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Albert Charles Chow
A C Chow 
Copyright: Chicago Sun-Times  
Number of games in database: 100
Years covered: 1979 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2161 (2109 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2263
Overall record: +30 -46 =24 (42.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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ALBERT CHARLES CHOW
(born Jan-26-1964, died Oct-30-2021, 57 years old) United States of America

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Albert Charles Chow of Chicago was a FIDE Master, Life Master, and former Senior Master. He was the co-winner of the 1994 U.S. Open. Game Collection: US Open 1994, Chicago. He won the Illinois Open outright in 1982, 1984, and 1995, and tied for the title in 1985, 1996, 2002, and 2008. For several years, he was the chess columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Last updated: 2022-03-12 13:18:06

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 100  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A C Chow vs E Karklins 0-17197980th US OpenA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
2. T McCormack vs A C Chow 0-143197980th US OpenA10 English
3. T Kras vs A C Chow  ½-½321980Palmer House OpenA15 English
4. D Sprenkle vs A C Chow  1-0241982Chicago FuturityC44 King's Pawn Game
5. E Karklins vs A C Chow 1-03019821st Midwest Masters InvitationalC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
6. A C Chow vs T Q Miller 1-0371983U of Chicago InternationalB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. M Sharif vs A C Chow  0-1201984New York opC42 Petrov Defense
8. A C Chow vs Ljubojevic 0-1271984New York International OpenE15 Queen's Indian
9. Gheorghiu vs A C Chow  1-0201984New York International OpenA34 English, Symmetrical
10. A C Chow vs Shamkovich 1-0381984New York OpenA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
11. K Shirazi vs A C Chow 0-1771984New York InternationalC26 Vienna
12. A C Chow vs D Sprenkle  ½-½631985Midwest MastersA52 Budapest Gambit
13. Keene vs A C Chow 1-0191985Windy City InternationalA65 Benoni, 6.e4
14. A C Chow vs M Giles 1-0351986Illinois OpenE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
15. E Schiller vs A C Chow  0-1401986International TournamentC11 French
16. E Schiller vs A C Chow  1-0401986Local TournamentB01 Scandinavian
17. I Ivanov vs A C Chow  1-02519864th Midwest Masters InvitationalA34 English, Symmetrical
18. E Schiller vs A C Chow  0-1381987Tuley ParkA07 King's Indian Attack
19. A C Chow vs R Stone  0-1231988Oakham HouseA61 Benoni
20. L Day vs A C Chow 1-0361988Oakham HouseC34 King's Gambit Accepted
21. E Schiller vs A C Chow  0-1851988Illinois ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
22. D Gurevich vs A C Chow  ½-½281988Illinois ClassA34 English, Symmetrical
23. A C Chow vs D Gurevich  ½-½3419886th Midwest Masters InvitationalE10 Queen's Pawn Game
24. D Gurevich vs A C Chow  1-0311989Chicago Chess CenterA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
25. A C Chow vs Dlugy 0-15919897th Midwest Masters InvitationalD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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Nov-01-21  Z truth 000000001: <Granny O Doul> is it widdershins, or deosil?

(Or is it deasil, deiseal, deisal, deisul)??

They're all new to me, to tell the truth.

Nov-02-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: 31 years later, and Colias, Schiller, and Chow are no longer with us.
Nov-02-21  Z truth 000000001: To be a bit droll, one might admonish to not sit in the front row.

On a more serious note, Colias was very young to have gotten cancer. Does anyone know what kind he had?

Nov-03-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: https://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2...
Nov-03-21  Z truth 000000001: Chessdrum generally does a good job bringing out the human side of chess, as it did the article <FSR> linked to.
Nov-09-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1...
Dec-12-21  Ron: It saddens me to hear that Albert Chow died.

I interacted with Albert Chow in the 1990s, usually at the (now defunct) Chicago Chess Club, which was located in my neighborhood.

Every verbal interaction from Albert Chow to me was friendly and interesting.

Sometimes I would give to Albert Chow the chess column by Robert Byrne, cut out from The New York Times, and he was always appreciative.

I'd like to think he's playing chess in heaven with the great players in our great game.

Nov-26-22  Honest Adin Reviews: RIP BUDDY!
Nov-26-22  Honest Adin Reviews: Albert Chow (who said he beats experts all the time) played Lubek's CM-BY2K computer in July 1998 (400mhz Pentium 3 computer, 333 mhz bus), for the WCA closed championship (he was paid for this, signed agreement), he beat it in normal time control, due to software bugs... but in game 4, it was drawn:

http://encyclopediasupreme.org/0000...

However, Albert Chow lost rapid games to CM-BY2K but those were unofficial games!

Nov-28-22  Honest Adin Reviews: we were not friends, but i wish repose for his soul as albert chow truly lived for chess. cm-by2k was originally chessmaster 2000, however engine code was changed!
Dec-13-22  Honest Adin Reviews: J.P.L. Lubek's Trophy:

http://encyclopediasupreme.org/0000...

Dec-18-22  Honest Adin Reviews: Game 4 switched to chessmaster 2100! Chessmaster 2000, except initial release has many bugs!
Dec-20-22  Honest Adin Reviews: For Game 4 (above), I switched to chessmaster 2100! Chessmaster 2000, except for initial release has many bugs! Even original release makes stupid moves... when this game was released computers were very slow, that's why bugs could not be detected!
Jan-03-23  Honest Adin Reviews: I had no idea guy had his own chess column, i wonder if he would do stories on lubek castle 2000, essential move chess needs!

Hey, HERE YOU HAVE LUBEK'S UNIQ CHESS PUZZLES AND MORE, ALSO LINK COVERS CM-BY2K (CM 2000/2100/FRITZ 3) VS SENIOR MASTER ALBERT CHOW AND IM/GM PALOS OSMAN GAMES AND UNIQ, AMONG OTHERS: APPRECIATE:
https://encyclopediasupreme.org/nad...

Jan-03-23  Honest Adin Reviews: Correction: Only Ver 1 has few bugs, all other chessmaster 2000 versions are total joke just like its programmers kittinger, duffy, bilofsky!
Jan-09-23  Honest Adin Reviews: courtesy of lubek castle 2000/0000 (aka game 2000, move 2000, move M.M) productions: THE LUBEK CASTLE IN AUDIO N VIDEO!!!

https://encyclopediasupreme.org/mp3...

Jan-11-23  Honest Adin Reviews: when Albert Charles Chow said chessmaster 2000 did not impress him, nor chessmaster 2100 (those were experimental programs i had (originally made in C language for DOS I still use, cant recompile original code (computer language) as it only gives binary data), he beat those programs, except for game 4) before final cm-by2k ver came on january 9 2023, also: archive.is/cmby2k), but im sure the great late (pretty much, chess wise great for sure) chow would appreciate the amazing, deep understanding chess power of cm-by2k today...

here are analysis of caruana-carlsen game, last game, caruana could have been world champion... it's big mistake WCC is decided by blitz or rapid games... just paly 16 games match, if it's drawn, like in boxing, the chess champ keeps the title, no matter how many games, but at least 10 (schlechter-lasker 1910) is necessary for WCC!!!

Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018

january 1 2023:

Analysis of play for Both Sides.

caruana / carlsen (1-0)
WHITE / BLACK
----- -----
1. e4 c5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. d4 cxd4
4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 e5
6. Ndb5 d6
7. Nd5 Nxd5
8. exd5 Ne7
9. c4 Ng6
10. Qa4 Bd7
11. Qb4 Bf5
12. h4 h5
13. Qa4 Bd7
14. Qb4 Bf5
15. Be3 a6
16. Nc3 Qc7
17. g3 Be7
18. f3 Nf8
19. Ne4 Nd7
20. Bd3 O-O
21. Rh2 Rac8
22. O-O-O Bg6
23. Rc2 f5
24. Nf2 Nc5
25. f4 a5
26. Qd2 e4
27. Be2 Be8
28. Kb1 Bf6
29. Re1 a4
30. Qb4 b6
31. Rd1 Ra8
32. Qd2 g6
33. Qb4 a3
34. b3 Bd7
35. Rdc1 Rfc8
36. Nh3 Qb7
37. Ng5 Bd8
38. Bd4 b5
39. Rd1 Ba5
40. Qxa3 bxc4
41. Bxc4 Bc3
42. Qxa8 Rxa8
43. Bxc3 Bb5
44. Bxb5 Qxb5
45. Ne6 Nxe6
46. dxe6 d5
47. Be5 Re8
48. Rc3 Rxe6
49. Rc8+ Qe8
50. Rxe8+ Rxe8
51. Rxd5 Rc8
52. Rd6 Kf7
53. Rf6+ Ke7
54. Rxg6 e3
55. a4 e2
56. Bd6+ Kf7
57. Bb4 Kxg6
58. Be1 Rd8
59. Kc2 Rd1
60. Bd2 e1Q
61. Bxe1 Rxe1
62. b4 Rg1
63. b5 Rxg3
64. a5 Rh3
65. Kd2 Rxh4
66. b6 Rh2+
67. Ke1 h4
68. Kf1 Rb2
69. Kg1 h3
70. a6 Kh5
71. Kh1 Kg4
72. Kg1 Kg3
73. Kf1 h2
74. Ke1 -----
74. ----- h1Q++ Score 59.99 pawns; Line: h2-h1Q++. Analysis completed.

Jan-11-23  Honest Adin Reviews: Analysis of play for Both Sides: 1/2-1/2

caruana / carlsen
WHITE / BLACK
----- -----
1. e2-e4 c7-c5
2. g1-f3 b8-c6
3. d2-d4 c5xd4
4. f3xd4 g8-f6
5. b1-c3 e7-e5
6. d4-b5 d7-d6
7. c3-d5 f6xd5
8. e4xd5 c6-e7
9. c2-c4 e7-g6
10. d1-a4 c8-d7
11. a4-b4 d7-f5
12. h2-h4 h7-h5
13. b4-a4 f5-d7
14. a4-b4 d7-f5
15. c1-e3 a7-a6
16. b5-c3 d8-c7
17. g2-g3 f8-e7
18. f2-f3 g6-f8
19. c3-e4 f8-d7
20. f1-d3 e8-g8
21. h1-h2 a8-c8
22. e1-c1 f5-g6
23. h2-c2 f7-f5
24. e4-f2 d7-c5
25. f3-f4 a6-a5
26. b4-d2 e5-e4
27. d3-e2 g6-e8
28. c1-b1 e7-f6
29. d1-e1 a5-a4
30. d2-b4 b7-b6
31. e1-d1 c8-a8
32. d1-e1 e8-f7
33. b4-d2 a8-b8
34. e2-f1 f8-e8
35. e3-d4 f6xd4
36. d2xd4 c7-b7
37. f2-d1 b6-b5
38. d1-e3 g7-g6
39. c4xb5 b7-e7
40. f1-c4 e8-c8
41. c4-e2 f7-e8
42. d4-b4 c8-d8
43. e1-d1 c5-a6
44. b4-d2 e8xb5
45. d2-a5 e7-b7
46. d1-d4 b7-g7
47. d4-d2 b5xe2
48. d2xe2 a6-b4
49. c2-c7 g7-d4
50. c7-c3 b4-d3
51. b1-a1 d8-c8
52. c3xc8+ b8xc8
53. a2-a3 d4-h8
54. a5xa4 c8-c1+
55. a1-a2 c1-g1
56. a4-e8+ g8-h7
57. e8-d7+ h8-g7
58. d7xg7+ h7xg7
59. e2-g2 g1-e1
60. e3-c4 d3-c1+
61. a2-b1 c1-e2+
62. b1-c2 e1-c1+
63. c2-b3 e2-d4+
64. b3-b4 d4-c2+
65. b4-b3 c2-d4+
66. b3-b4 d4-c2+
67. b4-b5 c2-d4+
68. b5-b4 ----- Score -0.00 pawns; Line: b5-b4 d4-c2. Analysis completed.

Analysis of play for Both Sides: 1/2-1/2

caruana / carlsen
WHITE / BLACK
----- -----
1. e2-e4 c7-c5
2. g1-f3 b8-c6
3. d2-d4 c5xd4
4. f3xd4 g8-f6
5. b1-c3 e7-e5
6. d4-b5 d7-d6
7. c3-d5 f6xd5
8. e4xd5 c6-e7
9. c2-c4 e7-g6
10. d1-a4 c8-d7
11. a4-b4 d7-f5
12. h2-h4 h7-h5
13. b4-a4 f5-d7
14. a4-b4 d7-f5
15. c1-e3 a7-a6
16. b5-c3 d8-c7
17. g2-g3 f8-e7
18. f2-f3 g6-f8
19. c3-e4 f8-d7
20. f1-d3 e8-g8
21. h1-h2 a8-c8
22. e1-c1 f5-g6
23. h2-c2 f7-f5
24. e4-f2 d7-c5
25. f3-f4 a6-a5
26. b4-d2 e5-e4
27. d3-e2 g6-e8
28. c1-b1 e7-f6
29. d1-e1 a5-a4
30. d2-b4 b7-b6
31. e1-d1 c8-a8
32. d1-e1 e8-f7
33. b4-d2 a8-b8
34. e2-f1 f8-e8
35. e3-d4 f6xd4
36. d2xd4 c7-b7
37. f2-d1 b6-b5
38. d1-e3 g7-g6
39. c4xb5 b7-e7
40. f1-c4 e8-c8
41. c4-e2 f7-e8
42. d4-b4 c8-d8
43. e1-d1 c5-a6
44. b4-d2 e8xb5
45. d2-a5 e7-b7
46. d1-d4 b7-g7
47. d4-d2 b5xe2
48. d2xe2 a6-b4
49. c2-c7 g7-d4
50. c7-c3 b4-d3
51. b1-a1 d8-c8
52. c3xc8+ b8xc8
53. a2-a3 d4-h8
54. a5xa4 c8-c1+
55. a1-a2 c1-g1
56. a4-e8+ g8-h7
57. e8-d7+ h8-g7
58. d7xg7+ h7xg7
59. e2-g2 g1-e1
60. e3-c4 d3-c1+
61. a2-b1 c1-e2+
62. b1-c2 e1-c1+
63. c2-b3 e2-d4+
64. b3-b4 d4-c2+
65. b4-b3 c2-d4+
66. b3-b4 d4-c2+
67. b4-b5 c2-d4+
68. b5-b4 ----- Score 0.00 pawns; Line: b5-b4 d4-c2+ b4-b5 c2-d4. Analysis completed.

Jan-11-23  Honest Adin Reviews: Correction: cm-by2k's analysis show: carlsen beats caruana @ wcc game #12, carlsen can not lose it!
Jan-11-23  Honest Adin Reviews: ABOVE POST:
https://encyclopediasupreme.org/mp3... THE SEA GULL GIF WAS MADE IN MAY, JOINED WITH AUDIO AS VIDEO IN DECEMBER 2022!
Jan-15-23  Honest Adin Reviews: caruana carlsen 0-1 game 12 2018 world championship, analysed by GM Lubek 2019

WHITE / BLACK
----- -----
1. e4 c5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. d4 cxd4
4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 e5
6. Ndb5 d6
7. Nd5 Nxd5
8. exd5 Ne7
9. c4 Ng6
10. Qa4 Bd7
11. Qb4 Bf5
12. h4 h5
13. Qa4 Bd7
14. Qb4 Bf5
15. Be3 a6
16. Nc3 Qc7
17. g3 Be7
18. f3 Nf8
19. Ne4 Nd7
20. Bd3 O-O
21. Rh2 Rac8
22. O-O-O Bg6
23. Rc2 f5
24. Nf2 Nc5
25. f4 a5
26. Qd2 e4
27. Be2 Be8
28. Kb1 Bf6
29. Re1 a4
30. Qb4 g6
31. Rd1 Ra8?how can this be draw? this is aborting a healthy fetus with so much life in front of him! This is not classic championship but hybrid championship. There would have been incentive to continue this game: 1. keep the title 2. Get paid more. In case of a drawn match, just like in boxing, champ keeps da title!? 32. Bf1 a3
33. b3 Bf7
34. Nh3 Rfc8
35. Ng5 Bd8
36. Bf2 Qd7
37. Nxf7 Kxf7
38. Qc3 Kg8
39. Rdc1 b5
40. Qe3 bxc4
41. Bxc4 Rcb8
42. Rg1 Ra4
43. Be2 Bb6
44. Rgc1 Qd8
45. Ka1 Rb4
46. Qc3 Nxb3+
47. axb3 Bxf2
48. Bc4 Qb6
49. Rd1 Kf7
50. Ka2 Rc8
51. Rdc1 Qc5
52. Rh1 Re8
53. Rcc1 Reb8
54. Rh2 Qe3
55. Qxe3 Bxe3
56. Rb1 Ra8
57. Be2 Kf6
58. Rg2 Ra5
59. Re1 Bc5
60. Rc1 Rd4
61. Bc4 e3
62. Rgc2 Rd2
63. Rxd2 exd2
64. Rd1 Bb4
65. Rb1 Kg7
66. Rf1 Ra7
67. Bd3 Re7
68. Rb1 Kh6
69. Ra1 Re1
70. Bc2 Bc3
71. Rd1 Re7
72. Bb1 Re3
73. Kxa3 Rxg3
74. b4 Bd4+
75. Ka4 Be3
76. b5 Rf3
77. Ka5 Bxf4
78. b6 Rb3
79. Ka6 Be3
80. b7 -----
80. ----- Rb6+ Score 4.52 pawns; Line: b3-b6+ a6-a5 b6xb7. Analysis completed! 0-1

Jan-20-23  Honest Adin Reviews: cm-by2k was originally chessmaster 2000, however engine's code was changed by close to 2000, but it was not finalized until january 9 2023, chow played original june 24 1986 ver of cm 2000, like rest of versions, it did not follow chess rules, made idiotic moves like in the beginning queen ate pawn, at least kings did not jump across board!
Jan-20-23  Honest Adin Reviews: 4 games, classic time control (120/40, sd/60 or so) match was played around july 20 1998, at st. hyacinth church's office! chow's friend and gf came to visit. friend played couple of rapid games against cm and was crushed!
Jan-20-23  Honest Adin Reviews: I dont remember how much, but for his efforts chow was paid at least 200$, he had to sign match contract first. He was paid after every game.
Jan-25-23  Honest Adin Reviews: here al was rated over 2400, usually when you are young you have more energy to think... one burns lots of colories during a long chess game:

https://chess.stackexchange.com/que... https://chicagoreader.com/news-poli...

BE GRATEFUL FOR CHESS CHAMP'S GOODIES!!!

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