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Member since Feb-27-05 · Last seen Sep-21-23
Currently hanging out on playing bullet and blitz games. I aIso like to read the most popular blogs at ( Some favorite chess links:

"Legacy" top 100 ratlngs (much better than FIDE's new version)"


Magnus Carlsen's top list rankings:

"Legacy" individual ratings search:

Historical rating graph going back to 1970 for a given player (in this example Huebner): Elo ratings lists 1967-2001:

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[[Some chess links I'm currently using:]]
Most popular chess sites:

List of online computer chess resources:

Names and definitions of most common tactical themes, often seen in chess puzzles:

Page for querying endgame tablebases:

Set of links to various online chess DBs: http://www.chessgameslinks.lars-bal....

Most recent articles on

Online PGN player:
Online PGN viewer and editor at the defunct site:

live ratings:

List of top 10 players by year 1971-1999: All FIDE rating lists (click on "Elo Lists" in the Players and Teams section) or viewable at .

"Nuestro Circulo", Argentine chess magazine: .

PDFs of some old books (mostly in Spanish):


2008 performance ratings:

Performance versus players above 2700:

Performance against players below 2700:

Crosstables from many of history's top tournaments:

Crosstables from USA and USSR championships:

The Chess Mind:

Favorite Spanish-language chess sites:
Ajedrez de ataque, excellent detailed articles: probably the best overall Spanish-language chess site, with many regular columns from GMs and excellent writers. Ajedrez Magico (abandoned in 2010, still with much interesting legacy content): Ajedrez Espectacular: http://www.mipaginapersonal.movista... Chessville's links to Spanish-language sites http://comentariosdeajedrez.blogspo... Argentine chess newsletter, through 2009 Peruvian chess news

Endgame tablebase:

Chess tournament results:

Other online databases:

Opening search: Nimzo-Indian, Samisch (E25)

Game Collection: Logical Chess: Move By Move (Chernev) - COMPLETE

Game Collection: GM RAM Game Selection

William Ewart Napier

Sicilian Alapin:

FIDE world and national rank for a given player: You need to replace ABCDEFG with the code from that player's FIDE player card (e.g. 5000017 for Viswanathan Anand). FIDE top rating statistics:

FIDE top player list history, including for inactive players: For example to get a list of Xie Jun's top player list rankings, I searched for her record, got the ID 8600147 from the "event=" value in the URL, and then typed in

Bunch of old chess links:

Goddess chess blog:

Random stuff:

You can email me on Yahoo, username oneeyedman99.

<I never said computers can't figure out.

I said I hated them.

Although I use mine on a daily basis.

It's kind of the same as having a boyfriend that way.> JessicaFischerQueen, 12-Dec-08 in KIbitzer's Cafe.

<I have tried to adopt the philosophy that I'd rather hold a clear belief loosely than a fuzzy believe tightly. One of the reasons I feel I tend to get along pretty well with good chess players is that I've found that they tend to share this philosophy with regard to just about anything be it religion, politics, or chess positions. So I suspect this Mrs. Pogonina did not think that her comments were descended from Mount Sinai. This reminds me of a conversation I had with GM Nakamura. I asked him if he thought there was any advantage for White in the Wing Gambit Sicilian. He said, "Don't be an idiot! MAYBE White can draw." I said, "Are you sure about that?!" And he said, "No."> GoldenBear, in a 6-Oct-09 comment on Carlsen vs Y Wang, 2009

<One of the things that appeals to me about competitive chess ... is that it is, as games go, very fair. There is quite a lot of luck in chess over the short term. But on the whole it tends to cancel out. Certainly chess compares very favourably with all the things that go under the designation 'real life', with all the stacked decks, silver spoons, nepotism, favouritism and disastrous misfortunes that attend. In comparison with the crazy unpredictability and uncontrollability of most of human existence, playing chess (even in a time-scramble!) is like a paradise of rationality.> - George Botterill.

The thing I learn best from chess is myself. I learn how I think, what I do well, what I don't do so well, and how best to structure my thinking to effectively solve problems and deal with different tasks. Of course it helps that I love the game but have very little natural ab

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   Caissanist has kibitzed 2863 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-21-23 Carissa Yip (replies)
Caissanist: Wonder how she wound up representing the US there, when Alice Lee is rated higher and won the US Girls Junior, two points ahead of Yip.
   Sep-21-23 Roza Lallemand (replies)
Caissanist: Quite possibly the only player in the database to come from North Korea.
   Sep-20-23 Adam Kuligowski
Caissanist: <Olimpbase> Well, he quit when he was in his early 30s, which is a common and probably wise age to do so. You're not going to climb the world rankings much (or probably any) further then, and this is basically your last chance to settle into a stable living doing something ...
   Sep-20-23 Friedrich Saemisch
Caissanist: I have posted some excerpts from the article referencing the Donner game in the kibitzing for that game Saemisch vs J H Donner, 1968 .
   Sep-20-23 Randy Bauer (replies)
Caissanist: Wow, either this guy's tenure as USCF president, or the USCF itself, is over. Amazingly tone deaf response to the Ramirez/Shahade sexual harassment scandal: .
   Sep-19-23 Celso Golmayo Zupide
Caissanist: This photo of Celso Golmayo I have also seen labeled as a photo of his son Manuel Golmayo , including on the cover of a new biography of Manuel. In fact every extant photo of the father is also sometimes given as being of the son. Either the resemblance of father to son was so ...
   Sep-17-23 Zviad Izoria
Caissanist: Well, hope y'all enjoyed his great videos before he deleted his channel, LOL.
   Sep-17-23 13th DSB Congress, Hanover (1902)
Caissanist: This was the only real international tournament Atkins played in during his prime, so as good an estimate as we will ever have of his prime playing strength. Chessmetrics has him ranked as #6 in the world afterward, which seems about right.
   Sep-14-23 Robert James Fischer
Caissanist: You're welcome, everyone. For anyone who thinks it worth spending $40 on, Sverrison's book has now found an English-language publisher: .
   Sep-12-23 Susan Polgar
Caissanist: Currently living in Orlando and working on her autobiography, which she says is almost finished. Should make for interesting reading.
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