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Appaz
Member since Jun-19-04 · Last seen Sep-03-15
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 3879 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-02-15 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
 
Appaz: <<SirRuthless> And by the way that win yesterday vs a draw was worth 30,000 dollars cash .> That should amount to around $15000 an hour or so in the last stage of that game. For pushing wood! Tomorrow I'll visit my boss and demand a renegotiation of my contract.
 
   Sep-02-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies)
 
Appaz: <Sally Simpson> Thanks for another hilarious post, who knew chess tournaments could be that much fun! <Nobody believes I'm an air traffic controller but it's what I actually do.> Man, I'm happy that my computer mistakes doesn't put hundreds of lives at risk on an ordinary ...
 
   Sep-01-15 Levon Aronian
 
Appaz: The Lion roars!
 
   Sep-01-15 Magnus Carlsen
 
Appaz: You haven't showed much insight in the psychology of winners so far, <bob>, so I didn't expect much more from you in this case.
 
   Aug-29-15 Wesley So (replies)
 
Appaz: You can't succeed in chess with new age technique. It's all about cold blooded objective preparations. Wesley needs some chess professionals to help him, no mumbo jumbo.
 
   Aug-20-15 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
 
Appaz: Anand, 45 years old, 25 years in the top and still number two in the world - in front a whole bunch of wonderkids. The future will realize his greatness in chess history better than we do.
 
   Aug-15-15 Russian Superfinals (2015) (replies)
 
Appaz: A meaningless question, <offramp>, although I guess it was rhetorical. Judging the strength of a tournament by the top four is just silly. When comparing the respective tournaments, you may also want to consider how hard it is to even qualify for them.
 
   Jul-27-15 Ding Liren (replies)
 
Appaz: Now we just want to see the game! The Chinese are still the chess worlds best kept secret. They waste a lot of global publicity (== money and invitations) by not supplying an easily available live feed.
 
   Jul-24-15 Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 (replies)
 
Appaz: Memorable game from Navara. Don't do this at home!
 
   Jul-23-15 Odd Lie (replies)
 
Appaz: <<whiteshark> I have to reduce my expenses, therefore I have skip one of the following memberships: chessgames.con or http://www.maralagoclub.com/Default... Their respective TLDs should give you a pretty good clue of which one to skip.
 
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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  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.

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.


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