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An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen Oct-18-17
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 6444 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-15-17 E Torre vs Karpov, 1984
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Well--if you're only going to win one game in a tournament, might as well come in a game like this against an opponent like that.
 
   Oct-15-17 Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: 6/7 for the week. If only I hadn't flubbed Friday...
 
   Oct-14-17 Endrit Uruci vs Z Varga, 2017
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: With 8...exd4, Black transposes into the Antoshin Variation, a line in the Philidor that has always puzzled me--how can such a passive cramped line generate such sudden counterattacks? Here, White's attack runs into a clever little defense (19.Qxg6?,d5!), and ...
 
   Oct-12-17 B Raphael vs N Marache, 1857 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Nice find, <zanzibar>, and nice research by <batgirl>. Amusing but true; in the 1840s, becoming one of the strongest players in Kentucky made Raphael one of the strongest players in the American West (!).
 
   Oct-12-17 Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1988 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: This one took rather a lot of work. How funny that Black's key to victory consisted of sacrificing as much as possible just to get rid of White Be3.
 
   Oct-11-17 N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Perhaps too famous for a puzzle, but still fun to study. Not sure we can recommend the strategy of giving Morphy the odds of Queen Rook and Queen Knight.
 
   Oct-09-17 K Tjolsen vs S Marder, 2010 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Wait a minute--didn't Black have a big advantage out of the opening after 12...Nd3?
 
   Oct-06-17 R Rapport vs Fressinet, 2015 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: <FSR>, we all stand (in my case, sit) in awe of you, but what is the word play with "Rapport's Delight?"
 
   Oct-05-17 Fischer vs Smyslov, 1959 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Some examples of how the best defense is a good offense. First, 32...Qf5! threatens mate (and if 33.Rxf5,Rb1+). Second, 37...Qf4 attacks the Rook, gaining a tempo for the third attacking move, 38...Kg7!, because 39.hxg5,hxg5 threatens ...Rh8, and White is forced ...
 
   Oct-03-17 Alekhine vs S E Gale, 1932 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: After 14.Bc2, seemed as if Alekhine had the usual slight edge in the Ruy, thanks to the Two Bishops and a nice pawn center. And yet Black proceeded to roll Alekhine off the board in the manner of, well--Alekhine. So was his advantage actually an optical illusion?
 
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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
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
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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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