Groves, Don   (USA)       [FICGS member # 353]



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Don Groves


Retired software engineer living near Portland, Oregon, US. Very happy to meet new friends playing Go and Chess.


Don Groves has currently 0 running correspondence chess game(s), won 94, lost 28 and drawn 104 other games against an average elo of 1957, does not play advanced chess (fast time controls), does not play big chess, played Go (weiqi, baduk), now 0 running, 225 won, 137 lost, and played poker texas holdem, now 0 running, 51 won, 43 lost, finally Don finished a total of 682 games and is not playing any game right now.



Correspondence chess statistics :

vs. Scott Nichols (2183) :   32%   (14 games, 0 wins, 5 losses)
vs. Josef Riha (2052) :   50%   (11 games, 2 wins, 2 losses)
vs. Marek Soszynski (2212) :   58%   (6 games, 2 wins, 1 losses)
vs. Joop Simmelink (2210) :   50%   (6 games, 2 wins, 2 losses)
vs. Sergey Kokoryukin (1948) :   50%   (4 games, 0 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Dmitri Mamrukov (2260) :   50%   (4 games, 0 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Alexis Duenas (1695) :   62%   (4 games, 1 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Fernando Vasquez (2140) :   87%   (4 games, 3 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Andy Richard (1652) :   87%   (4 games, 3 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Wayne Lowrance (2049) :   50%   (3 games, 0 wins, 0 losses)


Go (weiqi, baduk) statistics :

vs. Thibault Pillon (1645) :   62%   (16 games, 10 wins, 6 losses)
vs. Quentin Turlot (1861) :   35%   (14 games, 5 wins, 9 losses)
vs. Thibault de Vassal (1158) :   42%   (14 games, 6 wins, 8 losses)
vs. Sergey Tarassov (1313) :   45%   (11 games, 5 wins, 6 losses)
vs. Sebastian Ilie (1082) :   20%   (10 games, 2 wins, 8 losses)
vs. Phil Cook (0683) :   100%   (10 games, 10 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Claude Brisson (1961) :   33%   (9 games, 3 wins, 6 losses)
vs. Mickael Simon (1188) :   66%   (9 games, 6 wins, 3 losses)
vs. Daniel Xu (1524) :   62%   (8 games, 5 wins, 3 losses)
vs. Nick Ioffe (1472) :   28%   (7 games, 2 wins, 5 losses)


Poker holdem :

vs. Jason Repa (1866) :   16%   (6 games, 1 wins, 5 losses)
vs. Janeen Walden (1970) :   20%   (5 games, 1 wins, 4 losses)
vs. Nelson Bernal Varela (2303) :   40%   (5 games, 2 wins, 3 losses)
vs. Scott Nichols (2073) :   0%   (4 games, 0 wins, 4 losses)
vs. Benjamin Collette (1692) :   0%   (4 games, 0 wins, 4 losses)
vs. Anderson Barradas (1776) :   50%   (4 games, 2 wins, 2 losses)
vs. Leonard Penner (1749) :   100%   (4 games, 4 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Stephane Legrand (2251) :   0%   (3 games, 0 wins, 3 losses)
vs. Aleksey Payzansky (2210) :   33%   (3 games, 1 wins, 2 losses)
vs. Phil Cook (1686) :   100%   (3 games, 3 wins, 0 losses)


Don Groves



Don's favorite game is : Go

Why Don likes Go : Enormous complexity grows from absolute simplicity -- just like the Universe.

Style of play : Still figuring that out.

Is Don addicted : No. Well, maybe...

Uses engines : To try new ideas.

Other games played : Chess, Futbol (soccer), Basketball, Baseball.

Favorite chess opening : Undecided

Favorite chess player : Bobby Fischer because of his daring style of play.

Favorite player at FICGS : Many!

Languages spoken : Some German, some Spanish, some English :)

City : Portland, Oregon, US

Club : FICGS

Mission : Continue learning.

Interests : Ancient and Medieval history, mythology, Jung, and many others

Occupation : Student of life.

Personal website : None.

Facebook profile : http://www.facebook.com/don.groves.5

Favorite music style : Baroque! If it's not Baroque, fix it!




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Last messages by Don Groves in the forum :


Standard time control abusers    (2014-08-27 13:18:01)

This is true, Timofey. Thibault has no control over how many games are played on other servers, but he can control how many can be played on this serv (...)


Standard time control abusers    (2014-08-15 01:54:11)

My position has not changed: the main reason for slow play is players who have too many games in progress for the amount of time they can devote to ch (...)


Standard time control abusers    (2014-03-09 22:31:46)

Perhaps the best solution is to require every player to make at least one move in every game during a 10 day period. Unless on vacation, I cannot imag (...)


Standard time control abusers    (2014-03-09 22:26:32)

I have long ago stated my opinion that, if a player cannot make one move per week (or maybe 10 days) in each game they are playing, then that person i (...)


Withdrawal from all standard time events    (2014-01-24 03:51:05)

IMHO, the answer to this problem is to not allow any player to enter a new tournament if that player still has more than X ongoing tournaments. The de (...)


Is this OUR Dinesh?    (2014-01-24 03:46:02)

http://www.businessinsider.com/dinesh-dsouza-indicted-campaign-finance-fraud-2014-1
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don (...)


A player goes on inviting me    (2013-07-18 03:57:11)

On your "Preferences" page there is a section called "Challenges." Change its setting to "hidden" and your name wi (...)


Interview with new FICGS Go champion    (2013-07-17 01:42:20)

Thanks for your quick response! (...)


Interview with new FICGS Go champion    (2013-07-15 19:55:32)

Yen-Wei: Do you think increasing the size of the goban to 23x23 would keep the computers at bay for a few more years? (...)


Playing activity top 20 players    (2013-06-15 19:17:27)

Goodbye and good luck, Daniel. (...)