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An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen Sep-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 7187 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-24-18 K R Smith vs Gligoric, 1972 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Well no wonder Ken Smith lost--instead of sacrificing a pawn, he accepted a pawn sacrifice. Never had a chance after that.
 
   Sep-24-18 Portisch vs Saidy, 1972 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: It would appear that Saidy adjourned the game and decided not to continue. Good example of how to play a middle game without Queens.
 
   Sep-21-18 M Romi vs R Goubeau, 1924
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Much to my surprise, the database has 23 examples of 5.Nxe5!?, but after 6...c6 Romi eschews the sound 7.Be2 in favor of sacrificing a second piece with 14.Bg5. If this is sound, this game becomes an unjustly forgotten masterpiece and Romi's Immortal. But it ...
 
   Sep-21-18 Ivkov vs A Kolarov, 1957 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Having set traps to ensnare myself and then fallen into them, seems odd to see someone else do the same thing. With 30.a4? White sets up the trap 31.Rxa4?? allowing 31...Qd7! and Black wins.
 
   Sep-15-18 V Papin vs A van Beek, 2008
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: One method of meeting Kasparov's 7.Be2 (featured in the 15 Sep 2018 Game of the Day, Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 ) consists of returning the gambit pawn with either 7...d6; 8.Qa4+,c6; 9.dxe5 or 8...d6 and 9...Bf6 as in this game. Given how strange this game becomes, ...
 
   Sep-13-18 Petrosian vs N Kopilov, 1951
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: 12 years later, Petrosian would win the World Championship. Can imagine Kopilov in the local chess club telling his buddies, "I beat the new World Champion in 1951!" Can also imagine his buddies saying, "Do you really think you can fool us?"
 
   Sep-13-18 AVRO (1938) (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Four World Champions out of eight total players--and none of them finished first. The current title holder went +0 -2 =2 against the top two. Now *that* was a tournament.
 
   Sep-12-18 W So vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: During my playing career, when playing the English Opening would try to avoid the d3 + e2 v. c7 + d4 pawn formation because the e-pawn always felt more vulnerable than the c-pawn. Nice to know I got *one* thing right in chess.
 
   Sep-11-18 Y Zherebukh vs Akobian, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: A French Defense where Black's light squared Bishop is the strongest minor piece on the board? Pretty good indicator that something went very wrong for White.
 
   Sep-10-18 J Bentley vs I Rees, 2018
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Black set a nasty little trap with 28...g5. He will win at least the Knight at the end unless White prefers 32.Kf3,Rg3X.
 
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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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