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RolandTesh
Member since Apr-05-05 · Last seen Jul-16-06
I'm 47yo, saw some early success with Junior State Championships, and being invited to play in the finals of the 1980 U.S. Correspondence Championship (which I never completed because I became busy as a professional game designer).

I reached about 2300 strength, though now I'm likely about 2100 since I haven't played serious chess for 20 years. I did however win the 1983 Pente World Championship (which some of you may remember as a popular fad during the early 80's).

Some of you may also be familiar with some of the games I've created -- such as the Star Wars: Collectible Card Game (LucasFilm), same for Star Trek (Paramount), Lord of the Rings (NewLine), Austin Powers, etc.

After making a chunk of change with those games, I've pretty much done nothing but travel the past ten years. Name a major city, I've been there. I love experiencing diverse cultures, especially northern Europe, Canada, and Costa Rica. Recently I lived in Prague for two years (easily the most beautiful city in the world). I also parked for awhile in Amsterdam and Montreal. I speak only a little bit of the languages -- mostly "taxi-talk" and cusswords :-) Ti Vola!

Chessgames.com is the best chess site I've ever seen, if not one of the best constructed sites of any kind. I expect they will continue to grow rapidly.


   RolandTesh has kibitzed 1174 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-10-06 TheAlchemist chessforum (replies)
 
RolandTesh: <TheAlchemist> <Polska is Poland in Polish.> A great sentence :-)
 
   Jul-10-06 RolandTesh chessforum (replies)
 
RolandTesh: <hitman84> 1) 8. cxd4 IF: 8...cxd4 9. f6 2) 7. f4
 
   Jul-09-06 EmperorAtahualpa chessforum (replies)
 
RolandTesh: <EmperorAtahualpa> Okay, predict the final PK score.
 
   Jul-09-06 Chopin chessforum (replies)
 
RolandTesh: <hitman84> How about two games, White each. This is going to sound stupid, but I can't figure out how to open my form.
 
   Jul-04-06 chessmoron chessforum (replies)
 
RolandTesh: Keres preferred postal chess in his later years. Do the scores from any of these games exist?
 
   Jun-29-06 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
RolandTesh: Sup <Wannabe>? I'm about to play in the World Boardgame Champion, (Lancaster, PA), then likely move to New Mexico.
 
   May-17-06 RonB52734 chessforum (replies)
 
RolandTesh: <Paul McCartney is splitting up.> Horizontally or vertically? Will one half be named Paul, and the other half McCartney? :-)
 
   May-09-06 Richard Taylor chessforum (replies)
 
RolandTesh: <capatal> Now that the aggrieved parties are long dead And this man has changed English forever Finally perhaps his dues are all paid Just attribution we can endeavor Edward de Vere, we proclaim with a cheer Was the man who wrote "William Shakespeare"!
 
   May-01-06 Resignation Trap chessforum (replies)
 
RolandTesh: Encore :-)
 
   Apr-23-06 notsodeepthought chessforum (replies)
 
RolandTesh: <Chopin> Without the privilege of having seen "Loose Change," my main question is just what is the bottom line of this conspiracy theory. Is it that the Halliburton Administration participated with Al-Qaeda, or that it was all Halliburton, or that the plane crashes ...
 
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