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Last Updated: March 11, 2002

Personal Chess History

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I was born in December.............................................1968
I learned to play chess when I was...................................~5
I became fascinated with the Kasparov/Karpov match on PBS in.......1985
I bought my first chess book at the age of...........................16
I didn't have any regular opponents until I was......................17
Number of low-key collegiate tournaments I participated in............1
I pretty much stopped playing chess at the age of....................20
Throughout the 1980s, I probably played this number of games........~80
I first stumbled across Caissa's Web in the winter of...........1995-96
All-nighters I spent on Caissa on a friend's computer that winter....~4
Number of temp handles I used on Caissa before becoming a member......3
Number of temp handles I used per year here from 1996 to 1998.........1
I started playing chess again at odd intervals at the age of.........26
If I remember correctly, my first temp handle was "Bobby" in.......1996
I first used the "Fingerly" handle in..............................1997
I bought my first (and current) computer in July of................1998
I was "Fingerly" again as a temp handle in.........................1998
I became a member here in January of...............................1999
Throughout the 1990s, I probably played this number of OTB games....~50
I finally started playing chess regularly again at the age of........30
Number of chess servers I have played on..............................3
Number of chess organizations in which I am a member..................0
Number of rated OTB tournaments in which I have participated..........0

Playing Chess

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Number of games played on the web, against computers and OTB.....~8,000
Avg. length of each game, in minutes.................................~7
Total time spent playing chess, in minutes......................~56,000

My Chess Library

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Number of chess books in my library.................................160
Height of my chess books when stacked up, in feet....................~9
Weight of my chess library, in pounds..............................~115
Number of chess books I have read entirely...........................33
Number of chess books I own but haven't cracked(!)...................51
Number of pages in my chess library.............................~40,000
Number of pages I have actually read.............................~8,500
Average time spent on each page, in minutes..........................~4
Total time spent reading about chess, in minutes................~34,000

Non-Game Time on Caissa

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Number of posts I've read on various Caissa bulletin boards......~4,000
Number of posts I've written on various Caissa bulletin boards.....~150
# of times I've thought about a specific BB poster while wiping.....~50
Time spent reading or writing posts on Caissa BBs, in minutes...~20,000
Time spent clicking aimlessly, waiting for a game, in minutes....~5,000
Time spent watching games, reading MIPS, etc., in minutes........~5,000

Chess Products

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Number of Chessmaster programs I own (CM6K and CM8K)..................2
Number of slow old Radio Shack chess computers I own..................2
Number of chess sets I own............................................7
Number of incomplete chess sets I own.................................2
Number of battered old Yugoslavian chess clocks I own.................1

My Chess Expenses

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Percentage of ISP time spent on chess, in dollars..............~$900.00
Dollars spent acquiring my chess books.........................~$900.00
Dollars spent on chess programs and chess computers............~$200.00
Dollars spent on chess sets, boards, clock.....................~$200.00
Dollars spent on membership to Caissa...........................$200.00
Total chess-related expenses.................................~$2,400.00

Total Chess Time

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Total time spent on chess or otherwise on Caissa, in minutes...~120,000
Total time spent on chess or otherwise on Caissa, in hours.......~2,000
Total time spent on chess or otherwise on Caissa, in days.........~83.3
Total time spent on chess or otherwise on Caissa, in weeks..........~11
Total time spent on chess or otherwise on Caissa, in months........~2.8
Total time spent on chess in terms of 40-hour work weeks............~50
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