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|Aug-09-08|| ||Helios727: How did he become a grandmaster at age 73?|
|Aug-09-08|| ||pawn to QB4: Given it as an honorary title, and IMHO well worth it. He finished in the top six of the Soviet Championship four times; one of the world's top players in the 40s; especially noted as the trainer of Bronstein and Boleslavsky. So his group displaced Smyslov and Keres as Botvinnik's closest challengers in the early 50s, and made terrific imaginative contributions in the openings and middlegame. Their revival of the King's Indian alone was worth GM titles all round, after the QGD stodge of earlier times. Pity we never saw Alekhine play their systems, for or against, for instance.|
|Feb-19-09|| ||WhiteRook48: I would think that someone who played from 1931 to 1983 would have more than 300 games.|
|Jul-22-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
".. During the late 1930s, Alexander Konstantinopolsky trained young players and amateurs in Kiev, at the Palace of Young Pioneers. He was widely regarded as a friendly and kindly man. .."
Bio (in English): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexan...
|Feb-19-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday!|
|Feb-19-12|| ||Xeroxx: Awesome name for a player|
|Feb-19-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Konstantinopolsky.|
|Feb-22-13|| ||Yopo: Konstantinopolsky was only 41 years old when he saw his
pupil at chess, Bronstein, contest for the world title. Thing to proud any couch, though it must have been difficult to "Konstantino" motivate yourself to keep playing.
He must had been even more stunned when he read the book Bronstein wrote on the 1953 candidates tournament. How good lessons the teacher should have learnt from the student!|
|Jul-08-13|| ||offramp: I always project his name as Stromboli did in Pinocchio.|
|Apr-07-14|| ||madlydeeply: kolty broke Alekhine's blindfold record once, that should be in the biography, jyez?|
|Apr-07-14|| ||Sally Simpson: Are you not thinking of this lad.
|Apr-07-14|| ||Nosnibor: His finest result in the USSR Championships was sharing second place in the 1937 event with Ragozin with 12/19 and only losing one game (Rauser)There are a number of fine games which he won missing from the database and I intend to submit a few when time permits.In particular a brilliant win over Panov in the 1946 Moscow Championship.|
|Feb-19-15|| ||gars: He and his greatest pupil David Bronstein were born at the same day, February 19th. Isn't that curious?|
|Feb-19-15|| ||offramp: I thought that Constantinople was a Macedonian city, not a Greek city. |
Like Alexander the Great, Macedonian, not Greek.
|Feb-19-15|| ||disasterion: <offramp> The original city on the site, Byzantium, was an early Greek colonial outpost founded several centuries before Macedonia had any influence over the area. And Constantinople itself was founded by the Roman emporer Constantine, so I suppose it's either Greek or Roman, but not Macedonian.|
|Jun-18-15|| ||sachistu: There is some question if Konstantinopolsky played in the 1939 Ukraine chp (at Dnepropetrovsk). Sources like Di Felice list him there (finishing 3rd). |
However, in Romanov's book on Konstantinopolsky, there is no mention of the 1939 UKR-ch. Moreover, in SvSSSR, 1940 (Jan) the tournament cross table shows Konstantinovsky (from Dnepropetrvsk). It was my understanding Konstantinopolsky resided in Kiev at that time.
In a later crosstable (for a different event), Konstantinopolsky is listed as being from Kiev. There was a A.Konstantinov listed in a correspondence event, but he was a Category 1 player and unlikely to finish 3rd (with only one loss!) in such a strong tournament as the UKR-ch.
So far, I have been unable to find any other references to 'Konstaninov' around that time. Anyone have more information on that tournament?
|Jul-11-15|| ||sachistu: In subsequent research, I have found A.Konstantinov in other Russian events, so it's beginning to look like Konstantinopolsky was not at 1939 UKR-ch.|
|Sep-11-15|| ||HeMateMe: where do you suppose his ancestors came from?|
|Sep-11-15|| ||WannaBe: Well, if you believe in evolution, Africa, else Adam & Eve. =))|
|Oct-04-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: <WannaBe: Well, if you believe in evolution,...>|
"Belief" is for matters of faith. For science, we don't "believe", we "accept" the science or we don't accept it.
|Dec-03-15|| ||ljfyffe: Konstantinopolsky scored 4 points for the 35.5 point, 6-member Soviet winning team in the CC Olympiad III Final (1958-1961).|
|Feb-19-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alexander Konstantinopolsky.
I played your variation with success. However, I had poor results with your variation in the Ruy Lopez.
|Dec-11-16|| ||tpstar: No player picture, but once again <BIDMONFA> to the rescue!|
|Jun-20-19|| ||The17thPawn: The fact that this man only received an emeritus GM title is a travesty. Even a cursory review of his notable games reveals his strength.|
|Jun-21-19|| ||perfidious: Standard stuff: very few GM titles (27) were bestowed by FIDE when those awards were made in 1950, and most of those were to then-elite players: world champion Botvinnik and all those who had qualified or were seeded into the candidates event at Budapest. Konstantinopolsky apparently also never played outside USSR, which, same as many another strong player, guaranteed he would never make GM--and would not have even received the IM title had it not originally gone his way.|
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