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Member since Mar-20-07 · Last seen Jul-19-17
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   Olavi has kibitzed 865 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-19-17 William Hook
Olavi: <wordfunph: here's the story of Bill Hook's 1980 Malta Chess Olympiad gold medal on board one, lifted from NIC 2006 05.. Now everything depended on Torre's game against Westerinen(!) and when the news came that they had drawn their game> The story is incorrect, the opponent in ...
   Jul-10-17 Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship Match (1927) (replies)
Olavi: The trans-Atlantic cable had been there for decades.
   Jul-06-17 Adolf Anderssen (replies)
Olavi: has 21 von der Lasa - Anderssen games, AA scoring 7 points. It is not at all clear whether Stunton should be considered number one pre-1851.
   Jun-27-17 Carl Schlechter
Olavi: It's slightly more laborious than I thought. The articles by Selman (?) are to be found in Schach-Echo in the 60's, but I don't have a complete index. But it's starting to interest me.
   Jun-20-17 Salov vs P Nikolic, 1992 (replies)
Olavi: Salov was upset that he had overlooked the 50 move rule. According to him he had made considerable progress. He was always a determined fighter.
   Jun-20-17 Benko vs Keres, 1959
Olavi: To be fair, Keres did outplay Benko. Ragozin gives 38...Rxd2 39.Rxd2 Rxa3 as winning (40.Bc5 Rd3).
   Jun-19-17 C Chaplin vs Reshevsky, 1923 (replies)
Olavi: 5.Qe2 was played twice by Steinitz against Pillsbury. Steinitz vs Pillsbury, 1895 Steinitz vs Pillsbury, 1895
   Jun-17-17 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Olavi: I stand corrected, thank you. Your point about supertournaments is right, of course. Petrosian was heading for a disaster in Santa Monica 1966, he was 2,5/7 and 7,5/16, finally 9/18. I can't think of another close shave.
   Jun-08-17 Anand vs Kramnik, 2017 (replies)
Olavi: < Fanques Fair: And now, ladies and gentleman, in this historical score between two former world champions, Anand leads with one, Kramink having diminished the difference, Anand 10 , Kramink 9, with 72 draws, in classical games. > The closer to the recent day we come, the more ...
   May-07-17 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
Olavi: Excellent angle, offramp. Just think what a psychological ploy: he upset Spassky in game two, now he goes one better! Well I don't think it would have worked against Karpov, already a man of steel...
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