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Professional chess player: Pillsbury

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

professional chess player
If you liked it, share it! 🙂The professional chess player: Pillsbury… From all indignities that a professional chess player must go through to earn a living, one of the worst would be getting inside a cubicle full of gadgets. Getting inside? Hiding. That was what the great American champion Harry Nelson Pillsbury had to do in one of the “Turkish” Ajeeb. A chess automaton like many others did before him. Our man spent some time like…
Professional chess player: Pillsbury
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Norman Whitaker and Charles Lindbergh

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

Norman Whitaker
If you liked it, share it! 🙂Charles Lindbergh… The connection between Charles Lindbergh and Norman Whitaker: The aviator Charles Lindbergh was a declared pro-nazi. A species that is not scarce either in the United States or in England. Complete fans of Hitler, a few months before the outbreak of the Second World War. His merit (which is not small) was crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a flight without stopovers. That is to say, he was the…
Norman Whitaker and Charles Lindbergh
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Chess and love: The Selimanov case

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

chess and love
If you liked it, share it! 🙂Chess and love… Sometimes chess and love are connected. In 1957, North American William Lombardy won the World Junior Championship with an impressive 100% score – 11 out of 11! Following him, the German and Dutch players, Matthias Gerusel and Lex Jongsma respectively were also classified. The representative of the USSR, Vladimir Selimanov, could only manage the fourth position. This was a frustrating result for him and for the soviet…
Chess and love: The Selimanov case
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Wijk aan Zee (Tata Steel tournament)

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Sunday, July 24th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

Wijk aan Zee
If you liked it, share it! 🙂Carlsen sprints in Wijk aan Zee… After a few anodyne rounds in the Wijk aan Zee that ended in draws, Magnus Carlsen, the undisputed number one in worldwide chess, has stepped the accelerator. This kind of performance, which is perfectly known in the performances of the worldwide champion, marks a curious competitive phenomenon. In the last two years, the tournaments of Carlsen have been characterized with warm beginnings. They have…
Wijk aan Zee (Tata Steel tournament)
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London Chess Classic and Ivan Bukavshin

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Sunday, July 24th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

London Chess Classic
If you liked it, share it! 🙂London Chess Classic: What some say of others and others, of some… Recently, there was a dissemination of a video in which the participants in the London Chess Classic gave their opinions on their most qualified opponents. With short answers preferred, if possible, one-word answers. With regards to the champion, for example, the most abundant adjectives used on him was “star”, “prodigy” and “talent”. Michael Adams is considered “technically strong”…
London Chess Classic and Ivan Bukavshin
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