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Member since Feb-27-05 · Last seen Jun-15-21
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)"

"Legacy" individual ratings search:

Historical rating graph going back to 1970 for a given player (in this example Huebner):

Currently experimenting with Lawrence Day's 30 year-old "clamp" against the Sicilian: .

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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: 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

USCF lowest rated players:

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 Wang Yue, 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 ability for it--you learn more about yourself doing things

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   Caissanist has kibitzed 2705 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-31-21 A Ledger vs R Palliser, 2004 (replies)
Caissanist: LOL, no way did white have that combination completely figured out when he played 34. Bxh6. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut, I guess.
   May-23-21 Botvinnik - Tal World Championship Match (1960) (replies)
Caissanist: The source Wikipedia article does not say that "Tal convincingly beat every notable grandmaster with his trademark aggression", but <many> notable grandmasters. Keres, Korchnoi, and Polugaevsky all had lopsided plus scores against him.
   May-12-21 Peter Biyiasas (replies)
Caissanist: Via Kevin Spraggett's blog, another semi-contemporary source for the Biyiasas-Fischer games is a 1984 article by Fred Waitzkin in The New Yorker: <”Chess enthusiasts everywhere speculate about whether Bobby Fischer still plays chess and how he would do against the great ...
   May-08-21 Lasker vs Euwe, 1936
Caissanist: It's not often that a sitting world champion loses a game where you think "this would be a good Wednesday or Thursday puzzle", but I'd say that's the case here. The kind of tactic you might fall for playing blitz.
   May-05-21 playground player chessforum (replies)
Caissanist: I never read Poe, on principle; he said that chess was "elaborate frivolity" and that checkers was a superior game. Some heresies are simply unforgiveable.
   May-05-21 W Bialas vs Hecht, 1963 (replies)
Caissanist: In Irving Chernev's <Wonders and Curiousities of Chess>, he cites this game as an instance of "chessic suicide". Rather than resigning once it was clear that black's pawns couldn't be stopped, white composes a helpmate.
   May-03-21 Cambridge vs Bedlam Asylum, 1883 (replies)
Caissanist: Planinc had been institutionalized for many years before his death in 2008, in the same institution where his mother died. Miles was also institutionalized for a while after being arrested in 1987 for trying to enter then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's residence to discuss ...
   May-03-21 Pablo Moran Santamaria
Caissanist: Edward Winter has highly praised his book about Alekhine's final years in Spain, <Agony of a Chess Genius>.
   Apr-27-21 Spielmann vs Capablanca, 1929 (replies)
Caissanist: In Capablanca's book <A Primer of Chess>, published in the 1930s, he proclaims himself the "world's leading chess expert", based on the fact that not a single leading player of the day had a plus score against him, including Alekhine. The only ones to manage an even score ...
   Apr-26-21 David Goodman
Caissanist: I believe he was the only western chess journalist left in Moscow at the end of the first Karpov-Kasparov match, so he would have been responsible for a lot of what we know about it today, especially its bizarre end.
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