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Member since Mar-20-07 · Last seen Nov-22-20
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   Olavi has kibitzed 1219 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-21-20 Raymond Keene (replies)
Olavi: The confusion about which is the pseudonym in Dufresne's case is unfortunaltely there again, provoking certain quarters to dismiss the column altogether.
   Nov-07-20 Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922
Olavi: The first vowel is pronounced approximately as in call, while Hakansson would be more like in arm.
   Nov-06-20 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 (replies)
Olavi: Timman played the Scotch a few times in the 80's.
   Oct-31-20 Larsen vs Kasparov, 1987 (replies)
Olavi: They played on in serious timetrouble, not knowing whether 40 moves had been made - well of course both knew, but Larsen continued through inertia.
   Oct-27-20 Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1958
Olavi: Petrosian was in trouble the whole game, but Bronstein repeated the position in timetrouble - he would have needed to play Nc4, but that's three times repetition. Quite crucial for the tournament outcome.
   Oct-19-20 Yusupov vs Timman, 1986 (replies)
Olavi: <perfidious: <Olavi....It is a Nimzo-Indian....> Of course, though the distinction appears to gets blurred whenever a move order other than 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 b6 5.Nf3 is played. > There are cases where it is more or less impossible to say which opening it ...
   Oct-19-20 Yusupov - Timman Candidates Semifinal (1986) (replies)
Olavi: In game five, 40...e3+ was thought to be a draw in 1986 - Dvoretzky in New in Chess 2/1986.
   Oct-19-20 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Olavi: I presume the 'risky little' refers to the first game of the Timman - Yusupov match. "Timman played a risky little Queen's Indian" It is a Nimzo-Indian. It transposes to e.g. I Rabinovich vs Alekhine, 1920 , also wrongly labelled a Queen's Indian. Gligoric vs Larsen, 1967 is well ...
   Sep-22-20 Geller vs Karpov, 1976 (replies)
Olavi: <Petrosianic: After his low showing at Saint Petersburg, it's unlikely that Rubinstein would have gotten a match even if World War I hadn't happened. 1910-11 seems to have been his real window.> The match had been set for autumn 1914 and the contract had been published in many ...
   Aug-22-20 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals (2020) (replies)
Olavi: Gentlemen, I'd just like to remind you that an Armageddon game starts from a winning position for black.
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