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|Feb-08-12|| ||jurado96: keep it going old man|
|Feb-08-12|| ||Eastfrisian: Happy birthday. One of the last living persons, who had met Emanuel Lasker personally.|
|Feb-08-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy 90th birthday GM Averbakh!|
|Feb-08-12|| ||Paint My Dragon: Happy birthday Yuri. Many more to come I hope.
Our last link with the 'Old Guard' folllowing the passing of Lilienthal.
Must get his book. The reviews put me off, but if others here think it is similar to a Sosonko book, then it's a must read!
|Feb-08-12|| ||wordfunph: "When I look at chess, I try to represent games as theatre. You can show on a chess board, any kind of play --- drama, tragedy, comedy, ballet. All what is typical for art, you can represent on a chess board."|
- Yuri Averbakh
happy 90th birthday to the living legend Yuri Averbakh!
|Feb-08-12|| ||bronkenstein: <The reviews put me off...> If we are talking the same reviewers I`ve read , these guys simply expected much more conspiracies `revealed` than they found in the book (typical American POW on those times , oiled by Mr. RJF) writing their disappointment down as a `review`. Just don´t mind it.|
PS Happy B-day to the oldest living GM =)
|Feb-08-12|| ||TheFocus: After reading the reviews, I wondered if any of them had read past the introduction.|
I feel that it was a very good book, but it could have used a better translation. Perhaps a non-native speaker translated it.
|Feb-09-12|| ||brankat: Which book (books) do You guys have in mind? I thought his endgame work was an excellent one. I read it in Russian. But I've not read his autobiography/selected games.|
|Feb-09-12|| ||bronkenstein: <brankat> , the mentioned book is `Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes`, Averbakh`s new memoirs (for example , http://www.google.rs/url?sa=t&rct=j...)
and if you are lazy reader or out of money , you can always read this interview instead ;) |
part 1 --> http://www.google.rs/url?sa=t&rct=j...
and part 2 --> http://www.google.rs/url?sa=t&rct=j...
|Feb-10-12|| ||brankat: <bronkenstein>
<..and if you are lazy reader or out of money , you can always read this interview instead ;) >
Both :-) But, thank You for the links! I will read the interview.
|Feb-15-12|| ||brankat: <bronkenstein> I just finished reading Y.Averbakh interview. Interesting stuff. Particularly Averbakh's first hand knowledge of the situations relating to Zurich 1953, Botvinnik-Bronstein 1951 match, and anti-Keres conspiracy theories. |
Hopefully, Averbakh's work will help put those "theories" to rest. which would be about time.
|Feb-16-12|| ||bronkenstein: <brankat> , I´m afraid that RJF or Reshevsky will , for many , remain bigger authorities on Russian ´conspiracies´.|
PS I have just realized that Averbakh´s bio is ( just another ) photo-less ... and I was worried about Tomashevsky =)
|Feb-16-12|| ||brankat: <bronkenstein> <I´m afraid that RJF or Reshevsky will , for many , remain bigger authorities on Russian ´conspiracies´.>|
"It is remarkable to what lengths the human mind will go, in order to justify doing what it wanted in the first place." -– Peter Svidler
|Feb-16-12|| ||bronkenstein: Speaking of Svidler´s memorable quotes:
´My games with Kramnik were like waiting on a buss ... nothing for a long time and then 2 victories in a row´
Peter during one of his Tal Memo 2011 post -mortems =)
|Feb-17-12|| ||cornwallman: Happy Birthday Yuri Averbakh, 90 years old today , and now the worlds oldest living Grandmaster.|
|Feb-17-12|| ||Harvestman: World's oldest living GM, and no pic?|
|Feb-19-12|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "I have seen two geniuses in my time. One was Tal. The other was Fischer." >
|Feb-19-12|| ||jackpawn: < "I have seen two geniuses in my time. One was Tal. The other was Fischer." > |
It's interesting that he didn't consider Karpov or Kasparov to be geniuses.
|Feb-19-12|| ||Blunderdome: Well, it doesn't say what year the quote is from.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||pawn to QB4: http://www.chesscircle.net/forums/s... - 1990 apparently. He does give Kasparov a "maybe". Of course, he's old enough to consider Capablanca, Alekhine and Botvinnik to be "in my time" if he wishes.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||polarmis: Here's a new interview with Averbakh on his 90th birthday:|
|Feb-20-12|| ||bronkenstein: Finally an interview with Yourri without all those conspiracies on and on, the choice of questions is very refreshing , even unexpected - nice for a change.|
TY again (...and again ...=) <polarmis>.
|Mar-09-12|| ||laurenttizano: I don't have time to finger those books authored by old man Averbakh,But I have doubts if Gm Mark Taimanov .
Family of Grandmasters!!!!!
God Bless us AALLLL!
Thanks for the space provided!
Love yah guys!
|May-20-12|| ||bengalcat47: I have Averbakh's book Queen and Pawn Endings. This book is well written, and is an excellent treatment of playing a very difficult endgame.|
|Feb-21-13|| ||alexmagnus: Bio: <Yuri Lvovich Averbakh was born in Kaluga, Russia (formerly USSR).>|
Actually, the "formerly USSR" can here be left out, as the Soviet Union was founded some months later (on December 30th 1922).
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