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An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen Apr-27-17
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 6077 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-27-17 Kramnik vs Mamedyarov, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: If 64.Bxd1,Rb1; 65.Rxa2,Rxd1 and that Nc7 holds Black's position together. 64.Ra8+ is a cute try.
 
   Apr-26-17 W So vs Kramnik, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Kramnik has had excellent results with the 7.Qc2 Catalan; whether he follows with 8.Qxc4 or 8.a4, he usually wins and has never lost in the database (+9, =4). So played cunningly by confronting the former World Champion with one of his most successful weapons. I ...
 
   Apr-26-17 F Berend vs J Barle, 1992
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: The Knight sacrifice with 9...0-0!? represents an attempt to improve upon Barmen vs Berlin, 1873 , played roughly 120 years earlier! Is that a record for greatest interval between a stem game and the game which attempts to improve upon the original play? The game
 
   Apr-26-17 O Michaelis vs J A Leonard, 1860 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Puzzle not difficult. Trying to deduce the opening that led to the position--impossible. Guessed the Albin, which could not have been more incorrect.
 
   Apr-25-17 Karjakin vs Topalov, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: And that is how you attack an uncastled King with unmoved Rooks. Wondering where Black could have improved. Perhaps 10...Nh4. Perhaps 11...dxc4; 12.Bxc4,Qxd1; 13.Rxd1,Bd7. Perhaps 13...Qd5. Hard to tell.
 
   Apr-23-17 Mamedyarov vs Karjakin, 2017
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Don't ignore this draw! If the database is correct, 12...Nxd4 might be the innovation of the year if the silicon monsters verify that Black has at least a safe half-point with this Knight sacrifice.
 
   Apr-23-17 Harikrishna vs Eljanov, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: The entire game puzzled me, right from that strange, strange opening. After 46...Kh5, why didn't White play 47.Rg1, keeping the Black King confined to the h-file and guarding the queening square?
 
   Apr-22-17 Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: As much as I would enjoy a Q vs. R & 3 endgame, this looks like a perpetual check to me.
 
   Apr-22-17 R A Hart vs P Seamon, 1908
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: The justly legendary and almost completely unknown Middleton Countergambit (6...h5!?). Wildly successful in the database, but what do you think? Horrible, terrible, or merely unsound?
 
   Apr-22-17 Polugaevsky vs Lutikov, 1968 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening; Lutikov had a great result, ending in 3rd place and led all competitors with 9 victories, but lost to all of the other top six finishers. Therefore, this game was one of the most important. Seems that 13...Bd7 loses a pawn after a long forcing variation. Black ...
 
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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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