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waustad
Member since Aug-26-07 · Last seen Jan-22-17
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 8911 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-22-17 Anna Muzychuk (replies)
 
waustad: <HHM> I'm not immune to the allure of attractive women and the attitudes here are no where near what one sees on, for example chessbomb. If you haven't, please read Lisa: a Chess Novel. I've played in several all male tournaments and, after reading some comments, I can see why
 
   Jan-17-17 M Ragger vs E Hansen, 2017
 
waustad: <fisayo> 21.) f6 was what the comps wanted if I recall. He did fine anyway. 3/3 is an outstanding start. If he wins this section he gets a first taste of the elite tournaments. As a new father, the money might be a real help.
 
   Jan-16-17 Carlsen vs Wei Yi, 2017 (replies)
 
waustad: I'll probably be switching back and forth with the Ragger game. I'd love to see him go to 4/4, but I always root for Carlsen. Most people who have names ending in "stad" do.
 
   Jan-16-17 Tata Steel (Challengers) (2017) (replies)
 
waustad: That they haven't done anything about that Jones snafu doesn't surprise me. Have they lost interest?
 
   Jan-16-17 L Machado vs K McDonald, 2016 (replies)
 
waustad: I confess that I probably saw it faster because it was a Monday puzzle.
 
   Jan-14-17 Lisa Hapala
 
waustad: Today she's playing on top board for ASVÍ Pamhagen in the Austrian Frauenbundesliga. She's listed as sixth board, but the team has a lot of players who may not actually play. http://chess-results.com/tnr239469....
 
   Jan-14-17 Nadezhda Kosintseva
 
waustad: She has been doing some commentary on Chessbase in English and German. Her husband is listed as being a member of the German federation, so maybe she'll end up doing something like Anna Z and Viktoria Cmilyte and occasionally play in leagues like the Frauenbundesliga. Lots of 30ish ...
 
   Jan-11-17 Casper Schoppen
 
waustad: He won Koninklijke Ahrend - kwalificatievierkamp simultaan Magnus Carlsen rather handilly: http://chess-results.com/tnr257035.... I suspect that this was qualification tournament to see who gets to play in a simul on Jan 30th, but I don't speak Dutch: ...
 
   Jan-10-17 Sergey Kasparov
 
waustad: He played his wife in the Australian Open. It is an interesting pepp: https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/201...
 
   Jan-10-17 Tata Steel (2017) (replies)
 
waustad: Talking about matches, I'd love to see Rapport vs Jobava. That could turn into really interesting chess.
 
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