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Member since Mar-20-07 · Last seen Jul-25-14
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   Olavi has kibitzed 416 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-23-14 Garry Kasparov (replies)
Olavi: Correction: games against the local boys counted only towards the individual tournaments, resulting in Barcelona in a winner (Kasparov by tie break) who scored less WC points than the runner up (Ljubo).
   Jul-01-14 Kasparov - Short World Championship Match (1993) (replies)
Olavi: That's possible. I remember that in the 1978 and 1981 matches, when Karpov and Korchnoi couldn't agree on a bid, the FIDE President had full control; and around 1990, FIDE took the decision that the players no longer had any say as to where the match is played.
   Jul-01-14 Kasparov - Kramnik World Championship Match (2000)
Olavi: It deserves a mention, but one should be careful not to create the impression that some contract had been breached.
   Jun-29-14 Vasily Borisovich Malinin
Olavi: Juraj Nikolac Also some World senior champions, who didn't have the title previously, got it awarded, at least Janis Klovans. That's somewhere in between, probably the performance in the tournament (and only one tournament) wasn't really on GM level.
   Jun-26-14 Gyula Sax (replies)
Olavi: A mistake in the bio: the 1982 Moscow Interzonal qualified two players, not three.
   Jun-26-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Olavi: In the first ever World Cup in 1930 the US finished third.
   Jun-26-14 Tal - Botvinnik World Championship Match (1960)
Olavi: The personality, I would say. He is witty, modest, sarcastic at times, and he gives the impression of being honest. Well you never know about that...
   Jun-24-14 Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship Match (1954) (replies)
Olavi: <offramp> Easily. The only comparable modern match is Euwe-Keres of 1940, not for the world championship but still, which had a series of 10 wins. Then you'd have to go to the 19th century.
   Jun-23-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Olavi: <zanzibar> Thanks. I would still like to have a source, it would have been so very unusual for those times.
   Jun-22-14 Larsen vs Geller, 1960 (replies)
Olavi: I see 'Reshevsky on Chess' has been recommended. Not a bad book, ghostwritten as it is by Reinfeld.
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