|I was USCF 1739 the last time I played tournament chess, but I always preferred playing blitz. I quit playing tournament chess when I hurt my back, since sitting on those horrid folding metal chairs at a weekend Swiss for hours at a time was no longer an option. |
I started taking the game seriously during Fischer vs Spassky like so many of my countrymen, but I was already 22 so it was a little late to get all that good. I was in my mid 30s when I played in my first tournament and my last rating change happened in 1988.
I now regularly play in bars, particularly http://www.yelp.com/biz/union-bar-a... (closed due to fire, but reopened May 25, 2016! I haven't been up to play yet, but next week it will be more like the bar instead of a grand opening)
I occasionally play at http://www.athensuncorked.com/ but it isn't as easy to find a game there.
Here is a fun game I played years ago:
NN vs William Austad
Baker Center (the original one)
1.) d4 Nf6
2.) c4 g6
3.) Nc3 Bg7
4.) e4 d6
5.) g3 Nbd7
6.) Nge2 c5
7.) d5 Ne5
8.) b3?? Nf3#
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Some useful links:
FIDE ratings: http://ratings.fide.com/
World clock: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclo...
Diaz cartoons: http://www.chessvibes.com/cartoons
USCF ratings: http://www.uschess.org/content/blog...
Olimpbase Old Ratings: http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/player/
Tactical puzzles: http://chesstempo.com/chess-tactics...
PGN Upload Utility
Chess ticker: http://www.chess-international.de/
M60MG: Game Collection: My 60 Memorable Games (Bobby Fischer)
Pun List: Game Collection: Game of the Day Pun Index (A-B)
FIDE norm regs: https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook....
From here on it is likely that things will change a lot. Faves will be more likely added than dropped, but who knows. Anybody I have trouble finding via the search facility is likely to be added to the faves list. I'll try to keep links for tournaments that interest me so they'll show some of my preferences. This is mainly for my convenience but anybody who wishes is welcome to use this as a convenient way to find things. If you me want to add something to the profile, post something in the forum and I'll think about it.
Games from the German Frauenbundesliga:
CG Bundesliga page: Bundesliga (2014/15)
Bundesliga stats: http://statistik.godesbergersk.de/s...
Austrian chess sites: http://www.chess.at/
chess-results live games: http://chess-results.com/live.aspx
ChessbaseTV Austria: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb...
Some faves, sometimes chosen for search issues, including problems with hyphenated names or spelling. If I've had trouble finding the player in a search it may be enough reason to make the list:
Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov
Jon Ludvig Hammer
Simon Kim Williams
Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
User: technical draw
User: Phony Benoni
There are others who will get added as time goes on.