For a start, Soviet championship and Candidates but not Interzonal - Matanovic is alive too. As for the USSR championship, the last place, Evgeny Terpugov , is either alive at or his date of death is unknown. It says of me in the book that my best quality as player was my energy, which I think was right. My biggest fault?
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For a start, Soviet championship and Candidates but not Interzonal - Matanovic is alive too. As for the USSR championship, the last place, Evgeny Terpugov , is either alive at or his date of death is unknown. It says of me in the book that my best quality as player was my energy, which I think was right. My biggest fault? Well it is interesting you ask me that. This book does not say it because I think you cannot estimate it, it is only the person himself who really knows.
I will tell you: let me try to say it like this. When you are a player, if you lose it is big shock for you every time. It is much more than unhappiness, it is deep distress. But when you win, you should experience as compensation very great joy, it surges up from inside of you like this. If you do not have that feeling, then you cannot be truly great player.
And I am sorry to say, I do not know why it was but I never myself had that feeling. I liked to play and I liked to win; but never once did I have joy from winning. Pain and sadness when I lost yes, but when I won joy was not there. It was because I knew I did not have that necessary thing that I retired from playing soon after I was forty, and began to edit magazines and write books on chess instead One of the joys of chess is the remarkable history and characters.
I am glad there are still some around to bear witness.
Chess Endings: Essential Knowledge
His mother was Russian. Both sets of grandparents disapproved of their marriage because his father was likely an atheist and his mother was Eastern Orthodox , as well as the fact that his maternal grandmother died very young so his mother was expected to look after the family. Averbakh himself calls himself a fatalist. Tournament successes[ edit ] His first major success was first place in the Moscow Championship of , ahead of players including Andor Lilienthal , Yakov Estrin and Vladimir Simagin. He became an International Grandmaster in In the Championship he came equal first with Taimanov and Boris Spassky in the main event, finishing second after the playoff.
Averbakh Chess Endings - RUSSIAN EDITION