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"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 didnīt show up, it would be fine anyway. Full Member
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   moronovich has kibitzed 7406 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-23-17 moronovich chessforum
moronovich: Sorry,forgot proofreading.But the basic stuff is still there :)
   Feb-22-17 A Riazantsev vs Jakovenko, 2017 (replies)
moronovich: Strange blunder on this level.
   Feb-21-17 R Krogius vs A Ojanen, 1944 (replies)
moronovich: <Autoreparaturwerkbau: I must be blind but what happens in game line after <11...Kxe4> (king taking pawn)?> 0-0-0,followed by RHe1+ mating.The BKing is "in a box".A mating net.
   Feb-21-17 Tradewise Gibraltar (2017) (replies)
moronovich: MCGGA !
   Feb-19-17 Women's World Championship (2017) (replies)
moronovich: <HeMateMe: are the tiebreaks a day unto themselves or does round 4 begin after the round 3 tie breaks conclude? A day unto themselves. So the quaterfinals tomorrow.
   Feb-18-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
moronovich: <So, why don't you do what everyone's been waiting for, and have a rousing debate with yourself, convince yourself of the moral argument, and win yourself as a convert?> Special delivered with a tuxedo set and no mirror.
   Feb-16-17 Shiqun Ni vs V Gunina, 2017 (replies)
moronovich: <(Caruana in the last round of the 2016 candidates against Karjakin, Karpov in the final game of his 1992 match against Short)--and it rarely turns out well.> And Anand in the final game,first match in Chennai vs MC.
   Feb-14-17 B LVDS (replies)
moronovich: Barefootet Leftovers Virilite Done Something
   Feb-14-17 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
moronovich: And I had Guramishvili/Buksa/Melia/Atalik in pick 3,which seems to be the right combination.
   Feb-13-17 Artur Yusupov
moronovich: <Swedish Logician> Plani(n)c and Timman also played 4 games of Winanwer I think.Not in a row,but on 4 different occasions ! I think Plani(n)c won them all.Timman was stubborn and wanted to exploit a certain variation with an early -Qa5-a4.
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  moronovich: Good morning !

Seeems like Fed - Nadal is going to be a five setter !? Tough game were the momentum is changing all the time.

And the last round in Wijk is starting in a few seconds with 4 who could win it all(tiebreaks I think if it is a tie).Could be a hard day behind the screen ; And I am very happy to hear that one week without panodols !! Very good.---And here after a the most delightfull sleep I am ready for it all!

Talk to you later and hope you will enjoy this thrilling sunday which also includes the final between France and Norway..

Arrividerci and auf wiedersehen.

Jan-29-17  virginmind: Wow, what topsy turvy results this last round in Wijk aan See! Well, congratulations for a well deswerved win, So! And indeed if Caruana loses today in Gibraltar, So will be second in live ratings. And impressive feat for the Philippino!

Well, Federer won the final in Melbourne and congratulations to him too, an 18 Grand Slem win! Norway lost to France in handball, I havent followed the match but I'm sure it was very disputed. I think it's the 6th time France becomes world champion in this sport.


Jan-31-17  virginmind: 10 days panadol free! This is getting dangerously close to my personal record of 15 days, which happened while in Normandy, back in May 2014. And that one was lasting since some 15 years! Isn't life curious :)

Today Deac plays in Gibraltar his third big gun (after Adams and Topalov): Svidler. Good luck, you're gonna need it!

So So's second on live rating list since yesterday. Must feel great for the young Philipino and his family&friends. And it is an awesome feat, no matter how you look at it. If he will confirm and maintain at least second-third place in rankings for, say, half an year, it will definitely put him along the greatest in the past 50 years or so. And what a humble person, without a trace of arrogance or misbehaviour! Names like Anand, Lagrave, Aronian and even Caruana also come to mind with this appearance, to speak only of those who passed 2800 ELO. We have such a great pool of excellent players in the past years. Rating inflation? I don't know, could be, but...does it really matter? It's clear that they are all outrageusly good at this game of mind. And we can follow them live each time they play! And you were saying that we're not a bunch of lucky blokes? Come on...:)

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  moronovich: Hiī!

Very good news about being panadol free and may it continue for a very long time !

Here it is quite and it is a good day with an excellent sleep and an old body which is rather cooperative and dont mid the weather is "boring",but I have never tried to be bored, boring weather.And yes it is an awesome performance by Wesley and it looks like we have a clear #2 in the world,or at least could be.This humble and seemingly happy young man.

So right now a MC-Wesley match this winter would be my choice if I was Caissa ;)

< Rating inflation? I don't know, could be, but...does it really matter?> You make a valid point here and I think you are right:That it doesnīt really matter !

All is well and I will say,so long on a high note :Vive la Normandie !

Feb-02-17  virginmind: Well, the joy lasted 11 days, as yesterday I took four halves. C'est la vie. But I'm fine.

In Gibraltar, after drawing Svidler and Vitiugov, with 6/9 points Deac will play in the last round (four hours earlier) against Ivanchuk. He has a tendency to get in time trouble, yesterday moves 22-40 he kept having one or two minutes left, in very complicated position. Remarcably though, the evaluation remained equal all the time.

And what do you think of this David Anton Guijarro guy, amazing isn't it? Beating Topalov yesterday and clear first now. Let's see if he will be able to crack Adams' skills today.


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  moronovich: Well,well - again it is weekend !:)
Feels like 2-3 days ago I wished you a good one.But I still do,especially in the light of your headache came back ):,but still 11 days without medicaments sounds like big progress.So once again I cross my fingers for you !..

Birthday tomorrow and wife is ,"strangely enough",busy with the net and the post office ;) 64-one for each square on the board.And all is fine here.The days look like each other,but why change a winning team,nést pas !?

Different story with Hou Yifan who made a strange kind of protest.Perhaps not made in the most intelligent way,but hey I have done simular stuff,so I wont blame her.(But please,dont copy her opening play;)

Weather is very grey,wet and foggy a good day to be indoor,and I am.Wife soon comming from work and looking forward to see her again.Lovely as ever.

Havenīt heard of your countryman Deac,but he must be promissin and will keep an eye on him in the future.And Guijarro also is a guy to follow.He sems to have a very good attitude.

That is all for now and I send you all the best wishes and to good health as well.

Cheers !

Feb-04-17  virginmind: Many happy returns of the day! 64 is a very interesting age, when you can start a lot of things. I hope you will enjoy a nice celebration this evening.

That 11 day break was from Panadol only, as I continued to swallow other pills I've been taking on a daily basis since some 3 years, for other chronical annoyancies (euthyrox, thyrozol, detralex, cystone). Then of course followed two days with 4 halves of panadol each, meaning that yesterday I felt tired as after dragging big stones all day (not to mention a scintillating scotoma in the evening). Today's better though, which allowed me to even play a few blitzes over the net in the morning, one of which I'm posting here as a birthday present for you :)

Wife participated last evening at the big antigovernmental demonstrations that take place in whole country since 4 days - they are the biggest since the revolution of 27 years ago. People ask mainly for a withdrawal of a governmental ordinance which, if applied, (due in a week) would allow a lot of big corrupted politicians to get out of prison and also other stuff which would make fighting corruption less effective. I stayed home as still recovering.

Yup, Deac could well be our future best chess player, hopefully he will quickly find sponsors and an adequate trainer to help improve.

Have an excellent weekend&celebration!

[Event "Rated game, 7m + 7s"]
[Site "Main Playing Hall"]
[Result "0-1"]
[EventDate "2017.02.04"]

1. e4 2 e5 2 2. Nf3 2 Nc6 1 3. Bc4 2 Nf6 2 4. d4 3 exd4 2 5. O-O 1 Bc5 2 6. c3 15 O-O 3 7. cxd4 2 Na5 8 8. Bd3 7 Be7 12 9. Nc3 13 c6 3 10. e5 34 Nd5 6 11. Ne4 13 h6 39 12. a3 7 b5 2 13. b4 10 Nc4 8 14. Qc2 5 Ncb6 34 15. Nd6 35 Bxd6 50 16. exd6 2 Nf6 9 17. Ne5 17 Nbd5 11 18. f4 3 a5 10 19. Bd2 7 axb4 3 20. axb4 3 Rxa1 9 21. Rxa1 2 Qb6 3 22. Qb2 13 Qb8 16 23. h3 20 Qxd6 4 24. g4 1 Re8 65 25. Bb1 54 Bb7 17 26. Qc2 2 Nxb4 17 27. Bxb4 3 Qxb4 2 28. Qd3 108 d6 28 29. g5 2 dxe5 23 30. fxe5 24 Qe1+ 11 31. Qf1 29 Qe3+ 14 32. Kh2 16 Nh5 13 33. Ba2 83 Qg3+ 5 34. Kh1 1 c5+ 37 35. d5 1 Rxe5 9 36. gxh6 9 Rxd5 51 37. h7+ 62 Kh8 Hotte gibt auf (Lag: Av=0.27s, max=0.4s) 25 0-1

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  moronovich: Good evening !

Grey and a little bit rainy and wife has caught a minor cold,so we didnīt go to the seaside as hoped and planned.But all is fine,in a way and I am preparing smoked salmon with sliced tomatoes and vegetables to enter the oven in one hours time.Hope you like the smell of it.

<euthyrox, thyrozol, detralex, cystone).> Not shure,but these are medicaments,right !?

And thanks a lot for the birthday
wishes ! And your present from the net,too;),which Iīll come back to later on.And glad you at least had energy enough to play online. Tournament chess is the toughest sport I have tried.Not the least compared with football,basket,volleyball(yeah everything with the body involved)which I did on selected teams.But off course chess can be very rewarding,otherwise it would probably be foolish to play it.At least for me.

I saw 11 degrees Bukarest today.Does that cover your town too ? Glad to hear the protests were heard.If rightly understood...

Now the potatoes are waiting and another hopefully nice evening here in the outskirts of Aarhus.Hopefulle the same at your place,so hereby all my best wishes !

See you up the road.

Feb-07-17  virginmind: Good morning,

good luck to your wife with the cold she caught - quick recovery. Smoked salmon smelled really fine, only that I don't eat it smoked, but I don't know how it's called in English (ressembling to how you prepare pickles) - in Romanian it's 'marinat'. Surely tastes better if smoked, but for some medical reasons I avoid smoked food.

Cold returning here, with some snow and minus 14 forecast for the day after tomorrow. I wonder where can I complain about the weather conditions?

Yup, those are medicaments, which I'm bound to take for an indefinite time, fortunately for now no side effects that I'm aware of.

Yes, the protests were heard and the prime minister acted accordingly, only that now people demand his resignation. Yesterday night though there were fewer on the streets, with even some counter demontrations (smaller) of those who sustain the government. We will see about that.

The blitz game was of course marred by a mistake of mine in the opening, and I should have lost, only that he didn't profit of his advantage. But I managed to turn the tables and win (also, I missed a bigger chance to finish him quickly at some point).

Best wishes to you both and take care!

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  moronovich: I really enjoyed your game which I have just been through.A lot of action,not to mention the way you make your knights cooperate together with the final execution(s).Not easy to play with the bish on c8 and the wp on d6.And your opponent didnīt play bad.So...kudos !(Hotte has aufgegeben;)

And talking about the sun:BBQ salmon tonight ;),and yes I know what you mean when you say īmarinate`.But seemingly, like you,I prefer salmon in the more simple way:like in the oven or on a campfire !..

So for now Iīll do the dining, und wünschen alles die beste fúr dich und deiner frau (1.62 und schwartzes haahr-ich kan durch pc gucken!).

Viel spass und moro !

Feb-08-17  virginmind: Hi and thank you very much for the appreciation regarding my game. I hope the salmon tasted great and you two had fun while BBQing.

Haha, so you've got abilities to peek through the PC, cool!

Cold reinstated here as I told you and a layer of snow already everywhere. Health is good so far and I hope yours too. How is your wife recovering from the cold? Or it's cured already?


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  moronovich: <virginmind: Hi and thank you very much for the appreciation regarding my game.> My pleasure too.You are always welcome.And the salmon tasted fine,though I prefer it the more natural way.But in the case of Trump,I wish someone would put him in marinate for a couple of years :),):):

Snow is falling and it is a beautifull pittoresgue vue outside,if it wasnīt because wife has fallen again and is waiting for an x-ray at the hospital...perhaps only a twisted shoulder,but perhaps broken ):):.You will hear more news later.And btw there is IMO a very interesting position at FSRīs forum if you like to join the analysis(But beware:they may be time consuming).

<Health is good so far and I hope yours too. How is your wife recovering from the cold? Or it's cured already?>

Good to hear.Good health is worth more than,let us say 100 million ratingpoints.And besides from todays event,mine is fine too and my wifes cold is almost over now.

That was it.Waiting time.

And looking forward to talk with you again.


Feb-09-17  virginmind: Oops, sorry to hear about the problem of your wife. Let's hope the shoulder is not broken and that she will recover soon. Unfortunatelly such fallings due to slippery happen during winter time.

Very cold and thick layer of snow this morning here, due to a snow storm last night. Harsh winter part two :)I will go now to FSRs forum to see what is all about.

Have an excellent Thursday!

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  moronovich: Thanks <virginmind> !

But the prospects are OK today."Only",probably a fracture in the upper left arm,which is fixed,close to the body,where it should stay for a week...But she is in relatively good spirits and we try to pretent it is a little extra holliday.She ha already recieved a lot of ecouraging stuff from her working place were I think she is very popular.And soo she will be able to do some work from here,on the laptop.Litterally a LAPtop ;)

Hope you cope with the snow and interesting if you like to join the analysis !? It is tough postion.And so far:nobody knows if it is winning or not...

And an exellent thursday to you as well!

Feb-10-17  virginmind: OK good luck and a quick recovery, of course good spirits will help and your kind presence during this 'holiday'.And it's very good to find her colleagues support in such moments.

I havent study that position as yet as got some other stuff to do, but will probably come to it later. Minus 20 this morning in Iasi, I didn't expect it to go that low, probably because no clouds in the sky now, after the huge snowing the other night.

Started to read another Murakami novel - "Sputnik Sweetheart", and it looks good, but so far didn't manage to waive the mixed emotions coming from "A Wind-up Bird Chronicles" disapointment...not to mention quit reading "1Q84" after finishing the first volume. But somehow I felt like giving him another chance, and it helps that this novel is (much) shorter than the others :)

Au revoir.

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  moronovich: Thank you for kind words !

And not too late to wish you a fine weekend.With or without snowy weather.

Wife has some pain in her shoulder/upper arm and the house is quiet,though with warmht and friendship. This may take a while,but let us see.

Weather was sunny and still some snow left,making a poetic frame to the hills and trees...

See you soon-take care.

Cheers !

Feb-14-17  virginmind: Happy St. Valentine! How is your wife's doing? Has the pain in the shoulder receded?

Dropped reading Murakami yet again. Some blitzes played, no big deal. Weather with a very slight improvement. And street protests in the country continued, with fewer people taking part though.

Are you following the championship in Tehran? What do you think of today's 9.g4 of Ju Wenjun's opponent?

All the best!

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  moronovich: A relief todays as wifes not gonna be operated and the upper arm is making,slowly,but steady progress.Anywway we will have to spend some time here together,but she can now do some work from home so all in all, it seems to head the right direction.Tomorrow Iīll leave here for some hours to see an old colleque and friend i havent seen for more than one year.Really looking forward to it !! (both to see her and going out;).

So yes,the womans have been followed,and this 9.g4 was quite a howler ...She must have overlooked -Nxf1 is with check,but still...Do you follow it too ?

Sorry,can not comment on books.Havenīt read one for a long time...but remember the pleasure of doing it.Being absorbed into another dimension.

So now seadfood and (spanish)chips.The owen is working...There after CHL with 2 great matches comming up.

See you soo and all the best !


And belated Happy Valentines to Iasi too :)

Feb-18-17  virginmind: I'm glad to hear the news are good regarding your wife's arm&shoulder. Sharjah Swiss starting today and it should be entertaining, only that Agon again takes exclusivity in live video relay for, of course, a fee...

Getting warmer here and I think I can safely say good bye winter. Have an excellent weekend ahead!

Feb-18-17  virginmind: Still, you can watch it for free here:
Feb-18-17  virginmind: Turns out that site may not be entirely legit though, so I don't know...
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  moronovich: Good evening !

Thanks for the link,but it doesnīt work,as you pointed out,so I surrendered and paid the money(for all 4 grand prix events).Strange as I wasnīt aware about this tournament(s),untill just before they started.And the woman do also have their share of the action,so all is there for the spectators.

Had a woderfull time in town with an old friend I hadnīt seen for more than a year.A former collegue she is, and we share so may things together,but unfortunately she lives in Copenhangen ):

Wifeīs healing takes time and patience.Time and patience,so yours truly try to nurse her the best way possibly and considering the circumstances I think it is the best we can get,for the moment.Right now it is too risky to go to work for her.

My health is generally ok in this period and the mood is fine.And how about you ? And do you follow these tournaments ?

A bit too late for best weekend wishes,but still I hope you will have a fine sunday evening and get the best start for the comming new week.And how about your work,if I may ask ?

See you up the road !

Feb-22-17  virginmind: Hi, work's fine, thanks. Indeed the healing takes time sometimes, but at least you're together at home and I'm sure she gets all the needed care and comfort. Gonna visit the doctor today, to show her the blood test results - which are OK. And finally some signs of spring approaching here :)

Hou Yifan shows that she was a good choice for Sharjah GP, yesterday she has drawn Elianov after a long fight, so far 4 draws out of 4 games, not bad at this level.

An excellent Wednesday to you both!

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  moronovich: good afternoon !

It is a good day-kind of Hoka Hey.A tiny but tangible spring has arrived.With sense from the farmers fields,some coulred birds going tweet tweet sounds and the small prespring flowers klokkeblomst,vintergæk and erantis have arrived.The temperature is no longer on wintertime and the neighbours old dog is gettting haunted by female sents in the air :)...

Meabwhile wife has her frist visit at work after the accident and it sounds like all is working out fine.Home she will come in an expensive taxi ride as the arm is not fit enough,yet.And it will take some time,and yes as you mentioned : she appreciates her daily care and so does he.

I am very pleased to hera that your bloddsamples are OK.sounds more then OK to me.Keep up the good work,please :)

Yes Hou has apparently shown strenght enough to play with the big guns and it gonna be interesting to follow her further course.

Rigth now I am following Kosteniuks which may go crazy any moment.

I wish you all the best as well as an excellent Thursday !


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  moronovich: Sorry,forgot proofreading.But the basic stuff is still there :)
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