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An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen Jul-22-18
I'm a long since retired former master (but never particularly good) whose opening repetoire consisted of the English, Nimzo-Indian and Caro-Kann. I now pursue a career in film, theater and television as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, director, producer and Web content creator.
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   An Englishman has kibitzed 7141 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-22-18 Carlsen vs Navara, 2018 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: The g4 pawn is now defenseless after 56.e5; White will play Nd6-e4-f6xg4. Even if Black snags the e5 pawn in return, White will have connected passed pawns.
 
   Jul-22-18 I Nepomniachtchi vs G Meier, 2018 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Yet another Crash 'N Burn.
 
   Jul-21-18 Kramnik vs A Giri, 2018 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Should we leap to conclusions re: how easy this is for Black? We just saw someone with a two-pawn lead allow a draw.
 
   Jul-21-18 J K Duda vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2018 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Another example of players running into trouble between moves 50-59. Would really like to see a series of experiments and studies of GMs brain processes and physical condition during games. The study of mental and physical fatigue after the time control might ...
 
   Jul-20-18 H Barseghyan vs V Zwardon, 2018 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: The Budapest Defense might not be good, but for some players it seems very good indeed. If sound, 29...Black to play would make a worthy puzzle some day.
 
   Jul-20-18 W Winter vs Menchik, 1930 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: A Game of Thrones quote. Nice find. As for the game, note 3.a3!?; sometimes White has feared the Nimzo-Indian *that* much. Nowadays, White plays 3.Nf3 and welcomes a QGD or QID.
 
   Jul-19-18 R Wojtaszek vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2018
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Wish Black had gained the full point; his highly original play deserved it. How original? In the database, only 2 games with 7...0-0 exist, he played both of them, and he played both of them this year.
 
   Jul-18-18 Nisipeanu vs A Giri, 2018 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Afternoon: An inventory. After 15...Kf8: White has a lead in development. White has forced Black to forgo castling. Black has a backward d-pawn. Black's Queen side is full of holes. And yet--it seems that Giri never experienced any significant discomfort in this ...
 
   Jul-18-18 Kramnik vs J K Duda, 2018 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: White probably would have played f4-f5 in response to ...g7-g5 at any point this game. A White pawn on f6 will finish Black barring a miracle.
 
   Jul-18-18 Botvinnik vs G A Thomas, 1936 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Amazing how Botvinnik realized that he could (perhaps had to?) give up both his g and h pawns to win.
 
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Oct-08-09
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <Deus Ex Alekhina>, since I can't seem to post anything at your forum, I'll have to reply here with four simple words:

Don't Forget The Curries!

Oct-08-09  Deus Ex Alekhina: Hullo,English! Sorry, old chap, but I don't have a forum - it would be about food (of course), if I did. What's your favorite feeding hole in Piccadilly Circus? Toodles.
Oct-15-09
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <Deus Ex Alekhina>, I'm afraid you've caught me out--it's been so many years since I lived in England that I've forgotten the lyrics to "You'll Never Walk Alone." Not that I haven't thought about a return some day, but frankly, Brick Lane is probably more my sort of eating.
Oct-16-09  LIFE Master AJ: You are welcome. (And my little comment here gets my own award for "Best use of CG color.")
May-02-10  David2009: Good morning, a follow-up to your comment on Estrin vs J Boey, 1987 White to play 36?:


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Against Crafty (see link below), both the game line 36 Ra1 and your line 36 Nd4 will win, but Crafty finds a crafty stalemate defence in the main 36 Ra1 line. So winning may be easier using your move 36 Rd4. Enjoy playing through the alternatives! http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t...

Nov-26-10  David2009: <An Englishman:> (O Almeida vs P Zarnicki, 2002) [snip] <proving that one means of avoiding playing bad moves is not to see them.> I like it!
Mar-23-11  YourNickname: <An Englishman> You are awesome!
Jun-04-11
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  Mozart72: <An Englishman> You are welcomed to my chessforum.
Jul-29-11
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  WannaBe: Good evening,

If my memory serves, you are/were living in N. California, I will soon be relocating to San Mateo county area, and would not mind meeting some of the CG.com members.

If, however, you have moved, and/or my faulty memory chip is wrong, kindly disregard this message in its entirety.

Sincerely

Oct-13-11
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  WannaBe: I replied on my forum, but unfortunately, forgotten to post it here, I'll be absolutely tickled pink and delighted to have a meeting/lunch/drink.

Please e-mail me, kstc_jyu at yahoo.com, please, do mention cg.com in case your message ended in my spam box.

p.s. I responded to your message weeks ago. =)

Oct-13-11
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  WannaBe: p.s.s. I am free this weekend, nothing going on at work, unless all of our servers decide to suffer a major power failure and crap out on me.
May-14-12  El Trueno: Hi! I would like to play chess against you 'cause I like your comments :) it would be helpful for me 'cause I'm studying english at school etc.. :)
Sep-03-12  Tal7777777: Happy labor day!
Sep-10-12  Abdel Irada: <An Englishman>: Are you by any chance in New York? ;-)
Dec-05-12  ChessYouGood: It's ever oh so great to read your profile old chum. In particular, it's lovely to see I am not the only actor, playwright, screenwriter, director and producer around here. I am currently working on "Driving Miss Daisy II: Who's in the Boot?" at the moment. Perhaps we can collaborate!
Jun-11-14  Ashperov1988: You must like stings song haha
Dec-25-14
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  wordfunph: <An Englishman> Merry Christmas and Happy 2015!
Jul-22-16
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  virginmind: this can't be real...
Nov-15-16  ketchuplover: Get a haircut young man :)
Nov-15-16
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: <ketchuplover>, seriously, I got one last week, the famous US Marines "Three Minute Special." Do I need a new one already?
Nov-18-16  ketchuplover: Apparently my time machine malfunctioned :(
Nov-19-16
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  jessicafischerqueen:

Good afternoon: long time no see.

Dec-13-16  ketchuplover: May you and your circle have a healthy holiday season
Mar-10-18  ketchuplover: Go So & Caruana!
Mar-11-18
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  An Englishman: <ketchuplover>, for some strange, can't post messages on your page. Anyway, quite a remarkable first round. Keeping my fingers crossed for an exciting tournament.
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