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Theodore Bullockus
Number of games in database: 15
Years covered: 1958 to 1996
Overall record: +4 -10 =1 (30.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-29-1917, died Oct-11-2008, 91 years old) United States of America

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Lane vs T Bullockus  0-132195859th US OpenB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. T Bullockus vs M Otteson  0-121195859th US OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
3. T Bullockus vs R Byrne  0-138196162nd US OpenC01 French, Exchange
4. T Bullockus vs R Plock  1-051196162nd US OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
5. T Bullockus vs S Matzner  0-134196162nd US OpenC46 Three Knights
6. J G Sullivan vs T Bullockus  1-042196263rd US OpenD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
7. B Schmidt vs T Bullockus  1-035196263rd US OpenB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. T Bullockus vs C van der Kleij 1-0171975W-ch M88 corrC00 French Defense
9. T Bullockus vs J Hervir  1-0251975W-ch M88 corrC57 Two Knights
10. H Otte vs T Bullockus  ½-½151978corrC57 Two Knights
11. T Bullockus vs P Oakley  0-1171984corrB03 Alekhine's Defense
12. W Mathes vs T Bullockus  1-0191987corrB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. W Kiplinger vs T Bullockus  1-018198788th US OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
14. T Bullockus vs M White  0-1241995American opC58 Two Knights
15. T Bullockus vs Suetin  0-12519966th World Senior ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
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  GrahamClayton: Theodore "Ted" Bullockus (29 May 1917 - 11 October 2008). ICCF International Arbiter.

Here is an interesting link between Bullockus and Kasparov:

Bullockus was planning on self-publishing a book on Alapin's Opening in the late 1990's. Did this book ever see the light of day?

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  Phony Benoni: I had the opportunity to meet Ted Bullockus both in correspondence and over-the-board play. The correspondence game saw me briefly defending against his Evans Gambit. It was not fun. Probably as close as I'll ever get to playing Kasparov.

OTB was another story. Bullockus suffered from severely poor eyesight, and preferred to use a special set with a color scheme and pattern which was distracting to most opponents but made it possible for him to look at the board for long periods of time. He also favored outlandishly unsound gambits. The only in our game was so bad that he ended up resigning after only 11 moves.

I never heard of a book on the Alapin, but it wouldn't surprise me. He always seemed to be carry tons of analytical notes.

Feb-25-17  wrap99: I remember a game he played I think in 1977 or so against Rainer Rickford. Rickford fell asleep during the game and a friend woke him up. Bullockus argued that this was illegal. I could see someone telling a player that they forgot to hit his clock as being illegal but unless you are not allowed to speak to a player at all during a game, I don't think waking them would be illegal.
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  GrahamClayton: Bullockus was also a keen checkers player - here is a study he created:

Jun-16-22  wrap99: <GrahamClayton> Interesting about checkers. I am sure that many chess players I met has interesting lives outside of chess and/or related to chess. I recalls just chatting with someone in 1975 who happened to be a pioneer in computer chess whose name I think is still well-known although in 1975 most people had never seen a computer -- I think we should try to get to know our fellow players.
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  perfidious: <wrap99>, would that have been Monty Newborn?
Jun-22-22  wrap99: <perfidious> no, his name was dave kittinger iirc.

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