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    Heyy Soviets

    Let Sprouty welcome you to ChessChats

    Hope you stay on for this site rocks with the best of em- chesswise.
    Lets see- three years of playing and studying, not bad- have you played alot onlines or mainly offlines ?

    A small sprouty tip - your not the only one on this sight from the states

    Another tip for your chess persuit - practice chess everyday,preferably with ppl with a better rating than you- this will speed up the process more. For if you dont play everyday you will get rusty fast and possibly just give up after getting beat up. Dont get discouraged, sprout has gone thru this phase many of timez in my chess playing. its just rust.

    p.s. sproutys been playing off and on now over 7 years - spread out over a 25 year period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heaviestknight
    I think its Garik with one R though!
    Correct me if i am wrong
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    Garik is a familiar nickname for Garry in Russian (can only be used for children or very close friends, not like Alex for Alexander, etc.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igor_Goldenberg
    Garik is a familiar nickname for Garry in Russian (can only be used for children or very close friends, not like Alex for Alexander, etc.)
    Thanks Igor, interesting; sort of touchy, feely, emotional, bonding connotations? I like the richness of languages. Is it generally accepted that Russian is a rich language?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan
    To whom are you talking? How do you know how long they've been playing and who they have or haven't played against You'd been on this board an hour when you said that, you obvious bonehead.
    Call me an obvious bonehead, but it sounded to me like TheSoviet was quoting something someone had said to him (perhaps his inner voice) or a quote he had discovered rather than making a statement to someone here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watto
    Call me an obvious bonehead...
    Never.

    Quote Originally Posted by Watto
    ... but it sounded to me like TheSoviet was quoting something someone had said to him (perhaps his inner voice) ...
    Jean, having conversed with him from the moment he signed up (on other threads), I am quite certain he was not a genuine poster. I will accept criticism (including from myself if I am brutally honest) that I may have jumped the gun. On balance, I think not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Watto
    ... or a quote he had discovered rather than making a statement to someone here.
    No Jean. He had been here 5 seconds and was privy to far too much personal information. He would have had to have been a serial lurker for months (and an American one at that)! He shot himself in the foot and blew his own cover - plain and simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan
    Never.


    Jean, having conversed with him from the moment he signed up (on other threads), I am quite certain he was not a genuine poster. I will accept criticism (including from myself if I am brutally honest) that I may have jumped the gun. On balance, I think not.


    No Jean. He had been here 5 seconds and was privy to far too much personal information. He would have had to have been a serial lurker for months! He shot himself in the foot and blew his own cover - plain and simple.
    You might be right but the hydra issue in itself doesn't bother me all that much. I still miss Ugoff...

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    Garry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Igor_Goldenberg
    Garik is a familiar nickname for Garry in Russian (can only be used for children or very close friends, not like Alex for Alexander, etc.)
    Igor
    Is the name Garry common in Russian, apart from as an anglisized version of names such as Vasily to Billy etc?
    And if you happen to know please inform us about Kasparov's original name!
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    Quote Originally Posted by heaviestknight
    Igor
    Is the name Garry common in Russian, apart from as an anglisized version of names such as Vasily to Billy etc?
    And if you happen to know please inform us about Kasparov's original name!
    Cheers and good luck!
    Garry is a rare (albeit not completely impossible) name in Russia. In case of Kasparov, that was (and still is) his official name when he was born. As she wrote in his book, one of the resolute decision of his father. Another such decision was that the young boy should study chess, not music like everyone else in his family.
    His surname was (until the age of 13) Weinstein, them he changed it to his mother's surname (Kasparov).
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    thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Igor_Goldenberg
    Garry is a rare (albeit not completely impossible) name in Russia. In case of Kasparov, that was (and still is) his official name when he was born. (...)His surname was (until the age of 13) Weinstein, them he changed it to his mother's surname (Kasparov).
    Thanks Igor, that was really informative!
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    Wikipedia possibly citing a bio called Unlimited Challenge says that "Garry" is actually equivalent to "Harry", so if it was anglicised he would be Harry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Wikipedia possibly citing a bio called Unlimited Challenge says that "Garry" is actually equivalent to "Harry", so if it was anglicised he would be Harry!
    What is the difference between Harry and Garry?
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    ^ Harry's a wizard, Garry's a painter. http://www.garrypotter.co.uk/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igor_Goldenberg
    What is the difference between Harry and Garry?
    A bit like the difference between Bill and Will

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    PS Isn't "g" prounced like"h" in Russian? One of their astronauts was called "German" pronounced "Herman". On the other hand, if it is, why isn't the relevant cyrillic letter transliterated as "h" in the first place? again
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    Hi Denis,
    Yes like in Gavaroo which is phonetic for the word speaking - correct russian is to pronounce it with a g but uneducated russians use a h like in havaroo.

    Complex!
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