)
|Jul-29-11|| ||brankat: I found his memoires quite fascinating, particularly the part about his encounters with A.A.Alekhine.|
|Feb-11-12|| ||wordfunph: from the book Queen Sacrifice by Iakov Neishtadt..
<Pyotr Romanovsky, a future USSR Champion, was then iη his twentieth year. Many years later, when chairing
a qualification commission, after examining the games of a young player seeking the grade of candidate
master, he asked him: "How many times have you sacrificed your queen?". And he added: "Α genuine chess player must have sacrificed it not less than ten times...">
|Jul-29-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: One of the great teachers of chess. I heartily recommend his books "Chess Middlegame Planning" and "Chess Middlegame Combinations" (both published by American Chess Promotions, 1990 and 1991 respectively).|
A quote from him:
<In the chess struggle, enterprise and forethought, boldness and composure, daring and persistence, ingenuity in imagination and accuracy of calculation, allow the scientific process of the chess game to become creative....The present book calls upon chessplayers to strive for creativity. In addition it calls for a deep respect and study of chess theory...."
(p.226, Chess Middlegame Planning)
|Jul-29-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Romanovsky.|
|Jul-29-12|| ||backrank: Romanovsky's immortal:
Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927
Other great games by him:
P Romanovsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925
E Zagorjansky vs P Romanovsky, 1943
|Aug-02-12|| ||backrank: And a further remarkable one: V Baturinsky vs P Romanovsky, 1945|
|Jul-29-13|| ||brankat: Today You are remembered Master Romanovsky.|
|May-19-14|| ||Karpova: On 1 March 1909, Dr. Lasker gave a Simul in St. Petersburg, scoring +20 -1 =4. The only loss was against 16 year old Romanovsky (<16 Jahre alte Romanowski>), so most likely Peter Arsenievich.|
Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', June 1909, p. 179
|Jul-29-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. IM and USSR Champion Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky.|
|Jul-29-14|| ||blackburne: Biography of Piotr Romanovsky (spanish)
|Jan-13-15|| ||zanzibar: A picture of Alekhine and Romanovsky from 1920 can be found on this Spanish language bio:|
|Feb-11-15|| ||SteinitzLives: Just started Romanovsky's Soviet Middlegame Technique, which combines his two classic works: Middlegame Planning and Middlegame Combinations. |
Wow, so far in the book, I have to say this guy could really write about some chess, and his examples are truly instructive.
The story behind the book and his having to recreate the updated version of it from memory when the manuscript was lost during WWII shows his love of teaching and writing. Romanovsky is a real unsung hero of chess education (hopefully only outside of Russia).
|Mar-01-16|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, Peter Romanovsky.|
|Jul-29-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Peter Romanovsky.|
|Jul-29-16|| ||morfishine: <TheFocus> Do us all a favor, and stop wishing "Happy Birthday" to corpses|
These posts are just a cheap way for you to increase your post total
best always, morf
Oh, and drop the "RIP" posts too
these serve no purpose other than to showcase that you are following players dates of death
|Jul-29-16|| ||Abdel Irada: ∞
If <The Focus> really wants to increase his post count as fast as possible, he should just change his username to <Jim Bartle>. :-D
|Jul-29-17|| ||ColeTrane: That morph its actually a pretty funny dude....|
|Jul-29-17|| ||JimNorCal: <Jan 13 2015 zanzibar >
Very interesting picture. Both players look very stressed. Alekhine in particular doesn't look like other photos I've seen.|
|Jun-03-18|| ||HeMateMe: all his children perished in the siege of Leningrad? Horrific times. I'm assuming he's no relation to the Romanovskys who were executed by Stalin's crew?|
|Feb-03-19|| ||ChessHigherCat: < HeMateMe: all his children perished in the siege of Leningrad? Horrific times. I'm assuming he's no relation to the Romanovskys who were executed by Stalin's crew?>|
This was the branch of the family that had the skis so they could escape (hence the name).
This guy's fantastic, 1923 USSR Champion and I never even hoyd of de guy.
|Feb-04-19|| ||ChessHigherCat: OFF TOPIC POST WARNING OOOOOOOOGAAAH, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHAH! CLEAR THE AREA IMMEDIATELY!|
<HMM> BTW, this is a great fact-based novel about the Siege of Leningrad if you haven't read it yet:
|Feb-04-19|| ||Straclonoor: <all his children perished in the siege of Leningrad?>
Wife and 4 daughters (Kira, Svetlana, Rogneda, Anna)... It was in horrific Siege winter 41/42.|
After War Romanovsky married one more time and had son Viktor and daughter Vera.
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