An American amateur.
Following are positions on many hot-button issues of the site.
Greatest player of all the 18th century? Philidor.
Who would have won a hypothetical Staunton-Steinitz matchup? Steinitz.
Was there an unwritten "win by two" clause in the Lasker-Janowski (1910) match? No.
Did Alekhine deliberately throw the 1935 title match, so as to get a rematch and thus be paid twice for playing Euwe? Hmmm....
Did Stalin order Flohr not to try hard to beat Botvinnik? No.
Who would have won a never-played Fischer-Gligoric match? Fischer.
Did Kenneth Rogoff write an update to "Eight Centuries of Financial Folly" called "Nine Centuries of Financial Folly"? No.