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   Maatalkko has kibitzed 1784 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-10-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
Maatalkko: I think that, if we use the default ELO formula with 400 points added for perfect scores, and make no adjustments for inflation, Caruana's 3103 TPR was the highest of all time. Some sources add 800 points for a perfect score, giving Fischer 3460 vs Larsen. Granted, there's ...
   Sep-03-14 Smyslov vs Denker, 1996
Maatalkko: Yeah that would probably be the winner.
   Aug-14-14 Capablanca vs Verlinsky, 1925 (replies)
Maatalkko: <keypusher: I was as surprised as I expect anyone would be to find that Dr. Tarrasch never topped the list.> I'm not surprised. What I find surprising/confusing is this often repeated idea that, at one point in the late 1890s or early 1900s, Tarrasch was stronger than Lasker
   Aug-11-14 Adam Celander (replies)
Maatalkko: Why don't you win the U2000 World Open? Should be easy pickings for a 2500 strength player.
   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.
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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.

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  wordfunph: first!

hello from Philippines..

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

Sirkka - Kalakukko

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  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?
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  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)?
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  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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