|Jan-26-04|| ||technical draw: The question is, is Helgi male or female? |
|Jan-26-04|| ||OneBadDog: I think Helgi is a male name. |
|May-12-04|| ||Chessical: <Tigran Petrosian> Not so much LOL as <attain prose grin> |
|May-12-04|| ||Tigran Petrosian: Yeah... But it is still funny. |
|May-13-04|| ||Chessical: <Tigran Petrosian> My post is an anagram of your sign-on handle which matches the idea of LOL, not any comment on your sense of humour. |
|May-13-04|| ||tpstar: <Chessical> Love your clever anagrams! Of course you found glass tiger nose rash, right? Or sing atop terrain for our friend TP? But I'm afraid not everyone enjoys word games, cliche a$$. :>) |
|Jun-30-04|| ||tomh72000: Jesus, you have a talent with words <tpstar> |
|Jun-30-04|| ||qqq: <chessical> what does "attain prose grin" mean? |
|Jun-30-04|| ||Chessical: <qqq> It is an anagram of "Tigran Petrosian". I was playfully trying to get as close to LOL (laugh out loud) as I could using the letters of his name after reading his post of May 12th. Humour just doesn't seem to work if you try to explain it! |
|Jun-30-04|| ||Dick Brain: I think he is proud of his middle name because I don't think using one is at all universal in Scandanavia. |
|Jul-22-05|| ||Halldor: From: Robert James Fischer
<Montreal1666: <Halldor:> A Technical Question. They say this player is from Iceland: Helgi Ass Gretarsson. Is that his middle name!!!!? And how common is it?>|
Yes, he lives in Reykjavik. The right spelling of his second name is actually Áss, but for the sake of convenience Icelandic words are often deprived of their native super-structure. Á is the diphthong [au]. Áss or Ás means an ancient Nordic god (plural: Æsir =Aesir). It is more common in connections such as Ásgeir, Ásmund, Ásþór [austhour], etc. The word becomes 'os' in Old English, meaning 'god', and in Althochdeutch it becomes 'ans-', or 'ansi-' in names such as Ansbert, Ansgard, Anselm. The origin is unclear. (In modern Scandinavien languages it is: 'as'; in German: 'Ase'.)
|Nov-13-05|| ||Joshka: <Halldor> Helgi was World Junior Champ in 1994!! Did he give up the game?|
|Dec-12-05|| ||Halldor: <Joshka> I just saw your post now, sorry! I'm rather irregular reader here, sometimes I only check the puzzle of the day.|
Helgi Áss has been busy studying law, so I don't know if he has been playing the last two years, but still he writes about chess for the newspaper Morgunblaðið - a popular daily chess corner with a puzzle from some recent game, and also irregular longer chess columns.
|Jan-08-06|| ||Poisonpawns: How do we pronounce this guys name in english?|
|Mar-20-06|| ||Timothy Glenn Forney: Ass is pronouced ACE in english.It means Mouth piece of God,like the spoken Word of God.|
|Mar-20-06|| ||Timothy Glenn Forney: Its a nordic word not english, ass in english of course has a different meaning.ass in nordic is like wind or air I believe.Ask someone from Norway they would know better than me,but its pronouced ACE|
|Jul-17-06|| ||agnarlarusson: Like ´Halldor´ just said, it´s pronounced [aus]|
|Sep-15-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Helgi Ass Gretarsson|
GRETARSSON, Helgi Ass
|Dec-17-08|| ||waustad: It appears that he rarely plays in tournaments now, with his last FIDE rated games in 2006. He was much more active through '04.|
|Feb-18-11|| ||wordfunph: 1994 World Juniors Championship:
17-year-old Icelander FM Helgi Gretarsson scored 9.5 out of 13 to win the event. After he won, he was automatically awarded the Grandmaster title without first being an International Master.
|Feb-18-15|| ||FSR: <wordfunph> What is the source of that?|
|Feb-18-15|| ||Tabanus: Helgi Dagbjartur Áss Grétarsson.
I'd prefer it if CG spelled the names correctly in the header, even if not in the games. Any technical problems with that?
|Apr-20-18|| ||louispaulsen88888888: To answer the first post, Icelandic male names end in “son. “Female names in “ dottir “. If Helgi has a son, his last name would be Helgisson.|
|Apr-20-18|| ||louispaulsen88888888: I refer to last names, of course.|
|Jun-11-18|| ||Penguincw: Helgi Ass Gretarsson wins the Icelandic Open with 8.5/10, by a point and a half.|