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Maatalkko
Member since Feb-08-06 · Last seen Dec-21-14
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   Maatalkko has kibitzed 1806 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-15-14 Sicilian (B32) (replies)
 
Maatalkko: I really think that 4...e5 should be called the la Bourdonnais variation instead of the "Kalashnikov". Kalashnikov is just a pun, while la Bourdonnais not only played this variation, but played it so brilliantly that MacDonnell switched to 2. f4 for good. Moreover, la Bourdonnais'
 
   Dec-15-14 London Chess Classic (2014) (replies)
 
Maatalkko: <chancho: That's the smile of someone who got paid.> Anand makes A LOT of money...not just by chess standards, but by any standard. He may be #7 or whatever by Elo, but as a chess PROFESSIONAL he is second only to Carlsen, and even then not by much. I think people who obsess
 
   Dec-14-14 Horgen (1995) (replies)
 
Maatalkko: I believe this was the worst individual tournament performance of Kasparov's entire career. It really puts into perspective how dominant he was, that his worst tournament in 28 years of professional chess would be an unremarkable performance for any other player of his generation.
 
   Dec-13-14 Chandler vs Arkell, 1988 (replies)
 
Maatalkko: Why can't White play 11. Qxe6? All I see is 11...Ne5 12. Qxe5, but that looks fine.
 
   Dec-13-14 Ramesh vs V Parikh, 2005
 
Maatalkko: Very important game...great example of how to punish 8...fxe6
 
   Dec-04-14 Y Yu vs Kramnik, 2014 (replies)
 
Maatalkko: Should Kramnik have played 19...c5 instead of 19...f5?
 
   Nov-18-14 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
 
Maatalkko: Good post Visayan. Actually, Alekine's record against Keres during the war years was 3 wins 3 draws. I was not even aware of that. It just does not compute that a reigning Champion trounces a top challenger like that, yet is considered uncompetitive against the next generation. It
 
   Nov-18-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
 
Maatalkko: I think that the difference between a regular World Champion and a Great Champion is that a Great Champion totally surpasses all players his age and older. If the following players had "pulled a Fischer" and categorically refused to play younger opponents, it is not likely that ...
 
   Oct-21-14 Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
 
Maatalkko: 33...d5!! was the best move in an excellent game. It's worth two exclamation marks just for the alertness. Even among GMs, a triple en prise move like this usually ends up as a computer's footnote on how Black might have won a drawn game. Or, perhaps 32...Rc8!! actually deserves ...
 
   Oct-16-14 J Rejfir vs K Skalicka, 1927
 
Maatalkko: Surely this is not the complete game score.
 
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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
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  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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