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Member since Oct-09-06 · Last seen Sep-20-17
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 2869 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-20-17 Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984) (replies)
Howard: As far as Karpov's "weight loss" he was reported to have lost weight during his near-marathon 1978 match with Korchnoi. Inside Chess, in fact, mentioned it in a 1991 issue.
   Sep-19-17 Ljubojevic vs Mecking, 1975
Howard: This was game of the month in the August 1975 issue of CL&R.
   Sep-19-17 A Sokolov vs Spassky, 1985
Howard: Spassky missed a playoff for the Candidates by just half a point, too---not bad for someone who was seeded into the tournament because it took place in France!
   Sep-17-17 Spielmann vs Euwe, 1928 (replies)
Howard: Lasker and Capa only played the Sicilian only ONCE apiece? Certainly never knew that !
   Sep-17-17 MissScarlett chessforum
Howard: Yes, I've wondered the same thing!
   Sep-17-17 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
Howard: To throw in my two cents worth... Regarding Larsen, keep in mind that he had the best tournament record of any player in the world from 1967-69, as noted by New in Chess back around 2010, shortly before he passed away. Personally, I think that fact attests that he was definitely of ...
   Sep-17-17 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978
Howard: Just looked at the December, 1978 issue of CL&R earlier today. The issue doesn't mention any forced wins for Karpov, though I do recall reading a couple times in other sources that Karpov missed excellent winning chances just before the adjournment. Perhaps Stean and Keene ...
   Sep-16-17 Viktor Korchnoi
Howard: Of course! But, that doesn't necessarily mean that the ever-cordial North Koreans can't set up a nuclear holocaust.
   Sep-16-17 Nunn vs Sax, 1989
Howard: Inside Chess, as I recall, made the comment regarding this game that Sax handled the Black side of the Sicilian very well in his games.
   Sep-16-17 Salov vs Short, 1989
Howard: This game actually followed the rather well-known Karpov-Kasparov encounter from Round 2, up through roughly the 14th move. New in Chess pointed that out.
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