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Member since Jan-24-05 · Last seen Mar-19-21
I learned the basics of chess as a child, but never had a teacher and rarely had the chance to play. Now I am finding the opportunity as an adult and for the first time I am taking some more serious study of the game.
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   olaf4lena has kibitzed 69 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-23-10 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
olaf4lena: I've been trying to improve my positional and defensive play by reviewing games of great positional players like Petrosian, Botvinik and Karpov. The problem is that oftentimes I see what they do, but have no idea why. Even annotated games seem to take for granted the kinds of ...
   Sep-17-07 Uncommon Opening (A00) (replies)
olaf4lena: In Standard Chess Openings, Eric Schiller recommends that beginners use the "New York Defense" against hypermodern openings. Does anyone know what he is referring to? I have never heard of it before.
   May-17-07 Sicilian (B20) (replies)
olaf4lena: A follow-up to my training questions above: I tried a few games playing sicilian -- but not well and not knowing what I am doing. One draw and one win against stronger opponents. The problem was that I could have won both if my endgame skills were better. Dr. Schiller's diagnosis ...
   Mar-05-07 Four Knights (C49) (replies)
olaf4lena: I had this approach take me OOR. Now I see I should simply bore my opponent to death.
   Feb-14-07 Bronstein vs M20, 1963 (replies)
olaf4lena: Such disdain for his opponent, you would think he was playing me! The earliest chess program I played was Sargon II for the Commodore 64 circa 1980. Not a bad engine for it's time.
   Sep-23-06 A Sokolov vs Speelman, 1988 (replies)
olaf4lena: It's like a nightmare!
   May-31-06 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch (D32) (replies)
olaf4lena: <Mr. Schiller> I bought and am enjoying your book on the Tarrasch. What is a good strategy to attack if white makes time wasting moves like a3 or h3 or pointless piece wanderings?
   May-10-06 Fischer vs K Gasser, 1964 (replies)
olaf4lena: Again, Why not 15... PxN
   Feb-28-06 Maric vs Gligoric, 1962 (replies)
olaf4lena: Happy Shrove Tuesday! Glad to say, I got it today, because I am giving up chess for Lent. (Yes, a harsh Lenten discipline indeed.) See y'all at Easter!
   Jan-24-06 Li Shilong vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 (replies)
olaf4lena: <chesscrazy> an excellent Question. I also cannot see a response that would make QxB bad. Clearly that must be what Li Shilong had in mind on 44. Qa5, but why the change in plan?
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