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|Jul-12-17|| ||moronovich: Hi <virginmind> !|
Good new from the hospital !! the pictures were fine,so that it is a delight to share this very moment with you ! What a relief...
And I see your uncle is a man of good taste :)And nice to hear you also find delight in recognizing the places in France you have visited.Like I have just been through the last days.The (big)region around Geneve used to be almsot my backgarden from 76 to 91.
We also have the danish rider Fuglsang who is not without chance for winning the whole race!Everyone here awaits the mountainstage tomorrow.And on Friday too.(Fuglsang crashed today,and we pray it is nothing seriuosly).
So tonight we shall go and have some fish in a nearby restaurant and kind of celebrate and on this high note I beg you auf wiedersehen with all the best wishes.
Take care and see you around.
<She managed to buy a second hand cello from a specialised shop in Iasi, just to have it at hand while on European long trips. Didn't have the chance to listen to her playing live though, and it was just my fault.>
Who is/was she ?
Speaking of Geneva.Do you follow the chess from there ?
|Jul-12-17|| ||virginmind: Hello, great news indeed, and I'm very glad for you! I'm sure you'll have a good time with your friends celebrating this relief.
OK I'll follow tomorrow too some of TDF, especially that it's a mountain route. Good luck to your countryman!|
"She" is the wife of my cousin, and daughter in law of my uncle, and they (she and my cousin) live in the US since quite some time (she's American) and she plays cello in an orchestra near San Francisco.
I don't follow much (if at all, lately) Geneva, maybe tomorrow a bit. I've watched yesterday Halep missing the chance to become no. 1 WTA, maybe some other time...
And a thunderstorm halted today the period of hot weather and supposedly tomorrow too. We plan to go on a 4 days trip in the mountains this Saturday and we'll stay in Brasov. Some rain is predicted for at least two of those days, but hopefully this will prove one wrong prediction :)
Good bye and bravo again for the good news!
|Jul-13-17|| ||moronovich: Hi again
´<virginmind: Hello, great news indeed, and I'm very glad for you!>
Thanks for your kind words!So yes a day of celebration yesterday.Almost never had a meal tasted so good :) Now I only need to coop with the wokers who will be here around the 7th august(and 3-4 weeks ahead),and heuresement I have KJ´s appartment in the backhand,but it gonna be difficult for the old dizzy man to travel that distance (Almost 20x2 km)every day and make it fit with the difficult stomach.So if I lay low,post/chatwise, in that period you know by now.But I hope to use the good news from yesterday to find that extra courage it will take and think I´ll manage.
Unfortunately we lost Fuglsang in TDF today,as you lost Halep who was IMO involved in the best game of the whole tournament with Konta.Sport is a very tough bussiness,at least sometimes.As your weather sounds with thundestorm ?...and perhaps rain in the mountains.But otherwise it sounds like a wonderfull thing that you have a four days trip a head of you.I hope you will have a fine tour and that the weather will behave.I´ll personally phone the big man above.Often the number works ;)
wife is celebrating the start of her summer vacancy with a nap and afterwards she will make:
Put olive oil on the pan
and shrimps,plus lemon squized by hand
let it cook 4-7 minuttes
serve it with pasta(good qualite),eventually topped with parmesan.
This was my little weekendgift to you.
It is so simple and so gooood.
See you around ! And say hello to Maria,svp.
|Jul-19-17|| ||virginmind: Hello, hope all is well. We're back from a 5 days trip to Brasov-Sibiu and other places, great weather all along (thank you for the phone call you've mentioned!) and we've visited a lot of fine places (like the Bran castle near Brasov).|
I'll cross fingers so that the whole experience with the renovation of your house will be as smooth as possible and that you will not get too tired/nervous or other unexpected thing. Good luck!
And thank you for that weekend gift, it really tasted great! :) Oh, and I did watch TDF from time to time these days.
Only one chess games played over the net in the past 5-6 days, I don't remember the outcome. A bit tired at the moment after a long drive, but it will go away by tomorrow.
All the best and see you soon - and hugs to Hannah.
|Jul-20-17|| ||moronovich: Hi And good to hear from you again´!
Here the summer is still halfway on hold,and as you know it suits me well.Actually I have been extremely lucky.
Nice to have wife here and we enjoy her vacation and hopefully, next week will go for some small local trips.But for now the summer has been a Tour de France.A great livecoverage from danish television and though it is bussiness as usual with Froome winning it all,it has been a highly interesting and amusing race IMO.Not to mention that I hit the winners the last 5 races and netted around 200 euros in pure profit ! (But very nervewrecking sometimes:)
I hope you have regained your better energy level after your grand tour ?
And it is satisfiing to hear,that our friend in high places did answer the phone call ;).But did you really try our recipe with the shrimps ?
About the renovation I promise to do my best...Will need a couple of phone calls ;)
Also hugs from Hannah who is snoozing before I´ll serve,yes, have a guess !!...
Hope you are doing fine and send you all my best wishes.
På gensyn !
|Jul-26-17|| ||virginmind: My dear <moronovich> did you notice there's a very interesting chess tournament going on in Helsingor? Did you get the chance to attend it, or too busy with supervising the house renovation?|
In the mean time nothing worth mentioning has happened here, some chess game now and then, a bit of job work, quite hot outside, to the point of unpleasantness during noon time. Today was somewhat beter though. Of course there's Biel taking place and Dortmund just finished on an unexpected note, game result-wise.
Last Sunday we went to the wedding of a close friend of Maria and mine, she took her time for taking this step in her life, as she's been friend/engaged with the broom since some 12 years and kept postponing the happy decision. I only attended the religious ceremony, and chose to skip the restaurant part - Maria went alone, but she felt OK as there were several close friends of us at the party.
My level of energy has indeed improved during and after the short trip in the mountain area, thank you and it seems that something in the air either of Iasi, or of my apartment, proves not quite beneficial to my health. It may be just a temporary impression, but maybe not. Time will tell. The thing is, I really feel better each time I leave Iasi for a few days.
Hugs to you both and I wish you strength in successfully continuing the house related activities.
|Jul-26-17|| ||whiteshark: <a very interesting chess tournament going on in Helsingor> I thought about playing it, but the entry fee alone exceeds the anual chessgames premium membership cost fivefold :( http://www.xtraconchessopen.dk/inde...|
|Jul-26-17|| ||moronovich: Good evening and good night <virginmind>!|
Good to hear from you again.
Had another magic day with JWH and it is always with great comfort to realize that we still have so much to share!
And did I tell you that the final test at the hospital said that everything was/is fine !? It is and I feel imensely relieved.Watch out life,here I come ! ;)
Besides from the working thing lurking in the horizon,I am enjoying the time with wifes vacation with a lot of warmth and togetherness and care.But have´nt really got into the chess world,be it Dortmund,Biel and/or Elsinore.But it is with a kind of pride and pleasure I notice that the place of birth and upbringing is host for one of the biggest opens in Europe !
<My level of energy has indeed improved during and after the short trip in the mountain area> So glad to hear,but I understand that you are curious wheter,there is a kind of practical morale/conclusion in there !?
Perhaps just to leave Iasi a few times more,if posssible....sometimes we humans are more psychosomatic than we realize...
And btw:I dont live near Elsinore,which is a long time ago,but I am situated near Århus which is the
second biggest city in DK (app.300.000 inhabitants).
<Hugs to you both and I wish you strength in successfully continuing the house related activities.>
Thanks a lot and the same to you !
And how a bout your head(ache).It´s been along time sice you mentioned it,so,so far I take it as a good sign!
|Jul-26-17|| ||moronovich: Good evening <whiteshark> !|
Thanks for droppping by.I think we both go long way back here on CG,nicht wahr !?
And yes,the fee at Elsinore is a bit expensive.But if it is possible to go,I guess that for many it is a kind of chess heaven to be with so many fellow flyers.And that such a cost is always a personal cost/benefit decission.
I haven´t played rated tournaments since 1985,but have some wonderfull memories from e.g."Politiken Cup" which is the mother of "Extracon" which it is named now.
One time I ganged with IM Bednarski and
GM Csom versus a certain Vassily Smyslov in the post mortem.And I tell you:I have never seen anything like him.
(And have analyzed with many IM´s and GM´s).He was litterally spewing variations out like a machine gun.From the white side of a sicilian.Sacking his knights on f5 and d5 on almost any occasion.Talking/lecturing with same speed as we know a certain Vladimir Kramnik does.
All the great ones know their tactics.
So all the best wishes to you,and feel free to drop by any time you like.
|Jul-28-17|| ||moronovich: Hi dear <virginmind> !|
There is a post for you from the 26th of July.
A fine day today,it is.Weather is just right and so far the old body cooperates
very well.May have a look into the Extraconchess Tournament.Which becomes more and more popular and when situated in Elsinore it can not go wrong ;).( I have a little story about my heydays you can read about in the post to whiteshark)
On monday the workers will start in our section and one week later they will go hardcore with the roofs.Shivering in my pants with the bare thought,but at the same time trying not to create problems that may not not occur.
That was about it.We may go and have a cup of coffee at the seaside.
Hope all is well and send you and Maria
many hugs !
(Saw 35 degrees in Bukarest the other day.Is it so in Iasi ? )
|Jul-29-17|| ||WinKing: Hi moronovich,
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|Jul-30-17|| ||virginmind: Ah, so this is the former Politiken Cup, of course I knew about it - strong and traditional Danish tournament. And yes, I did forget that you actually don't live (anymore) near Elsinore, but close to Aarhus (about the same population as Iasi, by the way).|
Very good news you're bringing with the final report concerning your health, a good reason to boost your morale over this period od house renovation too, I guess.
Morose weather went away yesterday, I don't know about 35 degrees in Bucharest, but here there were far from it, and generaly all over the country rains and strong winds swept away. Our city was somewhat dodged by storms though. And now hot temperatures are to return, we're supposed to take care.
My parents and sister leave Iasi tomorrow for a trip to the mountains, while we'll remain here as Maria has to go to work and me too.
I did read that you've met and analised (against) with Smyslov, huge player indeed and I think he used to play the piano quite well too.
I didn't mention headaches because they occur more or less on a daily basis, so nothing new there:) Of course, now and then they do spare me a day or two...
So good luck again with the house works, hugs to Hannah and lets not forget that we have another big one at the horizon getting close:Sinquefield Cup. And I think I was wrong about Kasparov participating in it, looks like he's due for the other big American chess event in St. Louis later this year (and only in rapid/blitz).
|Aug-01-17|| ||moronovich: Good evening !
wife is out,talking with an old friend whos husbond is suffering from dementia and I am here at Biel enjoying the masterclasses e.g. from a worldclass player like Morozevich.Almost a namesake ;).Have always favoured his style.
<Very good news you're bringing with the final report concerning your health, a good reason to boost your morale over this period od house renovation too, I guess.>
Thank you and that was what I tried today were it all started and so far I have done well,but it will be worse.But I will try to find the best angels.(While proofeeding I see a doubleedged word,but it was not initiallly intended)
Foolish bookmakers today in DK.Wanted to play Moro and Hou to win,but no Hou on the menu...........but life is fine and that is what matters.
Hope you will have as many headache free days as possible.---Will phone our upstairboss.He is a good listener.
And last time he brought you good weather !.
And what about your first workingweek(I suppose)after the holidays !?
Hannah and yours truly have enjoyed our small trips to the seaside with tapas and cakes and stuff like that.
And the weather has been precisely to my need.Miracously...Or friends in high places ?
Send you all my best wishes and try to get a healthy sleep before the workers arrive tomorrov.
|Aug-07-17|| ||virginmind: Hello, how the works are going? Here 36 degrees (and 42 elsewhere in the country), ut I see a lot of countries are affected by extremely high temperatures, last night fortunately rain started and continued this morning, but it's still warm, looks like air coming from Sahara is sweeping the continent.|
Magnus doing what he knows, recovering with a win after a loss the day before, following another win...But I can't wait to see Kasparov in action - and it' much sooner than I thought, right after the classical segment in St. Louis.
Health is so-so but can't complain, how's yours? A bit sleepy today. Finished reading After dark by Murakami, another disappointing ending (nothing new here), right after I ended a collection of short stories oh his, Blind willow, sleeping woman - in which some, if not most of the stories were okay, a couple were gratuitous, and the last one just bad. Trying now Norwegian wood (a novel) and then maybe The elefant vanishes (short stories).
|Aug-08-17|| ||moronovich: Hello"old" chap" !
Very good to see you inda house again !
Just talked to wife over phone and she has had a good start on her workingplace after the vacation.She is in general very good to enjoy life !
And I am happy on her behalf,and not the least that the noise and turmoil from the workers(knock a lot of wood;) is not so hard as i thought and feared.A great relief,off course,and it gives a glimmer of hope that I could stand it when they start with our house in around 3 weeks time !
Sounds like a kind of nasty heatwawe you are going through,for the moment.
Hope that you will come through it without too much suffering.)Tried to phone,you know who,but he/she may be busy ellswere on this planet.Must be a hard job....
In St. Luis the guys are ,hopefully,ready for a big fight tonight.Or:They shoul be,as for some it is the last chance if they want to catch the train.Entertaining it is has been till now.
Strange course Magnus has taken so far.
Seemingly a beauty vs Karjakin,followed
by a strange loss to Vachier The Great and then So,seemingly squandering a promising position in no time !?...
Tonight his old customer Naka,were we may expect a longer game.
Soon the workers will go home and the best part of the day commences. Hereby
I send you all my best wishes and courage to come well throught the heat.
Auf wiedersehen !
|Aug-10-17|| ||virginmind: Did you hear about this novelist? No, I didn't, I'm not much into literature, you know...Oh? But you said that you know pretty much everything, that you can do everything...Yeah, but....That you're actually a genius who happened to play chess, not the other way around, a chess player of genius...Oh, you know that, ha ha...Yeah, do you think that now?...Heh, well you know....pretty much, yeah...Oh, I see, well, this is what we're talking about, actually, because, listen, you do agree that chess is based on logic, logical reasoning, right? Sure. OK, but still, you don't seem to provide the most logical arguments, or rather, even seem to dodge away from disputes based on logic when the subject matter are jews, and the USA government, and the world powers and New World Order and stuff...Oh really? Yeah, I mean, you've always seemed to do that. Well, I'm not so sure, how so?...Well, there's even taped evidence for that, I've seen a video clip with you where, to put it mildly, you were having a difficult time accepting a dialogue based on reason and logic when the subject matter was this stuff...jews and their behaviour...I don't think so. Well, I can prove it to you. No, look, listen, you don't prove anything, so why don't you...Oh but I can, look, you see, you're stopping any posibility of a candid dialogue...No no no...you've got it all wrong, why do you say that?...Because it's obvious, and you never...Listen, why don't we just stop here and now...Well, of course, you've just proven my point...OK...|
Und so weiter.
It was at the same time sad, and intriguing and...boring come to think of it, but also tragic because, you know, it's history, it was all about exceptional history taking place in front of my eyes, and I was only half aware of that, at times - that is, instead of being aware that I was simply being extremely lucky to be part of it, to witness directly such...you know what I mean...And above all, most of the time, it was a touch of unreality, how should I put it - I had the feeling that it can't be real because it was all too...normal, it just didn't seem out of this world, as I somehow was convinced that it should. Appear.
Und so weiter.
But you know, my friend, one day all this will be just memory, in someone else's mind or words or maybe letters...can you imagine that? Can you imagine or even believe that you yourself is going to be just...words, spoken words on someone else's mouth? And actually, most of the time, not even spoken, just thoughts, memories, mind images...and even those scarcer week by week and year after year...really. It's simply like, you're here but you're not here, come to think of it, like one week or two years later you're not here, not anymore, so what difference does it make, if it's here or then, if you're here right now, and maybe after one month, but as the same time you may very well not be?
Sorry about that, I just wanted to inquire if the workers have been doing a good job and without much noise around...I do hope that you've managed to cope with the whole disturbance and kept it at a minimum. After all, it's just necessary repairing that had to be done and it will end sooner or later and everything will be back to normal in the house.
So today another round in St. Louis, do you think it's possible that I may be right in my prediction of Aronian to grab the whole thing? OK he's creative all right, but...what about Carlsen? And what about MVL's tremendous calculating ability? I think we're still left with some excitement and uncertainty regarding the outcome, and that's so cool...
See you around.
|Aug-10-17|| ||moronovich: Good afternoon <virginmind> !|
Sorry.Have been reading through your post several times,but I am not shure
of its meaning and essence.Are you talking about me,you,processes/life/people in general?
Or ?...The fear/or fact from not leaving enough impact/traces while we are here on this very planet.During our lifetime ?
So,please ,if you would care to elaborate.
Yes,things are heating up in St.Luis.And it is great to see the veteran Vishy doing so well!Well,I actually bet on him (combined with Aronian)and made a nice profit,and hopefullt the young lad on the petrolstation did too.He was also a chessplayer and it was nice to share with someone from the young generation.
The workers have been doing hefty excersises on the neighbours house today and I am glad they soon are done for today and more glad that I could stand it ,so far.
Take care and enjoy St.Luis(though almost unfair it starts so early in Romania).
See you up the road.
(And expression I took from Springsteen).
|Aug-10-17|| ||moronovich: <do you think it's possible that I may be right in my prediction of Aronian to grab the whole thing?>|
Yes,he has IMO excellent chances,also vs Svidler tonight.And is is a good call on your behalf,if he suceeds.
|Aug-10-17|| ||virginmind: Ha ha, sorry for keeping you puzzled, the first paragraphs were just fragments from a would-be novel of mine about someone having the chance to meet and talk to Fischer for some 3/4 hour in Iceland in August 10 2007, and his thoughts thereafter, the whole ensuing being open, that is, not even me being aware of what will go on...|
|Aug-10-17|| ||moronovich: Thanks for clarifying !
And feel welcome to tell more about your story,if you like.
And now to St.Luis.Right after my wifes baked potatoes :)
The more I listen to Maurice Ashley,themore i like him and his way of communicating,his voice and use of language included.(Yasser and Jenny too).
|Aug-11-17|| ||virginmind: So may have a problem with his 4 losses, but I don't think he deserves the treatment some of the kibitzers here put on him just because of the attitude of some of his followers.|
Yeah, the commentators in St. Louis are doing a fine job.
|Aug-11-17|| ||moronovich: Good morning !
<virginmind: So may have a problem with his 4 losses, but I don't think he deserves the treatment some of the kibitzers here put on him just because of the attitude of some of his followers.>
Agreed! I feel sorry for the very honest and sympathetic So.But perhaps
it has always been like this,since the times of dawn:Some monkeys follow their leader---just untill the leader shows sign of weaknes(ses).
I love your sentence in your bio:Love me,when I least deserve it.
And what a final that awaits us tonight!
Can hardly wait.Something is bound to happen and our hero Aronian may well regret that he did not try(the extremely)the hairy complications vs Svidler.
Just listening to "Pochahontas" with Neil
Young.Memories go back to the indian explorer Stig who once told me he participated in forbidden/ secret ceremonies with a certain tribe in N.A.
With paricipation ofe.g. Marlon Brando and Buffy Sainte Marie.It is all in that song with N.Y.
Question:If you should tailormade the next 2 years(to your personal wish)and could only pick 4 months,instead of the
usuaul 12,which ones should it be !?
(I´ll tell you my pick later).
That was it my dear.With once again the best wishes for the upcomming weekend!
Au revoir and hugs to Maria.
|Aug-16-17|| ||virginmind: Well what can I say, <moronovich>? Watching Kasparov play is a delight, with his well known mimics. And his confessed fear of losing the night sleep because of a certain move from his lost game against Nepo...albeit tongue in cheek, mostly :) Of course, he was participating in some exhibition matches from time to time in the past years, but an official event should add some drama to the show...I've always said we're being spoiled, and here's another proof :)|
The trip near the mountains proved beneficial, although I didn't feel quite well for the most part, blaming a sort of cold. It's always fine to change the air though. My in-laws were left to the baptise of a nephew, so we had the apartment all for ourselves. Of course, we visited other relatives too, and also stayed 3 hours in the beautiful resort of Slanic Moldova - just to feel the incredible air there (not that I felt much difference though, for this time, given my temporary lungs condition). Oh, and the weather was awesome!
As to your question, I'd pick the period May 15 to Sept. 15 - shouldn't come as a surprise...:)
Hugs returned from us to Hannah and you.
|Aug-16-17|| ||moronovich: Good evening !
And hugs to you both,from Hannah(And me)! And btw,we are having a new neigbour as the former one died a while ago.He was 94 and left on a very good note with good memories left to his many neighbours.The new one is a Maria!;)
Spoking of age : The return of Kaspy is very interesting and I feel his tenseness at the board,which reminds me of the time as a second.I really,really hope he will do well. Hope and breathe every move he makes and pray to, he will put up a fine performance.So far it has been so so.Slight opening advance and then burning a lot of time and then a draw.Looking forward to the continuation.And pray again ;)
Chicken is in the oven and wife on the couch after a busy day were I once again could cope with the workers,but it gonna be tougher as mentioned.More praying.Still the same phonenumber...
Otherwise things are fine and have had a couple of visits to town with some of these magic moments.August is one of my favourites and for the experiment I would pick : February,May,August,September(in close contention with October).---Should be a little of everything.February is off course filled with snow,as in the potscards ;) And no :Your choice(s) dont came as a surprise.
Good to hear your trip to the mountains was beneficial and that the mountain air was good for you.And hopefully your cold has vanished!?
Now I´ll google Slanic Moldova to look
for my self...
Meet you in St. Luis !
All the best.
|Aug-16-17|| ||moronovich: Quite a marwellous place,Slanic.
I love mountains with small rivers running too.And especially in citys.Like e.g. Geneva.
So refreshing to mind and body.
30 minuttes to St.Luis.
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