“Alekhine was everything a chess player ought to be—an abusive, selfish, alcoholic womanizer, with a talent for making enemies and a liking for cats.”  William Hartson Soft Pawn

Have not played much chess since my father's death 10 years ago. After a lifetime of healing my sadness and loss with chess, I found no consolation in the game my father loved so.

I choose not to play immediate rematches in blitz. I do not mean to offend anyone with my policy---this is only online blitz and not crucial. I just want to play a wide variety of players. I also will not avoid anyone unless you have a really awful picture. I do have limits.

Anyone wondering how I have developed such a brilliant level of chess in my dotage (almost 1600 children on a good day) puzzle rush and chess.com tactics are the best thing chessically since sliced bread.

Paul Morphy said to play chess well was the sign of a wasted life. What would he have thought of bug?

Now I have ascended Everest and am a 1700 Bughouse player, I can only say If I have seen farther than others, it is because I am standing on the shoulders of giants.     

On the Ukrainian war, I quote FDR—“We know that enduring peace cannot be bought at the cost of other people's freedom.”