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Appaz
Member since Jun-19-04 · Last seen Apr-28-16
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.

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   Appaz has kibitzed 4045 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-27-16 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
 
Appaz: Hammer confirmed what Carlsen hinted: 12.Ne2 is a prep from the former.
 
   Apr-27-16 Harikrishna vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 (replies)
 
Appaz: Beautiful perpetual btw, Giri really is an artist in these matters.
 
   Apr-25-16 US Chess Championships (2016) (replies)
 
Appaz: LOL! The live feed: Naka, wanting to win, looks sooo dissatisfied - and Robson, recognizing it, shrugs and just rubs it in. Still a lot of play in the position, though.
 
   Apr-25-16 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
Appaz: 19..Rh8 was awarded three extra hours on the clock for Magnus according to chessbomb. Excellent move, he has now more than 4 hours to reach move 40 and we can enjoy a Berlin for many, many hours!
 
   Apr-23-16 R Ruck vs Yifan Hou, 2014 (replies)
 
Appaz: Here is an example of more precise humor stereotyping the Chinese https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auj...
 
   Apr-21-16 Carlsen vs N Grandelius, 2016 (replies)
 
Appaz: This is what you get when you let a 2800+ go up against a 2600+ with balls.
 
   Apr-21-16 Norway Chess (2016) (replies)
 
Appaz: <<KnightVBishop> giri has the greater chess understanding than magnus> Since we all know, including Giri, that the starting position is a draw, you may be right. Magnus doesn't seem to have understood this.
 
   Apr-21-16 Carissa Shiwen Yip
 
Appaz: 50% is a very good result after 6 rounds of the US Ch. She has beaten those within reach, is ahead of the two players who beat her and has drawn two of the leaders (Paikidze and Abrahamyan). This girl seem talented enough to become a GM at 16 or 17. Judging from the one post game ...
 
   Apr-20-16 Topalov vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
Appaz: <<offramp> I've never seen a knight on b6> Here it eyes for c4 however and it would be crazy for white to trade of his WSB for it as he would be completely toast on the white squares. White will castle long, so this knight has a future imho.
 
   Apr-20-16 Varuzhan Akobian (replies)
 
Appaz: If you need revenge for facing the consequences after refusing to follow the rules, you should probably rethink your morals.
 
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Jun-15-12  voratco: Testing, one two three. Test complete.
Jun-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: This has been a test of the emergency broadcasting system. If this had been a real emergency...holy @#$!...run 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!
Dec-24-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Glædelig Jul <Appaz> !

Nyder altid dine indlæg.

Dec-24-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Appaz, maligayang pasko!
Jan-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 ...

May-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Stinginess?

May-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

May-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
May-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

May-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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."

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/act-...

May-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Dec-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Appaz, maligayang pasko!
Apr-14-15
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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. :)
Apr-18-15
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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.

Apr-24-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Jun-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Jun-30-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Dec-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <appaz batchoy> Merry Christmas!

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