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|Apr-18-14|| ||Benzol: <Conrad93> Be careful what you wish for...|
|Apr-18-14|| ||Conrad93: Why? What's the worst that could happen?|
|Apr-18-14|| ||Benzol: That's just the point. The worst could happen.
|Sep-16-14|| ||capafischer1: Stein had a plus record against spassky, tal, keres and bronstein. He had an even record against botvinnik, petrosian and smyslov. Only karpov, fischer, geller and korchnoi had a plus record against him from the famous players. He deserves a modern games collection like in a move by move format. What a fantastic attacking player he was. Always striving for the initiative and going for complications to win many beautiful games.|
|Sep-16-14|| ||chancho: <"Karpov read somewhere that Bishop is stronger than a Knight; in Leonid Stein's hands, not his!"|
|Sep-16-14|| ||Petrosianic: He also had a winning record against Polugaevsky and an even record against Smyslov and Reshevsky.|
|Sep-16-14|| ||capafischer1: The book leonid stein master of attack is a great read. I think you can purchase a copy through amazon.|
|Sep-16-14|| ||chancho: http://www.alibris.com/Leonid-Stein...|
|Sep-16-14|| ||Petrosianic: <Only karpov, fischer, geller and korchnoi had a plus record against him from the famous players.>|
Well, of the TOP players, yes. Of the slightly lower, but still very famous players, Larsen, Portisch and Hort all had +1 scores against Stein.
|Sep-16-14|| ||parisattack: <capafischer1: The book leonid stein master of attack is a great read. I think you can purchase a copy through amazon.>|
Beside's Keene's tome on Stein there is also Gufeld's Master of Risk Strategy and a section on Stein in Crouch's Chess Secrets: Masters of Attack.
I have a couple dozen of his games not on CG.com or in those books from 50s-60s Soviet periodicals. Been promising to send them in for years...perhaps its time. He's always been one of my favorite players.
|May-02-15|| ||offramp: <Offramp>: Leonid, you know smoking is very bad for your heart...?|
<Leonid Stein>: I know. I now only smoke after sexual intercourse.
<Offramp>: That's pretty good!
<Leonid Stein>: Yeah. I'm down to 40 a day.
|Aug-23-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: In the photo he looks to be mid-40s, yet he died before his 39th birthday. Just goes to show the ravages of smoking and drinking. |
Which is why I never smoke when I drink nowadays :)
|Aug-24-15|| ||NeverAgain: It's interesting how in some of his pictures he looks quite a bit like Petrosian:|
even though he was Jewish, not Armenian.
He was also the only Soviet player besides Tal and Bronstein who could boast being on friendly terms with Fischer.
|Aug-24-15|| ||zanzibar: <NA> I guess you're considering Spassky French then?|
|Aug-24-15|| ||NeverAgain: Absolutely. And you must be Arab, going by your nym. ;)|
|Aug-24-15|| ||zanzibar: <NA> The most you can safely assume from my name is that I'm a rather spicy character...|
|Aug-26-15|| ||NeverAgain: <zanzibar>: that's a given.|
|Feb-21-16|| ||WorstPlayerEver: @FSR
Uhm.. Mark Taimanov is 90 years old.
According to my data Nadya is 35 years younger than Mark.
So she cannot have been older than 13 when Leonid Stein died, but okay.. people like to hear nonsense, apparently it makes them feel 'good'...
|Nov-12-16|| ||parisattack: Stein has long been one of my favorite players. Aggressive with a somewhat hypermodern repertoire. His English is excellent!|
Four tomes of games:
Leonid Stein: Master of Attack - Keene
Leonid Stein: Master of Risk Strategy - Gufeld
Chess Secrets: Great Attackers - Crouch has a full section on Stein, though I see him more as a power player.
Stein: Move-by-Move - Engquist
The Engquist volume has a excellent biography with (perhaps) the true story of his untimely demise. It is my favorite book of the group.
|Jan-02-17|| ||parisattack: Tom Unger's very excellent book, Strategical Themes (Thinker's Press 1989), has a number of Stein's games with the double-fianchetto both as white and black.|
|Jul-29-18|| ||ZonszeinP: This great player should have been in the 1965 candidates.
Probably the only one who could have beaten Spassky..|
There's no justice in this world
|Jul-29-18|| ||ewan14: Spassky did manage two draws in the 1964 2nd zonal tournament. He might have been playing not to lose|
|Jul-29-18|| ||ZonszeinP: Fighting games.
One of them was a famous Marshall game
|Jan-01-19|| ||Dionysius1: I don't think I smoke after intercourse, but I've never looked to see.|
|Jan-21-19|| ||Gallicrow: "I know how he died. Stein was preparing for the inter-zonal tournament in Brazil. And, as they did with everyone travelling to exotic countries, the doctors have him strong injections against a variety of illnesses…his organism could not cope with this. In hotel “Russia” at the dead of the night, someone called me on the phone and did not say anything. Later I understood that it was Leonid calling, but he no longer had the strength to say anything. In this way, having bade a silent farewell, a most talented chess player departed at the bloom of his age and strength". (V. Korchnoi)|
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