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 96, lost 30 and drawn 126 other games against an average elo of 1983, 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 714 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. Christoph Schroeder (2249) :   41%   (6 games, 0 wins, 1 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 (2079) :   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 (1172) :   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 (1195) :   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 (2359) :   40%   (5 games, 2 wins, 3 losses)
vs. Scott Nichols (2037) :   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 (2245) :   0%   (3 games, 0 wins, 3 losses)
vs. Aleksey Payzansky (2006) :   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 :


Another error.    (2021-07-26 21:52:46)

Ah, thanks, Thib. (...)


Another error.    (2021-07-26 02:18:24)

In game 129344 the last move for White is Kg2, but the King is still on G1! (...)


Next Ficgs World Championship Tournament    (2021-07-19 21:40:45)

My new email is dgrovespdxATgmail.com (...)


Next Ficgs World Championship Tournament    (2021-07-11 02:25:26)

In my opinion, the first tie breaker should be the result of the head-to-head match between the tied olayers. This is how it's done in all major sport (...)


Confused    (2021-07-09 21:29:37)

Yes, it looks fine now. Strangeness... (...)


Confused    (2021-07-09 04:42:13)

In Game 129751, the last move was Re4 but the pgn shows Ne4. What happened? (...)


Wch 22 Stage 2 ended    (2021-05-11 04:32:20)

If you are so unhappy, why are you still here? (...)


Poker Rating    (2021-04-16 22:49:33)

Do other chess sites have rules similar to those here? (...)


Poker Rating    (2021-04-15 22:35:10)

In other words, such games are half-rated. (...)


Poker Rating    (2021-04-15 05:01:39)

If loser is punished, how can the winner not be rewarded? The game is either rated or it is not. (...)