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waustad
Member since Aug-26-07 · Last seen Dec-03-21
I was USCF 1739 the last time I played tournament chess, but I always preferred playing blitz. I quit playing tournament chess when I hurt my back, since sitting on those horrid folding metal chairs at a weekend Swiss for hours at a time was no longer an option.

I started taking the game seriously during Fischer vs Spassky like so many of my countrymen, but I was already 22 so it was a little late to get all that good. I was in my mid 30s when I played in my first tournament and my last rating change happened in 1988.

I occasionally play at http://www.athensuncorked.com/ most often on Tuesday afternoons, but am willing other times.

Here is a fun game I played years ago:

NN vs William Austad
Offhand game
Ohio University
Baker Center (the original one)
197?
1.) d4 Nf6
2.) c4 g6
3.) Nc3 Bg7
4.) e4 d6
5.) g3 Nbd7
6.) Nge2 c5
7.) d5 Ne5
8.) b3?? Nf3#


click for larger view

German Bundesliga: http://www.schachbundesliga.de/

Some useful links:
Chessbomb: http://livechess.chessdom.com/site/
365chess: http://www.365chess.com/
Chessbase: http://www.chessbase.com/
Chess-results: http://chess-results.com/
FIDE ratings: http://ratings.fide.com/
World clock: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclo... Diaz cartoons: http://www.chessvibes.com/cartoons USCF ratings: http://www.uschess.org/content/blog...

Olimpbase: http://www.olimpbase.org/

Olimpbase Old Ratings: http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/player/

Tactical puzzles: http://chesstempo.com/chess-tactics...

PGN Upload Utility

Chess ticker: http://www.chess-international.de/

M60MG: Game Collection: My 60 Memorable Games (Bobby Fischer)

Pun List: Game Collection: Game of the Day Pun Index (A - Boey)

FIDE norm regs: https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook....

From here on it is likely that things will change a lot. Faves will be more likely added than dropped, but who knows. Anybody I have trouble finding via the search facility is likely to be added to the faves list. I'll try to keep links for tournaments that interest me so they'll show some of my preferences. This is mainly for my convenience but anybody who wishes is welcome to use this as a convenient way to find things. If you me want to add something to the profile, post something in the forum and I'll think about it.

Games from the German Frauenbundesliga:
(old): http://teleschach.de/bundesliga/bl-... (2014/2015): http://chess-international.de/ticke...

FBL: http://www.schachbund.de/SchachBL/i... http://nsv-online.de/ligen/fbl/

CG Bundesliga page: Bundesliga (2014/15)

Bundesliga stats: http://statistik.godesbergersk.de/s...

Live: https://chess24.com/de/watch/live-t...

Austrian Bundesliga:
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr171...

Austrian FBL:
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr187...

Austrian chess sites: http://www.chess.at/
http://www.schach.at/

chess-results live games: http://chess-results.com/live.aspx

ChessbaseTV Austria: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb...

Some faves, sometimes chosen for search issues, including problems with hyphenated names or spelling. If I've had trouble finding the player in a search it may be enough reason to make the list:

Eva Moser

Magnus Carlsen

Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov

Jeffery Xiong

Viktorija Cmilyte

Richard Rapport

Bent Larsen

Rudolf Spielmann

Murray Chandler

Jon Ludvig Hammer

Alexander Grischuk

Emil Davidovich Sutovsky

Irina Krush

Veronika Exler

Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava

Robert Kreisl

Davit Shengelia

Peter Schreiner

Yifan Hou

Anna-Lena Schnegg

Simon Kim Williams

Pia Cramling

Duncan Suttles

Anna-Christina Kopinits

Georg Froewis

Ticia Gara

Helene Mira

Georg Danner

Shen Yang

Valentin Dragnev

Nils Grandelius

Lisa Hapala

Yu Yangyi

Andreas Diermair

Carl Schlechter

Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez

Markus Ragger

Elisabeth Paehtz

Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant

Hans Multhopp

Daniel Malek

Grzegorz Gajewski

Natalia Pogonina

Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih

Zdenko Kozul

Katharina Newrkla

Vasily Smyslov

Alina L'Ami

Samuel Sevian

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian

Karl Robatsch

Silje Bjerke

Ketino Georgiyevna Kachiani-Gersinska

Nodirbek Abdusattorov

Marta Bartel

Paula Kalmar-Wolf

Johannes Kerschbaumer

Richard Singer

Users:
User: jessicafischerqueen

User: Domdaniel

User: technical draw

User: mateo

User: chessgames.com

User: malthrope

User: Phony Benoni

User: Benzol

Tournament Index

There are others who will get added as time goes on.

>> Click here to see waustad's game collections.

   waustad has kibitzed 9319 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-03-21 Carlsen - Nepomniachtchi World Championship Match (2021) (replies)
 
waustad: I remember when this was the best place to follow live chess as it happened. ICC was much more expensive and we had comments from Malthrop, JFQ and an IM from Puerto Rico making cogent comments. The present version with live GM commentary and video and sesse is in some ways better, ...
 
   Nov-29-21 Thalia Cervantes Landeiro
 
waustad: A win over Lenderman and a loss to a 1914 rated player in the same tournament seems hard to fathom.
 
   Nov-26-21 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
waustad: Supposedly an NBC cable sports network will cover the match. The on screen schedule where I live doesn’t indicate that it is scheduled to be live during play. That schedule doesn’t always get it right, but does anybody here know what the story is?
 
   Nov-08-21 Elisabeth Paehtz (replies)
 
waustad: Congratulations on the title!
 
   Nov-03-21 Veronika Exler (replies)
 
waustad: As a player she may still use the name Exler. I don’t know. Judit Polgar, Pia Cramling and a host of others have continued to use original names. She is using the new name on social media.
 
   Sep-11-21 Richard Rapport (replies)
 
waustad: It’s hard to realize that he not a kid anymore. He’s also now in the live top 10!
 
   Aug-29-21 Carlos Enrique Guimard (replies)
 
waustad: His grand daughter is the marvelous mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard.
 
   Aug-15-21 Evgenij Agrest
 
waustad: Sweden also has a player Inna Agrest who is 15 years younger.
 
   Jul-28-21 Felix Blohberger
 
waustad: It appears that he has just gotten a GM norm, with a 2614 tpr at the Vienna GM Tournament http://chess-results.com/tnr569186....
 
   Jul-02-21 Levon Aronian (replies)
 
waustad: There are usually 2 dates posted on the transfer?s page. Date of transfer and the date when the player can first play for the new team.
 
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