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|May-13-10|| ||Riverbeast: There is a mistake in this bio that should be corrected: "...but has never qualified as a Candidate"|
Romanishin qualified for the PCA candidates matches in 1994
|Jul-28-10|| ||I play the Fred: Presenting the films of Woody Albin:
"Play It Again, Samisch" - Star-crossed lovers who always play 5 f3 against the KID.
"Everything You Wanted To Know About Gyula Sax (But Were Afraid To Ask)" - Vignettes about the Hungarian GM.
"Zsuzsa and Her Sisters" - Woody's take on Chekhovian drama
"Everyone Says Gheorghiu" - musical about the Romanian GM's win over Fischer
"Deconstructing Garry" - Garry Kasparov feels regrets on the eve of a lifetime achievement award
"Smeets is Lowdown" - mockumentary about the Dutch GM's disappointing tournament
"Small Time Rooks" - a blocked center leads to hilariously feuding rooks unable to find open lines
|Jul-29-10|| ||HeMateMe: "Biyiasas" - An american GM has strange adventures in a South American 'banana republic'.|
"Stefanova Memories" - a Bulgarina GM reflects on her film career ups and downs.
"Zeitsev" - a Russian chess master reminisces on his film career in the roaring 20s.
|Nov-08-10|| ||I play the Fred: "The Magnificent Savon" - Western about the 1971 Soviet Championship|
"Return of the Reti" - the Galactic Empire is defeated with 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4.
"Four Wedbergs and a Fuderer" - slice of life dramedy from Europe
"Wahls Street" - stock market drama centered around greedy executive Gordon Greco
"Farago" - the Coen Brothers drama about a kidnapping of the Hungarian GM
"Dude, Where's M. Carlsen?" - hilarious send-up of the current World Championship cycle
|Nov-08-10|| ||tamar: <I play the Fred: "The Magnificent Savon" - Western about the 1971 Soviet Championship>|
Nice :), though the sequel
about his ratings fall thereafter did not do as well at the box office.
|Nov-08-10|| ||tamar: "There Will Be Bled"
Coen Brothers take on the Alekhine legend.
|Mar-26-11|| ||suenteus po 147: Perhaps Romanishin's finest tournament performance was at this high level tournament: Game Collection: Leningrad 1977|
|Jul-27-11|| ||I play the Fred: "Seirawan, Plain and Tall" - Bored in retirement, our hero wonders if he made the right choice after all|
"No Country For Oll Men" - In the 1993 PCA qualifier, the Estonian quickly learns that there's no easy way out
"Pirates of the Khalifman" - A madcap adventure as 128 GMs try to take Khalifman's treasured title! A real knockout!
"On Goldin Pond" - The GM and his family return to the cabin every summer in this slice of life drama
"Fine's Rainbow" featuring the smash hit song, "How Are Things in Nakamura?"
|Jul-30-11|| ||BobCrisp: <Havana Can Wait> - Epic tale of <Lasker>'s attempts to duck a match with <Capablanca>.|
|Jul-31-11|| ||BobCrisp: <One Hundred Men and a Girl> Not what you think - it's a <Judit Polgar> biopic.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||vonKrolock: Kola Kwariani , aka "Nick the Wrestler", and Sterling Hayden in their Kubrick's 1956 "The Killing" Chess scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5Rz... there's also a version with subtitles in the same chanel|
|Jan-10-12|| ||Penguincw: < He is reputed to have said "Draws make me angry" and remains a strong GM with an aggressive style just a level below the top rank. >|
Interesting. Topalov hates draws so much he'd rather lose than draw.
|Jan-22-12|| ||King Death: <Riverbeast: There is a mistake in this bio that should be corrected: "...but has never qualified as a Candidate"
Romanishin qualified for the PCA candidates matches in 1994>|
It's true, he lost to Viswanathan Anand in the first round scoring -3 =4. Even if this isn't officially recognized I think it's worth mentioning in the bio.
|May-31-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: "Oll the President's Men"
True story of Ossip Bernstein and Timothy Woodward
|May-31-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: "No Smile of Mona Lisa"
A docudrama on 1962 U.S. Women's Championship where Lisa Lane and Mona May Karff had to bow to Gisela Kahn Gresser
|May-31-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: "Colin Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
The tragic tale of a chess expert who, without prior training in Martial Arts, enters an MMA competition to prove his theory that knowledge of a certain technique in chess called 'The Dragon' provides invincibility in fights and protection from wounds.
|May-31-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: "Guelph and Ghibelline"
(Chess Historical Sci fi Thriller)
Boris Gelfand invents a time machine and visits medieval Florence, which is just in the middle of violent political strife between the Church party and the party of Empire. Boris plays a game of chess with Farinata degli Uberti and beats him, then he gives some free lessons on Giuoco Piano to some Church party disciples who are so grateful that they decide to take his name to designate their party. Later Dante lauds him a lot in his Divine Comedy and gives him Beatrice as companion in Paradise, where he visits Lasker, Capablanca and Tal, who promise to be his seconds in the next match for the World Chess champion title. Later in the ninth ring of hell Boris finds Farinata to play chess with Kirsam and Danailov.
|Jun-01-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: <"Oll the President's Men"
True story of Ossip Bernstein and Timothy Woodward>
Of course, I should add that the picture is directed by Tomasz Pakula and that we will see there as featured characters among others Rodney Nixon, Arnaud Colson, Scott Kissinger, Jim H Dean, Bernard W Barker, John Mitchell, G. Gordon Liddy, Adam Hunt, George Sturgis, J McCord, E Martinez, Ron Ziegler, and a lot of people from R Washington Evening Post Ladder. Of course, Bernstein and Woodward will enjoy assistance of enigmatic Deep Thought (Computer), and famous "Katie Graham 's gonna get her tit caught in a big fat wringer" scene will be there too.
|Jun-11-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: E.T. the Extra-Torrestrial
Biographical story of Eugenio Torre.
|Jun-22-12|| ||I play the Fred: "The King and I" - Documentary wherein <IplaytheFred> describes his typical endgame|
|Jan-15-13|| ||HeMateMe: One of the more active older players? Good luck in Holland, Mr. Romanishin.|
|Jan-15-13|| ||fisayo123: No pic? such a shame.|
|Feb-15-13|| ||mistermac: Albertan posted a pic on p#7.
Mr Romanishin looks a thoroughly affable man, I must say.
|Feb-15-13|| ||perfidious: <mistermac> Early in Romanishin's international career, there was a piece which covered one of his tournament victories.|
While I don't recall whether it was in Chess Life or BCM, that article noted that, for all his ferocity at the board, he was very much a gentleman away from it and quite a decent man to meet, unlike some other top players of the time.
|May-19-13|| ||wordfunph: Inside Chess once dubbed him as GM Oleg "Never Say Draw" Romanishin.|
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