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Member since Aug-26-07 · Last seen Oct-22-16
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

User: jessicafischerqueen

User: Domdaniel

User: technical draw

User: mateo


User: malthrope

User: Phony Benoni

User: Benzol

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   waustad has kibitzed 8852 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-19-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
waustad: I look at chess results in the morning, living in US Eastern time, and watch baseball later in the day.
   Oct-17-16 Bundesliga (2016/17)
waustad: FBL = Frauenbundesliga
   Oct-10-16 Eva Moser
waustad: She's also listed as playing for Baden Baden in the German FBL, after a year off. Perhaps the creative chess break, if I've translated right, is ending. Her play is always interesting, with imaginative openings and sharp tactical play, so I hope she's returning to active play.
   Oct-07-16 C Strugnell vs N Grandelius, 2016
waustad: Was this result due to time? He's worse, but is it really hopeless?
   Oct-04-16 I Nepomniachtchi vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
waustad: I was up early enough to follow the Olympiad most of the time, but having no schedule I've been sleeping a bit later most of the time now. Baseball is over before midnight so it might work tomorrow.
   Oct-03-16 Valentin Dragnev vs S K Mousavi, 2016 (replies)
waustad: Did a phone go off or something? Maybe it isn't a complete score.
   Sep-22-16 Melanie Ohme
waustad: They now have a combined chesspage:
   Sep-20-16 Factor vs F M Currier, 1923
waustad: Currier dives.
   Sep-19-16 Jan-Krzysztof Duda
waustad: Here is a link to that game here: J Duda vs G Gajewski, 2016
   Sep-13-16 T Nabaty vs Z Kozul, 2016 (replies)
waustad: I see that Jobava isn't the only one who plays this system.
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