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Chris Land
Number of games in database: 44
Years covered: 1988 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2164
Highest rating achieved in database: 2304
Overall record: +29 -8 =7 (73.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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B33 Sicilian (6 games)
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D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav (2 games)
D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (2 games)
A00 Uncommon Opening (2 games)
B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack (2 games)

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CHRIS LAND
(born 1967) United States of America

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FIDE Master, his CG account is User: Landman.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 44  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Parham vs C Land 0-130 1988 Purdue Chess ClubB20 Sicilian
2. C Land vs H West 1-020 1990 Houston Chess ClubD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
3. J Gottesman vs C Land 0-164 1990 Houston Chess ClubA53 Old Indian
4. C Land vs D Lawrence 1-018 1992 Golden Knights corrB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
5. O Unalmis vs C Land 1-016 1992 Texas Team ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
6. C Land vs R Ketcham 1-014 1992 Texas Team ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. J Markley vs C Land 0-127 1993 BRCC-FCC MatchB33 Sicilian
8. Van Meter vs C Land 0-130 1999 Texas State ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
9. C Land vs R Smith 1-024 1999 Texas OpenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. C Land vs S Anderson  1-021 1999 Texas State ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. S Cheyney vs C Land  0-130 2000 New Year's OpenB33 Sicilian
12. C Land vs A I Smith  1-023 2000 New Year's OpenC28 Vienna Game
13. J Bell vs C Land 0-145 2003 Texas TeamA00 Uncommon Opening
14. C Land vs J Gallagher  0-137 2003 Texas TeamB50 Sicilian
15. A Simutowe vs C Land  ½-½50 2005 Southwest OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. C Land vs K Chaney 1-027 2005 Southwest OpenC00 French Defense
17. C Land vs M Matyszewska  1-028 2006 U.S. OpenB50 Sicilian
18. C Land vs D Datta 1-057 2006 Katrina Relief OpenB50 Sicilian
19. Y Shulman vs C Land 1-043 2006 US op 107thD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. C Land vs W Ong 1-057 2006 Texas State ChampionshipB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
21. C Land vs K Wasiluk  1-046 2006 U.S. OpenB50 Sicilian
22. C Land vs R Tia  ½-½43 2006 Katrina Relief OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
23. J Ashton vs C Land ½-½13 2006 Texas State ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. M Githoro vs C Land  ½-½40 2006 Texas State ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
25. D Fernandez vs C Land  1-046 2006 Houston OpenB30 Sicilian
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 44  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-25-05  SneechLatke: I'm surprised no one has kibitzed on the page of a regular user of Chessgames. (not even <Landman> himself!)
Feb-20-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: <SneechLatke> Very strange indeed
May-26-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <Landman> has a good record. 15 wins in 20 games is good going.
Feb-04-07  IMDONE4: 75% record is great
Dec-03-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: "Mr. Land, you saved my life. Why?"

-- Captain Nemo

Apr-08-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Landman: Chess career highlights (so far!):

1999
=1st New Year Open (4.5/5, 76 players)
=2nd Texas State Championship (4.5/6, 179 players, 2397 perf)

2000
1st Y2K New Year Open (4.5/5, 51 players)

2006
=1st Katrina Relief Open (4/5, 51 players)
=4th Texas State Championship (4.5/6, 180 players)

2007
1st Clear Lake Invitational II (4.5/5, 6 players, 2471 perf)

2009
1st Houston City Championship (4.5/5, 59 players, 2418 perf)

Apr-08-09  ontocaustic: Land Ho!
Sep-09-10  YoungEd: The seven losses here would be: Land's aches!
Feb-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Landman: A trivia question. What do the following players have in common?

Viswanathan Anand
Levon Aronian
Magnus Carlsen
Boris Gelfand
Robert Huebner
Vassily Ivanchuk
Viktor Korchnoi
Vladimir Kramnik
Henrique Mecking
Predrag Nikolic
John Nunn
Nigel Short

One hint: This list is complete. What they have in common is shared by no other player.

Feb-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <Landman> They have lost to someone who lost to you?
Feb-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Landman: <WannaBe> Didn't think of that angle. No, nothing to do with me.
Feb-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: We better bring in <Phony Benoni>, if anyone can find the answer, it's him.

"This call to the bullpen is brought to you by Red Bull, and Bic-Pen. When you absolutely have to bring the absolute best."

Hey, that's pretty catchy!

Feb-03-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <WannaBe> Hmmm. This is a Christmas Puzzle Hunt sort of question, and you know I never solve those except by accident.
Feb-03-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Landman: I couldn't find an especially appropriate place for this so I posted it here. Anyone know where the Chessgames.com GrandTriviaMasters hang out?
Feb-03-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <Landman> There used to be trivial activity over at the Louis F Stumpers page, but lately the baseball groupies have taken over.
Jul-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Video of Chris Land giving a simul in Houston in mid-2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1mX...

Aug-12-12  solskytz: ...and here, too - so, what do these players have in common? I was stumped...
Aug-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Landman: Hi, I'd forgotten about that. The closest guess was <HeMateMe>'s early mention of longevity. The biggest of my subtle clues was the last one mentioning Cesar Boutteville - comment here: Louis F Stumpers . I didn't see any serious answers after that. I'd prefer to have someone guess the answer - the solution is not particularly obscure or devious.

The most important old clue is that players must be active, be living, and be rated on the latest FIDE list. Beyond that is the information common to all the chessgames.com biographies.

If you can figure out why one of the obscure names would be on the list, you're most of the way to the solution.

Aug-14-12  solskytz: Great. I do admire your persistence in offering a challenge and refusing to reveal the answer, over long stretches of time... a Star Stumper at heart!!
Jan-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Landman: Here is the Jan 2014 edition of the Trivia Contest. What do these players - and only these players - have in common?

Lev Alburt
Levon Aronian
Alexander Beliavsky
Magnus Carlsen
Boris Gelfand
Robert Huebner
Anatoly Karpov
Abram Khasin
Vladimir Kovacevic
Vladimir Kramnik
Lajos Portisch
Nigel Short
Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov
Evgeni Vasiukov

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