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Cheapo by the Dozen
Member since Dec-13-13 · Last seen Jul-04-22

My main chess distinction is to have been the worst player in US history to have had the top under-13 rating (I peaked at 1650). This was in 1972. Most of the books in my chess library use English Descriptive Notation; I still am slow at reading algebraic. I've played little chess since 1974.

I wrote a bit of a reminiscence about my era, posted at

   Cheapo by the Dozen has kibitzed 3445 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-03-22 Anand vs I Sokolov, 1992
Cheapo by the Dozen: 4 meanings of "swift". Nicely punned! And of course, nice pairing with yesterday's pun as well.
   Jul-02-22 H Steiner vs E Lundin, 1946 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: There's a "London System" pun in there somewhere.
   Jul-02-22 E Lundin vs P Johner, 1936
Cheapo by the Dozen: Looks like a quick resignation.
   Jul-02-22 Tseshkovsky vs Lputian, 1977 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Quite a Swift game.
   Jun-30-22 Kramnik vs Caruana, 2018
Cheapo by the Dozen: An obvious double-name pun idea comes from the old "Fab, I'm glad ... " advertising jingle.
   Jun-30-22 Caruana vs So, 2022
Cheapo by the Dozen: So basically Caruana kept the pressure on until So blundered.
   Jun-29-22 R Lovkov vs R Nechepurenko, 2008 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Wow. It isn't over 'til it's over.
   Jun-28-22 chessforum (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: I'm a free speech extremist, but that's centered on the communication of ideas. If a private organization just wants to limit the form of expression (no swearwords, no spam, etc.), I may or may not roll my eyes, but I'll usually support their right to enforce such a ...
   Jun-28-22 D Urusov vs Shumov, 1851
Cheapo by the Dozen: Wild 19th Century game.
   Jun-28-22 M Palac vs Minasian, 1997 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: How does one pronounce "Palac"? If it's pa-LAHTCH, there's decent pun potential. If it's pa-LACK, there's decent pun potential too.
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