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Kelly Cottrell
  
Number of games in database: 11
Years covered: 2003 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 1849
Highest rating achieved in database: 1889
Overall record: +0 -11 =0 (0.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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KELLY COTTRELL
(born Jun-07-1978, 42 years old) United States of America

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Formerly married to Benjamin Finegold. She played in the US Championship (2006), but scored 0-9.

Last updated: 2018-04-18 20:01:39

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Cottrell vs Popovych 0-1142003World Open: Open SectionE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. K Cottrell vs D Schneider 0-1372006US Championship 2006A57 Benko Gambit
3. R Goletiani vs K Cottrell 1-0532006US Championship 2006A06 Reti Opening
4. K Cottrell vs E D Epstein 0-1652006US Championship 2006A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
5. I Zenyuk vs K Cottrell 1-0562006US Championship 2006D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. K Cottrell vs L Ross 0-1422006US Championship 2006A09 Reti Opening
7. J Kleiman vs K Cottrell 1-0252006US Championship 2006B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
8. I Schneider vs K Cottrell 1-0442006US Championship 2006B03 Alekhine's Defense
9. K Cottrell vs Lenderman 0-1322006US Championship 2006D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. E Vicary vs K Cottrell 1-0552006US Championship 2006B03 Alekhine's Defense
11. E Sevillano vs K Cottrell 1-0242006National OpenB01 Scandinavian
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Aug-10-09  Knight13: So now they're probably thinking, "you men are the stupid ones who designed this chess system, not us. Why should we care and 'protest'? (besides, it's actually good for us)"

Yeah nice argument.

But...

We "stupid" men also designed the system back then when women couldn't have have jobs, no voting rights, no equality, etc." Oh, oh, oh, now you care and you're protesting and fighting....

Ahh.... Okay, now I know.

Aug-10-09  Knight13: So now they're probably thinking, "you men are the stupid ones who designed this chess system, not us. Why should we care and 'protest'? (besides, it's actually good for us)" Yeah nice argument.

But...

We "stupid" men also designed the system back then when women couldn't have have jobs, no voting rights, no equality, etc." Oh, oh, oh, now you care and you're protesting and fighting....

Ahh.... Okay, now I know. So you all would keep your mouth shut with your heroic "fight for equal sex rights!" as long as it's to your advantage and to our disadvantage. Uh huh... So much passion on your part.

Sep-25-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <RookFile: A lot of people will tell you the toughest climb is from 2100 to 2200.>

The most difficult hurdle I had was from 2150 to 2200-that is, to stay, because on the way, I went from 2125 to 2269 in two events, dropped back to expert, went over 2300, dropped back to expert again, then finally made master for good, all in a little over three years.

Sep-25-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <RookFile: A lot of people will tell you the toughest climb is from 2100 to 2200.>

I guess I'm not one of those people. ;) I am reminded of one of the funniest sitcom lines ever. Welcome Back Kotter, one of the girls in the smart class says "I've never gotten a B in my life." And Horshack replies "Neither have I!"

Sep-25-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <OCF> Nice one!

Maybe the hardest for me was 2350, since I never made it....

Jan-26-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Sadly, the author of Game Collection: People that never won hasn't been seen in these parts since 2005, so Ms. Cottrell (11 losses in 11 games 2003-06) isn't in the collection.
Jan-02-13  Landman: At http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... is a recent picture of who <whiskeyrebel> is pretending to be.
Jan-03-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: "A biker guy?" A biker guy?!?! What the heck?!?!

Why I oughtta kick that writer's butt, like a real biker guy!

Hey, I owned a 250cc once!

Jan-03-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <WannaBe> Well, you're a wascally wabbit, so you have ride low to the ground.
Jan-03-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <People that never won> The usual candidate for chess futility is Colonel Moreau

Surely Ms. Cottrell has wins to her credit but sadly she must be unaware of this database. =)

Feb-13-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: The infamous tournament of all losses and all played out to checkmate was 9 years ago? Unbelievable.
Oct-08-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <alexmagnus: Wow 7 pages of kibitzing... Never knew that to become (relatively) much kibitzed you just have to lose all your games in one national championship:-)>

Make that eight.

Dammit, how did I never get to play a US Championship?

lmao

Oct-08-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: CG should really ask for permission to use this picture, it's quite apropos, in my opinion

http://en.chessbase.com/portals/4/f...

Oct-08-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Caption:

<So Ah'm 0-11 on freakin' Chessgames.com? Ah still got ta play a US Championship, jes' lahke my hubby!!!! Ah know it don't mean Ah kin play worth pissall, but Ah wuz there an' yew ain't!!>

Oct-08-15  Jim Bartle: She qualified fairly, she played, she lost. Nothing wrong with that. What I object to is playing on and on in hopeless positions.
Oct-08-15  optimal play: <OhioChessFan> <I am reminded of one of the funniest sitcom lines ever. Welcome Back Kotter, one of the girls in the smart class says "I've never gotten a B in my life." And Horshack replies "Neither have I!"> Were you reminded of that because one of Kelly's opponents in her games listed above was named Epstein?

:D

Oct-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: <She qualified fairly> She didn't play even one game to qualify. She qualified by virtue of being the only woman in her qualifying tournament.
Oct-09-15  zanzibar: RE: <WannaBe>'s suggested photo...

Prompted me to look up this wiki article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongu...

It turns out that I've been under the (somewhat common) mistaken opinion that tongue-rolling was a Mendelian trait, when it isn't:

< Rolling the tongue into a tube shape is often described as a dominant trait with simple Mendelian inheritance, and it is commonly referenced in introductory biology courses.[1]

There is little laboratory evidence supporting the hypothesis that tongue rolling is inheritable and dominant.>

Of course, clover-leafing is a bit more impressive:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...

(Ah, the things one learns on <CG>)

Apr-18-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Did Ben tell her to play every game until checkmate? I know there are coaches who tell their young students to play every game until mate, but it's weird to see someone do that in a U.S. Championship.
Apr-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Hard to believe she even got a FIDE rating of 1849. A pretty horrible player.
Apr-19-18  Nosnibor: Well she`s not in the C.G. Players List of most eminent players although there are a number of players with lowly grades.
Apr-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <Nosnibor> They compile that list based primarily on peak rating, and hers is only 1889.
Apr-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: I am surprised, as <FSR> notes, that even 1849 was attained.
Apr-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <perfidious> Apparently she got somewhat better. According to <sisyphus> on July 5, 2006: "Kelly Cottrell beat an expert in the last round of the World Open. She finished 3/9 against 2086 opposition for a tournament performance rating of 1961." She is nowhere to be seen on the current USCF rating list; it appears that yet another of the greats has left the game.
Mar-23-19  Caissanist: She's still on the USCF rating list, under the name Kelly Cottrell-Finegold. Her last tournament was in 2007.
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