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Lobster
Member since Mar-18-06 · Last seen Oct-29-13
Wrote an entertaining and interesting column for "Chess Life" in the late 1950's: Chess Life in New York.

Was Contributing Editor to Al Horowitz's excellent magazine, "Chess Review."

Was Gambit Champion -- never replaced -- of the Manhattan Chess Club in 1954.


   Lobster has kibitzed 14 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-07-13 Judit Polgar vs Kramnik, 2009 (replies)
 
Lobster: Kramnik has a won game by move 20. His loss had nothing to do with the opening.
 
   Jun-23-12 Aben Rudy
 
Lobster: Focus your attention on the final position: a rook trapped in the middle of the board. Very problemlike.
 
   Jan-09-12 Botvinnik vs Lombardy, 1958 (replies)
 
Lobster: A very instructive game. Lombardy's only mistake, as he himself has written, was 33 ... axb6. 33...Kb7 would have won a piece for some worthless pawns.
 
   Jan-09-12 William James Lombardy (replies)
 
Lobster: Lombardy is the author of one of the finest chess books ever written: "Understanding Chess." As I write this, the book can only be purchased from Lombardy himself -- See Lombardy on the ICC for details. I certainly hope it gets the wider distribution it so much deserves.
 
   Apr-02-11 Fischer vs Feuerstein, 1971 (replies)
 
Lobster: This is called blitz, but I believe the tournament was played at 10 seconds a move or as 5-minute games. I'll try to check.
 
   Mar-07-11 Bill Robertie (replies)
 
Lobster: I'm doubtful about his winning a USCF speed championship. Can someone provide a reference?
 
   Mar-01-11 K Blake vs Fischer, 1956 (replies)
 
Lobster: Spikester, 14 Bxe7 Qb6+, Kh1 Nf2+ Rxf2 and then what?
 
   Feb-28-11 Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 (replies)
 
Lobster: The variation was known, but not by Reshevsky! I knew the line, and as a spectator at the match, couldn't believe my eyes when Sammy fell into the trap.
 
   Dec-03-10 Anand vs Svidler, 2000 (replies)
 
Lobster: Svidler claims, as of this date, he has never beaten Anand in a classical game. Is he mistaken? Or was this game played at a speed time control?
 
   Jul-11-10 Alexander Kevitz (replies)
 
Lobster: Unfortunately because the database has so few games of Kevitz it does not reflect his strength at all. Hans Kmoch was of the opinion that Kevitz was a grandmaster with the White pieces, lowering his playing strength seriously by playing his very strange variations with Black.
 
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