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|Jul-14-06|| ||Valandil: According to Chess Today, Helgi plays blitz with Bobby regulary, and usually Fischer wins...|
|Jul-14-06|| ||RookFile: That's pretty impressive, considering that this guy is a 2595 player.|
|Apr-06-07|| ||BIDMONFA: http://www.fide.com/ratings/card.ph...|
|Nov-22-08|| ||waustad: I thought women had their father's first name with dottir attached. Perhaps somebody more authoritative can comment.|
|Nov-22-08|| ||Ziggurat: <I thought women had their father's first name with dottir attached.> Yes, that is correct.|
|Nov-22-08|| ||stoy: An Icelander, Savar Bjarnason, told me that is not the law that female children be named after their father. They could be named after their mother, he says.|
|Jan-27-09|| ||KingG: <That's pretty impressive, considering that this guy is a 2595 player.> When I first read this, I wasn't sure if <RookFile> meant it was impressive that Fischer can still beat a 2595 player regularly in blitz, or that it's impressive that rated 2595 only 'usually' loses to Fischer, and not always.|
|Mar-12-09|| ||PinnedPiece: OK. This is Helgi. I am totally amazed at the complete lack of posts regarding Fischer's last book here.|
This person is my prime candidate for person with most credentials/greatest ability to debunk or verify the Larry Evans saga of "Fischer was in it up to his ears, but backed out" business surrounding M61MG.
<Joshka: Wonder if Helgi will ever enlighten us about what's going on with Bobby, as of late. Heard from a good source that Bobby spends time with Helgi more than Fridrik.> [Jan 2006]
Just playing chess, I wonder?
Collecting his own notebook of comments on M60MG from the horse's mouth, perchance?
I would think that by canvassing a widening circle of private printers in Reykjavik, you could eventually find an employee that knows a great deal about this whole adventure.
|Mar-12-09|| ||ughaibu: The population of Iceland is about 250,000. It wouldn't be difficult to ask everyone in the country.|
|Mar-12-09|| ||Jim Bartle: Only 250,000? There must be a GM or an IM in every neighborhood.|
|Mar-12-09|| ||Joshka: <paulalbert> <If Fridrik Olafsson was Helgi's father, his name would be Helgi Fridriksson> Does Fridrik Olafsson have any children, by any chance?|
|Nov-22-11|| ||ketchuplover: I thought the POD was to recognize a birthday or deathday.|
|Nov-22-11|| ||waustad: Next year they'll probably pick Vovk as POTD. It is a slow birthday, with hardly anybody with more than a page of games.|
|Mar-09-14|| ||galdur: Obviously the photographer disturbed Helgi in his deep reflections for no apparent reason, hence the strange look.|
|Mar-09-14|| ||galdur: Helgi lost to some Danish guy in Reykjavik 2014 and it was terrible. But it gave him a Swiss headwind. Now he has 5.5/7. But still minus one in the ratings. He needs to play more and get in practise.|
|Mar-09-14|| ||Shams: Wouldn't that be a tailwind?|
|Mar-11-14|| ||notyetagm: <galdur: Helgi lost to some Danish guy in Reykjavik 2014 and it was terrible. But it gave him a Swiss headwind.>|
Here in the US we call the early loss in a Swiss tournament so you get to play weaker players the <SWISS GAMBIT>.
|Mar-15-15|| ||alfiepa: The book of Helgi Holafsson about Bobby Fischer was a wonderful surprise for me .
Eas the mile stone for my trip in Iceland in 2014 tracing the footstep of late Bobby Fischer
Thank you Helgi for this book !
This is my tribute to Bobby
|Mar-15-15|| ||HeMateMe: You think Bob ever listened to the Sugar Cubes? I bet they're still on an oldies station there.|
|Dec-20-17|| ||Chess Is More: <HeHateMe: You think Bob ever listened to the Sugar Cubes?>|
If he enjoyed outdated music, sure. He was, after all, rather outdated himself.
|Dec-21-17|| ||HeMateMe: the Sugar Cubes were terrific! I like them better than Bjork's sound as a solo act.|
|Dec-21-17|| ||Chess Is More: <HeMateMe: the Sugar Cubes were terrific! I like them better than Bjork's sound as a solo act.>|
That's right, Bjork was in it. I like her voice, strange and mysterious.
But Sugar Cubes is an old act now. Must be twenty-five yrs passed now.
|Dec-22-17|| ||Dionysius1: Hi <PinnedPiece>. <OK. This is Helgi. I am totally amazed at the complete lack of posts regarding Fischer's last book here.> If you are Helgi why do you as a GM describe yourself as a coffee house player. |
And why (even if you aren't Helgi) does your photo look like it was taken only yesterday, not in the 1980s which it would have to be as you look about 30 but you are 61?
|Dec-22-17|| ||Dionysius1: By the way that post of mine looks a bit harsh now. Wasn't meant too. I just find the situation confusing.|
|Dec-22-17|| ||Chess Is More: <Dionysius> Looking at<PinnedPiece>'s profile it seems he haven't posted here since march 2016 so I doubt you'll get an answer.|
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