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An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen Jun-25-17
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 6197 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-20-17 W M Popert vs NN, 1841 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Pillsbury once wrote that players should try and arrange their attack so that when the fire is out, it isn't out. Obviously, NN could have played much better defense, but it still impresses to see how the exchange of Queens did not slow down White's attack. And ...
 
   Jun-19-17 S Wastney vs Bruce Wheeler, 2017
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Alekhine's Gun (the RQR formation after 19...Qh7) shoots down another victim. Not totally certain of Black's Exchange sacrifice, but it ends well for him: 35.Rxf2,Qc1+.
 
   Jun-18-17 Shirov vs V Moiseenko, 2017
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: A recent quick brilliancy featuring our Opening of the Day for 18 June 2017. 20.White to Play looks like a decent puzzle for the latter half of the week.
 
   Jun-18-17 Zsofia Polgar vs A Chernin, 1989 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Drat; was feeling rather proud of myself until I realized had seen the game before. Oh, well, 6/6 is better than my usual.
 
   Jun-17-17 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Quite the picturesque position after 28.Rf8! Nice to see the Poisoned Pawn at the highest levels again.
 
   Jun-17-17 Anand vs S A Butt, 1987 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Remarkable position after 37.Bb6. The Black King, Knight, and Bishop combined have four legal moves that do not lose material. The White King alone has four. Pretty decent paralysis.
 
   Jun-17-17 D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: My only contribution to the vast collection of maxims in chess--"Do not force your opponent to play the best moves." A maxim that, sadly, I almost never obeyed. Here, Black pretty much forced White to play the key move; the rest, rather easy to calculate.
 
   Jun-16-17 W So vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: But there's still play in the position!
 
   Jun-16-17 Topalov vs Kasparov, 1994 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Difficult puzzle, but eventually solved. Quite the achievement for a teenager.
 
   Jun-12-17 Karjakin vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Amazing, what a crushing victory--Black never even got to capture the d6 pawn.
 
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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