Reports | April 04, 2007 18:18

[lang_nl]Lajos Portisch 70[/lang_nl][lang_en]Lajos Portisch 70[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Vanwege de hapering in Dresden even wat kalendertrivia. Chess Today wijst de schaakfans erop dat vandaag precies vijftien jaar geleden Samuel Reshevsky stierf. Vrolijker is het dat de legendarische Hongaarse schaker Lajos Portisch vandaag de mooie leeftijd van zeventig jaar bereikt. In de jaren zestig en zeventig behoorde hij tot de absolute wereldtop. Hij was een vaste gast in de interzonale toernooien en plaatste zich maar liefst vijf keer voor de cyclus om het wereldkampioenschap. Voor Hongarije speelde hij mee in twintig (!) Olympiades en won met zijn land in Buenos Aires 1978, waar Portisch 10 uit 14 scoorde.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Because of the Dresden hitch, now for some calendar trivia. Chess Today pinpoints that today exactly fifteen years ago Samuel Reshevsky passed away. More happy news On a happier note legendary Hungarian chess player Lajos Portisch celebrates is 70th birthday today. In the sixties and seventies he belonged to the world elite, playing many interzonals and qualifying for the world championship title no less than five times. For his country Hungary he played in twenty (!) Olympiads; they won the 1978 Buenos Aires edition where Portisch scored 10 out of 14.[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Van Wikipedia: "Van zijn vele successen kunnen we noemen het toernooi van Skopje/Ohrid in 1968, voor Geller en Polugaevsky en met een score van veertien uit negentien; Hastings 1971, Wijk aan Zee (voor Vassily Smyslov), Las Palmas en San Antonio in 1972 (samen met Karpov en Petrosjan) en Wijk aan Zee 1975 (voor H?ɬºbner en Geller)."

Op deze dag past het brengen van de volgende partij:

[/lang_nl][lang_en]From Wikipedia: "Among his many successes, one could cite the tournament of Skopje/Ohrid in 1968, ahead of Geller and Polugaevsky and with a score of fourteen points out of a possible nineteen; Hastings 1971, Wijk aan Zee (ahead of Vassily Smyslov), Las Palmas and San Antonio in 1972 (tied with Karpov and Petrosian) and Wijk aan Zee 1975 (ahead of H?ɬºbner and Geller)."

On this day, bringing the following game seems appropriate:

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Author: Peter Doggers

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Rob Brown's picture

Your article suggests that Reshevsky's passing was good news. You might want to correct that gaffe.

"Chess Today pinpoints that today exactly fifteen years ago Samuel Reshevsky passed away. On a happier note (instead of "more happy news" ) legendary Hungarian chess player Lajos Portisch celebrates is 70th birthday ...."

peter's picture

Thanks Rob, I fully agree with you.

Centercounter's picture

Portisch is also a very accomplished operatic baritone. He sung (http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3053) Santa Lucia at one of his previous celebrations. Unfortunately, the link to his performance from that page no longer works.

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