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Member since Feb-28-07 · Last seen Jun-24-17
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 1841 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-24-17 Li Chao vs V Fedoseev, 2017 (replies)
paavoh: Quite a dubious choice, 9.- Bc5, leading eventually to an Irish pawn formation. Fedoseev likes to have an initiative but this time it backfired and contributed to the loss of this CHI-RUS match.
   Jun-24-17 World Team Chess Championship (Women) (2017)
paavoh: The intellectual level of discussion seems better in this forum than in the Men's section ;-)
   Jun-21-17 World Team Chess Championship (2017) (replies)
paavoh: @PawnSac: <It sure would be nice if CG could post a list of the teams.> Your wish came true, the link is shown above.
   Jun-17-17 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
paavoh: Thanks <Golden Executive> for hosting this contest again! Congratulations to all medalists and participants, this was quite fun and unpredictable. And yee, my very first medal :-)
   Jun-16-17 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
paavoh: Thanks <lostemperor>, you are doing a big service by hosting this contest, As long as you have the data, take your time. Best wishes, paavoh
   Jun-16-17 Altibox Norway (2017) (replies)
paavoh: <sokrates> <... I think many of us have wished to see him as the new genius rising above the heads of his contemporaries...>. Yes exactly, I reckon many of us fans have been waiting for the "next Kasparov". Some evidence for this is the hype generated when some player is ...
   Jun-10-17 Vladimir Fedoseev (replies)
paavoh: Great results in European Championship, and a great comeback after those losses.
   Jun-07-17 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
paavoh: Nah, it will be a draw in 40 moves. Some Slav defence.
   Jun-07-17 Carlsen vs A Giri, 2017 (replies)
paavoh: Keypusher: Correct. If there is a single problem with the CG database, it must be the lack of transposition. Following openings move by move and looking at e.g results or numbers of games leads to confusion.
   Jun-07-17 Nakamura vs A Giri, 2017 (replies)
paavoh: I thought that the entire Black strategy with dc4, Be6 and exchanging everything in sight was out of place. He basically gave himself a slightly worse endgame without any counterplay. Well converted by Nakamura.
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