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An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen Dec-11-17
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 6575 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-10-17 Santa Claus (replies)
 
An Englishman: Dear Santa: Only two wishes for Christmas: first, a 7/7 week solving the Puzzles; second, a 2018 for all CG members that shall prove better than 2017.
 
   Dec-10-17 E Vladimirov vs G Agzamov, 1977 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Got it, except missed Black's actual reply. Just half credit.
 
   Dec-09-17 Korchnoi vs Bronstein, 1965 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: After 26...Qb4, it appears that if anything, Black had a slight edge and if he had agreed to the exchange of Queens he would have had the better of a probable draw. What a tribute to Korchnoi's fighting spirit that only 13 moves later, he has paralyzed Bronstein ...
 
   Dec-09-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs Anand, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: If the CG database is correct, the players left book after 7.g4, which rather amazes. If that move was pre-game prep, White had at least a psychological edge thanks to that move.
 
   Dec-09-17 Karjakin vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Did White have no choice but to play 56.Nf4? Or were the e and g pawns doomed no matter what he did? If true, this game represents an example of why Petrosian laid such emphasis upon pawn islands; White's 3 were much weaker than Black's 2.
 
   Dec-09-17 Carlsen vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Thanks for the explanation, everyone. And thanks, CG, for the extra game.
 
   Dec-09-17 Caruana vs W So, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Yes, please, any will do. It's Super-GM chess, after all.
 
   Dec-09-17 Adams vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: If Yates played at a GM-level, then perhaps the 4 v. 3 ending poses tremendous problems even at the highest level-- Capablanca vs Yates, 1930 .
 
   Dec-08-17 W So vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: <Marmot PFL>, good observation about 30...Qc2; 31.Ng5, and it's notable that Black chose to prevent the Knight move. Perhaps he didn't like variations such as 31...b3; 32.Nxe6,h5(h6!?); 33.Rf8+,Kh7; 34.Rf7. Even if Black can survive and win (I'll let the ...
 
   Dec-08-17 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Looking at 68...Rb1; 69.Rxc2,Kxc2; 70.Nd4+,Kd3; 71.Nf5. Can White hold this?
 
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

Good afternoon: long time no see.

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