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|Jun-05-14|| ||Rolfo: Old dogs can still bark! Well done so far|
|Jun-05-14|| ||NeoIndian: Feeling a bit sad about his missed chances against Karjakin. A win with black against Sergei would've been absolutely awesome. Still rooting for him to do good, and maybe beat one of these guys.|
|Jun-06-14|| ||Appaz: Karjakin - Adestein 1/2 - 1/2.
Great game to watch. Simen missed 48..Kf7 and later his last chance to win, 54..Ke6.
Karjakin should have played h4 before black took his chance to free himself with the same move. After this white is in trouble.
Except for these moves, Simen pretty much followed Houdini at 20+ ply, sometimes improving on the engines suggestions, which indicates he played a very strong game.
|Jun-08-14|| ||Conrad93: Agdestein always gets a god position against these guys, but he always misses the decisive move.|
If you can't do that, you might as well just agree to a draw from the beginning.
|Jun-08-14|| ||Appaz: Another draw, with black against Grishuk, world #3.
Another narrow escape of a Super-GM: had he found 39. Rxg2+ in the time trouble, it would have won for Agdestein.
Undefeated on 50%, Agdestein has already scored as expected with four rounds to go.
|Jun-09-14|| ||Rolfo: Great draw again. Amazing result in this tournament whatever happens next. Could he crown it wit a win? And he, Magnus and Kramnik haven't lost yet|
|Jun-09-14|| ||Rolfo: *with|
|Jun-09-14|| ||moronovich: Are you witty today,<Rolfo>? :)|
|Jun-09-14|| ||Gegga: Simen and Magnus are the only players who have not lost in Norway Chess, so far (round 6). Who would have guessed that, before the tournament? :-)|
|Jun-09-14|| ||Whitehat1963: Does anyone know how many Elo points Agdestein has picked up in this tournament?|
|Jun-09-14|| ||Rolfo: Moronovich, when Simen is coughing I thought he would also demonstrate that old dogs can bark just to put some awe into his opponent, but maybe it isn't witty or even more some could see it as lack of respect, so I actually didn't wright this :)|
|Jun-10-14|| ||moronovich: <Rolfo: Moronovich, when Simen is coughing I thought he would also demonstrate that old dogs can bark just to put some awe into his opponent, but maybe it isn't witty or even more some could see it as lack of respect, so I actually didn't wright this :)>|
I just tried to play with the words with and wit that you mixed.And if my little teaser landed in a fjord with a big nothing I may offer you a cold beer:)
And yes it is close to awesome to see the oldtimer doing so surprisingly well.
|Jun-10-14|| ||Rolfo: A cold beer anytime, and if Simen is around a beer for him too :)|
|Jun-12-14|| ||ketchuplover: Down goes Agdestein :( x infinity|
|Jun-13-14|| ||ketchuplover: and again :( SIGH|
|Jun-13-14|| ||Rolfo: All in all more than expected from Simen. Well done|
|Jun-13-14|| ||john barleycorn: <Rolfo: All in all more than expected from Simen. Well done>|
there is nothing less than last. :-)
But seriously, he did much better than a couple of guys here predicted. Hats off.
|Aug-10-14|| ||Fusilli: Maybe it's time to upload a photo of Agdestein? This one is nice, and Wikipedia photos are not copyright-protected, right?|
(I think this is a nicer photo than the one on his English Wikipedia page.)
|May-02-15|| ||TheFocus: <Real chess players think about chess more or less 24 hours a day. It is a passion and a fate that one has to live with - and it lasts a lifetime> - Agdestein, Simen.|
|May-07-15|| ||TheFocus: <Torbjorn (Hansen, Magnus Carlsen's first teacher) himself went from 2104 to 2204 in rating during the year he trained with Magnus. This reflects the experience I have had. One learns nearly as much from teaching others> - Simen Agdestein.|
|May-07-15|| ||egilarne: <Fusilli>: Thank you, I'm happy to see that you think the photo I took of Simen Agdestein in the Norwegian championship in Bergen 2009 was nice! Chessgames.com may of course use it :)|
|May-11-15|| ||Fusilli: <egilarne> Cool, I'll post on Biographer Bistro, letting the biographers know.|
|May-12-15|| ||alfamikewhiskey: The Telegraph reports on Simen Agdestein's loss to a six-year old girl (!) (in simul, though) - not omitting to link the "incident" to Short's remarks on chess and females:|
|May-15-15|| ||Penguincw: Happy 48th birthday to GM Simen Agdestein! Unfortunately, he didn't get too great of a birthday gift, as he would end up finishing last at the EnterCard Scandinavian Masters (2015). It's a shame, considering I would've liked to see him play at Norway again. He did well there, scoring 7 straight draws before losing twice.|
|May-16-15|| ||ketchuplover: belated happy birthday young man|
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