Personal Notes

NM David Koval, Life master since 1983, USCF 2367/FIDE 2285 peaks/ From NJ but recently moved near Portland, Oregon

1983 NJSCF Brilliancy prize (Koval-Hickman). TY Steve Doyle for all your work for TR,NJ and US Chess

Worked at Chessbase USA, then for many years at w/ PM PaulHodges,GM Ron Henley

Worked with team Karpov during the Elista WC match & Karpov credits myAnalysis in "Elista Diaries"

Played on USATE team w/ Irina Krush. Kasparov V World(MSN) insider. Only 4 of us know the truth

Played blitz for 2+ hours with the legendary David Bronstein at Chessbase USA (ty Don Maddox).

Played Spassky (draw), Tal (draw), Petrosian, Botvinnik, Karpov, Korchnoi in simuls.

Filmed and edited videos with Alexi Shirov in NYC & then had some beers. Published Chess author.

Saw a show with Seirawan, Had dinner with Spassky, Karpov. Met Ed Lasker And Ruben Fine. I enjoy fighting Chess.

Retired from OTB in '06, Made a comback in Oct '18, Losing on board 1 in the final round of the Portland Chess Club Championship to the defending Champ. So Rusty!

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