Oscar Blum

Oscar Blum (1886 [1] – ?) was a Lithuanian–French chess master. He was pushed off Lenin's 1917 train by Lenin himself [2] This incident is mentioned in Ben Kingsley's Lenin movie (Lenin...The Train), and in James Wollrab: Russian Winter p. 206 [3]

In 1923 his book Russiche Köpfe was published in Germany.[4] He described Grigory Zinoviev as a dreamer, a sleepwalker, who lived in a world of pure literature.[5]

ChessEdit

He won, ahead of Nicolas Rossolimo and Vitaly Halberstadt, in the 8th Paris City Chess Championship in 1932.[6] Dr Oscar Blum played at Folkestone 1933. He participated not in the 5th Chess Olympiad but in the General Congress, finishing second, half a point behind Eugene Znosko-Borovsky.[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
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  3. ^ Wollrab, James (February 2007). Russian Winter. ISBN 9780595428045.
  4. ^ Blum, Oskar (1923). Russiche Köpfe. Berlin: Franz Scheider Verlag.
  5. ^ Haupt, Georges; Marie, Jean-Jacques (2017). Makers of the Russian Revolution: Biographies. Routledge. ISBN 9781315400204.
  6. ^ Champ Paris 1932
  7. ^ Chess Notes by Edward Winter
  8. ^ NED-ch08 The Hague/Leiden 1933 Archived August 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine