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john barleycorn
Member since Sep-27-13
Dear all, I deleted my old "bio" because I respect <Susan Freeman>.

I did not delete it because of "tough boy" <sargon> or the known "numbskull" whose screen name starts with <mor> and ends with <fishine>.


Premium Chessgames Member diceman: ...


Premium Chessgames Member rogge: The irony...>

Premium Chessgames Member Susan Freeman: The balderdash!>


the "terrible" truth:

<Due to a violation of policies, the kibitzing privileges of this account/IP address have been suspended.

If you feel that you have received this message in error, or if you want to request reinstatement of posting privileges: please contact chess(at) and include
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<... if you want to request reinstatement of posting privileges ...>

No, thanks. I am not interested in "posting privileges" on a poorly managed site.

   john barleycorn has kibitzed 15827 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-12-18 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
john barleycorn: <keypusher: ... You actually got a reply from Nonnus this time, but increasingly people just ignore you. ...> And this worries you?
   Dec-12-18 Santa Claus
john barleycorn: <epistle: Dear Santa, What happened to my premium membership this year? Someone stole it.> Only in the Philippines :-)
   Dec-12-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
john barleycorn: <ChessHigherCat: <Try to read and eventually understand> I'll trying reading it to a psychologist, ...> yeah, get a good psychologist to help you with your problems ... and an English teacher
   Dec-12-18 10th London Chess Classic (2018) (replies)
john barleycorn: If you travel UK-US-UK the jetlags cancel out.
   Dec-12-18 Tiggler chessforum (replies)
   Dec-11-18 Louis Stumpers (replies)
john barleycorn: <Check It Out: And then another million chess players...> Nah, no more. AZ is the new hope. AZ as in All's Zero.
   Dec-11-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
john barleycorn: <Domdaniel: <john barleycorn> -- I guess it is possible, as you say, that <harry L> is getting old. But, hey, Pillsbury has been dead for about 100 years, no? That takes a lot of dead time, doesn't it?> Yes, but it doesn't take anything from H.N.Pillsbury ...
   Dec-11-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
john barleycorn: <HeMateMe: I wonder how 'Mooch' puts his three days in the White House on his five star resume? "Worked at the White House in August, but left for a better opportunity." That'll work, the ol' "left for a better opportunity" line. ...> Poor little fool. a resume is ...
   Dec-10-18 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990
john barleycorn: <Howard: True enough, but Karpov had, arguably, surpassed Bobby by about 1990 or so, in my view.> Yeah, 18 years after Fischer stopped playing. I am not holding anything against Karpov or Kasparov but any comparison against an inactive Fischer misses the point.
   Dec-09-18 Count Wedgemore chessforum (replies)
john barleycorn: When it comes to US presidents, I go for Garfield. At least, he added a proof to the Pythagorean theorem. A feat that is still on Donald Trump's to-do-list.
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