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Member since Oct-09-06 · Last seen Dec-04-19
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 3855 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-04-19 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
Howard: So, according to Stockfish, Spassky apparently had the draw in hand until the 39th move, when he missed 39...Kf5. Kasparov fails to mention this in MGP.
   Dec-03-19 Gligoric vs Fischer, 1959
Howard: Oddly, 53.Rc5 also wins---it's not just Rxc7 that wins the game. See for yourself---look it up in the tablebase. But, hardly anyone ever points this out.
   Nov-30-19 Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1980
Howard: In the tournament book, it's stated that Fischer did a lot to update the theory on the Poisoned Pawn.
   Nov-30-19 Berliner vs Fischer, 1963
Howard: In his book Fischer: His Approach to Chess, Ager states that Fischer could have won outright with 22...Rc2!
   Nov-02-19 Fischer vs Geller, 1967
Howard: If you ask me, the above-posted Stockfish analysis is a JOKE ! It's very brief, and it doesn't even come close to devulging (sp) the complexities of this game.
   Oct-17-19 Marshall vs K Treybal, 1930 (replies)
Howard: An issue of CL&R from late 1976 points out the Marshall swindle here.
   Oct-03-19 Larry Evans vs Pilnik, 1975
Howard: According to Gligoric's column in the July, 1975 (approx) issue of CL&R, White should have played 7.axb4, and he gives supporting analysis to back this claim.
   Sep-23-19 Huebner vs Ljubojevic, 1975
Howard: Yes, I just noticed that same comment by Huebner last night when looking at the October 1975 issue of Chess Life & Review. So, the final position was probably a draw, correct ?
   Sep-12-19 Short vs Timman, 1991 (replies)
Howard: There was another quicker win on White's 30th move, in addition to the one which Stockfish found. In the book Modern Chess Analysis, it's stated that 30.Nh4 followed by 31.f3 would also have wrapped up the game faster. Neither of these faster wins are mentioned in the Informant, but ...
   Sep-09-19 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (replies)
Howard: And his one loss in the Olympiads was to Hubner, at the 1972 one. He lost on time, and claimed that the clock was defective.
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