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Member since Nov-18-03 · Last seen Oct-13-17
I'm 53, married, live in Cleveland, Ohio. I've been playing chess since age 11 (1961). I play regularly on, where my rating is 2201 (as of 11/18/03). Last OTB tournament (not counting company tournaments) was in 1982 (U.S. Open).
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   Banoboy has kibitzed 25 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-09-09 Reti vs V Vukovic, 1922 (replies)
Banoboy: "Zenchess: Reti missed a quicker win: 23. Qd8 intending 24. Qf8+ would have mated Black on the dark squares." What if 24...Nc6 ... ?
   Feb-10-09 Duras vs E Cohn, 1911 (replies)
Banoboy: However, on playing it out myself, after 43...fxg5, White could play 44.Rc2 and if 44...Qxg3+ 45.Kf1 Qh3+ 46.Ke2 Nf4+ 47.Kd2 Qg2+ 48.Kc1 Qf1+ 49.Kd2 Qg2+ etc. is still a draw.
   Feb-09-09 Fred Reinfeld (replies)
Banoboy: I learned the rules of chess from Reinfeld's book, "Chess in a Nutshell."
   Feb-09-09 Daniel Abraham Yanofsky (replies)
Banoboy: <phoney Benoni> "The coin was flipped by Tournament Director Fred Reinfeld--who, oddly enough, did not write a book about it." LOL!
   Feb-07-09 J Mieses vs Nimzowitsch, 1907 (replies)
Banoboy: "Saruman: Mieses resigns because of; 27.Kf1 (Kh1?? Nf2#) Qf6+ 28.Ke2 Qf2+ 29.Kd1 Qf1#." I agree with the poster who said that appending a ?? to 27.Kh1 is unnecessary, as would be even a single ?, considering that the most White can do is delay mate a few moves. Also, 29...Qf1 is ...
   Feb-07-09 Reti vs Rubinstein, 1919 (replies)
Banoboy: " Heavy Metal Thunder: Well, I don't know, but nobody of rank seems to play it nowadays..." A quick search at shows quite a few King's Gambits were played by players rated over 2600 in the past few years, including one by Ivanchuk.
   Feb-04-09 Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 (replies)
Banoboy: There is some debate as to whether the last move was actually played or if Chigorin resigned first. Assuming it was played, it was the answer to a question on an episode of Mission Impossible.
   Feb-02-09 Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1911 (replies)
Banoboy: Apparently Rotlewi learned something after his famous loss to Rubinstein in 1907.
   May-18-08 Walter Penn Shipley (replies)
Banoboy: 'brankat: There is a book on Mr.W.P.Shipley, by John Hilbert: "Walter Penn Shipley - Philadelphia's Friend of Chess"' I just finished reading that book. A very remarkable man.
   May-18-08 Prince Dadian vs Kolisch, 1885 (replies)
Banoboy: "notsodeepthought: Great game - now whether it's an authentic game remains in question. Check the prince's page on this site to see which - er - skills he allegedly employed to come up with these brilliancies." Yet Kolisch was a real master and a brilliant player in his own right. ...
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