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Member since Apr-04-13
As my handle implies, I have been a fan of Akiba Rubinstein and Wilhelm Steinitz. Both played fantastic chess born of genius only to go crazy later in life. Thin line between genius and insanity. Genius afterall, is just doing things in a non-habitual way. The very definition of insanity!

I Also have an interest in the mathematical journey of British born Alan Turing and his pioneering fascination with computer "thought" provocation in chess. The Turing test was born to gauge a computer's ability to imitate human behavior regarding AI (artificial intelligence) specifically pertaining to chess as the gauge.

Naturally, study of Alan Turing leads to another British scientist, theoretical physicist, Stephen Wolfram. Mr. Wolfram's work in computer science namely, cellular automata which involves further development of the computer processor and its application to Turing-Tested computer programming also related to AI (artificial intelligence) has furthered our wonderful journey into the ever-growing world of chess playing automatons.

Many patrons here do not care for the computer's invasion into our beloved world of chess. I think computers have enhanced our understanding of chess and broadened our appreciation of what chess has to offer.

My chess Endeavors-
My most memorable event in my chess pursuits was back in 1985 when I played GM Arthur Bisguier in a 15 board simul he was giving at the 1985 National Open Chess Championship. I had never played in a US Chess Federation tournament before and this simul was my first attempt at playing a rated player. To my surprise, I beat GM Arthur Bisguier in an exciting queen's indian as black. I will never forget that and the funny thing is; I didn't even know that I was supposed to fill out a score sheet! I had to get a sheet and recall the moves of the game so I could have GM Bisguier and myself sign it; which was no problem. I'll never forget that game.

But even raising a family and working hard, I went on to win six different tournaments here in the Southwestern U.S. including the New Mexico Class Championship in my class and also won a correspondence tournament around 1986. I have loved chess since I was about 12 and enjoy studying and playing the game as much as I can. I had a cancer battle back in 2012 that was stage 4 but I was lucky to get through it as cancer free now. I tire quickly these days but just do the best I can.

Thanks for reading this!

   RubinSteinitz has kibitzed 333 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-14-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
RubinSteinitz: The Capablanca-Alekhine World Championship match was a long murderous exhausting struggle featuring draw after draw. Capa was perhaps over confident like Carlsen seems to be now. But Capa had just finished winning a tournament in New York where he did not lose a single game so
   Nov-11-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
RubinSteinitz: All I saw was a reversal of Sunday's game. But in the end, youth will prevail.
   Nov-03-14 Carlsen - Anand World Championship Match (2014) (replies)
RubinSteinitz: One thing for certain, I have met a few nice people on here and I do enjoy some of the opinions and some of the humor and the database is awesome. Haven't been here for a long time. I'm strong enough now to ride my Harley so I been out on it and been racing online and playing ...
   Oct-07-14 RubinSteinitz chessforum
RubinSteinitz: <MarkFinan> Howdy Mark, I took your advice about getting rid of my post containing my real name and deleted it. I thought it might be risky to put my real name in this site anywhere but I was trying to get people to take a look at my Sinquefield Cup DGT chess set I play ...
   Sep-21-14 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 (replies)
RubinSteinitz: Isn't this the game where the Zukhar affair come to a head? Korchnoi left his clock running and threatened to punch the paraphsychologist in the nose for giving him the evil eye. Victor claimed the Soviets had Zukhar tuned into Korchnoi staring him into a nervous wreck. ...
   Sep-17-14 European Club Cup (2014) (replies)
RubinSteinitz: <SirRuthless: Also my favorite event iof the year, the Tal Memorial, will be stripped of many star players due to it's being right in-between the two GPs. It almost seems to be by design. The West Asian chess mafia has spoken.> I totally agree with you Sir. It seems ...
   Sep-17-14 Fischer vs P Trifunovic, 1961 (replies)
RubinSteinitz: <Travis Bickle: <RubinSteinitz> Howdy Rubin! I'm no master either but love to play this opening as white... ; P> Yes it is a good opening and one of the oldest for sure. :) Myself, as black against e4, I like the excitement of the Sicilian. I say, "I've never met a
   Sep-14-14 Caruana vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
RubinSteinitz: A question comes to my mind after finding out that it was Caruana's second who come up with the novelty 13. ♖e3! in this game. How many players drag around seconds? And how many do they each have? Anyone know? °f•
   Sep-14-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
RubinSteinitz: WD stands for Water Displacement. :)
   Sep-14-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
RubinSteinitz: <kellmano: <RubinSteinitz: <kellmano: I really don't fancy trawling through these pages looking for the chess960 games. Any kind soul care to let me know if they are on this site anywhere?> Just jump on your hoss and ride over the text to the local search saloon ...
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