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Member since Jun-19-04 · Last seen Oct-22-16
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 4157 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-20-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Appaz: NrK will broadcast in Norway only, for free, in Norwegian. It's the public broadcasting corporation, equivalent to BBC. "All" Norwegians speak English, it's teached in obligatory school.
   Oct-19-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
Appaz: Good point, <Petrosianic>. Newspapers have live "broadcast", in text, from several sport events these days. Allow Agon to own the moving pictures, but let the moves remain free.
   Sep-30-16 Tal Memorial (2016) (replies)
Appaz: <WarewolfofLondon: 3 games and people go gaga over Giri, chill, let the tournament conclude, then you will have your winner.> Can I go gaga now? Competitions tend to be so boring if the crowd don't go a little gaga for the leader.
   Sep-14-16 chessforum (replies)
Appaz: On the front page it suddenly says "Don't let time run out! Your premium membership will expire in 0 days. Click here to renew.", although I should recently have renewed it. Does anyone else see this?
   Sep-14-16 Computer
Appaz: I have a head start on you here, as I <HATE> both Android and iOS (and WinPhone of course). If Microsoft have courage, they could find a niche with a phone OS that put the user in the center and protects his privacy instead of selling his whole personal life on the market, as ...
   Sep-13-16 Chess Olympiad (2016) (replies)
Appaz: <WorstPlayerEver> I suspect a good deal of those Icelandic GMs are quite old, from the golden years of Icelandic chess. It's all about football out there now.
   Sep-11-16 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
Appaz: Caruana has one task: don't lose! His teammates will probably secure the win if can he hold the draw (or better).
   Sep-07-16 Grischuk vs A Volokitin, 2016 (replies)
Appaz: Fascinating to see how Volokitin defends his pawn on e3 from the middlegame into the endgame. It's up for grab several times, but at a cost.
   Aug-24-16 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
Appaz: If I were Carlsen, I would insist on playing late night in whatever timezone Naka is in, just to invoke some unpleasant memories. There are rumors that Carlsen got a little rough with Naka when they spent the night together in a hotel room once.
   Aug-15-16 Sinquefield Cup (2016) (replies)
Appaz: <Sally Simpson> I don't know much about Switzerland, but I know they have a marine, so it wouldn't surprise me if they had sharks too.
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  moronovich: Glædelig Jul <Appaz> !

Nyder altid dine indlæg.

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  wordfunph: Appaz, maligayang pasko!
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  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.

May-12-14  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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  wordfunph: Appaz, maligayang pasko!
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  WinKing: Hi <Appaz>. <lostemperor> will hold his prediction contest for the Gashimov Memorial if enough members sign up. Just wanted to let you know. :)
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  Shams: Hi <Appaz>! The "a" is very important. "A bandit country" vs "bandit country". The latter (without the 'a', and as <Tiggler> wrote it) just means that there is some stretch of land where there are bandits; here 'country' means something like "wilderness" and not "nation" or "state".

Forgive a former ESL teacher this small lesson. Cheers.

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  Appaz: Thx, <WinKing>, but I really, really, <really> s**k at predictions. A proven point.

<Shams> Yes, I saw his answer a little later and realized I had misread his first post, but I left it there.

I'm quite fascinated by Armenia in several ways, so that's probably why I stepped up as a wanna-be valiant knight on their behalf :)

I appreciate your lecture, you made me a tiny bit more knowledgeable, so no forgiveness given or needed.

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  MarkFinan: Did you get the Carlsen app?? I've beaten it twice aged 11 but I played the Games over a few days. There's people claiming they can beat it on the 23 yr old setting but they're just insane. If you can beat the app aged 14 then you can play to 2200 standards, I just stick to age 10 if I want an hours game. It's really good but really hard and the graphics could do with some work.
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  Appaz: No, I'm playing some "Free Chess" app. To lazy.

Ok, this summers project is to download the Carlsen app.

I hate to go online with this Android @#$%, and all the apps that fire up to do what-do-you-know on the net.

I say this as a life long computer user.

The moment Firefox or whoever delivers a fully functional phone-OS which puts you in control of your software, I'll be running it.

Android and iOS is a freeway into your private life for commercial interests.

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  wordfunph: <appaz batchoy> Merry Christmas!
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  User not found: I left a message for you somewhere on here about 3 months ago. I only just checked my messenger requests and saw your message from a few years ago, I wasn't being ignorant.
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  Appaz: No worries, man.

Actually I'm not <100%> who you used to be in here before your new account - difficult to keep up to date on this site - but I'm <99%> you are based in Bradford, isn't that right? :)

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  User not found: That's right mate. I had to change my username from my real name so I don't spawn another stalker. It's a long story. And I had about 10 lengthy messages from that <anglso> aka <quantum conscious> when I checked my messenger requests too. Big mistake putting my real name on this site but I was kinda new to the internet, I'd only used facebook before joining here so I was naive. Anyways it's nearly all sorted now so all's well that ends well :)
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  Appaz: I had plans to go to Britain and just wanted to maybe pop in to buy you a beer or five.

It took a little longer time than expected, but I finally got visit your little charming island last fall. I spent about three weeks backpacking in Scotland and England and had an incredible time. We share a lot of history, one of my main interests - and up north there's a lot of good whisky, one of my other main interests. Spent a lot of time on Islay, probably the best part of the whole trip in several ways.

I will definitely go back, so the beers are still reserved for you :)

Oh, btw, I'm now running Droidfish and find it excellent!

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  User not found: Thank you for the offer Appaz that's a kind thing to say, and of course I would have taken you up on the it too :)

Well you enjoyed yourself by the sounds of it so I'm glad you had a good time. The weathers not too clever over here, we don't really get those long 6 week blistering hot summer's anymore but I suppose it's better weather than Norway, which I'm guessing is where you live?

And should you ever visit again in the near future you're more than welcome to stay at mine for a few days, although I wouldn't recommend Bradford as a tourist destination, lol. I'm out of here soon, I have a friend in Malaga and I'm going back over there for a bit this year, hopefully never to return. I've been in England all my life, I guess it's okay for tourists in places like London but I'm sick of it, I'm voting out of the EU on June 23rd.

As for the whiskey. I prefer Vodka but I hear harrylime likes a wee dram. I guess you can't visit Scotland without tasting the whiskey though :)

<Oh, btw, I'm now running Droidfish and find it excellent!>

Just as I've moved on to Shredder! Lol. Stockfish is great for analyzing games but no so much for playing against imo.

Oct-20-16  thegoodanarchist: <Sorry, there is no such user "MarkFinan" on record.>

User: MarkFinan

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  diceman: <thegoodanarchist: <Sorry, there is no such user "MarkFinan" on record.>

User: MarkFinan

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User: User not found>

Where have all the MarkFinans gone

Long time passing

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