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Member since Feb-28-07 · Last seen Dec-16-18
Learned the game at age of 7, played OTB in the 1980's, converted to CC in mid-1990's, now just following what is going on at the top.

Does this path reflect a decline in my chess abilities or increased demands at my day job in sciences?

Still, I feel a spark when seeing a great game.

Many thanks for Santa and the good people at Chessgames for giving me a membership for the year 2015!

   paavoh has kibitzed 2206 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-10-18 M Pein vs Svidler, 1991
paavoh: @goodevans: <I guess you must have some sort of personal grudge against this opening because it looks fine to me...> No, no personal grudge. Perhaps I did not phrase my sentence well - I just think Black's play is quite artificial, in search for the activity in moves 8 - 16 ...
   Dec-09-18 Andrey Esipenko
paavoh: Great finish 10,5/13 for the shared first in the EU Rapid Championship.
   Nov-27-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
paavoh: <Yeah, but does small rating difference equal draw-fest?> If I understand probabilities correctly, then yes. Small rating difference implies that either party winning/losing a game is small. Having eight such results (4W, 4L, 4D) is quite unlikely, even without the ...
   Nov-26-18 B Bok vs Lahno, 2015 (replies)
paavoh: Perhaps 27.- Nf6 28.Rxe8 Nxe8 29.Qc5 eyeing both Qf8# and Qxa7 was too scary...
   Nov-21-18 Flohr vs J Dobias, 1930
paavoh: Castling into it, really. Why not O-O-O by Black?
   Nov-19-18 A Spice vs M G R White, 2007 (replies)
paavoh: < strange mating net.> Indeed, lots of air but no oxygen around the Black King.
   Nov-13-18 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
paavoh: Hi again <GE>, no problem in delay - we all have our other duties that keep us away from chess. Take your time to look at it, more work for you for sure. So I am not insisting you add it on the schedule. Thanks, friend!
   Nov-13-18 K O'Brien vs D Salter, 2008 (replies)
paavoh: Quite easy for a Tuesday, Qxh2+ and a mate to follow. Why White did not remove one of the attackers by 19.Nxh5 - beats me.
   Nov-11-18 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2018) (replies)
paavoh: @HMM: <Not sure if there's any Americans left.> Can you be bothered to take a look at: That may give you the answer?!
   Nov-07-18 J Coll Ortega vs A Suarez Real, 2012 (replies)
paavoh: At least the Finnish variation has good company in ECO B16: Bronstein-Larsen and Korchnoi. But I agree, 4.- h6 is iffy.
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