|Player Profile (January 2003) (title updated November 2003)
SIM John Knudsen (2461)
Editor/Publisher Correspondence Chess News (CCN)
Born April 1, 1956, currently living in Germany (Hessen). Retired military - spent 20 years and 2 days in the US Army, from 1974 to 1994. From 1995 to 2001, worked as a civilian employee in the Army, in communications. Am presently semi-retired.
I started playing postal chess in 1978, with some of the usual US domestic organizations (USCF, CCLA, ASPCC) but got hooked on email cc in 1998. I don't play postal chess anymore. I was also quite active in over the board play up until the early 1990's. I have also given up over the board play. Ever since I gave up over the board and postal play, my correspondence chess results have improved a great deal. I consider myself to be an "email correspondence chess specialist".
I can usually be found on the official USA Top-50 Rating List and I earned my CC-IM title in 2000 (David Lodge Memorial - England - Cat. V), which was awarded in 2001. In 2002, I qualified for the CC-Senior International Master (SIM) title, (Lodge Memorial and FINJUB-40 Email - Finland - Cat. IX), which will be awarded at the 2003 ICCF Congress. I'm also representing the USA on 2nd board in the 15th Olympiad prelims (2d Email Olympiad).
I have a web page which contains my current and recent tournaments, as well as java replay of completed games: http://ccn.correspondencechess.com/john.htm
I am also interested in numismatics (coin collecting), adventure game playing/design (text-based mostly - using the ADRIFT and TADS authoring environments), wargaming, and military history. And the web... :)
[Note: SIM title awarded at the 2003 ICCF Congress in Ostrava, Czech Republic]
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