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.
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
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: http://www.chesshistory.com/.|
| page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 289
|1. N Lipowsky vs R Forster
|| ||0-1||15||1987||Bagneux||C57 Two Knights|
|2. L Carraro vs R Forster
||0-1||23||1990||Winterthur||A64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8|
|3. S Desbonnes vs R Forster
|| ||0-1||26||1990||Wch U16||B96 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|4. I Miladinovic vs R Forster
|| ||1-0||34||1990||Wch U16||E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1|
|5. R Forster vs R Schweda
|| ||1-0||26||1990||Wch U16||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|6. R Forster vs T Toh
|| ||0-1||59||1990||Wch U16||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|7. R Forster vs Y Abdulghafour
|| ||1-0||24||1990||Wch U16||D52 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|8. S D Rupasinghe vs R Forster
|| ||½-½||22||1990||Wch U16||C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall|
|9. J Parker vs R Forster
|| ||1-0||44||1990||Wch U16||E92 King's Indian|
|10. R Forster vs C Gabriel
|| ||0-1||51||1990||Wch U16||E26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch|
|11. M Huberty vs R Forster
|| ||0-1||36||1990||Wch U16||C56 Two Knights|
|12. Shankar Roy vs R Forster
||0-1||23||1991||Wch U16||C57 Two Knights|
|13. R Forster vs O Lehner
|| ||1-0||20||1991||Wch U16||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|14. P Jaracz vs R Forster
||1-0||16||1991||Wch U16||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|15. D Saavedra vs R Forster
|| ||0-1||37||1992||Wch U18||B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4|
|16. R Forster vs J Maiwald
|| ||0-1||29||1992||Wch U18||B57 Sicilian|
|17. H M A Kadhi vs R Forster
|| ||½-½||46||1992||Wch U18||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|18. P Roberts vs R Forster
|| ||1-0||25||1992||Wch U18||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|19. R Forster vs J O'Carroll
|| ||1-0||20||1992||Wch U18||B33 Sicilian|
|20. R Forster vs Moha'd Ali A
|| ||0-1||40||1992||Wch U18||B56 Sicilian|
|21. Al Mohamed vs R Forster
|| ||1-0||65||1992||Wch U18||A64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8|
|22. R Forster vs S Bjornsson
|| ||1-0||27||1992||Wch U18||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|23. M Kekelidze vs R Forster
|| ||1-0||61||1992||Wch U18||E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1|
|24. R Forster vs M Santos
|| ||1-0||28||1992||Wch U18||C34 King's Gambit Accepted|
|25. Shulman vs R Forster
|| ||1-0||41||1992||Wch U18||E92 King's Indian|
| page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 289
|Dec-24-04|| ||cu8sfan: Swiss chess historian who has gotten a great URL for his homepage: http://chesshistory.com/|
Here's a picture and a profile (in German) about him: http://www.sgwinterthur.ch/portrait...
|Jul-23-06|| ||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: http://www.chesshistory.com/books/i...|
|Jun-09-11|| ||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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