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|Jul-01-16|| ||virginmind: No plans for the weekend as wife left for Onesti this morning and returns on Sunday. I visited ORL doctor today, not quite happy with her overall behaviour, scheduled for a hearing test over a week and that's about it. Decided to finally go to the doctor as I got daily headaches lately.|
Only watched the first half last night (sleepy) and found out the result this morning. Tonight I hope Belgium will make it further.
Many happy returns of the day for your wife! I hope you'll have a nice celebration. All the best to you two!
And thank you, I will send your hello to mine :)
|Jul-02-16|| ||virginmind: Wow! Easily the best match so far at the euros! Bravo Wales! Who would have thought? How about a final Iceland-Wales, eh? :)|
|Jul-02-16|| ||moronovich: <virginmind: Wow! Easily the best match so far at the euros! Bravo Wales! Who would have thought? How about a final Iceland-Wales, eh? :)>|
Yeah wow ! Agreed,the best match so far.And Wales were surprisingly good.I for one didŽnt se that one comming :)A shame they have to cope without Ramsey who has had two yellow cards.But so far they are the champions in their homecountry and no pressure furtheron.They will have a decent chance vs Portugal.
Thanks fro the birthdaywishes for my wife!And if everything will be in order we will enjoy a visit to the town and perhaps with diner and then the grand finale tonight.Which could be the moral finale,but that expression
would not be fair to our new friends from Wales and Iceland ;)
Sorry to hear about your daily headaches.That must be tough...
I sincerely hope you will find the cause(s)/cure!And that you will ahve the right doctor...
If you drink "light" products,such as e.g. coca cola it can cause headache(s).I dropped my behavior,and it most likely helped ! which I am off course very gratefull for.
So all the best and see you around and may you enjoy your weekend on your own.
Any ideas about tonights game ? I think they are very even matched and a draw may be the best bet.
|Jul-03-16|| ||virginmind: I don't drink coca-cola and the like. So far I'm allright, no headache yesterday, for a change.|
Last night match was a bit as expected from two pragmatic teams, not spectacular - but they gave us thrills at the penalty shots instead. I think Germany deserved to win overall as the more solid team. But the goal they received...what was that guy doing with his hands so high up in the air, asking for a handball offence?
Anyway, tonight we have the big surprise match and I really don't know what to say, normaly France should win but...just think about the reaction if they would lose - it would make this championship one to remember for ages! :) And why not, as the last Scandinavian(or rather nordic?) team standing in the euros and fighting their way up, why not, let's cheer for them a little :) I want that Wales-Iceland final! :)
|Jul-03-16|| ||moronovich: What a thriller yesterday !And a pitty we had to say goodbye to the passionate italians,though nothing can be said against the german victory.|
And yes tonights match may show some very nervous french players who are splendid technicians, but are not yet acting like a team.As quite the opposite can be said about the icelandic squad(HUH!)I really cheeere for the underdogs and want their adventure to continue.Also keeping the hopes for the final Wales-Iceland alive,as you mentioned.
Good to hear your head is doing fine today ! and here not much to say,so IŽll let the players talk in 2 hours time;)
Take care and all the best !
|Jul-07-16|| ||virginmind: So we didn't have a final Iceland-Wales after all. Not this year :) Well, truth be told, Wales didn't impress much yesterday. And Ronaldo's goal was nice.|
It's shaping up a cruel fight tonight, France-Germany, can't wait. No idea whom to root for, though. Oh, and Dortmund starts on Saturday, featuring Kramnik, Caruana, Lagrave and...Nisipeanu, among others. Of course, he plays for Germany. Don't think he ever crossed swords with the Russian.
Weather's fine and all well so far in this part of the world. Going to the wedding of my niece this Saturday (or how do you call the daughter of my cousin? I suppose it's still niece to me, right?)
|Jul-08-16|| ||moronovich: OMG it is raining and raining today-but quite charming too.Providing it stops again :)So for those who like a classic summer with sunshine and all that jazz,it is really bad weather...but in a weeks time it should be clar sky and higher temperatures €|
Yes,no Iceland-Wales final this time.(The odds around our last talk would have been around 1:150).But refreshing as always to see the minor nations have a say in the big picture.
Had good money on France yesterday which saved my euro,gamblingwise.A welldeserved win and likely the hosts will win it all.Unless a certain CR7 will hit big time...:)
Hope everything is fine at your place!?And any plans for the weekend ?
I am going to see "good old" JWH if body permits and on sunday we will watch the grabd final with 2 former neighbours.Not bad plans,at all :)
Takke care and see you around !
As I wonder if I have the energy for Dortmund...football,wimbledon and TDF are heavy competition:)
|Jul-08-16|| ||moronovich: Oh,I forgot : May you all have a happy wedding !|
|Jul-10-16|| ||virginmind: Hi!
Waiting for the footbal euro final to begin, I'm watching a bit of Sparkassen. Yesterday Nisi drawn with Ponomariov and now he's facing Caruana in an equal still rather dynamic position. The video relay only shows Gustaffson commenting, apart from the live position on boards. A progress from past years when there was no videocam at all, maybe next year the Dortmund organisers (or rather those on chess24?) will treat us with an additional cam focused on the players.
Whom you're rooting for tonight? For me it's...equal prefference haha. It was a quiet weekend, thank you, and I hope you've had a good time in the company of your wife and also friends. Yesterday we've only been to the religious part of the wedding, skipping the restaurant party, and it was a nice ceremony. See you around.
|Jul-10-16|| ||moronovich: Hi !
Rooting for France who may win easily(everything is relativ:).That is what my sense and wallet says right now,2 hours to kick off.And in regards to what the french people have been through lately they may neeed the comfort a trophy will give..
Glad you liked the religious part of the wedding and I had a nice time yeterday with my good friend and today with wfe at the seaside.But all that means there were no time for Dortmund,but yesterday is a free day at TDF,sooo....
And whom do you roote for ?
All the best and see you up the road !
|Jul-11-16|| ||virginmind: So Portugal takes the trofey, good for them, they had quite a few ocasions on the second part of the game, but overall I'd say France dominated and had more ocasions for goal. Maybe it just was Portugal's time to enjoy the fruits of victory. So good bye Euro 2016, it was fun as it lasted.|
Now time for chess :) After drawing Caruana yesterday, Nisipeanu gets to play against another top gun today, Vachier Lagrave. I thought it will be their first encounter, but I just found a Berlin Wall played in Bundesliga in 2008, which Lagrave won. At the time he was rated 2632, while Nisi was 2684 (mind you, his live rating is about the same today).
|Jul-11-16|| ||moronovich: Yes it was the portuguese after a long journey of after almost a month.25:1 before the tournament started,so in that sense it was a minor upset.Amazingly that CR7 made headlines though he had to leave the pitch after a short while.Perhaps somehow his absence made the other players better !?..At least it was were the game changed and became level.|
I would have made a hefty profit if they have settled it in the penalties.
But Eder wanted it otherwise,so for the moment he is person non gratia here in the house :)
A dissappoiting event IMHO,but the fans
were(we dont count the russians here)very friendly towards the other teams and that kind of behaviour may bode well for the future.And the refeeres were excellent.
Interesting to see what your compatriot is able to achieve vs the bigger names...IŽll roote for him and he has formerly shown that he is able to make upsets.But his romantic style may make it more difficult to make results on a higher level...
Here the weather is not here not anywere.Somehow typical July in Denmark.
Usually August will make up for it.Kind of poetic justice ? ;)
Auf wiedersehen !
|Jul-12-16|| ||virginmind: Bilbao masters final starts tomorrow! Enjoy a preview of Carlsen-Karjakin clash in November...Forgot that yesterday was a free day in Dortmund, a bit early I'd say (for comparison, in Bilbao there's a single free day for 10 rounds) but nothing much we can do about it. And I guess it's already started oops, no, forgot about that hour difference for EET.|
Yes Nisipeanu displayed a romantic style at times, but probably he got more pragmatic since moving to German federation. Let's see if this will reflect in his rating. Stay tuned...
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|Jul-13-16|| ||moronovich: Hi on this sunny wednesday.Which is were the weekly trip to town takes place.A bit windy,but the temperature is hoovering around 20 which is fine.
Stomach is doing fine so it could end up as a very nice day :)And how about your headache ?|
Nisi seems to be strong so far.Pressing hard against MVL yesterday...
And Bilbao today.Were everyone waits for the Car-Kar encounter.Probably a theoratical draw !?..
Hope all is good with you and I send my best wishes.
Friday wife starts her 3 week holiday and she hopes for better weathercondition,so that we e.g. can go to the seaside.
See you around !
|Jul-13-16|| ||virginmind: Yes, he held pretty well against the elite. There's one more big gun waiting though and, again, as with MVL, I was wrong in thinking it's their first encounter: they did play to a draw in Dortmund last year - a game in which you, among others here, commented (remember when Kramnik had a winning and pretty obvious move but, inexplicably to all the comentators, he preferred something else - which led to a draw). I also remember Nisi having a long string of draws in that tournament too. Hm, I wonder if his new approach (since moving to German federation) is drawing a lot, including against the very best - not at all an easy task, but quite opposed to what you mentioned in a previous comment about his perceived style (romantic). Lets see how things will unfold this time.|
So far headaches are holding well against my will, so I might have to take a different approach. We will see about that.
Otherwise, all well and getting better by the day ;)
|Jul-14-16|| ||virginmind: Ouch, tough loss for Carlsen against Nakamura yesterday in Bilbao - hm, careless/optimistic play after no loss against him in classic time? Or the American was simply better?|
Another draw for Nisi yesterday in Dortmund and now a rest day. But we have football here, tonight the local team plays against Hajduk Split in a preliminary tour of Europa League. I will not go to the stadium as all seats are sold.
|Jul-14-16|| ||moronovich: Hi !
Dont know if Carlsen was too optimistic,but there are certain indications,but in any case it must have been a big relief for Nakamura,finally to break "the spell".So kudos to him.
Hmm,did you witness the absolutely crazy finish today in Tour de France ?
With Froome expanding his lead, while cofavourite Quintana,was trailing behind and suddenly Froome crashed into a motorbike and started running without his bike!!!???...Unbeliveable.Never seen anything like it.
So stay tuned and so long !
|Jul-17-16|| ||virginmind: Hi!
No, I haven't seen that one but I heard about it later on. Usually I don't follow bicycle tours. In the mean time, a couple of bad news in the world, in Nisa and in Turkey, a lot of people died, unfortunately. As, I suppose, in a lot of other places too, only that we hear less about them or we simply don't pay much attention. But life's equally priceless everywhere. Or it should be. RIP for all the innocent who payed with their lives the madness of this world...
I am fine and hope you too. Magnus bounced back big time, including a win against his next challenger to the world crown. Meanwhile, I'm dead last in all three sections of game prediction contest (Goldenexecutive). And Nisipeanu kept his string of draws last night in Dortmund, in a 146 move game this time against Kramnik. Oh, and congratulations Lagrave for a very fine event!
What are the news on you side? Nothing much here, apart from finishing 2 novels of Murakami, and preparing to start another one today.
|Jul-17-16|| ||moronovich: JUst deletedmy own post and dont know w
hat happened )):
So short version glad to hear you are doing fine-same here and enjoying wife is starting her 3 weeks holiday.
And yes it is a crazy and violent world we live in some times.My thoughts and feelingg are with the friends and families hit by the terror and tragedy.And perhaps the most important thing we can do now is living dayly life so fearless as possible and dont give in to those lunatics.
And could you expand on your novel work ? It sounds interesting.
So all the best in this shorter version
and stay cool too !
|Jul-17-16|| ||virginmind: Just a short notice: I've finished reading two novels by Murakami (not writing/working on them) and just began reading a third one (it's the last from the Rat cycle) - an author I very much like.
I wish your wife will fully enjoy her 3 weeks holiday.|
|Jul-19-16|| ||moronovich: Hi !
Oh,I thought YOU were the writer :)
And yes thank you,my wife enjoys her holiday very much and I should thank you for your regard.(her husbond also enjoy her condition:)We just have had a beatiful trip today.And you and your wife,any summer plans/wishes !?
Carlsen is just incredible,nést pas.
First round loss(to boot with the white pieces)and a few hours later with a solid lead,even with a draw today vs his closest rival.Karjakin certainly(seemingly)has lot of work to do before november.
Summer in the more classic sense is about to arrive.Perhaps just a short visit and a warm kiss before the autumn
sets in....No,but it sounded a little smart ;)
Take care and enjoy,with all my best wishes.
Au revoir ! Pć gensyn.
|Jul-20-16|| ||virginmind: Hi, dizziness again this morning but very tollerable. We had a couple cooler days but, like you said, warmth is about to regain its place. Heh, there was a time when I used to write novels but those days are way back. I'm about to finish A wild sheep chase and it's still a far cry from Kafka on the shore.|
Haven't followed much chess lately, only kept track of the results. I did play on playchess.com though. Such a marvelous world and time spending opportunity this hobby. I wonder who created it. I mean, there must have been a certain guy who, once upon a time, decided that this piece looks like a knight and moves in the shape of an L etc. and traced the general rules. Who was that guy? How long did he live? Did he/she have the slightest idea of the destiny of his invention? Yeah, maybe it was a she, who knows...
|Jul-20-16|| ||moronovich: <Yeah, maybe it was a she, who knows...>|
She is called Caissa :)And has seduced many good (wo)men...
And with the warmth comes the mosquitos,sometimes.A gang of 3-4 attacked me tonight and just now have I caught up with the lack of energy(1800 oŽclock).Small innocent(?)Grrr,creatures which are difficult to spot.But the attack like kamikaze pilots...
Hope your dizzyness will go away or at least being something you can live with for the moment,which it fortunately sounds like.And enerving that after 10 years in this field I canŽnot come up with something that could help you..
Same story here with chess.Perhaps when autum and winter comes it will be closer to the heart...But if/when it is almost always a lot of draws and computerlines and Carlsen winning and winning I am not so shure.We shall see.
Wife is watching a certain Bruce Springsteen tonight !
Take care so long and all the best !
|Jul-31-16|| ||moronovich: Hi <virginmind> !
Hope everything is ok with you??!
Here summer prevails and it has been nice to have the daily company of my wife and still one week to go !
Basicly all is fine here and I send you all my best wishes!
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