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Richard Forster
Number of games in database: 245
Years covered: 1987 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2442
Highest rating achieved in database: 2496

Overall record: +83 -82 =74 (50.2%)*
   * 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 (30) 
    B43 B47 B96 B33 B62
 French Defense (13) 
    C05 C00 C01 C07 C12
 English (11) 
    A15 A14 A13 A10
 Vienna Opening (9) 
    C26 C25 C28
 French Tarrasch (7) 
    C05 C07
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B12 B10 B18
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (41) 
    E91 E92 E94 E60 E97
 Sicilian (38) 
    B90 B22 B92 B51 B54
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B92 B93 B96 B91
 Scandinavian (6) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A45 A46 D02
 Reti System (5) 
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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
   R Forster vs Bacrot, 2015 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Agency International (1997)
   Nagler Memorial (1998)
   Swiss Championship (1995)
   Velden Open (1995)
   Isle of Man Open (1996)
   Metz Open (1994)
   World Team Championship (1997)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   European Championship (2015)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   European Team Championship (2015)

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

   🏆 TCh-SUI
   O Kurmann vs R Forster (Nov-07-21) 0-1
   R Forster vs C C Buhr (Oct-18-18) 1-0
   M D 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

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(born Jan-18-1975, 48 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 12; games 1-25 of 289  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. S Desbonnes vs R Forster  0-1261990Wch U16B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. I Miladinovic vs R Forster  1-0341990Wch U16E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
5. R Forster vs R Schweda  1-0261990Wch U16B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. R Forster vs T Toh  0-1591990Wch U16D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. R Forster vs Y Abdulghafour  1-0241990Wch U16D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. S D Rupasinghe vs R Forster  ½-½221990Wch U16C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
9. J Parker vs R Forster  1-0441990Wch U16E92 King's Indian
10. R Forster vs C Gabriel  0-1511990Wch U16E26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. M Huberty vs R Forster  0-1361990Wch U16C56 Two Knights
12. Shankar Roy vs R Forster 0-1231991Wch U16C57 Two Knights
13. R Forster vs O Lehner  1-0201991Wch U16C44 King's Pawn Game
14. P Jaracz vs R Forster 1-0161991Wch U16C55 Two Knights Defense
15. D Saavedra vs R Forster  0-1371992Wch U18B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
16. R Forster vs J Maiwald  0-1291992Wch U18B57 Sicilian
17. H M A Kadhi vs R Forster  ½-½461992Wch U18B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. P Roberts vs R Forster  1-0251992Wch U18C78 Ruy Lopez
19. R Forster vs J O'Carroll  1-0201992Wch U18B33 Sicilian
20. R Forster vs Moha'd Ali A  0-1401992Wch U18B56 Sicilian
21. Al Mohamed vs R Forster  1-0651992Wch U18A64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
22. R Forster vs S Bjornsson  1-0271992Wch U18B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
23. M Kekelidze vs R Forster  1-0611992Wch U18E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
24. R Forster vs M Santos  1-0281992Wch U18C34 King's Gambit Accepted
25. Shulman vs R Forster  1-0411992Wch U18E92 King's Indian
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 289  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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