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Member since Oct-09-06 · Last seen Oct-17-18
I live in Toledo, and that will always be my hometown.

I've been an absolute diehard chess buff for at least 45 years, and have been a USCF member since early 1975 !! Not too many of us ultra-longtime members out there.

I also consider myself exceptionally well-informed when it comes to chess history and general chess trivia, especially from 60's, 70's, and 80's.

As for my USCF rating, it's exceptionally low, admittedly. I gotta work on that !

Incidentally, my four favorite players of all time (in no particular order) are Rubinstein, Capablanca, Petrosian, and Karpov.

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   Howard has kibitzed 3625 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-17-18 L S Eolian vs Kasparov, 1977
Howard: Yes, especially his earlier ones---his playing style was probably a lot sharper and more Alekhine-like back then.
   Oct-17-18 Karpov vs Li Chao, 2017 (replies)
Howard: How often does Karpov play tournament games by classical time controls, nowadays? Not often! This game is an exception.
   Oct-17-18 Botvinnik vs Lisitsin, 1935
Howard: According to the, excellent, tournament book, Black could have won with 54...Qg3!.
   Oct-16-18 Tal vs Lisitsin, 1956 (replies)
Howard: As reluctant as I am to criticize Chernev's classic work TMIGOCEP, this game is an excellent example of how biased Chernev could be in his annotations. A reading of his notes to this game (Game #2, in fact) gives one the impression that Tal played superbly in the endgame, and thus ...
   Oct-16-18 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
Howard: So, exactly how many forced wins did Bobby miss? I count two.
   Oct-13-18 Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 (replies)
Howard: Exactly where was the point-of-no-return in this game? Bronstein's book doesn't really specify where. In other words, at one point did Keres throw away the draw for good?
   Oct-13-18 Alekhine vs A Andriyashev, 1905 (replies)
Howard: Had a bumper sticker on my dorm room wall decades ago which read: "More people have died in Ted Kennedy's Car Than in Nuclear Power Plants."
   Oct-13-18 Geller vs H Liebert, 1970 (replies)
Howard: It's only available, however, to premium members.
   Oct-13-18 Fischer vs Greenblatt, 1977 (replies)
Howard: Hey, one can't unearth EVERYTHING about a given person's life, let alone Bobby's.
   Oct-13-18 Barlov vs Korchnoi, 1987
Howard: According to both the Informant and also British Chess Magazine, Barlov had a completely won position at one point, but botched it completely. This game took place near the very end of the tournament, incidentally.
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