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Olavi
Member since Mar-20-07 · Last seen Nov-16-14
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   Olavi has kibitzed 519 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-14-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
 
Olavi: <Conrad93: I can't believe it. A former 44 year old World Champion is actually outclassing the highest rated chess prodigy in history.> Similar to Fischer - Petrosian Candidates Final (1971) , where Petrosian should even have won the third and was significantly better in the ...
 
   Nov-09-14 Paul Keres (replies)
 
Olavi: In the 1800´s, most Estonians, in the cities at least, in their childhood learned also Russian, German and possibly some Finnish, (which is closely related to Estonian). I'd imagine Keres did too, even if he lived in Pärnu, a more provincial little city. The small nation may in fact ...
 
   Nov-03-14 FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948) (replies)
 
Olavi: But it was 11 years before? They simply decided otherwise, I believe in the 1947 Winterthur congress.
 
   Nov-02-14 Karpov vs Kurajica, 1994
 
Olavi: And the earlier quickplay game is also legendary: Kurajica vs Karpov, 1994
 
   Oct-31-14 Efim Geller (replies)
 
Olavi: <Yopo> Smyslov's win against Kasparov was a simultaneous.
 
   Oct-31-14 Mikhail Tal (replies)
 
Olavi: In his autobiography, originally published in the USSR of course, he simply wrote that he was upset not to have been included. Had he wanted to move to Israel, well he had dozens and dozens of trips abroad...
 
   Oct-24-14 Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989 (replies)
 
Olavi: Yes, it is conceivable that Karpov saw Bd4 when startin the combination, since that is very straightforward, and only upon reaching the position looked further. That would be very natural, he knew he wasn't risking anything.
 
   Oct-23-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
Olavi: <LucB: <Donkey Cult: So...the Canadian shooter was a Muslim?> Hmmm.. less than certain. We need to wait for the inquiry to proceed.> The New York Times: Law enforcement authorities in Washington said their Canadian counterparts had identified the assailant as Michael ...
 
   Oct-15-14 Geller vs Keres, 1951
 
Olavi: An illuminating example. Keres gave 21.Re4 Rh5 22.Rg4+ Nxg4 23.Qxh5 Nf6 24.Qg5+ Kf8 25.Qh6+ Ke8 27.Bf5 as decisive; such positions were often judged simply by the looks of it. But had he spared a thought for the absolutely forced 27...Nd7, he would quickly had seen that it's not so ...
 
   Oct-14-14 Vaganian vs Ulf Andersson, 1987
 
Olavi: Ulf will be surprised to learn that he once played in the Soviet championship. This tournament was held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Revolution.
 
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