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   Olavi has kibitzed 625 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-24-15 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Olavi: Just as a reminder, people banned from the NBA or boxing isn't comparable with Fischer's case. Those are professional leagues and sports, FIDE is, for all the flaws, theoretically a federation of national federations, purely amateur. Unfortunately it has so much influence in ...
   Apr-22-15 Tal vs Bagirov, 1970 (replies)
Olavi: and it's -a for ladies.
   Apr-20-15 J H Donner vs Geller, 1969 (replies)
Olavi: 14.Qxd6 Ne5 looks good.
   Apr-20-15 Gothenburg Interzonal (1955)
Olavi: <Howard: Wonder why Gligoric didn't take part in this tournament.> He failed in the Jugoslav championship and didn't qualify for the Munich zonal:
   Apr-19-15 AVRO (1938) (replies)
Olavi: <Petrosianic: <he explicitly states that it was known beforehand.> If the tiebreaking system was announced in advance (and I don't deny that it was), then I have absolutely no idea what Euwe's comment meant.> My guess is that Euwe just wanted to please the interwiever. ...
   Apr-11-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Olavi: <Tabanus: I made some changes to Las Palmas Interzonal (1982), is it Ok now?> I'm OK with it. Of course, Timman is not a first hand source...
   Mar-25-15 Lasker - Capablanca World Championship Match (1921) (replies)
Olavi: The history of the 3-fold rule is quite unclear.
   Mar-23-15 Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1962 (replies)
Olavi: <Victor makes the comment about Fischer, "we had an equal score but I always felt Fischer was better."> A remarkable comment, considering that in their eight serious games he clearly had the upper hand (losing one game in Curacao by blundering in a winning position, letting ...
   Mar-16-15 Topalov vs Kasparov, 1998
Olavi: Tournament director Rentero fined Kasparov approx. 3500 dollars for his draw offer.
   Mar-15-15 Gelfand vs Karpov, 1995 (replies)
Olavi: <carpovius> This is the classic example: Pachman vs Fischer, 1959
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