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Meaning of names - in chess

  • #1

    Aaron - a patzer, if ever there was one
    Adam - tells everyone that "chess sucks", secretly plays Chessmaster every day
    Albert - a rusty oldtimer, will kick your butt if you are not careful
    Alexander - participates in chess tournaments only to flirt with the girls
    Andrew - a naive woodpusher, goes for Scholar's Mate every time
    Anthony - a French defence buff, pretty dangerous in the endgame
    Arnold - a chess hooligan, slams the pieces into the board
    Bradley - expert strength player, plays boring openings though
    Brandon - an opening specialist, needs to work on the middlegame
    Brent - hates chess, will punch you if you ask him why
    Chad - capable of downing unbelievable amounts of brew during the game
    Christian - claims to be GM strength, noone has ever seen him play
    Christopher - a gracious loser, easy to beat, too
    Cody - weird guy, carries a miniature chess set with him at all times
    Craig - likes to give you odds of a pawn or two, then loses
    Daniel - offers draw all the time, go figure
    David - keeps losing won games
    Dennis - tenacious player, fights to the very end
    Derek - strong endgame player, average otherwise
    Donald - a coffehouse player, likes to tell stories during the game
    Douglas - will not play chess unless given at least knight odds
    Edward - chess addict, will badger you for a game for ever
    Erik - an immensely wealthy guy, collects antique chess sets
    Evan - trained by a chess coach, an insufferable buffoon
    Frank - likes to talk about chess, and... yeah, just talk
    Gary - grandmaster material, will beat you blindfolded
    George - a duffer in the endgame, otherwise quite good
    James - could become a grandmaster, but for his lazy attitude
    Jared - a strong tactician, weak in the endgame
    Jason - claims to be a patzer, in fact an expert strength player
    Jeremy - a Sicilian specialist, almost a grandmaster
    John - likes to spice up brilliant play with inexplicable blunders
    Jonathan - envokes the touch-move rule in blitz, would you believe
    Justin - likes to boast about his wins, did not learn the en passant rule yet
    Joshua - an unimaginative player, rarely makes mistakes though
    Joseph - chess and alcohol don't mix, enough said
    Keith - an average woodpusher, plays terribly slowly
    Kevin - a chess hustler, pure and simple
    Kyle - owns tons of chess books, a consummate theoretician
    Magnus - a future world chess champion, stay out of his way or be crushed
    Matthew - a future grandmaster, if trained non-stop for the next 20 years
    Michael - never finishes a game, always claims timeouts
    Nathan - not to be underestimated, a Caro-Kann expert
    Nicholas - suspected of cheating by many, in fact a very capable player
    Patrick - opens with 1.a4, no comment
    Paul - a great strategist, loses it completely in complex positions
    Richard - an expert to some, a patzer to others
    Robert - a kingside attacker, never castles
    Ryan - more interested in girls than in chess                                            

    Samuel - complains about the unfairness of ratings, arbiters, players, pairings, etc 
    Steven - walks away from a game to get a brew, never returns
    Thomas - a self-proclaimed chess guru, doesn't know squat about the game
    Timothy - a decent enough player, often gets into time trouble
    Wesley - an enthusiastic little patzer
    William - can get really upset after losing a game, watch out

  • #2

    My name is John and while I won my school title with brilliant play(Glory Days,
    they'll pass you by) now I only seem to play inexplicable blunders, so my name
    seems to fit.

  • #3

    Wesley So wants to have a word with you. ;D

  • #4

    I'm a Paul, and I do lose it in complex positions.  Alas, I am no great strategist.

  • #5

    Bizarre how all the names are Anglo male.  Could we at least get a Vladimir, a Luis and an Alexandra?

  • #6

    ....bizarre?

  • #7

    lol @ craig.

  • #8

    My name is Justin, and... well... I don't boast at all, you can't with this rating; and I do in fact know en passant.

  • #9

    I'm christian but the david definition feets me better(fot otb)Laughing

  • #10
    AfafBouardi wrote:

    Bizarre how all the names are Anglo male.  Could we at least get a Vladimir, a Luis and an Alexandra?


     We could try, but given the demographics of the site, what are the odds of having say, a Vladimir, read this thread? Probably much lower than any of the names listed.

  • #11
    Schachgeek wrote:

    Richard - an expert to some, a patzer to others

    Fascinating.


    This one is very much like what a fortune teller / astrologist would tell you, wouldn't you say?

  • #12

    No Peter?

    For me - "a naive woodpusher, goes for Scholar's Mate every time" - clearly not true; occasionally I try for Fool's Mate.

  • #13

    Spot on for me also...the killer of Galactus.

  • #14

    We few we happy few.... Shakespeare didn't list my name. Am I gifted a "Get of Jail Free" card and pass go with $200?

  • #15

    My real name is Richard, and the "Richard" definition fits me perfectly.

  • #16

    derek actually fits me quite well

  • #17

    Uhh... My name isn't Cody...Undecided

    What made you think it was?

  • #18

    My name is William

     

     

    depends on the game :P

  • #19

    I walk away for a brew and never return?! How did you know?

  • #20

    I'm David....

    and yeah that's it.Tongue Out

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