1981 U.S. Junior Open Co-Champion
1978 National Open "B" Class Champion
1978 Mississippi Blitz Champion 10-0!!
1977 U.S. Open Novice Champion
1977 LPO Novice Champion
1979-1977 Winner of a number of weekend Swisses at 15-17 yrs young.
Six classical chess scores against GMs!!- Benko (1980 & 1982 draws), Ivanov (1995 win), Orlov (GM norm; 1995 win), Fedorowicz (1995 draw), and Rohde (1995 draw).
Would have been a GM, but long-term illness will kill almost any endeavor.
Recommended books- Play Like a Grandmaster (Kotov), The Art of Defense in Chess (Soltis)