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Member Statistics

Live Games

  • Total: 120
  • Wins: 51
  • Losses: 62
  • Draws: 7
  • Lifetime Total: 359
  • Current Rating: 1650
  • Highest Rating: 1682 (27 Oct 1999)
  • Lowest Rating: 1554 (04 Jul 1999)
  • Correspondence Games

  • Total: 1569
  • Wins: 908
  • Losses: 455
  • Draws: 206
  • Lifetime Total: 2509
  • Current Rating: 1993
  • Highest Rating: 2076 (03 Aug 2005)
  • Lowest Rating: 1563 (25 Jun 2003)
  • Name: Christopher S. Wheeler

    Age: 42

    Location: New York City

    Hobbies/Interests: Kasting for Kwotes?

    Favorite Players: The folks who invented it.

    Favorite Openings: 2 ... Qh4#



    What's New?

    17 August 2005

    --Famed cartoonist Gahan Wilson appeared at the MOCCA Art Fest in New York City on June 11, 2005. See below!

    --Garry Kasparov has signed all four volumes of his 'My Great Predecessors' series "To Caissa". Each volume can now be yours, with 100% of the proceeds going to support a worthy cause in Ladahk, India. Contact me for details. Particular thanks to Kaissan DualSpace for his generosity.

    --Kaissa Klassic Kwotes have returned for the 2005 season!

    --The Kaissan Songbook has been completely revamped. Click here to see if there's a song about you.

    --I've added new photos and links to my on-line photo gallery at pbase.com.

    --A link to the on-line catalogue of my extensive collection of cartoon books has been added.

    --I've also added a few contemporary photos reflecting these dark times. See below.

    --Many new political protest signs, some particularly virulent, have been added.

    and...

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    --Four years of PopeBambi's ravings regarding "The Mustard Incident" have been chronicled here.


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    Original drawing by cartoonist Gahan Wilson (Ink, 9 x 12")
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    On April 22, 2005, it was reported that during the prior week Garry Kasparov had been deliberately struck in the head with a large wooden chessboard. Said Kasparov, "It was highly unpleasant."

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    Robert J. Fischer upon his arrival in Iceland. Ewwww!

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    The Eagle Nebula, as photographed by Hubble.

    Has anyone ever noticed how the top of leftmost pillar resembles a pack of dog-like animals, while the top of the center pillar resembles the profile of a baboon, and how the right hand pillar looks like a zombified Ronald Reagan? Dogs -- Baboon -- Reagan. What could it possibly mean?

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    Kasparov continues to send "good luck!" to Kaissans! (July 14, 2003)

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    You can view photos of this and other political protest signs that I took during the February 2003 and March 2003 anti-war marches in New York and the 2004 anti-Republican National Convention rally by clicking on the link below.

    Here's the link.

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    (here's an example:)

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    Words fail.

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    And click here for a brief tribute to happier times....


    Kaissa Klassic Kwotes
    [Last updated 9 August 2005]
    Remember that each is taken completely out of context.


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    The Kaissan Songbook
    Song parodies by and about Kaissa.

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    Mothballed Stuff
    Old stuff from my MIP that's come (without invitation) and gone (upon demand, and in disgrace).

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    A special tribute to DMZ







    (By the way -- just what is 'Kaissa,' anyway? Huh?
    It's easy. Use "Kaissa" when you want to connote
    a sense of stupidity, ignorance, pettiness, intolerance,
    or just plain rascality. Occasionally, however, "Kaissa"
    suggests wit, humor, and/or keen insight. It's up
    to you to decide which version you're up against.)



    Swiss Miss Vanilla Pudding-Or-Die Guy





    Personal Stuff

    Childhood
    Some of my paintings
    Some of my photographs

    My collection of cartoon books
    My collection of chess books
    Why mothers get gray




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    The world's best fish painting

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    csw Games

    1. What can I say? He was rated more than a thousand points higher.
    2. Promote to Queen and lose, but promote to knight and draw.
    3. Quick Scotch blowout.
    4. This game has something like six separate sacrifices.
    5. YeOldePope gets mated in 8 moves.
    6. Move 28: !!
    7. Yui absolutely suffocates me. I'm lucky to make it to move 20.
    8. Guicco Piano Fireball.
    9. This game has a neat ending, illustrating the power of the bishop pair.
    10. This is what happens when Black gets too greedy in the early stages of the Guicco Piano.

    Favorite Games

    1.illustrate  --  csw    [0-1]
    Corr 20/30, 26 Apr 1998
    2.csw  --  maxangst    [1/2-1/2]
    Corr 20/30, 23 Jun 1998
    3.csw  --  muddy    [1-0]
    Corr 20/30, 01 Jul 1998
    4.BMORNINGSTAR  --  csw    [0-1]
    Corr 20/30, 15 Dec 1998
    5.csw  --  PopeBambi    [1-0]
    Corr 20/30, 22 Dec 1998
    6.Mizerak  --  csw    [0-1]
    Corr 20/30, 24 Mar 1999
    7.csw  --  WhiteKBlackQ    [0-1]
    Corr 20/30, 05 Apr 2000
    8.csw  --  FastpacedCorr    [1-0]
    Corr 20/30, 29 Jul 2000
    9.csw  --  BULLBEAST    [1-0]
    Corr 20/30, 06 Jun 2001
    10.csw  --  hasdrubal    [1-0]
    Corr 20/30, 06 Jun 2003

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