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  • 5 years ago · #101

    billwall

    Karpov and the Polgar sisters

  • 5 years ago · #102

    systemovich

    Reb wrote:

    Here is a picture of two teen FMs from 1998 at the Lisbon Open. Today they are two famous GMs and the top 2 players of their country ! Do you know these two players ?

     


    The one on the right is Lenier Dominguez.

  • 5 years ago · #103

    billwall

    Kamsky and Anand

  • 5 years ago · #104

    billwall

    Judit Polgar

  • 5 years ago · #105

    anonym

    World Championship 1910

  • 5 years ago · #106

    Alex_Kovach

    http://www.nerdsonsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/ak1.jpg

    Alexandra Kosteniuk

  • 5 years ago · #108

    anonym

    Friedrich (Fritz) Sämisch, 1936

  • 5 years ago · #109

    spoiler1

    Alex_Kovach wrote:

     

    Alexandra Kosteniuk


     Ohh Yeah!Kiss

  • 5 years ago · #110

    RedSoxpawn

    I think the very first one should have been more appropriate with the chess game shown with a checkmate position.

  • 5 years ago · #111

    dervich

    Reb wrote:
    goldendog wrote:
    Reb wrote:

     


     Hey Reb, appropos of the Alekhine death pic, have you ever had the desire to go to that hotel in Portugal and seek out "the spot"?

    Maybe they're holding that big peg set at the desk for that special someone?


     I have been to the hotel in Estoril where Alekhine died, its not far from where I live in Lisbon. I didnt ask about the peg set though, maybe I should go back and ask?  There is some conspiracy surrounding his death and it seems taboo to talk about it. Few here believe the official version.


    The hotel where Alekhine died was demolished some 40 years ago, on that spot  another hotel was then built.

    The all issue about how, when and why Alekhine died was the subject of a book writen by a portuguese historian, altough i think perhaps Reb is not enough aquainted with the native language in order to have read it.

    According to that book, the foto shown in the first post was almost sure to be a dramatised set up, though there is no evidence proof that it was indeed a murder ordered by KGB or others...natural death remains the more likely, all the rest are good theorical guesses but need to be supported with more data.

  • 5 years ago · #112

    tr8drboi

    Boy - I'm glad that Kasparov-Karpov game wasnt strip chess.

  • 5 years ago · #113

    goldendog

    dervich wrote:
    Reb wrote:
    goldendog wrote:
    Reb wrote:

     


     Hey Reb, appropos of the Alekhine death pic, have you ever had the desire to go to that hotel in Portugal and seek out "the spot"?

    Maybe they're holding that big peg set at the desk for that special someone?


     I have been to the hotel in Estoril where Alekhine died, its not far from where I live in Lisbon. I didnt ask about the peg set though, maybe I should go back and ask?  There is some conspiracy surrounding his death and it seems taboo to talk about it. Few here believe the official version.


    The hotel where Alekhine died was demolished some 40 years ago, on that spot  another hotel was then built.

    The all issue about how, when and why Alekhine died was the subject of a book writen by a portuguese historian, altough i think perhaps Reb is not enough aquainted with the native language in order to have read it.

    According to that book, the foto shown in the first post was almost sure to be a dramatised set up, though there is no evidence proof that it was indeed a murder ordered by KGB or others...natural death remains the more likely, all the rest are good theorical guesses but need to be supported with more data.


     Thanks for that information.

    The theory that the KGB did Alekhine in would have been hard to defend. Alekhine was quite the outcast after WW2 and aligning himself with the Nazis. He had nothing according to Kotov's account and was borrowing cigarettes and as many bottles of wine as he could. All he had was his WC title, and that he had agreed to put on the line vs. Botvinnik. At least he could become a persona grata again. For Botvinnik and the Soviets, it was almost a sure thing to win the WC title. So no motive for the KGB to dust him when there was use to be made of him alive.

  • 5 years ago · #114

    anonym

    Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946)

    by Bill Wall

    http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Lab/7378/alekhine.htm



  • 5 years ago · #115

    billwall

    The proper way to resign against Kosteniuk.

  • 5 years ago · #116

    billwall

    Reshevsky, the later years

  • 5 years ago · #117

    billwall

    Seventh Seal

  • 5 years ago · #118

    Kupov

    Orlok wrote:

    Kasparov vs Carlsen

     


    Amazing picture, Carlsen loves the juice.

  • 5 years ago · #119

    batgirl

     

                      Fischer vs. Tal in the 1959 Candidates Tournament.
                      
    (...where Tal was all four of his games against Fischer)

     
  • 5 years ago · #120

    batgirl

                                  Claude Frizzel Bloodgood
                             

    . . . a petty thief who killed is own mother and managed to attain a USCF chess rating of 2702 due to the closed prison pool along with possible rating manipulations. His high rating and US championship eligibility pushed the USCF to re-vamp their rating system. 


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