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Olavi
Member since Mar-20-07 · Last seen Sep-18-14
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   Olavi has kibitzed 483 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-18-14 Paul Keres
 
Olavi: Keres did win four consecutive tournaments in 1950-52, including twice USSR ch, in what were the strongest tournaments of the time. (The order of the tournaments on the Chessmetrics site is incorrect.) And that run put him on the first board for the 1952 Olympiad. Perhaps he wasn't ...
 
   Sep-15-14 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
 
Olavi: <Lupara: Based on Tartakower's aphorisms it certainly appears he was a pessimist.> No, he just had too much experience. The old routinier, as he called himself.
 
   Sep-13-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
 
Olavi: <SirRuthless: How does that make any sense? Carlsen is the best at 960.> Some evidence would be nice, as likely as it feels. People underestimate the signifigance of learned patterns, and knowing the structures that arise from normal openings is a big part of it. Dworetzky has ...
 
   Sep-12-14 Karpov vs Salov, 1995 (replies)
 
Olavi: <The17thPawn> Well the whole discussion started with the question of how tough an opponent Salov was for Karpov. In that context, I think the Buenos Aires games should not be considered, as the first four moves were predetermined. And for me likewise with all 'non-serious' ...
 
   Sep-12-14 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
 
Olavi: <visayanbraindoctor> Good post, but again, the newer head to heads on this site can not really be trusted. For instance, Anand beat Korchnoi in Tilburg 1991, izt 1993 and in 1998 and 2000, but the other four wins that are listed as classical games were in fact rapid.
 
   Sep-10-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
 
Olavi: <drnooo: Karpov in one of his books states flatly that Korchnoi was asked to throw his match with Petrosian.> Korchnoi denied this in his autobiography Chess is my Life, written after his defection.
 
   Sep-06-14 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
 
Olavi: I understand I digress, but for me Chang is an Asian with American citizenship.
 
   Aug-26-14 Haydn J Barber
 
Olavi: Puns invited: A game from the 1986 British Championship: Haydn Barber-Francis Chin 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qc7 7.Qg4 f6 8.Qg3 Nc6 9.Nf3 c4 10.exf6 Qxg3 11.f7+ Kxf7 12.hxg3 Nf6 13.Ng5+ Kg6 14.Be2 Bd7 15.Be3 b6 16.O-O-O h6 17.Nh3 Kf7 18.g4 Rag8 19.g5 hxg5 ...
 
   Aug-23-14 Garry Kasparov (replies)
 
Olavi: <Absentee: <Olavi: Although the statements of such people must be taken with a grain of salt, even after they moved to the West; they know what kind of story sells.> I'd say they should be taken with a grain of salt especially if they have moved to the west.> In chess ...
 
   Aug-21-14 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
 
Olavi: And Larsen vs Ivkov, 1973 is another classic in this line. Then, Unzicker vs Timman, 1981
 
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