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Caissanist
Member since Feb-27-05 · Last seen Oct-23-19
Currently I spend most of my chess time playing 3/2 and 2/1 games on chess.com and FICS as "TyroLoco", at a 1300 level. I will never play a game of tournament chess again due to health issues, but I still love the game in small doses. When I get too tired to play anymore (i.e. after 10-15 minutes) I dip into Batgirl's history archives, I particularly enjoyed "Flea House Blues": http://www.chess.com/blog/batgirl/t... .

Currently experimenting with Lawrence Day's 30 year-old "clamp" against the Sicilian: http://fam-lysgaard.dk/data/TBC1008... .

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[[Some chess links I'm currently using:]]
Most popular chess sites: http://chess-links.org/

List of online computer chess resources: http://www.techsupportalert.com/con...

Names and definitions of most common tactical themes, often seen in chess puzzles: https://www.chesskid.com/article/vi...

Page for querying endgame tablebases: http://www.k4it.de/index.php?topic=...

Set of links to various online chess DBs: http://www.chessgameslinks.lars-bal....

Most recent articles on chess.com: http://www.chess.com/articles

Online PGN player: http://www.pgnplayer.com/
Online PGN viewer and editor at the defunct caissa.com site: http://www.caissa.com/chess-tools/

live ratings: http://chess.liverating.org/

List of top 10 players by year 1971-1999: http://www.chessmaniac.com/top-fide... All FIDE rating lists 1971-2001: www.olimpbase.org (click on "Elo Lists" in the Players and Teams section) or viewable at http://fidelists.blogspot.com/ .

"Nuestro Circulo", Argentine chess magazine: http://www.tabladeflandes.com/nuest... .

PDFs of some old books (mostly in Spanish): chesspdf.blogspot.com

Chesskid: https://www.chesskid.com/

2008 performance ratings: http://members.aon.at/sfischl/cl200...

Performance versus players above 2700: http://members.aon.at/sfischl/po270...

Performance against players below 2700: http://members.aon.at/sfischl/pu270...

Crosstables from many of history's top tournaments: http://storiascacchi.altervista.org... https://web.archive.org/web/2008122...

Crosstables from USA and USSR championships: http://graeme.50webs.com/chesschamp....

The Chess Mind: http://www.thechessmind.net/

Favorite Spanish-language chess sites:

http://www.tabladeflandes.com/: probably the best overall Spanish-language chess site, with many regular columns from GMs and excellent writers. Ajedrez Magico (abandoned in 2010, still with much interesting legacy content): http://ajedrezmagico.blogspot.com/ Ajedrez Espectacular: http://www.mipaginapersonal.movista... http://www.tabladeflandes.com/frank...
http://www.ajedrezenmexico.org/
http://www.ajedrezdeataque.com/01%2... http://www.chessville.com/links/lin... Chessville's links to Spanish-language sites http://comentariosdeajedrez.blogspo...
http://www.chessbase.com/espanola/i...
http://www.capablanca.co.cu/
http://www.chessville.com/Espanol/N... Argentine chess newsletter, through 2009 http://www.torneosajedrez.com
http://www.torre64.com Peruvian chess news
List of Spanish chess jargon (R-rated): http://members.fortunecity.es/unich....

Endgame tablebase: http://www.k4it.de/index.php?topic=...

Chess tournament results: http://chess-results.info/Default.a...

Other online databases: http://www.365chess.com http://chesstempo.com/
www.chessdom.com

http://paulhoffman.wordpress.com/

Opening search: Nimzo-Indian, Samisch (E25)

Game Collection: Logical Chess: Move By Move (Chernev) - COMPLETE

Game Collection: GM RAM Game Selection

William Ewart Napier

Sicilian Alapin:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

FIDE world and national rank for a given player: http://www.fide.com/ratings/topl.ph... You need to replace ABCDEFG with the code from that player's FIDE player card (e.g. 5000017 for Viswanathan Anand). FIDE top rating statistics: http://ratings.fide.com/toplist.pht...

FIDE top player list history, including for inactive players: http://ratings.fide.com/top_files.p.... For example to get a list of Xie Jun's top player list rankings, I searched for her record, got the ID 8600147 from the "event=" value in the URL, and then typed in http://ratings.fide.com/top_files.p....

USCF lowest rated players: http://main.uschess.org/datapage/to...

Bunch of old chess links: http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/...

Goddess chess blog: http://goddesschess.blogspot.com/20...

Random stuff: http://onemansblog.com/author/admin/

You can email me on Yahoo, username oneeyedman99.

<I never said computers can't figure out.

I said I hated them.

Although I use mine on a daily basis.

It's kind of the same as having a boyfriend that way.> JessicaFischerQueen, 12-Dec-08 in KIbitzer's Cafe.

<I have tried to adopt the philosophy that I'd rather hold a clear belief loosely than a fuzzy believe tightly. One of the reasons I feel I tend to get along pretty well with good chess players is that I've found that they tend to share this philosophy with regard to just about anything be it religion, politics, or chess positions. So I suspect this Mrs. Pogonina did not think that her comments were descended from Mount Sinai. This reminds me of a conversation I had with GM Nakamura. I asked him if he thought there was any advantage for White in the Wing Gambit Sicilian. He said, "Don't be an idiot! MAYBE White can draw." I said, "Are you sure about that?!" And he said, "No."> GoldenBear, in a 6-Oct-09 comment on Carlsen vs Wang Yue, 2009

<One of the things that appeals to me about competitive chess ... is that it is, as games go, very fair. There is quite a lot of luck in chess over the short term. But on the whole it tends to cancel out. Certainly chess compares very favourably with all the things that go under the designation 'real life', with all the stacked decks, silver spoons, nepotism, favouritism and disastrous misfortunes that attend. In comparison with the crazy unpredictability and uncontrollability of most of human existence, playing chess (even in a time-scramble!) is like a paradise of rationality.> - George Botterill.

The thing I learn best from chess is myself. I learn how I think, what I do well, what I don't do so well, and how best to structure my thinking to effectively solve problems and deal with different tasks. Of course it helps that I love the game but have very little natural ability for it--you learn more about yourself doing things that you are bad at.

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   Caissanist has kibitzed 2531 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-19-19 Alfonso Ferriz Carrasquedo
 
Caissanist: Update to the updated link: https://axedrezmexiquense.blogspot....
 
   Oct-19-19 Shirov vs Yu Yangyi, 2019
 
Caissanist: Typo: the game was moved to another <room>.
 
   Oct-18-19 Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 (replies)
 
Caissanist: I like the original painting more than the lithograph. Among other differences it shows Saint Amant covering his ears, presumably because of the noise. It also shows one of the spectators asleep.
 
   Oct-17-19 Isle of Man Grand Swiss (2019) (replies)
 
Caissanist: <Messiah> may be the best example in history of how finding your passion can give your entire life purpose and meaning.
 
   Oct-15-19 Benko vs N Weinstein, 1975
 
Caissanist: I believe this was the year that Lone Pine invited every grandmaster in the world to play, paying their traveling expenses to get there, but then deducting travel costs from their prize money. So Benko probably wouldn't have gotten anything even if he had won this game.
 
   Oct-15-19 Carlsen vs Shirov, 2019 (replies)
 
Caissanist: <Shirov's main hope is that Carlsen won't want to play a long endgame and will offer a draw.> Isn't that like Carlsen's favorite thing to do in the whole world? My impression is that grinding out a win from a slight advantage, while watching the other guy thrash and squirm ...
 
   Oct-14-19 Edith Thomas (replies)
 
Caissanist: Does anyone know if the 1895 Hastings Ladies' Tournament was the first women's tournament? I don't know of any earlier ones myself.
 
   Oct-14-19 Hastings (1895)
 
Caissanist: The official tournament book, published in 1896 is online here: https://books.google.com/books?id=H... . In addition to many annotated games, it includes high-quality photos of all the participants.
 
   Oct-13-19 V Kovalev vs Carlsen, 2019 (replies)
 
Caissanist: Chess.com has a good story about this game with annotations: https://www.chess.com/news/view/201... . Carlsen was lost for a good part of the game, but Kovalev could not find the win.
 
   Oct-11-19 E Najer vs Anand, 2019 (replies)
 
Caissanist: I'm surprised that Anand would even participate in a swiss tournament at his age. These days his game is all about opening prep, he doesn't have the physical endurance anymore to squeeze out wins in tough endgames. But in this event he's not going to be able to prepare for an ...
 
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