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Member since May-27-06 · Last seen Oct-10-19
I am a mathematician and physicist currently at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. I also studied philosophy at said university.

I am quite an erratic chess player, known to beat 2600+ rated players, but I do still manage to lose against 2000 rated players. I would like to become a more stable chess player, meaning, learn how not to lose against lesser players, whilst still being able to beat strong grand masters. Any advice on stability?

My favorite chess players of all time are Morphy, Kasparov and Topalov. Kramnik at his (former) best is also quite a marvel to witness. Carlsen these days is fast becoming my new favorite player. He is a highly accurate positional attacker.

I'd describe myself as a positional attacker. I would like to have computer-like defensive/tactical abilities whilst retaining and enhancing my positional understanding.

Best Blitz rating: 2604 on Playchess.
Best Blitz win (resignation): 2900 on Playchess.

My other interests include film, literature, esoterics, economics, history, Grand Unified Theories, computers & politics.

Research Interests:

Mathematics: Category Theory/Topos Theory; Mathematical Logic (Axiomatic Set Theory, Model Theory, Foundations, Language Theory); Theoretical Computer Science (Computational Complexity, Information Theory, Quantum Computation); Number Theory (Alternative Number Systems); Geometry (Differential Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Algebraic Geometry, Various Alternative Geometries); Variational Methods;

Physics: QFT; String Theory/M-Theory; Canonical Quantum Gravity; GUTs/TOEs

Philosophy: Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Science (Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physics); Metaphysics; Ethics; Epistemology; Ontology; Philosophy of Mind;

Esoterics: Various traditions, primarily Hylozoics;

Economics: Economic Systems (Capitalism/Marxism/Communism/Socialism/etc./Alte- rnative Economic Systems); Game Theory;

   Overgod has kibitzed 998 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Oct-05-19 World Cup (2019) (replies)
Overgod: <saffuna: <overgod><Another 6 to maximum 12 months, and the world is mine.> You said that three years ago.> I did? You know what? You could be right. The fact of the matter is, doing private, independent, extra-institutional research costs money (if you aren't ...
   Feb-08-17 Tata Steel Masters (2017) (replies)
Overgod: <chessalem: <A Half-human/ Half-machine professional chessplayer.> make that 1/3 human, 1/3 machine and 1/3 God.> Glenn, you thtill have not underthtood our thavior, our holy Methiah, the indomitable Wethley <Tho>(r). What you have done there ith blathphemy. Thame ...
   Dec-18-16 London Chess Classic (2016) (replies)
Overgod: <chessalem: <Strange how Maurice Ashley and others are genuinely gushing over So. > The reason lies beyond the the lady commentator would put it, Wesley is a champion as a person with his display of humility ... I would like to add Wesley would time and again ...
   Dec-12-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship Match (2016) (replies)
Overgod: <Petrosianic: What the players want isn't necessarily what's good for the game. In football, a team that's clinched would probably be happy to agree to draws in their remaining games without play, to save their people for the playoffs, but the public would never go for it.> Of
   Aug-16-16 Sinquefield Cup (2016) (replies)
Overgod: <epistle: Schooling is stardom. Sinquefield 2016 without Carlsen is like Schooling finishing first with an advantage of .001 seconds over the second placer without Phelps. It's not stardom. It is just chamba, an accident, a strange quirk of fate. Don't treat it like it was a ...
   Aug-07-16 Bilbao Masters (2016) (replies)
Overgod: <morfishine: Ha Ha, what a joke this site is with all the detestable posters like <Overbearing> and <Cluelessalem> but for once, I actually agree with <Overlyannoying> in that <chumpsalem> is absolutely totally detestable and worthy of being tossed out ...
   Jul-17-16 Dortmund Sparkassen (2016) (replies)
Overgod: Keep it up MVL!
   Jun-03-16 Gashimov Memorial (2016) (replies)
Overgod: Random thought today: does anybody else think Wesley So's career thus far is strangely similar to Radjabov's? There are a few interesting similarities. Do I have to list them? I'll leave it up to you to figure them all out. However, my prediction is that Wesley So's career will ...
   May-18-16 Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (replies)
Overgod: <Clemens Scheitz: <Overgod> I'm glad to hear about your passion for music and I wonder if your "superior" music taste is as good as mine (ha!). When you get a chance please comment on a couple of pieces I was showing <Visayanbraindoctor> under "Russian Team ...
   Apr-28-16 Norway Chess (2016) (replies)
Overgod: Well done to Lev. I'd have preferred a draw (I like both guys), but Lev managed to beat his old rival again. Congrats. Too bad for Magnus.
   Apr-25-16 Topalov vs N Grandelius, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-11-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
   Feb-14-16 Tata Steel Masters (2016) (replies)
   Dec-29-15 Qatar Masters (2015) (replies)
   Dec-14-15 London Chess Classic (2015) (replies)
   Nov-05-15 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Oct-30-15 European Club Cup (2015) (replies)
   Oct-17-15 Millionaire Chess (2015) (replies)
   Oct-04-15 World Cup (2015) (replies)
   Sep-11-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies)
   Sep-01-15 A Shaw vs W Kelleher, 1984 (replies)
   Jul-03-15 Dortmund Sparkassen (2015) (replies)
   Jun-26-15 Norway Chess (2015) (replies)
   May-28-15 FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015) (replies)
   May-26-15 Gashimov Memorial (2015) (replies)
   Feb-27-15 FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi (2015) (replies)
   Feb-20-15 Zurich Chess Challenge (2015) (replies)
   Feb-12-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Feb-09-15 GRENKE Chess Classic (2015) (replies)
   Feb-08-15 Rublevsky vs P Smirnov, 2013 (replies)
   Feb-06-15 Anand vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-05-15 Naiditsch vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-30-15 Tata Steel Masters (2015) (replies)
   Jan-22-15 chessforum (replies)
   Jan-21-15 Adam Celander (replies)
   Nov-23-14 Carlsen - Anand World Championship Match (2014) (replies)
   Nov-16-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-09-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-29-14 World Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
   Mar-13-14 Boquay vs NN, 1864 (replies)
   Mar-11-14 E Najer vs Smirin, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-04-14 Zurich Chess Challenge (2014) (replies)
   Jan-29-14 Gelfand vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-24-14 Tata Steel Masters (2014) (replies)
   Dec-22-13 V Ciocaltea vs J Kozma, 1963 (replies)
   Nov-30-13 Li Chao vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-27-13 Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-26-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
   Nov-24-13 M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz Aguado, 1933 (replies)
   Nov-23-13 Anand vs D King, 1992 (replies)
   Nov-22-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-24-13 Rubinstein vs M Hirschbein, 1927 (replies)
   Oct-22-13 Abdel Irada chessforum (replies)
   Oct-17-13 Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-16-13 Russian Championship Superfinal (2013) (replies)
   Oct-16-13 A I Zakharov vs A Bannik, 1963 (replies)
   Oct-13-13 Tal vs N Padevsky, 1963 (replies)
   Oct-12-13 B Zueger vs C Landenbergue, 1991 (replies)
   Oct-07-13 Borislav Ivanov (replies)
   Oct-07-13 Kramnik vs A Shomoev, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-06-13 V Kudris vs O Stjazhkina, 2000 (replies)
   Sep-24-13 Ivanchuk vs Wang Hao, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-18-13 Yifan Hou vs T M Georgescu, 2008
   Aug-29-13 Wesley So (replies)
   Aug-23-13 World Cup (2013) (replies)
   Aug-23-13 Radjabov vs Bruzon Batista, 2013
   Aug-20-13 Caruana vs V Malakhov, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-12-13 B Sambuev vs Morozevich, 2013
   Aug-04-13 Dortmund Sparkassen (2013) (replies)
   May-14-13 Norway Chess (2013) (replies)
   May-07-13 Norway Chess (Blitz) (2013) (replies)
   Apr-30-13 FIDE Grand Prix Zug (2013) (replies)
   Apr-30-13 Topalov vs Karjakin, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-27-13 Alekhine Memorial (2013) (replies)
   Apr-27-13 Kramnik vs Fressinet, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-23-13 Teimour Radjabov (replies)
   Apr-22-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
   Apr-22-13 Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding Liren, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-22-13 Morozevich vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 (replies)
   Apr-11-13 Boris Becker (replies)
   Apr-11-13 Boris Becker vs Short, 2011 (replies)
   Apr-08-13 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Mar-24-13 Borislav Ivanov vs Predojevic, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-06-12 Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2012 (replies)
   Aug-26-12 Zherebukh vs A Shneider, 2011 (replies)
   Aug-22-12 Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2004 (replies)
   Aug-18-12 Uhlmann vs L Espig, 1978 (replies)
   Aug-17-12 Karjakin vs E Alekseev, 2007 (replies)
   Aug-17-12 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
   Aug-10-12 Keres vs Petrov, 1940 (replies)
   May-04-12 Nigel Short (replies)
   Jun-17-07 Rybka (Computer) (replies)
   Jun-17-07 Deep Fritz - Deep Junior (2007) (replies)
   Jun-12-07 Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 (replies)
   Jun-06-06 Levon Aronian (replies)
   Jun-04-06 Turin Olympiad (2006) (replies)
   Jun-02-06 Aronian vs Navara, 2006 (replies)
   May-27-06 Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 (replies)
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