Number of games in database: 61
Years covered: 1974 to 1984
Last FIDE rating: 2315 (2247 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2320
Overall record: +23 -20 =18 (52.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
E Rayner vs G Andersson, 1975 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
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(born Jun-11-1958, 60 years old) United Kingdom
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|(Dr) Emmanuel (Manny) Rayner was born on the 11th of June 1958 in London, England.
He was Welsh Champion in 1976 and represented Wales in an Olympiad and at the European Junior Championship of 1974-75 where he finished 13th overall.
He attended Trinity College at Cambridge University in the late 1970's where he obtained a B.A. in Mathematics. He continued his education at Stockholm University gaining a Ph.D. in Computing Science and in the 1990's he worked at SRI International's Cambridge Computer Science Research Center.
He is currently working on Regulus-based projects at NASA Ames Research Center in California and Geneva University in Switzerland. Rayner is a FIDE master.|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 61
|1. F Oney vs E Rayner
|| ||½-½||27||1974||EU-ch U20 qual||B06 Robatsch|
|2. E Rayner vs R Pye
|| ||1-0||28||1974||EU-ch U20 qual||A15 English|
|3. P Szekely vs E Rayner
|| ||½-½||16||1974||EU-ch U20 qual||D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6|
|4. E Rayner vs G Deleyn
|| ||1-0||41||1974||EU-ch U20 qual||A17 English|
|5. E Rayner vs L A Schneider
|| ||½-½||6||1974||EU-ch U20 qual||A15 English|
|6. Nunn vs E Rayner
|| ||1-0||29||1974||EU-ch U20 qual||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|7. Barlov vs E Rayner
|| ||1-0||29||1974||EU-ch U20 qual||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|8. Barlov vs E Rayner
|| ||1-0||23||1974||EU-ch U20 fin-B||A10 English|
|9. E Rayner vs E Mortensen
|| ||½-½||36||1974||EU-ch U20 fin-B||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|10. Ftacnik vs E Rayner
|| ||1-0||29||1974||EU-ch U20 fin-B||D83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit|
|11. B Adler vs E Rayner
|| ||0-1||50||1975||Hallsberg - int'l jr||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|12. E Rayner vs R Anderson
|| ||½-½||12||1975||Hallsberg - int'l jr||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|13. E Rayner vs E Vladimirov
|| ||0-1||27||1975||Hallsberg - int'l jr||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|14. E Rayner vs T Aperia
|| ||0-1||42||1975||Hallsberg - int'l jr||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|15. H C Bergstrom vs E Rayner
|| ||1-0||21||1975||Hallsberg - int'l jr||B40 Sicilian|
|16. E Rayner vs G Andersson
|| ||1-0||37||1975||Hallsberg - int'l jr||B07 Pirc|
|17. E Rayner vs T J Pirttimaki
|| ||1-0||23||1975||Hallsberg - int'l jr||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|18. L Roxendal vs E Rayner
|| ||1-0||38||1975||Hallsberg - int'l jr||A48 King's Indian|
|19. S Swanson vs E Rayner
|| ||½-½||15||1975||Hallsberg - int'l jr||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|20. E Rayner vs H Olafsson
|| ||½-½||24||1975||EU-ch U20 fin-B||D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch|
|21. Alexander V Ivanov vs E Rayner
|| ||1-0||39||1975||EU-ch U20 fin-B||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|22. E Rayner vs F Oney
|| ||1-0||21||1975||EU-ch U20 fin-B||A15 English|
|23. M Dominte vs E Rayner
|| ||0-1||36||1975||EU-ch U20 fin-B||A04 Reti Opening|
|24. E Rayner vs J Salonen
|| ||½-½||31||1975||EU-ch U20 fin-B||A04 Reti Opening|
|25. A Avgoustianos vs E Rayner
|| ||0-1||32||1975||Wch U20||B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 61
|Feb-28-05|| ||Benzol: Is this Emmanuel Rayner? |
|Mar-01-05|| ||TheSlid: I would be pretty sure the 1975 and 1978 games are Emmanuel Rayner. |
|Mar-01-05|| ||TheSlid: He was Welsh Champion 1976 and represented Wales, I would guess in the 1977 Olympiad. Attended Trinity College Cambridge in the mid to late 1970's. Sorry I can't help more! |
|Mar-01-05|| ||sneaky pete: Emmanuel Rayner, born June 11, 1958. Represented Wales in the European Junior Championship, Groningen 1974/75, won by Nunn. Rayner here finished 3rd equal with H.Olafsson and Ftácnik in final group B, which means 13th equal overall. |
|Mar-01-05|| ||the quiet man: About Manny Rayner: Manny Rayner received a B.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Stockholm. From 1991 until 1999, he worked at SRI International's Cambridge Computer Science Research Center, where he was PI on Spoken Language Translator, one of the world's first speech translation projects. Since leaving SRI, his work has centered on the development of Regulus, an Open Source platform that supports compilation of speech recognisers from unification grammars. he is currently working on Regulus-based projects at NASA Ames Research Center, California and Geneva University, Switzerland. |
|Mar-02-05|| ||Benzol: <The Slid> <sneaky pete> <the quiet man> Thanks very much guys, your help is much appreciated.
However, I won't proceed with a bio until we can confirm that this really is Manny Rayner. |
|Apr-12-05|| ||mannyrayner: Just found this site by accident - yes, this is indeed me! |
Now, if someone would like to add my games from the 1976 British Championship, I'd be really grateful :-)
|Apr-12-05|| ||Benzol: Mr Rayner, are you playing much chess these days? |
|Apr-13-05|| ||mannyrayner: (Dr Rayner, actually...)
Not really, I'm afraid. My most significant chess activity at the moment is coaching a friend's 9 year old daughter. She seems to be improving, though - won a prize at a junior tournament last month. I can still win pretty regularly against the program that Virgin Atlantic supplies as part of the in-flight entertainment...
|Apr-13-05|| ||Benzol: Dr Rayner my apologies. Trust me to put my foot in it.|
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