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Eduard Y. Gufeld is one of the more interesting personas of twentieth century world chess. His untimely demise in was a great loss to the. Grandmaster Eduard Gufeld died yesterday afternoon, Monday, September 23, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He had. Best Condition. N/A. Out of Stock. The Richter-Veresov System: The Chameleon Chess Repertoire 1. Dr Nfg 2. Nc3 D Bg5. Eduard Gufeld. from: N/A.

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A mutual friend of ours living in California did the service of communicating with me on his behalf. Discussion and Feedback Join the public discussion or submit your feedback to the editors. Just after his visit, my father made a list of some of the classic “Gufeldisms” for our local chess rag, and I found the list recently.

To the enduring fortune of chess, Eduard chose to pursue a career that did not require regular participation in tournament competitions and so was able to focus on the artistic aspect of the game. Tomer, Whittier CA, 1. It was he who made me realize that each chessplayer has his own place in the chess world.

In his Elo rating wasand ranked 16th in the world. In an era of dour, tight lipped Soviet Grandmasters, Gufeld was always available for a comment or a quote about any subject. He was to be transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. September 23, Los Angeles, CaliforniaU. You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Edi was master of long toasts and enjoyed a good party. And those of us in Southern California did not much see the best of him, as it was late in his life, his playing strength somewhat diminished, and he was scrambling to make money on chess lessons.


He would never have made it to where he came without that ability in the politics and back-stabbing of Soviet society and rigid chess authorities. When Eduard ran out of copies for use in his academy, I would receive an overseas call from him requesting me to replenish his stock.

Prior to the collapse of the former Soviet Union inthe typical Soviet grandmaster lived a comfortable life. In the late s had established himself as one of the strongest players in the world, defeating Tal, Spassky, Smyslov, Korchnoi, Bronstein, and just about ever other strong Soviet player. Discuss Rules for reader comments User.

Eduard competed in nearly all of the major open tournaments in the United States of America. The usual move order is 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 Nf3 cxd4 4 Nxd4 e5!?

B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack. I must be one of tens of thousands who were privileged to watch Gufeld demonstrate his ‘Mona Lisa’. Provide feedback about this page. Not many gufled remember and appreiciate this great man. My friendship with Eduard ‘Goofy’ was good for my chess abilities, and for my love of chess. Chess is a tough sport, and only the best can survive and ‘work in chess’.

No personal attacks against other members. In the afternoon of September 23,Eduard quietly passed away.

Thank you for gufeeld and posting them. Get to Know Us. He moved to the Republic of Georgia and lived there for more than a decade, where he became the trainer of Woman’s World Chess Champion Maya Chiburdanidze.

I would much rather lose, in trying to ‘brilliantly’ win an inferior endgame, than go for a safe repetition or ‘boring’ draw.

White must take up the cudgels and fight! Memorize it easily move by move by playing against the variation trainer.


Eduard Gufeld chess games and profile –

He suggested that the actual chess rating of a player should be computed as a combination of his ratings in all three components. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Gufeld before a game against Joel Benjamin. Unfortunately, I never had time to work on this project and now the book will never be written.

Please observe our posting guidelines: His mixture of jokes, ‘Russian’ “translated inside my head” conversation — always direct, always interspersed with eduarv, self-mockery never failed to entertain complete strangers. Your main weapon, specially as you can not calculate all the outcomes, is your belief that you will win and mate your opponent.

Gufeld before a game against Joel Benjamin He often asked me to co-author a book with him. In an era where most strong players adopted a slow positional style, Gufeld went in for tactics and mixed it gufelr with the strongest players in the world.

Breyer Variation B10 Accessed August 20, Eduard Eduaard was born in the Ukraine on 19 March Here are some of Gufeld’s games. eduwrd

Eduard Y. Gufeld – the ultimate chess romantic

Boost your calculation skills. Blow the whistle and inform an administrator. He could not stand a loss and he lost to me twice. Sduard Championships and Olympiads, Opens and matches, all continents and many cities. How can a mechanical instrument become more important than our brain? But behind that was his love of chess — his life-long passion — and his unrivalled ability to make friends with people from all over the globe instantly, without reservation.