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An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen Oct-14-19
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 8094 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-13-19 L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Already knew this one, so 6/6 for the week. Funny how the 2nd White Rook could not sacrifice itself no matter how hard it tried.
 
   Oct-10-19 A Firouzja vs M Karthikeyan, 2019 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Amazing game with an amazing bit of trivia--White's move 8.Nd2 does not appear in the CG database, so if it is a true innovation, then Karthikeyan found the Queen sacrifice *over the board!* However, the variation might have been known to the pros. Doesn't really
 
   Oct-08-19 L Jackson vs Browne, 1966 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Wondering how many Jackson Browne song and album titles we could use. For example, we can say that Jackson was not The Pretender, or that Browne was Under the Falling Sky. Perhaps we can call this game a Fountain of Sorrow I should stop now.
 
   Sep-30-19 Steinitz vs Gunsberg, 1890 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Note to myself--never give Steinitz odds of Nb8 and Ra8 with the Black pieces. Also, challenge his pawn center with ...c7-c5 at the appropriate time, i.e., as soon as possible. Really like the move 20.Rd2!, which efficiently transfers that Rook to a vital file.
 
   Sep-30-19 D Freeman vs K McDonald, 2011 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Didn't know that 2.Bg5 has an official name. Surprised that 3...Nh6 is known theory. The finish looks like one of Capablanca's "little combinations:" wins material and simplifies to an easy endgame at the same time.
 
   Sep-29-19 M Mony vs P Piscopo, 2014 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: White might as well try 17.Bxg6,hxg6; 18.Qxg6+,Bxg7(...Kh8 if Black feels happy with a draw); 19.Qxe6+ and see if the three pawns can do anything. Not likely, but the game continuation looked much too passive.
 
   Sep-28-19 Fedorov vs Lanka, 1997 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Too tough for me. A 25 move game, and the first 16 consist of theory. Just one reason why I avoided either side of the Sicilian. Black has a very poor record in the database after 14.Bd5; not sure why people let White play the Velimirovic.
 
   Sep-26-19 A Grosar vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1991 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: The big variation consisted of 32.hxg3,Qh1+; 33.Kxh1,Rh4+; 34.Kg1,Rh1X. Nice variation upon a well known theme. Why didn't White play 19.Nc7?
 
   Sep-25-19 G Oparin vs S Sevian, 2019 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Did 15...Nb6 constitute Black's best move? White has some subtle, Catalan-like pressure, such as the possibilities of 16.Ne5 or 16.Rd1 (Black is surprisingly weak on the dark squares), but after 15...Nb6 it appears that Black had much worse chances.
 
   Sep-23-19 M Narciso Dublan vs Morozevich, 2015 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: 3.g3 has fared surprisingly poorly in the CG database; in fact, 3.g4 has done better! This 2...a6 defense to the Closed Sicilian has proven effective. Black actually wins more often than White.
 
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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  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
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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
Mar-10-18
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  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.
May-11-19
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  Pyrandus: Good Morning, Englishman! - Your "sign" (Emoticon?) is a Fenix? Thx.
Jun-28-19
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: <Pyrandus>, sorry for not noticing your message sooner. My avatar is The Roadrunner, a famous American cartoon character from the 50s and 60s. He co-starred in some famous silent cartoons with Wile E. Coyote.
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