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john barleycorn
Member since Sep-27-13
Revised, in response to overwhelming popular demand!

My name is and is not "John Barleycorn" and the only thing I cannot tolerate are *intolerant* posters.

(Guys, am I not at least as good as <Abdel> when it comes to the metier of verbal reasoning?)

10 chess players to learn from (in alphabetical order):

Anand, Capablanca, Fischer, Karpov, Morphy, Nimzowitsch, Pillsbury, Rubinstein, Spassky, Steinitz

   Current net-worth: 2,844 chessbucks
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   john barleycorn has kibitzed 11583 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-29-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
john barleycorn: <saffuna: ... I of course didn't write that. I quoted it from someone else, nut <jbc> cut my comment to make it appear as if I had> Of course, you did not write that. That is obvious to everybody above your intellect and here "everybody" means "everybody" ...
 
   Mar-29-17 W So vs Shabalov, 2017 (replies)
 
john barleycorn: <cro777: <john barleycorn: What the artist wants to tell us.> "Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb!"> Thank you. So, ( not the player So just an ordinary "So" )a draw is fine for he lamb?
 
   Mar-29-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
john barleycorn: < harrylime: ... BRITANNIA !> Ringo got it right some decades ago. Except for the colours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krI...
 
   Mar-28-17 Edmund Beronio (replies)
 
john barleycorn: <Wesley So: Thank you Lord Jesus for giving my St Louis team the Pro League win and for allowing me to have the MVP award. All Glory and Power to you Lord! ...> Well, I have a particular feeling about things like this. Whoever asked/praised the Lord for business ...
 
   Mar-28-17 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
 
john barleycorn: < ZonszeinP: Comparing Karpov's results against other nationals with those of Fischer's is not the best way of finding out how Karpov would have fought against him... And I suspec thatt he (Fischer) knew it better than anybody else> And I suspect that Fischer's demand ...
 
   Mar-28-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
 
john barleycorn: <jerry crus: We'll see, Remember that ugly lost against Giri , its takes 5 yrs to finally beat him.> yeah, I see the spirit of a "chess businessman" and/or "chess entrepeneur" but not the *moral* or *character* of a champion.
 
   Mar-25-17 US Championship (Women) (2017) (replies)
 
john barleycorn: <TheFocus: Cowboy hats and chaps?> Yes, just cowboy hats and chaps. ow painful to the eyes will that be?
 
   Mar-22-17 D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 (replies)
 
john barleycorn: <petrosianic> there may have been several opportunities to resign earlier. My question would be what was D. Byrne after? To see his young boy stumble on his way to victory or give the kid the opportunity to mate him brillantly and produce this gem?
 
   Mar-22-17 Odd Lie
 
john barleycorn: A new EU regulation intends to put up signs "Do not leave your bags unattended" written in English, French and German in all bus terminals, railroad stations and airports. Why do they not add an Arabic translation?
 
   Mar-18-17 E Torre vs Thanh Tu Le, 2017 (replies)
 
john barleycorn: <bubuli55> haha. will sure get <morfishine>'s vote as pun for the game
 
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