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Member since Oct-09-06 · Last seen Jul-10-20
I live in Toledo, and that will always be my hometown.

I've been an absolute diehard chess buff for at least 45 years, and have been a USCF member since early 1975 !! Not too many of us ultra-longtime members out there.

I also consider myself exceptionally well-informed when it comes to chess history and general chess trivia, especially from 60's, 70's, and 80's.

As for my USCF rating, it's exceptionally low, admittedly. I gotta work on that !

Incidentally, my four favorite players of all time (in no particular order) are Rubinstein, Capablanca, Petrosian, and Karpov.

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   Howard has kibitzed 3997 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-10-20 B Ivanovic vs Velimirovic, 1981
Howard: In a mid-July, 1983 issue of CL, Soltis gives the moves of this struggle, and he alludes to Informant 30, in which Kasparov analyzes the opening used here, and his two analysis which had two "holes"----which many suspect Kasparov printed on purpose, hoping to catch some future ...
   Jul-06-20 Wolff vs Ivanchuk, 1987
Howard: A similar “interference” move was played by Larsen in a game against Rojas in the 1976 Biel Interzonal.
   Jul-06-20 A Williams vs Mark Ginsberg, 1983
Howard: This game appears in the latest volume of the NIC yearbook (Volume 135), but it states that Black had three queens at one point, but it doesn’t occur in this version of the game.
   Jul-06-20 Karpov vs Velimirovic, 1976 (replies)
Howard: If I remember correctly, Gligoric gave Karpov’s 14.Ke2 an exclamation point in a 1976 issue of CL&R, but Stockfish evaluates 14.Qf2 as being much better.
   Jul-05-20 A Rudolf vs K Abdulla, 2016
Howard: You post some interesting things—just noticed that.
   Jul-05-20 Menchik vs C A S Damant, 1932 (replies)
Howard: How the hell did that happen ?
   Jul-04-20 Spassky vs Gheorghiu, 1971 (replies)
Howard: This game has certainly gotten a lot of ‘press’ in the last week weeks, but why?
   Jul-04-20 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 (replies)
Howard: Stockfish claims (See above) that the final position is a draw, but Kasparov states otherwise.
   Jul-04-20 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 (replies)
Howard: For the record, this took first place in informant 42 for best game. My personal favorite of the match was #18–a great save by Karpov, who then ended up winning.
   Jul-04-20 Janowski vs Lasker, 1924
Howard: Excuse me but it’s ME who was ‘missing’ something. White just plays 42.Nxb5.
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