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|Mar-19-12|| ||spawn2: <Nova>
Thank you very much. Will go through the game later. As expected, he opened with d4. How did GM Yasser fare against the 30 participants?
|Mar-19-12|| ||HeMateMe: <Nova> 20. B-g5...a Bishop attacking a Queen on the diagonal *behind* the Queen often leads to horrible things (as if I would have fared better).|
Nice effort. Did he sign your scoresheet? Yaz was always a cool dude. He beat Karpov, back when nobody beat Karpov except for Kasparov.
|Mar-20-12|| ||Nova: <spawn2> Yasser had 20 Wins 5 Draws 1 Loss.
Funnily enough, the draws and his loss came near the end of the simul, I guess when he became very tired from all the games (if only I lasted till move 40!) |
<HeMateMe> 20. Bg5! Came out of the blue. What amazes me is that he saw this when he played g4 the move before. I had never seen such a trap and thus was caught off guard.
I must say that Yasser was a super cool guy. He is the strongest player I have ever met, and was so cheerful and enthusiastic about the game of chess that he took a picture with me, signed my chess board, and even talked about chess books and funny anecdotes. Definitely an event I will never forget!
|Mar-20-12|| ||spawn2: <Nova>
<Definitely an event I will never forget!>
I know how you feel: )
Being able to play with your chess idol, whether win, lose or draw is an experience you will carry with you until old age.
|Mar-20-12|| ||Everett: Yasser is going to be in the US Championship again! Yay!|
|Mar-24-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Yasser!|
|Mar-24-12|| ||twinlark: Still one of the best. Happy birthday.|
|Mar-24-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday to one of the good guys...anyway to get your "no regrets" book?|
|Mar-24-12|| ||wordfunph: "It was only after about eighty games that I discovered castling."|
- GM Yasser Seirawan
Yasser, happy birthday!
|Mar-24-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday Yasser Seirawan. Keep playing chess!|
|Mar-24-12|| ||Check It Out: Great to see you're back playing! Happy birthday, come visit Seattle again soon.|
|Mar-24-12|| ||laurenttizano: 2040 huh! March 24,2012 the calendar must
not be joking?!
Happy B-day Sir Yasser!!!!!!!
|Mar-24-12|| ||Nova: Happy Birthday Yasser! It was an honor to play you in the simul!|
|Mar-24-12|| ||kamalakanta: Happy Brithday, Yasser!
|May-20-12|| ||ketchuplover: username Linden Lyons on redhotpawn.com is starting a quarterly periodical on Seirawan chess.|
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|Jun-10-12|| ||ketchuplover: Good luck vs. Karpov!|
|Jun-11-12|| ||whiteshark: < Quote of the Day
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|Oct-18-12|| ||ughaibu: How much colloquial russian did Seirawan understand in 1983?|
|Nov-30-12|| ||norami: I just got the book on Anand's games by Anand and Nunn and at the end it quoted Seirawan from his book saying that he thought Anand was the 4th best player of all time. It didn't say who his top three were, but if you put Anand at #4 you must favor recent players, in which case the logical choices for the top three would be Kasparov, Fischer, Karpov, probably in that order. Anyone know?|
|Jul-18-13|| ||RookFile: I can't imagine it not being Kasparov, Fischer and Karpov in some order.|
|Aug-29-13|| ||offramp: I don't think Seirawan liked the early, brash Kasparov, but he would surely have him in his top three. Fischer has to be in there. But could the other one be Korchnoi? Possibly Alekhine?|
A lot of these conundra could be solved by asking the statement-utterer.
|Sep-06-13|| ||redwhitechess: This utterly entertaint youtube video about Yasser story telling his past, Fischer, Korchnoi only got 30 views?|
the best part is the Korchnoi story...can't spoiled it here, just watch it...lol.
|Dec-02-13|| ||Khapablanca: Is he gay or what?
What a mannerism...
|Dec-02-13|| ||Boomie: <redwhitechess: video about Yasser>|
Thanks for posting the link to that video.
I was one of the adults he mentions who accepted Yaz as "one of us". He was good company even when he was 12 and we enjoyed our time together.
|Dec-02-13|| ||RedShield: < Is he gay or what?>|
<I was one of the adults he mentions who accepted Yaz as "one of us". He was good company even when he was 12 and we enjoyed our time together.>
Sounds like it.
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