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|Jan-25-05|| ||iron maiden: I think most people know that Russia was a part of the Soviet Union in 1966. |
|Jan-25-05|| ||dac1990: Besides, I think that every chess player should have the fourteen countries of the former USSR memorized. I do:
Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latavia, Belarus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. |
|Jan-25-05|| ||Benzol: It's a slight oversite in a way but USSR wasn't included in the list of Countries available. |
|Jan-25-05|| ||iron maiden: Yes, that puzzled me on a few bios. I didn't know whether I should say that Tal was a citizen of Latvia or Russia, for example. |
|Jan-25-05|| ||acirce: <USSR wasn't included in the list of Countries available.> OK, it should obviously be, since it was a country. |
|Jan-25-05|| ||tpstar: Maybe it's on their <ignore list> |
|Jan-25-05|| ||me to play: IM, it says in the administration guide to let Chessgames know about countries not on the pulldown list, so they can update it. |
|Jan-25-05|| ||yoozum: <Besides, I think that every chess player should have the fourteen countries of the former USSR memorized.> I learned their capitals too, for good measure. |
Actually, since summer, I have been studying (for my personal interest) about the Southern republics of the USSR.
|Jan-25-05|| ||Champ Supernova: There are 15 former republics of the former USSR. Chess is most popular in Azerbaijan and Armenia, two of the southern republics. But Russia and Ukraine produce more top players due to their larger populations. |
|Jan-25-05|| ||dac1990: Wait, 15? What's the one I missed? |
|Jan-25-05|| ||excmo: Moldova. |
|Jan-29-05|| ||Flyboy216: His records against Kramnik, Kasparov, and especially Anand (12-0 in decisive!) are not so great, having no wins on any of them. Even Sokolov has wins against all three of them. |
|Mar-08-05|| ||shortsight: these days, seeing khalifman losing is a rarity. in cg database, he only lost once since 2003 against mcshane. though the opponent is no match to Linares, i think it's still a great feat. |
|Jul-10-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from Alexander's early games: http://www.wtharvey.com/khal.html|
|Jul-24-05|| ||robmtchl: The match on chessmaterminds.com is some wonderful chess. The producers want to show the world that chess can be great television and very exciting.|
|Sep-30-05|| ||acirce: Khalifman interview about the World Cup, Russian Ch. Superfinal, FIDE WC, unification etc:|
|Sep-30-05|| ||suenteus po 147: <acirce> LOL! I love Khalifman's aside about Kasparov: <suddenly a hungry bear of scary appearance gets out from his political lair and says: wait a minute, I have the highest rating, and why is it all going without me.>|
|Oct-03-05|| ||sitzkrieg: Acirce and his commie nostalgia....:
"Reading some of these players' bios you get the impression that the Soviet Union never existed. Khalifman was born in "Russia", Kasparov in "Azerbaijan", Petrosian in "Georgia", etc. At least it would be desirable that something like "then part of Soviet Union" was added. "
|Oct-03-05|| ||sitzkrieg: Memo to myself; add on my bio, I was born in Holland, once part of the Spanish empire:P|
No adding "was part of USSR is not necessary. Besides we all know it anyway.
For those interested; now live training on playchess of the game Khalifman-Polgar Las Vegas 99.
|Oct-22-05|| ||Open Defence: what is Khalifman upto these days ?|
|Oct-22-05|| ||ughaibu: Ask Topalov in a few years time.|
|Oct-22-05|| ||suenteus po 147: <Open Defence> He recently qualified for the Russian Championships, so he will be participating in this year's tournament, I'm sure.|
|Oct-23-05|| ||Kean: For many people, this man is still the legitimate FIDE world champion. Amen.|
|Nov-22-05|| ||iyutan: khalifman became fat! he used to be lean. now with big fat belly. see his recent pics on chessbase.com.|
|Nov-22-05|| ||notsodeepthought: <iyutan> That's actually encouraging, since I would not assume that a mid-level GM could necessarily have a full belly, or even enjoy three square meals a day on a regular basis.|
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