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Member since Aug-26-07 · Last seen May-26-17
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 (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) and

I occasionally play at but it isn't as easy to find a game there.

Here is a fun game I played years ago:

NN vs William Austad
Offhand game
Ohio University
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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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.

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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:

Eva Moser

Magnus Carlsen

Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov

Viktorija Cmilyte

Richard Rapport

Bent Larsen

Rudolf Spielmann

Murray Chandler

Jon Ludvig Hammer

Alexander Grischuk

Emil Sutovsky

Irina Krush

Veronika Exler

Baadur Jobava

Robert Kreisl

Davit Shengelia

Peter Schreiner

Yifan Hou

Anna-Lena Schnegg

Simon Kim Williams

Pia Cramling

Duncan Suttles

Anna-Christina Kopinits

Georg Froewis

Ticia Gara

Helene Mira

Georg Danner

Shen Yang

Valentin Dragnev

Nils Grandelius

Lisa Hapala

Yu Yangyi

Andreas Diermair

Carl Schlechter

Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez

Markus Ragger

Elisabeth Paehtz

Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant

Hans Multhopp

Daniel Malek

Grzegorz Gajewski

Natalia Pogonina

Anna Zatonskih

Zdenko Kozul

Katharina Newrkla

Vasily Smyslov

Alina L'Ami

Samuel Sevian

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian

Karl Robatsch

Silje Bjerke

Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska

Nodirbek Abdusattorov

Marta Bartel

Paula Kalmar-Wolf

Johannes Kerschbaumer

Richard Singer

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User: Domdaniel

User: technical draw

User: mateo


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User: Phony Benoni

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Tournament Index

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   waustad has kibitzed 9012 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-25-17 Chinese Chess League (2017) (replies)
waustad: If it is like other seasons, this is just the start. I remember last year had over 20 rounds.
   May-21-17 Jeremy Lim (replies)
waustad: Kudos to Boston for winning one. It will be interesting to see if that makes much difference. I guess it isn't going to be two undefeated teams meeting in the finals.
   May-18-17 FIDE Grand Prix Moscow (2017) (replies)
waustad: Two different White Horse pubs happened in the early novels, but the one between (and under) Trinity and Blackwells was my usual haunt after tearing the ligaments out of my knee. On crutches one doesn't range very far and I often had lunch and some beer with the scouts. Sorry for ...
   May-18-17 Ding Liren vs E Inarkiev, 2017
waustad: What a lesson by Ding Lirin.
   May-15-17 Emil Joseph Diemer (replies)
waustad: I remember playing somebody in the bar who started playing a BDG line against me and I thought that I'd avoid it. After I'd won the game I started showing him BDG lines and it was clear he'd never heard of it and that I wasn't stepping into a prepared variation.
   May-11-17 23rd Sigeman & Co (2017) (replies)
waustad: Harika is holding her own so far with two draws as black in the first two rounds. It is good to see her playing in a round robin with men. With her rating, -1 would be a very good result. I hope she does even better.
   May-07-17 Russian Team Championships (Women) (2017) (replies)
waustad: Girya is 5/5 so far. Good start.
   Apr-30-17 Alekhine vs NN, 1911 (replies)
waustad: Then again, that particular NN might have thrashed me.
   Apr-26-17 Nils Grandelius
waustad: He is in a 6way tie for first going into the penultimate round in Reykjavik.
   Apr-24-17 Peter Schreiner
waustad: This was from 7.5/8, so possibly he'd need a third norm that is over 9 rounds. I'm not sure of the rules there. To get a norm here, he must have had a high enough tpr that even with a loss it would have been over 2600 (If I recall the rules correctly). I'm not lawyer enough to know ...
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