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|May-06-09|| ||whiteshark: Rest in peace GM Filip.
|May-06-09|| ||Riverbeast: <I think Pal Benko would disagree>|
My mistake, I thought Pal was no longer with us...Guess the 'rumors' of his demise were exaggerated!
Long live Viktor and Pal!
|May-06-09|| ||WTHarvey: Here's a little collection of critical positions from Miroslav's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/fili.html Find the winning move.|
|May-07-09|| ||CaptainEvans: Ray, I see from the above you wrote the obituary published in The Times today. It was very befitting for the geat man.|
|May-07-09|| ||ray keene: yes - i put up my first draft here and enlarged it somewhat for the times-i shall be annotating some of his games there too|
|Oct-27-10|| ||brankat: R.I.P. GM Filip.|
|Dec-08-10|| ||I play the Fred: Six-foot-nine. Wow. I don't know why I'm curious, but what are the heights of other GMs? I know that Smyslov and Kramnik are routinely referred to as tall, but how tall? Karpov is what, 5-1, 5-2?|
And what about female players? Any heights there?
|Oct-04-11|| ||Cemoblanca: RIP "Magic" Filip!
Here is a nice article: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
P.S. 6 ft 9 = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_...
|Oct-04-11|| ||Cemoblanca: In 2002 he was invited to attend the festivities surrounding the 40th anniversary of the tournament, but he declined the invitation saying that he had largely lost interest in chess. What a pity!|
|Oct-27-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Filip.|
|Oct-27-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <And what about female players? Any heights there?>|
Jaques: "What stature is she of?"
Orlando: "Just as high as my heart."
— William Shakespeare, _As You Like It_, Act III, Scene 2
|Oct-27-12|| ||companys: In his book about the Baguio match 1978 Filip repetitively called V. Korchnoi "a traitor of the Soviet Union" and other @#$%*&!#. Probably because Korchnoi beat him many times. Among Czech grandmasters V. Hort and L. Pachman deserve more credit for not serving the communist ideology...|
|Oct-27-12|| ||twinlark: |
You can't really blame people for supporting the dominant ideology.
Lots still do it, and they're applauded and lauded for doing so.
In fact, isn't it de rigeur in the modern world, and isn't a person a little strange if they <don't>?
|Oct-28-12|| ||vinidivici: am i wrong or player of the day same with yesterday /?|
|Oct-28-12|| ||brankat: <vinidivici> A supporter of Communist Ideology does deserve to be the P. of the D. 2 days in a row.|
|Oct-28-12|| ||Abdel Irada: Speaking of Magic Johnson (vide Cemoblanca above), I'm reminded of a basketball player (I don't recall which one) who once quipped, "I'm so big, I was born on July 17th, 18th *and* 19th."|
Now it would seem that Miroslav Filip was so big, he was Player of the Day on October 27 and 28.
|Oct-30-12|| ||brankat: Good point!|
|Dec-31-13|| ||zydeco: Any books/game collections of Filip's?|
|Oct-27-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Miroslav Filip.|
|Oct-28-16|| ||cunctatorg: It is written that GM Miroslav Filip (whom Victor Korchnoi really admired and he highly praised his understanding of chess!...) was not a chess professional; if so, what was his profession?|
|Oct-28-16|| ||Retireborn: <cunctatorg> He was a journalist, I think.|
|Oct-28-16|| ||Petrosianic: Korchnoi drew strength from disliking his opponents. So in a perverse way, for Korchnoi to admire you is an insult, because it means you're not really that much of an opponent. Had Filip scored better than +0-8=4 against Korchnoi, he might not have admired him so much.|
|Oct-27-18|| ||Honza Cervenka: <cunctatorg> Miroslav Filip was a lawyer by profession.|
|Oct-27-18|| ||Honza Cervenka: <zydeco: Any books/game collections of Filip's?> He had written a book about the first Karpov vs Korchnoi WCH match "100 dní v Baguiu" (A Hundred Days in Baguio) and in 1979 he wrote a fine book "Celý svět se od nich učí" (All World Is Learning From Them), which is a collection of one hundred games of ten great grandmasters (Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Gligoric, Larsen, Portisch, Fischer and Karpov) with their short biographies and game annotations by Filip.|
Games selected by M. Filip you can find in this collection: Game Collection: Miroslav Filip - All World Is Learning From Them
|Sep-04-19|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: As far as I can tell, Filip was the tallest GM at 205 cm (6 feet 9 inches).|
A very strong player who twice qualified for the Candidates, which makes him one of the best players in the world. Unfortunately the very best had an edge over him, although he was still dangerous: wins over Euwe, Smyslov, and Tal.
ChessMetrics says that his best rating was 2677 on the March 1962 rating list, #17 in world.
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