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Howard
Member since Oct-09-06 · Last seen Feb-22-18
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 3103 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-22-18 Larry Melvyn Evans (replies)
 
Howard: This just in...last night I was looking at Mueller's book on Fischer's games, and it mentioned how Fischer declined to play in the 1968 US championship. It added that Evans ended up winning it that year, for his "third US championship title". Right on !! It was his third title--not ...
 
   Feb-22-18 Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1924
 
Howard: Alekhine stated in the tournament book that this game was enough to "try nerves of steel".
 
   Feb-18-18 L Christiansen vs D Root, 1980
 
Howard: White had more space, plus a bishop vs knight. He probably had a forced win in this game.
 
   Feb-18-18 Dzindzichashvili vs D Root, 1980
 
Howard: Rah for Root, for scoring a huge upset. Personally, I've never been that crazy about Dzini. Has too many personal shortcomings, from what I've heard.
 
   Feb-18-18 Lone Pine (1980) (replies)
 
Howard: Sorry about your "dispute" with Browne. Personally, I just would have walked away just a few steps to get out of his vision range. If HE wanted to call the TD over, that'd be his decision.
 
   Feb-18-18 E Joppen vs Petrosian, 1954
 
Howard: Just looked at Clarke's book of Petrosian's best games (from about 1945-1963), and this game is not included it turns out.
 
   Feb-13-18 Reshevsky - Bisguier (1957) (replies)
 
Howard: In response to your inquiry, my guess would be that if the title was "on the line", then a reigning champion could pad-his-resume (figuratively speaking) by playing matches against opponents whom he judged to be weaker than he was. It goes back to that issue that you and I have ...
 
   Feb-13-18 V Tierentiev vs Wojtkiewicz, 1979
 
Howard: What does the Informant say, as this game obviously made it. Remind me to take a look at it tonight. I'm at work right now.
 
   Feb-12-18 A Karklins vs Kavalek, 1973 (replies)
 
Howard: Offhand, I don't see anything "fishy" about his game. Karklins was probably so mesmerized by his two passed RP's that he discounted the safety of his king.
 
   Feb-09-18 Salov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1993
 
Howard: Byrne analyzed Kamsky-Kramnik (Game 1) in his NYT column back in '94, and he referred to 23.Nc3 as an excellent idea of Salov's.
 
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