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Member since Oct-09-06 · Last seen Aug-18-18
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 3466 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-18-18 Wolff vs Gulko, 1992
Howard: What about 16...Bf4 ?
   Aug-18-18 Botvinnik vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943
Howard: Regarding another game from this same tournament, I remarked, "Wonder how far this tournament was from enemy lines". To that, an observant reader stated that Sverdlovsk is over 1,000 miles to the east of Moscow. Quite a distance from the Germans back in the day!
   Aug-18-18 Van der Wiel vs Yusupov, 1985
Howard: Yes, there apparently was NOT a GOTD yesterday, on the 17th.
   Aug-18-18 Ulf Andersson vs Gligoric, 1983 (replies)
Howard: For awhile, he certainly would have been, but keep in mind that Gligoric was over 25 years older than Ulf. As the former's age would have started to catch up with him, one would think that the tide would have eventually reversed.
   Aug-18-18 Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927 (replies)
Howard: Was there a GOTD yesterday, on the 17th ?
   Aug-16-18 John Alan Grefe
Howard: And, then, in 1976 Kim Commons took part in no less than three Bulgarian tournaments, and he did quite well in them. Unfortunately, he's gone too.
   Aug-16-18 Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 (replies)
Howard: It's been pointed out before that Larsen had good drawing chances in Games 5 and 6, but he chose to go down fighting rather than just quietly back out of the match by playing for draws. In other words, he was trying to get at least one win under his belt before inevitably losing the ...
   Aug-14-18 Ulf Andersson vs Petrosian, 1983
Howard: Yes, this was Tigran's last serious game. He died 34 years ago yesterday, on August 13, 1984. Still remember reading about it in the local paper.
   Aug-14-18 Robert James Fischer
Howard: Sorry, harrylime, but Karpov and Kasparov easily surpassed Fischer as far as their WC tenures, not to mention their tournament accomplishments.
   Aug-14-18 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (replies)
Howard: Excuse me, but I was referring to White's 42nd move, not his 40th. Sounds like you misread my comment. I'm glad I'm not the only person who makes these minor mistakes! I've done a few typos on this website, myself.
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