Paul Keres

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Paul Keres

Paul Keres (1916–1975) var ein estisk sjakkspelar, stormeister i sjakk og ein av dei sterkeste spelarane som aldri vart verdsmeister i sjakk.

Av Keres[endre]

Teke frå Remembering Paul Keres, Chessbase, 3-6-2003
Opphavleg tekst:
«I was unlucky, like my country.»

Informasjon
Opphav: Paul Keres
Kontekst: Den estiske sjakkspelaren Keres om kvifor han aldri vart verdsmeister.
Stikkord
sjakk
Estland
vinning
uhell
tap
«Eg var uheldig, som landet mitt.»
Paul Keres på eit sovjetisk frimerke.


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«Eg var uheldig, som landet mitt.»


Opphavleg tekst:

«No, it was a true Estonian game.»

Informasjon
Opphav: Paul Keres

År: 1954
Kontekst: At Amsterdam in 1954 he scored 96.4% on fourth board and won another game so brilliant against Jaroslav Šajtar of Czechoslovakia that the Soviet non-playing captain, Kotov, told to me that it was 'a true Soviet game.' I told this to Keres who, with the nearest approach to acerbity I ever saw him show, said: 'No, it was a true Estonian game.' – Stormeister Harry Golombek.

Stikkord
sjakk
Estland
Sovjetunionen
nasjonalisme
motstand
«Nei, det var eit ekte estisk spel.»
Paul Keres på eit sovjetisk frimerke.


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«Nei, det var eit ekte estisk spel.»

Om Keres[endre]

Teke frå Great Chess Upsets, av Samuel Reshevsky, Arco Publishing, New York 1976, s. 185.
Opphavleg tekst:
«Well, I believe that Keres failed in this respect because he lacked the killer instinct. He was too mild a person to give his all in order to defeat his opponents. He took everything, including his chess, philosophically. Keres is one of the nicest people that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. With his friendly and sincere smile, he makes friends easily. He is goodnatured and kind. Yes, he loves chess, but being a human being is his first consideration. In addition to chess, Keres is interested in tennis, Ping-Pong, swimming, and bridge

Informasjon
Opphav: Samuel Reshevsky

Kjelde:Great Chess Upsets (bok)
År: 1976
Kontekst: Stormeister Samuel Reshevsky skreiv rosande om Keres sitt talent og vennlege personlegdom, og forsøkte å forklare kvifor Keres aldri vart verdsmeister:

Stikkord
sjakk
Paul Keres
menneske
prioriteringar
«Ja, han liker sjakk, men å vera eit menneske er det viktigaste for han.»
Paul Keres på eit sovjetisk frimerke.


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«Ja, han liker sjakk, men å vera eit menneske er det viktigaste for han.»   Samuel Reshevsky


Opphavleg tekst:

«At the Warsaw team tournament in 1935, the most surprising discovery was a gangling, shy, 19-year-old Estonian. Some had never heard of his country before, nobody had ever heard of Keres. But his play at top board was a wonder to behold. Not merely because he performed creditably in his first serious encounters with the world's greatest; others have done that too. It was his originality, verve, and brilliance which astounded and delighted the chess world." – Stormeister Reuben Fine

Informasjon
Opphav: Reuben Fine
Kontekst: Stormeister Reuben Fine.
Stikkord
sjakk
Paul Keres
Estland
kjennskap
«Nokre hadde ikkje høyrd om landet hans før, ingen hadde høyrd om Keres.»


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«Nokre hadde ikkje høyrd om landet hans før, ingen hadde høyrd om Keres.»   Reuben Fine


Opphavleg tekst:
«I loved Paul Petrovitch with a kind of special, filial feeling. Honesty, correctness, discipline, diligence, astonishing modesty – these were the characteristics that caught the eye of the people who came into contact with Keres during his lifetime. But there was also something mysterious about him. I had an acute feeling that Keres was carrying some kind of a heavy burden all through his life. Now I understand that this burden was the infinite love for the land of his ancestors, an attempt to endure all the ordeals, to have full responsibility for his every step. I have never met a person with an equal sense of responsibility. This man with internally free and independent character was at the same time a very well disciplined person. Back then I did not realise that it is discipline that largely determines internal freedom. For me, Paul Keres was the last Mohican, the carrier of the best traditions of classical chess and – if I could put it this way – the Pope of chess. Why did he not become the champion? I know it from personal experience that in order to reach the top, a person is thinking solely of the goal, he has to forget everything else in this world, toss aside everything unnecessary – or else you are doomed. How could Keres forget everything else?»

Informasjon
Opphav: Boris Spasskij
Kontekst: Tidlegare verdsmeister i sjakk Boris Spasskij i memoara sine.
Stikkord
sjakk
Paul Keres
tradisjonar
tradisjonsbering
danning
pave
den siste mohikanaren
«For meg var Paul Keres den siste mohikanaren, beraren av dei beste tradisjonane i klassisk sjakk og, om eg kan seia det slik, paven av sjakk.»


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«For meg var Paul Keres den siste mohikanaren, beraren av dei beste tradisjonane i klassisk sjakk og, om eg kan seia det slik, paven av sjakk.»   Boris Spasskij