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|Feb-19-17|| ||moronovich: Good evening !
Thanks for the link,but it doesn´t work,as you pointed out,so I surrendered
and paid the money(for all 4 grand prix events).Strange as I wasn´t 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 hadn´t seen for more than a year.A former collegue she is, and we share so may things together,but unfortunately she lives in Copenhangen ):
Wife´s 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!
|Feb-23-17|| ||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 !
|Feb-23-17|| ||moronovich: Sorry,forgot proofreading.But the basic stuff is still there :)|
|Feb-27-17|| ||virginmind: Hi!
After 3 years, the doctor took out Thyrozol from the daily dose, and I can hear my liver saying 'Thanks!':) I will have to continue with Euthyrox until the next meeting though (in 3 months) and she also insisted in having my thyroid gland removed - due to that nodule she found a year ago. I said pass for now, as if I have it comletely removed then I'll have to take Thyrosol and Euthyrox for the rest of my life, which I don't feel like doing. I will stay like that for as long as the nodule doesn't bother me, and when/if things will worsen up, then I'll take the surgery.
Yesterday we had a family reunion to celebrate my sister's anniversary at a restaurant. And today although 1 degree Celsius early in the morning, now at 10 a.m. spring looks more present than ever! :)
The big question in Sharjah (other than who will take a decisive step for first place in rankings) is what will Hou Yifan do today with black against Mamedyarov - who comes after a defeat and now facing one of the lowest rated players in the tournament wil undoubtedly be hungry for blood. Anyway, for her getting 8 draws in such a strong field is surely a sign that she should have no fear playing against the elite, and also for tournament organisers to include her more often in strong chess encounters.
Hoping you two had a great weekend!
|Feb-27-17|| ||virginmind: Sorry, it's viceversa, she took out Euthyrox, not Thyrozol :)|
|Feb-27-17|| ||moronovich: Hola !
Sounds like you may have improved ref your intake of your medicine !? And I hope you will succeed with your decission about not taken the surgery.Best of luck,,mate.
Mine doctor is a he and a she.A mix that should cover all the bases :)
Yes,8 draws tell something about her strenght and right to play with the big guns,but still it seems like she is
not a new Polgar.But she may come there,and seems very motivated and as a person well balanced.IMHO.
Wife is making small,but steady progress and still being nursed by her husband.Who tries to turn this house into a kind of luxury hotel.And we have a lot of cousy time together.
Saturday was with JWH on our "Kleine Bierstube".Another lovely session and most needed to have such a break.
Well the grand prix has finished and all in all I enjoyed,but also found it a bit dry with too many draws and to much repetitions of the same openings.
So all is well and I beg you far well for now and hope thing will turn out well on your part and that spring may arrive in all its glory !
|Mar-04-17|| ||virginmind: Hello, yes I have improved, getting rid of one of those pills I had to take, now I began to feel free almost like a bird...and to add to this spring has decided that it was about time. |
And we are going to have a football match this month, Romania-Denmark, I durely hope the best team will win - I don't know what a draw will offer.
How are you and how is your wife? Did she fully recovered? And what other friends of yours have you (maybe) met in this weekend? It is indeed so good to meet old folks with which you have shared many moments of joy...
So we have a rather unexpected champion in Tehran, well, good for her, she has proven some strenghts no doubt. Although I would have liked Anna more to get to fight for the crown against Hou Yifan (or is it Ju Wenjun? I thing I got it wrong).
|Mar-05-17|| ||moronovich: Bon jour !
After a well timed lunch and after a very good sleep this night,where one of the affects are that I am less dizzy,wife and I are very cousy.She reads a crimestory (very exciting !:) and her husband tries to folow the skiers in Finland.Occasionally abrupted by a little walk.And writing to you ;)...Wifes armhealing takes time but it seems to be better and better.And we are cooperating very well.A bit like some travellers stranded in a cabin for an unknnown period.
<And we are going to have a football match this month, Romania-Denmark, I durely hope the best team will win - I don't know what a draw will offer.>
Same here.Dont know what a draw means,but anyway it seems like we both have to win almost all the remaining games to get the second spot in the group,as the polish team seems untouchable.Both teams have a good chance to win IMHO,danes a little better,on paper I think,but you have the homeground advantage so..We shall see.I´ll cheer for both.Or perhaps 60-40 :)
About old friends:on wednesday I shall see an old friend a former neighbour and colleque after almost 3 years break.Hopefully it gonna be cool,and later same day some pints with PK whos been to several countries and has a lot of new stories in his bag.Looking forward to this and hopefully the planned visit at the dentist will turn out well next day ;)
<virginmind: Hello, yes I have improved, getting rid of one of those pills I had to take, now I began to feel free almost like a bird...and to add to this spring has decided that it was about time.> And this is very good news and I am very happy to hear it ! So may you continue to feel like a bird ...after all you are born in an air sign (gemini)..;)Must be a big relief and vitory for you,nes´t pas !?
And may all the best happens to you and all kinds of spring arrive.The inner ones as well.Here the outdoor spring is so-so,but mild tempered and raining.Precisely one of these days were one should stay indoors and watch
skiing in the TV or read a crime story,or write postcards to Romania..
Take care and see you up the road !
|Mar-06-17|| ||virginmind: Bonsoir.
Today I've been to a conference of a well known mathematician here, and then attended funerals of a former teacher of physics of mine, father of a former best friend of mine during school.
Strange beginning in Tal tournament with those 5 move draws, what do you think? Well, not to mention that, apparently, it's a downgraded version from what this tournament used to be, rating-wise.
Other than that I should be fine and I'm glad you too and that your wife's arm keeps healing, albeit in a longer period.
I kept playing blitzes online on a regular basis, but no game worthy to be remembered so far. Today a fifth day without headache. Other than that, no news worth mentioning.
Some rain outside, but rather warm for this time of the year.
|Mar-09-17|| ||virginmind: Incredible turn of events in Barcelona last night! After returning from a concert with music&dance by Piazzola, I wanted to follow it, but our cable provider didn't relay this match. Only found out the result this morning and watched a short summary online. Unbelievable. Poor French...they also lost 1 million euros each :)|
|Mar-09-17|| ||moronovich: Hola !
Yeah what an incredible game and a turn of events that perhaps was the greates comeback since the start of CHL.The greatest comeback since Lazarus ;)The whole town of Barcalona was in awe and the fans of PSG felt righteously cheated by the referee(Saurez could have won an Oscar as the
best actingprincess):):...Wife cheered for PSG and me for Barca so the tempers went high yesterday.---Just in:Yeaterdays referee wont be allowed more games in CHL.
Have had a couple of days with a stomachissue so today is almost heaven when it is over and a lot of energie ahs emerged.And on top of that my dentist found nothing in my old teeth,so we are more than reday for the salmoon (au naturel)with homemade chips.A fine evening is ahead after wife has finished her work form here and a productive day with her physioterapist who is satisfied with her progress.
And well,it sounds like your headache(or rather:the abscence) is improving.Right ? I am glad to hear!!
Sorry,haven´t followed the Tal-tournament and didn´t even know it took place...but please post some of your games if you feel like !
May you have a good time and may the good spirits find you.
Auf widersehen-på gensyn.
p.s.:how is your wife doing ?
more p.s.:spring is approaching.First time I took a walk without my hut :)
|Mar-12-17|| ||virginmind: Well what can I say? Yesterday and today drank some beer and no headaches whatsoever. This is strange. today I even tasted some tequilla.
Sorry (but thanks for asking) still no chess games of mine worth to be shown to you. Just mistakes everywhere.
Rain since a couple of days and sort of colder, but tollerable. Still no signs of spring in nature around. Oh yes, I forgot about the birds (when it's not raining), the songs of a few of them are unmistakenly spring/summer specific. |
No more reading at all, very little music listening. Some tv watching, of course. Mostly sleep and eat. And some thoughts. Life's still good.
Also no chess tournaments in sight.
|Mar-15-17|| ||moronovich: Guten tag !
Has had some stomachissues,but today is much better and will just drop a few words to emphazise I am still alive.Sunny and spring like today and a fine time to go to town and say hello to my old pal KJ.As saturday with JWH was yeat another wonderful time,but then the stomachthing...The visit to the doctor was ok...
Glad to realize your headache is going better,and what better way celebrate than your wellowned tequila;) !
Wife is still making progress and it is so good to see.
Looking forward to the next supertournament.Is it the one in Norway ?
Take care and see you around & all the best wishes.Spring included!
|Mar-16-17|| ||virginmind: Hi, well, what sort of stomach issues? And what do you use to counter them? Incidentally, I've also had some pains in my central/left abdominal side, and it's repeating lately. Although, I'm not sure it's the stomach, because as far as I know, the stomach is a bit upper, right under the ribs, and my pains were a bit lower. Took a pill and pains went away eventually. It happened while we were at a painting exhibition by the English niece of a Romanian architect and painter of noble origin (Cantacuzino), who lived in Iasi and who was imprisoned by the communists for political reasons back in the fifties. The fifties was a horrible time here - as, I suppose, in most of the other former socialist European countries.|
Not sure about the next supertournament, it may well be the one in Norway, at the beginnig of June. And right after that we will have Paris rapid tournament (part of Grand Prix). Not sure about April and May chess events...I'm pretty sure there will be some noticeable though. Just stay tuned.
Sunny day today but still rather cold. Prospect of going to Onesti tomorrow.
And a beautiful spring to you! :)
|Mar-18-17|| ||moronovich: Good afternoon !
High heaven with brigth sun and cold windy weather.Winter and spring are holding each others hand and we know who will win ;)
A fine day so far,with a very good sleep included...Thanks for asking and actually it is not my stomach,but an irritated colon that lowers the level of activity.Take some herb pills and the likes against/for it and usually it helps.The condition has improved the last couple of days, so let us see.
A big match soon comming up ! The 23th I think and after doing some checking it seems like both teams need a win so badly...Difficult to predict anything here and I dont know your team so well.But our players seem to peak for the moment,so beware ;)
I sincerely hope your part of the stomach or the colon keeps it self in the best order and that it was just a fluke you experienced the other day.
Yes the fifties were an awfull time for these countries you mentioned.Some horrible regimes dictated from Moscow with unfortunately a huge impact on the politics of today ):):):
Thanks for the tournament info.But there is the U.S.Championship comming up in about 10 days time,though likely rather late,especially for you.More ):
Hope you have had a fine and fruitfull trip to Onesti and that your will enjoy the rest of the weekend !
See you up the road.
"The music is not in the notes
but in the silence between"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
|Mar-18-17|| ||moronovich: Correction:The big clash is the 26th.
20.45 here and in Romania 21.45.
|Mar-19-17|| ||virginmind: Hi. Yup, the 26th. And the best will win, of course. No draw accepted:)|
Morose time in the past days, sometimes sunny though but mostly cloudy and temperatures are still low. Somehow spring is still shy. Even birds are a bit quiet, for now.
I'm glad you're better and had had a good sleep. In my case it could well be the colon the one which gives those signs. Gotta investigate it further if aches don't discontinue. I remember an year ago when I went to the doctor with similar symptoms and she gave me some pills (which have the desired effect) but she also advised me to make a schedule for a colonoscopy. Which, I have to confess, I really didn't feel like, as it's not the most pleasant procedure - I know because I had one inflicted, 13 years ago - so I didn't do it.
The trip to Onesti was OK, we stayed at my sister in law and also visited my father in law - he is 85 and stays in an asylum since more than an year ago, unfortunately. He has dementia and can't play chess anymore. He barely walks and scarcely speak, but is generaly lucid and present and glad when we visit him. Sister and brother in law are able to see him more often - the asylum is in a village right near Onesti.
Returned to Murakami's "1Q84", as I didn't find anything better and gladly sank in the same charm. It will probably remain an attract-reject affair :)
Hope you had a great weekend! Ciao.
|Mar-21-17|| ||moronovich: Good evening !
From the archives:
Jorgen and I always played some highrisk games and no draws between us After all it was about the being champion of the club.
This very evening I answered 1.e4 with the sicilian.He played the Rauzer and I played something ells.Made a positional error and from a higher point of view I was lost.Well, there was a black rook in the open g-file,combined with a wellplaced bishop on b7...sacked a rook on g2,with not much compensation.But,but,but:He put his king en prise !!...And I took it,in an instant.After all the game is about the king;)Jorgen looked more than puzzled and more shaken than stirred and said the only thing he could say:"Give me my king!"With a very tired and shameful expression.I didn´t know the exact rules,but also found it the only thing to do.
Needless to say that he played the rest of the game way below his usual standard and needless to mention the name of the winner ;)
Have just recovered from a nasty headache so,just this little bedtime story for you.
If you have problems with the stuff passing through the colon,which I have/had,there are some herbtablets including artichoke that are helpfull with no sideeffects whatsoever,to many people.
Sorry to hear about your fater in law ):
But it must be good that he lightens up when you visit him.
Aging is sometimes so cruel.
Wife stil making progress and the weather today was a kind of all 4 seasons having a grand rendez vous:)
Take care and see you around !
Now only 4 days to a certain football match......
|Mar-22-17|| ||virginmind: Ha ha, now that's an interesting one. If it were another piece, you had been bound to capture it with no matter what piece of yours able to do it. But the king can't be captured. On the other hand he should have made another move with his king, which would not have placed him in check. Or was it with another piece movement that left his king checked? In that case, probably he should have still moved it to another square, but I guess that any other move with that piece would have still let his king in check. What to do then? Is there another possibility to move the last piece touched, without leaving the king in check? I'd say at least a Friday puzzle :)|
Thanks for the tip regarding colon problems, but the pain stopped. I'll probably look for such pills if it starts again. And what do you take to alleviate your headaches, the usual painkillers?
Yup, 4 more days and we're gonna clash . From what I read your team is indeed in a better shape, so it's not going to be easy for us to snatch the victory ;)
Lovely weather here since yesterday, an abrupt rise in temperature, with clear sky. Great, spring is settled, even astronomically :)
See you around, and all the best to your wife!
|Mar-23-17|| ||moronovich: Good evening !
Just a short notice before the chicken and the homemade fries leaves the oven.Birds too in the early spring today with temperatures hooverinng around 14 and cafes filled with youngsters.Danes are very good to grab every little opportunity with better weather IMHO.KJ and I had a fine time after 3 weeks abscence.He is doing fine the old chap ;)
< And what do you take to alleviate your headaches, the usual painkillers?>
Yes.One paracetamol,One ibuprofen,trying to go deep into the pain,meditation style, and getting a little nap.This usually,heuresement works.------------Nothing is better than a disapeared headache,as you surely will sign,n´est pas !?
Glad you like my little story and I dont know the excact rules I guess.But I once asked an organizer/arbiter if it was possible to (under?)promote a pawn to a pawn !?:):)No it aint.It has to be an officer.------Once saw a puzzle:White to move and win in one move!!?? Solution:pg7-g8BLACK Knight,checkmate.Nothing in the rule at the time being,forbid this(Perhaps it was the 20 ties).If I was younger and more around,this could be a beergainer ;)
Glad to see it is YOUR kind of weather now.And hopefully it wont be too much.
See you around too and all the best to your wife as well !
2 days to go.Bookies say photofinish.
|Mar-25-17|| ||moronovich: Hola !
Romania-DK : 2.80 3.10 2.65.Same odds as yesterday,but our best striker Jørgensen(Feyennord) and our best substitute,the new star from Ajax are both out,which should be good news for you and your countrymen ):
JWH wasnt able to meet in town,so instead gardenwork with my wife,whos arm is getting better and better.A pleasure to witness !
That was it for now.Food for the little gardener is waiting.
It is a good day with a little more than
24 hours to go before...
And it is not too late to wish you a fine weekend.
Ciao and auf wiedersehen....
It is a good day today :)
|Mar-25-17|| ||moronovich: TheFocus: I wanted to complain about the service in the restaurant last night but I couldn't find a waiter. |
Premium Chessgames Member TheFocus: When a cowboy breaks his leg, I believe the horse should be allowed to shoot him.
|Mar-27-17|| ||virginmind: Hi <moronovich>, it turns out we're not that good at all at this sport, football. And it's been all too visible, especially in the second half of the game. The Danes were all over us, and you could very well leave Cluj with a victory.
I don't know what chances are there left for us to still qualify at the championship in Russia next year, all I know is that these are sharply decreased now.|
Last day of cold today here (hopefully), with as low as 1 degree Celsius in Iasi this morning (ouch). But they say starting tomorrow spring will simply erupt everywhere around, both thermal and vegetal level :) We'll see about that.
At least one interesting chess tournament of note, the one in China. Maybe more will come about, with even more interesting players.
I'm rather fine. Wish you both have a happy time.
|Mar-27-17|| ||moronovich: Good Noon!
But you were good enough to get a draw,which was a pretty fair result after the games course,though the danes finished on a high note.Sometimes football is like chess:It is all about grabbing the opportunities and no wonder that those who keep their heads cool abd can score the crucial goals are the best paid...We will have a return match,sometime in the autum I guess !
Rather fine here too and going to town to see if it´s possible to recreate those magic moments with JWH.You are not supposed to bathe,swim in the same rive twice,but still.
Spring is all over here and dont you think it is the same wawe that is hitting you tomorrow ?
And thanks and yes:We had a fine weekend with(compared to our capabilties;)a lot of gardening which gives a good conscience and perhaps a better sleep:)
That was all.Please take care and I send you all my best wishes,brought with
the eternal song of the blackbird !
See you around.
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