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Member since Oct-09-06 · Last seen Oct-17-19
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 3851 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-17-19 Marshall vs K Treybal, 1930 (replies)
Howard: An issue of CL&R from late 1976 points out the Marshall swindle here.
   Oct-03-19 Larry Evans vs Pilnik, 1975
Howard: According to Gligoric's column in the July, 1975 (approx) issue of CL&R, White should have played 7.axb4, and he gives supporting analysis to back this claim.
   Sep-23-19 Huebner vs Ljubojevic, 1975
Howard: Yes, I just noticed that same comment by Huebner last night when looking at the October 1975 issue of Chess Life & Review. So, the final position was probably a draw, correct ?
   Sep-12-19 Short vs Timman, 1991 (replies)
Howard: There was another quicker win on White's 30th move, in addition to the one which Stockfish found. In the book Modern Chess Analysis, it's stated that 30.Nh4 followed by 31.f3 would also have wrapped up the game faster. Neither of these faster wins are mentioned in the Informant, but ...
   Sep-09-19 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (replies)
Howard: And his one loss in the Olympiads was to Hubner, at the 1972 one. He lost on time, and claimed that the clock was defective.
   Sep-05-19 Ljubojevic vs Mecking, 1975
Howard: Interesting that Stockfish questions 21.Qf2? when both Gligoric and the Informant give that same move an exclamation mark. Chess ain't no easy game !
   Aug-26-19 Portisch vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
Howard: In the game Najdorf-Donner 1971, the move 14...Na5 was played rather than Fischer's blunder.
   Aug-19-19 Shirov vs Aronian, 2006
Howard: Incidentally, NIC 2006/8 remarked that Kasparov never had much luck playing the White side of the Marshall. That's news to me--anyone have any comment on that ?
   Aug-19-19 Shirov vs Leko, 2006
Howard: Shirov faced the Marshall again in this tournament, against Aronian. This time, Shirov lost.
   Aug-16-19 A Lein vs K Regan, 1978
Howard: Lein could have easily won a piece with 23.Qxg5, but he still won anyway. Chess Life and Review pointed this out in its September, 1978 issue.
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