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Member since Jul-31-07
"Better to run than to fence badly"
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   valiant has kibitzed 1160 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-05-20 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
valiant: <soldal: <Norway is closer to an "Utopian Socialist state" than Sweden. That's all.> How so?> Things changed when Olof Palme was killed.
   Feb-05-20 Simen Agdestein
valiant: Swedish TV 1988 (Haninge, Sweden Chess Tournament)
   Feb-01-20 Tata Steel Masters (2020) (replies)
valiant: <Sokrates: During my professional life I had many big inter-Scandinavian projects, so I have collaborated with many Norwegians, and I can safely say that Norwegians and Danes were much more alike than our cousins from Sweden, Finland and even Faroe Islands and Greenland. We ...
   Dec-20-19 Grand Prix Jerusalem (2019) (replies)
valiant: <Diademas: Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Maybe not rotten, and maybe not just in Denmark, but I do associate salty liquorice with the country.> I always bought a lot of salt lakrits on the ferry-trips to Denmark and the continent - but the labels were mostly ...
   Dec-11-19 London Chess Classic GCT Finals (2019) (replies)
valiant: <Diademas: Seems like Kexholmslän* got incorporated in the Grand Duchy after the Swedish cession of the rest of Finland in 1809.> Yes, from your link: "After his return to Finland in 1812, the Finnish-born Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt became counsellor to the Russian emperor. ...
   Sep-09-19 Count Wedgemore chessforum (replies)
valiant: <Not in a million years.> Yes I know (I wouldn't vote for them either); but I looked at the opinion polls and was surprised to see some kind of revival …
   Aug-01-19 Odd Lie (replies)
valiant: Magnus Carlsen (kibitz #35802)
   Jun-21-19 Torsten Tegner
valiant: Alice Tegnér - "Tula hem och tula vall"
   Apr-06-19 Gashimov Memorial (2019) (replies)
valiant: <Count Wedgemore: Magnus was a common name in Norway already during the middle ages, and it was the name of several of our medieval kings, some of the most famous was Magnus the Good (who was king of both Norway and Denmark), Magnus Barefoot, and the great and influential Magnus ...
   Mar-16-19 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
valiant: "Paul Simon's classic 'The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)' gets an update with some help from Stephen Colbert."
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