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paavoh
Member since Feb-28-07 · Last seen Jun-15-21
Learned the game at age of 7, played OTB in the 1980's, converted to CC in mid-1990's, now just following what is going on at the top.

Does this path reflect a decline in my chess abilities or increased demands at my day job in sciences?

Still, I feel a spark when seeing a great game.

Many thanks for Santa and the good people at Chessgames for giving me a membership for the years 2015 and 2020!


   paavoh has kibitzed 2514 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-08-21 Konstantinopolsky vs I Rudakovsky, 1940 (replies)
 
paavoh: Thanks, <ughaibu> for these: <A small collection of un-kibitzed and brutal games won by Rudakovsky>
 
   Jun-08-21 I Rudakovsky vs Konstantinopolsky, 1945 (replies)
 
paavoh: I wish I could play the White side of QGD like this...
 
   Jun-08-21 Grischuk vs Deac, 2021 (replies)
 
paavoh: A very nice Q+R+pawns end game by Grischuk.
 
   May-24-21 Joel Benjamin vs W Hook, 1990 (replies)
 
paavoh: Nice pin at the end.
 
   May-20-21 P Girinath vs Ganguly, 2000 (replies)
 
paavoh: Quite difficult for me today - taking a step back to move forward is always harder to see.
 
   May-17-21 D J Ledger vs P K Wells, 2001 (replies)
 
paavoh: I liked this one: Monday puzzle that wasn't a Queen sac.
 
   May-12-21 B Annakov vs O Sepp, 1994 (replies)
 
paavoh: Hi again <Brenin>, sorry to nitpick but in the omitted line <I left out 61 Qh6+ Ke7 62 Qe6+ and only then 63 Qxd6> the White Q will be taken by 61.- Qc1xh6 :-)
 
   May-06-21 P Avgousti vs C Uzman, 1970
 
paavoh: What a difference 12. Nf3 or 12.Be3 made... A Monday puzzle, perhaps?
 
   Mar-30-21 Zugzwang vs McShane, 1998 (replies)
 
paavoh: I saw 22. Rxe5 first, but considered Be6 as well. Somehow clearing the d file seemed better to me.
 
   Mar-30-21 City of Tartu vs St. Petersburg, 1838 (replies)
 
paavoh: The St Pete team won the other game and had the better position in this game, so the early draw is understandable.
 
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