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Member since Mar-20-07 · Last seen Oct-18-21
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   Olavi has kibitzed 1278 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-16-21 Ian Nepomniachtchi (replies)
Olavi: A bit disappointing. He should have told which openings they are concentrating on.
   Oct-15-21 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
Olavi: <saffuna: <The article (full of annoying pop-ups) didn't say why Anand replaced Vidit.> The article says the team has a new corporate sponsor. Maybe the sponsor thought Anand would be a better captain, for whatever reason.> Anand's status in Indian chess circles is ...
   Oct-13-21 Aleksandra Goryachkina
Olavi: Apparently the tournament is played in the Bashkortostan State M.V. Nesterov Art Museum in the town of Ufa.
   Oct-12-21 V Durarbayli vs V S Gujrathi, 2021
Olavi: White has an impressive bishop on b1. I can recall Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1912
   Oct-11-21 Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1983
Olavi: <Gaito> Re Beliavsky you were discussing classical games. Short beat Kasparov twice, Hübner and Chandler once, Smyslov never.
   Oct-11-21 Nunn vs Bronstein, 1975 (replies)
Olavi: Agferna's variation seems correct.
   Oct-04-21 Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 2007 (replies)
Olavi: <according to Ivanchuk "Black would have had the initiative in this position". > and <Again the engine somehow disagrees with Ivanchuk's judgment. Stockfish 14 evaluates this position as equal or unclear. > are not contradictory.
   Oct-02-21 Hugh Edward Myers
Olavi: See this - whether this should make him eligible is dubious in my eyes. "Peace Corps" was of course an euphemism for military occupation.
   Sep-25-21 Tal vs Speelman, 1987
Olavi: A delightful display of atavism, as Speelman himself put it.
   Sep-24-21 Petrov Defense (C42) (replies)
Olavi: <749770: And in terms of theory, which players are considered the greatest theorists of this opening?> Makarichev, by a country mile.
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