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 2 running correspondence chess game(s), won 95, lost 30 and drawn 111 other games against an average elo of 1964, does not play advanced chess (fast time controls), does not play big chess, played Go (weiqi, baduk), now 0 running, 231 won, 137 lost, and played poker texas holdem, now 0 running, 51 won, 43 lost, finally Don finished a total of 698 games and is still playing a total of 2 games.



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. Christoph Schroeder (2288) :   37%   (4 games, 0 wins, 1 losses)
vs. Alexis Duenas (1695) :   62%   (4 games, 1 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Fernando Vasquez (2107) :   87%   (4 games, 3 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Andy Richard (1652) :   87%   (4 games, 3 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 (1235) :   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 (1224) :   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 (2347) :   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 (2254) :   0%   (3 games, 0 wins, 3 losses)
vs. Aleksey Payzansky (2191) :   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 : None.

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




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Last messages by Don Groves in the forum :


Poker Rating    (2021-04-14 05:38:21)

I recently had a Go tournament in which all six of my opponents failed to make even one move. Shouldn't this affect their ratings? (...)


Poker Rating    (2021-04-11 16:57:33)

Why does it make sense for chess? (...)


Poker Rating    (2021-04-07 01:53:29)

Sorry, Thib, but I think this is bad rule. We enter games in good faith that they will be rated, not doing so violates that good faith. (...)


Poker Rating    (2021-04-03 19:38:10)

I agree with Christoph! (...)


Who likes weiqi or Go    (2021-02-11 09:07:16)

Hello,King! (...)


Who likes weiqi or Go    (2021-02-11 01:07:42)

I do! (...)


Anyone up for a Chess Rapid Silver match    (2020-12-27 06:11:07)

I'm waiting... (...)


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 (...)