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Member since Jun-21-11 · Last seen Apr-18-21
I am an expatriate yank who's lived mostly in Japan for the last 40-odd years. Didn't know Jack for squat about chess until Reykjavik '72 made the game a lifelong passion for me, more as a fan than as a player. With a rating of about 1590 I'm a genuine patzer, but I managed to hold Tigran Petrosian to a draw in a simul in 1983. Also love "shogi", the Japanese form of the game, to such an extent that I don't know whether to think of shogi as Japanese chess or of chess as western shogi.

   Zugzwangovich has kibitzed 402 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-29-21 Kotronias vs Kramnik, 1992 (replies)
Zugzwangovich: Troll Masters? Was that meant to be some kind of joke?
   Jan-09-21 L Christiansen vs D Gurevich, 1987
Zugzwangovich: 37. Qe7??? Was Christiansen drunk or something?
   Jan-07-21 William E Martz (replies)
Zugzwangovich: There is another photo of him on page 635 of the November 1973 issue of Chess Life (now available online).
   Nov-14-20 D Gurevich vs B M Kogan, 1984
Zugzwangovich: Granny: Yes, I guess he will. Thank you.
   Nov-11-20 Polugaevsky vs Kasparov, 1982
Zugzwangovich: Spassky told a Toms River Chess Club audience that after the game Kasparov showed him how it was home analysis from start to finish. My source is "Interview with Boris Spassky" in the April 1983 Chess Life issue, which is now available online.
   Nov-04-20 D Gurevich vs Tiviakov, 1999 (replies)
Zugzwangovich: I'd like to see anyone explain why Black throws away a rook for nothing on move 19 and why White refuses to accept it.
   Aug-23-20 Fischer vs O Sarapu, 1967
Zugzwangovich: How can Agur et al. claim that Fischer left a rook en prise with 29. Re8 when there's a queen on g8 guarding it?
   Aug-14-20 Tal vs R Persitz, 1957
Zugzwangovich: Persitz played with great persistence but was finally worn down by the future world champion.
   Aug-07-20 Dronavalli Harika (replies)
Zugzwangovich: According to Wikipedia her family name is Dronavalli and Harika is her given name.
   Jul-21-20 Spassky vs P C Gibbs, 1960
Zugzwangovich: Spassky's opponent was Peter Gibbs of Great Britain. I have submitted a correction slip.
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