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waustad
Member since Aug-26-07 · Last seen May-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 http://www.athensuncorked.com/ 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)
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

German Bundesliga: http://www.schachbundesliga.de/

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

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

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 9194 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-18-18 Ju Wenjun (replies)
 
waustad: Congratulations!
 
   May-15-18 Women's World Championship (2018) (replies)
 
waustad: Ive watched parts of some games live, but between very sketchy transmissions and the time zones, it is frustrating.
 
   May-11-18 Chiara Polterauer
 
waustad: The way her rating has increased over the last year or so, she is already one of the top 10 female players in Austria and could soon be much higher on the list. From what Ive gleaned from Austrian press reports, she is competitive and is also interested in chemistry. With the ...
 
   May-10-18 Anna Cramling Bellon
 
waustad: She is in a video with an astronaut, Id include a link, but copying the URL from Youtube while using a tablet is not an easy task. It is in Swedish with English subtitles.
 
   Apr-30-18 Valentin Dragnev vs M Olszewski, 2018
 
waustad: This win clinched the GM title for Dragnev.
 
   Apr-30-18 Valentin Dragnev
 
waustad: Congratulations on the final GM norm, achieved in the German Bundesliga. The story is on the Austrian chess blog, http://www.chess.at
 
   Apr-30-18 Veronika Exler (replies)
 
waustad: Shes on TV; https://schautv.at/kurier-news/wien...
 
   Apr-26-18 Dominik Horvath
 
waustad: Congratulations on achieving all of the requirements for the IM title. It should be awarded during the next FIDE meeting. http://chess-results.com/tnr322051....
 
   Apr-20-18 Novendra Priasmoro
 
waustad: He is leading the Bangkok Open by a full point going into the final round. In that round hell be playing white against Nigel Short. http://chess-results.com/tnr344172....
 
   Apr-19-18 Valentina Gunina (replies)
 
waustad: Congratulations to the new European champ. She clinched sole 1st place with an 8 move draw. That was not much of a surprise.
 
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