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Tournament Chess Player since 1974 - Old, cranky dislikes too many things, but finds even more amusing. Writer, Teacher, have lived just about everywhere. Favorite player is handle, also like Tarrasch, Capablanca, Janowski, Rubinstein, Lasker, Alekhine, Keres, Fischer, Tal, Stein, Kasparov, (have attained grudging respect for Karpov) Morozevich, Anand, Caruana. Addicted chess book hoarder. Currently live in Washington, D.C. metro area. Full Member

   SteinitzLives has kibitzed 1375 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-09-21 Diana Lanni (replies)
SteinitzLives: A friend just showed me that may have had the first story on this before NIC did, not sure.
   Feb-05-21 S Fink vs J Hathaway, 1999 (replies)
SteinitzLives: This tourney gets 1,000 to 1,500 players most years and is great fun as a team event. GMs (about 10 or so on average) play in it, some of whom bring their students to play on the same team of four players. Six rounds spread out over three days of President's day weekend at the
   Jan-23-21 Kavalek vs Karpov, 1970
SteinitzLives: We will miss you Lubosh! You were a quiet but shining light in the early post-Fischer chess era. You kept a pure focus on the game we love, displaying your immense skill in both playing and writing.
   Jan-03-21 Wojtkiewicz vs Skembris, 1990 (replies)
SteinitzLives: Kind of curious as to how fast Wojo played the last 6 or 7 moves after 25 Rd7. Two of my close friends took lessons from him about 10 years before his death, and they were astounded by the speed at which he could see tactical patterns. It was fairly common when they would show
   Dec-14-20 Borin Topic (replies)
SteinitzLives: Holiday Depression; Another Trump lawsuit; Will Barr stay or go; Lame ducks speak out; The border wall; Netflix The Crown vs. the Royal Family; Parler vs. Facebook; No new movies are coming out; Celebrity's troubles due to pandemic; Bob Dylan and David Crosby
   Nov-24-20 T Bush vs A Carter, 1976 (replies)
SteinitzLives: Carter: I have lusted in my heart for chess. Bush: Forget putting food on my family, when is our children learning chess? Carter: In Plains GA, we removed our ties when Billy played the peanut gambit. Bush: Read my lips: no new time controls!
   Nov-19-20 Odd Lie (replies)
SteinitzLives: Jane Goodall has been recruited to observe MAGA gatherings. Covid is a literary invention. Melania looks forward to a continued long marriage. The economy is more important than life.
   Nov-01-20 S Getz vs I Novikov, 2020 (replies)
SteinitzLives: Ok, not the U.S. Championsip, the U.S. Senior Ch., but still, really?
   Oct-25-20 Kasparov vs J Wapner, 1994 (replies)
SteinitzLives: Of course some will remember that Judge Wapner's first name was Joseph.
   Oct-16-20 Berliner vs C Henin, 1957 (replies)
SteinitzLives: I have heard of players at even the GM level playing on, not because they think they have any chances, but to avoid a much more likely to be publicized miniature. Sadly this one really could not get past the 25 move line of mini death.
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