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Member since Aug-26-07 · Last seen Nov-29-20
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 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)
1.) d4 Nf6
2.) c4 g6
3.) Nc3 Bg7
4.) e4 d6
5.) g3 Nbd7
6.) Nge2 c5
7.) d5 Ne5
8.) b3?? Nf3#

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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.

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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

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   waustad has kibitzed 9295 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-21-20 V Exler vs C Peptan, 2020
waustad: Nice attack against one of her main openings as black.
   Aug-11-20 FIDE Online Olympiad (2020) (replies)
waustad: Some of the howlers I see remind me of games Iíve played in the bar, taking all comers.
   Jul-03-20 Chessable Masters (2020) (replies)
waustad: Iím surprised that so many people seemed to think of Carlsen vs Giri was a dream matchup. Nepo plays much more aggressive chess than Giri. Giri may have outgrown some of his loutish behavior against some players like Hou Yifan, but I donít get it. I suppose some twitter trash talk ...
   Jun-23-20 Harikrishna vs Grischuk, 2020
waustad: When he was asked that he said he didnít see it. He did an interview after the groupís second day.
   Jun-16-20 Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921 (replies)
waustad: Ah, so they sealed the move around move 30 in this game. It was typical around move 40 when I started paying attention to the game and learned more than how the pieces moved. Now adjournments donít exist except for very rare tournaments. I remember one in the Netherlands where Anna ...
   Jun-09-20 Maria Emelianova (replies)
waustad: She seems to have adopted the nickname ďMiss LovaLova.Ē
   May-13-20 FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial (2020) (replies)
waustad: The Chess for Russia benefit tournament has been fun so far. With blitz games by many of the top Russian players, including Vladimir Kramnik. The final is on Thursday.
   May-09-20 FIDE Online Nations Cup (2020) (replies)
waustad: Trash talking is rather common among sportsmen of many kinds.
   Apr-30-20 Magnus Carlsen Invitational (2020) (replies)
waustad: I suspect the late Larsen approach we saw in the last round won't be what we see going forward, but how easy is it to turn on and off? I remember playing offhand games quickly but taking things more seriously and winning after getting dissed, but these guys are dramatically better ...
   Apr-27-20 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
waustad: Amazon doesnít have a chess themed mask. That is a natural opportunity to make something out of this disastrous time.
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