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Richard Forster
Number of games in database: 189
Years covered: 1987 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2442
Highest rating achieved in database: 2496

Overall record: +69 -57 =57 (53.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B43 B23 B21 B27 B20
 French Defense (11) 
    C05 C07 C00 C01 C13
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A14 A10
 Vienna Opening (8) 
    C26 C28 C25
 French Tarrasch (5) 
    C05 C07
 King's Indian Attack (5) 
    A07 A08
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (34) 
    E91 E94 E92 E60 E90
 Sicilian (29) 
    B90 B22 B54 B51 B96
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B90 B96 B92 B91
 Scandinavian (6) 
 Alekhine's Defense (4) 
    B02 B03
 Two Knights (4) 
    C57 C56 C55
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Efimenko vs R Forster, 2011 0-1
   R Forster vs Huebner, 1994 1-0
   Shankar Roy vs R Forster, 1991 0-1
   R Forster vs Nedev, 2000 1-0
   R Forster vs P Carlsson, 2013 1-0
   N Lipowsky vs R Forster, 1987 0-1
   R Forster vs Pelletier, 1994 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Agency International (1997)
   Nagler Memorial (1998)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   European Team Championship (2015)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   European Individual Championship (2015)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Agency International (Lonson `997) by Phony Benoni
   Agency International (Lonson `997) by docjan

   🏆 European Club Cup
   R Forster vs C C Buhr (Oct-18-18) 1-0
   M Miljkovic vs R Forster (Oct-17-18) 1/2-1/2
   A Mastrovasilis vs R Forster (Oct-16-18) 1-0
   R Forster vs R Ris (Oct-15-18) 1/2-1/2
   R Forster vs Hug (Oct-15-17) 1-0

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(born Jan-18-1975, 46 years old) Switzerland

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IM Richard Forster is a noted chess historian and author who wrote "Amos Burn - A Chess Biography" (Jefferson NC, 2004) and maintains a chess history website together with the famous chess historian Edward Winter:

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 189  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Lipowsky vs R Forster  0-1151987BagneuxC57 Two Knights
2. L Carraro vs R Forster 0-1231990WinterthurA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
3. M Huberty vs R Forster  0-1361990Wch U16C56 Two Knights
4. Shankar Roy vs R Forster 0-1231991Wch U16C57 Two Knights
5. R Forster vs O Lehner  1-0201991Wch U16C44 King's Pawn Game
6. P Jaracz vs R Forster 1-0161991Wch U16C55 Two Knights Defense
7. Shulman vs R Forster  1-0411992Wch U18E92 King's Indian
8. R Forster vs R H Fyllingen  1-0871992EU-ch U20C39 King's Gambit Accepted
9. R Forster vs S Zjukin 1-0211992EU-ch U20C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
10. R Forster vs A Aleksandrov  0-1391992EU-ch U20C34 King's Gambit Accepted
11. V Ikonnikov vs R Forster  ½-½261994Metz-opE91 King's Indian
12. I Nemet vs R Forster  0-1371994SUI-chE97 King's Indian
13. R Forster vs Pelletier  ½-½341994BielC00 French Defense
14. J Gallagher vs R Forster  ½-½521994Metz-opA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. R Forster vs Huebner 1-0341994Switzerland ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. R Forster vs Krasenkow  1-0341994Metz-opB06 Robatsch
17. R Mathelin vs R Forster  0-1161994Metz-opB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Korchnoi vs R Forster 1-0421994SUI-chTE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
19. B Guyard vs R Forster  ½-½301994Metz-opE97 King's Indian
20. R Forster vs E Prie  0-1351994Metz-opB01 Scandinavian
21. R Forster vs Chiburdanidze  0-1361994BielB12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. R Forster vs Vaganian 1-0291994BielC07 French, Tarrasch
23. R Forster vs I Rocko 1-0241995It (open) (juniors)C26 Vienna
24. T Duran vs R Forster 0-1351995Plzen op U18B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
25. M Sharif vs R Forster  ½-½451995LippstadtE60 King's Indian Defense
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 189  PGN Download
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  cu8sfan: Swiss chess historian who has gotten a great URL for his homepage:

Here's a picture and a profile (in German) about him:

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  cu8sfan: Forster had a tough tournament at the Swiss Championship (2006) in Lenzerheide, scoring only 1.5/9 but he sure made his games interesting. He attacked uncompromisingly and I feel like he should have been rewarded more for it.
Jul-23-06  WMD: 1.5/9 is probably about what Amos Burn would have scored if he were alive today. Assuming, of course, he made it out of his coffin.
Jul-24-06  euripides: <1.5/9 is probably about what Amos Burn would have scored if he were alive today. Assuming, of course, he made it out of his coffin.> If Tony Miles could play a tournament lying on a table for his bad back, I don't see why Burns shouldn't be allowed to play from a recumbent position.
Oct-09-08  Karpova: IM Forster's review of Kasparov's "On My Great Predecessors" Part 1:
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  FSR: Forster spent three years writing a 972-page biography of Amos Burn. Judging by his choice of biographee, I would have guessed that he was a hyper-positional player like Ulf Andersson. Surprisingly, he's actually an attacking maniac.
Jan-18-12  brankat: One of the top books on my "must read" list. 2.5 kilos book is also good for the purposes of weightlifting. To kill two birds with one stone :-)

Happy Birthday IM Forster!

Jan-18-12  TheFocus: Happy Birthday, IM Forster.

The Burn book is a very good book.

I traded a set of Spielmann books to Richard for my copy. I still think I got the best of the bargain.

Jan-18-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Richard Forster.

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