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|Nov-26-04|| ||nikolaas: Euwe was extremely out of shape by then. In fact, he was the first ever GM to score less than 50% at the olimpiads with only
+3 =7 -6. |
|Jun-14-05|| ||aw1988: Tell me something. How do posts like asianboy's end up on pages like these? This makes absolutely no relevance to the player, and is stupidity.|
|Jun-14-05|| ||TheAlchemist: <aw1988> That is one for the ages, yes :-)|
|Dec-21-05|| ||billiejoelover21: this is pretty sweet|
|Dec-30-05|| ||chesswonders: Happy birthday! Indian chess owes a lot to him!|
|Dec-30-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Manuel Aaron|
|Aug-14-07|| ||whiteshark: Aaron Chess Academy:
|Oct-18-07|| ||whiteshark: A photo from Leipzig 1960 Olympiad, where he showed an ELO 2509 performance: |
|Jun-05-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Manuel Aaron pioneered the game of chess as a youngster and have played a pivotal role ever since in placing India, as an emerging force in world chess forum. He was the first Indian to earn the title of International Master. While Aaron made a significant contribution to Indian chess in his career as a competitive player, his efforts to increase chess awareness and make the game popular, is dominant till date. He formed many chess groups and convinced players to learn the openings and other formal chess literature, thus helping making the international variety popular in India.
First chess player to be honored with the Arjuna Award (India's highest sports award).
|Sep-12-09|| ||jerseybob: Aaron finished dead last in the 1962 Interzonal, but check out the two games he did win, against Uhlmann and Portisch (against whom he had a 2-0 lifetime record). They're both very good games, as black in a K.I.D. both times.|
|Sep-12-09|| ||Raisin Death Ray: I prefer his brother, Henry! :)|
|Dec-25-09|| ||Benzol: This one is so old it's got cobwebs on it.|
|Dec-25-09|| ||Domdaniel: He wants to invest in 'your country'. Myanmar or India?|
|Dec-25-09|| ||Domdaniel: Scam Spams, thankfully, seem to be deleted. Maybe these now-meaningless posts can be removed as well?|
|Dec-25-09|| ||whiteshark: Secret messages from one-eyed avatars. Mysterious mysteries at chessgames.com.|
|Dec-30-09|| ||talisman: happy birthday M.A.
<Raisin Death Ray> ...and Tommy.:)
|Dec-30-09|| ||waustad: Wasn't Mir Sultan Khan a chess master in the modern tradition? He started out playing an Indian variety of the game, but became quite proficient at the Western version.|
|Dec-30-09|| ||Petrosianic: Not sure what "In the tradition" means. I don't think FIDE ever gave him the GM title, making Aaron the first titled Indian player, though I could be wrong about that.|
From what I hear, Aaron is still around, and a much respected chess teacher and coach in India.
|Dec-30-09|| ||Raisin Death Ray: I prefer his brother Hank!|
|Oct-10-12|| ||Conrad93: Mir Sultan Khan played chess through natural ability. He had no theoretical knowledge.|
This was the first strong player to apply chess knowledge into his games and get a title.
|Dec-11-12|| ||vinidivici: This guy is the first master from India.|
|Dec-30-12|| ||waustad: When I wrote my earlier comment I was thinking of modern (European style) chess as opposed to the ancient game or an Asian variant. Although FIDE titles did not exist in his day, Jeff Sonas rates Mir Sultan Khan as clearly of master strength: http://chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/Play...|
|Dec-30-12|| ||GrahamClayton: Aaron was the inaugral editor of the Indian chess magazine "Chess Mate" in 1983, which is now an online e-zine:|
|Dec-30-12|| ||Kikoman: Happy 77th Birthday IM Manuel Aaron. :D|
|Jan-04-13|| ||goggi: Where is the game "Mark Taimanov vs Manuel Aaron" 1964 1-0?|
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