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waustad
Member since Aug-26-07 · Last seen Aug-18-17
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 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) and
http://www.yelp.com/biz/smiling-sku...

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
Offhand game
Ohio University
Baker Center (the original one)
197?
1.) d4 Nf6
2.) c4 g6
3.) Nc3 Bg7
4.) e4 d6
5.) g3 Nbd7
6.) Nge2 c5
7.) d5 Ne5
8.) b3?? Nf3#


click for larger view

Some useful links:
Chessbomb: http://livechess.chessdom.com/site/
365chess: http://www.365chess.com/
Chessbase: http://www.chessbase.com/
Chess-results: http://chess-results.com/
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: http://www.olimpbase.org/

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:
(old): http://teleschach.de/bundesliga/bl-... (2014/2015): http://chess-international.de/ticke...

FBL: http://www.schachbund.de/SchachBL/i...
http://nsv-online.de/ligen/fbl/

CG Bundesliga page: Bundesliga (2014/15)

Bundesliga stats: http://statistik.godesbergersk.de/s...

Live: https://chess24.com/de/watch/live-t...

Austrian Bundesliga:
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr171...

Austrian FBL:
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr187...

Austrian chess sites: http://www.chess.at/
http://www.schach.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:

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

Users:
User: jessicafischerqueen

User: Domdaniel

User: technical draw

User: mateo

User: chessgames.com

User: malthrope

User: Phony Benoni

User: Benzol

Tournament Index

There are others who will get added as time goes on.

>> Click here to see waustad's game collections.

   waustad has kibitzed 9041 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-12-17 Valentin Dragnev
 
waustad: He's the top rated player in this year's Austrian Championship, which is taking place now in Graz. Games are being broadcast live via chess-results.com.
 
   Aug-10-17 Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
 
waustad: <Octavia> The chess-results.com server is being transferred to another machine at the moment, but in a few days, results from that tournament should all be available.
 
   Aug-09-17 Lilit Mkrtchian
 
waustad: I believe that picture was taken when several players were at a Polish tournament and some photograhers were hired to do glamor pix of the contestants. There are also some very flattering pictures of a number of other players from that event. Lilit M has had other very nice pictures
 
   Aug-09-17 Yu Yangyi vs Wang Yue, 2016
 
waustad: Nice game. The pun would work better if it had been a KID.
 
   Aug-04-17 Elisabeth Paehtz (replies)
 
waustad: Congratulations on winning your match with Alexandra Kosteniuk in Erfurt.
 
   Aug-03-17 Anand vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
 
waustad: That's as opposed to tipped over.
 
   Jul-26-17 Eva Moser
 
waustad: Happy b'day!
 
   Jul-23-17 Biel (Rapid) (2017) (replies)
 
waustad: The number of games for each suggests a knockout event. Does the winner get any advantage in the classical time event?
 
   Jul-23-17 Biel (2017) (replies)
 
waustad: The first round is on Monday if Chessbomb is correct.
 
   Jul-13-17 FIDE Grand Prix Geneva (2017) (replies)
 
waustad: Interesting pairing. Giri get;s his bete noire Hou Yifan tomorrow.
 
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