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    Illuminati Bill Gletsos's Avatar
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    RIP Naum Levin 1933-2020

    I have just heard the sad news that Naum Levin passed away last Sunday.

    His funeral will be held this this coming Friday.

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    11 am 28th February
    Metcalf Funeral Services
    172 Redfern St
    Redfern

    My condolences to his family and friends.
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    About 1979 I witnessed the entity of his game against Adrian Rose , it was a major tournament maybe in the Arts Building in Sydney CBD. He played very strongly and Adrian defended very gallantry, I considered it an amazing game. Unfortunately Adrian got seriously behind in time in early stages and never really recovered from that. Eventually resigning when only 3 minutes behind on time. I would have loved to have seen it played out. I could not understand why Adrian took about 35 minutes on an opening move. [false claim removed - mod]
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    I only learnt recently that Naum was an IM.
    Not according to FIDE.
    He was however a senior Soviet master.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos View Post
    Not according to FIDE.
    He was however a senior Soviet master.
    Th2ere is/was no such title as senior Soviet master. He was a National Master. Needless to say, majority of the National Masters in the USSR played strong IM standard
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Th2ere is/was no such title as senior Soviet master. He was a National Master. Needless to say, majority of the National Masters in the USSR played strong IM standard
    Would that have been a Ukrainian award or USSR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Th2ere is/was no such title as senior Soviet master.
    I simply quoted Peter Parr who stated he was a senior soviet master here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    Would that have been a Ukrainian award or USSR?
    Ukraine was Part of USSR, there were no ''Ukrainian'' Titles at the time.
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    Thanks Michael.Good education for those who may have forgotten how the world was.
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    RIP to this fellow, and condolences to his friends and family.

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    I thought Naum had moved Melbourne, if so then must have returned. He seemed a friendly and gracious person the little I saw of him. He was fortunate to be quite intelligent and maybe had a full life. Hopefully WW2 did not effect him excessively if that was possible. RIP
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    My condolences to his family and friends.
    Naum was a respected chess coach with a FIDE rating of over 2500, which he probably got when he had the chance to play international events, which must have been later in his career, when he left the USSR and migrated to Australia. His last published FIDE rating was 2420.
    I remember a conversation I had with him where he stated that the only Sicilian worth playing was the Scheveningen, all the others being positionally dubious...
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