|Jun-03-05|| ||chancho: Just a damn Draw! Rohde shouted. when he could not win his game against Michael Brooks at the Eastern Class Championships in Woburn.|
|Jun-03-05|| ||WannaBe: Did Michael Rohde boat ashore?|
|Jan-31-06|| ||WTHarvey: I have the scoresheet for a 3 move win against Michael. He was playing in the Open section in a Washington DC tournament Dec 1990. When it looked like he wouldn't be picking up as many Grand Prix points for the open section as he had anticipated, he entered the G/30 section. He would make a move in one section and then go back over to the other. :-) Things got out of hand pretty, well, rapidly. He then devoted himself to the open section and never came back to pick up his scoresheet. He had only completed the first three moves when his clock ran out.|
Here are some winning combinations from his games: http://www.wtharvey.com/rohd.html
|Feb-01-06|| ||Chess Classics: <WTHarvey> That must have been the game of the month in his column for Chess Life that month :-)|
|Mar-24-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Michael Rohde
ROHDE, Michael A.
|Mar-24-06|| ||midknightblue: I love his book on the evan's gambit.|
|Mar-24-06|| ||azaris: Who is Evan?|
|Mar-24-06|| ||keypusher: You mean you don't know <the> Evan? Or his gambit?|
|Mar-24-06|| ||azaris: No, I presume he's some guy who also isn't familiar with the correct use of apostrophes.|
|Mar-24-06|| ||keypusher: Yes, it was my own ignorance of apostrophes that kept me from playing the delightful <Gambit of Captain Evans> for so long -- could not fit the name of the opening into the space on the scoresheet. Then I learned you could, if you wished, write it without apostrophes altogether: <The Evans Gambit>, in the style of <The Maltese Falcon> or <The Bronze Age> . Now it's just <the Stone-Ware Defense> and its affiliated hyphens that keep me up at night.|
|Mar-24-06|| ||azaris: <Now it's just <the Stone-Ware Defense> and its affiliated hyphens that keep me up at night.>|
I recommend the variation known as <Tupper-Ware Defense>.
|Mar-26-06|| ||midknightblue: Thank you for correcting me. Kindest and humblest regards...
|Mar-26-06|| ||keypusher: Dont' have any worry's about's it's.|
|Mar-26-06|| ||midknightblue: <Azaris> Let him have it! I never screw up three apostrophes'es'es in one sentence|
|Mar-27-06|| ||WannaBe: Since I'm on a roll here... More potential pun, "Rohde Scholar"|
|Mar-27-06|| ||Jim Bartle: Wannabe: A good comedian knows an exit line, and you will never top 'Michael Rohde boat ashore."|
By the way, back in the day I was a Rohde for the Allman Brothers.
|Sep-27-09|| ||Tabanus: Picture of him as 17-year-old IM, from the interesting site http://nezhmet.wordpress.com/2007/0...:|
|Oct-18-11|| ||wordfunph: <GM Michael Rohde once wrote in Chess Life that there are about five moves per game where Grandmasters don't know what to do and have to think, International Masters eight moves per game, FIDE masters ten, and National Masters fifteen.>|
from Dan Heisman's The Improving Chess Thinker.
|Oct-18-11|| ||Strongest Force: My advice: never play bughouse with 3 screaming kids: me and Mike against Dlugy and Benjamin. All 3 would be GMs but they were very young then. I was doing very well against Max but I couldn't take Mike's screaming in my ear and I had to let someone take my place.|