Name: Ray Garrison
Registered: 2005-09-15
Lastconnect: 2018-05-24 23:57
Address:
United States
Info:

that is me studying the position on the Manray chess set at the Toledo (Ohio) Art Museum in 2015....(it is a chigorin defence)

I have won thirteen championships in seven different games:

Breakthrough (five times)
Amazons
Conhex (twice)
Catchup
Einstein
Qyps
Mini Shogi (twice, current champ as of 2018)

I also won both of the Monster Tournaments

I have achieved a 2000 plus rating in ten different games: conhex (2004), chess (2286), shogi (2048), twixt (~2020), Amazons (2126), Four in a Row (~2075), Gomoku (2005), Breakthrough (2290), Einstein (2006), Slither (2046).

My best go rating is 6.7kyu

I achieved USCF Candidate Master title for over the board chess tournament play in December 2016. (first norm achieved in 1993, fifth norm achieved 2016). I have been an active tournament chess player in the U.S. since 1977 (more than 1,000 tournaments). My best USCF rating is 2067. Interestingly, I hold the world record for latest castling in a game, google “latest castling chess” and you will find the game at the top of the search (I castled prematurely at move 48)

I have been self employed from chess since 1997. I owned Chess Express, a retail specialty store in downtown Ann Arbor from 1997-2000 (grew a successful retail and web business, www.chessexpress.com then sold it all to an employee). Since 2000, I have been a full time scholastic chess instructor in Ann Arbor, Michigan (with ten employees) My website is www.arborchess.com

I joined littlegolem in September 2005 and it has been a part of my life eversince.

Membership: Member

Player's statistics
Game Rating Games Championship level Infinite order Won/Lost/Drawn/InP rogress Tournaments
XiangQi 1587 25 games 1. 27. +14-11=0~0 14 tournaments
Draughts 1723 386 games 2. 10. +195-153=14~24 184 tournaments
ConHex 1934 225 games - 22. +181-44=0~0 101 tournaments
Go 8.4k 146 games - - +80-61=0~5 22 tournaments
Go 9x9 8.4k 305 games 3. - +165-132=0~8 41 tournaments
Go 13x13 8.4k 112 games - - +67-45=0~0 15 tournaments
Chess 2286 208 games - - +160-17=31~0 30 tournaments
Shogi 2033 371 games - - +294-77=0~0 55 tournaments
WYPS 1500 292 games - - +198-94=0~0 31 tournaments
QYPS 1752 123 games - 18. +88-35=0~0 61 tournaments
Polyomino 1797 214 games - 64. +148-54=12~0 75 tournaments
OSKI 1576 9 games - - +7-2=0~0 3 tournaments
Twixt PP 1887 347 games 3. 45. +178-160=0~9 94 tournaments
Hex 1943 152 games - - +95-57=0~0 16 tournaments
Hex 19x19 1864 166 games 1. 44. +99-67=0~0 34 tournaments
Reversi 1757 102 games - - +55-45=2~0 15 tournaments
Reversi 10x10 1670 66 games - - +29-36=1~0 4 tournaments
DVONN 1860 292 games - - +155-129=8~0 56 tournaments
TZAAR 1692 99 games - 50. +64-35=0~0 51 tournaments
LYNGK 1736 78 games 1. 4. +46-23=0~9 48 tournaments
Amazons 2126 213 games - - +150-63=0~0 44 tournaments
Golem Word Game 1947 86 games - - +73-13=0~0 9 tournaments
Four in a row 1909 430 games - - +239-185=6~0 82 tournaments
Gomoku 2005 466 games - - +290-176=0~0 163 tournaments
Connect6 1846 448 games 2. - +272-175=1~0 68 tournaments
StreetSoccer 1898 637 games - 26. +330-290=11~6 136 tournaments
Dots and Boxes 1823 232 games - - +135-97=0~0 42 tournaments
Breakthrough 2244 985 games - - +882-103=0~0 218 tournaments
Lines of Action 1945 370 games - - +255-112=3~0 162 tournaments
EinStein w├╝rfelt nicht! 1980 810 games - - +483-267=0~60 190 tournaments
Havannah 1797 193 games - - +119-74=0~0 36 tournaments
Slither 2046 188 games - - +155-33=0~0 66 tournaments
Catchup 1860 466 games 1. 31. +312-148=0~6 205 tournaments
Morelli 1473 4 games - - +0-2=2~0 1 tournaments
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