Saturday, 6 December 2008

Chess Quote - Roman Dzindzichashvili

"Now I have the pawn and the compensation."

– Roman Dzindzichashvili
(many sources, ? original source)

Roman Yakovlevich Dzindzichashvili (1944-) was born in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, he earned the GM title in 1977, and in 1979 settled in the USA (Wikipedia). He is known as one of the world's leading opening theoreticians.

Tags: Compensation - Dzindzichashvili - Pawn - Roman Dzindzichashvili - Tbilisi
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Chess Quote - Ian Rogers & the "Royal Flush"

GM Ian Rogers (2006) from Flickr and Closet Grandmaster

"A piece of useful information: two passed pawns on the sixth beat almost everything, up to a royal flush."
-- GM Ian Rogers (source)

GM Ian Rogers was born in Hobart, Tasmania and is (by birth) Australia's second awarded chess Grandmaster (1985) after Walter Browne (GM title 1970; now considered an American). Alburt, Dzindzichashvili and Perelshteyn (Chess Openings for White, Explained: Winning With 1.E4) remind us that it was "Tasmanian GM Ian Rogers", during the 1980s, who helped to popularise the Center Counter as a viable defense for black against 1. e4. Rogers unfortunately announced his retirement from competitive chess in July 2007, due to health reasons.

Tags: Center Counter - Hobart - Ian Rogers - Passed Pawns - Royal Flush - Tasmania - Walter Browne
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