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Member since Aug-26-07 · Last seen Apr-24-14
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.

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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Tactical puzzles:

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Chess ticker:

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 Frauenbundesliga (last year):


CG Bundesliga page: Bundesliga (2013)


Austrian Bundesliga:

Austrian chess site:

Norway chess site:

M60MG: Game Collection: My 60 Memorable Games (Bobby Fischer)

Women's Grand Prix April 8-21:

Gashimov Memorial 2014, 20 - 30 Apr 2014

US Championships May 7 through May 20:

Capablanca Memorial 2014, 7 - 18 May 2014

Sigeman May 15-19:

Norway Chess 2014, 2 - 13 June 2014

Some faves, sometimes chosen for search issues, including problems with hyphenated names. If I've spelled it wrong in a search it may be enough reason to make the list:

Eva Moser

Magnus Carlsen

Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov

Victoria Cmilyte

Murray Chandler

Jon Ludvig Hammer

Emil Sutovsky

Irina Krush

Veronika Exler

Davit Shengelia

Peter Schreiner

Anna-Lena Schnegg

Simon Kim Williams

Pia Cramling

Anna-Christina Kopinits

Georg Froewis

Georg Danner

Yang Shen

Nils Grandelius

Carl Schlechter

Alejandro Ramirez-Alvarez

Markus Ragger

Elisabeth Paehtz

Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant

Hans Multhopp

Daniel Malek

Natalia Pogonina

Anna Zatonskih

Zdenko Kozul

Katharina Newrkla

Robert Kreisl

Vasily Smyslov

Alina L'Ami

Samuel Sevian

Silje Bjerke

Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska

User: jessicafischerqueen

User: Domdaniel

User: technical draw

User: mateo


Tournament Index

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

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   waustad has kibitzed 6741 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-24-14 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2014 (replies)
waustad: There was actually a time some years ago when they showed 4 games at once. That made the comments a little more complicated to follow, but here they are usually a lot more courteous than some other sites many of us have seen.
   Apr-24-14 Olga Girya
waustad: Chessbase gives a slightly lower performance rating, so she may have to live with the 10 game norm.
   Apr-23-14 W Napier vs W T Dickinson, 1904
waustad: They must have meant that it was the society of Dickenson, who was a dead poet. That would make sense.
   Apr-23-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
waustad: <asiduodiego>A small quibble is that chessbomb was using Stockfish instead of Houdini. Unless you spring for the premium, which I used do to but don't anymore, it is a very limited version in terms of depth/time.
   Apr-23-14 Alexandra Kosteniuk (replies)
waustad: She's spending her 30th b'day in Khanty-Mansiysk at the Women's World Rapids Championships.
   Apr-23-14 Pia Cramling
waustad: Happy B'day! I guess the CG folks must have been pals with Lembit Oll, since he is always the POTD on April 23rd, but you, Tony Miles and Alexandra Kosteniuk all deserve some love too.
   Apr-22-14 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
waustad: Leberkaese?
   Apr-21-14 Gashimov Memorial (Group B) (2014) (replies)
waustad: <When the 2700+s get white that will change fast.> White was the higher rated player in every game in the first round and they were all draws.
   Apr-21-14 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2014) (replies)
waustad: The only down side of using the ignore feature is that there are a lot of puzzling responses to something I haven't read. I guess they should go into the category of, "don't feed the troll."
   Apr-21-14 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
waustad: When I saw Nakamura's f5 I thought that the Slav had gone Dutch, sort of like Sokolov or Tiviakov.
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  waustad: Beijing time control: TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)
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  waustad: Styrian Open live:
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  waustad: Can anybody actually sing Paul in Die tote Stadt live? Torsten Kerl does pretty well: and I like Angela Denoke better, but Kerl sounds better standing and sitting up instead of lying down necking with a corpse. Some stagings are a little out there. Did Rene Kollo ever do the part live? His recording sounds good, but I recall an opera quiz where James McCracken (if I recall correctly) pointed out to students everywhere that singing an aria from Otello in one's lesson is very different from singing the whole part live while lying on the floor and such. I'd love to see the Met do a production for the first time in decades, but Paul is very difficult to cast. It was "written" for Richard Tauber, but I've heard recordings and it was a stretch for him. Heldentenors are so rare that adding to the repertoire just spreads a scarce commodity that much thinner. There aren't that many Jonas Kaufmann or Jay Hunter Morris voices around, and Paul may be a bit higher (or so I've been told -- I can't sing any of them). I wish Domingo had taken it on, at least in the studio, but there is only so much anybody can do. I've only seen part of the video of James King, but he seemed to handle the end well:
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  waustad: A hint on dealing with the King version, just change the part number in the search like the title of this: and you can walk through it. I've seen less than stellar performances live from McCracken, Kollo and King, but that doesn't mean that they were bad singers. Singing live is a very difficult thing to do and if the pipes don't want to do it that day, the pro can't say "sorry" very often. The best Rigoletto I've seen live was Matteo Manuguerra when he had been announced as being sick. He even walked off stage to get a glass of water during Gilda's aria after being with the duke, but sounded glorious. They needed to clean the costume after he kept wiping his nose on it so often, but he got through it.
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  waustad: While looking at youtube for the last rant I ran across this delight: I'd have like to see a mention of Jussi Björling, but otherwise this is a great show. I remember once after consuming more than a touch of whiskey doing La Donna e Mobile with the top partially full throat. Now I can't even hit any of that with a head tone, but I'm 37 years older and 50+ pounds heavier. I do have more gravitas.
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  waustad: Here is the world cup pairings tree:
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  waustad: European Womens Champs: TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)
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  waustad: Convenient links tip by beholder: <Actually those links are there for every tournament. You just have to enter "crosstable=2" at the end of the URL instead of "crosstable=1".>
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  waustad: Regs for women's world champs: Includes a laws of chess section and lots of detail about legal way to offer a draw and such.
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  waustad: TataSteel site:
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  perfidious: The Indians done did it!

Had anyone told me that either Red Sox or Tribe would make the playoffs this year, I would have laughed them out of existence.

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  waustad: German Bundesliga info:
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  waustad: Here is one of the great online radio sources for anyone interested is classical vocal music:

It doesn't get much better.

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  brankat: <waustad> Hello!

Sorry to be so late with responding to:

<Greetings, I'm cross posting from the Hrvoje Stevic page because you are likely to be a good source:

How does one pronounce his name? Is it something like Hir-VOY-a SHTEH-veech?>

The first name (Hrvoje) is pronounced:

<Her-voy-e>, where the last letter <e> is as an <e> in <bed>, or (red>.

The last name (Stevic):

<Ste-vich>. Again, the <e> is like in <bed, red> :-)

I hope this will be of some help.

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  Tal7777777: Merry Christmas!
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  waustad: German TV chess:
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  TheAlchemist: Thank you, happy new year to you too.

Your post got me thinking... although I've forgotten most of the (English) grammar I've learned at school, it's possible that what we had learned was in fact a little "obsolete", as you mentioned language is always developing. I'm not sure about the current "state" of punctuation in my own language :-), but I have noticed some minor changes in certain phrases and "structures" (I'm not sure how to describe it, I hope you get the meaning) that are now in common use, all probably in the name of simplification - I've always attributed their use to illiteracy :-).

Anyway, in my case it is still the case of mixing up the rules of the two languages more than anything, I haven't studied grammar since high school and although it hasn't been that long I've certainly forgotten most of it, so now I rely on my gut feeling :-).

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  perfidious: <waustad> What do you think of Indians' chances this upcoming season?
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  waustad: Candidates info:
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  waustad: Subtract 10 hours from the time in K-M. Games start at 5 AM EDT.
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  scormus: Thanks for your info about La Wally, I suppose that must be the reason. It does seem a shame that should be the reason. I'd love to beat a live performance.
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  waustad: Chinese chess champs live:
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  Alien Math: <waustad> Many thanks for Chinese chess champs live, forget add to calendar before find your link here ^.^
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  waustad: Gashimov Memorial 2014, Web (10)
20 - 30 Apr 2014
The website is so far not in a language I can read at all.
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