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Maatalkko
Member since Feb-08-06 · Last seen Jul-24-14
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   Maatalkko has kibitzed 1776 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-23-14 J D Tisdall vs Judit Polgar, 1988 (replies)
 
Maatalkko: Was this played in a tournament? If so, did this make Polgar the youngest player to defeat a GM at that time?
 
   Jul-08-14 Alburt vs Tal, 1972
 
Maatalkko: Oh no! The Veresov is refuted!
 
   Jun-10-14 Wei Yi (replies)
 
Maatalkko: I have believed for over a year now that Wei Yi will be the one to take Carlsen's title. Caruana is the only other one who I think can do it. Carlsen will always be the favorite in that match up, but with solid defense and superior preparation Caruana can upset him, a la ...
 
   May-17-14 Borislav Ivanov (replies)
 
Maatalkko: <The scroll down the page to item #20. <<20.Saturday; January 5th, 2013: I have covered the topic of cheating ...>> If you click on the links, you will see they link to the "Ivanov" story in Zadar. "Click HERE." (It takes you to this link. ...
 
   Dec-09-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship (2013) (replies)
 
Maatalkko: <solskytz> Thanks for making a thoughtful reply to my post a few pages ago, regarding whether a 2900 player would beat a perfect player with knight odds. I thought I was actually agreeing with <shach matov> for the first time ever, but he has long forgotten that ...
 
   Dec-09-13 G Kuzmin vs An Airapetian, 1981 (replies)
 
Maatalkko: I thought it was a Sunday puzzle at first and was looking at variations with an f7 push. Was about to give up, then saw it was a Monday puzzle and got it after a few seconds. It is pretty simple motif, but uncommon, so it takes an open mind.
 
   Dec-03-13 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
Maatalkko: <KVB> Why do you have a hard time accepting that Magnus is simply stronger than any other currently active player? There's no paradox if you drop the (unsupported) assumption that he can be no better than Anand, Kramnik, Aronian, Caruana, etc.
 
   Dec-03-13 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
 
Maatalkko: What was Viktor's last competitive game to date?
 
   Oct-22-13 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
Maatalkko: <Bureaucrat> One of these days I'll come to Norway, eat herring, and stare at a fjord. Right now I'm stuck in the States drinking moonshine and listening to country music - 24/7 of course.
 
   Oct-08-13 Garry Kasparov (replies)
 
Maatalkko: IIRC, the vote for the last several FIDE presidential elections has been 150-60 in favor of Kirsan, with almost all the major chess playing nations voting against Kirsan. The president is elected on the basis of "one Federation, one vote". This ridiculous system is a thin pretense
 
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-08-11
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  Maatalkko: Hi all,

Just opened my forum. If you'd like to discuss something I said in a long-ago post, this would be the place to do it. Be as polite or impolite as you like. PEACE.

Feb-08-11
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  wordfunph: first!

hello from Philippines..

Feb-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Maatalkko: Whazzup wordfunph! You're my first guest.
Feb-10-11  pulsar: Hello, <Maatalkko>! Just dropping by. :)
Feb-11-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Just dropping by too ;)
Feb-11-11  paavoh: Hello Maatalkko, just wondering about your username? Any Finnish connections?
Feb-11-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  valiant: <Finnish connections>

Sirkka - Kalakukko http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWhe...

Feb-11-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Maatalkko: <paavoh> Minun isa ja aiti ovat suomi, mutta mina amerikassa syntyy. Minun nimi on kuvitteellinen, mutta kylla se kuulostaa suomalainen sana.
Feb-16-11  paavoh: Terve Maatalkko, kiitos tiedoista! Kaikkea hyvää!
Feb-16-11  paavoh: @Valiant: Thanks for the clip, hilarious
and tends to stick into your ear!
Mar-15-11  Penguincw: Yah.Same for me.How are you doing?
Mar-18-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Maatalkko: <Penguincw: Yah.Same for me.> Do you mean parents being Finnish or the youtube clip being catchy? I'm doing good, very busy right now because i work as an accountant and it's tax season. Yourself?
Mar-18-11  Penguincw: Youtube.
Jul-30-11  Xeroxx: Da Zeuhl wortz Mekanïk
May-24-13  stanleys: Hi Maatalkko,
Do you remember the challenge we've set up(jokingly) on Alexandra Wilson page? I managed to get the title the last year, what about you (hope you've got it as well or at leastgetting closer and closer)?
May-30-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Maatalkko: Hah, that's funny. That was a lot of years ago, I didn't remember it at all. Back then I was a freshman in college. Now I work full time and I haven't played a tournament since then, actually. Congrats on becoming an FM!
Apr-11-14  The Last Straw: Hi!  

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