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Appaz
Member since Jun-19-04 · Last seen May-24-15
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.

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   Appaz has kibitzed 3695 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-13-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
Appaz: :) .
 
   May-13-15 EnterCard Scandinavian Masters (2015) (replies)
 
Appaz: He-he, Carlsen live on the nerd issue, indirect about the tweet about Caruana maybe? "It's good to be a nerd, it's recommended!"
 
   May-12-15 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
 
Appaz: <SirRuthless> I don't really believe this team will be steam rolled either, that statement was slightly tongue in cheek. Historical, I have the impression that the US team has over-performed in the Olympiad and by adding more top players, one would expect their performance to be
 
   May-12-15 Gashimov Memorial (2015) (replies)
 
Appaz: <AylerKupp> Probably a good advice. I usually practice that for what I see as deliberate trolls, but in this case I'm not sure it is actual trolling. I suspect he is just a little "special", as he just labeled me, with a fondness for google and wikipedia, mistakingly believing ...
 
   May-07-15 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
 
Appaz: I found that quote in three links with a quick search, but no reference to were he said it. It could just be a fake quote living it's own life on the Internet. http://www.chessquotes.com/topic-co... http://www.celebritytypes.com/quote... http://www.azquotes.com/quote/810407 ...
 
   May-04-15 Nigel Short (replies)
 
Appaz: So, after ten years in retirement, some anonymous kibitzer thinks Kasparov has no balls, because he is not playing the current world #2?
 
   May-02-15 Wesley So (replies)
 
Appaz: Manny knocks him out within round 5. More of a hope than a prediction.
 
   May-02-15 Shirov vs Kramnik, 2015 (replies)
 
Appaz: It turned out the position had much more in it for white than the extra passed pawn. "Yeah, I'm gonna push it, right after this king attack!"
 
   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 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 ...
 
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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
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  moronovich: Glædelig Jul <Appaz> !

Nyder altid dine indlæg.

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

May-14-14
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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.

Stinginess?

May-14-14
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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.

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
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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.

May-15-14
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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."

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
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  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  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.


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