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|Aug-07-16|| ||virginmind: Congratulations for such a fine weekend which included meeting with your friends! My weekend has been uneventful but I like it this way. I too talked over internet with a friend whom I've known for about 10 years, we exchanged pictures from our trips this summer. My folks left this morning for a vacation in the mountains. Hadn't watched as yet anything from the Olumpiad but will do it soon. Played a couple of chess games over the net and continued to read on yet another novel by Murakami - this one I think it's his longest, it's called The Chronicle of the Wind-Up Bird. It's also one of the weirdest novels I've ever read.
Oh and also played some Grid 2 races with my nephew :)|
Ciao and an excellent rest of Sunday!
|Aug-08-16|| ||moronovich: Hi !
Nice game from the 4th of August.You really took advantage of your strong knight on f4!And after the a5push it was up to your technique which you showed in an effective way.Did you consider 7-Bf5 (to prevent e3-e4)?.The control over e4 and the attacking possibilities in the g-file should more than compensate for the doubled f-pawns(if Bd3xBf5).After 29.g5-Qd6 looks killing to me.
Hah,and when I found the board today there was a mate on f7.One of yours:)So you see,I dont play these days.
<virginmind: Congratulations for such a fine weekend which included meeting with your friends!> Thank you!And also the sunday was fine and today...You also sound like having a good time.And it must be great to have Bulgaria to look forward to !?
Classic late summer weather today and it is my favourite.High sky and sun and wind.And my dear wife has had a fine start after the vacation is over.She likes her working place very much.
See you around and maybe at Sinquefield tonight !
Hasta la vista (which I dont know what means,but it feels cool.Like being 19 again;)
|Aug-08-16|| ||virginmind: Hi, indeed I missed (among others)29...Qd5 which would have meant game over for him. I see you've forgiven me for my 46...Nd3 blunder - that's when I said he offered back the blunder by not taking it, probably fearing ghosts like my advancing e pawn and doubled rooks...Anyhow, I honestly don't see the point of 7...Bf5 - how would that have prevented e3-e4?|
I've watched a bit of judo and women gymnastics last night on the Olympiad. Weather's fine but rain and low temperatures will break in on Tuesday. Wife just gone to the British council library to return some books/magazines/movies. It's a quiet summer afternoon, as you said. Did some shopping today at a supermarket and while waiting in line at the cashier I've noticed her doing a lot of stuff other than she was supposed to do (talking to the phone, speaking with the buyer in front of her etc) and that annoyed me to some extent. Is this a sign of aging - getting nervous over stuff, which previously didn't happen? It's not just the cashier, I've noticed other small things, lately, which tend to bother me if they dont work as they're supposed to - which, again, was not the case in the past. It may look funny to you, but sort of bringing uneasiness to me: noticing signs of aging, although I keep feeling younger than my age.
But enough with complaining, just look at the sky: what a glorious day! Actually, I'm a very lucky guy (I'm not kidding).
For now, back to Murakami and later in the evening some more sports in Rio. Oh, forgot about Sinquefield:) Looks like some very fine games, at least in the first two rounds.
'Hasta la vista' is, of course: see you later!:) Although, strange resemblance with the Romanian: 'asta e viata' - which translates to: such is life...
|Aug-08-16|| ||moronovich: Sorry, my bad 7-Bf5 is ok,but doesnīt prevent e4.Glad I am not in St.Louis :)|
About todays events :
Perhaps your level of perception/tolerance has changed a bit since the dizziness has occured ...!?
Perhaps it reminds of how my percetion works sometimes due to dizzyness.Kind of preferring something that I know compared to something were the lines are a bit blured.Just a bit.E.g.I prefer brighter rooms with comfortable space that the opposite.Silence to music.But I also now it is difficult to compare,espcially if it is 1:1.
<It may look funny to you, but sort of bringing uneasiness to me: noticing signs of aging, although I keep feeling younger than my age.> Not the slightest.Au contraire.
Now I must finish cooking:Homemade tuna salad,homebrought shrimpsalad,garlic bread and soft boiled eggs.
See you again and all the best ! Meet me in St Louis ---
Later on I will try to describe my dizziness,if possible.
And feel free to do the same,if you feel the need.
|Aug-10-16|| ||moronovich: Good evening !
A fine day.Starting with something in the throat,(it IS getting cooler during the nights;),but fortunately it cleared during the day.Still the good weather with wind and sunshine.The sun is so clear and if I were a painter it would be tempting to paint..
But Topalov acts like an artist who has forgotten his birthday certificate.I hope he will bring home the tournament victory.Not these almost teenagers everytime :)
Actually my dizziness is not dizziness in the clinical sense,but in lack of a better word...No one doesnt really knows what it is,but it resembles.And even now with a lot of energy it is not posssible to use the right words to decribe it.Even in Danish.But perhaps some day.
But as you say:Life is beautifull.
And I am very gratefull,also that there is something called freedom of choice which is not only a philisopical construction,but an energy in action.
For now I send you all the best wishes
and perhaps see you soon !?
|Aug-11-16|| ||virginmind: Hi, in my case, most of the times it's tollerable, I can walk and move normally, drive etc. Extremely rarely it's stronger, so for example I prefer not to drive and not even to walk outside. I can explain it by a lack of ballance, both in my mind and in body movements. And only once it happened (in Salzburg) that it started slowly and it continued to grow for a few hours and it didn't stop getting stronger, to the point that I began to experience visual wide circular movements, at first barely perceptible, but after some time they got really strong - I was actually seeing everything going round and round. That accompanied by feeling of extreme nausea and cold sweat. I simply couldn't move at all, without acutely worsening the dizzines and visual vertigo. That's when I got really scared and told my wife to call the ambulance, as I had no idea what it could be and how worse it could got.|
But that was only once. I havent done anything particular during that day, before the symptoms started. Then at the hospital, after a few vision checks with a pair of googles and special head and body movements prompted by the doctor, the dizziness lowered considerably, so I could walk at home. Then she told me it's a symptom related to the internal ear malfunctioning, which generaly has no known causes and its incurable. She told me to repeat those movements (while in bed) at home for a few days, in order to prevent the acute (paroxystic) vertigo to reappear, at least for some time.
I take it this is not your case, is it?
Yeah, Topalov did a nice jump to the sole leader. And I think Denmark will play today at the olympiad, but I don't remember against whom and if it's handball or basketball. Anyway, not against Romania. Take care.
|Aug-11-16|| ||virginmind: Waiting for Sinquefield 6th round, here's a short&wild one, against a Hungarian (I'm black):|
[Event "Friendly Game, 15m + 5s"]
1. c4 1 g6 3 2. e3 1 Bg7 1 3. d4 1 Nf6 1 4. Nf3 1 O-O 1 5. Nc3
2 Re8 2 6. h4 1 e6 2 7. h5 1 gxh5 10 8. Nh2 6 d5 4 9. Be2 7
dxc4 13 10. Bxc4 1 e5 20 11. Qb3 8 Be6 28 12. d5 3 Bf5 34 13. f3
6 Nbd7 10 14. g4 6 Nc5 44 15. Qd1 10 Bd7 19 16. g5 17 e4 23 17.
gxf6 4 exf3 5 18. fxg7 5 Qh4+ 4 19. Kd2 14 Qf2+ 40 20. Be2 12
Qxe3+ 33 21. Kc2 1 Bf5+ 6 22. Bd3 2 Bxd3+ 16 23. Qxd3 3 Qxd3#
(Lag: Av=0.49s, max=1.5s) 4 0-1
|Aug-11-16|| ||moronovich: Hi !
That was a really nasty experience you had before the ambulance arrived.And thankfully you havenīt experienced it again and to boot you have got helpfull excercices,which i wish I also have had.I sincerely hope you will be spared for another experience like that one.
<I take it this is not your case, is it?> You are right it isnīt,though I have been through something simular years ago,but not so fierce as yours.
I still have the hope and search,but when I dont know what it is called, then.. Even my acupuncturist has no clue or just a small one.
But spirits are fine and while I am enjoying my wifes homecomming after a tough day at the office,it is a nice feeling that Sinquefield is glooming at the close horizon.And a little handball too,vs Croatia.
All the best and see you around !
It is very late in Romania when they finish in St Louis.Do you have the time and energy to follow it all/sometimes ?
|Aug-12-16|| ||virginmind: I'd have time to follow them late at night, but I fall asleep so probably low on energy. Rain and dropped temperatures since yesterday here. My parents returned from their short vacation in the mountains, and they had a very good time.|
So's winning against Topalov, grabbing first place, interesting development. And Romanian women sword team has qualified in the final, after beating Russia, also our doubles tennis team goes to the final after beating an American team. In the final they will meet Nadal, as part of the Spanish doubles team.
Just sent 200 euros to the hospital in Salzburg as payment for the consultation received there. Let's see now if my travel insurance will reinburse that.
All is well otherwise and hope for you the same!
|Aug-12-16|| ||virginmind: And the sword women team got the gold, after beating China in the final!|
|Aug-13-16|| ||moronovich: Hi and good evening !
Just returned after a good afternoon with JWH.And as always with magic moments.Not planned ,but spontaneus.While wife nursed her condition.So now the penultimate round,with everything wide open and hopefully they will not invite us to 5 draws again...!? I sinceryly wish the computers have not been invented.
Hopefully you will have your money back,but you never know with these insureance companies(:
Wish the best for your weekend and see you down/up the road !
Now to Sinquefield.A very sympathic setup with Yasser and the others in IMO.
|Aug-15-16|| ||virginmind: Romania lost 27-28 last night to Norway in women's handball and no realistic chance to qualify further - unless Angola beats Spain. Which is not impossible after all, who would had predicted Nishikori to beat Nadal for the bronze medal? And So winning Sinquefield, we got a lot of action last night...|
Great to hear about those magic moments you shared again with SWH (and spontaneous nonetheless!), but I don't remember telling me about your wife's condition which she had to nurse. Or did I wrongly understand?
Lovely day outside and in the afternoon we plan to visit a certain place some 60 km near Iasi with my wife and two friends.
All the best!
|Aug-15-16|| ||moronovich: Good evening !
Sounds like you are having a fine time these days !? And did you also enjoy St Louis ? I was again impressed with the commentators who grows in my respect for each time I see them.And Wesley impressed me in the interviews, were he sounded more mature and deeper into chess,as well as the strategy of the tournament player.SO kudos to him.
No,nothing wrong with my wifes condition.Was just referring to her tiredness on that day,but my English is not always up to the task :)
Here it is getting hotter and it is a pleasure to be less dizzy than normal!
All the best to you too!
|Aug-15-16|| ||moronovich: Oh,and I forgot to say that it was reassuring to see Anand and Topalov being able to compete on this high level with the youngsters.And Aronian too.|
|Aug-16-16|| ||virginmind: Hi. Sorry I misunderstood your message regarding your wife. Yesterday afternoon we've been in the local botanical garden, instead of that village near Iasi, and it was a very pleasant experience, as this garden is indeed one of the few places in our city where I really enjoy being/strolling around.|
Of course I've enjoyed following Sinquefield and So loooks thoroughly deserving of his number one place finish. What I didn't enjoy was the disappointment I felt after finishing the (long) novel of Murakami I was last reading. After being so delighted with his novels up to now, finding one (the longest) that is not up there in quality among the others...annoyed me. As about the olympics, I believe we have the smallest crop of medals so far in ages. Specifically regarding gymnastics, we've got no medal and I hear this didn't happen since 1972. What will become of this country...? :)
Starting this morning I began to take a certain pill for the dizziness and barred hearing in my left ear, which are supposedly given by this vertigo, it's called betaserc. So far no effect, but it's certainly too early to tell.
And then of course, life is beautiful. Last week I was very close to adopt a small cat, but finally quit the idea.
Take care, as usual.
|Aug-17-16|| ||moronovich: Good morning !
On this beautifull sunny day.Seems like a golden rule here:What we miss in July is August making up for.Good old August :)
delete virginmind: Hi. Sorry I misunderstood your message regarding your wife>
But you were in good faith !
Hope the pills will do you good.
And yes I guss I understand your excitement about botanic garden(s).Lived very close to one for 5 years and it was always a pleasure to go there.Like a temple,a pocket were time stands still.And all the smells,not to mention the light.Especially during the dark period of the year it is the perfect place to recharge the batteries.Almost like a tiny(but significant)vacation !?
Today is a grand day were Iīll see two of my friends in town.Especially looking forward to see PK whos been in America with his wife and 2 daugters for more than 2 weeks.And then some german pints ;)
You too, take care and see you around!
ps.:It is also fine to have a break from the Olympics.
|Aug-18-16|| ||virginmind: Hi, dizziness yesterday and went to the hospital and the neurological doctor sent me for an MRI which I just did and will find out the result tomorrow morning. In the mean time dizziness' gone. Everything's under control :)|
Last day for the olympics (it takes only half the time of the football championship!) and it's been pretty cool, yesterday watched 2 women fight in free style, and after the finish the loser started to cry and cry seated on the floor, and when eventually the arbiter called her to shake hand and to raise the hand of the winner she still didnt feel like complying and cried. Oops :)
We also live fairly close to this botanical garden so we can walk to if we feel like. America, yes, should be interesting memories to share from your friend, also depending on which places they visited.
|Aug-19-16|| ||virginmind: The result of the MRI shows 2 new lesions as compared to the latest one - from 2010. Doctor says I should enter the program with Interferon, I said pass. Then she gave me prescription for Medrol. I bought those, but will wait until after we return from Bulgaria, as they say these attack the stomach, so better stay clear of such stress while driving.
The MRI didn't find anything wrong in the internal ears though.
So far so good.|
|Aug-19-16|| ||moronovich: Hiī!
I take "so far,so good" means you are satisfied with the bottomline!? So far.
I sincerely hope your decissions will go your way and no grave obstacles on the bulgarian trip,which sounds like a great opportunity.
Here weekend has started on another sunny day.With wife sitting peacefull in the couch and reading a ladies magazine after a successful week with her job,which she appreciates so much.
Meanwhile yours truly try do do some magic in the kitchen.POtatoes with pork makes it smell like Christmas;)
So all is fine her and I wish you both a fruitfull and healthy weekend.Any plans ?
Googled Medrol and it sounds like it could be worth a consideration to take an extra dose of calium and hopefully I dont sound too much like a selfpromoted wannabee doctor !?
See you around and take care.
|Aug-19-16|| ||moronovich: And if you havenīt seen the video "Ultimate Moves" from the St Louis,it is hereby highly recommended.
Very funny and easy going stuff !|
|Aug-20-16|| ||virginmind: Right. Well, I will see about that. Hopefully I won't need to take them.
Yeah, I've seen that video 2 days ago, quite funny and rare stuff to have those super GMs socialising while playing chess for fun. |
Alone today as wife left for the mountains with 3 friends. And a good weekend for you!
|Aug-22-16|| ||virginmind: Congratulations, the handbalists from Denmark took the gold medal in the last day of the Olympiad! And by the way, of course it lasted 16 days - not 14 as I previously mentioned.|
|Aug-22-16|| ||virginmind: Another nuisance coming up of late is a swollen/painful varicosity in my right leg, threatening the serenity of a long drive Iasi-Balcic-Iasi that's aproaching. I'm thinking of buying a pair of compressive long socks, I hear these help. Wouldn't go to the doctor though, as I fear his telling me I shouldn't drive for so long in this condition - I don't want to spoil my vacation.|
|Aug-22-16|| ||moronovich: Good afternoon !
A fine weekend it was.With the culmination of winning the olympic gold in handball versus the almost unbeatable frenchmen who have won their 8 ! last finals.A big relif and celebration time.I think the whole country went bananas :)And did I mention for you,that my grandpa once met the guy who invented handball ? A doctor who lived north of Copenhagen.So in a way,handball came
back yesterday.Were I for the first time in ages went for a little endless walk during the final 10 minuttes :)And thank you for your kind words of appreciation.
<I'm thinking of buying a pair of compressive long socks, I hear these help.> Sounds like it could be worth a try !? With more to gain than to lose...Iīll keep my fingers crossed that you make the right decission(s).
On this otherwise silent and quit monday I beg you farewell and send all my best wishes,also for your health !
Another olympc comming up soon.The 1th of September I think.Sweet September.
(I think I once heard that September comes from the Roman calender. Sept=7.The seventh month of the year,in their book.
|Aug-25-16|| ||virginmind: So your father met the inventor of handball, isn't this cool...! Yeah, I guess sometime at the beginning of sept. chess olympics are going to start. We'll be in Bulgaria though.
I didn't buy compressive socks as yet, still procrastinating for some reason. This morning some trace of dizziness, we will see about that. Other than that fine.
See you soon, <moronovich>!|
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