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|Jan-20-18|| ||moronovich: Hi on this bloody saturday afternoon in Wijk an Zee!
Which I hope you are enjoying.I certainly am.And yes the post mortem with Svidler and Magnus is sometnig to die for,chesswise.And I recall many moments alike with GM´s and IM´s which is most likely the part of chess were I learned the most.And so funny and inspiring it can be.And sometimes, at best,some of those moments were we can come close to a kind of thruth and objective thinking.Always beautifull to see humans trying to cooperate,IMO.|
And today my old body cooperates well.E.g. Hannah and I were having brunch at the seaside for the first time in a month,Ior more.
The body issue was/is my eye who have got a tiny skratch inside,but seems to be healing fine(OMG how annoying it can be.A hell of an energy sucker).
So, chicken and potatoes waiting in the oven while I wish you a pleasant trip
in Holland and inspiration with your whistled snippet !
Au revoir and blessings too.
|Jan-25-18|| ||virginmind: Hi and oops I hope you by now got rid of that scratch inside your eye, as indeed it can be very annoying. I felt quite fine in the latter days/weeks, gave some blood samples a few days ago for my routine check on the thyroid gland.|
Some fighting chess yesterday, Magnus willing indeed to keep equal to first place and succeeding. And on Saturday we will have Wozniacki and Halep in the final of the Australian open! Let's make predictions!;)
Minus 17 Celsius yesterday morning here, ouch! No snowing but we still have a lot of what fell last week. Today's a bit better, "only" minus 11 this morning...
Have an excellent middle of the week!
|Jan-26-18|| ||moronovich: Hi !
At Tata for the moment and enjoying the eye is making small progress,but longing for it to be ok again.Knock a lot of wood :)And sincerely hope your routine check will be of a positive nature !
3 finals comming up.The one with 5 players in contention we have here and the one in Australia tomorrow:Romania-Denmark !! ;) starting 8 o´clock in Romania-so it should be easy to get out of bed ;) And on top of that Denmark-Sweden in the semis,handball...
Hopefully the nervesystem can take it...But first of all a privelledge to be in such a position.
Any thoughts on who will take Tata !?
(they play a tie break if it is a draw).
Little windy here.Not really winter,nor prespring.But that is what
we have got;)
If I am forced to make a prediction i would say Wozniacky in 3.She is in the best shape for years and I think Haleps style fits her.But she hasn´t even won a G.S and that may bother her too much.But all in all they are evenly
Either way:May you(and your dear Maria) have a the best possible weekend
with a lot of joy and good health !
p.s.:just saw a documentary about a man who after he got a head injury,played and composed on the piano as a professionel.Something he never was able to before the accident!
But not shure about the morale in this story...
But a couple of years ago I went to a violin concert with my sister and Hannah.A huge concert in our big music house.
Afterwards sister and H were trailing and there in front of me I spotted a familar face.The man with the violin in the doorway to his highclass hotel.
Immediatedly we connected and had a fine chat.E.g. about his violin!And how it is to perform for such a huge crowd.....Nice fellow he was and I´ll never forget the faces of my sister and H when the caught up with me .:)
Somehow there is a morale in this incident and it is typically for my life.
|Jan-26-18|| ||virginmind: As far as I'm aware the tennis finale starts tomorrow at 10:30 Romania time, not at 8:00 - that was the starting hour for the previous games. Oh and of course I hope Halep will win :)|
Nice shared memory with that violonist. The morale may be that you've managed to catch the right opportunities in your life which, some of them, brought unexpected changes to you? Or that you were always ready to react to destiny's signs, be they strange or unexpected?
Just got back with Maria from the theatre where we've seen a recent movie on Churchill (forgot the name, that one centered on the Dunkirk episode), it was pretty good. That meant I've missed the last part of 11th round in Wijk, I'm going to take a look at some of the games now.
Enjoy your weekend and good luck against the Swedes!
|Jan-26-18|| ||moronovich: Well,sorry about the time.You are right and I somehow got it reversed.|
<Nice shared memory with that violonist. The morale may be that you've managed to catch the right opportunities in your life which, some of them, brought unexpected changes to you? Or that you were always ready to react to destiny's signs, be they strange or unexpected?>
Good call from you-thank you.And it covers huge part of my life.The inner and outer one.Plus it makes it easier to grow older when not so many destiny signs anymore and a bunch of good memories,with not so many regrets.
Oh,and you saw that movie portraying good old Winston,perhaps the only hero I have."The Darkest Hour" is the title,I think.Did you like it ? (It is #1 on mine "must see list").
Dont need to see no more thrillers for the next 10 years.That swede game made Hannah and I 5 years older and we never got these years back after our miracle come back ): But we lost to a better team on the day and it stays in the Scandinavian family.
Good night and let us get some sleep before the big clash tomorrow morning.
Bientot en Australie :)
|Jan-27-18|| ||virginmind: Congratulations for Wozniacki winning Australian Open, and also becoming number one! It was a terribly disputed match, and at 32 Celsius nonetheless. Both players deserve praise and toward the end probably mattered who better kept her stamina.|
Magnus winning again and now only sharing with Anish the first two places. Strange early draw by Mamedyarov. And I'm sorry for your countrymen losing against Sweden, but at least, as you said, they're Scandinavian too and now maybe fingers crossed for them winning the final?
Have a good night and see you tomorrow on the last day of Tata.
|Jan-28-18|| ||virginmind: Yet another winning streak online, nine wins and one draw. They come and go...bring my rating to where I think I belong, only then to drop again in muddy waters...|
|Jan-28-18|| ||moronovich: Good evening !
A good day today.Chesswise ,as well.Has had many bucks on Carlsen and especially Giri,so at the playoff,soon to come, my wallet is with Giri :) (A difference of 10 K.!).
But in anyway it has been a great tournament.As usual.And I wish there were more tournaments with 13 rounds and this broad mix of different players.
Seems like Federer and Cilic were inspired by the fatastic clash yesterday,where, it in a way,was a pitty there should be a winner and Halep was hospitalized dure to dehydration after the match,which says all about the nature of the fight and both the players impressed enormously.
May they meet many times later on...
And how nervewracking it was for H and me.Especially after the Hitckockgian
finish the night before :)...
Today we were blessed by sunshine and
soon the oven is ready for dinner.
Hope you will enjoy the remains of the weekend and The play off at Tata !
|Jan-29-18|| ||virginmind: Hi! The winning streak goes on, 12 wins and a draw! Strange, I haven't done anything special and I suppose it will end soon, but it does make me smile. |
So Magnus won the tournament, good for his morale. And Giri has shown that he has it, who knows what the future will bring.
Warmer today and a lot of snow thawing, while in Paris and around some flooding - my relatives are safe though.
|Jan-30-18|| ||moronovich: Hi !
Great winning strike ! Please continue ;)
At least I hope so.And if you want some study material then perhaps the first blizt game in Carlsen-Giri play off.Some kind of masterpiece,I think, and then very instructive and some of the main points are not that hard to grasp.
Kudos once again(well,it is actually some months ago since his last win a calssic round robin) to Magnus,but as well to Anish who seem to be on the right track again.More fair IMO it would be to have co winners,but the world like to see a sole one ):
Here it is kind of quit.Got a appointment at the doctor tommorrow to get another look at my eye.So fingers crossed.The eye is indeed a sensitive area.
Anything new about your bloodsamples ?
Take care "down there" in Dracula Country.
All the best from "up here" !
And hugs to Maria.
|Feb-02-18|| ||virginmind: Hi! Looked over the game you mentioned and I guess 36...Rc6 was a typical blitz mistake, as I doubt with classical time Giri would have allowed two isolani for him. |
Gibraltar is over too and Aronian grabs it in the tie break, good for him! For the moment I haven't played much as the latest version of Playchess has a bug for me, I've exchanged a few emails with folks on Chessbase and they did try to help me but to no avail so far - and going back to the previous version of Playchess doesn't work. I mean, I can play all right, but for example I cannot see the chart for my (and others') rating. I'll see what can be done about that.
Looking forward for a quiet weekend and I wish you good luck at the doctor meeting. The bloodsamples were so-so but nothing to worry about I think, I'll see the doctor on Monday.
Hugs to you and Hannah.
|Feb-02-18|| ||moronovich: Best post I have written for a long time and I clicked at the wrong window and phffttt it was gone ----wonderful,just wonderfull.|
Listening to Dylan at You Tube,It aint Me,presented by someone called Elston Gun.Just marvelos.Blows me away everytime.
So you also saw Carlsens little masterpiece and played through it !?
And guess you are right about -Rc6.After that it is lost.
And kudos to Aronian who also performed incredible well against his good friend MVL who unfortunately isn´t at the Candidates..
Are you ready for march where 7 toptuned chessbrains will chase Aronian !?
Can his nerves stand the heat,or will he fade like he has done before ?
This was the short and reconstructed version,but I wish you a fine weekend.
And looking forward to see you up the road and I may tell that I got a time,this tuesday at the eye doctor,which is calming to know.
There was also in the first piece something about Rose,who used to be one of Dylans hangarounds.
Good night !
|Feb-03-18|| ||martin moller: Hej Moronovich - Ved du hvornår Erling Mortensen blev stormester ?|
|Feb-03-18|| ||moronovich: Hi´Martin!
Så vidt jeg ved,blev Erling aldrig stormester,selvom vi er mange der mener han absolut havde styrken.Små marginaler,tror jeg.Næsten ligesom i fodbold.
Med ønsket om en god weekend !
|Feb-04-18|| ||martin moller: Hej Igen - Erling Mortensen blev ganske rigtigt ikke GM , men vandt dog DM 4 gange. Venlig hilsen Martin|
|Feb-09-18|| ||moronovich: Good evening !
Been a while and I hope all is well at your place and perhaps you are looking forward to a fine weekend !?...
I hope to go and see JWH tomorrow,its been a while due to the irritated eye.But on Tuesday it was a fruitfull visit at the eyedoctor.She was gentle and respectfull and everything was fine and I should proceed as usual.And that a relief.So yesterday it was a big day,going to town for the first time in 3(ormmore ?) weeks,geting a haircut
(a refugee from Libanon)and saying hello to KJ whos is doing fine.
So while the lady is asleep I´ll do the spring rolls in the oven and send you all my best wishes and hug to Maria as well ! (Had btw a nice chat for the first time,with the "other" Maria.Still a fine connection there)
p.s.:There is another post too you from around a week ago.
How is your music composing going ?
|Feb-11-18|| ||virginmind: Hi! It's been a while, yes, and I'm sorry for letting the time getting by...nothing much happened actually in the past week, it been somewhat snow melting time around and bits of chess here and there - actually more of tactics solving, after I've discovered this new feature in Playchess and where I'm the fresh owner of a "strong player" badge...;)|
I'm glad you got rid of that eye problem and that you got to meet your friends. And we have Fischer random rapid chess lately in Norway, quite interesting following this format, and with the live heart rates of the players! Magnus managed to strike first last night after a blunder in time trouble by Hikaru, let's see in a few hours if the latter manages to take revenge.
Nothing much else at the horizon. I've composed another musical snipped to reach a total of 30, but still vaven't decided to (re)learn writing down notes, I will probably doing it soon though. Health is rather okayish, a stone has disappeared from the radar from my right kidney at a check this week and also the lood sample results were good for the thyroid gland (I still have to do a echograph to check the state of a thyroid nodule). No dizziness but quite a lot of headaches - which should be within the normal state of affairs.
So, lets follow what they're up to this evening near Oslo, and all the best to you and Hannah.
|Feb-11-18|| ||virginmind: Wow, and Hikaru strike back he did, and with black nonetheless (not that in FR the starting colour means as much as in normal chess, but still)! What a game, something must have gone terribly wrong with Magnus' calculation as Yasser pointed out, and we're waiting for them to return and offering some additional comments on the key moves. That was exciting - of course, for poor Magnus in the wrong way, if I can put it like that. |
By the way, you did notice the (much) higher pulse rate Hikaru has been having all along. Stay tuned...
|Feb-11-18|| ||moronovich: Yeah,what a spectacle,starting with a very interesting position from the beginning.We saw it directly on air on norwegian television-an excellent broadcast as always.Carlsen said he was unsure if he had made it to the 40th and
was kind of caught unquard when Naka went Nb2!.
Glad you also are thrillen by the event and I shall return and retune !
but unfortunately we haven´t time for the second game):(There is a crimestory,not involving wooden pieces we follow).
|Feb-12-18|| ||virginmind: So yesterday both won in equal exciting games, and today's nonetheless went to Magnus with thrills (although it was more of a one sided affair).|
Now Hikaru sees himself having to fight this night for not being down 6 points for tomorrow last rapid day...what a show. And hats off to Bobby Fischer, his invention is really a mood changer with regards to quite a few aspects of the game - tactics flow earlier in the game because of totaly changed starting positions and the players really have to constantly adapt on the go and it's all so much...refreshing!
A crime story? You mean, tv series, right? So you missed the live Magnus victory last night, and on that excellent Norwegian broadcast nonetheless....hm ;) see you around.
|Feb-12-18|| ||moronovich: Good evening !
A fine describiton of the benefits of 960!
At least it covers my thoughts too.Certainly a breethe of fresh air...
And these are words from a mna who hasn´t believed in it for a long time.But after all these berlins,antiberlins and the likes which are heavily (over?)ananlyzed,we need soemething, were the mind has to work from the word go.And it is also my impression the players like it,at least for a change.So does the audience in Norway,judged from the comments on norwegian television.So let us see what the future brings !?
Seems Naka misplayed the opening today.But interestingly enough: Stockfish went on a certain point from
-9.5 to 0.00 !?!? (but sometimes it is fooling around,so perhaps it doesn´t mean anything).
Yes a tv series it was."Broen"/"The Bridge"(A danish/swedish co production).Do you have it in Romania ?
It is like a good chessgame:When the bug is in the vain,you must go on to see how it ends ;)
Went to see JWH on saturday and it was first time after 4 weeks.A wonderfull thing to realize that the old boys still got it in them!
And you and your music !? Hope you will
find the best solution about using or not,the notes.I think I understand it can bee a tough choice.
< tactics flow earlier in the game because of totaly changed starting positions and the players really have to constantly adapt on the go and it's all so much...refreshing!>
Can not be put in a better way IMHO.
Time to hit the pillow,but we may talk tomorrow and see how The Carlsen-Naka story ends !?
Then good night and may you have the best of wind in your sails!
p.s.:Dont know the outcome of the second game.But will check now.
|Feb-13-18|| ||virginmind: Good morning and...ouch, what an outcome to the last game! The two commentators on the net broadcast were at a loss for words and couldn't contend their astonishment for a long time. And that for a good reason! I didn't read as yet any reaction or explanation from Magnus, but my guess is either he just couldn't be bothered with a draw offer, because, you know, he's Magnus and his opponent is Hikaru (still underestimate? after all these years?) or, he just didn't care much if he lost that game, trusting his guts in the next 8 (quick) rapids. Same reason why he didn't try to exchange the rooks. Or maybe hoping for a blunder by Hikaru in the last seconds? But still, in lack of increments, how could he even take advantage of a blunder - as not enough time to actually mate him! I guess they both forgot a bit how 'no increment' feels like, and were still playing as if an increment was on. Or I don't know...|
Anyway, we're on for a great show today and I hope no tv series will distract your attention this evening...:) Haven't heard of "The Bridge", I will look it up. Have a great Tuesday.
|Feb-13-18|| ||moronovich: Good afternoon !
Weather greyish and fine.
Old mans hair grey too and body fine :)
But how fine is Magnus ? Indeed it is very strange that he lost on time in THAT position !? And have not heard his explanation.In general he is more vocal after a win...;)
So it should make for an interesting finish from which I can only see the first half on norwegian tele,but will perhaps resort to the net when they go for the second half.
Or it will be Champions Leaque,Juve-Tottenham ;)
Looking forward to kiss wify safe back home and in the meantime : Take care and enjoy the show tonight!
|Feb-15-18|| ||virginmind: Winter's back! Not as bad as the last wave (snow hight is about half of that) but still! When you thought it's gone, it's back with a bang! So here I have to grab again the snow shovel...:)|
Yup, Magnus proved that he's king even in Chess 960. Do you think we'll get to live the day when he will be surpassed in classical rating? Just kidding. Of course he'll stay there forever ;)
Send JWH and KJ my regards, hug Hannah, and have a great Thursday!
|Feb-15-18|| ||moronovich: Winters back here too !
Love it,as you know ;) hope you will make friends with the showel !?
Will send regards to my friends,thank you, and I am actuallly going to see KJ today(if the old body permits)as we have switched wednesday to thursday.
Talking about snow.I just love to see the snowboarders at the Olympics.The whole atmosphere also occurs more friendly than usual.Do you watch the omlympics?
Carlsen certainly rules and as you indicate he may stay there "forever" ;) (That is a long time.Never been there).
NoW we await the version 6.0 Carlsen-Nakamura : Bullit Blindfolded
Take care you too with hugs to your dear Maria as well.
And may you have a great Thursday !
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