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Member since Mar-19-07 · Last seen Sep-04-23
I have been a rated chess player since the mid-1960s and have almost always been class B (last rating 1713). It is safe to say that I am not going to improve much and I no longer play in tournaments. I live in Iowa City, Iowa, where I am a professor of anthropology at the University of Iowa. Full Member

   anthro has kibitzed 18 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Aug-01-16 V Vepkhvishvili vs Davtian, 1966 (replies)
anthro: I don't understand the comment about ELO ratings being instituted around 1970. I had a rating as early as 1964 and assume that it was an Elo rating. I certainly remember the name Arpad Elo from that time. This was in the U.S, and perhaps there weren't international Elo ratings until ...
   Sep-28-13 H Myers (replies)
anthro: It seems likely that #2 and #4 are Hugh Myers Hugh Edward Myers
   Sep-26-13 L Sapi vs L Barczay, 1963 (replies)
anthro: Must be easy because I got it...
   Apr-14-12 J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 (replies)
anthro: oh, it's Saturday. That makes it even more surprising that I got it...
   Feb-09-12 P Pietinen vs C Randlov, 2012 (replies)
anthro: I got a Thursday! Must be easy...
   Nov-08-11 Ftacnik vs F Vallejo Pons, 2007 (replies)
anthro: Could someone explain the reasoning behind 22 ...Bh3? Why did black play this move and why didn't white immediately accept the exchange sacrifice?
   Aug-23-11 French Championship (2011) (replies)
anthro: A lot of short drawss!
   Mar-17-11 Alekhine vs Koehnlein, 1908 (replies)
anthro: This demonstrates why I am a mediocre player. I am 100 percent sure that in a game I would have found the first two moves and then cheerfully settled for winning the exchange with Nf7ch.
   Apr-21-10 M Ujtelky vs Parma, 1966 (replies)
anthro: Like many others, I fell for Q x d1. The correct response by black seems quite obvious once it is shown. It is an interesting question why so many of us missed it. Was it because this was a puzzle and the misleading sequence we all "saw" seemed like a solution to a Wednesday puzzle. ...
   Apr-19-10 H Hallmann vs W Schneider, 1931 (replies)
anthro: Of course, this one is from 1931 -- the rest are from fifty years later! Perhaps you all should ignore my previous comment.
   Nov-03-09 Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 (replies)
   Aug-03-09 D Zardus vs A Steventon, 1986 (replies)
   Dec-06-08 George Hatfeild Gossip (replies)
   Jan-31-08 Dan Beninson (replies)
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