Letter #07 - 2015
Chess game Lance Darling vs. Richard Wood
Date: 06/02/15 02:22:32 AM
My name is Lance Darling.
My peak USCF
rating was 2132. I played about 500 tournament games in Oregon and Washington
from 1976 thru 1992.
The people at Northwest Chess magazine thought it was
funny to print this game in the April 1983 issue of NWC and call it Lance
Darling vs. Richard Wood.
Both Richard and I were well known to the readers of
NWC magazine. It was easily recognized as an April fools prank.
Now, 32 years
later you are claiming this match was really played. Having the shortest Chess
game possible attributed to me has proven embarrassing.
Quite frankly I believe
that an apology and a retraction are in order.
Your clarification is greatly
appreciated and know that it has never been or will ever be our
intention to publish or write anything offensive against you or
any other player.
page has been already updated to reflect the true story
behind the game played between you and Richard Wood.
Please accept our sincere apology for any inconvenience this may
have caused to you.
Should you have recorded games in pgn format played by you,
please feel free to send them to us and we will gladly post them
in our website in our
pgn files page.
Thank you for visiting us,