Hi there! I'm Tom Furstenberg, am Dutch, but I have recently emigrated to Vanuatu and became its 224.565th inhabitant. I am an OAP (old age pensioner) so with some sporadic visits by Mr. Alzheimer my chess is no longer improving, but I do my best and when I have clear moments I can win a few.: -)
I am proud that my book 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' about and with my dear friend IGM David Bronstein, who sadly passed away on December 5 2006, has become so successful. Buy it, enjoy, and increase my royalties! :-) The brand new 2nd edition is now available from New in Chess - see their website.
After having been acclaimed Chess Book of the Year 1996 it has now won the title 'Guardian Chess Book of the Year 2008' see htt p://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/nov/10/ronan-bennett-daniel-king
I resign when the position AND clock warrants it and just hope my opponents do the same.
No takebacks asked for nor given, so don't even try; resign and challenge me for a new game.
Sore losers (and there are surprisingly many!) wil be added to my no-play list.
I like to chat after a game to get to know new people, but please no talk during a game.