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|May-26-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <ahmadov> I also look forward to you doing so soon :-)|
If you're suddenly <really> into watching athletics, you can watch the Götzis combined events meeting live here: http://tvthek.orf.at/live/4085597
|May-26-12|| ||ahmadov: <SwitchingQuylthulg><If you're suddenly <really> into watching athletics, you can watch the Götzis combined events meeting live here>
Thank you for providing that link.
I am not a great fan of athletics, but my recent involvement in that event where both Jackson and Davis were involved, created some interest in me to that field of sports. I am impetiently waiting for the London Olympics to follow some of the athletics contests there. I will definitely root for Turkey and Bolts, but if you do some good presentation of your sportsmen I can also follow the Finish athlets in London 2012.
Meanwhile, I wonder how important athletics in Finland. I always thought ice hokkey is the main field of sport you are good at.
|May-26-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Ice hockey is indeed Finland's top sport in terms of both popularity and quality players. Athletics used to be huge back in the day (before WW2) when the Finnish were winning Olympic medals right and left, but unfortunately our team never really recovered from the war. It's still pretty popular (much more so than in Azerbaijan) but it's hurt by our lack of any really world class athletes.|
Javelin throw has for a long time been considered a Finnish speciality, and that's where most of our recent successes have been, but unfortunately right now we don't have a real top guy even in that event. However, we do have several throwers quite close to the top, and I'm hoping some of them will emerge as serious Olympic contenders :)
Outside men's javelin our Oly prospects are very bleak, any medals would be real surprises. Jarkko Kinnunen is showing somewhat promising form in the walks but has yet to prove he can duke it out with the real world top.
Any thoughts on Mare Dibaba making the ultra-strong Ethiopian squad in the women's marathon? You may recall she briefly represented Azerbaijan :)
This might help you follow the Götzis meeting: http://vorarlberg-sport.orf.at/inde...
|May-26-12|| ||ahmadov: <Any thoughts on Mare Dibaba making the ultra-strong Ethiopian squad in the women's marathon? You may recall she briefly represented Azerbaijan :)> Yes, from time to time you can here some strange names representing Azerbaijan, but we do not usually know about them. Among these Ethiopian girls I know best Elvan Abeylegesse who represents Turkey. This is mostly because athletism is much more popular in Turkey than in Azerbaijan and probably also because she has much better achievements than any other of these girls representing either Azerbaijan or Turkey.|
|May-26-12|| ||ahmadov: <This might help you follow the Götzis meeting: http://vorarlberg-sport.orf.at/inde>... Unfortunately, this link is in German which I do not understand. How important is this tournament? Is Turkey or Azerbaijan participating there?|
|May-26-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Well, Götzis has this year's strongest decathlon/heptathlon fields outside of the Olympics, so if you're interested in those it's well worth watching... but I don't think there's anybody from Azerbaijan or Turkey competing, and combined events - like chess - are somewhat of an acquired taste :-)|
|May-26-12|| ||ahmadov: <Götzis has this year's strongest decathlon/heptathlon fields outside of the Olympics> Yes, I heard something about this sports. Is this not something invented newly? At least, it must be a younger type of sports than running, swimming and bisycling, no?|
|May-26-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Well, decathlon in its current form is about 100 years old... but it's a direct descendant of the mainly American "all-around" which goes another couple decades back, and combined events as a sport go back all the way to the ancient Greek pentathlon, which debuted at the Olympics in 708 BC ;-)|
|May-26-12|| ||ahmadov: <combined events as a sport go back all the way to the ancient Greek pentathlon, which debuted at the Olympics in 708 BC ;-)> Ok, this means I have not passed the athletics exam just from the start :-) But at least, I was honest not to check this information using wikipedia before writing someting on this forum ;-)|
|May-26-12|| ||ahmadov: By the way, you must be a man of complex nature if you show interest both in athletics and chess at the same time. Is it a good logic?|
|May-26-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <ahmadov> Oh, I don't know... the way I see it, athletics and chess have much more in common with each other than either of them has with, say, football. The only real difference is that one mostly depends on the head while the other asks more of the rest of the body.|
|May-26-12|| ||ahmadov: <The only real difference is that one mostly depends on the head while the other asks more of the rest of the body.> Yes, that is really a minor difference :-)|
|May-27-12|| ||Alien Math: <ahmadov: I was hesitating to extend my premium membership due to seldom attendance of this forum for the last two or three years, but still decided to extend it for another two years.
So, dear friends and non-friends, this forum is still open for all of you to post interesting posts on various topics.|
This also means I really want to return to more active participation and am looking forward to doing so soon.> Nice to note :) Many times wander the forums, few times left notes unless find links
<Unfortunately, this link is in German which I do not understand.>
Gather some resources for translate page
Notes, most time copy link then paste into one the pages link listed,
not all times the translate make sense, offer idea on what the page try say
|May-27-12|| ||ahmadov: Hello <Alien Math> and welcome to this page where you will meet some nice people including <Switch>, <brankat>, <kuda> etc. If you like meaningful chat and gentle humour then this is exactly the place you visit from time to time. However, make sure that you also not get offended easily as some jokes could be misunderstood ;-)|
|May-27-12|| ||ahmadov: <Alien Math><Many times wander the forums, few times left notes unless find links> Interesting, why links are so important for you to post?|
|May-27-12|| ||Alien Math: <ahmadov> Most of time provide information other search or ask, links bring less mistakes with few translation required for answer|
|May-29-12|| ||brankat: Good to see You back in action Zahir! Your friends here have missed You.|
|May-29-12|| ||ahmadov: <brankat: Good to see You back in action Zahir! Your friends here have missed You.> Thank you a lot, <brankat>.|
|May-31-12|| ||ahmadov: Dear friends, let me ask you one question: do you think the rook+bishop vs rook ending is possible to win if you have an opponent of your strength?|
|May-31-12|| ||ahmadov: Well, I found something on this web site. But I am still not sure if I can create that position which is a winning one.|
|May-31-12|| ||ahmadov: I meant this link:
Endgame Explorer: RB vs R
|May-31-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <ahmadov> It depends on the position :)|
As a general rule, R+B vs. R is drawn, although it can be very hard to defend accurately (knowing a good fortress helps, though even then you'll have to be careful). On the other hand, when it's not drawn it can be extremely hard to win :) It really is a very tough ending to play, even for grandmasters (and consider they quite often get it in time trouble!).
Wikipedia has an article on this endgame: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rook_a...
|May-31-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <ahmadov> Weren't we supposed to play a rematch? ;-)|
|May-31-12|| ||ahmadov: <SwitchingQuylthulg: <ahmadov> Weren't we supposed to play a rematch? ;-)> After my dear friend <brankat> let me know who you are in reality, I am fully discouraged from playing, since the outcome cannot already be guessed. Maybe this refusal was one of the reasons why you remained incognito for so long time :-)|
|May-31-12|| ||ahmadov: <SwitchingQuylthulg> Thanks for your advice on the ending. This means I have to offer draw in one of my online games :-) (I am a bishop up there)|
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