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"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 11618 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-18-23 S Gligoric / J Penrose vs M Tal / H Golombek, 1964
moronovich: Oh, that was a shame ): And Geneva is a wonderful city, much underestimated IMHO.
   Sep-17-23 moronovich chessforum (replies)
moronovich: God morning dear <virginmind> ! Hope your health, dizziness is ok/fine on your planed trip to the spanish capital !? May be I can spot you on the tele, when the riders come to town ? ;) When I was in Madrid, some decades ago, I vividly remember their beautiful parks. The ...
   Sep-13-23 Fusilli chessforum (replies)
moronovich: Rxf6 followed by Qd2 ! and I dont see a defence for black.
   Sep-05-23 perfidious chessforum (replies)
moronovich: Hi <perfidious> ! Yesterday I saw a film, which may very well be something for you. It is called "The Card Counter", from 2021, and there is a lot of poker in it. And a very fine composed story, which I enjoyed. All the best -moro-
   Sep-04-23 Scheveningen (1923)
moronovich: Absolutely stunning ! Thanks a lot, <Stonehenge> Highly recommended.
   Sep-01-23 FIDE World Cup (2023) (replies)
moronovich: But after a pee, sleeping can be very comfortable.
   Sep-01-23 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
moronovich: Good tom see you again <wordfunph> ! Yes, those were the days.
   Aug-31-23 F Rhine vs S Lipsits, 2023
moronovich: Ok, I see.
   Aug-31-23 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
moronovich: <Imagine how deluded you have to be to imagine that Obama is a cretin and Trump a sage.> Yes, God certainly works in mysterious ways. Seems like he also can have an off day.
   Aug-31-23 playground player chessforum (replies)
moronovich: She certainly need som councelling ):..... ;)
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Jun-19-23  virginmind: Hi dear <moronovich>, nothing much to mention here, other than we went to Croatia earlier this month and it's been lovely, great weather. We visited Trogir, Split and Sibenik. I'm fine and I hope you are the same.
After a break of more than 5 months, I returned to Panadol Extra and it's OK.

There were quite a few chess events since last we spoke, as you may know, I did follow a bit but not much. Today I played two games on, drawn one and won the other.

Any news on your side?

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  moronovich: Hi, <virginmind> !

Great to see you again and thanks for stopping by.

Good to hear your Panadol Extra seems to do you good . Keep up the good work ,my friend !

Here stomach is the best for a very long time and I enjoy it immendsely. After all this hard work..

There is a blizzard right now and we need water/rain like never before. This heath vawe is definately not my cup of tea, but I remember that you like the summers sun ;)

Soon TDF is going to start and this means more than 3 weeks, were I am glued to the TV. The older I get, (turned 70 this year!) the more I am found of bicyckling. Also as a way to see other countries, e.g. France revisited ), and other parts of nature, than the usual suspects. Betting too, off course, as a great hobby....So are you going to follow TDF as well ?

I send you and you Maria my best regards and all my best wishes for the best of possible summer to you both. With good health and many fine experiences and moments of joy !

See you up or down the road !

Jun-26-23  virginmind: Hello my friend. So it was a storm in your area, if I got you right, but rather welcomed because of the heat wave in Denmark? In Trogir it only rained once while we were there, rather strong but it didnt get to a storm level. It wasn't hot either, so best time for wandering. Dubrovnik was too far from where we were, also Pula and Rovini. We didn't reach an island, Hvar. Maybe some other time. Croatians are great people, as far as we noticed.

I'm glad your stomach doesn't bother you anymore. Yes, I'm going to follow TDF from time to time, one cannot miss such a visual treat and, of course, all the struggle to be first.

Best regards to you and Hannah and, once again (or if I failed to do it), many happy returns of your birthday celebration! 70 years is a good age for bycicling, wether just to watch it on tv, or to ride a bike. I trust you have your attention sharp at all times, in the latter case.

Jun-27-23  virginmind: Vingegaard!
Jun-28-23  virginmind: Sorry, I was watching a relay on Eurosport of a TDF segment won by Vingegaard, unaware that it was from last year :) Nonetheless, good luck for the Danish cyclists, starting from July 1st!
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  moronovich: Thank you <virginmind> !

We certainly also rootes for the dane, but in the overall picture, I would rather prefer Pogacar to win a thrilling even race over the 3 weeks span, than Vingegaard just winning without real competition.

They start saturday in Bilbao around 12.00 GMT) and it is up in the mountains from day one ! Thank you very much for the birthday wishes and I´ll immediatedly send them back to you in Iasi, if I rightly remember it is in June you are celebrating your birthday, right !?

All the best and all the rest


Jun-29-23  virginmind: No, that was toward the end of May, but thank you nonetheless! :)
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  moronovich: You are as always welcome ! And you are still born in the sign of the virgo.

With the best wishes for your day to come.

Jun-29-23  virginmind: Uhm, no, it's the sign of gemini - by birth. But you're half right, actually, as my given name is that of a saint celebrated at the end of August, so virgo :)
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  moronovich: Sorry, I meant gemini, of course ;)

But, 50% is better than nothing ;)

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  moronovich: How about your chess, recently ?

Are you satisfied with it ?

Jun-29-23  virginmind: Well, my chess playing has ups and downs, in the past 2 weeks I noticed a decrease in rating, but in the last couple of days there is a certain tendency to the contrary. There are moments of chess blindness from time to time, failing to perceive evident moves (once I didn't see I had a mate in one). Not to mention getting outplayed right from some openings, due of course to my lack of specific preparation. But I still get the same drive and pleasure out of each game.
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  moronovich: <But I still get the same drive and pleasure out of each game.>

And that is what matters most. Anytime, in my book. Better to be lower rated and feeling the pleasure, than higher rated, where chess can sometimes be a heavy duty and endless struggle.

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  Fusilli: <Better to be lower rated and feeling the pleasure, than higher rated, where chess can sometimes be a heavy duty and endless struggle.>

I started playing competitive chess at 12. When I was 21, I stopped playing because chess was consuming my life. Losing was extremely painful and winning was only a relief. Three years later, my friends talked me into playing an open tournament. (I was still living in Argentina.) I played with a different attitude... just to enjoy my games and hang out with my friends. And I did very well (I still remember I scored +3 =3 -1 against good opposition). Then I didn't play again until my last year of grad school in Philly, 11 years later. At that point, in my mid-30s, chess was just for fun. To my surprise, I got a USCF rating in the mid-2200s... That is, about the same strength I had 11 years earlier. And I had not prepped or anything, and was totally out of date with openings and such.

Since then, I have tried to play with that carefree attitude, though sometimes anxiety comes back. But there is no doubt in my chess experience about which approach works best for me.

Jul-20-23  virginmind: Hi <Fusilli> and <moronovich>! Well, I guess once you've played competitively for some 10 years, you've got enough strength to keep you going even after 10/20 years...Sure, there's the preparation part, and lack of practice that may draw you back, but getting again that rating probably means you never lost your talent for the middle game and endings. Great!

As of me, I've never got past 1700 Fide - then again, played semi-competitively only for 2-3 years. But indeed, looks like once you really enjoy what you're doing, you're able to recover much more quickly the playing strength you may have lost.

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  moronovich: Hi´guys !

Great to see you in da house. Like a tribute to the joy of playing. And there is actually a book out there, called "The joy of chess" which is hereby highly recommended. Not like anyother book.

All the best

Jul-20-23  virginmind: And by the way: many happy returns of the day!

How so? Because today is the international chess day! :)


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  moronovich: Thanks <virginmind> !

Let us have a toast in the name of chess !

Hugs to you too.

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  moronovich: Good evening, dear <virginmind> !

Hope everything is fine in Iasi and that you are doing well !

Here things are ok, besides from minor issues with my eyesight, but tomorrow Hannah and I, are heading for the local optician, who will make a thougroghly test.

Otherwise I am enjoying the "Vuelta" immensely, here where the indian summer has taken over, my favourite part of the year.

All the best and hugs to you and Maria !

Sep-02-23  virginmind: Hi, dear <moronovich>, I am doing well, apart from a bout of dizziness last week. I talked by phone with the (other) neurologist's assistant and again she said I should come for an assessment of my benign MS. They scheduled an MRI for me, but only in Nov (if I want it for free). I don't know why this happened, the last time I got such an attack was in 2016. Anyhow, I have no intention to start their treatment, as symptoms are very sparse.

Not so hot anymore, as we move into autumn, we even got some rain 3 days ago. We might go to Spain by mid September, if all goes well (the air company not cancelling our flight) and visit Madrid, Salamanca, Leon and other cities. I kept playing chess over the net, not with bad results if I may say so. La Vuelta, yeah, I can imagine is quite entertaining.

Hugs for Hannah and you. And take care with the eyesight. I too had a visit to the optician a month ago, and she said that the pain behind my right eye is not ophtalmology related. Besides, I see quite well.

Sep-08-23  virginmind: On Sept. 17 La Vuelta cyclists will pass through Madrid and we'll be there, maybe I'll get to see them.
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  moronovich: Hey that is great news, my dear <virginmind> !

And may you enjoy your trip to the spanish capital. A fine city it is. But I suppose you have been there before ?

All the best for the upcoming weekend and to good health. Hugs to both you and Maria.

Here we are enjoying the Vuelta and today it was Jonas ! ;) The great little dane.

Sep-08-23  virginmind: Thank you <moronovich>, and no, I haven't yet been to Madrid, nor to Spain for that matter. We're still debating, actually, as dizziness has been present in the past days (although in a mild form, not like the one in Aug. 25), if to shorten the itinerary. It's possible that we will stick to Madrid for 5 nights and to Salamanca for 6, to reduce the risks should my dizziness won't go away. Good luck to Jonas!
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  moronovich: God morning dear <virginmind> !

Hope your health, dizziness is ok/fine on your planed trip to the spanish capital !?

May be I can spot you on the tele, when the riders come to town ? ;)

When I was in Madrid, some decades ago, I vividly remember their beautiful parks. The best I have ever been to.

So here´s to hopefully a pleasant trip and many hugs to you and to Maria.

See you up the road.

Sep-25-23  virginmind: Hi <moronovich> dear, we just returned from Spain and it was pretty charming. I did have another bout of strong dizziness in the day after we arrived in Madrid, but it slowly receded and then it was all right. Like I said, we kept for Madrid and Salamanca, with a day trip to Toledo and one to Avila. Indeed, we were to Retiro park in Madrid and we liked it a lot. But I didn't have time to catch the passing La Vuelta cyclists. Havent been to Bernabeu stadium either. Other than that we enjoyed Madrid over all, it's art nouveau buildings etc. We only been to Reina Sofia museum, not to Prado (the latter would have took a full day to visit).

Salamanca was a very nice surprize, with it's gorgeous cathedrals. Also, we enjoyed visiting Toledo, the interior of its cathedral being, I think, the most impressive we've seen so far. Equally impressive, the exterior of Old and New Cathedrals in Salamanca. Avila on the other hand, was a bit of a let down, in my opinion - maybe due to high expectations I had after reading on some tourist forums...The weather was great too while in Spain, but for 2 windy and colder days.

Hugs to you and Hannah and hoping you are both fine.

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