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An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen Jan-19-19
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 7431 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-19-19 V Fedoseev vs Carlsen, 2019 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Drat--finally got here in time to see the perpetual. On a cursory glance, the 4 v. 3 endgame looks quite interesting, if like me you're a Rook ending nerd.
 
   Jan-19-19 Ding Liren vs Radjabov, 2019 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: And that, <Chessdreamer>, is a terrible shame. If the CG database is correct, no one has *ever* played 2...f6. Seriously. In 2019, it remains possible to leave theory on the 2nd move.
 
   Jan-19-19 J van Foreest vs V Fedoseev, 2019 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: White’s 39th is quite the surprise. Evidently the move Qc4+ was worth a Rook.
 
   Jan-19-19 Rublevsky vs K Alekseenko, 2018 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Remarkable counterattacking resource. Personally would have played 13...Rxc3 and probably lost. Just can’t resist those Exchange sacs.
 
   Jan-18-19 G McCarthy vs M Kennefick, 1977 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: One of the most original games by any player that I've seen. In my playing days, the Keres was so feared that annotators would write something like "3.g3?! is a mistake. 3.Nf3 is mandatory." 6.d3 is an improvement that allows White to salvage an equal game.
 
   Jan-18-19 A H T dos Santos Fier vs R Aloma Vidal, 2018 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Have seen this combination in textbooks but never in its natural habitat, so to speak. Nice bluff by White in the opening with 6.g3. Black could have tried 6...Bxf3; 7.exf3,e5; 8.Bg2,Ra7 followed by ...c5 and ...Rd7.
 
   Jan-17-19 V S Gujrathi vs J van Foreest, 2019 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Great example of how to win with Bishops of opposite colors and an extra pawn. Probably quite simple for White, but for us lesser mortals, the game illustrates a basic technique; do whatever it takes to create a second passed pawn, the key move here consisting of
 
   Jan-17-19 J van Foreest vs Carlsen, 2019 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: "Foreest Dumped?" Seriously, though, why did White repeatedly refuse to take the h5 pawn?
 
   Jan-17-19 S Shankland vs Ding Liren, 2019 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Astonishing how quickly White fell apart after 21...a5. All is theory through 14...Bf8. White's 15.b4 is the new move; was that the mistake?
 
   Jan-16-19 V Fedoseev vs V S Gujrathi, 2019
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Surprised and unsurprised--of course it ended in perpetual check (we all know that could happen), but did not except Black to do the checking.
 
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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
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  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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  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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