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"Play the board AND the man ! ".
But mostly the board.
Was born in Elsinore,Denmark,1953.And I am still proud of it.As I hope everyone is proud of hers/his startingpoint.

In many aspects life and chess do mirror each other IM experience.As science and belief goes hand in hand.So many "rules of thumbs" and many "exceptions" from the rule. I do agree with Bent Larsen who once said that someone who cannot contain a paradoxe is not using the full capacity of his brain.Actually I am convinced that there are no parodoxes,but perspectives which are more bright or flexible than others...

Though some obviously are borned under more easygoing circumstances than others,I will second our esteemed fellowkibitzer <zarg> who underlines that "luck" is also somehing that we create ourselves. Ourselves,but also together IM experience.
I try to live my life as if Jesus or Buddha knocked on the door , I would wellcome them as friends . And if they didn´t show up, it would be fine anyway. Full Member
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   Nov-20-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
moronovich: <Eggman: These 8 draws to start a World Championship Match - isn't this an all-time record?> Kasparov and Anand also had 8 draws. New Yourk 1995.
   Nov-19-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
moronovich: <offramp: If Caruana has missed his chance then I expect Carlsen to start playing very strongly.> Good point.And 51 seconds used for -Qe8 indicates .
   Nov-19-18 Count Wedgemore chessforum (replies)
moronovich: Good afternoon <Count> ! Yes,a very special behaviour by this dog. Perhaps its marseillian mother told him "Allez,allez" and it slightly misheard her pronouncation !? ;) Hope yuo restored your reputaton in the kitchen yesterday and hope likewise for the game of today in ...
   Nov-19-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018
moronovich: <ChessHigherCat: <moro> I have a book (I haven't read yet) called "The Harvard Psychedelic Club" about T.L., Ram Dass, Huston Smith and Andrew Weil. Was her uncle one of those guys?> Good morning <CHC> ! and thanks for asking. I dont recall his name,but hers was
   Nov-18-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
moronovich: "It has been a hard days knight" ½-½ officially.
   Nov-18-18 moronovich chessforum (replies)
moronovich: <point of money> -Sorry this is poetric nonsense. Should read <point of view>
   Nov-18-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
moronovich: Yes <Diademas> ! Good find.This one it is.
   Nov-17-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
moronovich: 68-Bh4.Needs extremely deep and uncoventional calculation. The move in itself is not that difficult to spot as one of several possibilities,all based on zugzwang.But to justify it/calculate it,oh boy. Listen to Kasparov and learn.Is my tip of the day.
   Nov-17-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
moronovich: <what would Magnus say?> "I think that ship has sailed".
   Nov-16-18 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
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  moronovich: Good evening my dear !

It was very nice to hear from you after such a long break,which I hope you have used to getting closer to your goal.And please tell about the result if you like !? Still fighting the aftetmath after the teeth and nailpulling,but not more than I went to town with KJ and JWH last week,which was very pleasant.As usual:) Daily life is quite calm,but that is ok.As aged 65 I dont need the drama of the youth...But still looking for ward to the big match in less than 2 weeks.And the closer we get, the more even it all looks from now.But we shall see.It is a pitty you dont come here,otherwise norwegian television is absolutely excellent.They somehow how manage to put a performance together which appeals to all kind of players. And the thing which may bee fascinates me most is:That this is a event the whole (chess) world is watching and everyone is having and idea of how it may turn out!Every single move has an enormously importance.

Weather here is classic autum and I love it as you know :)Rain,sunshine and leaving leaves.The last hurray before the early winter.

You may also send some hugs to your Marias as well as I should send you some from Hannah too.

Moro is logging out but he sends you all his best wishes.

Take care till next time.

ps.Yes it was a brilliant performance from you compatriot,Parligras.

Nov-01-18  virginmind: Hi <moronovich>, well, I'm on the verge of getting closer to prepare myself for nearing the finish of the job related writing. Weather's fine but could be better, it was a full autumn day, if you know what I mean, and I think you would have loved it. More or less alone today as Maria is attending a course on...don't remember now but it's something related to project implementation or something. I ate some simple chicken legs with bread, cheese and tomatoes, and for desert something ressembling to twicks chocolates. I skipped the eggplant salad, as too smoked, so not good for some parts of my body. There's a dog barking at a house nearby since some two hours for some reason, making the wait for my wife even more difficult. He keeps the same tonality over and over, which drives me slightly mad. But I'm sure I'll get over it.

Coming to Denmark, hm, interesting idea, but how would I understand Norwegian spoken at the tv while watching the match? Or do they offer subtitles in English? Just kidding, I'll stay home and watch the moves being relayed. And I'll say to myself: hey, it's still better than getting the moves with one-two days delay from Baguio, back in the autumn of 1978...By the way, did you watch that match? Where were you at the time? At sea maybe? :)

Hugs returned to Hannah, from Maria too, and a charming evening to you both.

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  moronovich: Good evening <virginmind> !

good to hear from you again and hopefully the dog has stopped its monotomous barking ;)And I hope you will finish your grand project in a satisfying way!

Has had a couple of very good days which I enjoy immensely.The traces from the teeth and nail pulling are going to vanish.Except from the fact that my bodyweight is 2 teeth lighter ;) Well I remmeber the K-K matcg in 1978 vividly.First part in DK and then Switzerland,France and the final safely back in Demark again.A tremendous fight!And I will never forget walking down one of the narrow alleys in Geneva,and there in front of me in the window of a bank was a big demoboard with wooden chesspieces showing the famous adjourned position from the 13th game.In a bank,of all places !?!.. Recall how happy I was to have my little chees set with me and how I analyzed in a park nearby.Those were the days.

And,yes and no,unfortunately you would´nt be able to understand norwegian coverage in the same way as I,but I assure you that it is done in the very best way.And I can wait till friday,but not a minute longer:)Suppose you also is eager to see how it all turns out !?

Otherwise some quite days,but perhaps tomorrow I´ll go and see JWH.But he doesn´t know it yet :)

The autum is pure indian summer and a delight for the eye.We will enjoy it as long as it lasts. That was it.I am signing off and send you both the best wishes and greetings from Hannah as well.

See you down or up the road.

Hoka Hey .

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  OhioChessFan: Hello, jumping in here about the barking dog, which I hope doesn't address <moronovich's> avatar.

<There's a dog barking at a house nearby since some two hours for some reason, making the wait for my wife even more difficult. He keeps the same tonality over and over, which drives me slightly mad.>

I had a dog across the street, that had this rhythmic bark. 1, 2, 3. Pause. 1, 2, 3. Pause. For hours. You would simply have to hear it to believe how annoying it was. I had a friend who offered to take care of the situation for me. Fortunately, they got rid of that dog. Now, that same owner has an old hound dog she keeps on a chain 24/7. I have found this product:

It's the best product of any kind I've ever owned. When the dog next door barks, I hit the horn for a short time, and the dog stops. It took about 5 times for the dog to figure out the relationship between it barking and the horn going off. It seriously has changed my life. It still barks a little, but nothing like the incessant barking of years past. I don't know who close you are to the barking dog, I'm about 100 feet away and it works fantastic. I am sure <moronvich's> avatar is a perfectly behaved dog and wouldn't need such a thing.

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  moronovich: Hi <OCF>!

I am not shure your are barking up the right tree.The dog in case was virginminds,or better put:in his neighbourhood.But I am glad you got relieved.It shurely must have been an awfull experience and perhaps by now you know, that repeating sounds are a classic part of torture.Litterally.

My dog behaves well and has reached a fine point were it doesn´t need a manual.We have a faithfull relation.

But it can still snap when it sees some unjustice or foolishness going on.

And do some barking when it detects someone going around in circles,just like the other dog.

Nov-07-18  virginmind: Hi <OCF>, I already had that issue solved, no need for the device you mentioned, thanks. And of course, I was referring to a real dog from my neighborhood, no connection with <moronovich> avatar.

Hi <moronovich>, project finished but looks like I still have to do some more this month. And yeah, the dog stopped its barking, eventually. I guess it's just one of those things one needs to get used to.

I'm taking a short break from writing though and looking forward to the big event to start on Friday. Some chess games in the mean time, wins and losses. Pretty cold outside, but sunny. Oh, and imagine this: it hasn't rained here since some three months. I don't remember experiencing this before.

I'm glad yu've managed to solve the tooth issue. And great remembrance of those moments in 1978!...In those days I was 14 and just started to play better chess, especially due to the training offered by a very good friend of mine who lived in the same village as my grandparents (from my father's side), near Iasi. And of course I kept track of the developing drama in Baguio. That friend of mine was the first to offer details about Fischer and Karpov would-be match, which was total news to me at the time. As a consequence, I became more and more interested in the games and started buying chess books, also got a subscription to the local chess review.

So far so good and let's see what tomorrow brings. Hugs to Hannah and you.

Nov-08-18  boz: Hey, Moronovich, I see you are a strong player from Denmark. Are you acquainted with Danish GM Lars Schandorff? If so, please let him know that his book <Playing the Queen's Gambit> was greatly appreciated by this humble wood pusher.

Perfect for my level and helped me dial up my Queen's Gambit from solid to aggressive. Suddenly chess is more fun!

The tattered condition of my copy will testify to the grip it held over me these past few months. Well thought out and better written than several chess books I have read by native English speakers.

PS: I found only two questionable lines in the entire book. Not bad for a repertoire style study.

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  moronovich: Good morning <virginmind> !

The match is now only 2 hours away!Finally the waiting is soon over and the pawns and pieces will do their talking.The match is IMHO so even that anything can happen and perhaps it will !;)Both players looked in fine shape on yesterdays pressconference.And I find it deeply fascinating that the whole chessworld is watching and examin every "little" move they make,their body langguage their strategy and so forth...And we all have our saying in these spoiled times,chesswise,we live in.

I hope you will enjoy the break from all the writing and that you soon will have some rain.3 month should be more than enough ):

So your interest and motivation also grew in connection with a big chess championship match !? I think that goes for many as a very natural consequence,just like Fischer_Spassky 72,lured me to my first chess club!


I have some things to do,so I´ll leave you here and hope you will enjoy the first game and shurely we shall evaluate afterwards.

Take care and hugs to you both and greetings from Hannah as well!


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  moronovich: Hi <boz> !

Welcome in my little house.And still happy you liked the little story :)

Well I met Schandorff a couple of times and find him a nice easygoing chap.

And his books seem to be made in an honest and carefully way.Lucid and perhaps even easygoing like himself..

And its is good to hear you using the Queens Gambit as an attacking weapon.As it shurely can be and to my dying day I can not see it as being less "aggressive/dynamic" than e.g. the Ruy Lopez.

I am of to duties,but may you also enjoyy the big match that soon is going to start.


Nov-10-18  boz: Match is excellent so far moronovich. Hope you are enjoying it too. Glad hear that about Schandorff. So he is in person just as he sounds in his books.
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  moronovich: <boz: Match is excellent so far moronovich. Hope you are enjoying it too. Glad hear that about Schandorff. So he is in person just as he sounds in his books.>

Right <boz>!

The match is excellent and completely open,so far,just like many of us thought and hoped.So may be it is great,that also we,the spoiled fans and spectators have a day off. At least it fits me fine.Recharging the batteries.

Cheers !

Nov-10-18  boz: Indeed there is life after chess!
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  moronovich: Shure.But is there chess in the afterlife
Nov-10-18  boz: Heh heh, better be.
Nov-11-18  virginmind: Hi! Watching (moves only, and some commentary) the first game of the WCC was so cool, as the game took an unexpected turn, at least from what could be expected from a first encounter - usually a safe draw. Totally unusual, and all the more great. Two fighters! Well, I guess Carlsen a bit nervous that he missed his chances and continued apparently indefinitely to look/hope for a win. 'If I can't beat him, at least tire him and make him nervous' ;)

And we also have the WWCC in Russia, and that other very strong tournament in India. All at the same time. Lovely.

Started again to solve puzzles on Chessbase, but I had to start from the beginning, as for some reason I didn't find my handle on the list of ranks. I'm gonna ask the technicians on Chessbase what happened. Also, I bought a premium Subscription for Chessbase believing what they said at first that, due to partnership with World Chess, premium members will be able to watch live video of the players and Polgar commentary. That was not the case, unfortunately, by Chessbase only moves are relayed and commentary other than Polgar. Sad, but it's not the end of the world, I guess.

Have an excellent Sunday!

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  moronovich: Good evening <virginmind> !

Hope you will get your matters with chessbase solved.Otherwise chess24 is recommended(though I guess you know it already)which is supposed to be free and with excellent commentary by Svidler,Sopiko and Grischuk.(As you can not join the ranks of Norwegian television followers ;)

And the match,whichh started so sparkling seems to have found its own rhytm with a lot of safe play.It is ok with me,though I also miss the fireworks,but we definately have an open affair for the moment ! Patience is reguired from the fans and the players.Who will blink first?Best guess may be that something gonna happen in game 6-7 were Magnus has the white pieces twice in a row !?..

Otherwise things are fine and I hope to go to town tomorrow and say hello to good old KJ.Leaves are still leaving and nobody is in doubt that we are living in November.

Let us enjoy the free day tommorrow and in the meantime I send you all my best wishes.With good health too.

See you up or down the road.


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  Count Wedgemore: Four hours left to Game 7!

It will be very interesting to see what will be Magnus' approach to this game, <moro>. Will he be cautious, given his "almost-disaster" in Game 6, or will he go for Caruana's jugulars (altså et godt, gammeldags "balletak" som vi sier her i Norge :=)?

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  moronovich: Morning <CW>!
Good questions you pose.
After a long consideration starting around 30-40 hours ago,sic!,I tend to believe something in the middle is the far most likely.E.g. Queens Gambit with an almost risk free pressure.

No 1.e4 for reasons you put so well, somewhere ells on this site. Though he could very well have played it,if now was 2-3 years ago….

Same arguments for 1.c4 as for 1.d4.
Did you also notice that Calsens father said during game 6 that Magnus was in the best mood possible(perlehumør!) before the game?

Interesting odds at the(money) bookies today:

4,60 1,30 10,00

A very interesting game ahead today as we get closer to the 12th. Let us enjoy!

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  Count Wedgemore: <Interesting odds at the(money) bookies today:

4,60 1,30 10,00>

That's pretty good odds for a decisive game, I'd say.

<Did you also notice that Calsens father said during game 6 that Magnus was in the best mood possible(perlehumør!) before the game?>

It's great that Magnus is in such good mood! Much easier to get the head working right, and have the mental energy that is required. Positive feelings create positive energy.

3 1/2 hours left..

Yes, my good friend. Let us enjoy!

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  moronovich: <That's pretty good odds for a decisive game, I'd say.>

Yeah,couldn´t stand the temptation and also bought a small Caruana ticket for my wife.So today she is italian,too ! ;)

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  Count Wedgemore: <moronovich: Yeah,couldn´t stand the temptation and also bought a small Caruana ticket for my wife.So today she is italian,too ! ;)>

LOL. Well good luck to your wife then!
Me personally, I would instead go for the 4.60 on Carlsen than the 10 on Caruana (even though 10 is really great odds), I think. Then again, I may not be very objective..

I have so much faith in Magnus. But a part of it is that I can't stand the thought of him losing this match.

The WCC trophy must stay in Norway, at least for two more years!

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  moronovich: Ishuerrly undestand that it is perhaps even impossible for you to counterbet on Caruana and it may from a emotionally point of money not be worth it.Definately.There is tension enough,already!Nést pas?

I laid 100 on MC and 60 on Fabi and perhaps it will be more as we are getting closer to the 12th,were I am(more than) covered if it ends in a tiebreak.

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  moronovich: <point of money> -Sorry this is poetric nonsense. Should read <point of view>
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  Count Wedgemore: <point of money> Well, that expression seems strangely fitting, given that we're talking about betting wagers, so I think you're allowed a little poetic license here, <moro> :)
Nov-20-18  virginmind: Hi <moronovich>, busy with some more work related activities, everything's fine, been following some WCC games, some draws were pretty tense as you could see. Chances are they'll go for the tie breaks.


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