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Member since Sep-13-07
Elo 2316 .
"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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   moronovich has kibitzed 9573 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-12-19 S Sloan vs M Yoffie, 1963 (replies)
moronovich: <samsloan> Sounds like great times !
   Dec-12-19 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
moronovich: <I like the poster for that film, it's inspired by my avatar :=> Well you are bound to like it ! ;) But actually,if the whole atmosphere in the movie should be framed by a picture,this V.G is very fitting.
   Dec-12-19 Burn vs G Marco, 1898
moronovich: Yeah,slightly ;)
   Dec-12-19 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
moronovich: Yeah,slightly ;)
   Dec-12-19 virginmind chessforum
moronovich: Hi man ! Wonderful to hear from you again ! And so you haven´t had much snow either !?…. we´ll keep on waiting.What is life without real patience ? ;) Yes it is the time for Christmas tree.And have I mentioned that I sold these things fo many years ? I did and it was great(and ...
   Dec-12-19 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
moronovich: Well,it is your decision <Annie>,but like <Diademas> I´ll also say : Please stay !
   Dec-12-19 London Chess Classic GCT Finals (2019) (replies)
moronovich: You are very welcome <Diademas>
   Dec-12-19 Nakamura vs E Inarkiev, 2003 (replies)
moronovich: <Sally> 25.Bg8+ is met with Ra5xRh5
   Dec-12-19 Biographer Bistro (replies)
moronovich: Yes,Happy Birthday and a Merry Christmas as well,to all our unsong heroes.
   Dec-11-19 chessforum (replies)
moronovich: Congratulations guys !
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  virginmind: Hi <moronovich> and thank you for your kind thoughts. Indeed such memories may bring special feelings into our hearts.

Upon further consideration, I can only approve you: it must be an age thing, my tireness. Coming and going. But no vitamins or yoga for now. All's fine otherwise. By the way, did I tell you that for 6 years, in my thirties, I kept a relatively strict diet, meaning almost no meat at all (only fish and eggs)? It felt quite good and it indeed resolved at least one medical issue for me. But then I decided to return to being a carnivore, being told by qualified persons that I shouldn't push my luck.

In football we're going to play against Norway in a few days, hopefully it's gonna be a good match and, of course, the best will win (no draws allowed :).

Hugs to you and Hannah.

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  virginmind: Hi <Diademas>, what about the third part - Bergen and its surroundings - from the description of the places we plan to visit in June, that you so kindly provided? Or you prefer to move our discussion to your forum?
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  Count Wedgemore: Good morning, dear <moro>. Is this the book by Richard Bach that you recommended?

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  Count Wedgemore: Hi, <virginmind>. I remember your plan is to visit Western Norway, but if you also plan to spend at least some time in the Eastern region, like Oslo and its surroundings, I am of course more than happy to give you some pointers on what to see/visit. I quite understand that you prioritize the Western parts of our country, though. The nature is quite unique and breathtaking, we can't really compete with that here in the SouthEast :)
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  virginmind: Hi <Count Wedgemore>, of course it's great to have some tips from you regarding the Oslo region. We will stay there for 2 nights, so probably have only one full day to explore the city. Even if there may be places nearby worth seeing, I don't think we'll have the time (unless it's something gorgeous, or if it happens to be on our route outside Oslo). So we'll concentrate on the capital. I found on the net quite a few highlights to fill our day, and even more - but, with only 11 nights for the trip, I guess it's better to leave as many days as possible for the more scenic part of Norway.

Actually, being June, we briefly considered taking the plane all the way up to Tromso, for the midnight sun, but gave up on it, as too far/expensive. Maybe, just maybe, some other time we'll do it, hire the car from Tromso and drive to Nordkapp just for the sake of it. You know, adventure at the end of the world...:)

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  moronovich: Good morning to both <Count Wedgemore> and your deeper soul <Count Wedgemuchmore:)> and to the norwegian adventurer <virginmind> ! Yes Count,this is the book !
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  moronovich: Hi <Count and virginmind> !

Talking about coincidenses,illusions and WW2 :

I have a chessfriend who was raised in the same house as Stauffenberg,the german officer who almost killed Hitler and a few years ago was portrayed in the movie "Valkyrie" played by Tom Cruise. My friend unfortunately lost his one hand in his early childhood,due to a kitchen accident in the beforementioned house. When I saw the movie the other day,I noticed that Stauffenberg was also missing a hand.The same one….

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  virginmind: Wow, that sure is some coincidence (albeit a chilly one)! I (think) I haven't seen the movie, but I did see the documentary on the subject, on National Geographic (or was it Viasat History?). But indeed such a rare thing to have a friend who lived on that house...
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  Count Wedgemore: Like <virginmind> said, a chilly coincidence :)

Have never got around to see the Tom Cruise movie either, but I once read a book about the 20 July plot, and what was clear to me was that it was much more than an isolated assassination attempt, but rather the planned beginning of a complete overthrow of the regime.

Well, the coup glamorously failed, as we all know.

Von Stauffenberg was a really fascinating character, I bet your friend had some stories to tell about him.

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  Count Wedgemore: Oh <moro>, I almost forgot: Gratulerer med Jonas Buhl Bjerre. Denmark's youngest ever Grandmaster. Only 15!
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  moronovich: Thanks <Count>

Yes,he is a great talent,meassured by Danish standard.But if he can make it to say top 10-30 I´ll doubt so far.

A chilly coincidence it is :) And you are absolutely spot on about the planned beginning of a complete overthrow of the regime. Hitler just escaped by the narrowest of margins and who know how the world would have progressed if Staufenberg has succeeded !?!....Would you and I have been here today ? So far I haven´t heard my friend telling stories about him,but I can ask off course.

p.s.the movie is a good make,if you one day like to see it.

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  Fusilli: Dear <moronovich>, I was just taking a quick look at <jith1207>'s forum when I saw a post from you about your son. I had not idea about this (I am an inconsistent and spotty user of this website) and I just wanted to belatedly say that I am so sorry this has happened to him, and to you and all those who love him.

I know you had my step son in your mind when tragedy struck on my side, and please know that my heart goes out to your son, you and your loved ones.

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  moronovich: Dear <Fusilli> !

Thanks a lot for your sincere words of compassion and comfort.They are deeply appreciated.

Well,there is always this empty chair,but it gives me a lot of comfort to go trough these 30 marvellous years we had together.Also chesswise we had many fine sharings and battles on the 64 squares.

And my thoughts also goes to you and the process you are going through with the hope that as much healing as possible will come to you.

Studies of humans show again and again that it is possible to live a good and prober life,despite those wounds that are sometimes inflicted upon us.That we are able to contain those wholes which are there.

With sincerity and the best of hopes


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  Count Wedgemore: Om kun en time er det Danmark mot Norge i Håndball-VM for kvinner! Lykke til, det kan dere trenge :)
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  moronovich: God morgen <Count> !

Ja der bliver brug for alle mand på båden i dag.Ingen tvivl om at Norge er en tøff modstander der må finde sig i at være favoritter.Men i mangler et par profiler og vi er(måske) i fremgang og bolden er jo rund :)

Men bliver sejren rød,hvid og desværre
også blå så vil jeg skænke dig en sympatisk tanke !

God kamp
ønskes af -moro-

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  Count Wedgemore: Ja, kjære <moro>. De danske piger har vært gode i den innledende runden, så dette kan bli jevnt og spennende. God kamp til deg også!
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  moronovich: Men ved halvleg ser det skummelt ud.Jeg tror I cruiser lige igennem til en sikker sejr ): Klasseforskel lige nu.
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  Count Wedgemore: Ja, men på 0-5 (og 2-7) så det skummelt ut for oss :) Fantastisk start av Danmark og fantastisk snuoperasjon av Norge.
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  moronovich: Hmmmmmmmmmm-mærkelig kamp.Dårlig dansk spil,undtagen i forsvaret med en fortrinlig keeper.

Men Norge var alligevel klart bedst, så
stort tillykke herfra !

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  Count Wedgemore: Good morning, <moro>. I see that the reigning Chessbookie World Champion has skyrocketed into 1st place in the standings! I'm at 5th, I intend on closing that gap (at least try to), now that the GP in Tel Aviv is about to begin. I'm horrible at playing on Women's games. I find them totally unpredictable! You, my good friend, do not seem to have problems predicting them, though :)
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  moronovich: Good afternoon dear <Count> !

Yes it is very nice to sky rocket-due to 500 on Ding and some on the ladies yesterday.And I agree that betting on these creatures is a whole different kettle of fish.I clearly remember last year were they were a kind of Waterloo for you while I barely survived the womens leg (there must be some kind of pun in there:).

Right now I am enjoying the moment also
handballwise,27-24 vs Holland,and looking forward to Tel Aviv were I wish you the best of "luck".

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  moronovich: hi <Count> !

Talking about womans chess.

How to explain this lousy move in Koneru - Zhao 1.Nf3-d5.2.d4-b5 ?

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  Count Wedgemore: Getting out of book? It just looks silly. After two moves Black has already surrendered the c5-square. In the Polish you don't see an early ...d5 from Black very often. There is a reason for that!

But I saw on the <CG>-database that Zhao Xue has done similar "stunts" before, without much success it seems. See this one here:

R Bellin vs Zhao Xue, 2008

In the ongoing game it looks like Zhao has played well after her strange opening choice though, and causes Koneru some problems to solve. But I have no idea how this will end. I'm glad I didn't put any chessbucks on this one :)

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  moronovich: <Count Wedgemore: Getting out of book? It just looks silly. After two moves Black has already surrendered the c5-square. In the Polish you don't see an early ...d5 from Black very often. There is a reason for that!>

Good and sound reasoning !

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  moronovich: <Women's GP Monaco Round 7: Koneru - Zhao : Zhao [info] 65 LIVE BET

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