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   Olavi has kibitzed 935 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-08-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
Olavi: <Petrosianic: <In the history, a 5-year cycle was tried once! Kasparov played Anand in 1995 and then Kramnik in 2000!> That wasn't a 5 year cycle. It was a 3 year cycle that got delayed due to various administrative screwups. Kasparov was supposed to play Shirov in 1998,> ...
   Mar-05-18 Anand vs Grischuk, 2018 (replies)
Olavi: Mrtin Minski's study version:
   Feb-25-18 Timman vs Short, 1985
Olavi: The score is wrong, 24.dxc5, hence 28...cxb4.
   Feb-23-18 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Olavi: <Petrosianic: You know, speaking of that, I'd like to hear a little about Karpov's prep.> This would be most interesting. Another case would have been Alekhine vs. Botvinnik. Both must already have made preparations and I think someone (Lupi?) wrote that Alekhine was studying ...
   Feb-21-18 Capablanca vs Keres, 1937
Olavi: The remarkable thing is that had Keres lost this game, he would have scored 0/3 in the last three rounds, yet still have taken outright first in this super tournament.
   Feb-16-18 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
Olavi: Timman wrote a piece about superstition in chess in the 90's. According to him both Korchnoi and Kasparov regarded their great opponent as particularly superstitious, whereas Timman thought that Karpov was the supremely practical man. If memory serves, Korchnoi bought an exact copy of
   Feb-11-18 Fischerandom Chess (replies)
Olavi: <morfishine: <Olavi: The Carlsen - Nakamura games are very dull compared to normal chess, but that was to be expected> I wasn't aware of those expectations and you obviously didn't watch game 4> I posted after checking game four. Games 5 and 6 were livelier at least.
   Feb-02-18 Andrew Soltis
Olavi: <Howard> Have a look here. Soltis' game isn't featured.
   Feb-02-18 Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1936
Olavi: A pre-arranged draw, according to Lilienthal (Interview New in Chess 1996/5). Krylenko was referring to that.
   Jan-28-18 Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2018
Olavi: With pedantic regards, a Catalan requires d2-d4. It's named after a couple of games Tartakower played in Barcelona 1929, they don't seem to be in this database.
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