|Dec-18-04|| ||Lady Annalis: Albert Chow: a Brilliant Teacher and Inpiring Tournament Player right here in Chicago. |
|Dec-18-04|| ||BishopBerkeley: Chicago, YAY!!
(Welcome, Lady Annalis!)
(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)
|Dec-18-04|| ||Ron: I have spoken with Albert Chow a couple times, at the (now defunct, alas) Chicago Chess Club.
I've always found his chess discussion interesting and helpful.
He has a weekly chess problem in the Chicago Sun Times--usually taken from a recent game. |
|Aug-01-05|| ||Knight13: I've played Chow in a simul and he beat me in 32 moves. I've spoken to him, too. He was argueing with 2 experts after the US G/30 championship tournament. I don't know which guy won. But it was fun watching!!|
|Aug-02-05|| ||Bent Bexley: I once saw Chow take an hour (or close to it) on his first move. Out in the hall, a few players including GM Goldin, were having a laugh about it. Did he think he was David Bronstein? |
I think Chow won that game.
|Aug-02-05|| ||jcmoral: Well he should've, or else it would have been just silly. :)|
|Aug-02-05|| ||who: What's the story about Bronstein, and do you have a reference by any chance?|
|Aug-02-05|| ||TheAlchemist: <Bent Bexley> Did he calculate the game to the end?|
|Oct-10-05|| ||Bent Bexley: Bent Bexley: <who> and <TheAlchemist> I am sorry for the great delay in responding to your posts.
Bronstein once (more then once?) famously took an hour over his first move. I don't know the game or tounament off hand but with a little research you could probably find out the details. |
I recall when Bronstein's name was mentioned, Goldin chuckled and said "Bronstein...a philosopher." I am sure he wasn't being derogatory at all.
I have no idea what was going on in Chow's head. <Did he calculate the game to the end?> That wouldn't be quite possible after just 1.e4. ;-)
|Apr-27-06|| ||DP12: It was against Boleslavsky in their match and he knew him very well. In particularr, that he was very strong with white so he debated for an hour which move to make. He ended up selecting 1... Nf6 and in a few moves he was worse anyway I guess.|
|Oct-15-06|| ||sandmanbrig: I just played Chow in a simul yesterday. I drew him with king's indian. He played the samisch variation. I for one have never even played the king's indian before and am only rated 1370. He ended up sacking the exchange thinking he would come out up a pawn. But then realized that i had a tactic to equalize material with a winning endgame. I ended up drawing because it was 2 pawns and a knight and bishop vs. 2 pawns and a rook and knight with the pawns on the h and g files for both black and white.|
|Oct-15-06|| ||mack: Well done sir. Please upload the game and notify me on my chessforum when it's up, so it can be added to Game Collection: Chessgames.com members in action|
|Oct-15-06|| ||Ron: Well its good to hear that Albert Chow is still playing chess. Chess activity seems to have declined in Chicago, since the end the Chicago Chess Club.|
|Apr-20-09|| ||patzer2: At http://images.google.com/imgres?img...
is a nice article mentioning how Albert Chow recently provided a strong and instructive simultaneous exhibition for Illinois High School chess players.|
An excerpt: <Master Albert Chow came again this year to challenge all comers to a simul. Master Chow's simuls are more than the simple try to beat the master challenge. He uses the opportunity to instruct his challengers as well. The thirty-three challengers didn't fair too well. Only Ben Chan of Hinsdale Central HS played a game worthy of being offered a draw for his effort. He received the prize for the Best Game against the Master.>
|Apr-20-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: Chow time! Come and get it!|
|Dec-16-11|| ||FSR: Regarding long thinks in chess: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...|
|Jun-14-13|| ||andrewjsacks: <FSR> Thanks for the link. Very interesting indeed.|