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Member since Mar-20-07 · Last seen May-27-16
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   Olavi has kibitzed 735 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-27-16 Karpov vs Timman, 1988 (replies)
Olavi: Is this winning after 52.Kxf2?
   May-26-16 Spassky vs Panno, 1976 (replies)
Olavi: <Petrosian and Spassky probably would have had to play a playoff match if Petrosian had not qualified on his own.> That's what it says on the Manila Interzonal page, with a reference to Golombek in The Times. But when it comes to his writings, I'd always like to see a second ...
   May-13-16 USSR Championship (1959) (replies)
Olavi: After Botvinnik in 1955, the only reigning World Champions to play the Soviet ch were Karpov in 1976 and 1983 and Kasparov in 1988.
   May-12-16 Anderssen - Steinitz (1866) (replies)
Olavi: According to one converter, 100 in 1866 is appr. $12 100 today. In the Sherlock Holmes story A case of Identity a young lady says that she could live with far less than 60 a year (in the 1890's). I suppose Conan Doyle didn't make that up. So it was something.
   May-07-16 Kasparov vs Tal, 1978 (replies)
Olavi: <perfidious: this game was played in the final round of the 1978 Soviet Championship, an event won by Tal with 11 points from 17 games, a full point clear of Polugaevsky and Tseshkovsky. This result also ensured Kasparov a place in the 1979 final. Pas mal for a player aged fifteen,
   Apr-30-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Olavi: <thegoodanarchist:> Thank you for your posts of Apr-21-16. For me, putting Carlsen ahead of e.g. Steinitz, Alekhine, Botvinnik and Karpov already in April 2016 is incomprehensible. But perhaps my perspective is too narrow: I wouldn't have thought of Carlsen's modeling.
   Apr-21-16 Panno vs Bronstein, 1956
Olavi: Shereshevsky cites Goldberg in the tournament book, who gives 54...Kxd5 as probably winning, with a possible variation 55.Rd2 e5 56.Re2 Rg7 57.Rd1 Re7 58.Re4 Rb6 59.Rd2 Rg6 60.Bb5 Rg4. So no question mark for 51...d5 yet.
   Apr-20-16 Karpov - Kamsky FIDE World Championship (1996)
Olavi: Or even Manila Olympiad 1992, I now think, ven if I can't locate the exact picture.
   Apr-12-16 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
   Apr-08-16 Kasparov - Short World Championship Match (1993) (replies)
Olavi: I'll give exact results of the tournaments I mentioned. He didn't win any of them, but +2 in this Company, finishing a full point ahead of Kasparov in one ty... judge for yourself. ...
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