I am a mathematician and physicist currently at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. I also studied philosophy at said university.
I am quite an erratic chess player, known to beat 2600+ rated players, but I do still manage to lose against 2000 rated players. I would like to become a more stable chess player, meaning, learn how not to lose against lesser players, whilst still being able to beat strong grand masters. Any advice on stability?
My favorite chess players of all time are Morphy, Kasparov and Topalov. Kramnik at his (former) best is also quite a marvel to witness. Carlsen these days is fast becoming my new favorite player. He is a highly accurate positional attacker.
I'd describe myself as a positional attacker. I would like to have computer-like defensive/tactical abilities whilst retaining and enhancing my positional understanding.
Best Blitz rating: 2604 on Playchess.
Best Blitz win (resignation): 2900 on Playchess.
My other interests include film, literature, esoterics, economics, history, Grand Unified Theories, computers & politics.
Mathematics: Category Theory/Topos Theory; Mathematical Logic (Axiomatic Set Theory, Model Theory, Foundations, Language Theory); Theoretical Computer Science (Computational Complexity, Information Theory, Quantum Computation); Number Theory (Alternative Number Systems); Geometry (Differential Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Algebraic Geometry, Various Alternative Geometries); Variational Methods;
Physics: QFT; String Theory/M-Theory; Canonical Quantum Gravity; GUTs/TOEs
Philosophy: Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Science (Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physics); Metaphysics; Ethics; Epistemology; Ontology; Philosophy of Mind;
Esoterics: Various traditions, primarily Hylozoics;
Economics: Economic Systems (Capitalism/Marxism/Communism/Socialism/etc./Alte-
rnative Economic Systems); Game Theory;