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Member since Jun-19-04 · Last seen Aug-23-14
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 3252 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-22-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Appaz: <"Magnus Carlsen will not play in Sochi, Russia. Doesn't need any great investigative journalism to work that out, Russian Chess Federation who will host are currently suing Norwegian Chess Federation for damage> There are no such lawsuit, as far as I know, only threats about ...
   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-14-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Appaz: <Open Defence>, in whatever reincarnation, was/is worth more than most of us.
   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.
   Aug-06-14 Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014) (replies)
Appaz: I don't know anything about the status of chess in Zimbabwe and nothing about the player in question, but I believe it is possible to surpass 1900-strength on pure talent and still lack a lot of the formal chess education. If she has had little access to books and teachers then it may
   Aug-06-14 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
Appaz: You can't get them much bigger Carlsen fans than me, but even I acknowledge Caruana as the most serious (in more than one way) contender. Caruana would have given Carlsen a real match already today and I don't think he will become less of an obstacle in the coming years. Carlsen ...
   Aug-05-14 Carlsen vs R Wojtaszek, 2014 (replies)
Appaz: According to Carlsen, Kasparov was watching and waiting until Magnus had played 26.g4, after which he swiftly moved on to other boards. And yes, the pawn is poisonous and will lose the game for black after 28.Rg3, with the idea 29.Nh5.
   Jul-17-14 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2014) (replies)
Appaz: Oh, and you can forget about Leko when it comes a WC match. He would actually have chances against anyone in a match with his solid style, but the same style pretty much stops him from getting there - now that his relative strength has declined.
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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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