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Chris Land
Number of games in database: 44
Years covered: 1988 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2157
Highest rating achieved in database: 2304
Overall record: +29 -8 =7 (73.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B33 Sicilian (6 games)
B50 Sicilian (5 games)
B30 Sicilian (4 games)
A00 Uncommon Opening (2 games)
D30 Queen's Gambit Declined (2 games)
D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (2 games)
B45 Sicilian, Taimanov (2 games)
D31 Queen's Gambit Declined (2 games)

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(born 1967) United States of America

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FIDE master, his CG account is User: Landman.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 44  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Parham vs C Land 0-1301988Purdue Chess ClubB20 Sicilian
2. J Gottesman vs C Land 0-1641990Houston Chess ClubA53 Old Indian
3. C Land vs H West 1-0201990Houston Chess ClubD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
4. C Land vs D Lawrence 1-0181992Golden Knights corrB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
5. C Land vs R Ketcham 1-0141992Texas Team ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. O Unalmis vs C Land 1-0161992Texas Team ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
7. J Markley vs C Land 0-1271993BRCC-FCC MatchB33 Sicilian
8. C Land vs Ray Smith 1-0241999Texas OpenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. Van Meter vs C Land 0-1301999Texas State ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
10. C Land vs S K Anderson  1-0211999Texas State ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. S Cheyney vs C Land  0-1302000New Year's OpenB33 Sicilian
12. C Land vs A I Smith  1-0232000New Year's OpenC30 King's Gambit Declined
13. J Bell vs C Land 0-1452003Texas TeamA00 Uncommon Opening
14. C Land vs J Gallagher 0-1372003Texas TeamB50 Sicilian
15. C Land vs K Chaney 1-0272005Southwest OpenC00 French Defense
16. A Simutowe vs C Land  ½-½502005Southwest OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. W Harper vs C Land  0-1282006Katrina Relief OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. C Land vs R Tia  ½-½432006Katrina Relief OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
19. C Land vs D Datta 1-0572006Katrina Relief OpenB50 Sicilian
20. M W Dejmek vs C Land ½-½172006Katrina Relief OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
21. C Land vs L Gardner  1-0362006Texas State ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
22. C Land vs W Ong 1-0572006Texas State ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
23. M Githoro vs C Land  ½-½402006Texas State ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
24. C Land vs S K Anderson  1-0772006Texas State ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
25. A Ramirez Alvarez vs C Land  ½-½182006Texas State ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-25-05  SneechLatke: I'm surprised no one has kibitzed on the page of a regular user of Chessgames. (not even <Landman> himself!)
Feb-20-06  dakgootje: <SneechLatke> Very strange indeed
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  Benzol: <Landman> has a good record. 15 wins in 20 games is good going.
Feb-04-07  IMDONE4: 75% record is great
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  whiteshark: "Mr. Land, you saved my life. Why?"

-- Captain Nemo

Apr-08-09  Landman: Chess career highlights (so far!):

=1st New Year Open (4.5/5, 76 players)
=2nd Texas State Championship (4.5/6, 179 players, 2397 perf)

1st Y2K New Year Open (4.5/5, 51 players)

=1st Katrina Relief Open (4/5, 51 players)
=4th Texas State Championship (4.5/6, 180 players)

1st Clear Lake Invitational II (4.5/5, 6 players, 2471 perf)

1st Houston City Championship (4.5/5, 59 players, 2418 perf)

Apr-08-09  ontocaustic: Land Ho!
Sep-09-10  YoungEd: The seven losses here would be: Land's aches!
Feb-02-12  Landman: A trivia question. What do the following players have in common?

Viswanathan Anand
Levon Aronian
Magnus Carlsen
Boris Gelfand
Robert Huebner
Vassily Ivanchuk
Viktor Korchnoi
Vladimir Kramnik
Henrique Mecking
Predrag Nikolic
John Nunn
Nigel Short

One hint: This list is complete. What they have in common is shared by no other player.

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  WannaBe: <Landman> They have lost to someone who lost to you?
Feb-02-12  Landman: <WannaBe> Didn't think of that angle. No, nothing to do with me.
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  WannaBe: We better bring in <Phony Benoni>, if anyone can find the answer, it's him.

"This call to the bullpen is brought to you by Red Bull, and Bic-Pen. When you absolutely have to bring the absolute best."

Hey, that's pretty catchy!

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  Phony Benoni: <WannaBe> Hmmm. This is a Christmas Puzzle Hunt sort of question, and you know I never solve those except by accident.
Feb-03-12  Landman: I couldn't find an especially appropriate place for this so I posted it here. Anyone know where the GrandTriviaMasters hang out?
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  Phony Benoni: <Landman> There used to be trivial activity over at the Louis F Stumpers page, but lately the baseball groupies have taken over.
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  GrahamClayton: Video of Chris Land giving a simul in Houston in mid-2011:

Aug-12-12  solskytz: ...and here, too - so, what do these players have in common? I was stumped...
Aug-12-12  Landman: Hi, I'd forgotten about that. The closest guess was <HeMateMe>'s early mention of longevity. The biggest of my subtle clues was the last one mentioning Cesar Boutteville - comment here: Louis F Stumpers . I didn't see any serious answers after that. I'd prefer to have someone guess the answer - the solution is not particularly obscure or devious.

The most important old clue is that players must be active, be living, and be rated on the latest FIDE list. Beyond that is the information common to all the biographies.

If you can figure out why one of the obscure names would be on the list, you're most of the way to the solution.

Aug-14-12  solskytz: Great. I do admire your persistence in offering a challenge and refusing to reveal the answer, over long stretches of time... a Star Stumper at heart!!
Jan-01-14  Landman: Here is the Jan 2014 edition of the Trivia Contest. What do these players - and only these players - have in common?

Lev Alburt
Levon Aronian
Alexander Beliavsky
Magnus Carlsen
Boris Gelfand
Robert Huebner
Anatoly Karpov
Abram Khasin
Vladimir Kovacevic
Vladimir Kramnik
Lajos Portisch
Nigel Short
Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov
Evgeni Vasiukov

Jan-04-15  Landman: Jan 2015 edition. These players and no others.
Viswanathan Anand
Magnus Carlsen
Boris Gelfand
Kiril D Georgiev
Alexander Grischuk
Robert Huebner
Anatoly Karpov
Abram Khasin
Vladimir Kovacevic
Bojan Kurajica
Juraj Nikolac
Lajos Portisch
Nigel Short
Veselin Topalov
May-15-15  Landman: I've just learned the trivia list is now easy to assemble thanks to 2700chess. The current list (May 2015) has only ten players, the lowest yet. It's everyone from Jan 2015 except Georgiev, Grischuk, Kovacevic and Topalov.
May-15-15  offramp: I think it's a list of players who have beaten another player. My guesses will be centred around Khasin.
May-15-15  offramp: Please, don't tell us. I think I can get this.
Dec-20-21  Landman: Dec 2021 edition of the trivia question, as yet unanswered. A larger list than previous years. 15 GMs plus another 12-15(!) non-GMs, who are not listed.

What do these players (and no others!) have in common, as of Dec 2021? Presented in alphabetical order.

Viswanathan Anand
Levon Aronian
Magnus Carlsen
Larry Christiansen
Boris Gelfand
Boris Gulko
Robert Huebner
Vasyl Ivanchuk
Vlastimil Jansa
Yuri Kruppa
Jacob Murey
Ian Nepomniachtchi
Nukhim N Rashkovsky
Nigel Short
Milan Vukic

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