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Member since Jan-18-16
"The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart." -- Camus, "The Myth of Sisyphus" (tr. Walter Kaufmann)

After a long hiatus, I'm finally able to devote more time to the game I've loved for as long as I can remember. I am grateful to be here.

I do my best every day to improve, as a person and as an inexpert chess-player. My struggles with chess inform me and inspire me in my struggles with life.

I especially admire Albin Planinc for his ingenuity and courage and Dr. Max Euwe for his lucidity and generosity of spirit.

I am happy to help my fellow members however I might do so; please feel free to seek my assistance. Thanks!

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   luftforlife has kibitzed 975 times to chessgames   [less...]
   May-26-16 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
luftforlife: <Jim Bartle>: I believe Yaz was referring to batting practice as well as to games played. Wade Boggs loved the Monster, but he was able to hit to all parts of Fenway Park, and that offensive versatility stood him in good stead.
   May-26-16 Arthur Hermann Privonitz (replies)
luftforlife: <Tab>: Thanks for the information from Dr. Privonitz. The explanations on the website for Schlaraffia Athenae Gottingenses (not sure why the umlaut is missing there) jibe precisely with Dr. Privonitz's understanding.
   May-26-16 Tabanus chessforum (replies)
luftforlife: <Tab>: Good to read! I received your e-mail messages, and sent you one myself. Glad we are able now to communicate that way as well. :) It is reassuring that digital information is stored in the Internet Archive, and that cached webpages are available through the Wayback ...
   May-25-16 Jon Gudmundsson
luftforlife: Here is a more specific "drilled-down" link to the information about Final B (Copa Argentina): .
   May-24-16 J Pomerantz (replies)
luftforlife: <Tab>: <"There was also a Joseph Pomerantz who died in the WWI in 1915."> I was thinking perhaps this might have been the player sometimes referred to as J. Pomerantz and sometimes referred to as I. Pomerantz (assuming arguendo they were one and the same man). What ...
   May-23-16 luftforlife chessforum (replies)
luftforlife: <hemy>: I sent you an e-mail message; please check your junk e-mail folder as well as your inbox. I'm heading off to my slumbers, but please feel free to reach out any time. I'll be online in the morning to get some work done, and I'll be happy to reply to you privately ...
   May-20-16 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
   May-20-16 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
luftforlife: <Switch>: Yes, I see what you mean: the notes were still separated by braces. I wasn't trying to be obtuse; I think of formatting in sentences and paragraphs, and now I see that each segment of text within braces constitutes a separate "note," regardless of how it is ...
   May-19-16 suenteus po 147 chessforum (replies)
luftforlife: <suenteus po 147>: Hello again! I hope you're enjoying your new apartment, and I hope that all is well with you. :) Regarding your thoughtful comment made in another forum: this passage from The Gospel According to St. Matthew has always given me pause: "Think not that I ...
   May-18-16 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
luftforlife: <Switch> <Annie K.>: Thanks very much! I will only use the ChessgamesWhiteID and ChessgamesBlackID tags where there is risk of confusion; I won't routinely use them. The particular contemplated annotations to which I adverted would be new ones created by one of the ...
   May-18-16 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
   May-17-16 Nechemia Kasimov (replies)
   May-16-16 Otto Tipal
   May-16-16 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
   May-16-16 Viktor Gavrikov (replies)
   May-14-16 Sally Simpson chessforum (replies)
   May-14-16 John Healy (replies)
   May-14-16 offramp chessforum (replies)
   May-14-16 J Healy vs E Kass, 1993
   May-13-16 J Rodgaard vs Euwe, 1980
   May-12-16 perfidious chessforum (replies)
   May-11-16 Soledad Gonzalez Pomes de Huguet
   May-09-16 Frederick Dana Rosebault (replies)
   May-09-16 Lasker vs F D Rosebault, 1911
   May-09-16 Steven J Shaw
   May-08-16 Herbert Rosenfeld
   May-07-16 Antonio Creus Lladors
   May-07-16 Miquel Albareda Creus
   May-06-16 chessforum (replies)
   May-06-16 Biographer Bistro (replies)
   May-02-16 Derwin Kerr
   May-02-16 Harold Saunders
   May-01-16 Albert William Ensor (replies)
   Apr-29-16 FSR chessforum (replies)
   Apr-23-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Apr-21-16 Ernest Saunders
   Apr-21-16 Topalov vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-20-16 Magnus Smith (replies)
   Apr-20-16 Carlsen vs Harikrishna, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-19-16 E Saunders vs C H Wheeler, 1903 (replies)
   Apr-19-16 Aurora chessforum (replies)
   Apr-18-16 Albin Planinc (replies)
   Apr-17-16 E Pritchard vs H Saunders, 1936
   Apr-17-16 Elaine Saunders Pritchard (replies)
   Apr-17-16 Nechemia Jasnogrodsky (replies)
   Apr-10-16 Helgi Dam Ziska (replies)
   Apr-09-16 C Golmayo vs Blackburne, 1891 (replies)
   Apr-08-16 C W Kennaugh vs D J Findlay, 1976
   Apr-08-16 F Grafl vs M Konopka, 2001
   Apr-07-16 E J Diemer vs F Trommsdorf, 1973 (replies)
   Apr-06-16 Pavlos Gesos
   Apr-05-16 sachistu chessforum (replies)
   Apr-04-16 Daniel Willard Fiske (replies)
   Apr-04-16 Octavio Figueira Trompowsky de Almeida (replies)
   Apr-03-16 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
   Apr-03-16 Alekhine vs A West, 1923 (replies)
   Apr-02-16 Marshall vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 (replies)
   Apr-02-16 Vasily Smyslov (replies)
   Apr-01-16 Larsen vs Spassky, 1970
   Apr-01-16 Keene vs Martinovsky, 1985
   Apr-01-16 L Day vs Keene, 1985
   Apr-01-16 Keene vs E Schiller, 1985
   Apr-01-16 David Sprenkle (replies)
   Mar-31-16 T Krabbe vs V Tukmakov, 1966
   Mar-30-16 Trausti Bjornsson
   Mar-30-16 Jon Kristinsson
   Mar-30-16 Reuben Fine (replies)
   Mar-29-16 chancho chessforum (replies)
   Mar-29-16 Hugh Doyle vs S Short, 2008 (replies)
   Mar-27-16 Arpad Elo (replies)
   Mar-26-16 Hugh Doyle
   Mar-24-16 Tal vs Gligoric, 1959
   Mar-21-16 zanzibar chessforum (replies)
   Mar-21-16 Koit V Tullus (replies)
   Mar-21-16 M Corden vs S Webb, 1978 (replies)
   Mar-21-16 K Leffmann vs C T Goering, 1877
   Mar-21-16 E Flechsig vs Winawer, 1877
   Mar-20-16 E Schallopp vs Paulsen, 1877 (replies)
   Mar-20-16 Tom Lux
   Mar-20-16 John Powell
   Mar-20-16 Virginijus Grabliauskas
   Mar-19-16 Anton Hvistendahl vs W Pollock, 1885
   Mar-19-16 Laszlo Szabo (replies)
   Mar-18-16 Capablanca vs Yates, 1924 (replies)
   Mar-18-16 Caruana vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-18-16 Francis Charles Carroll (replies)
   Mar-17-16 F B McConnaughy
   Mar-17-16 Adorjan vs A Planinc, 1974 (replies)
   Mar-17-16 Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander (replies)
   Mar-16-16 Bransford L Lewis (replies)
   Mar-16-16 Walter F McCaleb Jr.
   Mar-16-16 Fischer vs R Burger, 1964 (replies)
   Mar-16-16 Karl Burger (replies)
   Mar-15-16 James Ephraim Narraway (replies)
   Mar-15-16 Milner-Barry vs C H Alexander, 1933 (replies)
   Mar-14-16 Vicente Martinez de Carvajal
   Mar-14-16 Fernando Vasconcellos
   Mar-14-16 S Milliet vs B Ider, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-14-16 Yifan Hou vs M Muzychuk, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-13-16 Blackburne - Golmayo (1891) (replies)
   Mar-13-16 Benko vs Fischer, 1966 (replies)
   Mar-13-16 A Giri vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-12-16 Aronian vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-12-16 Arnaldo Vasconcellos
   Mar-11-16 Jose Thiago Mangini
   Mar-11-16 Orlando Rocas
   Mar-11-16 Jose Eduardo Bastos de Oliveira Maia
   Mar-10-16 P Lagowski vs J Pinski, 2001
   Mar-10-16 Dieter Morschel
   Mar-10-16 B Wright vs Z Kartal, 1996
   Mar-09-16 M Muzychuk vs Yifan Hou, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-08-16 E Liu vs B Lugo, 2006
   Mar-08-16 Yifan Hou vs M Muzychuk, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-06-16 Yifan Hou vs M Muzychuk, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-05-16 C C Crittenden vs D Kerr, 1956 (replies)
   Mar-05-16 M Muzychuk vs Yifan Hou, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-05-16 Karl Mayerhofer (replies)
   Mar-03-16 whiteshark chessforum (replies)
   Mar-03-16 Yifan Hou vs M Muzychuk, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-03-16 Caruana vs Jobava, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-02-16 Penguincw chessforum (replies)
   Mar-02-16 M Muzychuk vs Yifan Hou, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-01-16 Yates vs Capablanca, 1925 (replies)
   Feb-29-16 Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 (replies)
   Feb-29-16 Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1955
   Feb-28-16 TheAlchemist chessforum (replies)
   Feb-28-16 Claudio Sericano
   Feb-28-16 Larsen vs W Lauridsen, 1948 (replies)
   Feb-28-16 Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 (replies)
   Feb-27-16 Colle vs J J O'Hanlon, 1930 (replies)
   Feb-27-16 Krasenkow vs Romanishin, 2000 (replies)
   Feb-26-16 Herman Steiner (replies)
   Feb-24-16 Monte Carlo (1904) (replies)
   Feb-24-16 Fischer vs Tal, 1960 (replies)
   Feb-24-16 Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (replies)
   Feb-23-16 Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937
   Feb-23-16 H Tikkanen vs K Engstrom, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-20-16 H Titz vs Kengis, 1990
   Feb-16-16 F F M
   Feb-13-16 B Lalic vs L Trent, 2008
   Feb-13-16 Kamsky vs Wolff, 1991 (replies)
   Feb-08-16 Nezhmetdinov vs Geller, 1954
   Feb-07-16 A Planinc vs Gheorghiu, 1969
   Feb-06-16 A Planinc vs P Ostojic, 1965
   Feb-03-16 R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 (replies)
   Feb-03-16 Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 (replies)
   Feb-02-16 Tringov vs A Planinc, 1970
   Feb-01-16 Huebner vs Beliavsky, 1990 (replies)
   Feb-01-16 Mecking vs A Planinc, 1971
   Jan-29-16 Plachetka vs Gernot Plank, 1991
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