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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

   john barleycorn has kibitzed 11836 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-28-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
john barleycorn: < Abdel Irada: ∞ ... Brace yourself. I am now explicitly informing you that I am also a feminist. Do you understand what feminism is? ... ∞> <Abdel>, you mean "mainstream feminism", I suppose.
   May-24-17 St. Louis Spring Classic (Group B) (2017) (replies)
john barleycorn: takes a wonder
   May-21-17 FIDE Grand Prix Moscow (2017) (replies)
john barleycorn: <devere: It might be worth considering rewarding stalemating the opponent with 3/5 of a point. ...> That is something I am not sure of. Stalemate is a defensive strategy. Any attacker ending in a stalemate will be diappointed. Seeing a stalemate and going for it should
   May-18-17 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
john barleycorn: <Petrosianic: ... Also overlooking the fact that Fischer resigned his title before his challenger had been decided.> that cannot be emphasized too often as it is overlooked too often. also it should be noted that after Spassky's loss the Soviets pumped in a lot of ...
   May-18-17 Louis Stumpers (replies)
john barleycorn: <johnlspouge: Sandwiched between two other posts as your post was, you really didn't expect me to read it, did you? ;>P> Well, it was neither challenging nor original problem. so, yes, you would be expected to read it. (J-O-K-E)
   May-15-17 A R Saleh Salem vs Mamedyarov, 2017 (replies)
john barleycorn: <perfidious: ... Is a slight blunder analogous to being slightly pregnant?> Yup, and I would add "some inconsistency"
   Apr-25-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
john barleycorn: <harrylime: Butch Cassidy perishing on my Birthday ...> <hairy> in alcohol things get 100+ years old
   Apr-25-17 Edmund Beronio (replies)
john barleycorn: My scalp? When did you stop cutting off ears first? :-) sorry, gents, 27th is already booked out for me. Hopefully next time.
   Apr-24-17 Gashimov Memorial (2017) (replies)
john barleycorn: < saffuna: <Every tournament So is in turns into this stuff.> Plus some he isn't in.> They call it a marketing strategy
   Apr-17-17 GRENKE Chess Classic (2017) (replies)
john barleycorn: <Conrad93: My money is on Aronian.> consider it gone.
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