Pinterest Gli scacchi in Unione Sovietica hanno avuto una repentina esplosione nel periodo che va tra il e il , quando a Botvinnik e a Keres si affiancarono molti nomi nuovi, oggi ben noti agli appassionati, che girarono il mondo cogliendo continui successi. Da sinistra: Y. La sua crescita scacchistica si interrompe con la seconda guerra mondiale, durante la quale il giovane Isaac partecipa alla battaglia di Stalingrado e viene anche decorato. Riprende le competizioni solamente nel , e i suoi progressi sono graduali.
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Early life[ edit ] Lipnitsky was a childhood companion and chess rival of David Bronstein in Kiev. Lipnitsky served in the Soviet Red Army , fought in the Battle of Stalingrad , and was decorated four times. This earned him the Master title. Efim Geller , who later earned the Grandmaster title, was second.
Lipnitsky did not do anywhere near as well in the next two Soviet Championships, however. Legacy and style[ edit ] Lipnitsky never got the chance to compete internationally in an individual tournament, missing out on the chance to earn international chess titles. Very few Soviet players got the chance to compete internationally during those years, and invitations were controlled by the USSR Chess Federation. In the Ukraine of his peak years, the region had more than 30 million people, and chess was very popular, with many strong players.
By the chess standards of the 21st century, with Ukraine now an independent nation since , Lipnitsky was certainly of International Master standard, and likely Grandmaster level. He had a wide opening repertoire with both colours, and his style was positional in nature, with tactics not dominating, but flowing from the situation.
Personal life[ edit ] Isaac was а son of Oscar d. He was married to an actress Lyalya Leshchinskaya. They had one daughter Liana June 2, - April 12, During WW2, he served as a corporal in an anti-spy unit. Lipnitsky died at age 35 in Kiev in The cause of death was polycythemia , a kind of chronic leucosis.
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