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|Aug-03-08|| ||waustad: It's nice to see a Tico on here.|
|Nov-24-08|| ||waustad: Does anybody know what happened in round 10 of the olympiad? He didn't play a game, though he was listed as first board. At first it was posted as a win for Costa Rica over the German team, but now it looks like 2-2. He isn't listed as playing in the last round. |
Did "Tico time" mess him up? I dearly love Costa Rica, but promptness there is not the fetish it is in Germany. I recall seeing a notice that a train would be 5 minutes late, two hours before it arrived in Heidelberg. It arrived 5 minutes late, to the second, and was exactly 5 minutes late at every station all the way to Berlin, even with the East German guards getting on and searching. (It has been a while) This is inconceivable in Central America.
|Oct-08-11|| ||waustad: I see he has become a US citizen. I've only heard of one big time tournament in CR and he was going to college in Texas, so I suppose it isn't that surprizing.|
|Apr-11-12|| ||waustad: Here is a pic of two players from the two countries outside of the US where I've spent more than a year, Costa Rica and Austria: |
|Jun-12-12|| ||waustad: They both write for Chessbase, however not in the same languages.|
|Jun-21-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Ramirez-Alvarez!|
|Sep-23-12|| ||waustad: I read in an interview that he is involved in the design of video games. He is also doing a lot of analysis of current games on chessbase, covering the London Grand Prix.|
|Jan-23-13|| ||Zugzwangovich: Who is Moira Kamgar, the pretty lady hugging his shoulder in the January 2013 issue of Chess Life?|
|Apr-04-13|| ||waustad: Hwere is another link to a pic of him with Moira Kamgar. Not the purple suit! http://www.uschess.org/images/stori...|
|Apr-04-13|| ||waustad: This article may help answer your question a bit better: http://www.ocregister.com/news/ches...|
|Apr-04-13|| ||waustad: The actual reason I was on this page was to note his equal first in the
LIX Campeonato Nacional e Internacional de Ajedrez de México. It seems he came in second on tiebreaks. http://es.chessdom.com/2013/cubano-...|
|Apr-21-13|| ||waustad: As the on;y Costa Rican that I know in the database, I guess here is a good place to post this. There will be a Zonal tournament in San Jose starting next week: http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_...|
|Apr-21-13|| ||waustad: I wonder why that was a problem, since the zonal isn't until the end of May into June. I guess they don't want to play as much as Caruana or Ivanchuk.|
|May-12-13|| ||waustad: He's in a playoff for the US Championship. Great rusult! That should also clinch a spot in the next World Cup.|
|May-18-13|| ||Conrad93: How is this guy the US Chess Champion?
Man, the competition has gotten really weak over the years...
|May-21-13|| ||maxi: Perhaps he is getting better. He didn't quite make it this time, but it was an excellent result. Time will tell.|
|May-21-13|| ||Conrad93: He is getting better, but Kamsky is clearly the superior player.|
The US Chess Champion is supposed to be the best in the country. I don't think that this guy is quite there yet.
|Jun-21-13|| ||waustad: Happy 25! I wish you many many more. Cumpleanos feliz!!! (I hope I spelled it right)|
|Jul-11-13|| ||waustad: He'll be playing Evgeny Tomashevsky in the first round of the World Cup. http://www.chessworldcup2013.com/im...|
|Jul-11-13|| ||nummerzwei: I've recently come across Alejandro's name in quite an unexpected context. The article itself doesn't really dwell on our game at all, but I still found it rather amusing to have a familiar chess name pop up in a music review:|
"Hayley Williams is 20 years old and has a Wikipedia page of her own. That sounds more impressive than it actually is. After all, the Internet encyclopaedia's English language version features 4721 entries concerning people born in 1988 such as Williams.
There is Rubik's cube world record holder Toby Mao, <chess grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez> and porn actress Sasha Grey, who has already appeared in a whopping 176 films according to IMDB.
And then there is Hayley Williams, who however has no interest in those professions and would rather join her band Paramore in making rock music.(...)"
Source: http://www.plattentests.de/rezi.php... [in German]
|Jul-11-13|| ||Shams: <...and porn actress Sasha Grey, who has already appeared in a whopping 176 films according to IMDB.>|
Wait, what!? I thought there were only 173! I'll, uh, see you guys tomorrow.
|Aug-11-13|| ||ketchuplover: drawn goes tomashevsky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|Aug-13-13|| ||waustad: He must hate Armageddon games. He's lost twice in them to much higher rated players now.|
|Jun-15-14|| ||waustad: I expect that San Jose is going nuts after the win against Uruguay. As the only Tico here that I know of, he must be pleased.|
|Jun-21-14|| ||waustad: Happy b'day!|
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