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waustad
Member since Aug-26-07 · Last seen Feb-20-17
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 8958 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-20-17 FIDE Grand Prix Sharjah (2017) (replies)
 
waustad: I love to see Rapport mixing it up with these folks. Seeing him and Jobava and the like playing stuff that isn't in the same openings that are in style this week is delightful. I'd be delighted to see Rapport put in the level of work to put him in the top 5. It isn't clear that it ...
 
   Feb-18-17 Alexander Naumann
 
waustad: Another GM most of us have never heard of. Being from a country with many such players makes it harder to be noticed. Naturally, he could beat a large collection of most of us in a simul with embarassing ease, but that wouldn't stop a lot of posters from mouthing off if he were to ...
 
   Feb-15-17 Sandro Mareco (replies)
 
waustad: At present he is waiting to play the 9th round of the COPA MARCEL DUCHAMP. So far, he is 8/8. http://chess-results.com/tnr256028....
 
   Feb-14-17 Peter Schreiner
 
waustad: Going into round 6 Schreiner hasn't played a GM yet, though he is a coleader with his opponent next round, IM Alexander Moskalenko. Between Simen Agdestein dropping out and a subpar performance by Marko Tratar, even if he keeps winning (he's at 4.5/5), he probably won't have played ...
 
   Feb-13-17 Women's World Championship (2017) (replies)
 
waustad: Of the second round pairings, the only one where I follow both players is Cramling vs Paehtz. I've followed Cramling since before Paehtz was born, so I'll root for her.
 
   Feb-11-17 Aleksandar Kovacevic (replies)
 
waustad: Any relation to the pianist?
 
   Feb-06-17 Tradewise Gibraltar (2017) (replies)
 
waustad: Hou Yifan looks to be getting on very well with the organizer at the awards dinner if the pictures on the site are any indication. If nothing else, she went along with the spin, if it isn't a true reconciliation.
 
   Feb-05-17 Elshan Moradiabadi (replies)
 
waustad: He just transferred to the USA federation.
 
   Feb-05-17 Markus Ragger
 
waustad: Happy birthday for your first annual 29th!
 
   Feb-04-17 Olga Girya
 
waustad: I'm not sure if that is the way they'll handle it. If they bring in a replacement player, it would seem a little cold to waste all of the prep people have been doing and move everybody up one among the seeds. Plugging #65 into the #49 hole is another possibility, which would only ...
 
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