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Member since Aug-26-07 · Last seen Mar-21-18
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 occasionally play at most often on Tuesday afternoons, but am willing other times.

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

Jeffery Xiong

Viktorija Cmilyte

Richard Rapport

Bent Larsen

Rudolf Spielmann

Murray Chandler

Jon Ludvig Hammer

Alexander Grischuk

Emil Davidovich 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 Georgiyevna Kachiani-Gersinska

Nodirbek Abdusattorov

Marta Bartel

Paula Kalmar-Wolf

Johannes Kerschbaumer

Richard Singer

User: jessicafischerqueen

User: Domdaniel

User: technical draw

User: mateo


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User: Phony Benoni

User: Benzol

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   waustad has kibitzed 9173 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-20-18 European Individual Chess Championship (2018) (replies)
waustad: <Nos> It often happens that players get duplicated if there is any discrepancy in spelling, like an extra space. Hopefully these and duplicate games will be repaired manually, and they usually are.
   Mar-20-18 Gert Schnider
waustad: From his German language WIKI page, he seems to be a professional player of multiple board games. During this year's European chess championship he has scored 3 draws in 3 rounds against much higher rated GMs.
   Mar-16-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
waustad: Watching Ding Liren so far reminds me of a tournament I played in the '80s. I played 5 games, drew them all and picked up some rating points. I even got a class prize that paid back my entry fee. Obviously I was playing much weaker opposition, but the complacency may be similar. He ...
   Mar-15-18 Jeffery Xiong
waustad: He wound up winning the tournament by a point and a half, with 6.5/9, picking up 21.7 elo in the process.
   Mar-13-18 Gedeon Barcza
waustad: <tamale> I was thinking more Charles de Gaulle.
   Mar-12-18 Ding Liren vs Caruana, 2018
waustad: <HHM> It seems that what you hate is Standard time, not DST.
   Mar-11-18 Bundesliga (2017/18)
waustad: With today's loss by Solingen against SV 1930 Hockenheim, Baden Baden has retaken the lead, having more game points than Solingen. The Baden vs Hockenheim match on April 29th may decide the winner.
   Mar-10-18 Karjakin vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
waustad: Both players who used Smyslov lines are trying to win with endgame technique.
   Feb-06-18 Joel Benjamin vs Mephisto, 1987 (replies)
waustad: There appear to be other wins, but mate in 2 is a lot better.
   Feb-05-18 Markus Ragger
waustad: And now a trentegenarian!
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