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Anthony J Love
Number of games in database: 70
Years covered: 1976 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2235
Overall record: +26 -25 =19 (50.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation (5 games)
B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4 (3 games)
C43 Petrov, Modern Attack (3 games)
C15 French, Winawer (3 games)
D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5 (2 games)
B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack (2 games)
B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack (2 games)
A45 Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)
C05 French, Tarrasch (2 games)
A57 Benko Gambit (2 games)

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(born 1960) New Zealand

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 70  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A J Love vs M Foord  1-0311976Otago Chess Club TtC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
2. A J Love vs R L Perry  0-1321976Otago C C ChB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. P Paris vs A J Love 0-1331976Otago C C ChA06 Reti Opening
4. A J Love vs R Wansink  1-0361976National Schoolpupils ChB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. K Jensen vs A J Love  1-0421976National Schoolpupils ChC29 Vienna Gambit
6. A J Love vs R L Perry  ½-½241976National Schoolpupils ChB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
7. A J Love vs B R Anderson  0-1351977South Island ChB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
8. A B Pointon vs A J Love 0-1171977South Island ChC01 French, Exchange
9. R A Dowden vs A J Love 0-1411977Otago-Southland Schoolpupils ChA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. A J Love vs P Paris 0-1411977Otago CC Easter Open TtC05 French, Tarrasch
11. A J Love vs G Hjorth  ½-½411977Australian Junior ChB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. A J Love vs J M Adams  1-0311978Otago C C ChB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
13. A J Love vs M R Freeman ½-½4219784th Rank Xerox Easter OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
14. A J Love vs D Weegenaar  1-0351978Otago Provincial Schoolpupils ChC05 French, Tarrasch
15. Mark Evans vs A J Love  ½-½19197885th NZ Ch Premier ReserveC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
16. M R Freeman vs A J Love  0-13919795th Rank Xerox Easter OpenC02 French, Advance
17. A J Love vs P Paris ½-½301979Love - Paris MatchC07 French, Tarrasch
18. P Paris vs A J Love 1-0231979Love - Paris MatchC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
19. A J Love vs P Paris 1-0291979Otago C C ChC15 French, Winawer
20. A J Love vs M Foord 1-0261979Otago C C ChB02 Alekhine's Defense
21. A J Love vs K Jensen  0-1231979Dunedin Interclub MatchC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
22. A J Love vs A M Borren  1-0551980NZ Premier Reserve ChC42 Petrov Defense
23. A J Love vs K Jensen  ½-½421980Otago Premier TtB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
24. B R Watson vs A J Love  1-0371980South Island ChD94 Grunfeld
25. A J Love vs R J Sutton  1-0491980Otago Anzac OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
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Feb-14-07  Delusional Patzer:

Valentine's Day-----Love

Love-----Valentine's Day

Seeing the connection here?

Feb-14-07  farrooj: <delusional patzer> LOL! Happy Valentine's Day everyone
Feb-14-07  mack: Perhaps Jonathan Sarfati, a regularish poster here, could cast some light on the mysterious Mr. Love.
Feb-14-07  AAAAron: Love is in the air, every time I look around!
Feb-14-07  DennistheMenace: <I don't know much, but I know I love you, and that may be all I need to know.>
Feb-14-07  hope62: Perhaps AJ Love is the author of the chess book "Further chess ideas in chess" by the way ,in my opinion, a very good instructional book
Feb-14-07  Mac3: A J Love known as Tony Love was and perhaps still is a chess player from the Otago Chess Club in Dunedin. Tony was very active as a young chess player going on to represent NZ Internationally, as well as being a solid contender at the NZ Championships. As can be seen Tony enjoyed playing the Sicilian Dragon, and he often enjoyed playing the Ruy Lopez Exchange as White (though no games have been uploaded). It is notable that Tony should appear as player on such an auspicious day! Some years ago there was an Irish Woman Chess player who spent some time at the Otago Chess Club and when she left to go back to Ireland Tony was love sick. The last time I saw him some fifteen odd years ago was at the Carisbrook sports ground in Dunedin where he had a banner with a marriage proposal to this woman. Being an International game there was a chance that she might see it and a match made over the chess board would be the result. Certainly the Television camera's obliged, after all cricket is about how to bowl a maiden over :-) Alas this risky gambit does not appear to have paid off and so it did seem serendipitous that Chessgames should make such a fitting choice for player of the day ;-)
Feb-15-07  brankat: <Mac3> Thank You so much for Your post. Quite enlightening for the rest of us! Well, certainly for me :-)
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  Benzol: It's been some time since he appeared on the New Zealand ratings list.
Feb-14-10  laskereshevsky: Player of the St. Valentine'S day

Surnamed LOVE

I wonder if here on CG we could say:...

"HI BUDDY!...."

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  whiteshark: Is it his crew?
Aug-23-10  Dredge Rivers: There's no love like Anthony Love! :)
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Yes, I knew Tony Love for years, going back to school days (he is about 4 years older). We had a lot of hard battles. We also roomed together at our first Olympiad, Dubai 1986.
Oct-17-10  Dredge Rivers: They call him...


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  Benzol: 0-0-0 Licensed to win.
Feb-14-11  newzild: I never met Tony Love, but he is a bit of a legend on the New Zealand chess scene. His name appeared near the top of the NZ ratings lists when I started playing, in 1995-96.

I wonder where he is now?

Feb-14-13  Abdel Irada: New Zealand. Hmm. Apparently no relation to my old Mechanics' Institute rival, Elmer Love.
Feb-14-13  waustad: The last games I've found for him were in 1998. He hasn't played a FIDE rated game since 2000. Of course that doesn't exclude the posiblity of his playing in local events.
Feb-14-13  Cibator: <hope62>: The author you're thinking of was John F Love - no relation as far as I know. Agree with you entirely about "Further Chess Ideas", which I found a great help in my mid-teens. JFL was also joint editor of an excellent (but sadly short-lived) little magazine called "Junior Chess" during the early 1960s.
Feb-14-13  amaurobius: <Cibator> I borrowed John Love and John Hodgkins' "Chess Ideas for Young Players" (written presumably prior to FCI) from the local library in the late 60s. It was fun and easy to read and I learned enough from it to beat most of my schoolmates. Never heard of either of the authors since. Thanks for bringing back the memory.
Feb-14-13  SirChrislov: He played a decent game against my former instructor Eduard Gufeld, even though the result was based on the passed pawn favored by some "adjudicators"

Gufeld vs A J Love, 1986

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  SteinitzLives: The Nutty Professor was Buddy Love.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: <SirChrislov>, indeed that was a good resistance. While I dislike adjudications, this seems to have been the correct verdict.
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  perfidious: They call him <Dr Love>...
Sep-23-20  login:

'I wonder where he is now?'

Reach out


just read some articles he authored a couple of years back in the venerable 'Otago Daily Times'


Sniplet 'We live in a golden age of television with shows such as Game of Thrones, Homeland, The Fall, Breaking Bad and Justified all on our screens, about to resume or recently finished. Why, then, watch shows from 20, 30, or even 40 years ago? Tony Love attempts to explain why he has been doing just that.' and more.

Founded in 1861 it is New Zealand's oldest surviving daily newspaper. Its motto is "Optima Durant" or "Quality Endures".

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