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Member since Jun-20-06 · Last seen Nov-08-07
I am a French speaking Swiss. I now live in Melbourne where I am just about to get married. I teach French and History in a high school, love my job and love my chess. I have recently revived the chess club at the school where I work and my team has just been selected to play in the states finals in October. Even though I am a pretty poor player, I pass on to students my enthusiasm for the game and hopefully good sportsmanship around the board.

Apart from chess, I have been playing the guitar for nearly 20 years, piano for the last 2 years on my inlaws old, battered and out of tune piano, and tennis since I was 4.

My favourite chess players are: Fischer, Anand, Tal and my grand father. Favourite musician: Paul Simon
Favourite tennis players: Edberg, Wilander, Sempras and naturally Federer.

I do not yet barrack for an AFL (Australian football) team, to the great disappointment of my inlaws and my colleagues, but am open to suggestions.

I play chess on Check it out, it is great!

   olelz has kibitzed 28 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-12-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
olelz: <technical draw> Even if the guy who walks around pretending he is Paul McCartney was a fraud, you have to admit he is an amazing talent. isn't it extraordinary that his guitar playing style, his voice and his song writing are so much just like the real McCartney? And to think ...
   Oct-12-06 D Pedzich vs Shirov, 1990 (replies)
olelz: first time I manage to work out the move!! - my own game is still poor though...
   Oct-10-06 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
olelz: f4 is really gutsy. I think he is bluffing. what do you guys think?
   Oct-02-06 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
olelz: freeing the bishop...
   Sep-30-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
olelz: <trevor> I like your suggestion.
   Sep-30-06 Razuvaev vs Lputian, 1979 (replies)
olelz: that's what I was thinking too. I can't see why not.
   Sep-27-06 Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1996 (replies)
olelz: thanks <whatthe>. the article is really amusing. here are some quotes from Fischer found on You can only get good at chess if you love the game. Bobby Fischer I like the moment when I break a man's ego. Bobby Fischer Chess is life. Bobby ...
   Sep-26-06 M Galyas vs J Boguszlavszkij, 2001 (replies)
olelz: couldn't find the answer... argh. and it is Wednesday here.
   Jun-20-06 E Steiner vs Tartakower, 1929 (replies)
olelz: 25.Qxg6 Why doesn't Steiner play instead 25.Nf6 That would win the queen and maybe precipitate the end...
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