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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   [less...]
   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 R 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?
   Jan-12-06 P Johner vs Z von Balla, 1906 (replies)
   Jan-12-06 Lasker vs W Buchholz, 1927 (replies)
   Jan-11-06 A Ushenina vs Lagno, 2005
   Jan-11-06 Jobava vs Aronian, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-08-06 I Farago vs V Bliumberg, 1994 (replies)
   Jan-08-06 E Hintikka vs O Koskinen, 1981 (replies)
   Jan-08-06 Korchnoi vs Balashov, 1971 (replies)
   Jan-05-06 R Adamson vs J Becerra Rivero, 2004 (replies)
   Jan-05-06 Khalifman vs S Volkov, 2005
   Jan-05-06 Tal vs Z Szymczak, 1974 (replies)
   Dec-21-05 A Farahat vs Aronian, 2005
   Dec-21-05 Levon Aronian (replies)
   Dec-21-05 Rublevsky vs Dreev, 2005 (replies)
   Dec-21-05 Rublevsky vs Bareev, 2005 (replies)
   Dec-20-05 Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 (replies)
   Nov-09-05 V Hruby vs Bird, 1882 (replies)
   Oct-19-05 Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1923 (replies)
   Oct-18-05 Weeramantry vs Alburt, 1991 (replies)
   Sep-27-05 Khalifman vs E Vorobiov, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-26-05 N Pokazanjev vs Filippov, 2005
   Sep-26-05 D Beer vs G T Carter, 1988 (replies)
   Sep-20-05 H Wolf vs Gruenfeld, 1922 (replies)
   Aug-18-05 Alekhine's Defense (B02) (replies)
   Aug-15-05 Kashdan vs Fine, 1945 (replies)
   Jul-05-05 G Robinson vs B Wall, 1975 (replies)
   May-25-05 Capablanca vs M Fox, 1919 (replies)
   May-18-05 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack (A01) (replies)
   May-12-05 Chaos vs Bs6676, 1977 (replies)
   May-12-05 Karpov vs Andersson, 1969 (replies)
   May-12-05 Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 (replies)
   May-02-05 K Bayer vs Falkbeer, 1852 (replies)
   May-02-05 Ftacnik vs Uhlmann, 1978 (replies)
   Mar-07-05 Portisch vs K Spraggett, 1985
   Mar-01-05 P Nikolic vs S Ernst, 2005 (replies)
   Feb-23-05 Kasparov vs Short, 2002 (replies)
   Feb-12-05 Nimzo-Indian (E20) (replies)
   Jan-26-05 Alekhine's Defense (B03) (replies)
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