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An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen Mar-23-17
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 5933 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-23-17 Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Just out of curiosity, how does White win after 49...Qxf6+ and 50...a3, sacrificing the Bd7?
 
   Mar-21-17 Ruifeng Li vs D Howell, 2017
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Terrific struggle, esp. given the time constraints. However, given the time constraints, it would seem inevitable that both players made at least a few slight errors. Just curious where they might have occurred. 104...Kf5 was an important tactic: 105.Kxe2,Re4+ ...
 
   Mar-20-17 S Sevian vs D Howell, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: The sacrifice that did not happen and the sacrifices that did. Howell offered the Exchange with 26...Bc5 but Sevian did not accept. Evidently, the threats against b2, f2 and h5 seemed too unpleasant. Instead, White offered the Bishop with 27.Qe6 allowing the ...
 
   Mar-20-17 D B C Prasad vs V Samolins, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Interesting use of the London System (Bf4) vs. the Dutch Defense. Challenging the Bishop with ...e7-e5 by means of some combination of ...d6, ...Nbd7 and ...Qa5 might have improved. After 18.Ne4! Black has already come very close to a hopeless position.
 
   Mar-17-17 J Pisa Ferrer vs Bagirov, 1984
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Interesting battle for connoisseurs of Queen vs. Swarm struggles. Don't know if there existed any means by which White could have prevented Black from organizing his forces; the position after 38.Ree3 looks quite picturesque.
 
   Mar-17-17 Stefansson vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: <Dirkster>, I agree--this Carlsen kid seems to have potential.
 
   Mar-12-17 I Nikolayev vs M Gregory, 2007 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: 6/7 for the week, but did solve the Sunday puzzle. On to Monday!
 
   Mar-12-17 O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: I would have chosen the pun "Prize Goeth Before the Fall." Still, any GOTD title based upon a Neil Young works well enough for me.
 
   Mar-05-17 Zhao Xue vs E Danielian, 2016 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: A defensive masterpiece. Few players could have survived Black's attack with 13...c4!!. White sacrifices a Bishop for a few pawns to get into the endgame and manages to hang on for the win. Zhao Hue probably got lucky (Chessbase mentions 30...b6!?; 31.Rd7,bxc5), ...
 
   Mar-05-17 A Raykhman vs T Heinemann, 2016 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: If the database is current, theory ended at 11.b4--which means Heinemann found this incredible combination *over the board.* Thus ends an odd but bad week, finishing 2/7, consisting of flubbing Monday (!), solving Tuesday, flubbing Wednesday through Saturday--and
 
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Oct-07-09  Deus Ex Alekhina: Hullo, English! So lucky of you to be able to enjoy limey "delicacies" such as: blood pudding, kidney pie, toad-in-the-hole, bubble & squeak, along with the Scot's haggis. Just the thought makes me feel peckish! Care for a nosh? Toodles.
Oct-07-09  LIFE Master AJ: E Limp vs A Rodriguez, 2001

<<<< Oct-04-09 <An Englishman:> Good Evening:> Too easy, as was Saturday's.> After two months of going 3/7 or 4/7, this week was my first 7/7 in almost a year.> I'll never understand chess.> CONGRATS!!!

"I'll never understand chess." Me neither!

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
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  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
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  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  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
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  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  virginmind: this can't be real...
Nov-15-16
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  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
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  ketchuplover: Apparently my time machine malfunctioned :(
Nov-19-16
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  jessicafischerqueen:

Good afternoon: long time no see.

Dec-13-16
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  ketchuplover: May you and your circle have a healthy holiday season
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