Astrology and chess (preview)

Spektrowski
Spektrowski
Feb 8, 2011, 11:42 AM |
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I came across a funny article on astrology and chess. It deals with the Zodiac signs of famous players. As a preview, I'll post twelve "Zodiacal Olympic" teams the author lined up. It was written several years ago, possible in 2004-2005.

 

Aries

Garry Kasparov (1963/04/13)

Vasily Smyslov (1921/03/24)

Viktor Korchnoi (1931/03/23)

Efim Bogoljubov (1889/14/04)

Lajos Portisch (1937/04/04)

Miguel Najdorf (1910/15/04)

Possible reserves: Robert Byrne, Wolfgang Uhlmann, Andras Adorjan, Joel Lauthier, Florin Georgiu, Zsuzsa (Susan) Polgar, Gyula Breyer, Valdas Mikenas, Karl Jaenisch, Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky, Yasser Seirawan

Taurus

Wilhelm Steinitz (1836/05/14)

Max Euwe (1901/05/20)

Rudolf Spielmann (1883/05/05)

Andor Lilienthal (1911/05/05)

Ignatz von Kolisch (1837/04/26)

Emmanuel Schiffers (1859/04/22)

Possible reserves: Anthony Miles, John Nunn, Iosif Dorfman, Nona Gaprindashvili, Edgard Colle, Vladimir Alatortsev, Igor Bondarevsky, Alexander Tolush

Gemini

Anatoly Karpov (1951/05/23)

Tigran Petrosian (1929/06/17)

Dawid Janowski (1868/06/07)

Gata Kamsky (1974/06/02)

Nigel Short (1965/06/01)

Richard Rety (1889/05/28)

Possible reserves: Alexander McDonnell, Isaac Boleslavsky, Igor Zaitsev, Aleksandar Matanovic, Milan Matulovic, Gyula Sax, Ivan Sokolov, Valery Salov, Petr Svidler

Cancer

Paul Morphy (1837/06/22)

Vladimir Kramnik (1975/06/25)

Adolf Anderssen (1818/07/06)

Alexey Shirov (1972/07/04)

Milan Vidmar (1885/06/22)

Boris Gelfand (1968/06/24)

Possible reserves: Vladimir Simagin, Ulf Andersson, Wolfgang Unzicker, Viktor Kupreichik, Alexander Morozevich, Henry Bird, Pal Benko, Jan Hein Donner, Nikolai Krogius

Leo

Mikhail Botvinnik (1911/08/17)

Frank Marshall (1877/08/10)

Judit Polgar (1976/07/23)

Alexander Kotov (1913/08/12)

Petr Romanovsky (1892/07/29)

Lubomir Kavalek (1943/08/09)

Possible reserves: Lyudmila Rudenko, Olga Rubtsova, Vladimir Bagirov, Leonid Yudasin, Vadim Zvyagintsev, Francisco Vallejo

Virgo

Francois-Andre Danican Philidor (1726/09/07)

Johannes Zukertort (1842/09/07)

Peter Leko (1979/09/08)

Rudolf Charousek (1873/09/19)

Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant (1800/09/12)

Zoltan Ribli (1951/09/06)

Possible reserves: Zoltan Almasi, Predrag Nikolic, Ossip Bernstein, Friedrich Samisch, Fedor Dus-Chotimirsky, Vladimir Makogonov, Alexander Koblencs

Libra

Akiba Rubinstein (1882/10/12)

Ruslan Ponomariov (1983/10/11)

Reuben Fine (1914/10/11)

Serafino Dubois (1817/10/10)

Jonathan Speelman (1956/10/02)

Rafael Vaganian (1951/10/15)

Possible reserves: Vyacheslav Ragozin, Vitaly Tseshkovsky, Jaan Ehlvest, Arthur Bisguier, Loek van Wely, Sergey Rublevsky, Levon Aronian

Scorpio

Alexander Alekhine (1892/10/31)

Jose Raul Capablanca (1888/11/19)

Mikhail Tal (1936/11/09)

Mikhail Chigorin (1850/11/12)

Isidor Gunsberg (1854/11/02)

Lev Polugaevsky (1934/11/20)

Possible reserves: Aron Nimzowitsch, Salomon Flohr, Miroslav Filip, Borislav Ivkov, Eugenio Torre, Kevin Spraggett, Robert Hubner, Leonid Stein, Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Evgeny Bareev, Alexander Grischuk, Ernst Gruenfeld, Alexey Suetin, Gennady Kuzmin, Sergey Makarychev, Elizaveta Bykova, Xie Jun

Sagittarius

Viswanathan Anand (1969/12/11)

Harry Pillsbury (1872/12/05)

Joseph Blackburne (1841/12/10)

Jan Timman (1951/12/14)

Samuel Reshevsky (1911/11/26)

Alexander Beliavsky (1953/12/17)

Possible reserves: William Lombardi, Georg Marco, Carlos Torre, Vasja Pirc, Lev Psakhis, Kiril Georgiev, Vladimir Akopian, Rustam Kasymdjanov, Semyon Furman, Mark Dvoretsky

Capricorn

Emanuel Lasker (1868/12/24)

Paul Keres (1916/01/07)

Alexander Khalifman (1966/01/18)

Louis Paulsen (1833/01/15)

Vlastimil Hort (1944/01/12)

Richard Teichmann (1868/12/24)

Possible reserves: Sergey Karyakin, Klaus Junge, Maya Chiburdanidze, Vladimir Malakhov

Aquarius

Boris Spassky (1937/01/30)

David Bronstein (1924/02/19)

Svetozar Gligoric (1923/02/02)

Henrique Mecking (1952/01/23)

Artur Yusupov (1960/02/13)

Mark Taimanov (1926/02/07)

Possible reserves: Boris Gulko, Alexander Petrov, Samuel Lloyd, Gideon Stahlberg, Yuri Averbakh, Fridrik Olafsson, Johan Hjartarson, Oleg Romanishin, Evgeny Sveshnikov, Vera Menchik, Alexander Konstantinopolsky, Aivars Gipslis, Alexey Dreev, Sergey Tiviakov, Ilya Smirin, Etienne Bacrot

Pisces

Robert Fischer (1943/03/09)

Siegbert Tarrasch (1862/03/05)

Karl Schlechter (1874/03/02)

Bent Larsen (1935/03/04)

Vasily Ivanchuk (1969/03/18)

Efim Geller (1925/03/08)

Possible reserves: Alexandre Deschapelles, Szymon Winawer, Jacques Mieses, Geza Maroczy, Savielly Tartakower, Grigory Levenfish, Laszlo Szabo, Oscar Panno, Eduard Gufeld, Evgeny Vasyukov, Yuri Balashov, Vladimir Tukmakov, Sergey Dolmatov, Alexander Chernin, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, Andrey Sokolov, Veselin Topalov, Teimur Radjabov