|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|| ||dakgootje: <SneechLatke> Very strange indeed|
|May-26-06|| ||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|| ||whiteshark: "Mr. Land, you saved my life. Why?"
-- Captain Nemo
|Apr-08-09|| ||Landman: Chess career highlights (so far!):
=1st New Year Open (4.5/5, 76 players)
=2nd Texas State Championship (4.5/6, 179 players, 2397 perf)
1st Y2K New Year Open (4.5/5, 51 players)
=1st Katrina Relief Open (4/5, 51 players)
=4th Texas State Championship (4.5/6, 180 players)
1st Clear Lake Invitational II (4.5/5, 6 players, 2471 perf)
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|| ||Landman: A trivia question. What do the following players have in common?|
One hint: This list is complete. What they have in common is shared by no other player.
|Feb-02-12|| ||WannaBe: <Landman> They have lost to someone who lost to you?|
|Feb-02-12|| ||Landman: <WannaBe> Didn't think of that angle. No, nothing to do with me.|
|Feb-02-12|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||GrahamClayton: Video of Chris Land giving a simul in Houston in mid-2011:|
|Aug-12-12|| ||solskytz: ...and here, too - so, what do these players have in common? I was stumped...|
|Aug-12-12|| ||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|| ||Landman: Here is the Jan 2014 edition of the Trivia Contest. What do these players - and only these players - have in common?|
Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov
|Jan-04-15|| ||Landman: Jan 2015 edition. These players and no others.
Kiril D Georgiev
|May-15-15|| ||Landman: I've just learned the trivia list is now easy to assemble thanks to 2700chess. The current list (May 2015) has only ten players, the lowest yet. It's everyone from Jan 2015 except Georgiev, Grischuk, Kovacevic and Topalov.|
|May-15-15|| ||offramp: I think it's a list of players who have beaten another player. My guesses will be centred around Khasin.|
|May-15-15|| ||offramp: Please, don't tell us. I think I can get this.|