NABOKV-L post 0008769, Sat, 18 Oct 2003 09:12:03 -0700

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Re: Fw: Prototype chessmasters for THE DEFENSE
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----- Original Message -----
From: Bába Ildikó
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2003 2:47 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Prototype chessmasters for THE DEFENSE


thank you for the answers!
Ildiko Baba
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From: D. Barton Johnson
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Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 10:31 PM
Subject: Fw: Prototype chessmasters for THE DEFENSE



----- Original Message -----
From: Scribe1865@aol.com
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Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 12:19 PM
Subject: Re: Prototype chessmasters for THE DEFENSE


In a message dated 10/17/2003 2:58:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time, chtodel@cox.net writes:



gifted if erratic Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Alekhin


Alekhine, though one of the greatest chess players, was an egomaniacal paranoid alcoholic. In addition his playing does not show the beautiful, balanced echoing attributed to Luzhin, whereas Rubinstein's does. Likewise with Morphy, a brilliant (19th century) combinational player but not a positional (Apollonian) player like Luzhin. Bardeleben, on the other hand, seems with Rubinstein, to fit into the mosaic.

Regards,
Eric Yost
NYC