According to his USCL Bio, he was born in 1947, and this is his third year as a member of the Baltimore Kingfishers. He's black against IM Irina Krush, the 2007 US Women's Champion. This will be a great match to watch.
IM Kaufman's son Ray Kaufman is an NM himself and an alternate for the Baltimore Kingfishers.
A chessgames.com comment:
|Sep-01-03||ughaibu: Larry Kaufman has been the top rated gaijin shogi player for more than twenty years.|
What's gaijin shogi? Well shogi is Japanese chess, and I as far as I can gather from googling, gaijin is a foreigner. Came across an interesting read about 'foreigners' in Japan - will have to read more later.
An interview: http://www.msoworld.com/chat/kaufpost.html
IM Kaufman is the author of The Chess Advantage in Black and White.
He's a member of the Rybka team member, the most feared chess program out there right now.
IM Kaufman's game against IM Krush is going awfully fast. Time Control of 90/30 - he's at 1:27 after 11 moves. Krush is at 1:16. Queens have been off the board for several moves now.
It's Black's 12th move and he's down to 1:13 and still yet to move. Makes a change from his quick moving.
For those interested in the Maryland area, here's a list of teachers that include IM Kaufman: http://www.serve.com/mdchess/chess_teachers.html