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An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen May-24-18
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 6976 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-23-18 Altibox Norway (2018) (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Just visited their website--some very fine black and white photos on display. As for the tournament itself, seems a shame that they won't play a double round robin. But I understand; in the modern era, players have very busy schedules and the costs have grown too
 
   May-23-18 A Higgs vs T Thomassen, 2010 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Well done, <OhioChessFan>. And quite a good sacrifice by White, but can't help but wonder if he could have won quicker.
 
   May-22-18 D Bojovic vs M Zarkovic, 2008 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Either 22.White to Play or 23.White to Play would serve as fiendishly difficult weekend puzzles.
 
   May-20-18 A V Filipenko vs Antoshin, 1985 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Yes, time trouble--bet that explains the draw.
 
   May-20-18 A Rodriguez Vila vs P Toloza, 1998
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Any other games (at least 40 moves) out there where neither player captures a Bishop or Knight? An extremely rare phenomenon in our rare Opening of the Day for 20 May 2018--an extended *eight* minor piece endgame. Black's in very bad shape at the end, but ...
 
   May-20-18 Y Bacallao Alonso vs S Shankland, 2018
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: All Shankland needed was a nice safe draw. Instead, he sacrifices a pawn in the opening. And he wins a game when the draw would have preserved an impressive 1-point victory. This sort of bloodthirstiness could make him a WC contender some day. Certainly he has ...
 
   May-20-18 A Esipenko vs M Mikadze, 2018 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Did White use Black's favorite opening against her? If yes, it's a magnificent pun, if no--maybe they can reuse it for another game which would suit it better.
 
   May-20-18 A Kats vs C Baginskaite, 2012 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: From 14/14 to a 4/7 week. Oh, well--welcome back, reality, nice to see you again.
 
   May-17-18 A Vuilleumier vs R Reinaldo Castineira, 2009
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: One of the stranger positions I've ever seen arises after 15.Bxb8. White has captured Black's QR and QN on their original squares.
 
   May-16-18 R Svane vs B Nuber, 2018 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Well played endgame, nice use of the Bishops in particular, and White exploited Biack's Bishop's inability to participate in the game during the crucial moments. But never mind that--what's with the title? My "best" guess: it's a pun on "trumpet swan." But that ...
 
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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
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  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
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
Mar-10-18  ketchuplover: Go So & Caruana!
Mar-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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