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Kenneth Sterling
Member since Nov-25-02 · Last seen Jul-07-04
Born 18 March 1931 in Manchester, England.

I learned chess from Lasker's Manuel, and from him discovered Anderssen. I am still drawn to the games of both men. Alekhine was world champion during my youth and I greatly admired his first game collection. Of the Soviet world champions, I warmed only to Spassky. I did rather like several Soviet players who failed to reach the summit: Keres, Boleslavksy, Bronstein (200 Open Games was a favourite), Geller and Korchnoi. Smyslov's 'comeback' at the age 63 placed him in my Pantheon. There are some English players I like as well: Staunton, Blackburne, Penrose, Miles and Speelman.

   Kenneth Sterling has kibitzed 179 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Nov-18-03 X3D Fritz vs Kasparov, 2003 (replies)
Kenneth Sterling: One of the cable stations has it scheduled for 10am out here (California) Tuesday morning.
   Nov-18-03 Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander (replies)
Kenneth Sterling: Having been a youngster in England during the war, I owe them a great deal. What happened to Turing remains a disgrace.
   Nov-18-03 M20 (Computer) (replies)
Kenneth Sterling: This may be it. Bronstein vs M20 (Computer), 1963 All of the earlier games I have seen were with programmers and other amateurs.
   Nov-18-03 Milner-Barry vs C H Alexander, 1933 (replies)
Kenneth Sterling: These are two of the four men (along with Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman) who signed the famous 21 October 1941 letter to Churchill which led to their work on Enigma being given extreme priority.
   Oct-23-03 Larry Evans (replies)
Kenneth Sterling: Evans is a really nice guy. He was sometimes in chess clubs which I frequented in New York.
   Oct-22-03 Howard Staunton (replies)
Kenneth Sterling: <I'm not sure anybody else could have played Morphy in this. Okay Anderssen probably, but at this pt in time, who else could have stayed with him, let alone beat him?> Anderssen had a few chances at Morphy. On pure tactics I think of Tal, but do not recall any famous ...
   Oct-22-03 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Kenneth Sterling: It is fitting that Mr. Kasparov appear on television. In our culture, those who emerge from the mad scramble for money and fame are rewarded with that distinction. I understand the man and woman in the street now also have some opportunities other than as game show ...
   Oct-16-03 Geza Maroczy (replies)
Kenneth Sterling: Maroczy suffered greatly during the war. He did not come emerge from it with his health intact.
   Oct-15-03 Peter Leko (replies)
Kenneth Sterling: Leko came up at a lunch with a retired gold broker from South Africa. He was certain that the Petrosian Leko married was the daughter of his trainer, and not related to the late world champion.
   Oct-12-03 Boris Spassky (replies)
Kenneth Sterling: I dislike defending Fischer, but your statistics are specious. All four of Tal's wins came in one event when Fischer was but a lad. I think the Curacao collusion was demonstrated beyond reasonable objection long ago. How one judges the participants, who were not free ...
   Oct-12-03 Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 (replies)
   Oct-11-03 Efim Geller (replies)
   Oct-11-03 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Sep-23-03 Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 (replies)
   Sep-22-03 S Atalik vs Miles, 1993 (replies)
   Sep-22-03 Harry Nelson Pillsbury (replies)
   Sep-22-03 Kramnik vs Naiditsch, 2003 (replies)
   Sep-19-03 Isaac Boleslavsky (replies)
   Sep-19-03 Mikhail Tal (replies)
   Sep-18-03 Nigel Short (replies)
   Sep-15-03 Jonathan Speelman (replies)
   Sep-15-03 Kasparov - Ponomariov World Championship Match (2003) (replies)
   Sep-14-03 Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895 (replies)
   Sep-08-03 Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 (replies)
   Sep-08-03 50th World Champions Jubilee Tournament (2003) (replies)
   Aug-23-03 Spassky vs Miles, 1978 (replies)
   Aug-23-03 TV viewers (replies)
   Aug-20-03 Opocensky vs Alekhine, 1942 (replies)
   Aug-20-03 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
   Aug-20-03 Chigorin vs W Pollock, 1889 (replies)
   Aug-20-03 Mikhail Chigorin (replies)
   Aug-20-03 Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 (replies)
   Aug-18-03 Grischuk vs Shirov, 2002 (replies)
   Aug-18-03 Shirov vs Kramnik, 2002
   Aug-17-03 Leko vs Kramnik, 1995 (replies)
   Aug-17-03 Spassky vs S Avtonomov, 1949 (replies)
   Aug-17-03 Miles vs Korchnoi, 1986 (replies)
   Aug-17-03 Alexander Shabalov (replies)
   Aug-15-03 English (A25) (replies)
   Aug-15-03 Ivan Turgenev (replies)
   Aug-15-03 Michael Adams (replies)
   Aug-15-03 Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 (replies)
   Aug-14-03 Polgar vs Shirov, 1994 (replies)
   Aug-14-03 Anderssen vs G Neumann, 1866 (replies)
   Aug-14-03 Saint-Amant vs Staunton, 1843 (replies)
   Aug-14-03 J Penrose vs Tal, 1960 (replies)
   Aug-13-03 Shirov vs Leko, 1991 (replies)
   Aug-13-03 H Goldhamer vs Fischer, 1956 (replies)
   Aug-13-03 Two Knights (C58) (replies)
   Aug-13-03 Fine vs Fischer, 1963 (replies)
   Aug-12-03 S Bouaziz vs Miles, 1979 (replies)
   Aug-12-03 Dortmund Sparkassen (2003) (replies)
   Aug-12-03 Reuben Fine (replies)
   Aug-12-03 Anthony Miles (replies)
   Aug-12-03 Balashov vs Shirov, 1988 (replies)
   Aug-12-03 Albert Einstein (replies)
   Apr-11-03 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Apr-11-03 Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1948 (replies)
   Feb-02-03 Deep Junior vs Kasparov, 2003 (replies)
   Feb-02-03 Loewenthal vs Anderssen, 1851 (replies)
   Feb-02-03 Paulsen vs A Gohle, 1864 (replies)
   Jan-24-03 Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 (replies)
   Jan-24-03 Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 (replies)
   Jan-23-03 David Bronstein (replies)
   Jan-23-03 Adams vs S Agdestein, 1994 (replies)
   Jan-23-03 Khalifman vs Short, 1996
   Jan-22-03 Svetozar Gligoric (replies)
   Jan-20-03 V Yemelin vs Kaidanov, 2002
   Jan-19-03 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   Jan-18-03 Miguel Najdorf (replies)
   Jan-16-03 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 (replies)
   Jan-16-03 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
   Jan-16-03 Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1997 (replies)
   Jan-16-03 Saint-Amant vs Staunton, 1843 (replies)
   Jan-15-03 Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 (replies)
   Jan-15-03 Leko vs Adams, 2001 (replies)
   Jan-15-03 Wilhelm Steinitz (replies)
   Jan-13-03 Sergei Prokofiev (replies)
   Jan-13-03 Ruslan Ponomariov (replies)
   Jan-13-03 Denker vs Boleslavsky, 1946 (replies)
   Jan-13-03 Fischerandom Chess (replies)
   Jan-11-03 Korchnoi vs Boleslavsky, 1966 (replies)
   Jan-09-03 Lasker vs Alekhine, 1914 (replies)
   Jan-08-03 Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 (replies)
   Jan-08-03 Mikhail Botvinnik (replies)
   Dec-09-02 Karpov vs Miles, 1980 (replies)
   Dec-09-02 Jonathan Penrose (replies)
   Dec-09-02 Henrique Mecking (replies)
   Dec-08-02 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 (replies)
   Dec-07-02 Karjakin vs Shirov, 2002 (replies)
   Dec-07-02 R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 (replies)
   Dec-07-02 Nicolas Rossolimo (replies)
   Dec-06-02 Speelman vs Fedorowicz, 1978 (replies)
   Dec-06-02 Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1859 (replies)
   Dec-06-02 Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 (replies)
   Dec-06-02 Janowski vs Lasker, 1914 (replies)
   Dec-05-02 Keres vs Botvinnik, 1941 (replies)
   Dec-05-02 Geller vs Petrosian, 1963 (replies)
   Dec-04-02 Speelman vs M Stean, 1980 (replies)
   Dec-04-02 John Nunn (replies)
   Dec-03-02 Shirov vs Oll, 1992 (replies)
   Dec-02-02 Short vs Speelman, 1991 (replies)
   Dec-02-02 Speelman vs Short, 1988 (replies)
   Dec-02-02 Samuel Reshevsky (replies)
   Dec-02-02 Pachman vs Weber, 1947 (replies)
   Dec-02-02 Gligoric vs F Olafsson, 1957
   Dec-02-02 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
   Dec-02-02 Short vs Beliavsky, 1992 (replies)
   Dec-02-02 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Dec-01-02 Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 (replies)
   Dec-01-02 Fischer vs Gligoric, 1962 (replies)
   Dec-01-02 A Planinc vs Gligoric, 1977 (replies)
   Dec-01-02 R Calvo vs Gligoric, 1977 (replies)
   Dec-01-02 Paul Morphy (replies)
   Nov-30-02 Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1959 (replies)
   Nov-30-02 Joseph Henry Blackburne (replies)
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