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Ivan Sokolov vs Alexey Shirov
XXXV Bosnia GM International (2005), Sarajevo BIH, rd 9, May-28
Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System. Ekstrom Variation (D44)  ·  1-0


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  WannaBe: Queen's English Declined. :-)
Aug-31-05  TheSlid: Nice one <WannaBe>! Quod Erat Demonstrandum is latin and translates as "(that) which was to be shown" (or proved, in mathematics).
Aug-31-05  TheSlid: Nice to see that you have returned, BTW <aw1988>.
Aug-31-05  aw1988: Oh, of course. I have rarely seen that used as an acronymn. Thanks.
Aug-31-05  hayton3: QED is short for:-

Query Every [Diagram?]

Aug-31-05  LIFE Master AJ: <all> Thanks - a lot - to everyone for all the positive emails. (I got about six today.)

Thanks to the individual ... who decided that I was such an important person ... that you had to quote me ... extensively. (And out of context, I might add.)

In the future, I am not going to exchange harsh words - here - with anyone, I don't see that it has any positive effect. (I will just add you to the magic list, smile, and keep on trucking.)

Aug-31-05  aw1988: ...while annoying the hell out of everyone else
Aug-31-05  hayton3: I think we should start taking <Life Master AJ> a little more seriously.

Not only has his website won several international awards but (and I'm sure he'll go all coy about this) he has won several international awards for his POETRY!!

Big it up for Life Master Poet Laureate on dis link - check it

Sep-01-05  aw1988: <hayton3> Once again, you display the sincerity of a horseradish. Just say the magic word, and you will be added. Because I'm a master for LIFE! QED.
Sep-01-05  hayton3: Nooo..please...nooooooo no more Life Masters :-)
Sep-01-05  MR. NIMZO: WOW! ! Ivan Sokolov could play some real good attcaking game!

Sep-02-05  MR. NIMZO: <LIFE Master AJ>



Sep-02-05  Averageguy: <<Koster> Take your meds today?> LMAJ, don't joke about people with serious problems who need medication. Many people I know and am close to, including my father require medication and it is not a laughing matter.
Sep-02-05  LIFE Master AJ: <Mr. Nimzo> Agreed - that Mr. Sokolov played a whale of a chess game. (Did you see my analysis?)

I will attempt to begin looking at your game collection.

Sep-02-05  LIFE Master AJ: <Mr. Nimzo> Your game collection is nice, many of the games I know nearly by heart.

There were two that I was not really familiar with. The Karjakin game, (Karjakin vs V B Malinin, 2002); was nice ... the opening was "hairy."

The game by Magnus Carlsen ended in a nice, but rarely seen mate. (It was a combination of an apaulette mate, with the two rooks blocking in the Black King, and the nice WR On g3 cutting off the BK's two remaining flight squares.)

Oct-19-05  Averageguy: Shirov gets a taste of his own medicine.
Jan-06-09  WhiteRook48: what a Qg7# threat! good game
Jan-26-09  WhiteRook48: and what a setback for Shirov
Jan-28-09  WhiteRook48: 41 Ne6 was surprising. I'm too much of a patzer to play that, I'd just play 41. Kxf3, but then again, I'm no Solokov
Jan-30-09  WhiteRook48: and amazing posting on page 1
Mar-31-09  WhiteRook48: Who Soks?
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  iking: <LIFE Master AJ: <hayton and aw> You have both been added to my ignore list.

I like you AJ, don't mind them.

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  perfidious: A fascinating game, in which immense complications result in a prosaic pawn-up endgame for White.

<The <Great Narcissist>: <hayton and aw> You have both been added to my ignore list.>

An act of supreme talent, don't you know.

<acirce: Alright. I think anyone who still have an ounce of respect left for this guy ought to read that page. On homosexuals: <I cannot stand you, I think you are sick, warped and demented. It does not matter if you believe in the Bible, as I do ... or if you believe in (the) evolution (nonsense). Either way, you won't reproduce ... and you will die. (Thank God! And the sooner, the better.)>

One suspects more than a trace of latent homosexuality within a person who would thus express his hatred.

Feb-20-13  howlwolf: Gee it is hard to avoid the AJ dialogues,which have the same attraction as a train wreck; both sides are what the kids I work with call messy. I think some of his chess analysis is good and certainly compares favorably with his poetry.
Oct-13-13  DrGridlock: <LIFE Idiot AJ> writes, (in 2005), "In the future, I am not going to exchange harsh words - here - with anyone, I don't see that it has any positive effect. (I will just add you to the magic list, smile, and keep on trucking.)"

Promises ... promises :)

I came to this page hoping to find some good kibbitzing on the Sokolov/Shirov Botvinnik Slav game, and find 4 pages of 8 year old AJ rants. Some things never change.

Moskalenko writes of this game, "Summary of the line with 11 a4: Probably White has no advantage. The game is quite forced here. But if a tactical genius like Shirov cannot solve all the problems over the board, then obviously some hard work at home just might pay off handsomely!"

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