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Member since Aug-24-06 · Last seen Oct-19-14
I am far more a chess lover than chess player. The youngsters are too quick for me. I will mention three names which contributes to my chess interest. My first great favourite player was Bobby Fischer, I read all I could find in the newspapers during the 1972 World Championship match against Spasskij. Then I followed Simen Agdesteins nice performance in the eighties and nineties. My last favourite is the young and great Magnus Carlsen. I do all I can to follow his play live on internet. Great entertainment which really make me relax from all other burden and responsibility. I have read a lot of important chess history and bio of many great players. I follow kibitzing a lot, even though I seldom participate myself. I have serious respect for all the knowledge I see demonstrated in the kibitzing sessions, even so I think some hotties could put a little restraint on themselves. Anyway I love it because people engage in something important for themselves and their chess friends. I live in Nothern Norway where people is nice, summer is light and winter is dark. Full Member

   Rolfo has kibitzed 6064 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-17-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
Rolfo: Pedro F, thanks anyway. This second encounter involving Anand and Carlsen in a title match counts for something in the history books. Too early to say but it will be close likely. For my own I would like to see Anand get away with respect and honour while Carlsen still keeps his ...
   Oct-13-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Rolfo: Magnus is going to the cartoon business :)
   Sep-27-14 Bilbao Masters (2014) (replies)
Rolfo: When comparing, maybe the matchcount ( number of defences) could be one factor in the equation. FIDE's regulations is getting more predictable now hopefully
   Sep-19-14 European Club Cup (2014) (replies)
Rolfo: We are seeing a change coming with the new generation really knocking hard on the door while Carlsen already walked in. At the same time the veterans are yielding ground but have not surrendered yet
   Aug-28-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
Rolfo: Yes Appaz. And some people had forgotten that Carlsen plays any position, they needed a wake up call :)
   Aug-26-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
Rolfo: It''s obvious that Carlsen and Nakamura have a war on words going on just to spice the interest for their encounters
   Aug-07-14 Garry Kasparov (replies)
Rolfo: John barleycorn, as said I don't consider big K to be free of faults, still I prefer him to Kirsan. He is a rational man, important as I see it.
   Aug-04-14 Carlsen vs N Djukic, 2014 (replies)
Rolfo: < But it's the 10 % extra, Carlsen adds to the quality of the moves that makes come out the winner.> And he sees a little thing here and there that his opponents don't see till it's too late
   Aug-02-14 Chess Olympiad (2014) (replies)
Rolfo: < What's with these Ukrainian players switching federations? Better stipends?> As for Karjakin he explained it with his desire to become World Champ as I remember. All better in Russia compared to Ukraine, trainers, systems, money etc.
   Jul-20-14 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2014) (replies)
Rolfo: KKderek, Magnus will get him to the ropes again. I really believe Anand, Kramnik, topalov, Gelfand, Shirov, Ivanchuk, Adams etc have to see a new generation come by
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