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Elo 2316 .
"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 didn´t show up, it would be fine anyway. Full Member
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   Sep-21-18 moronovich chessforum
moronovich: Good evening <virginmind> ! Sorry for being late,but have been laying low due to an irritated tooth. Autum is here and it is nice,also with sunshine in between.Time is flying but also in its own interesting way.Tomorrow another olypiad is starting and it gonna be funn to se
   Aug-31-18 morfishine chessforum (replies)
moronovich: Happy travelling <morf> ! Looking forward to see you back again :)
   Aug-28-18 Bureaucrat chessforum (replies)
moronovich: <Jepp. Han ser syner og kaller det innsikt og fakta.> Og det påminner mig om en reklame for Burger King jeg så engang i firserne,hvor de påstod at burgeren var mega-mega stor,hvilket den ikke var,men de havde fundet en mandlig model med et meget meget smalt ansigt i stedet ...
   Aug-28-18 Count Wedgemore chessforum (replies)
moronovich: Hi <morfishine> and <Count Wedgemore> ! I am very pleased that you both liked the Waterboys.And I didn´t know about them either till around 5 years ago.But they are very easy to like,if I should use one expression.The asmosphere has a smell from the ocean,some ...
   Aug-28-18 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
moronovich: Thanks,once again,for hosting <lostemperor> ! And congratulations to all the winners.
   Aug-26-18 Caruana vs Anand, 2018 (replies)
moronovich: I think someone asked yesterday if 1.f4 was plyed at the highest level.Grischuk has just done it today.Vs Wesley So.
   Aug-26-18 6th Sinquefield Cup (2018) (replies)
moronovich: <So <Count Wedgemore> maybe your next game collection could be the best drawn chess games of all time ;0] > This is actually a good idea <Jambow> ! As also our dear <Count> pointed out:if only we could make the broader audience appreciate the value of a ...
   Aug-26-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
moronovich: Yes,nice post <Yanis>.
   Aug-25-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
moronovich: <whiteshark: <I once sat next to IM Bednarski who spent 59 minutes for his first move….> So obviously you have survived his circumambient nicotine smoke cloud...> As long as my rollator works ;) But yes,your memory is working fine.He was a heavy smoker.I guess it ...
   Aug-24-18 Grischuk vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
moronovich: Wow,we are at move 13 and the board is on fire !
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  moronovich: Thanks <ketchuplover>,but I dont know what you mean...
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  morfishine: <mornonovich> Are there some unique foods/recipes from Denmark you'd like to share? I worked in the French restaurant at Epcot so have some exposure to french food; I also had a German girlfriend for awhile so was familiar with some German dishes. Is food from Denmark heavy like German food? Or more flavorful (but rich) like French food? Is it like Belgium food? Is there a specific food unique only to Denmark? Thanks, morf
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  moronovich: Hi <morf> !

Here is our favourite fish dish (kind of:)

(Food)pancakes in the oven-around 15 min

Meanwhile you have covered the pan(just a little olive oil-app 1 spoonfull)with tiny chopped carottes(2-3,medium size) 7-8 min later:add chopped leek(s) 1-1½ medium size).5 min before they are done add shrimps(it is ok they are from the fridge)around 250-300 gr.and finally suply with chopped,not too crunchy,nor too fine,almonds together with cayenne(not too hot;) and some spice called "Garlic Peber" which is a mixture and the brand is called "Santa Maria".You add the ingredient to the pan on heat below par in these 15 min it takes the pancakes in the oven(remember to wrap them in silver paper(is it called tin foil!?). p.s.: the leeks are cut in slices about 2-3 mm,measured from above.

Serve this deliciuos mixture rolled in the pancakes ,et voila!

This is my own invention which doesnt make the eating experience less delightfull !

Danish kitchen is traditionally a little heavier than french and italian.

But also we are strongly influenced by other cultures these years.

Bonne appetite et au revoir .

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  morfishine: Thanks <moronovich>! I have all the raw spices. One question about the pancakes, Are these actual pancakes or more like soft tortilla shells?
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  moronovich: You are welcome <morf> !

They are actual pancakes(can be bought in a mall,dont have to be homemade),but not those for desert. And I forgot to mention,that the recipe is for 2 persons and will give around 6 pancakes,medium size. Tortilla shells(pancake style)can also be used,but are not so refined in their taste.

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  morfishine: Thanks, got it, I am planning on using the <Count>'s recipe for cod fish and your fish pancake's this weekend, I can hardly wait!
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  moronovich: Hi <virginmind >!

Thanks for your response so now we are not lost ! I´ll respond in a short time,at least just to see if it works out !? And interesting to see if the recipe works too!? At least it is our favourite,but you also know that wife and I eat everytning thah comes from the ocean …..I´ send her your hugs,and last time I mentioned it she send some in return.

Yeah Carlsen is a little devil on the 64 squares,who can grind out wine,whiskey or water from a stone.Actualle his game vs Karjakin reminded me of the same kind of exchangesac that Karjakin made vs Caruana at the Candidates !?

All is well here and I do my best to celebrate the everyday life.

Take care and see you down or up the road !


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  morfishine: BTW: <moronovich> Very impressive, ELO 2316

I keep trying to break out above 2000

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  moronovich: <morfishine: BTW: <moronovich> Very impressive, ELO 2316 I keep trying to break out above 2000>

Thanks <morf> ! I also made an IM norm,but at that time I found interest in something of greater value to me.And I also found the chess communite to be too nerdy and the like. But please let me know if I can be of any inspiration on your chess jorney.

As I am also impressed by your rating,especially in light of your age.

Only a few people make real progress after a certain age.

Very curious about the pancake experiment :)

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  morfishine: <moronovich> I want to extend my heartiest congratulations on your IM norm! That is a real and notable achievement!

My "chess journey" has been broken up over time. I only seriously bought books in an effort to improve when I first became addicted to chess when I was 23 years old (36 years ago), so I'm a late starter. I only drifted back to chess about 9 years ago (when I was 50) and with the help of <Patriot> began organized, disciplined "training" on a daily basis. My rating moved up 200+ points but plateaued a couple of years ago below 2000. I decided I just didn't want to train all the time, so I have fun playing Chess960 over at I love 960!

I will let you know how the pancakes turn out, I'm sure they will be excellent this weekend!

best, morf

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  morfishine: <moronovich> I had to postpone the seafood pancakes this past weekend at the last minute, but I'm all set to go this upcoming weekend, all the ingredients are bought and ready!
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  moronovich: <morfishine>Just take all the time in the world you need.but I am rather curious how it turns out and glad you liked the Counts fishsoup.

In the meantime I can recommend "This is the Sea" with the Waterboys-while we are waiting for the exciting finish tonight in St.Luis!

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  morfishine: <moronovich> Thanks for the musical recommendation....I too am looking forward to the finish in St. Louis, mainly because I've been hammered the past two rounds: I'm a bit "gun shy" now lol

I can hardly wait to roll up those pancakes, my daughter too, we love stuff like this!

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  Count Wedgemore: <moronovich> I saw your music recommendation and now I've played Waterboys-This Is The Sea on a high volume while making a little something in the kitchen. I found the full album on Youtube. Great recommendation!

For some reason, the Waterboys have always gone a bit under my radar. I've never listened much to them, although they've been played quite a bit on radio here over the years. But I liked it, especially 'The Whole of the Moon'.

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  moronovich: Hi <morf> ! It really gonna be interesting with this pancake story !? And I hope you will catch up with the Count tonight and stop the bleeding.I am seemingly out of it.Counting too much on the streak of draws would be broken ):

And hi to you <Count Wedgemore> !

I am really pleased you also liked the waterboys.They also went under my radar untill one day with a good friend on a irish pub.Et voila !It was at first listening kind of a friend for life.

Tonight cod packed in roasted rice with mashed potatoes and hopefully spanking to Carlsen or Nakamura (13:1), Grischuk,MVL and no draw in the So-Caruana game.

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  morfishine: Thanks <moronovich> for This is the Sea" with the Waterboys

I loved it and its a great introduction for a group I have not heard of, Much appreciated!

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  moronovich: Good evening <virginmind> !

It has beeen a good day today.Started with a headache but happened to cure it by myself,sleeping it away in pure baby style !Think you know what I mean..And at brunchtime around 10.30 I saw the conclusion on the Carlsen Nakamuragame in a kind of liveexperince,not knowing the result beforehand.Had money on Aronian and Carlsen combined so it was a real cliffhanger ;)

And thank you very much for your mail,which was well recieved and kind of "funny" to communicate this way after all the months in CG style.Thanks for your greetings and also from Hannah back to you. I hope your weather will behave in a more trditionally and pleasant way.. Here it is more normal and I would describe it as a mixture of late summer and early autum.Something which suits me fine,but you know ;)

And about St Louis ? Did you follow it and have any comments !? I am still amazed how good the commentators are : Jenny,Maurice and Yasser.Great company and a most natural way to still learn more about chess. And the closer we get to November,the more even the two contestants seem to be matched.It may be an epic battle we have ahead.

That was it,and I send you all my best wishes and for good health as well.

Au revoir et bonne route!

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  morfishine: Hey <moronovich> Those fish-shrimp pancakes were fantastic! My wife and daughter loved'm!

I had to use the frozen breakfast kind (didn't want to make scratch pancakes today - too busy with job interview). I just thawed them out, them "mashed'm" with a large metal spoon, this forced the air pockets out. Then, they became more malleable

I had sautee'd shrimp with carrots and sweet onions in butter and spread the mixture over each pancake. Since I had mashed them flat, these were now easy to roll over and seal with no problem

I baked them a little longer than you said, about 25 minutes @ 350F, but this firmed them up perfectly. They were terrific! All 12 of them are long gone lol!

Sep-01-18  virginmind: Hi <moronovich>, well, mine never seemed to cure themselves 'baby style', on the contrary, if I didn't take the pills before going to sleep, when I woke up the ache was bigger and required more pills and took longer to go away. We're different, can't help it :)

Haven't got the chance to try that pancake recipe, but looking forward to. Wife's, again, at Onesti, alone and I preferred just to watch Flushing Meadows at home - regardless of Halep being eliminated in the first round. Some chess here and there and it all made up for a smooth ending of summer. Speaking of which, august was whole month without any rain, following a July with rain pouring each day (and night). Wonder what September has in its bag for us...

Yup, Saint Louis was pretty cool, as usual. I remember back in august 1994, when I flewn from an over torid&humid Washington DC, en route to Champaign, Illinois, we had to change planes in Saint Louis (we took a very small one) but only got to see that big arch from far away. And I got the first hint of how vast the US is, and how this influences the weather, when we landed in Champaign and got out of the plain, I was struck by a very dry and cold air (at least in comparison with 99 F and 98% humidity back in Washington DC) - the next morning it was 6 degrees Celsius in the morningthere, wow! Maybe only such huge variations in temperature and humidity, coupled with a vast (rather flat) teritory, offer conditions for extreme phenomenons to occur - like tornadoes.

For now life is great here, health...can't complain, and I'm about to start preparing some baggage for the Budapest campaign, to take off in a few days.

Take care.

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  moronovich: Good evening <virginmind> !

St Louis finished on a high note.3 joint winners is not bad :)And now we only have 10 weeks till the start of the big match and I can hardly wait...Quite even they look beforehand-at least on paper-and I have money on a tie,were 5:1 is a good bargain IMO.

Seems like good memories you have from St Louis !?...And let os not forget the champions showdown,fischer random from 11 to the 14th with the old master himself! (There is b.t.w a very funny clip on you tube were Kasparov plays his first bughouse:)A must see...

No,unfortunately you can not go baby style with your headache.But I wish I could send you some magic stuff.Is your headache related to your MS ?

Curious to see if/when the new staff innfluences CG.As for now it is a bit ghost town like IMO.

Here things are ok and I enjoy the daily routines those days were the old body cooperates.Had some nice times with my friends last week and the comming of the autum is also apreciated.Weather is fine for now and we have it the classic way: a mixture of clouds,sun,wind and rain.Fortunately light years away from this extremely dry and sunny summer. Hopefully the weather in September at your place also will stay away from the extremes.

And you have some plans for Budapest,nést pas !?

That was all,take care my friend and see you down or up the road!

Sep-09-18  virginmind: Hi, we're in Budapest since Sept. 5 and everthing's great, weather included! Budapest is a beautiful capital, it has a lot to offer and we spent many hours strolling around. Somptuous buildings, statues and paintings, the Chain bridge over Danube which is close to our apartment, parks and thermal baths, all make for a memorable holiday...

I was watching a bit Flushing meadows and of course will look out for the Fischerandom contest.

I don't think my headaches are related to SM, althogh both the dentist and the ORL doctors said that I should check with the neurologist. But I don't want to go to her, because I know what she'd say, she would tell me to enroll in the program with interferon treatment- which I have no intention to, at least not for now.

All the best to you and Hannah and see you around.

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  moronovich: Hi!

You guys are really good at travelling! And it is a delight to read your reports.

Flushing meadows was great,and when they play their best,nothing beats a tight five setter in tennis IMO.

Greetings from Hannah as well,who is busy but like her job very much.Good colleaques and good food :)And btw what is Marias profession,if I may ask !? Sorry if I has asked before…

I am fighting a tooth,which may be iflamiated,and hence the dentist must take it out if it continues):Otherwise I am enjoyeing life,inside my bounderaies,amd looking forward to see the countdown in St Louis tonight.Remember !

Weather is still pendling between autum and late summer and still a strikiking difference in nature,compared to the very long and sunny sommer which now is definately over.

Soon I´ll make our homemade rösti recipe and let me know if you mak those pancakes ;)

That was it for now and again I send you both my best wishes and looking forward to hear from you again.

Au revoir!

Sep-15-18  virginmind: Hi! Back home, and it was all so great! We stopped for a night in Timisoara, on the western side of Romania. Incredible fine weather continues all along. Such a long summer! Fabulous trip.

And what do you think of Parham (new world junior champion)? Could he prove to be the future contender for the Crown? Time will tell, who knows how soon. Anyway, there seem to be a storm of astonishing talents in the past years - such good news.

Have a fine weekend, my friend!

Sep-18-18  virginmind: Sorry, I've missed that: Maria is an engineer as profession, and in the past years she has been working in an office for international projects.
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  moronovich: Good evening <virginmind> !

Sorry for being late,but have been laying low due to an irritated tooth.

Autum is here and it is nice,also with sunshine in between.Time is flying but also in its own interesting way.Tomorrow another olypiad is starting and it gonna be funn to se all the teams competing.

And you asked about Parham,and I definately think he has solid top10 poetential.working 10-20 hours aday on chess!?Holy cow-could be an overdose in the long run, gonna be interesting to follow him and invitations are to come.But Keymer is my best bet for the future if I had to pick one.There is someting about this young man...

So Maria is working on internatioanl projects!? Sounds very interesting and good for the social health I suppose..

Madam and yours truly are off to get some pizzas at the local,but I want to wish you both the very best for the weekend!

See you up the road!

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