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Date: 24 Jan 2008 19:13:51
From: marika
Subject: best fracture
> *Boris Baczynskyj ***
>
> *Visitation:*
> Saturday, January 26, 2008
> 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
> St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church
>
> Jenkintown, Pa 19046
>
> *Service:*
> Saturday, January 26, 2008
> 2:00 PM
> St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church
>
> Jenkintown, Pa 19046
>
>
>
> Boris Baczynskyj, an internationally known FIDE Chess Master, popular
> local
> chess instructor and journalist died suddenly on January 16, 2008.
> He was 62. Mr. Baczynskyj was born in Vienna, Austria to the late Dr.
> Wolodymyr and ia Sodomora Baczynskyj. He was a long time resident of
> Philadelphia, attending grammer school and graduating from St. Joseph's
> Preparatory School. He went on to earn a B.A. in Political Science from
> Yale
> University.
>
> After graduation, Mr. Baczynskyj served with the Peace Corps in Thailand
> and
> later remained in Cambodia, Southeast Asia, working as a freelance
> journalist for UPI, *Far Eastern Economic Review* and other publications.
>
> After Cambodia was overrun by the Khmer Rouge, Mr. Baczynskyj returned to
> the U.S. and immersed himself in the world of chess, competing actively in
> national and international tournaments.
> At one point, he was the third ranked chess player in the US. He also
> served
> as editor of one of the major national chess publications, *Chess Life*
> and
> was Chess Advisor for the world's largest manufacturer of computer chess
> products, Fidelity International. He became a well-known chess tutor,
> instructor, and commentator. He co-authored *Computer Chess II* with
> Charles
> Welsh, (Dubuque, IA; WM. C. Brown, 1985), annotated the games of various
> Chess Masters, including Bobby Fischer, and worked on the the 3rd *Sargon
> Manual* (Hayden Software Company, Lowell, MA). In addition, he wrote
> theoretical and instructional articles on chess and computerized chess.
>
> As a chess instructor, he tirelessly taught and promoted chess, especially
> to young children in private and public schools. Boris provided many
> simultaneous chess exhibitions in venues such as schools, shopping malls
> and
> public fairs. He deeply cared about his young students and celebrated
> their
> achievements, such as during the Philadelphia Schools (Benjamin Franklin
> High and Vaux Junior High) chess teams' chess trip to Yugoslavia.
>
> During the early years of Ukrainian independence, Mr. Baczynskyj again
> worked as a journalist for a few years in Kyiv, Ukraine and his articles
> were published by Intelnews, Cox Publishers and The Ukrainian Weekly. He
> returned to Philadelphia and continued teaching, writing, lecturing and
> chess promotion. In Philadelphia, he was an active member of the Franklin
> Mercantile Chess Club.
>
> In his youth, Mr. Baczynskyj belonged to the Ukrainian Scouting
> Organization
> "Plast" and was a member of its "Burlaky" fraternity. He was active in
> Ukrainian-American Chess life, belonging to the USCAK Chess Club and
> participated in Ukrainian-American tournaments, winning championships
> several times.
>
> His personal values were reflected in his life-long promotion of civil
> rights. During his college days, he participated in several protests
> supporting racial integration and was once even caught up in a mass arrest
> during a protest ch in St. Petersburg, Florida. He promated the concept
> of "Equal rights for all" to his community by translating "We Shall
> Overcome" into Ukrainian. Surprisingly, it became the theme song at the
> Scout's East Chatham "Plast" camp that summer. His anti-war convictions
> during the Vietnam era led him to organize a ch on the American Embassy
> in Thailand to protest Nixon's secret bombing of Cambodia.
>
>He will be sorely missed.
>
>
> May he rest in Peace!
>
>
>
> Funeral services will be held on Saturday (January 26) at 2:00 PM with
> family greeting friends at 1:00 PM at St. Michael's Ukr. Catholic Church,
> Jenkintown, Pa. Services to be followed by burial at St.
> y's Cemetery, Elkins Park, Pa
> In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to:
> USCAK-CHESS (Ukrainian Sports Federation of USA & Canada) \>





 
Date: 25 Jan 2008 00:51:57
From: Offramp
Subject: Re: best fracture
On Jan 25, 12:13 am, "ika" <[email protected] > wrote:
> > *Boris Baczynskyj ***
>
> > *Visitation:*
> > Saturday, January 26, 2008
> > 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
> > St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church
>
> > Jenkintown, Pa 19046
>
> > *Service:*
> > Saturday, January 26, 2008
> > 2:00 PM
> > St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church
>
> > Jenkintown, Pa 19046
>
> > Boris Baczynskyj, an internationally known FIDE Chess Master, popular
> > local
> > chess instructor and journalist died suddenly on January 16, 2008.
> > He was 62. Mr. Baczynskyj was born in Vienna, Austria to the late Dr.
> > Wolodymyr and ia Sodomora Baczynskyj. He was a long time resident of
> > Philadelphia, attending grammer school and graduating from St. Joseph's
> > Preparatory School. He went on to earn a B.A. in Political Science from
> > Yale
> > University.
>
> > After graduation, Mr. Baczynskyj served with the Peace Corps in Thailand
> > and
> > later remained in Cambodia, Southeast Asia, working as a freelance
> > journalist for UPI, *Far Eastern Economic Review* and other publications.
>
> > After Cambodia was overrun by the Khmer Rouge, Mr. Baczynskyj returned to
> > the U.S. and immersed himself in the world of chess, competing actively in
> > national and international tournaments.
> > At one point, he was the third ranked chess player in the US. He also
> > served
> > as editor of one of the major national chess publications, *Chess Life*
> > and
> > was Chess Advisor for the world's largest manufacturer of computer chess
> > products, Fidelity International. He became a well-known chess tutor,
> > instructor, and commentator. He co-authored *Computer Chess II* with
> > Charles
> > Welsh, (Dubuque, IA; WM. C. Brown, 1985), annotated the games of various
> > Chess Masters, including Bobby Fischer, and worked on the the 3rd *Sargon
> > Manual* (Hayden Software Company, Lowell, MA). In addition, he wrote
> > theoretical and instructional articles on chess and computerized chess.
>
> > As a chess instructor, he tirelessly taught and promoted chess, especially
> > to young children in private and public schools. Boris provided many
> > simultaneous chess exhibitions in venues such as schools, shopping malls
> > and
> > public fairs. He deeply cared about his young students and celebrated
> > their
> > achievements, such as during the Philadelphia Schools (Benjamin Franklin
> > High and Vaux Junior High) chess teams' chess trip to Yugoslavia.
>
> > During the early years of Ukrainian independence, Mr. Baczynskyj again
> > worked as a journalist for a few years in Kyiv, Ukraine and his articles
> > were published by Intelnews, Cox Publishers and The Ukrainian Weekly. He
> > returned to Philadelphia and continued teaching, writing, lecturing and
> > chess promotion. In Philadelphia, he was an active member of the Franklin
> > Mercantile Chess Club.
>
> > In his youth, Mr. Baczynskyj belonged to the Ukrainian Scouting
> > Organization
> > "Plast" and was a member of its "Burlaky" fraternity. He was active in
> > Ukrainian-American Chess life, belonging to the USCAK Chess Club and
> > participated in Ukrainian-American tournaments, winning championships
> > several times.
>
> > His personal values were reflected in his life-long promotion of civil
> > rights. During his college days, he participated in several protests
> > supporting racial integration and was once even caught up in a mass arrest
> > during a protest ch in St. Petersburg, Florida. He promated the concept
> > of "Equal rights for all" to his community by translating "We Shall
> > Overcome" into Ukrainian. Surprisingly, it became the theme song at the
> > Scout's East Chatham "Plast" camp that summer. His anti-war convictions
> > during the Vietnam era led him to organize a ch on the American Embassy
> > in Thailand to protest Nixon's secret bombing of Cambodia.
>
> >He will be sorely missed.
>
> > May he rest in Peace!
>
> > Funeral services will be held on Saturday (January 26) at 2:00 PM with
> > family greeting friends at 1:00 PM at St. Michael's Ukr. Catholic Church,
> > Jenkintown, Pa. Services to be followed by burial at St.
> > y's Cemetery, Elkins Park, Pa
> > In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to:
> > USCAK-CHESS (Ukrainian Sports Federation of USA & Canada) \>

Very sad. Thanks for the news. A young man that had a full life.
I am afraid I don't quite understand the title of 'best fracture';
what's that about?


  
Date: 01 Feb 2008 01:55:30
From: Wlodzimierz Holsztynski (Wlod)
Subject: Re: Baczynskyj / Baczynski
On Jan 31, 5:29 pm, "ika" <[email protected] > wrote:
> "Wlodzimierz Holsztynski (Wlod)" <[email protected]> wrote in messagenews:[email protected]m...
>
>
>
> > On Jan 25, 8:40 pm, ika <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> >> [...] He was my cousin. I was proud of him.
>
> > He was a colorful man. It's sad to know that he is gone.
>
> > Would you or anybody know if Boris Baczynskyj was related
> > to wonderful Polish poet Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski?
>
> > The name is not uncommon, but it is not common either.
> > (The paternal grandfather of K.K.Baczynski lived in the same
> > part of Eastern Poland-Western Ukraine under Russia... as
> > Boris' family).
>
> > Regards,
>
> > Wlod
>
> Hi Wlod
>
> I am a cousin "po mami storoni" or however you spell it.


Sounds good, charming :-)

> I don't know anything about his dad's family.
>
> However, in that his mom and dad lived in Poland and Ukraine
> for their youth and early adult life, it is certainly possible.
>
> I will shoot an email to their family and if I find a connection, I will
> certainly do my bet to find out and let you know.
>
> mk5000

Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski (1921.01.22 - 1944.08.04) was killed
by Germans in Warsaw Uprising. It is not cdomonly known that
his paternal grandfather was an artisan (craftsmen), who was in
charge of a larger group of craftsmen, and he was fighting for the
rights of Jewish artisans. He also organized an Hebrew school and
in general was promoting learning Hebrew.

I have learned all this from a friend (tkg) with a very strong
historical
bend, who was extremely careful about his sources, about balanced
views, etc.

Best regards,

Wlod


  
Date: 31 Jan 2008 15:11:26
From: Wlodzimierz Holsztynski (Wlod)
Subject: Baczynskyj / Baczynski
On Jan 25, 8:40 pm, ika <[email protected] > wrote:

> [...] He was my cousin. I was proud of him.

He was a colorful man. It's sad to know that he is gone.

Would you or anybody know if Boris Baczynskyj was related
to wonderful Polish poet Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski?

The name is not uncommon, but it is not common either.
(The paternal grandfather of K.K.Baczynski lived in the same
part of Eastern Poland-Western Ukraine under Russia... as
Boris' family).

Regards,

Wlod


   
Date: 31 Jan 2008 20:29:39
From: marika
Subject: Re: Baczynskyj / Baczynski

"Wlodzimierz Holsztynski (Wlod)" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]m...
> On Jan 25, 8:40 pm, ika <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> [...] He was my cousin. I was proud of him.
>
> He was a colorful man. It's sad to know that he is gone.
>
> Would you or anybody know if Boris Baczynskyj was related
> to wonderful Polish poet Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski?
>
> The name is not uncommon, but it is not common either.
> (The paternal grandfather of K.K.Baczynski lived in the same
> part of Eastern Poland-Western Ukraine under Russia... as
> Boris' family).
>
> Regards,
>
> Wlod

Hi Wlod

I am a cousin "po mami storoni" or however you spell it.

I don't know anything about his dad's family.

However, in that his mom and dad lived in Poland and Ukraine for their youth
and early adult life, it is certainly possible.

I will shoot an email to their family and if I find a connection, I will
certainly do my bet to find out and let you know.

mk5000

Chad Danforth: All right, so you call that a "little" game?
Ryan Evans: Little League. World Series.
[clears throat]
Ryan Evans: Newport, Rhode Island. Champions. --"High School Musical 2"



  
Date: 30 Jan 2008 14:34:52
From: Taylor Kingston
Subject: Boris Bacynzskyj (was: best fracture)
On Jan 25, 3:51=A0am, Offramp <[email protected] > wrote:
> On Jan 25, 12:13 am, "ika" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > > *Boris Baczynskyj ***
>
> > > *Visitation:*
> > > Saturday, January 26, 2008
> > > 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
> > > St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church
>
> > > Jenkintown, Pa 19046
>
> > > *Service:*
> > > Saturday, January 26, 2008
> > > 2:00 PM
> > > St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church
>
> > > Jenkintown, Pa 19046
>
> > > Boris Baczynskyj, an internationally known FIDE Chess Master, popular
> > > local
> > > chess instructor and journalist died suddenly on January 16, 2008.
> > > He was 62. Mr. Baczynskyj was born in Vienna, Austria to the late Dr.
> > > Wolodymyr and ia Sodomora Baczynskyj. He was a long time resident o=
f
> > > Philadelphia, attending grammer school and graduating from St. Joseph'=
s
> > > Preparatory School. He went on to earn a B.A. in Political Science fro=
m
> > > Yale
> > > University.
>
> > > After graduation, Mr. Baczynskyj served with the Peace Corps in Thaila=
nd
> > > and
> > > later remained in Cambodia, Southeast Asia, working as a freelance
> > > journalist for UPI, *Far Eastern Economic Review* and other publicatio=
ns.
>
> > > After Cambodia was overrun by the Khmer Rouge, Mr. Baczynskyj returned=
to
> > > the U.S. and immersed himself in the world of chess, competing activel=
y in
> > > national and international tournaments.
> > > At one point, he was the third ranked chess player in the US. He also
> > > served
> > > as editor of one of the major national chess publications, *Chess Life=
*
> > > and
> > > was Chess Advisor for the world's largest manufacturer of computer che=
ss
> > > products, Fidelity International. He became a well-known chess tutor,
> > > instructor, and commentator. He co-authored *Computer Chess II* with
> > > Charles
> > > Welsh, (Dubuque, IA; WM. C. Brown, 1985), annotated the games of vario=
us
> > > Chess Masters, including Bobby Fischer, and worked on the the 3rd *Sar=
gon
> > > Manual* (Hayden Software Company, Lowell, MA). In addition, he wrote
> > > theoretical and instructional articles on chess and computerized chess=
.
>
> > > As a chess instructor, he tirelessly taught and promoted chess, especi=
ally
> > > to young children in private and public schools. Boris provided many
> > > simultaneous chess exhibitions in venues such as schools, shopping mal=
ls
> > > and
> > > public fairs. He deeply cared about his young students and celebrated
> > > their
> > > achievements, such as during the Philadelphia Schools (Benjamin Frankl=
in
> > > High and Vaux Junior High) chess teams' chess trip to Yugoslavia.
>
> > > During the early years of Ukrainian independence, Mr. Baczynskyj again=

> > > worked as a journalist for a few years in Kyiv, Ukraine and his articl=
es
> > > were published by Intelnews, Cox Publishers and The Ukrainian Weekly. =
He
> > > returned to Philadelphia and continued teaching, writing, lecturing an=
d
> > > chess promotion. In Philadelphia, he was an active member of the Frank=
lin
> > > Mercantile Chess Club.
>
> > > In his youth, Mr. Baczynskyj belonged to the Ukrainian Scouting
> > > Organization
> > > "Plast" and was a member of its "Burlaky" fraternity. He was active in=

> > > Ukrainian-American Chess life, belonging to the USCAK Chess Club and
> > > participated in Ukrainian-American tournaments, winning championships
> > > several times.
>
> > > His personal values were reflected in his life-long promotion of civil=

> > > rights. During his college days, he participated in several protests
> > > supporting racial integration and was once even caught up in a mass ar=
rest
> > > during a protest ch in St. Petersburg, Florida. He promated the con=
cept
> > > of "Equal rights for all" to his community by translating "We Shall
> > > Overcome" into Ukrainian. Surprisingly, it became the theme song at th=
e
> > > Scout's East Chatham "Plast" camp that summer. His anti-war conviction=
s
> > > during the Vietnam era led him to organize a ch on the American Emb=
assy
> > > in Thailand to protest Nixon's secret bombing of Cambodia.
>
> > >He will be sorely missed.
>
> > > May he rest in Peace!
>
> > > Funeral services will be held on Saturday (January 26) at 2:00 PM with=

> > > family greeting friends at 1:00 PM at St. Michael's Ukr. Catholic Chur=
ch,
> > > Jenkintown, Pa. Services to be followed by burial at St.
> > > y's Cemetery, Elkins Park, Pa
> > > In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to:
> > > USCAK-CHESS (Ukrainian Sports Federation of USA & Canada) \>
>
> Very sad. Thanks for the news. A young man that had a full life.
> I am afraid I don't quite understand the title of 'best fracture';
> what's that about?- Hide quoted text -

There was also an announcement in the Mechanics' Chess Club (San
Francisco) e-mail newsletter:

Boris Bacynzskyj (1945-2008)

FM Boris Bacynzskyj of Philadelphia passed away on January 16. A
friendly giant who stood 6-foot-6 Boris was an institution at the
Franklin Mercantile Chess Clubin Center City Philadelphia for four
decades. Born in Vienna to Ukrainian parents who had been displaced
during War World II Boris came to the USA in 1948 but he never forgot
his roots. When the land of his birth celebrated its independence
Boris was there to cover the action as a reporter.

Boris led an event filled life. He served for three years in the Peace
Corps in Thailand after graduating from Yale in 1967 and was working
as a free lance journalist in Cambodia when the Khmer Rouge overthrew
the government in 1975.

Boris played a lot of chess in the late 1970s and early 1980s but by
the middle of that decade he had become active in computer chess and
co-authored two early books on the subject. He also found time to
teach chess to thousands of kids including members of the Vaux Junior
High School chess team which won seven national junior high chess
championships.

You can find a picture of Boris at www.uschessleague.com/BorisBaczynskyj.htm=
l
=2E

*** end Mechanics' announcement ***

An interesting bit of trivia about Boris: he may have had the
shortest tenure of any Chess Life editor -- one issue!


  
Date: 25 Jan 2008 20:40:05
From: marika
Subject: Re: best fracture
On Jan 25, 2:51 am, Offramp <[email protected] > wrote:
\ >
>
> Very sad. Thanks for the news. A young man that had a full life.
> I am afraid I don't quite understand the title of 'best fracture';
> what's that about?- Hide quoted text -
>


Thank you for the thoughts. He was my cousin. I was proud of him.

As far as the title, it was pretty nonlinear and perfectly random.
Much of the rest of the stuff I choose as titles.

BTW, have caught some of your other enjoyable posts in crosswords
puzzle groups as well as alt.boomerang.

mk5000

'Deep peace of the running wave to you,
deep peace of the flowing air to you,
deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
deep peace of the shining stars to you,
deep peace of the Son of peace to you.'