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Member since Jun-19-04 · Last seen Sep-01-14
Born 1968, living in Oslo, Norway.

I learned chess as a kid, and have been a member of different clubs since youth, but have never put much effort into it. To me chess is just fun, wich is probably why I have favourite players like Tal, Shirov and Morozevich. Full Member
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   Appaz has kibitzed 3267 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-01-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Appaz: <HeMateMe> You should have heard the quarrel up here about arranging the Winter Olympics or not. Winter sports are an important part of our culture and almost defined as part of the Norwegian character, still it seems we will land on "not". Mostly because Norwegians hate the ...
   Aug-29-14 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
Appaz: Quite hairy variations from Stockfish whether 21.Rf7, 21.Qxd3 or what ever. These players are in a jungle. And clock is ticking.
   Aug-28-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
Appaz: <<Absentee> <Appaz: No one could raise money to make a bid for the WC match. Not weird at all: would <you> have spent money from your business to be associated with these crooks?> FIDE doesn't organize events with its own money.> You are stating the obvious, no
   Aug-28-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
Appaz: ...and some people say Carlsen can't play tactical positions :) Well done, for both actually!
   Aug-27-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Appaz: <HMM> As a long time fan of the Sherlock Holmes character, in his multitude of reincarnations, I found this modern interpretation simply brilliant! Do yourself a favor and watch it! I have one obscure Russian version of the stories, which used to be my favorite, but this ...
   Aug-27-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Appaz: When a nine year old kills an instructor with an Uzi, in a not so surprisingly accident, who will be nominated for the Darwin Award? The instructor or those who have made this idiocy legal? I feel sorry or the real victim here, the nine year old who has to live with this for the rest ...
   Aug-22-14 Wesley So (replies)
Appaz: It was Kavalek who first named Carlsen "the Mozart of chess", a name that kind of stuck, so this man have some influence in the chess world.
   Aug-14-14 Chess Olympiad (2014) (replies)
Appaz: Congratulations to China, yes, a sign of times, and also to the Indians - quite an effort without two of their strongest players. <<KKDEREK> I guess Russia just doesn't care much for the Olympiad..I mean since 2002 they don't get gold at the open section..> He-he, they ...
   Aug-09-14 Arkadij Naiditsch (replies)
Appaz: Yes, a very well played game from Naiditsch: like a crocodile! Congratulations!
   Aug-08-14 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
Appaz: Two different opinions on the soundness of the plan of putting a white N on d6 ("I just move around it", Carlsen on Norwegian tv after the game). He was also critical to 30.c5.
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Jun-15-12  voratco: Testing, one two three. Test complete.
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  Check It Out: This has been a test of the emergency broadcasting system. If this had been a real emergency...holy @#$! for your lives!!!!!
Jul-11-12  voratco: <Appaz: <<voratco> And I know I am not in your ignore list either.>

I have to clear up a little misunderstanding, caused by me because I expressed myself unclear: you, or anyone else, has never been on my ignore list - I don't use it. However, after half a life on the internet I'm getting quite good at "manually" ignoring visual noise.>

Guilty!!! You failed to do what you preached. LOL. You got caught peeking through the glass window.

Like I told you, you will never acquire the impossible, manually ignore visual noise. Give it up and have some fun sometimes. LOL.

May-17-13  The Last Straw: Hello!
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  KKDEREK: Merry Christmas appaz!
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  moronovich: Glædelig Jul <Appaz> !

Nyder altid dine indlæg.

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  wordfunph: Appaz, maligayang pasko!
Jan-22-14  MarkFinan: Now then Mr Appaz 😃 I just wanted to thank you for the kind words about me you posted on the So page the other day. They seem to be few and far between nowadays :) I did reply, but it wasn't till the day after and you know how decent posts can get burried over there, so I wasn't sure if you'd seen my reply.. Anyways, as much as I don't like them lot I do have a kinda guilty pleasure confession... I like Wes So! I think he plays some good chess, I don't really care about his nationality in the same way I don't care about Nakamura's because I like his chess too, although I don't really like him. I think that fanboy term when describing chess players is ridiculous. I like Carlsen, I like him, his attitude, his humbleness and his chess.. But I ain't no fanboy as someone called me the other day. Anyways, I just thought id stop by and say thanks, because even though im sure we've had crossed words before, I really can see who the good and reasonable folks here are. I won't get started on who isn't, lol.

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  LIFE Master AJ: Blocked. (Again.)

You will never learn ...

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  Appaz: Hi, everyone, sorry for the silence. Last post I read was that of <voratco>. This page is not meant to be very active, but feel free to post.

Even you <AJ> :)

So, hello, Merry Christmas, Glædelig Jul and that <wordfunph> said, and thanks.

See you around.

May-14-14  SugarDom: For a country with ridiculous amount of money. I can't believe they are considering withdrawing from hosting the Olympiads.


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  Appaz: I'm shocked, but still not surprised, if that is possible.

It's embarrassing, but I wouldn't worry too much. We peasants up here are a little slow, but our pride in such things usually overcome the peasantry.

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  john barleycorn: Did it ever before happen that an olympiad was cancelled just by financial issues? Don't know but I'm sure a wealthy country with the world chapion among its citizen won't like to be the first.
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  moronovich: <john barleycorn: Did it ever before happen that an olympiad was cancelled just by financial issues?>

Yes.I think it was Argentina and miracously saved by Holland.

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  cro777: "Only once has FIDE faced an Olympiad host dropping out at the last minute – in 1994, when the Olympiad was moved from Athens to Moscow two months before the first pawn was pushed. That move resulted in the worst-organised Olympiad of all time."

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  john barleycorn: thank you <moronovich> & <cro777>. I guess Norway is not facing a financial fiasco as Greece did. Somehow, I have a feeling that the olympiad as well as the title match are material for the FIDE election campaign and manipulations within.

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