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|Jan-18-14|| ||achieve: Well, moro, where art thou? Been 3 days now, heh... Just a note that Timman, Good old Jan, is still able to break some eggs, in the B group, and at the moment is a healthy pawn up in a pawn rook endgame - I expect Timman to win this...|
|Jan-18-14|| ||moronovich: Still here <achieve> !|
Good to see the veteran being able to follow the yonger ones.And I also think he will bring home the bacon ;)
I am looking forward to a big clash between Denmark and Spain in handball.
Wife is at location and gave me my first little lesson anout texting before leavin with friends.
Hve you got into the spirit of Wijk/Tata ?
|Jan-18-14|| ||moronovich: A cautious forecast: Naiditsch will hold,Caruana too,Van Wely will convert
and Giri will not make any progress.
See you around,but I may be off for other duties.
Enjoy your evening !
(And if you like : Cross fingers for Denmark tonight:)
|Jan-18-14|| ||achieve: Not really like I used to.... I was focusing today on the B group, and Timman indeed brought home the bacon! Great pun from you - and van Wely blew a possibly winning position, although it was very complex tactically, with a lot of counterthreats by Rapport. |
Aronian is just blowing the field....
|Jan-18-14|| ||achieve: Is Denmark in a football match?
Anyway I will be rooting for them in any case ;)
|Jan-18-14|| ||achieve: And Anish Giri seems to have practical chances for the win, as Gelfand's defence is extremely hard..|
|Jan-18-14|| ||achieve: Gelfand is one precise defender...|
|Jan-18-14|| ||achieve: HANDBALL!! Ahhhhhh|
|Jan-25-14|| ||achieve: <moro> Congrats to Denmark for reaching the EC Final! I have no doubt they will win that one as well, the home advantage gives so much energy...|
|Jan-25-14|| ||moronovich: Thanks <achieve< !
It was really a thriller yesterday,but a deserved win and we are now the favourites vs the french,but I would be not at ll surprised if they would win on sunday.But a great party so far,and it was funny to see my wife in the TV as she was there with collegues
and friends ;)
And you are right : the homeadvantage
is like an energy that lifts the game.
B.T.W : My granddad met the guy(a danish doctor)who invented Handball !
|Jan-25-14|| ||achieve: WOW - did you go to one or more games live?
Has your wife been at several games? Or is she at every game?
I'm at the moment listening to the TATA live broadcast with a Kasparov-with-a-slight-cold as guest with the commentators!
I hope you are home, and are watching it as well?
|Jan-25-14|| ||moronovich: My wife went to see DK-Hungary and DK-Iceland.A very big experience for her.|
Yes I am home and has just listened to
Garry & Co.He is always worth listening too,though he occured very tired today.But then Dirk teen Geuzendam gave him an I-Pod ;).
Geuzendam seems to be extremely nice and wellbalanced.I always enjoy his appearencies.In person as well as in writing.No wonder he has the confidence of the players on the grand tour.
Are you comming a little into the tournament !?
|Jan-25-14|| ||achieve: A little, yes, just the games of Aronian Timman and Giri, at first, but as Kasparov confirmed and I have been saying for years Giri only goes for draws against players ranked higher than him, aims to <not lose>, instead of taking it to them like Carlsen did, and which is why Carlsen developed so quickly, trying to win even drawn positions. Garri looks indded very tired, jet-legged, but still some very insightful comments at the right time, but he sounded as if he was on Valium.|
Good to hear your wife joined the mass hysteria and enjoyed it! ;)
|Jan-25-14|| ||moronovich: Yeah, Giri seems somehow too content with drawing which often doesnīt make the most of a young players talent.And his opening repetoire also seems a bit too narrow IMHO.And I agree that somehing like the Carlsen approach is the way to go..|
And why didnīt Jan Timman play on in the position where draw was agreed ?
After all it is a ticket for next years
A-Group they are playing for.
<Garri looks indded very tired, jet-legged>
Sorry,I didnīt look under the table ;)
See you around and good night.
|Jan-26-14|| ||virginmind: Good luck in the final against France! :)|
|Jan-26-14|| ||moronovich: Thanks <viginmind> !|
I keep the fingers and everything else
crossed ;)And I think it gonna be a very tough game whoever that wins it.
All over the country there is a big handballfever !
And all the best to you,hope you are doing fine !?
Are you following Tata ?
|Jan-27-14|| ||achieve: <moro> Pity about last night... 41-32 from memory? Well, that's quite a gap there at the end, and perhaps the pressure was too much to handle properly. Saric won B with a round to spare! And Timman had an excellent tourney, over 60 years young, probably the best result in quite some time.|
|Jan-28-14|| ||GREYSTRIPE: <achieve> The long-game-standard is quite prevalent in Karpov-chess. Do you like Nakamura-chess-standards? I think Nakamura is a fine Grandmaster of Note~ Do you like Nakamura?|
|May-14-14|| ||virginmind: Hi <moronovich>, haven't seen you around since quite a while, hope everything's allright. I'm fine - and about to miss the first edition of Iasi Open taking place this week here, as I will leave to France in 3 days. But next year I plan to participate and maybe send you some special reports ;)
|May-15-14|| ||moronovich: Good morning <virginmind> !|
And thanks for passing by.
A couple of days ago I was thinking of you and just about to post in your forum,but then you came first ! :)
Everything is allright thanks,and I am enjoying the spring time which is just on the edge of turning into early summer.
Everything is so fresh and though at the age of 61 it is not recieved with the same euphoria as in the younger days - but silent joy shall nor be underestimeated :)
Good to hear you are fine,but seems like you are missing the Iasi Open and I do hope that France will compensate or perhaps even more !?.. And yes,please send me some reports from next years edition.That would be nice.
And BTW,where you heading to in France ?
I have spent around 1 and a half year of my life in this country.So it Means a lot to me.
See you around and take care !
All the best - moro.
|May-16-14|| ||virginmind: I'm glad you're fine. 61, this should be fun, as of me I'll be 50 in a few days (now I realise that for the first time I'll be out of country for my birthday).|
We'll be heading for Ermont (near Paris) then borrow my brother in law's car for a 9 day trip around Normandy, then back to Ermont for some 10 days and probably check one or two more cities around Paris during that period. Weather broadcast says it's gonna rain next week, but you never know.
All the best to you too!
|May-16-14|| ||moronovich: Morning <virginmind> !|
Hope you will have a pleasant trip with some fruitfull discoveries.A 9 days trip is a long time.Long enough for get a taste of the real and daily France.And please say hello to my old
pal,would you !?
And last,but not least : I wish you a happy Birthday with all the celebration you deserve.5o is a long travel-and I hope you will be with us for many more years to come!
All the best et au revoir ;)
|Jun-01-14|| ||virginmind: Thank you for the kind wishes. The trip went just fine, we visited a lot of cities/places and most were quite beautiful, some even enthusiasticaly so. Oh, and all the Normans I've spoken to were kind and helpful, quite a pleasure to be in their company, or just asking for directions on the street. Weather was so-so, over all only 4-5 sunny days, apparently the weather here is very changeable.|
We'll be back in Iasi on June 7, until then we plan to visit Paris a couple of times and maybe also Chantilly.
All the best to you and your family!
|Jun-02-14|| ||moronovich: Good morning <virginmind> !|
I am very glad to hear your trip has been so good so far.And that you have had good experiences with the french people.And they seem simular to those I made during my many stays.With the right approach they often have a wonderful twisted way of viewing thing which is often a great inspiration,as I remember it.
So enjoy your further explorations and we may "see" each other again at the upcomming Norway Tournamnent !?..
All the best ,to you and your Family.
|Jul-06-14|| ||virginmind: Hi again <moronovich>, everything went fine up to the end, we have extremely beautiful memories from landscapes of Etretat, Mont St. Michel or Saint Malo (although the latter ones in Bretagne, not Normandy). In the end we only went once to Paris, preferring to visit instead Chantilly, Vincennes, Auvers-sur Oise and Isle-Adam. Excellent trip and mostly great weather (I've noticed we've always got weather-lucky in our trips).|
And how are you? What are your visiting plans for this summer holiday?
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