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Elo 2316 .
"Play the board AND the man ! ".
But mostly the board.
Was born in Elsinore,Denmark,1953.And I am still proud of it.As I hope everyone is proud of hers/his startingpoint.

In many aspects life and chess do mirror each other IM experience.As science and belief goes hand in hand.So many "rules of thumbs" and many "exceptions" from the rule. I do agree with Bent Larsen who once said that someone who cannot contain a paradoxe is not using the full capacity of his brain.Actually I am convinced that there are no parodoxes,but perspectives which are more bright or flexible than others...

Though some obviously are borned under more easygoing circumstances than others,I will second our esteemed fellowkibitzer <zarg> who underlines that "luck" is also somehing that we create ourselves. Ourselves,but also together IM experience.
I try to live my life as if Jesus or Buddha knocked on the door , I would wellcome them as friends . And if they didnŽt show up, it would be fine anyway. Full Member
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   moronovich has kibitzed 6942 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-30-16 Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957
moronovich: <Aleksej: Please tell me why not 26.Nxd5> Because of 26-Qh1+ or Qg1+ mate.Perhaps you overlooked that the bishop covers f2?
   Apr-29-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
moronovich: <If you mean it ..> Yes,I sincerely meant it. My wife and I are big fans of Liverpool.
   Apr-29-16 Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2016 (replies)
moronovich: Carlsen hasnŽt got anything out of the opening.Tough interesting that this could still transpose to a Dutch like last time they met.
   Apr-29-16 moronovich chessforum
moronovich: 16.12 Friday Very nice to have my wife back and she has had a very good trip and now shes very glad for being home again.Noe can not ask for more.Even in the games in Norway I dont complain.Money on Topa and Kramnik and Aronian and they all go for the jugulars ! As did Kasparov ...
   Apr-28-16 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
moronovich: <I am a firm believer in the theory that nobody can spend more than 30 seconds on thinking about a move. Then inevitably thoughts of wine, women and song set in.> ItŽs all about mating...;)
   Apr-27-16 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
moronovich: <JAMESROOK: I don't understand - I have a nice diagram in front of me with no moves. Have they started?> Just click on the photo of the players
   Apr-24-16 wordfunph chessforum (replies)
moronovich: Happy Birthday <wordfunph>
   Apr-24-16 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-24-16 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
moronovich: But was it christians or muslims who invented bishops of opposite colours ? ;)
   Apr-21-16 Serper vs Ivanchuk, 1988 (replies)
moronovich: <sicilianhugefun: Why does the Universe exist?> Goood question. Perhaps the answer could be : "Why not?"
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Apr-15-16  virginmind: Hi, haven't seen that match. I watch little football lately, for some reason, only most important ones, or when Romania/Iasi are playing. It's also the case for the other sports.

Big storm yesterday here, with huge amount of water poured(hail included). Getting better today with mixed clouds and still windy, starting to warme up tomorrow and I hear by Tuesday we're gonna have 27 degreees.

Karpov is coming to Iasi for 2 days, in May! He's gonna open a school dedicated to chess, among other things. And a nice weekend is picturing ahead.

Have a good time.

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  moronovich: Hi !

<virginmind: Hi, haven't seen that match. I watch little football lately, for some reason, only most important ones, or when Romania/Iasi are playing. It's also the case for the other sports.> Well,anytime it is important in this modern world with all its offers of entertainment and information to choose rightly.

And good luck if you go to see Anatoly,which it sounds like !? He is an iconic figure to say the least.

Everything is fine here and wife and I have had anice little trip to town,visiting a museum and helping some tourists with these endless stream of selfies...:)

And all the best wishes for your weekend and as well for you wifes trip the 21st !

Ciao & auf wiedersehen.

less than 3 days to Norway...

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  WinKing: Only 2 more days!!!

♘Norway 2016♘ !!! Norway 2016 !!! ♗Norway 2016♗

This tournament will run from April 19th thru April 29th 2016.

Participants include: Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Li Chao, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Veselin Topalov, Pavel Eljanov, Pendyala Harikrishna & Nils Grandelius


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Apr-18-16  virginmind: Hi and thank you! I will go for sure to see Anatoly. Hot days here, 29 degrees in Iasi and 32 near Bucharest, in April! More storms and a drop in temperature expected tomorrow though. It's already like summertime. Other than that I'm fine and going along with daily routine.

Posted predictions for the first round in stavanger. Today we're going to enjoy blitz games, starting a bit late, 18:30 Iasi time.

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  moronovich: Hi Again !

Hit a wrong button and deleted the frist post ):

Googled pictures of Iasi today to get a broader impresion of your hood.And will soon try Again.29 degrees and only mid April...But you usually like the heat !?

Norway soon comming up and I am curious to experience if it lives up to my needs.So short after the Canddidates.But usually it is no problem to adjust.

Here the weather is shifting but slowly and steadily we are getting there.Bigggest concern in the house is the report for Rome which says some rain between th 23rd and wife is buying shoes and raincoat :)

The night is approaching and energy for tommorow must be gathered.

See you soon and buenas notches.

Apr-19-16  virginmind: From what I gather from Accuweather only on Friday and Saturday will rain in Rome, for the rest, between this Thursday and the next one, sun with clouds. Still no rain here, although they say we should have got some by now, until tomorrow. Mostly sunny Thurday morning when wife and sister in law will depart. Ha ha, another coincidence - wife just bought a pair of shoes too.

Yes, Carlsen winning the blitz series may show he is determined this time to let no one take the prize for the first place in Norway. We will have to see about that. And Giri proving again that he is one guy to be reckoned with. The talent is definitely there - of course, clear for quite some time now, in the company of the greatest players around.

Fair winds and following seas!

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  moronovich: Thanks for the good news about the weather!Guess wify will be delighted and a bit sceptical.Will phone her after this little post.

When I was younger woman took all the way to Italy to buy shoes.Today it seems to be the other way round ;)

And Norway starting in 2 hours.
Let us get in the mood ! Almost anything can happen.I have high hopes about Vachier and am curiuos to how Eljanov will react to the punishment from Fide...Dont have to name a certain Magnus,no ?

Yes,lot of fair winds and following seas.

Apr-21-16  virginmind: Actually it seems that almost every day in Rome, starting tomorrow until about wednesday, will have its share of thunderstorms, along with periods of sunshine - as accuweather has revised their prediction. Such is live, so better have un umbrella at hand all the times while out and walking. They have arrived today and all is well, have settled in the apartment, which is good enough (with a balcony) and preparing to take a first stroll.

Today third round in Norway and what can I say, pretty exciting, isn't it? And Svidler commenting along the German GM is very nice. Unfortunately, I quickly lost my first place in the prediction contest. But hope is here never to disappear! ;)


Apr-22-16  virginmind: If you wanna try off beat variations against Carlsen, better do it in blitz - seems to be the lesson Grandelius learned the hard way...
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  moronovich: <virginmind: If you wanna try off beat variations against Carlsen, better do it in blitz - seems to be the lesson Grandelius learned the hard way...>

Lol! IŽll remember that,just in case.But it matches somhow my own experience.

Have to go now.JWH is wating and well most likely have one of our good times together.In the meanwhile:may you enjoy Norway Chess and perhaps also that you have all the house for yourself :)

See you later.As for now IŽll leave my wife with packing her suitcase.?Umbrella ):

Ciao !

Apr-23-16  virginmind: Well, how was the meeting with JWH? What were you talking about? And today you go to meet your other friend (the one with 2 initials)? Has your wife left already? If not, please give her my best regards and a wish for an excellent stay in Rome. My wife told me that since 21, all days were quite OK for walking around the city and that none of the forecasted storms haven't materialised. Fingers crossed!

Rest day today in Stavanger and I wonder how are they spending their time - maybe some football match organised? So both of us alone at home for a few days, haha, yet another coincidence! See you around.

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  moronovich: Good evening !

Good news about the weather ! Wont say I hope it holds water :) And right now the ladies are somewhere Mideurope and all fine and dandy so far...

Yes and funny coinsidence that we both are left alone.When the cats are out,the mice dance at the table :) As we used to say in former times at least herein DK.Well,I miss mine after 5min,but in a good way and I hope you too enjoy the extra space and time !?

JWH and I talk about all: football,politics,religion,music ,movies,psycology and so on.Very stimulating and inspiring.He is "rightwing" and I am left :)

So not much changed yesterday in Norway,except from comming one game closer to the finnishline.And shouldnŽt we hope for some wins the next rounds ?...Oh,yeah

See you around and enjoy !

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  moronovich: And thanks for the regards to my wife !

IŽll pass them to her and you must do the same to yours.

Apr-25-16  virginmind: ...which I duly did! :) It rained last night in Rome and this morning was cold&windy, but blue skies. The two ladies were planning yet another day full of travelling.

Only one win yesterday....I forgot Harikrishna got that high in ranking. Let's see what Magnus is up to this round.

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  moronovich: <The two ladies were planning yet another day full of travelling.>

Same picture here :)The ladies have landed and well installed on the hotel as well as being impressed by Rome and also relieved that the muchtalked weather were on their side.And weŽll see...Anything special for you while you have the whole castle for yourself !? I enjoy the more space and time,but itŽll also bbe great to have her back on tuesday.

Hope they take off the gloves today and show us some blood on the tables.Draw is a natural conclusion,but it can also be too technical and cautios,nést pas ? But this may be how they play anno 2016 and times ahead.

Here it is grey and a bit cold,matches
Norway Chess perfectly.

Ciao and all the best !

Apr-25-16  virginmind: Sorry, also Topalov won yesterday against Grandelius. Here too the clouds made room for the sun light. Sure, it would be fun to have some decisive results today, or at least some hard fought draws. We will see. Of course, enjoying the whole place alone, but waiting for the better half is getting difficult as the days pass by...
Apr-26-16  virginmind: I forgot to celebrate 3 weeks ago 10 years of <CG> membership...:)

Caruana again in the (live) 2800 club! And what do you think of Harikrishna, is he catching on Anand trails? Looks like today another free day, after just 2 rounds.

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  moronovich: <virginmind: I forgot to celebrate 3 weeks ago 10 years of <CG> membership...:)> Not bad,not bad---kudos !

I think Anand is still better than Harikrishna though age is catching up upon him.But good to see Hari shwing his best for the moment.And good for chess in India it must be.

Wife is having a fine touristtour in Rome and today the weather report is fine/OK.SheŽll be back on thirsday.And yours ?

While we are waiting for the last 3 rounds...

Arrividerci & toute a lŽheure.

Apr-26-16  virginmind: Kasparov strikes again: this Thursday and Friday we will be treated with a blitz minitournament between him and the first 3 finishers in Sant Louis! Wow!

He may have thrashed Short 2 years ago 8.5-1.5, but this time is a whole other matter: Caruana, Nakamura and So! Although, if we look at blitz ratings, Caruana is ranked...85th, with 2665 points, oops!

Wife will be back on Thursday around noon, so hopefully the blitz games in St. Louis will be over by then (they start at 8 am Romania time). Ciao!

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  moronovich: Rain,rain and more rain today...Even so much that for the first time in years I didnŽt go to se KJ in town :)It is ok,but..

Hope you will find time for both your wife and Kasparov :)As this is a real treat with this living legend among us. Hope he will survive the meeting with the young lions.

Hope that yours truly also will coordinate with his wife :)

Are you shure they are finished before noon Romania/almost Denmark time ?

Anyway lots of Ciaos !

Apr-26-16  virginmind: Yup, good coordination should be top priority for both of us, on Thursday and Friday...;)

I don't know, starting at 8 am they should be mostly over for the first day, given that, as I see now, wife actually lands at Iasi at a quarter to 2 pm.

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  moronovich: 25 minuttes to pawn off.Hope Maxime will play the sicillian and that Magnus and Vladimir will battle it all out.No Berlin please.Rome is better :)Mine is comming back tomorrow about 18.00 Romanian time and she is still happy about the trip as well as her elderly feet seems to withstand the tourists pressure :)

All is fine on my behalf.Life is good.
But the way we treat the planet,not ):

Hope you will have a great reunion with your wife and that she must have had a fine trip.

Auf wiedersehen !

Apr-28-16  virginmind: Now I see that the blitz games in Saint Louis start at 8 pm EET, not 8 am - haha. Makes sense, after all, given the time difference. Sorry for misleading you. Otherwise all good here, waiting for the joy.
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  moronovich: HiŽ!

Perhaps the same with the perception of am/pm here.In my Little brain PastM or AfterM is more or less the same,so...;)

But the lady is comming home today,around 17-17.30 so it gonna be great.House is better with her :),though I enjoyed the days on my own.

So the final 2 rounds start today. And a cautios guess from here is that there will be a lot of fighting on the boards.And what a demolition job yesterday in Carlsens game !?...and a higly entertainig post mortem with MC which is higly recommended.

Hope your lady is satisfied with her trip and it will be good to have her back !

Till then :Pć gensyn.

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  moronovich: 16.12 Friday

Very nice to have my wife back and she has had a very good trip and now shes very glad for being home again.Noe can not ask for more.Even in the games in Norway I dont complain.Money on Topa and Kramnik and Aronian and they all go for the jugulars ! As did Kasparov yesterday.Very very impressive.

See you soon and hope all is fine at your house !

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