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Member since Jun-19-04 · Last seen Nov-25-15
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. Full Member
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   Appaz has kibitzed 3924 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-18-15 European Team Championship (2015) (replies)
Appaz: <<dumbgai> The crazy thing about the Norwegian team is that they're still hanging in there in spite of Carlsen. Hammer and Tari are carrying that team so far.> "The patzer of the team"...probably a good zen-exercise for his ego. Go, Team!
   Oct-18-15 World Blitz Championship (2015) (replies)
Appaz: I haven't been in here for a few days, but I see some <extremely well behaved> kibitzers are still in a shock over Carlsen's visible disappointment over himself. Well, well...
   Oct-14-15 Alexander Grischuk (replies)
Appaz: Blitz World Champion for the third time for one of my favorite players. My congratulations, a worthy champ!
   Oct-12-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Appaz: I for one am not humble, but very, very spoiled :) Congratulations! Still triple champ for at least two days.
   Oct-10-15 Millionaire Chess (2015) (replies)
Appaz: I briefly watched the live stream, but quickly turned it off. Those guys can't match Yaz and Jen - a little too Vegas for my taste.
   Oct-05-15 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
Appaz: <MissScarlett> Not in line with the character Naka is known for. Anyone can have a bad day, but the tolerance for such things are very low on the Internet. I wouldn't put much weight one such story.
   Oct-04-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Appaz: An interesting article touching the subject I mentioned earlier about personal versus collective gains. "Why nice people finish last—and how to fix that"
   Sep-20-15 World Cup (2015) (replies)
Appaz: If there is one place where the Sofia rules should <not> be applied, it's here. You should allow for match tactics in this tournament concept. Karjakin probably fancies his chances with white, while Andreikin feels his better chances lies in the faster time controls. I have no ...
   Sep-13-15 Stockfish (Computer) (replies)
Appaz: The games are played at 2 hours + 30 seconds a move. In stage 2 they use a 2 move opening book. Each engine will meet each other twice, playing the same opening from each side. They play 24/7 and the first round has just finished The engines are ...
   Sep-08-15 Wesley So (replies)
Appaz: <<Atty Praning> LOL. Did Giri really call Nakamura Smeagol?> Not really. When Nakamura jokingly likened Carlsen to Sauron, Giri jokingly replied "The danger is to end up like Smeagol! :)" Very funny from both, but the humourless ...
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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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  moronovich: Glædelig Jul <Appaz> !

Nyder altid dine indlæg.

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  wordfunph: Appaz, maligayang pasko!
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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 ...

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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.

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.
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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."

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.
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  wordfunph: Appaz, maligayang pasko!
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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. :)
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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.

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  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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  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.
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  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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