chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

 
Chessgames.com User Profile Chessforum
Appaz
Member since Jun-19-04 · Last seen Apr-27-15
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.

Chessgames.com Full Member
   Current net-worth: 1,164 chessbucks
[what is this?]

   Appaz has kibitzed 3654 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-25-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
Appaz: A good game, with good chances, but Wesley So was up to the task.
 
   Apr-25-15 W So vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
 
Appaz: Very good game. Impressive from So, keeping the steam up after all the turbulence. His big disadvantage is that he, for all practical purposes, has finished his 19th round now, while the others are in their 8th.
 
   Apr-24-15 Fabiano Caruana
 
Appaz: Fab-So 1-0. I believe I can hear that calculator of Caruana slowly boot up again. This starts to look like a decent tournament for him.
 
   Apr-24-15 Appaz chessforum
 
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 ...
 
   Apr-24-15 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 (replies)
 
Appaz: It's sometimes easier to handle a disaster like this, than one or two losses. For some people at least, after your third loss, you just accept the failure and the fact that this was one of *those* tournaments. Watch for Big Vlad in the bar from now on :)
 
   Apr-23-15 Nigel Short (replies)
 
Appaz: It turns out I'm on the ignore list of Susan Polgar, so I post this response to Zsuzsa Polgar (kibitz #6728) here instead, as it is relevant enough. <<HeMateMe> I would file Shorts comments under "brutally honest," but not "slanderous."> This is what you get from Short, ...
 
   Apr-22-15 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
 
Appaz: Carlsen seems to be in better form than for a long time, while Giri has been struggling a little in this tournament, so maybe Carlsen can score his first win against the Dutch.
 
   Apr-22-15 Wesley So (replies)
 
Appaz: <<keypusher> No. Not funny. Nasty and dumb.> I've been told and have observed many times on these pages that this is just Philippine comedy: you say something extremely rude, offensive and disrespectful - and when people react to it, you just call it a joke, tell them to ...
 
   Apr-21-15 Gashimov Memorial (2015) (replies)
 
Appaz: <<rogge> Once in a while Anand scores with a home prep, that's just the way it is.> You are probably right. When So accepted the knight sac, I guess he was doomed. During the game, I was impressed by how Anand demonstrated his superior position. Black seemed so helpless, ...
 
   Apr-21-15 Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 (replies)
 
Appaz: Damn, this kid is good!
 
(replies) indicates a reply to the comment.

Kibitzer's Corner
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  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  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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  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.


Take the Premium Membership Tour
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific user and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.

You are not logged in to chessgames.com.
If you need an account, register now;
it's quick, anonymous, and free!
If you already have an account, click here to sign-in.

View another user profile:
  


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2015, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies