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Member since Feb-28-07 · Last seen Aug-17-18
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 2169 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-16-18 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
paavoh: Thanks again >GE> for the contest and good luck to all! Round 1: Aronian - Karjakin 1/2 Vachier-Lagrave - Carlsen 1/2 Nakamura - Anand 1/2 Mamedyarov - So 1-0 Caruana - Grischuk 1/2 Round 2: Caruana - Aronian 1/2 Grischuk - Mamedyarov 1/2 So - Nakamura 1/2 ...
   Aug-16-18 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
paavoh: Thanks <WinKing> and <lostemperor>! Good luck everyone! My predictions: 1. Mamedyarov 2. Carlsen 2. Caruana 4. So 5. Karjakin 5. Aronian 5. Vachier-Lagrave 8. Nakamura 8. Anand 8. Grischuk
   Aug-13-18 Michael Adams (replies)
paavoh: @ <offramp> "...what English Football League teams do. Go down a division. Fans get fed up with seeing their team lose week after week in the First Division, but once the team has dropped the team starts to win games and everyone is happy." Exactly my "winning" strategy in ...
   Aug-10-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
paavoh: This page is dedicated for <Daniel Freeman>. Without him none of us would be here on CG posting about chess and other interests. His work is more important than opinions by any other CG member. Please show some respect and stop arguing about other posters ON THIS PAGE. You can ...
   Aug-09-18 B Lopez vs M Delgado Crespo, 2001 (replies)
paavoh: Nice finish: e.g. 34...Rxe6 35. fxe6 Qg7 36. Qh7+ Qxh7 37. gxh7+ Kxh7 38. e7 winning.
   Jul-11-18 NN vs E J Diemer, 1978 (replies)
paavoh: Who would want to give his/her name and be immortalized after such a disaster? Perhaps Black/the magazine editor was polite enough to remove the name before publishing the game score.
   Jul-11-18 Dortmund (2018) (replies)
paavoh: @ <HeMateMe>: <...It's a lifestyle choice, keeping your weight lower, reducing your chance of becoming type two diabetic...> Perhaps the Americans are not drinking enough American beer?
   Jul-06-18 J Yrjola vs J P Haapasalo, 2001 (replies)
paavoh: Oh bummer, I had misplaced the Queen on d1, ergo Bd6 ... just scrap my message.
   Jul-06-18 Gideon Japhet Memorial (2018) (replies)
paavoh: "... supposed to BE last...". Sorry.
   Jul-05-18 H Caro vs O Kunze, 1904
paavoh: Yes <CHC>, I browsed thru this game too and took some time in figuring out how White could win. I ended up with winning the h and g pawns and then decided to lift White's other rook. Not having found a clearer way, I hit the analyze button and that mate-in-13 appeared. So we ...
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